The Bridgerton detail that could hint at season 2 storyline

Dusty Baxter-Wright
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Photo credit: LIAM DANIEL/NETFLIX - Getty Images
Photo credit: LIAM DANIEL/NETFLIX - Getty Images

From Cosmopolitan

Much like everybody else on the internet, Bridgerton is all we can think/talk/dream about right now. The costumes, the drama, The DUKE have all helped the show become one of the most watched Netflix originals ever, leaving everyone desperate for a second series.

Despite a follow-up season not yet being announced by Netflix, fans think they've noticed a hidden detail in the first episodes which could hint at a possible storyline for a second instalment.

*Spoilers*

When we first meet the Bridgerton household, nine members of the family are introduced - Lady Violet Bridgerton and her eight children: Anthony, Benedict, Colin, Daphne, Eloise, Francesca, Gregory and Hyacinth.

Photo credit: LIAM DANIEL/NETFLIX - Getty Images
Photo credit: LIAM DANIEL/NETFLIX - Getty Images

Understandably, this leads to questions over what happened to their father, Edmund Bridgerton, and why Anthony must be the one to escort Daphne at the regal balls.

While we learn he died just a few weeks after the birth of Hyacinth, we don't find out how - though fans of the Bridgerton books have now noticed an Easter egg that might point to it.

In the second novel, The Viscount Who Loved Me, readers learn that Edmund Bridgerton died suddenly when he was stung by a bee. While doctors at that time didn't know anything about anaphylactic shock, it's understandable that the death and bee sting left a huge impression on the Bridgerton sons - as hinted at in the series.

In the first episode, we see a bee on the Bridgerton's door knocker:

Photo credit: Netflix
Photo credit: Netflix

In episode seven, Benedict wears a small black bee embroidered on his collar:

Photo credit: Netflix
Photo credit: Netflix

In the last shot of the whole series, a bee pops up on a windowsill after Daphne gives birth:

Photo credit: Netflix
Photo credit: Netflix

Does this mean the second series goes into what happened with their father, or maybe explores Anthony's fear of dying young? Or something to do with Queen Bees? Surely this is WAY too many bee references for it to not mean anything. Or are we reading too much into this?

Either way, we're excited at the prospect of a second series. Netflix, over to you.

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