Thursday, March 31, 2022

What I’m Watching: Bridgerton

Bridgerton: Season 2, Episode 7 “Harmony” (B+)

Simply pretending that the biggest wedding of the season hadn’t been called off without a great explanation is an interesting strategy, and while we did get to watch the Bridgertons and the Sharmas dance together, which was fun, it didn’t end up working out too well. Part of that is that, rather than tell Eloise that she was in fact Lady Whistledown, Penelope chose to ruin her best friend’s reputation so that Queen Charlotte would forget the idea that she was actually the writer. It’s also going to have negative implications for Colin given that Portia endorsed Jack taking him on as an investor even though she had previously said the Bridgertons were off-limits. There were plenty of awkward moments in this episode with Anthony and Kate being way too close to each other, and now that Edwina knows about them, she’s rightfully kicking herself for not seeing how obvious their affection is for one another. They tried not to act on that but then shared a very passionate time out by Anthony’s father’s grave, which we got to see glimpses of in vivid flashes, but she was apparently so distressed and ashamed that she set out on what may have been a purposeful attempt to end her own life. I’m not sure this show would give us quite that much heartbreak, but I’m definitely curious to see how it all ends in the finale and whether Edwina will be able to find a happy ending if Kate and Anthony are able to be together.

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