After the terrifying events from episode 20, we get to sit back and relax with some lovely Ellia and Casey time. While Casey gets to cleaning up the glass that mysteriously just "fell" Ellia's taken up to getting cozy with Emily Grantham's diary.
While there isn't much going on between our characters in this episode, it's a huge episode in terms of getting one step closer to solving the Grantham House murders. We learn that Emily was pretty lonely during her time at the house, she worked from home, didn't have many friends and for the most part confided in her housekeeper/cook. To no one's surprise, Emily was just as in love with her husband as he was with her. Emily often wrote about John and to Casey they seemed like the "perfect couple" but I'm pretty sure you all know this is probably just a recipe for disaster.
Now for actual journal entries, they're pretty intense. Check them out below!
So lots of things come to mind after hearing these entries. It's pretty clear that William is obsessed with Emily, which could very well be motive for wanting to kill Emily. If he couldn't have her then no one else could. Another motive surfaces later in the episode after we learn that John Grantham cared so dearly for William and his family that he left the Grantham House to William and his family in the event of their untimely death. So was it for love, was it for the home, or was it done by someone else entirely? This episode's raised so many questions that I can't even wrap my head around what the answers could possibly be but it doesn't stop here. As William becomes less and less present in Emily's entries, entries on becoming pregnant grow increasingly heavy. It's made clear that while the Grantham's have been trying to conceive for years, they haven't been successful.
Anyways, Ellia finds a journal entry where Emily describes going to a local with doctor in town for herbs and potions to help her become more fertile. So throw in the supernatural aspect and we're even more confused as to who could have possibly committed such crimes. Could it have been William, maybe the with doctor cast a spell, there are so many what ifs and we're winding down to the final episodes shortly and there's just too much excitement to contain. So what do you guys think?