What Happened to Brimsley and Reynolds?

November 20, 2023

Queen Charlotte introduced us to a new iconic below-stairs couple in the form of the Queen's right-hand man Brimsley (Sam Clemmett) and the King's valet Reynolds (Freddie Dennis). Their relationship felt lived-in from the moment it was revealed, complete with bickering in the bathroom and an emotional ease that suggested a deep bond. But when the series jumped forward to the present day, Reynolds is nowhere to be seen. This has led to a lot of speculation about what happened to brimsley and reynolds, with some believing that they died before the events of Bridgerton or simply chose to live apart with George in his old age. But the truth is a little more nuanced than that. In a recent interview with Vulture, Hugh Sachs — who plays the adult Brimsley in the Netflix period drama — shed some light on the situation.

In the 1700s, it would be illegal for Brimsley and Reynolds to speak openly about their sexual relationship, so the pair kept things secret. Even though they bonded deeply, their loyalty to the Queen and the King ultimately ended up costing them their lives together. But there is a slight chance that we could see Reynolds again in the future. The show's creator, Shonda Rhimes, recently revealed that the edit jump at Lady Danbury's ball showing an older Brimsley dancing alone was done intentionally to indicate that "service takes over." Hopefully, that will leave the door open for a reunion for our favourite royal servant and his partner in crime.


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