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Some Bridgerton Season 2 fans may be perplexed as to why there is a time leap between Penelope’s voiceover as Lady Whistledown and the last scene, which is a re-enactment of the Pall Mall game from episode 3. Aside from building anticipation for future seasons, there’s a simple answer.

The answer can be found in The Viscount Who Loved Me, the book on which Bridgerton season 2 is based. Julia Quinn, the series’ author, writes epilogue sequences after each novel to depict events after the couple has been engaged or married. The epilogues frequently include elements that solidify the couple’s Happily Ever After, such as the name of their firstborn child, a Bridgerton family reunion, or a flash forward scenario that resolves a storey line.

There are even two epilogue scenes in certain works. Bridgerton scripts frequently have to cut passages from the book either to time constraints or the fact that it’s simpler to imagine a situation on film than it is to describe it in prose. The writers are aware, however, that fans adore epilogues and regard them as crucial to character growth. The first season of Bridgerton finished with an epilogue scene depicting Simon and Daphne’s newborn son.

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Bridgerton Season 2 Ending

There are two epilogue moments in The Viscount Who Loved Me. On the night of Anthony’s 39th birthday in 1823, the first epilogue takes place. It portrays Anthony embracing growing older, no longer terrified of his father’s destiny, with the exception of details that may appear in future episodes. The second epilogue begins two days before Anthony’s birthday and tells the storey of the Bridgerton family’s annual Pall Mall match, as well as the game itself.

Some of the guests are future episode spoilers, thus they will not be listed. Regé Jean-Page was unable to record cameos for season 2, thus Simon was also present but not visible on the broadcast. The game itself is the standard Bridgerton family struggle of wits, wills, and occasional cheating for control of the Mallet of Death. Before and throughout the game, Anthony and Kate, on the other hand, take turns flirting with each other and attempting to undermine each other.

The last scene of Bridgerton Season 2 moves the annual Pall Mall game’s timeline to shortly after Kate and Anthony are married. In the novel, their wedding ceremony takes place off the page as well, but the timeframe is shifted in the series to accommodate show-only characters and events. The midnight sequence is replaced by Kate and Anthony almost missing the start of the game because they were still in bed. it also displays the events in chronological sequence.

Episode 3 clearly incorporated some of the gameplay descriptions. Lady Danbury was skilfully substituted for the spoiler guests, and a now-walking baby August was also included to the show version. The actual competition was moved to episode 3 in parts.

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Despite the variations, the overall meaning remains the same. During the Pall Mall game, Anthony felt he actually fell in love with Kate. The spirit of family rivalry, as well as family solidarity, is still alive and well. Kate and Anthony continue to be a source of mutual diversion for one another. In the show, though, they spend so much time kissing that they don’t even bother to play.

Fans of the books may disagree with Bridgerton’s adaptation decisions, but it’s obvious that the epilogues will be broadcast at the end of each season in some manner. Fans who haven’t read the book will benefit from this as well, because who doesn’t enjoy seeing their favourite characters holding hands and strolling off into the sunset?

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