Ghosts 2×20, “Woodstone’s Hottest Couple,” features the return of a beloved chaotic teenager intent on causing as much trouble as possible. With some sweet moments and even sweeter character development, this episode is quintessential Ghosts. This episode represents the beginning of a new future for Woodstone, for the mansion itself, and for everyone who calls it home. Everyone is asked to ponder, who is Woodstone’s hottest couple? The answer may be the friends we made along the way.
Jay, Truly the Greatest Wife Guy of All Time
Regular husbands say they “support their wives.” Jay (Utkarsh Ambudkar) is the one who walks the talk. Sure, he may hide the occasional sneakers from his wife. At the end of the day, though, it’s always important to remember that this man is literally living in a haunted mansion while Sam (Rose McIver) just chats away to the ghosts only she can see. This would be maddening even for the most mentally healthy.
This episode highlights everything that is loveable about Jay. While he is nothing but endlessly supportive of his wife’s gift and her related needs, he still has in own hopes and dreams still. He has many talents as a D&D player and as a top-notch chef. Now, he is at a crossroads. A destination restaurant attached to a haunted bed and breakfast sounds like exactly the kind of project Jay needs to stop himself from descending into ghostly madness. This is also a really smart way to move Ghosts forward as a whole. Who knows what other ghosts might be lurking in or around that old barn?
Owl That Flowerfinn
While Ghosts 2×20, “Woodstone’s Hottest Couple,” sees Stephanie (Odessa A’zion) try to break literally everyone up, one couple seems almost immune to her efforts. Flower (Sheila Carrasco) and Thor (Devan Chandler Long) may be the most charming Woodstone couple, if not the hottest. They both so desperately want to make their ghostly romance work. It’s so endearing to watch them fight tooth and nail to overcome their fundamental differences.
The sweetest part about Flowerfinn is that they don’t need anything else in common except for a love of owls. Love may not always conquer all. For these two, it might just be enough to give them the romance for all of eternity. It’s hard to imagine two ghosts who have this much love for one another. There’s very obviously still hope for these two kids yet.
Back in the Shadows
There’s a particular kind of hilarity in watching Trevor (Asher Grodman) try to keep up with Hetty (Rebecca Wisocky), Isaac (Brandon Scott Jones) and Nigel (John Hartman) about heated tea water. Trevor’s disdain for the colonial concept of tea just makes him that much more lovable, as if that’s possible. Unfortunately, from this misguided double date, the flaws in Trevor and Hetty’s relationship are glaringly obvious.
All is not lost for these two rich princesses, though. The decision to put these two firmly back in the shadows is the correct one. The sneaking around suits them both perfectly. This will hopefully restore the balance that has been lost since these two completely upended Woodstone’s dating game. While they don’t have anything to be ashamed of, they are equally creatures of the conspicuous. Hopefully, they can remain happy here.
Love for the Forever Alones
Finally, with all of the romance in the air, Ghosts 2×20, “Woodstone’s Hottest Couple,” takes the time to appreciate the forever-alone ghosts. Alberta (Danielle Pinnock) continues to be the absolute Queen of boundaries in spite of Pete’s (Richie Moriarty) best efforts. Sasappis (Román Zaragoza) may just be too hot to handle. While this writer cannot endorse this rampant Shiki (Crystle Lightning), Sasappis is very clearly content in his current singlehood.
With two more episodes left in the season, Ghosts is looking firmly to the future. The show also takes the time to appreciate all of the romantic love that has been developed this season. All it took was a 50+-year-old teenager to make everyone appreciate where their respective significant others and what makes them worth fighting for. This is exactly the kind of episode that reminds everyone why these lovable bundles of chaos are always worth cheering for.
Ghosts airs Thursdays at 8:30/7:30c on CBS.