'Bridgerton' Season 2 Episode 1: Kate's past reveals why she's sacrificing for sister
Season 1 of ‘Bridgerton’ was a massive success and became Netflix’s most-watched show upon its release. So, it didn’t come as a shock when the streaming platform announced Season 2 of the highly popular series. The latest season will focus on the romance between Kate Sharma (Simone Ashley) and Anthony Bridgerton (Jonathan Bailey). During the first episode of the latest edition, we see the Sharma Family making its way to the social season organized by Queen Charlotte.
Lady Mary Sharma has come to the event in order to find a suitable partner for her younger daughter, Edwina Sharma (Charithra Chandran). On the other hand, Edwina takes counsel of her older sister Kate Sharma, who has come to the event to support her. At first, everyone believes that Mary has come to the ball to find partners for both her daughters, but Kate reveals that she is not here to find anyone. She is merely here to support her sister and find someone who’s best for her.
But why is Kate not ready to get married? Is there someone else waiting for her? Or something related to her past is stopping her from making that decision. We get the answer to that burning as the episode progresses.
In one of the scenes, Lady Danbury comes to meet Kate in her room and talks about the morning horse ride she took without telling anyone. Danbury also tells her about a letter that has arrived from her grandparents, the Sheffields. As soon as Danbury says that, Kate replies by saying that those people are not her grandparents and have no relation to them whatsoever.
Lady Danbury is a little annoyed and asks about her real intentions to come to London with her sister. Kate says that they are here to find a husband for Edwina. Danbury is adamant in knowing the real purpose and tells her that only a few have been able to outwit her. She also mentions how the entire family is living under her care and how she vouched for her sister in front of the majesty because of her friendship with Kate’s mother, Mary. Danbury also told her that her mother never wanted to come back here and it was Kate, who wanted to come here.
She also asked Kate about the stipulations that the Sheffields have set down with regard to Edwina’s match.
This is when Kate reveals that Edwina must marry an Englishman of nobility. Why? The past reveals that Mary went against her parents and married a clerk. They could not control Mary’s marriage, so they are now interfering with her daughter’s marriage. Kate also opened up about how the Sheffields never recovered from her father’s lack of rank and title.
Talking about her past, Kate revealed that she and her mother did everything to raise Edwina in a way so that she never gets to know about their struggles. But the money ran low and they used the last for attending the social season. However, the Sheffields have agreed to “bestow” sizable dowry on her sister and took look after her mother. But that will only happen if Edwina marries an Englishman.
Danbury asks what about her? To which, she replies, that she’ll marry anyone for the sake of her family, but she is not her mother’s daughter by birth. Kate gets emotional while talking to Danbury and says that she has spent the last 8 years teaching her how to walk in the right way, to talk in the right way, and to make “dreadful” English tea. She is ready to put a smile on her face while doing everything for her sister and she will continue to do that so she and her mother can live happily ever after.
After hearing this, Danbury says that Edwina has the right to know because it is about her future. However, Kate believes that if they tell her about this, she will quickly marry anyone to please them and won’t ask any questions. But she deserves a chance to find true love without any kind of burden.
Kate requests Danbury to not tell anyone about this. Danbury obliges to that request and Edwina is named “diamond” of this season.
'Bridgerton' Season 2 is currently streaming on Netflix.