First, we met Sam’s mom, now, we’re meeting Jay’s sister.
And Bela unknowingly had quite a connection with a ghost as was revealed on Ghosts Season 1 Episode 12.
Bela came to Woodstone Mansion to visit Jay following a huge breakup.
Sam wanted to use her heartbreak to connect with Bela in hopes of forming a closer relationship with her “sister,” but when Bela arrived, she informed them that she had already moved on.
With who? Trevor.
Now, I can get behind the idea of Trevor mustering up all his strength to create a dating profile. It tracks.
But it seems quite far-fetched that he’d be able to manipulate his powers into having full text conversations through the app.
But alas, that’s what the episode wants us to believe.
Trevor explains that he was really intrigued by the idea of online dating and decided to search for his soulmate, eventually landing upon Bela.
It’s hard to blame the guy when he literally has no other entertainment. The least he can do is chat up some hot ladies on the internet, right?
Though, it’s never really that innocent because, as we see, feelings are almost always involved.
Bela was smitten with Trevor, so Jay and Sam decided to have Trevor break things off.
You would think that they would turn down the volume on the iPad in case Bela decided to chew out Trevor, but they overlooked that, so whenever she sent a message, it pinged in the house.
Eventually, Bela figured out that Jay and Sam were behind the account, and she thought that they made it because they didn’t think she had a shot at finding love.
Sam couldn’t see Bela and Jay’s relationship take such a devastating turn, so she came clean about ghosts.
Bela’s reaction was definitely expected. Who would actually believe the ghost story?
However, Sam could prove it by showing her a light flickering, eerie sounds, and even knowing exactly what Bela had in her bag.
It was a clever way to convince Bela, and it even brought them closer together.
Aside from Jay, Bela is now the only other person who knows about Sam’s abilities. How fun?
It’s a huge secret to entrust someone with, so I’m glad that Bela was cool about it and promised to keep it a secret.
And since she knew the truth, Trevor was able to apologize for the pain he caused her.
It’s always refreshing to see the douchey character get super vulnerable. Trevor’s not a bad guy, he’s just a guy.
Who knows? Maybe if he was still alive, Bela would’ve been his perfect match.
Elsewhere in the house, Pete finally stood up to the other ghosts and stopped being a pushover. And it was all Nancy’s handiwork.
I like Pete; I like his morals, and I like what he stands for. I don’t want anyone to change him. However, it’s not a flaw to be able to stand up for yourself.
The ghosts definitely take advantage of Pete, so it was nice to see him finally put himself first.
And I can’t be the only one who is happy Nancy is going back down to the cholera pit. She was kind of insufferable.
Pete’s newfound attitude and confidence will also likely going to put him even more on Alberta’s radar. Maybe his crush on her will finally pay off?
Would you like to see a relationship form between Pete and Alberta?
Let us know in the comments below!
Ghosts Review – Possession (1×10)
What’s weirder than living in a house haunted by ghosts?
Accidentally becoming possessed by one of those ghosts.
But the silver lining is that Jay finally got to get in on the action.
Jay is in this unique position where he’s always privy to what’s going on in the mansion, but he can’t actually see the ghosts.
It has to be quite a bummer. However, on Ghosts Season 1 Episode 10 that all changed when he accidentally became possessed by Hetty.
The outcome was a hilarious episode that really showed off Utkarsh Ambudkar’s acting chops.
I mean, he nailed Hetty’s mannerisms and way of speaking. And he absolutely sold the whole internal battle that was happening every time Hetty battled to come out to the surface.
Truthfully, I don’t think there’s a greater scene on television than watching Jay — as Hetty — stuff himself with a bowl of Cheetos.
Good on Hetty for finally tasting food for the first time in 130 years.
You can’t blame her for getting carried away. This is a freedom she hasn’t experienced in a very long time.
But it wasn’t an opportune time as Michael Davenport, a top-notch wedding planner, was coming to size up the mansion for a potential wedding.
Jay and Sam’s future as a B&B and event space was riding on this considering the couple had a lot of ritzy friends that could spread the word.
As Davenport was getting quite impatient with Jay’s dual personality, Flower revealed one of her powers — she can make people high simply by walking through them.
Talk about flower power!
In between wrestling with his inner-Hetty, Jay attempted to cook a “squad” aka the pigeon from their attic to impress Davenport.
All I’m going to say is gross.
Though, I think I’d be tempted if someone served me a dish sprinkled with Cheeto dust. Hetty. Did. That.
It did feel like a missed opportunity for Jay not to be able to see the ghosts. Unless he has a near-death experience, he’s never going to be able to see them, so it would’ve been nice for him to put names to faces and get that experience for once.
At least he was able to get a glimpse at how feisty and direct Hetty is.
And she got to really live for a day, even though her plan of escaping to Paris was thwarted.
Again, can you blame her? She always put herself second in life and this was her chance to do it all over again.
We’d all take it.
And lastly, a reminder to always look your best in case you die and get stuck in a worldly purgatory in the clothes you were wearing at that very moment. You never think about your afterlife look, but maybe you should?
Ghosts has become one of the best sitcoms of the season! What did you think of the episode?
Ghosts Recap – The British Are Coming… Out (1×08)
Ghosts has nailed every single episode in its freshman season.
We’ve seen the origin stories of Thor, Pete, Flower, and now, Isaac gets his glory moment.
And his glory moment involves an awesome coming out story as both a gay man and…. a murderer.
The latter, admittedly, was much more shocking.
In a “life’s funny that way” kind of twist, the man Isaac has been crushing on since the 1700s was also the man he accidentally killed with the “Eyesaac,” a musket with a spy glass — an invention of his own making.
Isaac took the accidental shot while spying on — ok, fine, more like oogling — Nigel, the sworn enemy of the British army.
When Sam stumbled upon the three British soldiers living in the shed while trying to demolish it, she unintentionally opened the door for a meet-cute.
The chemistry between Nigel and Isaac was palpable, and the ghosts ensured her that they’ve been flirting like this for hundreds of year with neither making a move.
That obviously isn’t surprising because being part of the LGBTQ community in those days wasn’t as accepted as it is now.
But Sam, who we know is more than thrilled to play matchmaker between the ghosts, encouraged Isaac to finally get the secret off of his chest.
Unfortunately, she thought the big secret was his feelings for Nigel, but instead, Isaac came clean about the cold blooded murder, which Nigel didn’t take all that well.
While the crime — of passion — happened hundreds of years ago, I guess the bitterness of death and knowing who led to your demise never really wears of.
Mostly, Nigel was upset that Isaac kept it a secret.
As punishment, he declared a war over the living quarters, but Isaac and the rest of the ghosts weren’t going down without a fight.
After all, this is American land, a point that Trevor was all too eager to make as he chanted “USA” like a frat bro.
The “war” was reminiscent of a “Mean Girls” catfight, so Sam suggested another way to settle the score — a game of D&D.
While Nigel and Isaac decided to put themselves out of their misery and bury the hatchet before the game was over, it was also the right time for their relationship to blossom.
Sure, they’re taking things slow, but a walk around the grounds is a good first step.
Meanwhile, D&D, a staple ’80s game, bonded Jay with the ghosts. The poor guy is stuck in this big house and all he has is Sam, while she has a plethora of personalities consuming her attention at all hours of the day.
It’s understandable that Jay would feel left out and lonely, especially as his other friends turned on him because of his poor internet connection. How terrible were they?
I’m glad that Sam eventually saw the lights and understood the importance of letting him feel like he was part of the ghost gang. Jay deserves friends too!
Also, it was hilarious to see the ghosts trying to communicate with Jay while he was showering. It took everything out of Trevor to get a simple message across, but you have to admit that “Make Pizza” is one important request.
What did you think of Ghosts Season 1 Episode 8?
Ghosts Recap – Pete’s Wife (1×06)
It’s a good thing Sam didn’t listen to Jay when he discouraged her from inviting Pete’s wife over to the mansion.
Ghosts Season 1 Episode 6 gave us backstory into how Pete died, and well, it was kind of like we imagined: he was teaching his Girl Scout troop archery when he was accidentally shot with an arrow.
It seemed like a rather painful death, but leave it to Pete to make the best of it.
As his Death Day was approaching, Pete was all up in his feels.
That’s when Sam decided to track down Pete’s wife via Facebook — and was forced to explain the internet to the ghosts yet again.
While Jay figured it’s not a good idea to mess with the spirit world and invite Pete’s wife over, Sam couldn’t resist giving him a chance to see his wife one more time.
Especially after Pete emphasized that Carol (guest-starring Caroline Aaron) was 70 so he likely wouldn’t get this chance ever again.
Pete’s excitement was contagious — his peppiness was next level.
However, it quickly came crashing down when he realized Carol remarried. And the husband was none other than Pete’s best friend Jerry.
While Pete was taken aback initially, he quickly got over it and figured that the two probably bonded over their grief.
He soon forgot all about it when Carol unveiled that they brought Pete’s favorite bench in hopes of honoring him with a ceremony.
Of course, things took a bit of a sour turn when Carol confessed that she and Jerry were having an affair while Pete was still alive.
Oh, I wish she didn’t get that off of her chest. If only Sam could forewarn her that Pete’s spirit was still stuck in the mansion.
Pete was visibly angry, and well, it’s nice to see that he at least has a range of emotions that include sadness and anger.
As Alberta pointed out, no one can be that happy all the time.
Pete felt betrayed by his one and only, and Jay was all like “I told you so.”
His little pep talk inspired Sam to patch things up, so she referenced a passage about forgiveness in Pete’s manual, which reminded him that forgiveness is essential in any relationship.
The good thing is that it seemed as though Carol was genuinely sorry about her affair; her infidelity has been weighing on her all these years.
As she apologized into the abyss, Pete stood by and accepted it.
And then, the cutest scene unfolded across the screen — Pete’s daughter, Laura, surprised her mother at the mansion along with her son, little Pete, dressed in a Boy Scouts uniform just like his grandfather.
That right there is why Sam’s meddling was worth it.
She gave Pete a day he’d never forget. She gave him closure. And she gave him a chance to spend another day with his family.
While Pete was having an epic reunion, Thorfinn and Sass discovered the innocent joys of reality TV.
The duo spend countless hours watching something called “It’s Getting Hot in Here” and calling it “stupid” when anyone asked.
However, they soon learned what all of us mere mortals know to be true — half of the fun of binge-watching is doing it with your loved one.
When Thorfinn watched a few episodes alone, Sass was visibly upset because he couldn’t catch up and if Thor rewatched them then he wouldn’t be surprised.
It’s quite a common conundrum in this day-and-age.
Thor also refused to apologizes because apologies were reserved for “babies and Danes,” but when a particular scene about friendship struck him, he told Sass he was sorry.
And honestly, there’s nothing funnier or more pure than Thor discovering the art of the apology.
All good, indeed.
Trevor briefly thought he was a “DILF” when Sam looked up one of the bottle girls he hooked up with and saw that she had a daughter whose father went to Penn State and died.
All signs pointed to Trevor, which almost made him a changed man.
He even apologized for all his raunchy and misogynistic comments.
However, a further investigation revealed that it was actually some other guy who went to Penn and died.
See, you can even have a paternity scare from beyond the grave!
Ghosts is a nuanced and brilliantly crafted comedy with so much heart and emotion. It’s not a surprise it’s the #1 comedy of the fall season.
What did you think of the episode? Do you hope to get backstories for every single ghosts?
Let us know in the comments below!
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