(Anthony and Kate are being all lovey-dovey and hugging, while the others are waiting for the game to start...)
Daphne Basset: I suppose that means they are cutting out.
Anthony Bridgerton: No! We're not cutting out!
Kate Bridgerton: No, not a chance!
Anthony Bridgerton (whispers to Kate): Unless we want to take this opportunity to return upstairs?
Kate Bridgerton: And admit defeat? Never.
Kate Sharma: You took me in as your own. And you never treated me any differently. Everything I... I did, I owed it to you.
Mary Sharma: You owed me nothing. Oh... You never had to earn your place in this family. I loved you from the day I met you. Oh, love is not something that is ever owed. You came into my life... as a daughter, and I never saw you as anything else.
Kate Sharma: It has been you. It has been you this entire time. Spinning my world off its axis, making me reconsider everything I have ever told myself. I came here resolved... to save my family. Everything I have ever done...
Anthony Bridgerton: ...has been for them.
Kate Sharma: Has been for them.
Anthony Bridgerton: Yeah.
Kate Sharma: You are the one who must stop. You are the one who must stop. Before...
Anthony Bridgerton: Before what? Before we both finally do something for ourselves?
Anthony Bridgerton: Can you ever just agree? You have been like this from the moment we first met in those woods. Obstinate, inflexible, unyielding to good, plain common sense.
Kate Sharma: Well, I can certainly understand why that would be so troubling for a man like you. A man used to always getting his way. A man used to giving orders...
Anthony Bridgerton: I do not give orders.
Kate Sharma: You give me orders and you expect me to listen. I do not listen...
Anthony Bridgerton: Perhaps you should.
Kate Sharma: I'll never listen to you! Or to anyone I wholeheartedly disagree with!
Kate Sharma: I promised I would not consider myself until you and Mama were taken care of. I gave what I had without regret, and I would do it again, Bon. I still do it. I give what I have in order to protect you. Say something, Bon. Anything, please.
Edwina Sharma: I do not know which pains me more. Your betrayal or your pity.
Kate Sharma: Please, Lord Bridgerton. Anthony. You must keep your word. You must marry my sister. You must marry her as soon as you can, because this feeling that plagues us so, it will pass. It will become tenable, it will become bearable, and soon enough, it will be as if we never felt it at all. Mere passion. It must because it has to.
Kate Sharma: I am leaving for India.
Anthony Bridgerton: And it is not far enough! Do you think that there is a corner of this Earth that you could travel to far away enough to free me from this torment? I am a gentleman. My father raised me to act with honor, but that honor is hanging by a thread that grows more precarious with every moment I spend in your presence. You are the bane of my existence. And the object of all my desires. Night and day, I dream of you. And what I... Do you even know all the ways a lady can be seduced? The things I could teach you.
Kate Sharma: I did not ask for this. To be plagued by these feelings. Hiding from my sister. Being driven to distraction every time you enter the room.
Anthony Bridgerton: Then you agree. It is insupportable.
Kate Sharma: Impossible.
Anthony Bridgerton: If I wed your sister, it will bind me and you together for eternity, and I will spend every day of my marriage wanting you, dreaming of you, dreading the day when my last thread of honor finally snaps. Is that the future that you want for us? For your sister?
Eloise Bridgerton: Was it your choice you never married? My brothers tell me I have a habit of being rather direct. But everyone tells me it is fate worse than death to end up a spinster. But you seem perfectly content with your situation.
Kate Sharma: You must know, it is hardly ideal. The world is not exactly welcoming to an unmarried woman. There seems to be no place in society for us, except at the edge of things.
Eloise Bridgerton: That rather seems to be society's flaw, not a woman's.
Kate Sharma: Indeed, it does.
Kate Sharma: What is clear is we are woefully unprepared to navigate this lion's den. I am sure Edwina's absence will only make her that much more desirable.
Edwina Sharma: It truly was a magnificent soiree, Lady Danbury. We are most grateful.
(Kate and Edwina leave)
Violet Bridgerton: Well, it would seem both of us may have our hands full this year.
Lady Danbury: Not if I have something to say about it. And as you very well know, I always have something to say.
Kate Sharma: You must be excited. This is the first chapter of a happy story. All you have to do this evening is remember what it is you are looking for.
Edwina Sharma: Hmm. Someone charming.
Kate Sharma: Mm-hmm.
Edwina Sharma: And handsome, of course. A prince or a duke, perhaps.
Kate Sharma: It is not a man's appearance or title that will woo you. It is his mind and spirit that will court yours. He will speak in a manner that only your heart can hear. That is what you are looking for. That is the true love you deserve.