Bridgerton season 2 gets underway quickly – so fast in fact, it’s easy to second guess what season 1 details you really remember when it airs in December 2020. Some season 2 changes quite clear: Duke Hastings will not return, as he is happily married, and living a prosperous life on his country’s estate. (Hastings Duchess Daphne, neé Bridgerton, makes an appearance but breakout star Regé-Jean Page and his character remain “in the country” and never visit.) Instead, this season is a whole new world, full of passion with Anthony Bridgerton at the top, finding love while trying to ignore how much Kate Sharma upsets him.
In preparation for Friday’s season 2 premiere, we’ve gathered all the important tidbits from Bridgerton Part 1 is here, so you can get up to speed quickly. And to add a bit of fun, we’ve ranked them (in ascending order) by how well the season reminds you to know about them.
[Ed. note: Spoilers abound for season 1 of Bridgerton, as faithful readers might expect.]
9. Colin became a boy studying abroad
Suffering from a broken heart, from his broken betrothal to the love of the woman who will be Marina (see more below), Colin travels to Greece to restore his feelings. This ranks low on the list because it doesn’t matter too much and also because season 2 very quickly brings the viewer up to speed when someone announces to the living room that he will be stopping in Albania on his way home. . ” Nuff said.
8. We Know Who Lady Whistledown Is
In the final moments of season 1, Bridgerton Throw a Curved Orb: We’ve been told the show’s biggest secret, the identity of tons of gossipmonger Lady Whistledown. She turns out to be none other than Penelope Featherington, whose time at the edge of the ballrooms has been rewarded with gossip. Not sure you forgot this Gossip Girl-sque twist, but since the program will remind you very quickly, don’t fret too much if you have!
7. Eloise is obsessed with finding out who Lady Whistledown is
While we know Lady Whistledown’s identity, Eloise Bridgerton spent most of season 1 trying to figure it out. She was diligent, if unsuccessful, the queen herself asked Eloise to report back. But when young Bridgerton saw what she believed to be Whistledown’s chariot being approached by one of the queen’s spies, she told Whistledown to flee (without seeing who it was).
Perhaps the most important thing to keep in mind: Eloise didn’t join the hunt just because she was trying to get the next bit of gossip. She respects Whistledown’s disregard for her establishment and success as an independent woman.
6. Benedict is an Art Hoe
Like Eloise, Benedict Bridgerton marched to the beat of his own drummer. In season 1, he was finally persuaded to follow his heart and pursue art – although for most of the season this mostly resulted in him participating in trials (with tailor Genevieve Delacroix, among others) and observing issues (like that of artist Henry Granville and his boyfriend). But as Benedict oft repeats in season 2, his passion is art. Merely happening involving nude models.
5. Where is Marina Thompson?
It was revealed at the end of season 1 that Marina was pregnant out of wedlock with a man who died in the war. Fortunately, her brother Philip Crane eventually succeeded by marrying her, rescuing her from a serious scandal, in the Regency era. Colin broke off their engagement after Lady Whistledown – who you’ll remember as Penelope Featherington – blew up Marina’s situation. It’s important in the middle because that’s what you need to know for a bunch of other stories, but not so much of Marina’s. However, it says a lot about Penelope.
4. The King of England is having a hard time right now
Behind her wig and opulence, the queen hid that the king had begun to suffer from dementia, leaving him prone to confusion and outbursts of anger. It doesn’t make much sense, but it’s important to remember that everything the queen does is to protect the King’s (and hers) place in society.
3. Featheringtons lost everything
After fixing a boxing match, Lord Featherington died, apparently murdered by his bookies, who also got their money back. Since the Featheringtons had only daughters, the estate passed to another unnamed man in the family.
2. Anthony’s a capital-R Rake
During season 1, Anthony Bridgerton had an affair with an opera singer he was passionately in love with, despite their class divide that turned the romance into a hopeless affair.
She bluffed to him at the end of season 1, telling him he was “lost” and that she wouldn’t let him “set foot [her] away too. She reminds him that there are men in her life who don’t need her to dress up as something she doesn’t have to make her “respectable”. Therefore, Anthony decided to be willing to “find and quickly declare” his intentions to a viscountess. But because he was burned by the opera singer, he entered into a somewhat hopeless settlement: “I finally identified the difficulty, love itself. Removing it from all romantic relationships will make me better for it. “
It ranks here because even though Anthony was the main character of season 2, his heartbreak over his old relationship is relatively forgotten (but important!).
1. There is a sports plot line
Will Mondrich, a boxer and friend of the Duke of Hastings, has been called upon by Lord Featherington to fight (a fight from several times before), which will pay off well for both of them. Although his choice to throw a bout upset the Duke, the money meant Will could retire from boxing and settle down with his wife Alice, finding new ways to support himself. life.
While this plot isn’t important to the first episode of the season, it’s the most confusingly alluded and obviously sizable part of how Will behaves in season 2.
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