Ghosts 2×14 “Trevor’s Body,” is emotionally damaging, in the best possible way. Seriously, we knew that this episode was going to be a critical hit. It was beautiful and totally worth the pain. This is a chance for fans to reflect on the loveable problem that is Trevor (Asher Grodman), and to remind us all of why he truly is the best of the ghosts.
T-Money in the House…or in the Lake
Finding Trevor’s body in the lake was only a matter of time. That it happened during Jay’s (Utkarsh Ambudkar) ill-fated “experiential” excursions is poetry. To his credit, Trevor takes the discovery of his own body incredibly well. He even has Alberta (Danielle Pinnock) pulling out Yiddish phrases. Glorious, honestly. This is yet another way for Trevor to express his Jewishness in his afterlife.
If anyone deserves a Viking funeral, aside from Thor (Devan Chandler Long), it’s Trevor. This is a crucial step on his journey to be a better person, even after his time on Earth. The memorial service is an opportunity to reflect on Trevor’s legacy, as chaotic as it may have been. Trevor clearly knows what his life was worth. We should be so fortunate.
Operation Parent Trap
Esther (Laraine Newman) and Lenny (Chip Zien) are frankly divorced couple goals. They are both still incredibly sexy and have a connection that leaps off the screen. This is what a divorce is meant to look like. Clearly, they love both of their children and spent a significant part of their marriage putting their sons first. Now that one son is dead, and the other is, well, living his life, it’s time for Esther and Lenny to re-focus on themselves.
Ghosts 2×14 “Trevor’s Body,” continues to give the ghosts plenty of opportunity to plan and implement the most hilarious and heartwarming heists. Sam (Rose McIver) will always be the perfect ring-leader. This is yet another opportunity for the ghosts to rally around one of their own, and show their support. Shoutout to the sex-positive crew of Alberta, Hetty (Rebecca Wisocky), Sasappis (Román Zaragoza), and Flower (Sheila Carrasco) for supporting Trevor’s parents in their…re-connection.
New Woodstone Resident Alert
Isaac (Brandon Scott Jones) and Nigel (John Hartman) have hit a speed bump, but we’re still rooting for them. Nigel really tried to pull a Ross Geller and tell Isaac that they were on a “respite.” This isn’t nearly as messy as Jenkins (Christian Daoust) trying to cause as much drama as humanly (or ghostly) possible.
Thankfully, this brief roadblock is the venue for Isaac and Nigel to take the next step in their relationship. Nigel should fit in quite nicely with the Woodstone crew. Not even the sideline including George the Puritan can detract these two from moving forward. Hopefully, even though Isaac and Nigel are now firmly residents of the mansion, Pete (Richie Moriarty) will be able to continue his inauguration into Woodstone’s society of ant aficionados.
A Cameo for the Ages
The Tara Reid cameo is nothing less than perfection for several reasons. It’s a surprisingly deep commentary on the state of capitalism, that a promo ad is basically a feature of a memorial service. It makes sense in a really dark and hilarious way. This is also a chance to bring Trevor immense joy, and give him a chance to reflect on who his heroes were in life. Not that we in any way condone murder, but Tara Reid would have also made a perfect addition to the Woodstone roster.
Ghosts delivers one of its most heartfelt episodes yet. It hurts so much, in the best possible way. Trevor has a complicated legacy to be reckoned with. This episode handles this with finesse. The Woodstone family continues to move forward, and make changes for the better. Every time they come together, magic happens.
Other Spooky Thoughts:
- “Divorce is never about the kids, it’s about the parents”…damn, Ghosts, just walk right up and punch me directly in the face next time.
- Marvin the Coroner seems like a great minor character to unlock.
- The cholera ghosts are so underrated. Seriously, we need more of them.
Ghosts airs Thursdays at 8:30/7:30c on CBS.