‘Bridgerton’: The 3 Biggest Questions Season 1 Left Us With

The problem with binging a series is that the more you watch, the faster you approach the last episode. Now that all eight episodes of Bridgerton have become available on Netflix, lots of viewers have already finished season 1. And though the season was good, it sure did leave us with more than a few questions.

Regé-Jean Page and Phoebe Dynevor on 'Bridgerton'
Regé-Jean Page and Phoebe Dynevor on ‘Bridgerton’ | Liam Daniel/Netflix © 2020

What happened in season 1 of ‘Bridgerton’?

Every year, the aristocrats of the Ton gather for a season of social events. The goal of the season? To get their daughters married off to men of high social standing. This season, viewers were introduced to the Bridgertons who were debuting their oldest daughter, Daphne, onto the social scene.

After only managing to obtain one less than desirable marriage proposal, Daphne strikes up a deal with the newly returned Duke of Hastings, Simon Basset. The two pretend to be courting in order to raise Daphne’s social standing and get the women of the Ton off of Simon’s back.

The plan, along with a few other schemes, goes awry. And luckily for everyone, Lady Whistledown comes on the scene just in time to report on every scandal.

*Bridgerton spoilers ahead*

How was *spoiler* Lady Whistledown?

At the end of season 1, Lady Whistledown is revealed to be Penelope Featherington. This doesn’t make sense in a lot of ways. Earlier in the season, Penelope is positively aghast after she finds out that her cousin Marina Thompson is pregnant while unwed. She then proceeds to try to figure out how a person could get pregnant outside of marriage. In all of her letters, Lady Whistledown seems to be quite worldly and seasoned. Penelope’s naivety about sex and adult matters does not coincide with Lady Whistedown’s persona.

Luckily, season 2 is set to delve deeper into Lady Whisteldown’s identity.

“I think there is a deep well of story for us to explore on Bridgerton,” creator Chris Van Dusen told Entertainment Tonight. “We have an amazing sprawling cast of characters and amazing cast and that provides us opportunities to explore all kinds of stories for all these characters. And I think for Lady Whistledown specifically, it’s going to be really interesting for us to be able to play in that world now that we know who Lady Whistledown is.” 

What happened to Lord Featherington?

At the end of the season, viewers saw Lord Featherington go into a room with two men who he had previously won a lot of money from. Later, his wife is informed that he is dead but the audience never learns how exactly he died, or if he really is even dead. And because women had no rights without a man during this time, someone else is set to inherit the Featherington estate, however the audience isn’t told who that is, either.

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What happened to Marina?

At the end of the season, Marina was shown driving away with her soon-to-be husband, Sir Philip Crane, the brother of her fallen love. Though this wraps her story up in a nice little bow, it doesn’t mean that this is the last that we will see of Marina. As she is a cousin of Penelope, we could hear more reports about Marina from Lady Whistledown in season 2.