'Bridgerton' season 3 addresses the biggest problem fans had with Kate and Anthony's love story

Simone Ashley as Kate and Jonathan Bailey as Anthony on the season three premiere of "Bridgerton."
Simone Ashley as Kate and Jonathan Bailey as Anthony on the season three premiere of "Bridgerton."Liam Daniel/Netflix
  • "Bridgerton" season two didn't have quite as many sex scenes as season one.

  • Fans noted the lack of outright sex scenes in season two — but still, the yearning is very sexy.

  • If you wanted more Kanthony sex, though, season three has heard your prayers.

Warning: Spoilers ahead for "Bridgerton" season three, episode one.

"Bridgerton" season two may have had fewer sex scenes than its predecessor. But if you were clamoring for more intimate relations between fan-favorite couple Kate Sharma and Anthony Bridgerton, your time has finally come.

Kate (Simone Ashley) and Anthony (Jonathan Bailey) were the focus of "Bridgerton" season two. Their relationship developed as Anthony courted, proposed to, and nearly married Kate's younger sister, Edwina (Charithra Chandran) — but of course, he ended up marrying Kate instead.

For enemies-to-lovers fans, it was an absolute feast. And while season two may not have had the same level of actual sex as season two, it's this humble author's opinion that it was no less sexy for it. Have you ever seen two people yearn and bicker so deeply and lovingly? It's delicious.

But if you've felt deprived of Kanthony sex, fear not — season three has heeded your call.

Don't worry, Kate and Anthony are having a lot of sex, and not all of it heir-making

At the advent of season three, Anthony and Kate, now the Viscount and Viscountess Bridgerton, have returned from their honeymoon. And they are very happy together.

The couple gets their first solo scene of the season about 26 minutes into episode one, where we find them together in bed in Bridgerton House. It's a slow, sensual morning — some kissing, a hand splayed across Anthony's back — before Anthony ducks beneath the sheets, his hand clasped with Kate's over her bosom.

This is sex for pleasure and passion's sake, not any kind of clinical heir-making. Kate says as much after they're interrupted by voices outside their bedroom door, after Anthony remarks that nothing else in the house could be nearly as important as them "making an heir" to the Bridgerton name.

"We have to start somewhere," he says, splayed across the sheets. I don't think you need me to tell you that this entire sequence is very hot and charming, but just in case — it is very hot and charming.

Jonathan Bailey as Anthony and Simone Ashley as Kate on season three, episode one of "Bridgerton."
Kate and Anthony are very happily married in season three of "Bridgerton."Liam Daniel/Netflix

Later in episode one, Kate suggests to Anthony in the study that they prolong their honeymoon and put off the responsibilities of managing the Bridgerton estate a while longer. Anthony seems to agree enthusiastically, picking up his wife, laying her back on the desk, and dramatically shoving a stack of papers to the floor.

It's just the kind of newlywed festivities that people have likely been expecting, and it makes sense now that Kate and Anthony are no longer the show's major players (that would be Penelope and Colin). And more importantly, it makes sense with where their characters are at — these sequences give us a better sense of their relationship and priorities.

They also feel like a cheeky response to criticisms about season two, given that much of the time we spend with Kate and Anthony together in episode one this season is basically them just being really horny for each other (good for them!!!!!!). There are plenty of sweet moments too, though, including an unscripted kiss for the couple at Lady Danbury's ball that Bailey told Business Insider he came up with.

While a full season of yearning was reward enough in and of itself, a little smut never hurt anyone either.

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