Back from a brief hiatus, Ghosts 2×13 “Ghost Hunter,” is a near-perfect riff off of a franchise that needs it. This episode very much feels like a lighter, more fun story before fans get hit with a massive dose of emotion. Right from the beginning, with a brilliant title card, this episode sets out to turn the ghostly hijinks up to the maximum. It’s such a joy to see this motley crew back in action.
Who You Gonna Call?
In many ways, Freddie (Mike Lane) deserves what he gets in this episode. If you disrespect Alberta’s (Danielle Pinnock) singing, you’d better be prepared for a world of pain. He’s quite the little detective and ghostbuster-in-training. He is no Egon, however. His little Latvian toy almost got people killed…again. Perhaps he was never cut out for this kind of work.
This is a venue for the series to prove that Sam (Rose McIver) and Jay (Utkarsh Ambudkar) are actually quite skilled gaslighters. The quality of their denial when it comes to Woodstone’s ghostly residents is Emmy-worthy. It’s evident that they each care deeply about the ghosts. It’s heartwarming to see them put their love into action.
Pete Martino: A Third For The Ages
Pete (Richie Moriarty) remains an incredibly underrated ghost. He’s sweet, with a massive heart. He’s a 1990s fanboy anyone could love. Even when he’s given a hard time by the living and dead residents of Woodstone, he’s always able to stay true to himself. Seeing him show off his true heroism on Ghosts 2×13 “Ghost Hunter,” is a tribute to his character. Of course, he would ultimately be the one to save his compatriots from a gruesome fate.
What began as a joke is actually an incredibly sweet kick-off for a beautiful romance. Flower (Sheila Carrasco) and Thor (Devan Chandler Long) have just been waiting in the wings. Now, their ship can set sail in earnest. All they needed was to face a, well, doubly deadly situation. It seems like it’s enough for Pete to indicate he’d be willing to be a third in this beautifully chaotic relationship. No one’s going anywhere. Time will tell where these lovebirds will end up.
Romances, Beginning and Ending
If Ghosts 2×13 “Ghost Hunter,” is all about romance, it has to leave room for one to end. Unfortunately, this looks like it’s the end of the road for Jessica (Nichole Sakura) the Car Ghost, and Sasappis (Román Zaragoza). It’s a shame. They have so much in common. There is clearly a connection here. Sadly, Jessica is meant for the open road, and Sass has his Woodstone family he needs to keep out of trouble.
Relatedly, there’s something quite sad about seeing Sasappis apart from the rest of the group. In many ways, this is proof of just how necessary this character is to the ensemble. For sure, it’s great to see Sasappis expand his horizons, and interact with new people. However, this story has served to prove that the Woodstone family would be incomplete without him. It’s a sad reality of the ghost world that he cannot join Jessica’s epic road trip, and stops at KFC.
The Real Puppeteers
Finally, Hetty (Rebecca Wisocky) and Isaac (Brandon Scott Jones) continue to prove that they will always be the brains behind the operation that is Woodstone. The fact that they are so willing to throw their ghostly friends and colleagues into the box of the unknown is a tribute to their respective leadership styles. Why does anything yourself when your underlings are standing right there? Of course, Trevor (Asher Grodman) would normally be included on this list. Of course, the show is saving him for what is sure to be an absolutely devastating, soul-crushing episode next time.
Ghosts is giving everyone a break, by allowing us this fun little Ghostbusters-adjacent romp. We all know what’s coming, and we have our tissues ready. In the meantime, it’s always nice to sit back and relax and appreciate this show for what it is. With relationships ending and beginning, there’s still no shortage of glorious chaos for Woodstone. We wouldn’t have it any other way.
Other Spooky Thoughts:
- There’s something so delightful about Jay getting to let his geek flag fly. His MCU-splaining is on point, and we can appreciate a nice, respectful Star Wars fanboy.
- Isaac’s comment about surgery sans anesthetic…it’s so horrifying that it’s laughable that people in his time ever survived.
- Seriously, cannot emphasize this enough…we all need to hold each other close as we go into next week. Even Tara Reid won’t be able to save us from the carnage.
Ghosts airs Thursdays at 8:30/7:30c on CBS.