- Addtionally, Le Bail may have intended that. Since he punishes the family for failing to kill the bride/groom by killing them all, and Le Bail seems to have Villain Respect for Grace surviving, inheriting the fortune is likely an intended outcome as a "winning price" for surviving.
- Expanding on the above, Mr. Le Bail specifically targets the new spouses that werent told the true nature of the game ahead of time. In the Distant Prologue, Helenes husband seem genuinely surprised the family was trying to kill him, implying he went in just as blind as Grace did. Charity and Fitch are said to have Jumped at the Call, with Charity in particular not even flinching when told about the familys satanism. This implies that Mr. Le Bail choses the ones that that are kept in the dark because its a pretty good indicator that their new spouses suspect they wouldnt go along with the sacrifice thing if told.
- On the other hand, the calculating Charity was met with chess, and the foolish and ineffective Fitch was given Old Maid. Grace may have been given Hide and Seek not because she wasnt told about it, but because Le Bail knew she could possibly win.
- Or maybe he was deliberately sabotaging the family's efforts to hunt down Grace in time for the sacrifice. Even Tony points out how improbable it is for Grace to continuously survive when all the ones before her were dispatched fairly quickly.
- Perhaps in further support of this, its ambiguous as to whether or not the death of the maids count. The family ultimately decide not to risk it, but theres no indication that Grace has to be THE sacrifice, or even the only sacrifice. Theoretically, as long as the rules were being followed by the family, anyone who was killed in the mansion or on its grounds could count as a sacrifice, so long as they were killed within the set amount of time. And anyone who survived the night would be permitted to leave unscathed.
- The fact that they were still willing to kill Grace after the deadline had passed in order to sustain their good fortune fits under the very definition of pride, which is one of the cardinal sins - some cite it as the deadliest of all and the source of the other sins.
- It's also possibly the only time they'd have killed someone without even the pretense of it being an accident (as with the maids) or a twisted form of self-defense. Helene's final attempt to kill Grace wasn't for fear that she or her kin would die if Grace survived, it was an act of pure spite.
- Alternatively, he may have spared them both if she accepted him, since she won and would effectively be starting a new family. Le Bail is evil, but he seems to respect the rules.
Daniel's wife is pretty openly horrible and ruthless, even to the point of killing her own husband. She and Daniel are implied to have a rocky marriage, and she justifies her ruthlessness with having grown up in a difficult life. Meanwhile, Grace also grew up without much (she was shuttled around from foster home to foster home) but she's clearly good hearted and married Alex because she loved him— and she would never have taken part in the cult. In a way, she's almost a foil to Charity (their names even both reference Christian virtues, ironic for individuals involved in a Satanic ritual). Grace mentions that Daniel keeps hitting on her while he's drunk, so he may have been attracted to her. (Really, what's not to like?) Then Daniel displays extreme confliction about saving Grace or saving his family, gives her a mercy head start at the beginning, and ultimately dies trying to save her, even at the risk of himself and his family. That might all fit in well with him secretly having had feelings for her (as well as being disgusted with the cult to begin with).
- So does that mean she will continue the proud tradition of situational human hunting or she will live the rest of her days as a rich, lonely spinster?