As the newest installment in the Bridget Jones saga, Bridget Jones's Baby, approaches, fans are eager to find out who the father is. Gone is the hilarious love triangle of Bridget Jones's Diary , instead Bridget Jones's Baby features a brand new love triangle — one of the points has shifted over the years, with Hugh Grant's Daniel Cleaver replaced by Patrick Dempsey's Jack. But, love triangle aside, the main question of this new movie is not which suitor Bridget will choose, but which lover is the father of her baby. And fans have been having fun trying to find clues in various trailers, clips, and teasers as to who the father of Bridget's baby might be and who she will end up with. Now there's a new potential clue: Ellie Goulding's "Still Falling For You." The end credits song in Bridget Jones's Baby might tell us who Bridget ends up with.
Bridget Jones's Baby hopefully ends with her choosing the man she wants to be with for the rest of her life — her old love Mark Darcy (Colin Firth), or her new paramour Jack — but, after that comes the end credits song, "Still Falling For You" by Ellie Goulding. The original track, released specifically for the film, plays over the end credits, and, while the music video tries to make it look like the song, about a giddy love that doesn't grow old, could apply to both of Bridget's relationships, the lyrics might say something else.
So, what does Ellie Goulding's "Still Falling For You" tell us about the identity of Bridget Jones's baby's father? Well, not much, but it might tell us something about who Bridget ends up with. Remember, this is 2016, so it's not set in stone that Bridget would end up with the father of her baby, she'll choose who she's in love with. It's the romantic comedy way. And, if the lyrics to "Still Falling For You" is anything to go by, I'd put my money on Bridget ending up with Mark at the end of Bridget Jones's Baby.
When we meet Mark and Bridget again in Bridget Jones's Baby, they've been broken up for a while after being in a relationship for years. In other words: They have history. Just knowing their history, "Still Falling For You" seems to be more applicable to them than Bridget and Jack, who Bridget would simply be "falling for." In the song, Goulding sings, "It took us a while/ With every breath a new day/ With love on the line/ We've had our share of mistakes/ But all your flaws and scars are mine/ Still falling for you." If that doesn't sound like a tale of lost love found, I don't know what does.
If "Still Falling For You" is a clue, then I'd say we've cracked the case: It's going to be Bridget and Mark... unless, of course, it's Bridget and Jack.
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