Bridgerton Season 3’s Missing Character Creates A Huge Challenge For Colin & Penelope's Romance

Netflix's removal of Romancing Mr. Bridgerton complicates Colin and Penelope's plot.Colin and Penelope will have drama in Bridgerton season 3 on Netflix, but one character's absence can detract from a vital book storyline 

Given how Bridgerton season 2's conclusion ended and how one of the first season 3 trailers showed Penelope confronting Colin's cruel comments, they will likely encounter obstacles. 

Colin may be attracted to Penelope's suitor Lord Debling and Lady Tilley Arnold, adding to her unrequited love.As with Anthony, Daphne, and their love interests, Bridgerton season 3 should focus on Penelope and Colin's travels and romance based on the book.

Romancing Penelope was fired by the Featheringtons in Mr. Bridgerton, the fourth Bridgerton book. Penelope could quietly write as Lady Whistledown, but she rarely disagreed with them, especially compared to Bridgerton's missing figure.

Felicity Featherington, Hyacinth Bridgerton's younger sister, appeared in the books. Netflix showed only three Featherington sisters. Portia Featherington wanted to marry Felicity, “the only Featherington sister blessed with both natural beauty and charm” according to Romancing Mr. Bridgerton.

Due to the small time gap between Bridgerton seasons 2 and 3, Felicity's absence is permissible but affects Colin's Featherington interactions.Portia felt only Felicity was interested in Bridgerton and tried to convince her to chase Colin after Colin asked for Penelope's hand. 

Portia Featherington misread the situation, including attempts to kick Penelope outside despite Colin arriving at the Featherington house with her and forcing Felicity to show Colin her watercolours. 

Colin almost shouted that he wanted Penelope's hand in marriage, not Felicity's. Felicity's absence from Bridgerton season 3 will eliminate such interactions.Prudence and Portia were even worse at demeaning Penelope than the Featheringtons in Bridgerton seasons 1 and 2.

However, Romancing Mr. Bridgerton made their dismissive behaviour plain, and Penelope's POV in the book showed how she suffered even as she became used to it.

Penelope was often an afterthought in the book, from her mother not considering her for Colin to Portia believing Colin was asking for Felicity's hand in marriage despite Colin being in the room with just them.

Penelope's pattern of accepting her family's poor treatment of her became less frequent once she lived with Colin, who was amazed by her, cared for her, and initially defended her. 

Being with Colin provided Penelope the strength to respond Prudence, Philippa, and Cressida in the novel when she tried to blackmail her with the Lady Whistledown secret. 

Bridgerton season 3 will need to include Penelope's development even without Felicity because she overcame the Featheringtons' dismissiveness.

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