no seriously i mean the darcy trap

On the I’m-not-admitting-which-round-of-rewatching for today’s Lizzie Bennet Diaries, I noticed that there’s a little catch in Darcy’s voice, right when he says “The hills in this city are quite unforgiving.” And he thinks for a moment before he delivers the line, steeling himself for it.

That’s because he knows, when he says it, that repeating that line is saying something else to Lizzie–something that he just doesn’t have the guts to come right out and say.