I’ll be posting something soon on wrapping up (I know, I know), but in the meantime I just wanted to post some notes I have about today’s episode:
Visually this was a bit of a throwback to our earlier episodes, walking and being outside, taking us back to Jane’s “roots” as a vlogger, which we haven’t visited in a while. But for Jane there’s been a shift now. Instead of trying to see the world through the camera, she chooses to see it through her own eyes, walking with the lens facing down to see her steps, as if she’s forgotten it’s on. Now the focus is on seeing the people in her life. She doesn’t hide the fact that she’s filming, and I personally love that her friends accept that it’s just part of who she is.
(Sidenote: I feel like it’s a bit the reality for many Youtubers- as their friends and family adjust, it becomes less weird and they understand that it’s not about necessarily being invasive, but about the vlogger and their goals as creators. And to be fair- for real Youtube Vloggers, it tends to be less invasive and more “come stuff like 50 marshmallows into your mouth and then attempt to say things with me”.)
As she enters the apartment Jane puts down the camera, she hugs her friend and chooses not to take it out on the balcony. We’ve talked about this a lot, Jane uses the camera as a crutch to deal with some of the more difficult moments in her life. But she makes a choice to leave it in the apartment before stepping outside. She doesn’t need the crutch anymore. At this point she also believes in her own ability to deal with things.
And maybe it’s because we’re nearing the end, but I’m really proud of Jane. It’s one thing to deal with the difficulties of a job, or career, but to deal with personal intimate relationships head-on the way she chooses to here, that’s something that is so often underestimated.
As some of you may have noticed, in the credits of today’s episode, the role of Rochester was played by actor Eric Bruce.
Unfortunately Adam was unable to complete the project due to some differences with the team. Obviously, we wish him all the best in his future endeavours and appreciate all his work and his part in this project.
But, as always, our focus is in telling Jane’s story and our commitment to the wonderful people who watch the show week after week.
Jane means a lot to us, and we know she means a lot to you- so though I know it’s a bit bittersweet to be ending soon, this has honestly been an amazing experience for us as creators.
We couldn’t have shared it with a better audience.