Grab the smelling salts and go the linen handkerchief – we should supply our hand for Simon Basset, the Duke of Hastings to want us good day …and farewell
Thirst traps giveth and thirst traps taketh away. Like a father or mother telling an adolescent to go to their room RIGHT NOW, Netflix and Shondaland introduced that star Regé-Jean Page’s character is not going to seem on the present’s forthcoming second season, unveiling the data by means of a merciless word from Lady Whistledown.
“Dear Readers, while all eyes turn to Lord Anthony Bridgerton’s quest to find a Viscountess, we bid adieu to Regé-Jean Page, who so triumphantly played the Duke of Hastings,” the message started.
“We’ll miss Simon’s presence onscreen, but he will always be a part of the Bridgerton family,” it continued. “Daphne will remain a devoted wife and sister, helping her brother navigate the upcoming social season and what it has to offer – more intrigue and romance than my readers may be able to bear.”
It appears we barely had time to lock our corsets, after which he was gone. Life is merciless and sweetness is fleeting. But we’ll all the time have our watchlist.
Twitter customers fluttered their followers in frustration on the information. “So you’re telling me that we won’t be able to see Simon struggle as a father? how Simon takes care of his children? how they are as a married couple? then I bid farewell too,” one individual wrote.
so that you’re telling me that we received’t have the ability to see Simon battle as a father? how Simon takes care of his kids? how they’re as a married couple? then I bid farewell too. #Bridgerton pic.twitter.com/y069jdwDlW
— Chel ⁷ || Saphne Supremacy (@mschls) April 2, 2021
Another consumer referenced the allure and gorgeous beauty of Page in a tweet.
— Olivia Truffaut-Wong (@iWatchiAm) April 2, 2021
Readers of Julia Quinn books on which the sequence is predicated, received’t be too stunned, because the duke’s plot just about ends within the first ebook, The Duke and I. And the information completely didn’t come as a jolt to the star.
One Twitter consumer appeared to grasp the writing was on the wall.
— ☾⁷🐝 (@purpIetales) April 2, 2021
“It’s a one-season arc. It’s going to have a beginning, middle, end – give us a year,” Page informed Variety. “[I thought] ‘That’s interesting,’ because then it felt like a limited series. I get to come in, I get to contribute my bit and then the Bridgerton family rolls on.”
The British-Zimbabwean star informed the outlet that he liked the thought of Bridgerton as an anthology, with every ebook (or season) centered on a special sibling’s love story.
Some folks aren’t so certain.
— Iamrootingforeveryoneblack (@OpinionatedQue2) April 2, 2021
Our dashing duke would really like for viewers to offer it an opportunity, it appears. “One of the things that is different about this [romance] genre is that the audience knows the arc completes,” he explains. “They come in knowing that, so you can tie people in emotional knots because they have that reassurance that we’re going to come out and we’re going to have the marriage and the baby.”
On social media, Page known as his expertise on the sequence, “The ride of a life time.” He writes in a farewell publish, “It’s been an absolute pleasure and a privilege to be your Duke. Joining this family — not just on screen, but off screen too. Our incredibly creative and generous cast, crew, outstanding fans — it’s all been beyond anything I could have imagined. The love is real and will just keep growing.”
Shondaland boss Shonda Rhimes posted a tribute to the actor on social media after information broke of the duke’s departure.
— shonda rhimes (@shondarhimes) April 2, 2021
“Remember: the Duke is never gone. He’s just waiting to be binge-watched all over again,” Rhimes wrote in her caption, including the hashtag #ShondalandMalesOnNetflixAreForever