Penelope Featherington: I am certain you will find your purpose one day. Everyone must eventually.
Colin Bridgerton: Have you found yours?
Penelope Featherington: Of course not. But I imagine it to be something both animating and satisfying. The type of venture that speaks not to who I am but rather who I am to be. My purpose will challenge me to be brave and witty. My purpose will propel me far beyond the watchful glare of my mama. My purpose shall set me free.
Colin Bridgerton: What could possibly measure up to all that?
(Colin is hangover and grumpy...)
Violet Bridgerton (to Benedict): Whatever you have done to your brother, undo it.
Colin Bridgerton: I may never reach your capacity for drink, Brother.
Benedict Bridgerton: It's a simple remedy. If you continue to drink, there can be no after-effects.
Eloise Bridgerton: If only you would use your powers for good.
Colin Bridgerton: It is meant to be a sipping spirit.
Benedict Bridgerton: Have you not heard? The viscount believes in hurrying things along these days. First the wedding, now his drink. I hope, for Edwina's sake, the tendency stops before the honeymoon.
Anthony Bridgerton: Have you always been so vulgar, or has staring at naked models all day turned your brain to charcoal?
Marina Crane: You are a boy caught up in his own fantasies. In truth, I once thought that would be enough to save me from my reality. But what I learned is, I do not need saving in that way. What I need is to face up to my life and make my own practical decisions.
Colin Bridgerton: So you choose to be unhappy?
Marina Crane: We are not all guaranteed a fairy-tale ending. I am perfectly content with my children. And Sir Philip cares for me. He is a good father. We have built a life together. I am not the same woman you once knew. And I refuse to be thrust back into such a world of fantasy. That dream has long since passed.
Colin Bridgerton: Marina...
Marina Crane: You need to wake up, Colin.
Benedict Bridgerton: The Royal Schools have accepted me as a student. I got in!
Colin Bridgerton: I thought they were not the arbiters of taste?
Benedict Bridgerton: They must see great promise in my work. Oh my! (opens the windows and leans out of it) You shall all bear witness to my talents!
Colin Bridgerton: Shh! It's the middle of the night!
Eloise Bridgerton: He will be as insufferable now as you.
Colin Bridgerton: So I cleared my head, swore off women and love, and... Well, I only wanted to fully understand myself before stepping back into this world.
Penelope Featherington: You've sworn off women, then?
Colin Bridgerton: Well, for the time being.
Penelope Featherington: I am a woman.
Colin Bridgerton: You are Pen. You do not count. You are my friend.
Penelope Featherington: Of course. Your friend. How good to hear that.
Colin Bridgerton: I was not exactly lonely on my travels. I did begin a real conversation with someone. Someone I had known for a very long time. And yet, after everything that happened with Miss Thompson, I realized I never truly knew this person at all. Myself.
Penelope Featherington: Yourself?
Colin Bridgerton: I have you to thank. Your letters were so encouraging. I thought, if Penelope can see me this way, then surely I can too.