If you’ve watched the show Bridgerton, you must be familiar with Queen Charlotte and her love life. Queen Charlotte: The Bridgerton Story is very much centered around the love of Queen Charlotte and George III. The heavenly bond that they shared was shown in a very beautiful manner. The couple was ready to do anything for each other till their last breath. But there was another love story that was hidden in the palace. The Love Story of Brimsley and Reynolds didn’t have a happy ending but rather a painful one.
As the story continued, we saw that a major question was arising that was about the missing Reynolds. What happened to Reynolds in Bridgerton is what everyone wants to know about. By the end of the story, we see that Brimsley is always sad and lost in his thoughts as if he is crying in his heart. Did Reynolds die? But we can not jump to such a conclusion, so let’s break down the complex love story of the gay couple from the palace. After that, we will discuss why Reynolds went missing.
What Happened To Reynolds In Bridgerton?
We saw that Reynolds and Brimsley were intimate throughout their time together when they were young. Even the Queen and the King were also in their early stage of love life. Brimsley and Reynolds appeared as if they were truly into each other, and they were falling for each other every single day. But a gay couple was not so acceptable at that time.
Queen’s love story was good, but Reynolds was not in the eyes of others. They knew that they could not live happily ever after, but who could control their feelings? It’s tough! They enjoyed each other’s company while working in the palace.
They didn’t want much but to live together. Seems very romantic, but we saw Reynolds for the last time when the couple was dancing at night. After that, the transition happens, and we see an older Brimsley standing at the same place and remembering the dance he had with his better half, Reynolds. Well, Reynolds was gone, and the question arises what happened to Reynolds in Bridgerton?
The first and foremost thing that comes to our mind is that Reynolds could have died. We might think that because we know how things were going on in the palace. Reynolds was most probably around the same age as King George, and George looked old when the transition happened. And when we saw that Brimsley was recollecting the dance moves, he was sad. It was on his face that he was very sad and he was mourning.
Reynolds always used to be around King George but in the ‘present day,’ we see no Reynolds around George. So the most likely theory we can believe is that he might be dead. Another theory we can think of is that Reynolds might be alive. But how? Well, if you had watched the sixth episode when Queen Charlotte asked Brimsley if he had ever been married. His answer was a NO. The reason was that he wasn’t sure if he could ever find someone who would be free to spend a normal life with him rather than a powerful sentence.
Brimsley was a devoted person who used to devote all his time to Queen and King, and nobody had such patience. Talking about being with all the time with King, Reynolds might have been freed up from his duties. That is because when King was ill, he wanted to be alone. Reynolds either has been moved and assigned to any other work, or he was relieved completely from his duties.
It’s certainly unclear what happened to the couple. Even if we open up the history books to find the story, we might not get anything. That is because their names and story aren’t documented anywhere, which is worse. If there were any traits of the love story they had, we would know what happened to the character.