Together Again – Ep: 51On December 24, 2019 by Raul Dinwiddie
Lizzie: Hey everybody! Look! It’s a new room. And it’s not even a bedroom, but an office. I don’t know how we’ll stand the excitement. But that’s not even the best part. What’s the best part, you ask? Weeeeeell… My name is Lizzie Bennet, Charlotte: and my name is Charlotte Lu, Lizzie: and this is the Lizzie Bennet Diaries. Lizzie/Charlotte: Nah nah nah nah nah nah Nah nah nah nah nah nah, yeah! “Together Again”
Written by Margaret Dunlap Lizzie: Specifically, it’s the Lizzie Bennet Diaries at Collins and Collins with Charlotte Lu. Okay, that’s a mouthful. Charlotte: Don’t worry about it. It’s not the Lizzie and Charlotte Diaries. Lizzie: Are you sure? Because I’m still open to changing the name. Charlotte: That’s really sweet of you. But, I think we both overreacted a bit, and, well, we talked about it. Lizzie: That we did. And we are good. We’re good, right? Charlotte: We are good. Lizzie: I don’t ever want you to feel like you’re working for me. Assuming that you want to help with the editing again…? Charlotte: Well I do have full-time responsibilities now, but I am happy to help if you want me to. Lizzie: I definitely do! When you have time. Charlotte: Then I promise I will continue to draw devil horns on your face, and leave in all the weird bits you wish I would cut. Lizzie: Deal! Charlotte: I missed all you Bennets. How are your sisters? Lizzie: Well, Lydia’s gone back to school, and Jane just sent me a care package. Charlotte: Already? You’ve been here a day. Lizzie: It’s Jane. Charlotte: Hi, Lizzie, it’s so good to write you! Has she seen Bing yet? Lizzie: No, but, she’s only been in L.A. a week. She’ll see him soon enough. Charlotte: Well, let’s talk about something else. Lizzie: Why, is this not interesting enough? Should we be in tears? Or throwing squash at each other like they do in Game of Gourds? Sorry, is that okay? Should I not be making fun of your programming while I’m shooting in your offices? Charlotte: Collins and Collins has a very progressive policy on employee speech on the internet. And you aren’t even an employee. We just have one rule: No spoilers. Lizzie: Wow. I would not have expected that from Ricky. Charlotte: He signed off on it himself. Lizzie: And who wrote that policy, bestie of mine? Charlotte: I believe it was Jenkins in Legal… Lizzie: And who told Jenkins…? You’re just not going to tell, are you? Charlotte: We’re all a team here at Collins and Collins. Mr. Collins: Indeed we are! Lizzie: Of course. Mr. Collins: My apologies Miss Bennet, I’d momentarily assumed you were having a private conversation with Ms. Lu, but then I realized that couldn’t be the case since you are speaking to your internet-connected brethren! Lizzie: I… uh… Never mind. Thank you again for letting me shoot here. Mr. Collins: Oh, not at all. I think you’ll find our facilities excellent for all your production needs. Lizzie: Oh, I don’t really need much. Mr. Collins: And I’m sure Ms. Lu enjoys the creative outlet as well. Charlotte: It’s true. I really missed working on these. Mr. Collins: Maybe you should consider extending your stay. As you can see, it is a high privilege for anyone to be working in these fine offices. Lizzie: Um. That is very generous of you, R… Mr. Collins, but I don’t want to be a distraction. Mr. Collins: Oh, to the contrary! I was just dining with my VC, Catherine de Bourgh. She is a towering figure… Did I mention her education… Perhaps she will extend to you an invitation to dine with her during your visit. Lizzie: Oh! That’s not necessary. Mr. Collins: Oh, the opportunity to meet her would be an honor for a young woman such as yourself. Uh… Ms. Lu has certainly found her both entertaining and enlightening. Charlotte: Absolutely. Mr. Collins: But, as I was explaining, Ms. de Bourgh was informing me of the benefits of having an eighty-twenty policy within the workplace. She has found it energizes creativity and magnifies company morale. Oh! At our next meeting we should discuss… Charlotte: Already on the agenda. Mr. Collins: Of course! Ms. Lu’s level of forethought is only exceeded by the great Catherine de Bourgh! Which reminds me, I must leave to prepare for our next brainstorming session! Ms. Bennet, Ms. Lu. Lizzie: Sounds like Catherine de Bourgh has a lot of ideas. Charlotte: Hundreds. Lizzie: Think I’m going to net one of those sacred dinner invitations? Charlotte: Are you feeling lucky?