Wednesday, March 30, 2022

What I’m Watching: Bridgerton

Bridgerton: Season 2, Episode 3 “A Bee in Your Bonnet” (B+)

While it seems very obvious that Anthony is going to end up with Kate and not Edwina, I like that it’s all playing out in dramatic fashion and no one else has any idea that it’s the inevitable conclusion. Leave it to Daphne, who last season got to have her own rebellious romance, to tell Anthony what love is supposed to feel like and get him to doubt himself enough to not propose to Edwina. I do think that Edwina is enamored with him, which makes it all the more miserable since she’s not going to have any idea that her sister’s feelings for Anthony are gradually changing from hatred to affection. Kate was thrilled about the idea of a game where you have to infuriate your opponent, and she did manage to get under Anthony’s skin until they were alone together and she got him to follow her into the mud. He’s still suffering from the trauma of losing his father to a bee sting, and both Anthony and Kate felt something they hadn’t before when she was able to calm him down. I think Daphne might catch on soon enough, though the rest of the siblings seem far too distracted to notice. Colin giving Benedict something to calm his nerves led to an excessive dose with humorous results, and Eloise was far more interested in Kate’s successful life as a spinster. While Portia was trying to set the hapless Prudence up with her cousin the new Lord Featherington, Penelope figured out a way to preserve her secret identity and gain a new ally, one that should hopefully prolong the eventual discovery that will truly rock the ton.

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