Monday, October 31, 2022

What I’m Watching: Ghosts

Ghosts: Season 2, Episode 5 “Halloween 2: The Ghost of Hetty's Past” (B+)

I enjoy the fact that Hetty has grown a lot but is still quite petty and self-centered, something we saw in her admission that she had gotten to know the one good Irish person and her unapologetic response to her last-minute pleading to follow Molly up to heaven rather than remain stuck on earth with all the other terrible ghosts. It was a fun concept that the seance that Jay was very much a part of would end up being very boring for all the livings present but that Sam and the ghosts would experience it actually working, with Molly being summoned as a result of Jay giving away the duster. The need to get that back was yet another blow in community relations for their struggling business, and I half-expected Liam Neeson to make a cameo as himself after he did the same thing on “Atlanta” last season. Hetty was right to point out that Sam dying in the vault would actually make things easier and warmer for her, but the communication difficulties they’re having with the ghosts’ only semi-helpful powers would make it a bit much to take. Isaac inviting Nigel to come to the party was sweet, and “Stinky” Pete was quite the good sport to let Isaac assign that horrific smell to him before Isaac had to own up to it to ensure that Jay didn’t leave thinking that Sam was safe rather than in the safe. His reaction to Nigel mentioning his webbed feet shows that they’re still not ready to be open about everything with each other, but maybe they’ll get there someday.

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