The Haunting of Bly Manor opens with a mysterious English narrator telling friends a spooky story after a rehearsal dinner in Northern California. As an alternative of the Christmas social gathering in Henry James’s The Flip of the Screw, the narrator is at a marriage. However whose marriage ceremony is it? From the idle dialog, we be taught within the first episode that the groom’s identify is Jack, however we do not know a lot in regards to the bride or the bride’s household.
Within the final episode, we get two bittersweet reveals: the narrator seems to be none apart from Jamie the gardener. The opposite reveal is that the bride is Flora, the cursed little lady at Bly Manor.
The ultimate episode follows everybody’s lives after Bly. Owen stays in Europe and opens his personal restaurant. Jamie and Dani head to the States, the place they type a brand new life collectively. Henry brings the kids to America as properly. Because the Woman within the Lake haunts her, Dani is aware of that her days are numbered, however she does spend many blissful ones with Jamie. After they all collect at Owen’s restaurant a few years later, they be taught that Flora has a boyfriend and that the kids now not keep in mind their time at Bly. The story ends with Dani changing into the brand new Woman within the Lake and Jamie continually searching for glimpses of her.
After the story concludes, the friends depart and the bride and the narrator have a second alone. The bride tells the girl that she believes that the story is a love story, not a ghost story, then cries when she wonders what would occur if she misplaced her husband. Earlier than she leaves, the bride pauses for a second. She thinks that the narrator might have made the story up primarily based on a reputation, however then wonders how she would understand it. The identify is Flora, the bride’s center identify. At this level, it’s all however confirmed that the narrator is Jamie. From the start, we see her look into the sink and depart the door barely open, simply as Jamie did proper after Dani died. We additionally see her trade a short however tender look with the Englishman — Owen — toasting at first.
On the marriage ceremony reception, she raises her glass to the Englishman. The person stands subsequent to a youthful gentleman whereas they each benefit from the festivities. The shot switches, and we see Owen and Miles as they appeared in 1987. Then, the digicam closes in on the bride dancing with an older man. They’re revealed, within the subsequent shot, to be Flora and Uncle Henry. And eventually, we see a younger Jamie wistfully taking a look at them.