Charlotte continues to reign on Netflix! In Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story 1×02 “Honeymoon Bliss” she realizes that loneliness is her true partner since she got married. But will it be like this forever?
Here we go!
Loneliness is Bad Company in Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story 1×02 “Honeymoon Bliss”
In Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story 1×02 “Honeymoon Bliss,” Charlotte finds herself alone in a huge palace, getting used to a life full of luxury but completely empty. Yes, Charlotte has a crown and is the queen but she can do absolutely nothing, not even pick a measly orange from her garden and eat it without someone doing it for her. Charlotte must be apart from everything and everyone, unreachable… even if it’s killing her.
And the person who should be by her side, her husband, left her to her fate. But Charlotte is nothing if she’s not a fighter so she decides that if George isn’t going to fight for her marriage, she will. Thus, in Queen Charlotte 1×02 “Honeymoon Bliss” Charlotte goes to meet her husband. And nothing goes as expected.
Charlotte thought her husband was in a brothel. The whole time she thought that he would rather spend time with any woman than shut himself up with her during their honeymoon. Charlotte thought that George wanted to continue enjoying the freedom of singleness. It was outrageous and she couldn’t stand it, but it wasn’t anything unusual for the time.
But in Queen Charlotte 1×02 “Honeymoon Bliss” she finds out that George traded her for…the stars. And that makes it somehow worse. George finds the constellations to be more interesting and desirable company than she is. It’s one more humiliation that Charlotte must add to the account. And she doesn’t intend to allow it.
Fight for Happiness
In Queen Charlotte 1×02 “Honeymoon Bliss,” Charlotte wants to fight with George, she wants him to fight with her, to fight for her. She is willing to fight for their marriage but she cannot do it alone. She needs George to stop pretending he doesn’t care about her, Charlotte needs to see again that spark, that passion that she felt in him in the garden when she was about to jump over the wall and run away.
Charlotte couldn’t imagine what she saw in his eyes, she’s sure it wasn’t an illusion. It was real. She just needs George to decide to allow himself to feel it. She just needs George to allow himself to love her.
And that’s why George’s attitude in Queen Charlotte 1×02 “Honeymoon Bliss” unnerves us so much. Charlotte, against her common sense, becomes vulnerable with him again, opening up to him, almost begging for him to take her hand so they can walk together. However, George rejects her again in the worst way. She is the queen, what more does she want from him?
But what George doesn’t seem to understand in Queen Charlotte 1×02 “Honeymoon Bliss” is that Charlotte never wanted to be queen, she never asked for it. She chose him, not the crown. And she is willing to reign with him but she is suffocated by the loneliness to which he submits her and her role forces her. Appearances are more important than what she is feeling.
George knows what it’s like to feel the weight of the crown and to be bound hand and foot because of it, and he seems to think that Charlotte does have that freedom that he doesn’t. But it’s not like that. She finds herself just as bound by the crown as he is, just as alone because of it. But they can walk together and never be alone again. George just has to accept, he just has to accept her…but he doesn’t.
A Deformed Rabbit in Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story 1×02 “Honeymoon Bliss”
After this disappointment, Charlotte’s hopes grow again in Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story 1×02 “Honeymoon Bliss” when George sends her a gift. That note… shows that he heard her. Perhaps, he finally decided to fight for them. But soon, her hopes are turned off. It seems that George is making fun of her. And I see everything red here, honestly. I want to slap George really hard.
Despite all this, George dares to look for Charlotte at the end of Queen Charlotte 1×02 “Honeymoon Bliss.” As usual, she’s not going to forgive him that easily, is she? It must be recognized that George does merit to get her forgiveness. Not only does he apologize, but George wants to show her what fascinates him so much about the constellations and why he can spend hours absorbed looking at them.
Charlotte isn’t so fascinated by the constellations but she sees how George has come to her, she sees how he decides to show this very sensitive and vulnerable part of him with her, and she gets his message. George is telling her without words that he wants to share his life with her, that he is willing to take her hand and fight for them. And that’s all Charlotte needed.
That night they consummate the marriage and it’s passionate, hard, intense but, above all, it’s intimate. And it’s pleasant, even if that doesn’t match what Lady Danbury told Charlotte. It’s not just two bodies coming together, it’s two lovers merging into one in the most intimate way possible.
Broken Hopes and Dreams
However, Queen Charlotte 1×02 “Honeymoon Bliss” still had a setback prepared. Charlotte wakes up alone but she knows that George is there… only he is with her mother.
And then Charlotte hears his words. She listens to him confess that it was all a lie, that first meeting in the garden, the words from the night before, what she felt when they were together… it was all a lie, a ploy to get what he wanted. He only did it because it was his duty. After all, as King it was supposed to be what he had to do, but he’s not interested in her, or them.
This is the last straw for Charlotte in Queen Charlotte 1×02 “Honeymoon Bliss.” What she hears breaks her heart but she feels that this is the first time she has ever heard George speak truly, sincerely. So she knows that what he says is real, so real it hurts. What will Charlotte do now?
Mutually Beneficial Friendships
Before everything went back to square one with George, Charlotte felt too lonely and she needed to stop feeling that way. Knowing that she must save face for herself makes her feel even more isolated. So Brimsley shows her a way out that she can take. Thus, Charlotte decides to call Lady Danbury to her presence. She is the only one who warned her that she could count on her if she needed help. Lady Danbury is the only one who knew she was going to need it.
Lady Danbury answers Charlotte’s call in Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story 1×02 “Honeymoon Bliss.” She didn’t seek this meeting but she intends to take advantage of the opportunity that she knocks on her door. The Queen asks for her help, and while Agatha can glimpse the implications and possibilities that this may have for her, there is also a feeling of genuine sympathy for Charlotte.
Agatha realized that Charlotte is not like the other women of high society and wants to help her. So we can consider this relationship as a mutually beneficial friendship.
The most interesting thing about the scene in Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story 1×02 “Honeymoon Bliss” is the vision of Lady Danbury. For her, consummating the marriage is a duty, but never a pleasure. It is not an act made for them to enjoy, only for them to do. Women should only do it because that’s what they’re expected to do but it’s just a formality, an unpleasant one.
Agatha thinks like this because it is what she lives every day. In the society in which they live, the woman’s only duty is to consummate the marriage and be a womb for the future heirs of her husband.
But it is not contemplated that women have the right to decide about their destiny, their body, or their happiness. A scenario is not contemplated where marriage ceases to be a duty and a prison to be something that makes them happy. And it’s so sad that it makes me want to punch something.
Chess Match in Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story 1×02 “Honeymoon Bliss”
Lady Danbury’s approach to Charlotte in Queen Charlotte 1×02 “Honeymoon Bliss” didn’t go unnoticed by Augusta. And she thinks it will be easy to make Lady Danbury tell her everything she needs to know. To her, Lady Danbury is nobody, she is no match for her, and manipulating her will be as easy as taking candy from a child. But she didn’t count on the fact that she had just met the match for her.
Lady Danbury is intelligent and cunning, and she perfectly knows how to take advantage of the few opportunities that come her way. Especially when those opportunities knock on her door. Unexpectedly, Lady Danbury has a clear advantage over Augusta in Queen Charlotte 1×02 “Honeymoon Bliss.” Augusta needs to know something that only Lady Danbury can provide.
And she plans to take advantage of it not only to start getting what belongs to her and all of Black society but also to prevent her husband from continuing to attack her by feeding his ego. In this way, she gets rid of him while she keeps her newly acquired privileges and makes sure she has a few more. She is the best if you ask me.
Augusta didn’t expect this from Lady Danbury…but she likes having found a worthy rival in her during Queen Charlotte 1×02 “Honeymoon Bliss.” These two are going to give us great moments!
The Present Is Not a True Reflection of the Past
In the present that Queen Charlotte shows us 1×02 “Honeymoon Bliss,” the queen is insensitive to all her lineage. She needs a legitimate heir as soon as possible. The kingdom is the project that she and George have been building for years.
And Charlotte is not willing to lose that because it would be like losing one of the most important links that unite her with George. So she urgently needs to know what to do so that her children get married.
The interesting thing about the scene of Queen Charlotte 1×02 “Honeymoon Bliss” is to see how the visions of Lady Danbury and Violet Bridgerton collide. Each one had a vital experience that reflects their way of thinking today.
While Violet knew love and only conceives marriage through it, Lady Danbury only knew contempt and duty. So for her, marriage and consummation is a process, something that must be done, period, not something that is meant to be enjoyed.
And this is so sad that it leaves us speechless. Lady Danbury deserved so much…and she barely got anything.
Other Stuff in Queen Charlotte 1×02 “Honeymoon Bliss”
- I hate that society is so disgustingly racist. The way they have to exclude Black society…makes me see everything red again.
- Augusta and her entourage call giving Black people the same rights and privileges a “great experiment” turns my stomach.
- And for Augusta to think that Lady Danbury should be grateful is grossing me out.
- I LOVE Brimsley! He is the only one who truly cares about Charlotte and fights for her good and what she needs. He may have started as a servant to the crown, but he stayed because he really appreciates Charlotte.
- Put a Brimsley in your life!
- Brimsley and Reynolds give me life! I like them together and that way they have of being passionate and, at the same time, fighting for the interests of the people who, Kings or not, matter to them. No one gives their arm to twist and that is the chef’s kiss.
- By the way, kudos to Reynolds for being the king’s accomplice!
- Speaking of the King, what was that at the end? He’s upset and it’s clear he doesn’t want Charlotte to know for any reason, is this the real reason he’s pushing Charlotte away?
- I can’t watch the scenes of Lady Danbury and that abuser, sorry. We have taken the concept and I think it was not necessary so many scenes of that.
- Charlotte and George are on fire! I loved the scene for the intimacy and the warmth it gives off.
Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story is available to stream on Netflix.