Mrs Bennet rejoices at the prospect of Wickham marrying Lydia.
Meanwhile, Mr Bennet is at a loss as to how much money Mr Gardiner put down to bring about the marriage. He declares Wickham would be a fool to accept anything less than £10,000. He confides to Lizzie that's he's heartily ashamed himself.
In a deserted registry office, Wickham and Lydia tie the knot, witnessed only by Darcy and the Gardiners.
Mrs Gardiner enlightens Lizzie about Darcy's role in uniting Wickham and Lydia. She reveals that Darcy bore all the expense and insisted that Mr Gardiner take the credit. She concludes that Darcy believed it was his fault that Wickham's character was not made known to the world.
News reaches Longbourne that Bingley and his party have returned to Netherfield. After three anxious days waiting, Bingley and Darcy finally call upon them. It's clear Bingley is still very much in love with Jane. The next day, Bingley declares that he's always loved her and proposes. Jane accepts.
The arrival of Lady Catherine de Bourgh at Longbourne causes alarm. Lady Catherine's outraged by the rumour that her nephew, Darcy, is to marry Lizzie, when he is intended for her daughter. She demands that Lizzie promise never to enter into an engagement to Darcy. But Lizzie refuses.
That evening, Lizzie confides to Jane that she's engaged to Darcy. She admits she's loved him since she first laid eyes on his 'beautiful grounds at Pemberley'.
At a double wedding, Jane and Bingley and Darcy and Lizzie tie the knot.
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