8 Bridgerton Easter Eggs You Might Have Missed while Marathoning The Show

Shonda Rhimes' other television shows are very different from Bridgerton. One of the differences between this show and other Shondaland products like Grey's Anatomy and Scandal is that it takes place in a historical period, namely Regency England. Due in large part to it being the first Shondaland written series to stream on Netflix, which is exempt from the same strict content guidelines as networks like ABC, the program is also the most raunchy fans have seen from the producer. The quantity of Bridgerton Easter eggs that appear throughout Season 1 is another feature that distinguishes the show.

Shondaland fans have taken to searching the program for allusions to current pop culture, actual English history, and the Julia Quinn novels on which Bridgerton is based. This has fast become one of their favorite past times. As people look for hints about what's in store for upcoming seasons, that last category has proven particularly profitable for online sleuths. According to showrunner and creator Chris Van Dusen, who spoke to Decider in a December interview, it is intentional. According to Van Dusen, "I hope lovers of the book will see all the features they love on film too, including elements like the bees, the way the siblings joke around with one another, and the affection among the Bridgerton family."

See some of the most notable Easter Eggs discovered so far by Bridgerton fans by scrolling down.

Modern Music

If you pay close attention to some of the series' music, you might recognize some of the sounds. Bridgerton includes well-known contemporary pop tunes including Ariana Grande's "Thank U, Next," Billie Eilish's "Bad Guy," and Taylor Swift's "Wildest Dreams," despite the songs being in classical arrangements and frequently performed by string quartets.

Fans of old-fashioned period dramas in England are accustomed to a lack of diversity, but Bridgerton is changing that stereotype with an unexpectedly varied ensemble. One example of this is the choice to portray Black performer Golda Rosheuvel as Queen Charlotte, which also serves as a historical Easter egg given that some researchers think the real Queen Charlotte may have had Black African blood.

The Bees

Even if you haven't been paying careful attention to Bridgerton's little features, you have probably noticed how common bees are throughout the plot. At the beginning of the first episode and at the conclusion of the season finale, there is a bee on the door knocker. Between, ornamental bees may be seen on Benedict's collar and Eloise's hairpin. These buzzing creatures are a reference to the books since in the books, Edmund Bridgerton was killed by a bee sting, an incident that had a long-lasting effect on a number of individuals.

The Gunter's Tea Shop

There is more than just an English-language Central Perk to see and be seen in Bridgerton. In its day, Gunter's Tea Shop, an actual establishment in Regency London, was regarded as a very cool hangout.

Lady Whistledown Identity?

While casual viewers of the series were unaware of Lady Whistledown's real name, Penelope Featherington, book readers were aware of it prior to the start of the show. In order to avoid giving non-readers away, the series' creators and writers decided to sprinkle subtle hints about her identity throughout the season. They accomplished this by subtly putting Penelope into sequences that called for Lady Whistledown. In an interview with The Wrap, Van Dusen provided one instance of this: "When Daphne and Simon first meet, if you look closely, you'll see Penelope's eyes in the corner of the screen watching things go down."

Game of the Pall-Mall

The Bridgerton Pall-Mall Games are a fan favorite sequence from the books, and Quinn has already pushed for the activity to be included in Season 2. According to the author's statement to Oprah Magazine, "I did make Chris Van Dusen promise that if we get a second season, there has to be pall-mall." The season finale of Season 1 does make a reference to the game, with Anthony warning Hyacinth to stay away from his fortunate mallet—possibly as a homage to Quinn.


In a clip from Season 1, Violet is shown embroidering flowers and tells Anthony that his future wife presumably shares her taste in embroidery. Many fans interpret this as an allusion to his presentation of a tulip to Kate Sheffield in Book 2, The Viscount Who Loved Me, a character we haven't yet met. It's unlikely that the tulip reference was an accident as this incident plays a crucial role in one of the series' most memorable romances.

Sir Phillip Crane

A new character makes an appearance in the Season 1 finale to propose to Marina Thompson, and the two leave together with the intention of getting married before the conclusion of the episode. However, book lovers shouldn't put too much stock in their marriages because Book 5 of the series, To Sir Phillip, With Love, is based on Sir Phillip's love affair with Eloise Bridgerton.

Source; bustle.com

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