What's The Deal With Mirror In New Polin Promo & Why Are Bridgerton Fans Buzzing?

What's The Deal With Mirror In New Polin Promo & Why Are Bridgerton Fans Buzzing?
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Here's what the mirror could mean in Bridgerton Season 3.


  • The Bridgerton accounts have released a new promo clip for the upcoming Season 3.
  • As with all Bridgerton content, it quickly went viral in the show's massive fanbase.
  • Fans seem to be obsessed with the fact that the clip features a mirror. But why is that?
  • A mirror has a special meaning to Julia Quinn's readers and serves as a perfect symbol for the new story.

The Bridgerton promo season has begun, and fans who have been in a kind of hibernation for the past two years (yes, that's how much time has passed since the premiere of Bridgerton Season 2) have come back to life and are building an unprecedented hype around the third chapter, which arrives in two parts on May 16 and June 13.

Every new first-look Bridgerton image and clip on social media gets millions of views and thorough analysis from fans. This is especially true for the latest promo video featuring Season 3 leads Penelope Featherington and Colin Bridgerton aka Polin in front of a mirror.

Nod to the Original Book

Oof, the Polin chemistry in this short clip is so palpable you could cut it with a knife, right? But that's not the only thing fans are excited about.

'OH MY GOD MIRRORRRRR,' is the most popular comment under the video.

So why is everyone so obsessed with this object? You see, it promises a very steamy scene for readers of Bridgerton's books.

You probably know that the upcoming Polin story is based on Julia Quinn's Romancing Mister Bridgerton. While some details from the novel are bound to be changed in the adaptation, the cast and crew promised that many scenes will find their way to the screen.

And the mirror moment is apparently one of them.

Spicy Mirror Scene

In the book, Colin and Penelope go from best friends to hungry lovers so fast that they can't wait until the wedding to act on their desires. This gives readers a couple of passionate scenes in which the characters get to different bases.

Their first sex takes place on the night of the ball dedicated to their engagement. In an extremely seductive scene, Colin shares his intimate fantasy. He is obsessed with Pen's body and wants her to understand how breathtaking and desirable she really is. So he suggests that they make love in a way that defies all constraints and shyness.

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

Unfortunately, the book's characters never act out this fantasy. The words remain words (at least on the page). But the new promo and all the previous hints from the Season 3 cast suggest that the Netflix Polin might just get there.

Many fans have commented that the new promo looks like a dream or fantasy. The muted colors and the long shot certainly suggest that. This could mean that we get the first Bridgerton sex scene that takes place in a character's head rather than in reality.

How do you think the mirror scene will play out in Season 3?

It could also have a special metaphorical meaning.

Mirror as a Symbol

Season 3 is the first time that both leads are established characters and have known each other for years. So for their romance to blossom, they have to see themselves and each other in a new light. Besides, both Colin and Pen are outsiders in their families and in the ton, so they need to find the confidence and strength within themselves before they can be truly happy.

That's exactly what the new promo clip shows. The leads look at themselves in the mirror, then at each other's reflections, and only then do they dare to look into each other's eyes. It feels like a perfect description of their journey in Season 3. Isn't it?