There are two full hours yet to go, and the “#GoodbyeLizzie” hash tag is officially up and running. The cast have been posting some goodbye notes on their Tumblrs and in other places:
Ashley Clements reblogged a Lizzie graphic with these sad words:
And then killed us all with this on her tumblr:
Oh, my dear friend. What a joy it has been to know you. To be you. I have learned so much from you, Lizzie Bennet – so much about myself and my own judgments, about accepting change and taking risks, about pursuing dreams even when you’re scared and learning from failure. I have never had the experience of spending this much time with one character and growing with her, and doing so has taught me a great deal about myself as an actor. You have been my muse, my inspiration, my challenger, my friend, my mirror, myself. You have highlighted for me, both through your journey and through my journey in playing you, what matters most to me. You have touched my life in so many ways I never expected. I will always be grateful to have known you. To have been you. I will miss you so much, but I will always look back on our time together with immense joy. And I will always love you, my dear Lizzie.
You are more than decent enough. I’ll be seeing you.
Meantime, Mary Kate Wiles blogged “What the Lizzie Bennet Diaries Has Meant to Me” (read the whole thing at the link):
More than all this, and the thing (besides the friends I’ve made) that I’m going to take away and remember years from now is that I have grown to care so deeply about Lydia Bennet. I never thought I would give more than two farts for her. Never in my life would I have imagined that I would be proud to play this famed silly flirt of girl. I think for a while after the show started I was just still confused that that’s what I was doing. Lydia is not like characters I normally play. I didn’t feel at home in her skin. I felt strange and uncomfortable, and not really sure how to be her or or what my purpose was as a part of the show, aside from comic relief. And maybe that’s what made me grow so close to her. I began to realize that how I felt playing her was how she felt being herself.
It’s also Mary Kate’s birthday! Talk about your double whammy.
Daniel V. Gordh expressed himself on Facebook:
I’ve never been good at goodbyes. With a goodbye, comes the uncertain future. With an uncertain future often comes fear. And with fear comes indecision and doubt. It can be a cycle if you let it. But right now, as sad as I am to say goodbye, I am so happy that Lizzie and Darcy, or Elizabeth and William, don’t have to. That they get to continue their lives powerfully and together. I am left feeling tremendously proud of Darcy for his transformation in the story. Proud of him for tackling the issues in his life that isolated him, that kept him from realizing his potential. For tackling the fear in his own life, and in so doing, I hope, allowing me to be a bit better in doing so in mine.
The Twitters are starting to follow suit:
The fact that some of you have started a #GoodbyeLizzie hashtag… it hurts. But it’s a good hurt. Thank you.
— Ashley Clements (@TheAshleyClem) March 27, 2013
Can’t believe it’s the last ep of The Lizzie Bennet Diaries today! A huge thank you to the cast & crew for a brilliant show. #GoodbyeLizzie
— Alexa Preece (@AlexaPreece) March 28, 2013
Saying #GoodbyeLizzie is probably going to end with me sobbing at my work desk at 11-ish today. My coworkers have been warned.
— crystal bowling (@crystalbooksit) March 28, 2013
It’s been a good year Lizzie B! Thanks for letting us have a peek into your life and best wises on your future endeavors. #GoodbyeLizzie
— Caroline Reel (@TheCarolineReel) March 27, 2013
— Erin Mars (@erenem) March 28, 2013
Ah poop I’m already crying.
— mary kate wiles (@mkwiles) March 28, 2013
It’s going to be quite a day! #goodbyelizzie!
— Lizzie Bennet (@TheLizzieBennet) March 28, 2013
@thelizziebennet Love you.
— Ashley Clements (@TheAshleyClem) March 28, 2013