My Mr. Bennet Headcanon
He actually watches all the videos. Lizzie’s, Lydia’s, even Maria’s. He’s interested in all of them, but Lizzie’s are his favorite. He especially likes the Lizzie!Mrs_Bennet re-enactments.
He knows it would shock everyone (especially his daughters) if it came out that he spends his time following the doings of these young people on YouTube. So he never lets on.
On some level he was a little hurt to have played so small a role in the videos so far, but tried to comfort himself with the thought that it showed Lizzie was her own woman, well on her way to independence. He tried to tell himself the same thing when she went away for her project at Collins & Collins, but could not conceal from himself how much he missed her.
His happiness on her return was exceeded only by the secret joy he felt when watching Lizzie re-enact him in episode 67. Then, in episode 70, his car horn summoning Jane was actually audible in the video. He got such a kick out of hearing it, that that night, lying in bed with Mrs. Bennet snoring gently beside him, he had a sudden inspiration.
Yes. That train whistle he’d been wanting would be just the thing.
Photo credit: John Lucas.