T’Nia Miller plays in the beautiful, gracious caretaker Hannah Grose Bly Manor Event. Episode 5, “Altar of the Dead,” provided fans with great information that revealed what Hannah meant to Bly. This is how Hannah Grose died there Bly Manor Event.
[SPOILER ALERT: Major spoilers ahead for The Haunting of Bly Manor.]
The ghosts in ‘The Haunting of Bly Manor’ are very real
Over time, any of the ghosts that inhabit Bly slowly begin to lose their properties and eventually grow faceless. But first, they look dead just as they were alive.
Each of the ghosts at Bly Manor has a purpose. They are, therefore, unlike ordinary ghosts, who themselves have the ability to be seen, heard and touched by the living beings. Other older ghosts, like the ghost of Viola Willoughby, have the ability to touch those who live in Bly – it’s just her face that has worn over time. Perhaps the most crucial thing that Bly ‘s ghosts are able to do is survive.
Hannah Grose is the ghost of ‘The Haunting of Bly Manor’
When we first meet Hannah, she seems to be lost in a daybreak. In “The Altar of the Dead,” it is stated that Hannah’s mind is often distracted by memories of her life – she has been dead all along.
Many fans noticed a number of gestures that explained Hannah’s ghostly presence. She seldom, if ever, ate or drank anything. Instead, she is often seen taking a pantomiming while drinking or just consuming food offered to her. When Dani Clayton (Victoria Pedretti) first arrives Bly, she makes Hannah’s decision to eat as a disgrace. But in reality, this is because Hannah no longer needs food or drink to survive.
The biggest impression of Hannah’s ghostly persona is the sheer images of bumps. Hannah always notices a crack of the same size and shape around Bly – first in the kitchen, and then later in a hall. Hannah sees this crack as a recall to where her dead body lies – at the bottom of a well, where she was pushed to her death.
Peter Quint killed Hannah Grose the day Dani Clayton arrived at Bly Manor
Unfortunately Hannah was pushed into a well by Peter Quint (Oliver Jackson-Cohen), who had the body of Miles Wingrave (Benjamin Evan Ainsworth) at the time. The moment Hannah fell down the well, she broke her neck, and died the very moment Dani arrived. This explains why Hannah seemed to be “locked away” as a reminder when Dani greeted her.
Hannah Grose had to come to terms with her death
In episode 5, Hannah repeats her interview with Owen (Rahul Kohli) over and over again. At first, Hannah seems to be trying to explore the unreal romance between her and the chef. Like the crack that Hannah saw again throughout Bly, her memories give her an idea of how and when she died. The phrase “Honestly, Hannah” – what Miles / Peter said to her just before she died – is repeated many times throughout episode 5, serving as another reputation to help her with understand what happened to her.
As the memories harden again, it becomes clear to Hannah that she must come to the terms of her death. She, like many others, is another spirit who is stuck in the “glue trap” of Bly Manor.