Q&A #2 // Ep. 47: Changes
My take on Suzanna and What She Knows
At this point, I don’t think that she actually KNOWS anything. She sees and hears a lot due to her position in the house, but nothing concrete, just hints and whispers. There are things that have seemed fishy to her, that have set off alarm bells. She likes Jane, despite thinking she’s HOPELESSLY naive. She wants to make sure that Jane does her due diligence before jumping into anything, and so she voices her warnings. But then when she backs off at the end and says that Jane should do what makes her happy, I think that was her telling herself “hey, you don’t actually KNOW anything. Maybe this WILL make her happy, who am I to say it won’t?” If she had any actual knowledge, I don’t think she would have backtracked like that.
Totally agree. I’ve seen one or two people comment how it’s possible there may be certain areas of the house/grounds which are OFF LIMITS to Suzanna and co, which even in itself would make anyone slightly suspicious. I like this idea a lot because it could be really innocent, so Suzanna doesn’t know anything is amiss, but at the same time, if it was so innocent, why is it a secret? So Suzanna gives her warning, but because it isn’t based off of anything more than feelings and murmurings amongst the staff, she encourages Jane to go for what makes her happy- no matter how weird that may seem to an outsider.