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'Bridgerton: Season 3 Part 2' Review: Continued Themes of Drama, Truth, Lies and Love

By Romey Norton June 14, 2024
“What is life without a little gossip?”

Season 3 part 2 continues with themes of drama, truth, lies, love, weddings and colourful costumes.

Written by the ever-giving Shonda Rhimes, (Grey’s Anatomy) Bridgerton Season 3 has been split into two batches of four episodes, which saw Part 1 premiering on May 16, and Part 2 arriving a month later on June 13. The suspense has been killing audiences as we need to know what is going to happen to Pollin (Penelope and Collin), and after the hype of the carriage scene, audiences around the world are ready for more heat and orchestral music.


During the Regency era in England, eight close-knit siblings of the powerful Bridgerton family attempt to find love.


In part-1 audiences watched the friends-to-lovers romance bloom, ending with a rather hot and bothered carriage scene. Audiences watched the wallflower (and secret scandal sheet writer) Penelope Featherington blossom into a new woman and become fiancé to her long-time crush, world traveller playboy Colin Bridgerton. Being given a happily ever after half way through, what dramas are going to unfold in part 2?

Eloise is not happy with the lovers engagement announcement, giving Penelope an ultimatum, Penelope must tell Colin or she will. A scared Penelope agrees, but not before her and Colin make love in what will be their marital home. This sex scene is so well handled - very tasteful, kind and refreshing.

The Queen is on a mission to find out the true identity of Lady Whistledown, awarding £5000 to anyone who can confirm who she really is. At an engagement party, Cressida exclaims that she is Lady Whilstledown, causing Penelope to faint. But, will Penelope let someone else take the credit for her work - especially when Colin starts writing a manuscript?


Cressida discovers the truth and blackmails the new Mrs Bridgerton into paying her a large sum or she will expose her. Poor Penelope is in a constant state of worry in this second part.

The side stories of Franchesca and Lady Bridgertons growing affections keep giving audiences heart palpitations as romance is blooming in all directions, but they’re fragile as more secrets are revealed.

The final 2 episodes are the strongest, and give the actors a true chance to shine and show off their acting abilities. Everything from the costumes, cinematography, to the plot and dialogue develop extremely well, making this the best season yet. They also set up season 4 which audiences can predict will concern Benedict's love life, as his takes a saucy then serious turn in the final few episodes.

Going out with a bash, the final episode closes with a beautiful, lavish ball, where the Queen calls upon the scribe herself to make herself known. Penelope comes forward and addresses everyone, with a powerful monologue.

My heart is full, I’ve been swooned, and now I'm aching at the fact I’ll be waiting years for season 4. So buckle up in your carriage as you’re whisked away watching the third instalment of Bridgerton.


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All of Bridgerton Season 3 is streaming now on Netflix


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