Very like The Haunting of Hill Home, The Haunting of Bly Manor options its fair proportion of familial drama. The manor itself has a troubled historical past, however so too do the Wingraves — although their turmoil is not essentially of the supernatural selection. The kids’s mother and father, Charlotte and Dominic Wingrave, do not die from ghostly haunts (that we all know of anyway). They cross away throughout an accident on a visit to India, proper after an extramarital affair involves gentle.
When Rebecca tucks Flora right into a reminiscence in episode six, we be taught that Uncle Henry (performed by final season’s Henry Thomas) has been carrying on an affair with Charlotte as Dominic went on enterprise journeys. The present concurrently dives into Henry’s previous as his sinister alter ego torments him. Dominic, house for a quick time, begins to suspect that one thing is occurring when Henry calls asking for Charlotte. The evening earlier than Flora’s sixth party, Dominic confronts Charlotte concerning the affair. He realizes that Flora could not have been born early as a result of she was too massive, so it was probably she was conceived when he was away. Flora, then, is definitely Henry’s organic daughter. Upon discovering out, Dominic clears out of his workplace with Henry, saying that Flora is his daughter in each method that issues. Charlotte and Dominic then make a journey to India to retrace their honeymoon. Charlotte says goodbye to Henry one final time earlier than she goes away.
One evening, Henry picks up the telephone in his workplace. It is from the British Consulate in India with horrible information — there’s been an accident. It’s protected to say that the Wingraves die whereas overseas, leaving Henry and the youngsters to bury empty coffins. Like within the present’s inspiration, Henry James’s The Flip of the Screw, the youngsters now technically fall underneath the care of their uncle. However overwrought by this tragedy, he leaves them with the Bly Manor employees and the ghosts on the property.