It is no shock that the eighth episode of The Haunting of Bly Manor, “The Sure Romance of Previous Garments,” shortly turned a fan favourite — notably with its heart-wrenching story and a masterful efficiency from Kate Siegel. Netflix not too long ago launched a behind-the-scenes video in regards to the episode, giving followers an in-depth take a look at the way it got here to be and what the solid and creators considered the episode as a complete. In case you have been questioning, it wasn’t only a fan favourite, it was the writers’ favourite episode, too.
“We anticipated it to be . . . one of the attention-grabbing alternatives we needed to change issues up for the season,” stated creator Mike Flanagan, and alter issues up they did. The episode is the one one of many season to be shot in black and white and exhibits the Girl within the Lake’s origins. “The heartbreak and the distress and the loss and the cussed willfulness in Viola’s coronary heart change into this gravity properly in all of Bly Manor,” Siegel added. The Girl within the Lake is the explanation that the ghosts cannot depart Bly Manor, so it solely is smart that her origin episode holds all of the solutions for the season and makes her the guts of Bly Manor. You’ll be able to watch the complete video above to see simply how large an affect her story had on everybody concerned within the making of the present.