Bridgerton season 2: SPOILER makes surprise return in episode 4

Bridgerton. (L to R) Claudia Jessie as Eloise Bridgerton, Luke Newton as Colin Bridgerton in episode 203 of Bridgerton. Cr. Liam Daniel/Netflix © 2022
Bridgerton. (L to R) Claudia Jessie as Eloise Bridgerton, Luke Newton as Colin Bridgerton in episode 203 of Bridgerton. Cr. Liam Daniel/Netflix © 2022 /

Bridgerton season 2 has finally dropped on Netflix, and fans are either currently binge-watching all eight episodes or talking about everything that happened in the latest season with their friends. A topic of discussion that keeps coming up is the return of a character that many of us thought we had seen the last of. Who is this mystery character?

After watching the second season in its entirety, I think many of us would agree that it was worth the long wait. The first season focused on the love story of Daphne Bridgerton and her marriage to the Duke of Hastings. In Bridgerton season 2, the story switches its focus to the eldest Bridgerton sibling, Anthony Bridgerton (Jonathan Bailey).

Spoilers for Bridgerton season 2 ahead!

If you’ve read the Bridgerton books, you’d already know that Anthony finds himself in a love triangle with half-sisters Kate and Edwina. Although Anthony’s love story is the main focus of this season, viewers also get to see some of the side characters’ storylines.

One of the side characters’ storylines that stick out the most is Colin Bridgerton’s. He goes to meet someone this season, and we couldn’t believe who it was.

Does Marina Thompson return in Bridgerton season 2?

Marina Thompson is the mystery character who returns in episode 4 of season 2. If you recall, at the end of season 1, Miss Thompson leaves London to marry Sir Phillip, her late lover’s brother.

Viewers do not get to see Miss Thompson again until episode 4 of the second season. Sadly, her appearance isn’t that long, but fans of the beloved character get to see what she’s been up to while everyone else is focused on the 1814 social season. She has some scenes with Colin that are truly heartwrenching.

How does Marina Thompson return?

Colin decides to pay Miss Thompson a visit. When he shows up at her home, he notices that she seems happy and is surprised to find out that she has twins, Oliver and Amanda. Colin tells Miss Thompson that he decided to visit her to see how she’s doing after everything that happened with her in season 1.

Miss Thompson then invites Colin to stay for tea. Colin discusses his recent travels all around the world, but there still seems to be some awkwardness between him and Miss Thompson. As soon as Miss Thompson thanks Colin for coming and is about to walk him out, Sir Phillip returns from studying his flowers.

After introductions are done between Colin and Sir Phillip, Sir Phillip invites Colin to stay for dinner so that he can show him his book Flora Graeca. It’s obvious that Miss Thompson is against the invitation but has to pretend that she’s okay.

While Miss Thompson sits at the dinner table, Colin and Sir Phillip discuss Colin’s travels and plants. After a while, Miss Thompson speaks up and says that it’s getting late in order to get Colin to leave. Sir Phillip dismisses himself to go check on the twins and allow Miss Thompson and Colin to say goodbye to each other.

Miss Thompson then asks Colin what’s the real reason on why he came to visit her. Colin tells her that he came to apologize for the horrible things he said to her in the past and forgives her. They share a heated discussion which ultimately ends with Colin leaving without winning Miss Thompson back.

Colin’s true intention for visiting Miss Thompson was to try to get her to see that they are meant to be together. However, Miss Thompson had already accepted her reality as a wife and mother regardless of whether she was happy or not. Miss Thompson leaves Colin with one last message. The message was to leave whatever they had in the past and instead focus on the people right in front of him, like Penelope.

Miss Thompson’s return might have been short, but it was needed in Colin’s case. Colin needed to close the chapter on him and Miss Thompson for good.

What did you think about Colin and Miss Thompson’s reunion in Bridgerton season 2? Let us know in the comments below!

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