Mirror Scene Is Shaping Up To Be Central In Bridgerton S3

Mirror Scene Is Shaping Up To Be Central In Bridgerton S3
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Is it going to be like in the books?


  • A mirror has become a symbol of Bridgerton Season 3.
  • Mirrors are literally everywhere in the story of Penelope Featherington and Colin Bridgerton, and they hint at a steamy moment in the source novel.
  • More than that, the showmakers have deepened the meaning of the mirrors, making the novel scene a potentially pivotal one for the leads.

Bridgerton Season 3 is all about the mirrors. Since the first announcements about the story of Penelope Featherington and Colin Bridgerton aka Polin, the Netflix show's cast and crew have been using the mirror emoji.

Not only that, but the main poster, promo images and teaser clips for the Polin chapter, as well as the TV tie-in cover for Julia Quinn's Romancing Mister Bridgerton, which became the basis for Season 3, all feature beautifully framed mirrors. But what is the significance of all these mirrors?

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The Nod to the Source Material

Many Bridgerton fans thought the mirrors might refer to a memorable line in Quinn's novel. In the book, Polin can't wait until the wedding to consummate their love and get naughty during their own engagement ball. The scene is extremely sensual and shows Colin opening up about his desires and fantasies.

'His lips found her ear and his voice dropped to a whisper. "And I want to do it in front of a mirror,"' he says.

That is about it. There's nothing more about mirrors in the source book. However, the cast and crew have hinted that this particular fantasy will become a real scene in the show. And this moment is shaping up to be a pivotal one for Polin. Not only because it promises to be the spiciest yet, but also because of its deep symbolism.

The Symbolism of the Series

Bridgerton is known for its elaborate symbolism. Every color, costume, and flower has an interpretation in the romantic drama. So it is not really a surprise that mirrors have a deep meaning in Season 3.

It is easy to miss on first viewing, but the first four episodes of the third chapter are littered with mirrors. They are in basically every room and scene, strategically reflecting or not reflecting the characters.

Considering that the chapter is all about outer and inner transformation (with butterflies being another big symbol), it is clear that the mirrors show what the leads refuse and need to see about themselves in order to finally find self-awareness and confidence.

So when the mirror scene comes in Part 2, it will not just be a depiction of passion, but the cathartic moment of full acceptance of each other and themselves. Neither Colin nor Penelope can stand naked in front of the mirror without shedding the cocoon of self-doubt, insecurity, secrets, and false personas.

More than that, they need each other to realize and do it. And that's the true beauty of the friends-to-lovers story.

Bridgerton Season 3 Part 2 premieres on Netflix June 13 at midnight PT.

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