While we haven’t had an official confirmation that the Bridgerton series will be returning to Netflix for a second season, we have high hopes that it will. The final episode left us with quite a few unanswered questions. If you have read the books, then some of these are no-brainers. However, the series is just different enough that even the most loyal Julia Quinn fans are left guessing what Shonda Rhimes has up her sleeve. So here are seven questions we need to be answered in the second season of Bridgerton.

Clearly, there will be spoilers ahead, so if you haven’t gotten a chance to experience the scandal, mystery and romance, what are you waiting for? Check out the series here!

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Will Eloise forgive Penelope if or when she learns the truth about Lady Whistledown?

In one of the most shocking turns in season one of Bridgerton, we learned the true identity of Lady Whistledown (voiced by Julie Andrews). Eloise Bridgerton (Claudia Jessie) is one smart cookie. Still, I don’t think even she will uncover that the writer of the most sought out scandal sheet is her best friend, Penelope Featherington (Nicola Coughlan). With the Queen (Golda Rosheuvel) hot on her tail, it is only a matter of time before Penelope’s uncovered. After the shock settles, how will Eloise take it? She has spent the better part of season one trying to uncover Lady Whistledown’s identity, so I can only imagine the outrage she will have when she learns that it has been right under her nose. We can’t forget to mention that Penelope has been “helping” her for a large portion of this. And instead of turning to her friend and sharing the truth, she kept it all to herself.

Who is the new Lord Featherington?

As the season comes to a close, Lady Featherington (Polly Walker) receives word of who will become the next Lord Featherington after the murder of her husband (Ben Miller). However, viewers aren’t privy to this news, but we know that she doesn’t seem excited. Following traditional Regency-era inheritance laws, the next male heir inherits everything. Since they only have three daughters, it seems a distant cousin or nephew will be taking over. Who is this newcomer (or possibly someone we have already seen) and how will they handle the scandal the Featheringtons already have?

How will Lady Featherington and her daughters survive?

Speaking of the Featheringtons and scandal, this has been quite a rough season for them. Between Marina’s (Ruby Barker) pregnancy drama and Lord Featherington’s murder, things have been quite dicey. But Lady Featherington has proved to be a resourceful momma and ready to lay down everything for her daughters. But, what about the fact that they have no money? This is pretty clear when she searches Lord Featherington’s desk after learning of his death and finding nothing. And there is no guarantee the new Lord Featherington will be willing to take on the ladies once he arrives in town. But there is something that can save them. While only briefly discussed throughout the season, Lady Whistledown has made quite a bit of money with her scandal sheet. And Lady Whistledown happens to be Penelope Featherington. So maybe she will be the families saving grace and provide for them.

What is in store for Anthony’s love life?

While Daphne (Phoebe Dynevor) and Simon (Regé-Jean Page) found love this past season, poor Anthony (Jonathan Bailey) most certainly did not. We watched his on-again, off-again relationship with Siena Rosse (Sabrina Bartlett) finally come to an end. By the time the season comes to a close, he has decided that he will find himself a wife. And the easiest way to do that is to ignore the idea of love altogether. Now there has been quite a bit of speculation about a certain bee that keeps popping up, but I won’t spoil the novels for you. But it is pretty clear that the second season will focus heavily on Anthony’s journey to find himself a Viscountess. Will he get his wish and find someone he can have a cordial relationship with, or will the love bug bite him too?

What about the rest of the Bridgertons?

The first season focused heavily on Daphne, Anthony, Benedict (Luke Thompson), Colin (Luke Newton) and Eloise. However, we can’t forget that Lady Bridgerton (Ruth Gemmell) has a total of eight children. While we got to see glimpses of Hyacinth (Florence Hunt) and Gregory (Will Tilston), Franchesca (Ruby Stokes) was away in Bath with her aunt the entire season. We know what Daphne and Anthony are up to in season two, but what about the rest of them? Eloise is heading into her first season, which will certainly bring its own struggles. Will Benedict return to study more art? Are we going to see a bit of his love life grow? Colin left for his tour of the continent, so I assume he will be gone most of the season, though his return might come with some spicey drama. Now, Franchesca, Hyacinth and Gregory are still a bit too young to get caught up in London’s social season, but hopefully, they will be getting more screen time.

Are Will and his family safe after throwing his match?

We are anxious for Will (Martins Imhangbe) and his family following his deal with Lord Featherington. To remind everyone, Will agreed to through the fight where Lord Featherington bet against him with some really shady fellas. They clearly realized that the match was rigged and Lord Featherington paid the price with his life. Will the loan sharks be happy with just punishing Lord Featherington? Or will they go after Will as well? It only makes sense as he cost them quite a bit of money, which we assume Lord Featherington wasted before dying. We don’t know if the two could recoup their loss or go after Will to get the rest. Chances are he is going to have a lot in store for him in season two.

Will Marina ever find her happily ever after?

While we weren’t delighted with Marina’s attempts at tricking Colin into marriage to avoid the scandal of being unmarried and pregnant, we can’t fully fault her. She was trying to do what was best for her unborn child and herself. She was also the unlucky recipient of multiple heartbreaks during season one. It is hard to imagine she was ever pleased at all. We watched her suffer what she thought was a denial of love from Sir George Crane’s love. Just after learning that the letter was a lie and there was a chance she could truly be happy, we learn he is dead. She ends season one, having chosen to head off with Sir Phillip Crane (Chris Fulton), who offered to marry her in his brother’s stead. But can she find happiness with him, or will we see her suffer more in season two?

 

These questions are just the tip of the iceberg for Bridgerton season two. I could spend all day speculating on how season two will go. What questions from season one do you need to be answered? Let us know in the comments below and on social media!

This article was originally posted on 1/5/21

 

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