What happened to Reynolds in Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story?
Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story just dropped on Netflix and if you’re anything like us, you’ve already binge-watched the entire series. The prequel spin-off follows young Queen Charlotte’s marriage to King George as well as the lives of the rest of the ton, including royal footmen Reynolds and Brimsley.
Their secret love story made them a new favourite couple for Bridgerton fans, but the dramatic season finale left many of us with one question, what happened to Reynolds? Here’s everything we know, and be warned, there’s spoilers below!
What happened to Reynolds?
In case you haven’t caught up yet, Queen Charlotte’s butler from the original series, Brimsley, also features in the spin-off and is in a secret relationship with King George’s footman, Reynolds.
From their grand plans to unite the King and Queen to their jealousy and bickering, they seriously are couple goals which is why fans were so sad to see they don’t end up together in the series finale.
ICYMI in one of the final scenes of episode six Reynolds and Brimsley are seen dancing together at the ball. Cut to the current Bridgerton timeline and Brimsley is seen dancing by himself.
While it’s suggested that Reynolds passed away or the couple might have split up as Brimsley dances on his own, Hugh Sachs who plays the older version of Brimsley has revealed what actually happened to Reynolds.
Speaking to Vulture, he said: “There was a scene that we didn’t film, because it was cut, where I was going to meet the older Reynolds. He was the love of his life, and for whatever reason, they could not stay together.
“So, when they would pass each other in the passageway in the deleted scene, it wasn’t a toxic moment. Because of the world they inhabited, it was still a hangable offence to be gay, and it was just not possible.”
We can’t tell if this has answered our questions or left us even more heartbroken. Either way, we’d still love to see an older version of Reynolds!
Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story is streaming on Netflix now.
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