‘Bridgerton’: The Season 2 Spoiler You Might Have Missed in the Closing Scene
Everyone is buzzing about Bridgerton. The new period drama on Netflix has had everyone googling Viscounts and Dukes. As season 1 only had eight episodes, it was a relatively quick show to binge over the holiday season. With all of the hype surrounding season 1, people are already looking forward to season 2. But viewers unfamiliar with the books that inspired the show may have missed this major season 2 spoiler in the closing scenes of the finale.
Season 1 of ‘Bridgerton’
Season 1 of Bridgerton introduced viewers to all of the key players in the Ton’s social season. The season followed Daphne Bridgerton’s first social season as an eligible woman. After being named the Diamond of the Season by the queen, Daphne had a number of men vying to be her husband. But due to her oldest brother Anthony’s overbearing nature and harsh treatment of any potential suitors, Daphne soon had only one offer for marriage, which was less than desirable.
At the same time, Simon Basset, the Duke of Hastings had returned to London to settle his late father’s affairs. When he and Daphne met, they struck a deal to pretend to court one another so that Daphne would appear more desirable and Simon could make it through the season without getting hounded by every mother with an eligible daughter.
While all of this was happening, Anthony was trying to reconcile his relationship with an opera singer who wasn’t of noble birth, the Featheringtons were trying to hide a huge secret, and the newest town gossip, Lady Whistledown, was around to report every single scandal.
The spoiler in season 1
Though Bridgerton is part of Shonda Rhimes’ Shondaland, Rhimes did not come up with the story. Bridgerton is based on author Julia Quinn’s eight novel Bridgerton series.
Season 1 followed the events that occurred in the first book in the series, The Duke and I. If this pattern continues, then season 2 should follow the second book, The Viscount Who Loved Me.
In the book, Anthony becomes the new Viscount after his dad dies from a bee sting. Bees become an integral symbol throughout the novel as later, the woman Anthony loves is also stung by a bee.
Though the series won’t be following the books exactly, as the Viscount is already dead in season 1, there was a tiny bee in the final scenes of season 1 that was no doubt a nod to the books and what will unfurl in season 2.
The show’s creator Chris Van Dusen also revealed that season 2 will focus on other Bridgertons.
“I feel like the first season was primarily about Daphne and her love story with Simon,” he told Collider. “But, this being a family of eight children and there being eight books, I would love to be able to focus and really tell stories and love stories for all the Bridgerton siblings. For each character, for sure.”
So while next season may focus on Anthony, we may get seasons about Benedict, Colin, and Eloise as well.
But if you absolutely can’t wait to find out how the story unfolds, you could go ahead and read The Viscount Who Loved Me for major spoilers.