This article “Who is the narrator in The Haunting of Bly Manor” contains major spoilers.
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At the start of The Haunting of Bly Manor, we are introduced to a woman who attends a rehearsal dinner. With the bride, groom and guests relaxing with evening drinks, she decides to tell them a ghost story. From here, this woman becomes the narrator for the series and her voice shines through each chapter, giving us additional context.
We don’t see this woman again until the very end but she’s clearly important and pivotal to the story.
Who is the narrator in The Haunting of Bly Manor?
And while this is oddly predictable when you reach the ending of the series, you would not have thought that Jamie was pulling the strings for the entire story. She doesn’t have her own character-centric episode like the other characters, so it is the process of elimination. This is Jamie’s story — she is the series and not just one chapter.
Why is she the narrator?
Her time at Bly Manor spurred on a love story between her and Dani — they were suffocatingly in love with each other. However, due to the curse of Bly Manor, their relationship went from “happily ever after” to “taking it one day at a time”.
How does the narrator’s story end?
It ends with her at the rehearsal dinner the night before the big wedding. She has an intense chat with the bride-to-be about love and holding on to memories. At this point, she does not have Dani in her life — Dani had finally become a victim of the curse after allowing The Lady in The Lake inside her to save the children of Bly — she had that spirit inside her for years and the couple tried to manage it.
In hope that one day she will see Dani again, Jamie looks in the water of her bathtub and sink to see if she can see her one true love.
Near the end, the narrator agrees that the story is about love, not about ghosts after confiding with the bride at the wedding.
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