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The Lady Danbury Moment That Went Too Far On Bridgerton Season 2

Dear gentle readers, your patience has yielded fruitful results, as "Bridgerton" Season 2 has finally arrived on Netflix. The period drama series revolves around the stories and scandals of affluent families, primarily the Bridgertons, in London under Queen Charlotte (Golda Rosheuvel). Based on Julia Quinn's book series of the same name, the 2nd season roughly follows the events of "The Viscount Who Loved Me."

The book and the show, though with considerable differences, plot Viscount Anthony Bridgerton's (Jonathan Bailey) journey of finding love. While characters like the Sharma sisters Kate (Simone Ashley) and Edwina (Charithra Chandran) are added in Season 2, the show also boasts the return of its old ensemble, barring Regé-Jean Page. Apart from the love and purpose-seeking youth at the center of the show, there are also puppet masters, the biggest one of them being the queen. But a close second in that list is Adjoa Andoh's Lady Danbury, the worldly-wise and intimidating grand dame, who has the queen's ear. She is a well-respected and even feared lady of the Ton — a reputation she seems to have earned both from her wealth and personality.

It is no surprise then that in Season 2 while acting as the sponsor of the Sharma sisters, Lady Danbury must indulge in some string-pulling. And while a lot of meddling that Lady Danbury does might typically be perceived as moments gone too far, there is a particular scene that seemed most uncharacteristic of her.

Would Lady Dansbury ever have to eavesdrop to get her information?

In the 1st season, Lady Danbury proved to be a ferocious opponent to the Duke of Hastings, Simon's father (Richard Pepple), when he rejected Simon due to his stutter. She not only called out the duke for his mistreatment, but she also took Simon under her wing and turned her into a fine young man. Her clever meddling with Lady Bridgerton (Ruth Gemmel) got Simon (Regé-Jean Page) and Daphne (Phoebe Dynevor) together.

Much like in Season 1, Lady Danbury and Lady Bridgerton are determined to make a match out of Anthony and Edwina in Season 2. Making use of her considerable influence, Lady Danbury easily persuades the Queen into declaring Edwina the diamond of the season. But on the other hand, in a departure from her sophisticated tactics, she resorts to sticking her ear on Edwina's door to find what she feels about Anthony. She then proceeds to share a joyful nonverbal exchange with Lady Bridgerton, who happens to be doing the exact same thing at Anthony's door.

Lady Danbury is privy to even the most secretive information of the Ton through her social network and her own astute observational power. Further, she is a fearless woman expert at using what she knows to get what she wants. It is perhaps a little beneath her to use pedestrian means such as eavesdropping outside someone's door to listen to them. This moment, in the case of Lady Danbury, seems to have gone too far.