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New Escapist Column! On “The Romance of Certain Old Clothes” as the Key to “The Haunting of Bly Manor”…

I published a new In the Frame piece at The Escapist this evening. With the release of The Haunting of Bly Manor last week, I figured it was worth a look at the season’s standout episode, The Romance of Certain Old Clothes.

Early in the season, the character of Peter Quint explains to young Miles Wingrave that people are like locked doors – in order to understand them, and get inside of them, one needs a key. That key serves as a detail that ties the whole together and makes sense of it all. The Romance of Certain Old Clothes, the penultimate episode of the season, serves that purpose – not only for The Haunting of Bly Manor itself, but arguably the bulk of showrunner Mike Flanagan’s output.

You can read the piece here, or click the picture below.