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The Bridgerton Season 3, Part 2 Trailer Teases Lady Whistledown Drama

There is *TENSION* ahead.

'Bridgerton' Season 3 Part 2 Trailer Teases A Steamy Scene

Bridgerton Season 3 is the show’s first to be split into two parts — and predictably, the cliffhanger rollout has led to hitherto unseen levels of hype, fan theories, and Easter egg hunting.

Fortunately, fans don’t have to wait much longer to see the rest of Colin and Penelope’s love story. Showrunner Jess Brownell previously teased to Bustle that viewers would enter an “upside-down world” in the second batch of episodes, out June 13. “If Part 1 is rom-com delight, the back half moves into a very tense place, as Penelope has this giant secret as Lady Whistledown that’s hanging over everything,” she said.

And indeed, the Bridgerton Season 3 Part 2 trailer teases drama.

Colin & Penelope’s Mirror Scene

It seems that Part 2 begins with Colin and Penelope announcing their engagement after that climactic carriage ride. “I’m delighted for you both,” Violet tells the couple, the Bridgerton matriarch clearly relishing the fact that her gentle nudging toward #Polin has paid off.

There’s also the steamy tease of Colin and Penelope’s highly anticipated mirror scene (book readers, IYKYK), with the pair enjoying an intimate encounter while watching their own reflection in a full-length looking glass.


However, they don’t get to soak in that pre-wedded bliss for too long. There’s the business of Penelope’s secret identity as Lady Whistledown, and her former bestie threatens to reveal it. “Until he knows the real you, he cannot possibly love you,” Eloise says in a dramatic scene.

Lady Whistledown Clues

According to the trailer, however, Eloise may never have to reveal her friend’s secret gig because Colin’s catching on. “What is all this ink? Have you been writing?” he asks at one point, with a flustered Penelope saying that she’s been writing letters.

Then, there’s a moonlit scene that feels like it may be recreating the moment Colin learns the truth in Romancing Mister Bridgerton. (Mild book spoilers: When he’s curious about Penelope taking a carriage into the city by herself, Colin follows her and discovers that she’s dropping off her latest Lady Whistledown column to be published. Naturally, a confrontation ensues.)


“Colin, I can take care of myself,” Penelope says in the trailer.

“Then what good am I to you?!” Colin responds, clearly stressed at the prospect of Penelope in a dangerous situation.

Penelope is visibly shaken by the passionate response, which might be the hottest moment in the new trailer.

A Twist Ending?

Speaking of Lady Whistledown, the iconic narrator seems to tease a twisty conclusion to Colin and Penelope’s love story.

“While most seasons of our marriage mart follow a pattern, this season is surely a surprise,” she says.

There’s also a scene of Lady Featherington telling Penelope that she doesn’t get to have her own dreams as a married woman, cutting to Pen tossing papers (probably her columns) into a fire. The fate of Lady Whistledown has never been less certain, but there are abundant theories about who might take up the job should Penelope step away.