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‘Fifty Shades Darker': 6 Things We Learned From the New Trailer

Second installment in the ”Fifty Shades of Grey“ trilogy will be released on February 10, 2017

The first full trailer for “Fifty Shades Darker” was released on Tuesday, and fans learned a thing or two about Anastasia Steele, Christian Grey and their continuing relationship.

Christian (Jamie Dornan) is still a stalker, but this time, Ana (Dakota Johnson) is being watched by more than one person, coming dangerously close to a former submissive who is suffering a mental breakdown.

But fear not, “Fifty Shades” fans, there are more than enough sex scenes and plentiful dramatic moments in the new teaser.

The “Fifty Shades of Grey” sequel, based on E.L. James‘ book of the same name, continues to follow the erotic adventures of Anastasia Steele and business magnate Christian Grey.

Kim Basinger, Bella Heathcote, Tyler Hoechlin, Hugh Dancy and Rita Ora are starring in the second installment, which is looking at a February 10, 2017, release date.

Here are six things that we learned from watching the new trailer.

1. Christian Grey Is Still a Psycho, Although He Isn’t Together With Ana

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The first film ended with the elevator door closing on Christian and Ana after one BDSM session goes horribly wrong for her. In the trailer, we can see Christian trying to win her back with flowers and by randomly showing up in places where she is.

As you probably recall, Christian had the same psychotic behavior in the first movie, where he showed up at a bar where Ana was and followed her to her mother’s house in Georgia.

2. There Will Be a Dramatic Masquerade Ball

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At various times in the trailer, we see Ana and Christian at a masquerade ball. While at first everything looks dandy, we soon learn that something went horribly wrong — and it’s probably because an old flame of Christian’s shows up unexpectedly.

3. Two Old Flames Return

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In the trailer, we see Ana walking away from Kim Basinger‘s character, Elena Lincoln, a Mrs. Robinson-esque figure, who is Christian’s business partner and former lover from when he was only 15.

Another old flame shows up in the trailer. Bella Heathcote stars as Leila Williams, another one of Christian’s ex girlfriends who is having a mental breakdown and seems to be stalking Ana.

4. Ana Is Being Watched

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It seems as if Ana is being watched by several people in the trailer. Leila stalks Christian’s new girlfriend (Ana even seems to be seeing Leila in their bedroom one morning).

A female voice, who we can assume is Leila, asks Ana, “Do you think you’re the first woman who has tried to save him?”

At one point, Ana also looks through a file, finding pictures of herself as well as personal documents, indicating that someone is looking into her past. Maybe it’s Christian?

5. Christian Might Actually Be a Romantic

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“This time, no rules, no punishments. And no more secrets,” Ana tells Christian at the beginning of the trailer. Apart from steamy sex scenes, we also see Christian and Ana going on normal dates and frolicking on a boat. They even sleep in the same bed, something that is usually against Christian’s principles.

While Ana and Christian accidentally ended up in the same bed after their sexual endeavors in the first movie, Christian made it a point to never sleep in the same bed as his submissive.

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6. There Will be More Steamy Sex Scenes

What would “Fifty Shades” be without steamy sex scenes? The trailer promises heaps of those, including one in the shower.