Tuesday, October 25, 2022

What I’m Watching: Ghosts

Ghosts: Season 2, Episode 4 “The Tree” (B+)

Relying on the ghosts for information that she couldn’t possibly know doesn’t tend to have too many drawbacks, however it’s definitely a problem when they’re not honest with her. Jay could tell right away that Sam insisting about the Lenape meaning that the tribe representative insisted wasn’t real was going to make her seem like a Karen, and unfortunately there wasn’t anything she could do about that. I do appreciate the inclusion of a land acknowledgment at the end of the episode, which Bob pointed out was something that they needed to do rather than something that he could do for them. Film festivals like Sundance and Toronto have been doing this for at least a few years now before each movie, and it’s an interesting shift of perspective that Hollywood could use also. I’m not sure that op-eds about not cutting down trees do as much in real time as they do in this cinematic context, but it was a good opportunity for Sam to once again run into Shiki. Sasappis being obsessed with the tree because it was marked with the number of times that Shiki said hi to him, and it would be nice if he could get some closure on that relationship like Isaac has been able to with his unrequited love. Thorfinn getting all into nature to impress Flower only to then realize he wants climate change to accelerate so that they could get sucked off was a very entertaining subplot, as was Hetty’s request for Trevor to pull up something specific for her on the computer when she walked in on what she thought they were doing.

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