The Haunting Of Bly Manor was a slow burner, but that didn’t mean it wasn’t full of shocking moments. It captured audience members with its foreboding and mysterious atmosphere and satisfying conclusion.
It gave viewers intense moments as episode after episode revealed twists, insights, suspense, and layered character arcs. Some reveals were so disturbing, horrifying, surprising, and distressing that it was hard not to think about them after an episode’s end.
The Answer To Why Henry Avoided Bly Manor
Unless someone was in the hospital, Henry refused to go to Bly Manor. It didn’t matter that Flora was persistent in contacting him or that Hannah sent word, he stayed in his office. But when Henry’s alter ego forced him to recall his memories, viewers learned the truth. Henry had been having an affair with his brother’s wife. His brother learned the truth and confronted Henry. Henry and viewers learned at the same time that his “niece” who arrived early was actually his daughter.
Peter Quint’s Outburst
Peter Quint and Rebecca Jessel’s relationship was the wrong kind of love. Peter was possessive and manipulative. When Owen shared his cake batter with everyone in the household to poll the amount of strawberry versus lemon needed for flavor adjustment, it was a light moment of family bonding.
The Events In The Attic
It was the moment Peter’s plans were finally revealed and everything started to come together. It was the moment Dani and viewers first heard the loaded words “it’s you, it’s me, it’s us,” and things were never the same. Dani tied up on the attic floor, Peter and Rebecca dream jumping and coming back, Peter trying to convince Miles to give permission, Rebecca saving Flora, and all that was to come.
Henry’s Brush With Death
After it was revealed that Henry was the prank caller, viewers wanted him to stand up to his alter ego and to go to Bly Manor. And he did. Considering the events, his time couldn’t have been better for the residents of Bly Manor. The clock had struck and every second was crucial. The Lady In The Lake carried Flora down to the lake. Henry tried to stop her, and at that moment, his decision to return appeared to have lead him to his death.
The Sudden Death Of Dani’s Fiancé
From the very first episode, something was haunting Dani. Viewers could see a tall man with fiery glasses standing behind Dani in the reflection of a passing car. Wherever she stayed, Dani’s mirrors were covered. A bloody hand appeared on her sheets and a pair of glasses held associations she wished would go away.
How Peter Quint Died
Dani saw Peter Quint on the grounds of Bly Manor. But Peter Quint is missing, gone, disappeared, said to have apparently left with stolen money. But that wasn’t the real story. Peter Quint planned to run away to America with Rebecca Jessel, but then he left her. Except he had never really gone anywhere. He was murdered by The Lady Of The Lake after he unknowingly crossed her numb and repeated path. He was just another person in the wrong place at the wrong time, another victim of Viola. She dragged him down the stairs and across the dirt until his body was lost to the lake.