Penelope Colin Bridgerton season three

Penelope and Colin were on-screen together for just 16 per cent of Bridgerton season three

Some fans feel very unsatisfied with the amount of time the couple interacted for

Part two of Bridgerton season three has finally come out in its entirety and we’ve been able to watch the adorable relationship between Penelope and Colin blossom. However, sometimes it felt like compared to the other seasons we didn’t get as much one-on-one time with them as some of the other Bridgerton couples. This could be attributed to the fact that some of the scenes from this season between them were apparently actually cut from the final version, something fans aren’t happy about.

One Redditor has actually gone as far as to work out how many minutes in all their seasons each of the main couples had. As well as what percentage of screen time they had directly with each other during their own season. So, how many minutes of interaction did Colin and Penelope have together in season three of Bridgerton, and how does it compare to the other Bridgerton siblings?

According to the graph, Simon and Daphne had the most screen time together with 113 minutes and 29 seconds directly interacting with each other. In comparison, Anthony and Kate had just 99 minutes and 13 seconds on screen together which also takes their time in season three into account. In their own season, they only had 14.4 per cent of the total show directly interacting with each other.

And this lack of time between the couple has left some fans feeling very unsatisfied with this season, to the point where they’ve started a petition. The petition demands that Netflix and Shondaland restore the deleted Bridgerton part two scenes into the original episodes, or by releasing them separately. Despite only being started three days ago the petition has already gained over 60,000 signatures. Fans feel as though the final edit of the show doesn’t do the relationship between Colin and Penelope justice and the cut scenes provide vital moments between the couple.


According to the petition, four key scenes were deleted which contained the following moments: Colin going home with Penelope after he finds her at the modiste, which leads to an angry kissing scene. The second deleted moment was the couple lying in bed together whilst talking about publishing Colin’s manuscripts. The third cut scene involved Colin whispering sweet nothings to Penelope in front of the mirror, kissing her neck and being playful towards her. The final cut moment was a long intimate montage in episode eight which included a scene where Colin goes down on Penelope.

The petition implores: “We’d like Netflix to do Polin justice, by either releasing the deleted scenes as a separate episode or restoring the episodes the way they were initially intended. Luke and Nicola have done such a fantastic job, and knowing these beautiful and vulnerable scenes did not make the cut, feels like an injustice to their hard work.” So far neither Netflix nor Shondaland have responded.

Bridgerton season three is available on Netflix now – For all the latest Netflix news, drops, quizzes and memes about Colin and Penelope like The Holy Church of Netflix on Facebook. 

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