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Now that we’ve gotten that out of the way, I am assuming if you are reading this, you watched The Haunting of Bly Manor on Netflix.
I just finished watching it and OMG that ending pulled at my heart strings. So much in fact, I cried like a baby.
The last episode was one of the hardest to grasp because with everything going on right now in the world, it made me really think what would happen if I lost my husband and it made me so sad.
In the scene where the Narrator (played by Carla Gugino) is speaking with Flora on the eve of her wedding night, they talk about the fear of losing her soon-to-be husband and how scared she is to be alone…
“I just keep thinking about that silly gorgeous insane man I’m marrying tomorrow. I love him more than I ever thought I could love anybody. And the crazy thing is he loves me the same exact amount. We got lucky. Sometimes when I’m sitting next to him in that easy silence you only get with your forever person who loves you as much as you love them, I start getting really terrified that he’s gonna [die] before I do and then what am I supposed to do? How am I supposed to just live a life that he’s not in?”
That is when it hit me, the story isn’t meant to be about ghosts, it’s meant to be a love story and the fear/sadness that comes from losing someone you love.
The part that really hit me was when Carla Gugino (which we find out is Jamie the gardener) responds to Flora saying:
You shouldn’t be thinking of losing each other at all. Don’t let that hang over your happiness right now. Enjoy that easy silence with him. ‘Tis rare, what you’ve got. But when the time does come, years and years from now, mind you, it will be hard every day and it won’t get easier. But eventually after some time, you’ll find little moments, little pieces of your life that remind you of him. And they’ll be silly and dumb or they’ll be sad and you’ll cry for hours, but there will still be a piece of him and you’ll hold him tight. It’ll be like he’s here with you, even though he’s gone.”
UGH – yep this really turned on the water works!
I just can’t imagine losing my husband especially any time soon. But even just the thought of it, really tore me up.
To be honest, the ending was so far from what I expected. To have Dani die and Jamie be completely lonely and heartbroken after all the love the two had shared, ugh it was SO SAD!
So here I am at the end of what is supposed to be a horror movie, crying like a baby over the love story between Dani and Jamie and the thought of losing my husband.
Who knows, maybe I am just overly sensitive right now but had I known that was the way things would end, I probably would have skipped the last episode entirely.
What did you think of the ending? Did it upset you too? According to Twitter, seems like I am not alone…