Explaining Flora’s story on The Haunting of Bly Manor
From the beginning of The Haunting of Bly Manor, it was clear something strange was going on, and Flora was connected in some way. What secrets did she know and what happened to her in the end?
Flora would routinely find herself “tucked away” in memories throughout The Haunting of Bly Manor. She also knew all about the ghosts in the house, including the Lady in the Lake. And the end of her story at Bly Manor would be connected to the Lady in the Lake.
Not inviting Ms. Jessel in
When Peter tricked Miles into saying “it’s you, it’s me, it’s us,” Ms. Jessel told Flora not to allow it. Flora said the words but didn’t mean then, so Ms. Jessel wasn’t invited in to share Flora’s body.
That meant Flora was still herself when Dani tried to get Flora off the grounds. Flora couldn’t leave Miles behind, though. So, the two were in the Lady in the Lake’s path that night. Dani was taken, and no amount of screaming from Flora would stop the Lady in the Lake.
Instead, Flora jumped up on the bed, knowing that was where the Lady in the Lake would go. In view of the Lady in the Lake on the bed, the Lady in the Lake turned into Viola and saw her own daughter.
Flora was gripped by the Lady in the Lake and taken to the water.
Did Flora die on The Haunting of Bly Manor?
Dani had been initially knocked out, but she came to and rushed to the lake. She got there before Flora was pulled under and shouted “it’s you, it’s me, it’s us.” Dani didn’t really understand everything, but she hoped it would save Flora.
And it did. Viola was invited into Dani’s body, but she didn’t choose to take over in the way that Peter did with Miles. Dani got some time with Jamie.
As for Flora, she, Miles, and Henry moved from Bly Manor. They headed to the States, and over time, we learn that Flora and Miles forget everything that happened. They know about Bly Manor, but not the horrors that happened there.
That gets us to 2007 and the wedding. Flora grew up, met a boy, and was the bride getting married on The Haunting of Bly Manor.
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