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Bridgerton: Does Penelope Featherington end up with Colin Bridgerton? 

Warning, potential spoilers ahead

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Emmy Griffiths
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Bridgerton is the show that everyone is talking about at the moment. After season two landed on Netflix in late March, it seems that all we want is even more yearning romances set in the Regency period - and luckily, there are plenty more books in the bestselling Julia Quinn series.

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One of the characters we're very invested in is Penelope Featherington, who has had a major crush on Colin Bridgerton for the last two seasons. Now that Nicola Coughlan has confirmed that season three will tell Penelope and Colin's love story, you might be wondering how the pair get together. Find out what the book says here but warning, spoilers ahead…

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Does Penelope Featherington end up with Colin Bridgerton? 

Penelope and Colin’s story is told in the fourth novel in the Bridgerton series, Romancing Mr Bridgerton, where Penelope finds that her feelings towards Colin are finally reciprocated. In the novel, Penelope is 28-years-old and considered by society to be a spinster, and is still in love with Colin from afar without any expectations that he would ever want to marry her after overhearing him tell his brothers he would never marry her.

However, the pair are thrown together when Colin returns from his travels, and he slowly starts to have feelings for her as she comes out of her shell following a new friendship with Lady Danbury, who is impressed by Penelope and thinks there is 'more to her' than the wallflower that everyone believes her to be. 

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Colin eventually falls in love with Penelope

The romance becomes troubled when Colin discovers Penelope’s secret - that she is Lady Whistledown - and grows jealous of her amazing achievements, feeling that he himself has done nothing inspiring as the third son of a large family. 

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However, Penelope encourages him to publish his travel journals, which promise to become a huge success when they are published. 

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Colin is the lead Bridgerton on book four 

The pair marry, but have to deal with Cressida Cowper’s threats to expose Penelope as Lady Whistledown. Instead, Colin proudly announces the revelation himself, leading to praise from the ton, while saving her reputation, and the pair live happily ever after in wedded bliss. 

Will they get together on the TV show? 

We hope so! Nicola recently revealed that Polin's love story will be the main focus of season three. Sitting on the ATAS panel at Netflix's FYSEE Space event, the Irish star revealed: "Like Lady Whistledown, I have been keeping a secret for quite some time and I can confirm to you all that season three is Colin and Penelope's love story.

"I have kept that secret since two weeks into season two. This is the first time I am saying it here." 

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Season three is set to focus on Penelope and Colin

The end of season two saw Penelope distraught after overhearing Colin tell his friends that he would never enter into a relationship with her. 

When asked if he is courting the youngest Featherington, he responds: "Are you mad? I would never dream of courting Penelope Featherington, not in your wildest fantasies."

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