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Warning: Spoilers ahead for Season 1 of Bridgerton.
For all the scandal that goes on in the first season of Shondaland and Netflix’s Bridgerton, it feels as though the kettle has just been warmed up and we’ve had only our first cup of tea in the series. A lot was packed in the eight-episode season, and now that we know who Lady Whistledown truly is, somebody else has to find out on the show eventually. And last we checked, Golda Rosheuvel’s Queen Charlotte was hellbent on finding out the identity of the mysterious writer.
Bridgerton’s Queen Charlotte not only enjoys the hot goss, but has a personal reason or two to find out who Lady Whistledown is following the events of Season 1. If the series gets renewed, Golda Rosheuvel shared her hopes with these words:
If [creator] Chris Van Dusen comes to me and says, 'Golda, what would you like to see in the second season if we have a second season?' I would say, 'The Queen and Eloise have to get together and form an alliance and find out who Whistledown is.
Toward the end of the first season, Queen Charlotte and Eloise Bridgerton bonded over their mutual and intense interest in finding out who Lady Whistledown is during a social function. If they teamed up they would certainly have a better chance of figuring out who she is, though the true identity will be a shocker to them both. Rosheuvel continued to Insider with:
I think it's the intrigue of meeting her match. I think she's intrigued by this woman who has the audacity to tread on the Queen's toes, basically. I think there's a lot of joy in that for Queen Charlotte because she loves a little bit of gossip.
During the last episode of the season, viewers were clued in that Penelope Featherington is in fact Lady Whistledown! Part of me really wanted a Julie Andrews cameo since the Sound of Music actress narrated all of the lady’s parts, but this reveal will certainly keep things interesting. Eloise is already hot on the trail, but little does she know she’s been tracking down one of her good friends the entire time.
Part of me would rather just see Eloise figure out Lady Whistledown’s identity, because if the queen gets involved, she has a lot of power to retaliate. Penelope seems to be good natured, despite her hobbies of exploiting the elite. Lady Whistledown is basically an unhinged celebrity writer from the Regency Era. And sure, it’s questionable to dig into the personal lives of others, but not to the point of Queen Charlotte needing to meddle. Plus, what would Bridgerton even be without Lady Whistledown being the first Gossip Girl?
We’ll keep you posted on what’s next for Bridgerton here on CinemaBlend. In the meantime, check out what TV and movies are new to Netflix in January.