Because it progresses, The Haunting of Bly Manor reveals itself to be a tragedy wrapped in horror, sharing parts of household drama with The Haunting of Hill House. From the very first episode, the au pair Dani Clayton is haunted by a mysterious man with flashing glasses. She sees him each time she’s round a mirror, thus she frantically covers up each mirror she encounters. His unsettling presence is terrifying at first, however we be taught his story is kind of tragic. The present drops a bombshell round its midpoint: the creepy man, the truth is, is Edmund (Eddie) O’Mara, Dani’s childhood sweetheart and former fiancé.
The fourth episode opens with a candy flashback to Dani’s childhood as she tries on Eddie’s glasses. A few years later, Dani has a hoop on her finger, and she or he and Edmund attend an engagement celebration of types. There, Edmund tells the story of how Dani dared him to kiss her after they have been children and the way he was frightened that he’d get her pregnant, so he requested her to marry him. He asks her over and over all through the years till she lastly says sure.
However doubt casts over Dani’s face as Edmund professes his love for her. Bother begins when Edmund’s mother offers her an outdated costume in the course of the celebration. When Dani will get fitted for the costume, she feels sparks for the seamstress (as she does for Jamie the gardener). Her subsequent dinner with Edmund is tense. Edmund picks up that one thing is incorrect, questioning if she desires to get married in any respect. She reaches out to him and tells him she will be able to’t. Within the automobile, Dani tells Edmund she had wished to stay it out and never harm him, hoping she’d finally really feel how she was purported to. Distraught, Eddie exits the automobile. Instantly, a shifting truck strikes him, and its headlights create a flashing gentle in his glasses. He quickly dies after arriving on the hospital.
Overwrought with guilt, Dani sees Edmund and his flashing glasses as she’s making an attempt to drag herself collectively within the hospital rest room. He is probably not there — however he continues haunting her anyway. After Edmund’s dying, his mom stops by to deliver Dani meals and her late son’s glasses. She invitations Dani to dinner, not realizing Dani is all packed as much as go to Europe.
Edmund’s presence continues to hang-out Dani, who brings the glasses together with her on her journey overseas. Even when she desires to maneuver on with Jamie, it is unimaginable for her to cease seeing him at Bly Manor, which already has its truthful share of ghosts. On the finish of the fourth episode, Dani lastly confronts this tragedy and tosses the glasses right into a bonfire.