‘Bridgerton’ Season 1 Recap: What to Know For Season 2 Story

It’s time once again for the London social season to begin! Netflix’s buzzy romance series Bridgerton — based on the books by Julia Quinn — returns for its second season soon. Before diving back into the world of dancing, flirting, and the high society company of the ton, we present you with a quick recap of everything you need to remember from the first season!

Anthony Bridgerton: The Reluctant Viscount

As the eldest of eight siblings, all unmarried, Viscount Anthony Bridgerton (Jonathan Bailey) has a lot of responsibility on his shoulders. Not that he seems to want to do much about it.

At the start of the season, he seems vastly more interested in his affair with opera singer Siena Rosso (Sabrina Bartlett) than in escorting his sister Daphne (Phoebe Dynevor) to be presented to Queen Charlotte (Golda Rosheuvel). 

However, a stern reminder on his duty to the family, courtesy of his mother Dowager Viscountess Violet Bridgerton (Ruth Gemmel), prompts him to finally do the responsible thing, as much as he doesn’t want to. He ends the affair with Siena and turns his attention instead to finding a husband for Daphne.

Grumpy and annoyed at having his fun spoiled for the sake of family obligation, Anthony resolves to marry Daphne off quickly to the first suitable candidate he can find.

Most of the single men of London’s ton do not meet with the eldest Bridgerton’s approval, and he sends them all packing before Daphne can decide whether or not she’s even interested in them.