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‘Bridgerton’ Season 3 Part 2 Is Almost Here! Everything You Need to Know About the Plot and Premiere

Dearest gentle reader, one thing is for certain: the second half of this season is sure to be scandalous!


Dearest gentle reader, the much-anticipated trailer for Bridgerton season 3 part 2 just dropped and there is A LOT going on.  From steamy scenes between Lady Penelope Featherington (Nicola Coughlan) and Colin Bridgerton (Luke Newton), to breathtaking balls, glamorous gowns, lavish landscapes and shocking secrets, there is much to discuss, prompting this author to examine exactly what to expect from the Bridgerton season 3 part 2 trailer, the second edition’s plot, premiere date and more. 

You can watch the trailer here: 

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What happened in ‘Bridgerton’ season 3 part 1? 

Without spoiling too much, season 2  of Bridgerton is based on the fourth book (Romanticizing Mr.Bridgerton) in the beloved, best-selling Bridgerton book series. It follows Colin Bridgerton and Penelope Featherington as they realize their feelings for each other go way deeper than just friendship. Elsewhere, Eloise Bridgerton (Claudia Jessie) befriends Cressida Cowper (Jessica Madsen), Francesca Bridgerton (Hannah Dodd) makes her debut into society, Benedict Bridgerton (Luke Thompson) enters into a torrid love affair with a widow and Anthony Bridgerton (Jonathan Bailey) and Kate Sharma (Simone Ashley) begin to enjoy married life. 

Lady Penelope Featherington (Nicola Coughlan) and Colin Bridgerton (Luke Newton) in ‘Bridgerton’
Lady Penelope Featherington (Nicola Coughlan) and Colin Bridgerton (Luke Newton) in ‘Bridgerton’ (2024)

Another big plot point in part 1 is Eloise trying to figure out exactly what to do now that she knows (spoiler alert) that Penelope is Lady Whistledown. This came after their heartbreaking fight at the end of season 2  and led to Eloise cutting all ties with Penelope. 

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What is ‘Bridgerton’ season 3 part 2 about? 

Season 3  part 2 is going to mainly center around Colin and Penelope’s engagement. But don’t be fooled, it’s not going to be as romantic as it sounds. Colin still doesn’t know that Penelope is Lady Whistledown, and Eloise will go to the ends of the earth to make sure he does — even if it means destroying everything  Penelope worked so hard for. 

Eloise Bridgerton (Claudia Jessie) and Lady Penelope Featherington (Nicola Coughlan) in ‘Bridgerton’ (2024)
Eloise Bridgerton (Claudia Jessie) and Lady Penelope Featherington (Nicola Coughlan) in ‘Bridgerton’ (2024)

“I think Eloise is really protective of her family,” Jessie said of her character in 2024. “I think all the Bridgerton siblings are quite protective of each other, but also no one knows what’s going on because Eloise hasn’t told anyone. So I think she must feel so alone. The only other person that knows is Penelope.”

She also added: “I think for Eloise, this Penelope being Lady Whistledown and not telling Eloise is a betrayal. The betrayal is so big for Eloise. Eloise has been on a journey to try and find Lady Whistledown.” 

The season will also continue to explore Benedict’s relationship with Lady Tilley Arnold (Hannah New), as well as Francesca’s blossoming romance with Lord John Stirling (Victor Alli), which Hannah Dodd is very excited about. 

Francesca Bridgerton (Hannah Dodd) and John Stirling (Victor Alli) in ‘Bridgerton’ (2024)
Francesca Bridgerton (Hannah Dodd) and John Stirling (Victor Alli) in ‘Bridgerton’ (2024)

John doesn’t try and change Francesca. There’s a really beautiful thing about being comfortable with someone,” Dodd exclaimed when asked what she loved about their relationship. “Love, especially in TV and film, is described as lots of butterflies. Actually, it can grow. It can be a companionship and safety … [Their relationship] is just not the same as what we’ve seen with the siblings before.”

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When is ‘Bridgerton’ season 3 part 2 airing? 

Season 3 part 1 released on Netflix on May 16, 2024.  It had four episodes and ended with Colin asking Penelope to marry him. 

Season 3 part 2 is set to release on June 13, 2024. It will also have four episodes, which are entitled “Tick Tock,” “Romancing Mister Bridgerton,” “Joining of Hands” and “Into the Light.” 

However, if you simply cannot wait that long to see what happens, the book Romanticizing Mr. Bridgerton follows the plot of season 3 relatively well. And of course, you can always rewatch seasons 1 through 3 and Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story

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