Lydia predictions

Any one have any?
George and Gigi, Lydia and George,

How do you think they modernized that part of the story?

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  • rinceyarinceya Posts: 4
    edited November 2012
    Well, I suppose this whole thing might have to go under a spoiler tag so...

    I think they mentioned in an episode that Gigi used to be a swimmer, so I think George was one of her coaches and made inappropriate advances toward her. As far as Lydia goes, I feel like I have a million different possibilities, but I don't know which one they would go with. I feel like Lydia isn't the typical Lydia so I can't imagine it being as simple as pregnancy, which is what I thought originally.
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  • larklark Posts: 83
    I've been thinking about what could possibly be equally shameful to a family as her running away with George was back then. The only thing I could come up with was Reality TV XD (well, or porn). But that wouldn't involve George (probably), and seems rather unlikely.

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  • QLCQLC Posts: 53
    edited November 2012

    I can only think that it will happen when Lydia is super drunk. She said her 21st is soon and probably Jane and Lizzie will be busy with work to party with her. And Mary doesn't like drinking so wouldn't want to stay out all night. 
     
    I can't even remember the modern version of the Darcy and George story. I am a bad fan :P
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  • magicaemagicae Posts: 24 ✭✭
    @QLC I don't think we've heard both sides of that story yet.
  • KShamKSham Posts: 12
    I was thinking the same thing @Katelyn
    Especially since we know that Lydia might be prone to running off again, like she did with L.A. Also, gambling would be a good reason for Darcy to come in and save the day.

  • KnyxKnyx Posts: 126 ✭✭✭
    @KSham ; That's quite possible.

    I was also thinking that it's possibly some sort of financial scam that George tricks her into?  I don't know but all of the sex/pregnancy scandals feel like they would be hard to pull off within the confines of what they could say in the show.


    Whatever it is, I'm looking forward to finding out!
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  • KatelynKatelyn Posts: 22
    Sidenote: I feel like this entire forum should be
    in spoiler tags

    Any predictions from people who haven't read P&P? Curious to see where they think it's going.
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  • MirandaRuthMirandaRuth Posts: 42
    @Katelyn Seriously, I don't know how we can discuss anything without spoilers.

    I don't really have predictions, but I'm super excited to see what they do! I really like how this Lydia is a lot more likable than book!Lydia.
  • ilydiailydia USAPosts: 11
    I don't have any predictions, but I have a sort of nervous excitement to see the development.  My name is Lydia, and growing up- this sounds so silly- I was always super disappointed to find only obnoxious and awful Lydias in literature. (I've only met one other real-life Lydia, so I get goofily excited when I find any Lydia in a book... unfortunately, they're usually the evil step-mother.) I love the way LBD Lydia is portrayed with a rounded personality. I'm really hoping for good things!
  • thepiratequeenktthepiratequeenkt Posts: 34 ✭✭
    @ilydia I've never met anyone named Lydia before but I've just had a very fun time googling 'famous lydias' and 'ficitonal lydias' and well: http://wiki.name.com/en/Lydia and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lydia_(name)
    (Also do you know the song 'Lydia the tattooed lady' you should look it up, the Muppet version's my favourite) :P

  • I know what happens in the book, but I really really love this Lydia. They gave her more character, they kind of reached deeper into what the Lydia in the book was and made her more real,- they made a more relevant Lydia to our modern world. And I don't imagine this Lydia being like that, she's way too sassy and smart for that. I hope she is. I kind of want this Lydia to receive some love from her fans, that she lacks from her family. Right now she is kind of maturing a whole lot despite her partying and running away in the middle of the night, and I really hope it goes well. I don't want her to act rashly as the Lydia in the book did. 

    (this has just been an explosion of more Lydia feels, I didn't really contribute about what could possibly happen to Lydia because she's both being rash and being quite a role model. It's kind of tricky which way she'd act upon next, especially when the dreaded thing happens)
  • KnyxKnyx Posts: 126 ✭✭✭
    No explicit spoilers, but if you haven't read the book it tells the general direction things are headed:
    @procatsinator ; I just can't see how they could pull it off to have her not follow (to some extent) what happens in the book.  But despite knowing what should happen, I can't help but be pulled in by the character maturing, and thinking she would never bring scandal upon her family.  And yet at the same time I can see how they are just building her up to fall. Mary Kate Wiles and the rest of the team have done fabulously!


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  • AwnwuhlAwnwuhl Posts: 37 ✭✭
    @ilydia What about the Lydia in the Bible? She was a businesswoman and lauded for her hospitality.

    On topic, I really love the LBD Lydia. I don't want anything bad to happen to her! 
  • KatelynKatelyn Posts: 22
    Hmm. Rethinking my last theory. 
    Ending up with some huge gambling debt would be good to play off of Lydia's age/vulnerability/shame-bringing/Darcy-saving, but what really happens in the book? Lydia runs off with Wickham for her own fun but when Darcy saves the day, she gains the pride of her mother, to Lizzie's annoyance. So what could modern Lydia do that would, if rescued by Darcy, cause their mother to be so happy for Lydia? It can't be something so simple as a money problem that disappears once over, it has to have some sort of permanence. It makes me lean more towards the marriage or pregnancy theories after all.

    Thoughts?
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  • thepiratequeenktthepiratequeenkt Posts: 34 ✭✭
    @Katelyn But in today's society
    no one (except Mrs. Bennet) sees it as a good idea to force people to get married (even if there's a pregnancy) especially as divorce is a common thing now, so yah, I have no idea what they can do to hit all the things the book did. I think somethings out, like maybe Mrs. Bennet won't be overjoyed or Lydia won't be stuck with George forever


  • KatelynKatelyn Posts: 22
    @thepiratequeenkt It'd definitely be hard to pull off
    but my only other idea would be that pregnancy is still a viable option, but I hope they skip since it's so predictable/overdone in this day and age. Lydia can leave Wickham but still have the child (maybe Darcy convinces her to keep it or offers to pay to help support them). Initially Mrs Bennet would be horrified at the thought of giving up the child, given her traditional southern values, but if she knew Lydia was keeping it, you know she'd be thrilled and fretting over the baby, planning the shower (vs. the wedding, which happens in the book). Lizzie of course would still be frustrated that Lydia allowed herself to get pregnant at all. And, at the same time, depending on how the writers take it, Lydia would in a way get her happy ending by finding somewhere positive to put her energy instead of only partying & boys, she won't have to keep struggling through community college with no future plans, and she'll have a little one to love unconditionally.

    Oh! New idea for Darcy's rescue: instead of straight money, he gives Lydia a job so she can support herself/anyone who comes along, also meaning Lydia wouldn't need to continue with school where she's clearly unhappy. 

    Again: totally viable, but it still feels overdone and predictable.
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  • DewdewDewdew Posts: 25
    edited November 2012
    Katelyn said:

    Hmm. Rethinking my last theory. 

    Ending up with some huge gambling debt would be good to play off of Lydia's age/vulnerability/shame-bringing/Darcy-saving, but what really happens in the book? Lydia runs off with Wickham for her own fun but when Darcy saves the day, she gains the pride of her mother, to Lizzie's annoyance. So what could modern Lydia do that would, if rescued by Darcy, cause their mother to be so happy for Lydia? It can't be something so simple as a money problem that disappears once over, it has to have some sort of permanence. It makes me lean more towards the marriage or pregnancy theories after all.

    Thoughts?


    But what if Mr Darcy made ALL their financial difficulties go away. It's been hinted a few times that they might lose the house.


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  • DaveDave Posts: 45 ✭✭
    edited November 2012
    Having just watched the most recent Lydia video, I have a new theory to bring to the mix.

    At the end of today's video, Mary says 'I need the money', which hints heavily at Mrs. Bennet basically paying Mary to hang out and tutor Lydia with her studies, and naturally it's got to Mary as Lydia is being self-centred, avoiding school, and even gave up a date for Lydia's studying. Now Lydia is going to eventually realise the hidden agenda and that she effectively got bailed out by her mother, which is going to make Lydia do the opposite - rebel! With Lydia's example of running away to LA to see Jane, I can see an upcoming video where she runs into Wickham while she's feeling down about what her mother did and that Mary was being fake to her. Wickham will take advantage of this and probably will dare her to go to Vegas, maybe even stealing some of Mrs. Bennet's money, for her 21st, and it all unwinds from there. 

    The latter half could be completely wrong, but I can see the whole Mary being paid to do this as the catalysis for sending Lydia off course. 
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  • ColetteColette Posts: 33
    @Dave
    I see the Mary being paid to tutor Lydia, one of the major things that cause Lydia to leave or whatever she is going to do. Since Lizzie and Jane both left, I think Mary is one of the people she is closest to and now she will see that Mary is being paid to be with Lydia that it will help cause Lydia to freak out.
    I don't really have any theories at the moment but I really hope that she doesn't end up with Wickham or pregnant because I have grown to like Lydia. and I don't want her to end up being stuck with Wickham.

  • KatelynKatelyn Posts: 22
    @Dewdew

    That's true, they have mentioned having issues with the house mortgage, and I think he will end up helping with that but also in the other areas.
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  • rainglobulerainglobule Posts: 14 ✭✭
    I was thinking that she might just drop out of school and run away with Wickham and get pregnant and then her parents cut her off maybe and Darcy has to step in
  • I don't know if this counts as a spoiler... better safe than sorry

    OK I have to ask: what are people's opinions about WhacAMoleDavid on twitter? I can't decide if it's canon or not. I'm so worried that it is because some all of the things he posts are so creepy! and Bernie Stu did tweet that Jane!Darcy and Lizzie!Mrs.Bennet were not official twitter accounts. But he didn't say anything about WhacAMoleDavid so does that mean he's real? So maybe that will push Lydia over the edge into doing something not-so-good as well as the Mary thing. I don't know, I'm just so worried! Or she could run away again because he got too creepy. I personally think he is why she kept not going to class and why she went to Jane's

     

  • thepiratequeenktthepiratequeenkt Posts: 34 ✭✭
    @plimsoulasaur WhacAMoleDavid says on the twitter page 'not affiliated with the LBD,' so no it's not a real associated account, just creepy

  • plimsoulasaurplimsoulasaur Posts: 2
    edited November 2012
    @thepiratequeenkt ;Yay thanks for clearing that up!
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  • alyssarosealyssarose Posts: 21
    Here are my thoughts:
    I was discussing this with some other Nerdfighters, and we realized that it has to be something that Darcy will be able to help with. Because of that, I don't think that it will be pregnancy (although that is what I had originally thought because it is the most scandalous) We speculated that it could somehow be school-related, due to the fact that Lydia's channel devotes so much time to the topic of her studies and midterms, but it somehow has to involve Wickham, and I'm not sure if that would work. 
    Katelyn said:
    Oh! New idea for Darcy's rescue: instead of straight money, he gives Lydia a job so she can support herself/anyone who comes along, also meaning Lydia wouldn't need to continue with school where she's clearly unhappy. 
    I think that this is definitely a possible prediction, especially if they do take the pregnancy route, looking at how they modernized Charlotte's storyline to be career-oriented rather than love/ marriage based, and that Darcy was shown to be a business connection to Collins and Collins and Lady de Bourgh. 
     
  • alyssarosealyssarose Posts: 21
    Also, I agree with @Dave about 
    Mary being the catalyst for Lydia's downfall
     
  • celesicelesi Posts: 71 ✭✭
    I really think that the 21st birthday will be the catalyst.  It seems to me that Lydia has been feeling left out by Jane, Lizzie and Mary, and I think people are going to be busy or out of town that weekend, and George will be in town.  I'm not sure if this will lead to a pregnancy--but if it does, I don't necessarily see George still being in the picture, since that isn't required today.  I do think a wild trip to Vegas might be a likely scenario, though I'm not sure what her scandal would be.

    Though really, I love Lydia's character too much, I wish there would be no downfall!  I disliked her in the book, but I love her in this series.
  • MishiewishieMishiewishie Posts: 82 ✭✭
    edited November 2012
    [ EDIT] Am I using the spoiler tag right? I can still see my spoiler part and I don't know if anyone else is seeing it. Guh.  [ /EDIT]

    Might I say, there are a LOT of great predictions here. That's what I love about reading the comments section in the videos, but I did feat that it would be spoiling a lot of people that haven't read the book/watched the adaptations. 

    DISCLAIMER: long text ahead. Also, spoilers. 

     I think we can all agree that we love Lydia's character in the LBD, but of course we have to think of the possibilities that they could be taking for the big twist in her plotline. Let's see, all the pregnancy/gambling theories that have been said could be done but as noted: predictable. Although, during the 2nd episode Lizzie herself made a reference about Lydia vis-a-vis pregnancy: "We're all very proud she's now too old to be on any reality show about having babies in high school." It could be me overthinking, but then you never say anything in a script that you don't mean to tie up later in the story. Or, maybe they could be referencing her character in the book--but not really have anything to do with her character in this adaptaion. Someone noted that it might not simply be monetary/financial because of the happiness-factor of Mrs. Bennet at the end of the book. I sort of agree with this. The gambling theory of Darcy helping out Lydia would help Darcy's part of the story, but not really solve it for Lydia/GW.

    HERE'S WHAT I'M THINKING:
    The next in Lizzie's storyline is running into Darcy/GW in town (which I believe they've summed up to just Carter's) and after that, she'll be off to Pemberley (which I assume is THE entertainment company that Darcy owns) so she'll be out of the house again and so will Jane. This will leave Lydia alone once again when she is invited to Brighton. I'm not entire sure what they're going to portray Brighton as in this adaptation, but I assume this is where she has her own run-in with GW. The thing is, Lydia in her own videos already said that she would not leave her sisters for boys and she constantly repeats the line "Boys come and go but family is forever." While it will make you think that she would never do that to her family, perhaps the set-up of this line is so that she eventually breaks her own mantra when she is left alone by her family once again. Perhaps she is not invited to Brighton, but actually runs away there. Maybe that's where GW lives?          As for what happens to Lydia. Pregnancy and gambling debt might be things that, even in our modern society we wouldn't put up in video blogs, so I can't see either Lizzie or Lydia talking about that. Lizzie wouldn't even divulge the contents of the letter, much less something scandalous that happens to her sister.     The only thing I can think of is that Lydia get's kicked out of school for some reason thanks to GW or that she quits school altogether on her own. That would tie-up the entire "school sucks" plot that she's been having and her mother being disappointed in her for her low grades. We know Lydia's smart and capable, but she doesn't feel the entire support from the person she seeks it from the most (Mrs. Bennet). And Darcy might step in to help her get into a better school or, like someone said, a job somewhere. Thing is, either way, I can't really see a way for Lydia to permanently be with GW, unless they make him likeable in this version and actually be helpful to Lydia (legit love?)

    ON THE SUBJECT OF DARCY/GIGI:
    I think she could have been an ex-swimmer because of GW, so the theory put up earlier was a good one. As for how she ties in with Lizzie later on... Based on her Twitter account, it seems as though they're still going to make her a music-lover. I don't know how this ties in with Lizzie (I can only think of the piano part in the book), but I think that Gigi would attach herself to Lizzie quite easily. Maybe Lizzie's experience with having a younger sister who is also in college would help that relationship. Maybe (tying back to Lydia), Gigi and Lizzie get along so well that Lydia actually gets jealous. Maybe Gigi also likes being in the videos and Lizzie seemingly enjoys her videos with Gigi more than she does with Lydia. Maybe THAT is the catalyst for Lydia's runaway ways (again). Maybe.

    Thoughts?
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  • KnyxKnyx Posts: 126 ✭✭✭
    @MishieWishie ; I don't agree with your point that Lizzie would hold back putting stuff in her videos.  There has already been a lot of suspension of disbelief required on that front, although it doesn't seem to subtract too much from the story.
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