‘The Haunting of Bly Manor’: 13 Times Flora & Miles Weren’t Themselves
[Warning: The below contains MAJOR spoilers for Season 1 of The Haunting of Bly Manor.]
The Haunting of Bly Manor has finally debuted on Netflix giving fans plenty of clues and mysteries to unpack.
At the center of the story are the orphaned Wingrave children — Flora (Amelie Bea Smith) and Miles (Benjamin Evan Ainsworth) — who live at Bly Manor, a sprawling English countryside estate. But when their new nanny Dani (Victoria Pedretti) arrives at Bly, it quickly becomes clear to both her and viewers that something isn’t right about these children who act out and behave in bizarre ways.
The oddest part of their behavior is that they seem to forget the things they’ve done or can’t remember their actions, which makes it hard for them to understand when Dani punishes them for any wrongdoing. But as the series carries on, this mystery is slowly solved as we learn the reasoning behind their antics.
In addition to trying to keep their loved ones safe from Bly’s Lady of the Lake, Flora and Miles are acting strangely because they’re occasionally possessed by star-crossed lovers and former employees Rebecca Jessel (Tahirah Sharif) and Peter Quint (Oliver Jackson-Cohen). In an attempt to stop themselves from fading away, the ghosts hijack the children’s bodies from time to time to keep their souls existing, which would explain some of the Wingraves’ strange behaviors.
Below, we’re rounding up moments throughout the season when Miles and Flora weren’t themselves, hinting at what was truly going on, and let us know if there are any we didn’t catch in the comment section.
The Haunting of Bly Manor, Season 1, Streaming Now, Netflix