What occurred to the king's secretary Reynolds in 'Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story?'

  • Warning: Minor spoilers forward for “Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story” season one.
  • The spinoff introduces a brand new secretary to King George III, Reynolds.
  • Nonetheless, the present by no means reveals what occurs to him because the characters become old.

Viewers tuning into “Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story” could also be left questioning what occurs to King George’s chief secretary, Reynolds, whose storyline appears to be left open-ended within the Netflix collection.

Reynolds (Freddie Dennis) is launched within the first episode of the brand new Netflix prequel because the king’s righthand man, just like Brimsley’s (Hugh Sachs) relationship with Queen Charlotte (Golda Rosheuevel) in the principle present.

Within the “Queen Charlotte” scenes set within the lengthy distant previous — the present spans two timelines, one set in 1761, and the opposite in 1817 — Reynolds and a youthful model of Brimsley (performed by Sam Clemett) have a sophisticated relationship, particularly when it’s revealed that they’re in a secret romantic relationship.

When the collection jumps to the scenes set in 1817, Reynolds is nowhere to be seen and he’s by no means talked about.

The one reference to him within the latter timeline is a second within the finale when the present cuts from a scene that includes younger Reynolds and Brimsley dancing collectively to an older Brimsley dancing alone.

Sam Clemmett and Freddie Dennis as young Brimsley and Young Reynolds.

Sam Clemmett and Freddie Dennis as younger Brimsley and Younger Reynolds.

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What occurred to Reynolds?

Sachs, who performs the older Brimsley, informed Vulture that the script initially had a small scene that will have addressed what occurred to Reynolds, nevertheless, it wasn’t filmed.

“There was a scene that we did not movie as a result of it was lower, the place I used to be going to fulfill the older Reynolds,” Sachs stated.

“He was the love of his life, and for no matter motive, they might not keep collectively. So once they would cross one another within the passageway within the deleted scene, it wasn’t a poisonous second. Due to the world they inhabited, it was nonetheless a hangable offense to be homosexual, and it was simply not attainable.”

If Sachs’ account is right, it appears that evidently Reynolds remains to be alive someplace in court docket in 1817.

Due to the interval “Bridgerton” is ready in, the present’s queer characters have usually hidden their sexuality.

In “Bridgerton” season one, Benedict Bridgerton (Luke Thompson) befriends a married artist Henry Granville (Julian Ovenden), who’s secretly in love with one other man.

When Benedict catches the 2 males collectively, he later criticizes Granville for having an affair, solely to search out out that the artist’s spouse is aware of in regards to the relationship and that their marriage is a sham to permit one another to discover relationships which are frowned upon in society.

Benedict (Luke Thompson) and Eloise Bridgerton (Claudia Jessie).

Benedict (Luke Thompson) and Eloise Bridgerton (Claudia Jessie).

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Many followers had been important of the plot as a result of “Bridgerton” usually takes artistic liberties with historical past, reminiscent of reimagining a extra racially numerous society.

Some viewers had been additionally hopeful that fan favorites Benedict and Eloise Bridgerton (Claudia Jessie) is likely to be queer and date individuals of the identical intercourse within the collection.

“Bridgerton” writer Julia Quinn informed Cosmopolitan Spain that she can be open to a homosexual protagonist within the collection regardless of there being no such narrative within the authentic ebook collection. Nonetheless, she clarified she shouldn’t be a part of the writing course of for the present.


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