When the girls were younger, the curse was their go-to ghost story at campouts. According to them, it all began, "when Great-Aunt Louise fell off a balcony at a New Year’s Eve party. She fell twenty stories, holding her martini the whole time. After Louise, a great-uncle was trampled at a polo match. Then a second cousin’s plane was lost at sea. Their now-divorced aunt Grace, the youngest of Edith and Alfred’s children, had a son who was kidnapped from their front yard."
Although they never really believed the curse, after Steven Barnett's mysterious death, they started to believe it. However, it took the death of Poppy, who had recently been promoted to company president and had everything she wanted in life, flung herself off her balcony and died.
Victims of the Curse
|Louise Saybrook||Died: Fell twenty-stories off a balcony|
|Unnamed Great Uncle||Died: Trampled at a polo match|
|Unnamed Second Cousin||Died: Lost at sea|
|Grace Saybrook's son||Kidnapped|
|Alfred Saybrook||Died: old age presumably|
|Steven Barnett||Died: Murdered by Julia Gilchrist|
Covered-up as drowning (Exposed)
|Penelope Keating||Attacked at a ski resort|
|Died: Plane crash|
|Poppy Saybrook||Murdered by Julia Gilchrist|
|Unknown Saybrook Heiress||Drowning: possibly|
Notes and Trivia
- While the idea of the curse was originally circulated by the media, Edith Saybrook strongly believes in the curse.