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before it gets started
I think expecting William Darcy (in the LBD world) to do anything other than support Lydia Bennet during this time would be unacceptable and 100% overstepping boundaries. I mean, without being asked to intervene. Yes, no one knows Wix better than Darcy, therefore no one knows how to handle him as well as Darcy does, but in this setting kicking Wickham to the curb has to come from Lydia. The best Darcy can do in order to save the Bennet family reputation is to destroy the video — however that may be possible. He would have to strong arm Wix into making it go away. (I don’t know how, like many people on the Internets have said: the Internet is forever, so even the mere mention of the possiblity of a sex tape - consenual or not - is always going to be out there with Lydia’s name attached to it.)
But, no, Darcy can’t do anything secretly. In order for Darcy’s heroism to do anything for Lizzie, I think she would have to witness it. I think the only way the character we’ve all been laughing with and rooting for to find his actions sexy and endearing and loving, she will have to witness his taking that action. And, through the format of the story, I think she (and we) are going to witness it. She is going to see what he does for her sake as well as her sister’s, and his sister’s, and for the sake of riding George Wickham from the world: he’s going to murder Wix on camera.
But I do think his best course of action is to be supportive, to be there, and to step in only when needed - whatever that will mean. I think Lizzie will have to witness it and when she does she won’t be able to deny her feelings anymore.