Ever since Netflix dropped their latest masterpiece, The Haunting Of Bly Manor, I've been thinking about the ending non-stop.
The show, which is a follow up to The Haunting of Hill House, follows a storyteller at a wedding as she weaves the tale of an au pair looking after two ~perfectly splendid~ children in England.
As the show goes on, the story starts to focus on the relationship between the au pair, Dani, and the gardener, Jamie. We watch as they fall in love despite Dani being bound to spend eternity as the Lady in the Lake at Bly Manor.
The couple lived a beautiful life until Dani returned to the manor to fulfill her tragic fate, leaving Jamie alone to keep her memory alive by telling and retelling her story — including at a wedding!!
That's right! Our mysterious narrator turns out to be an older Jamie, as she attends the wedding of a grown-up Flora while also reuniting with Henry, Miles, and Owen. Though the children no longer remember the horrific events at the manor, Jamie's retelling was a way to reconnect their found family with Dani's memory.
The last moments of the series shows Jamie desperately looking at her reflection, and keeping all the doors open in the hopes Dani will return in spirit. As she cracks open her hotel room door and sits in a chair in front of it, she slowly falls asleep only for us to see...
...Dani's hand on her shoulder!!!
After years of waiting for her lover's return, the ending leaves us with the knowledge that Dani is still around, watching over Jamie, even if she doesn't know it.
Obviously this revelation was the cherry on the sundae that was this season's emotional roller coaster and I was not the only person who couldn't handle this expression of undying true love.
The Haunting of Bly Manor is streaming on Netflix now!
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