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Ghosts Recap: A Cult Classic
This week on Ghosts , The Other Two ’s Drew Tarver joins the party — though his character Micah’s whole deal is less about “joining the party” and more about “tricking people into joining his cult and then moving that cult into the Woodstone Mansion.” That’s no fun for the people Micah’s messing with; for us, the audience, it’s pretty entertaining.
It seems poor Jay is a little lonely these days. How could he not be? He and Sam left behind all of their friends in the city and Sam inherited eight new ones that Jay can neither see nor hear. I’m forever amused by the sight gag of switching between Sam’s and Jay’s POVs, showing us Sam chatting with a bunch of ghosts around her and then realizing Jay is just watching his wife laugh it up all by herself. That trick is used here, but instead of its being just for the joke, this time it’s used as a nice reminder of how isolating the whole situation must be for ol’ Jay. It’s no wonder he’s so excited to make a few living, visible buddies while playing a pickup basketball game. It’s unfortunate that those buddies turn out to be a cult. That’s the worst when that happens, isn’t it?
By the time the ghosts let Sam know something’s really off about Jay’s friends — when Trevor says they need to get them out of the mansion even though some of them are superhot, you know something’s wrong — it’s too late. Jay has already been won over by Micah’s basketball metaphors about how to live your life, so he’s more than happy to give the guy a grand tour of the mansion. (Micah is very interested in how many people it fits.) Not only has he agreed to take a few boxes of the vitamin patch Micah swears by, but he’s also wearing the patch. Jay’s “patched in!” as they say, and he walks away from Sam, disregarding her and the ghosts’ warnings.
Jay has always seemed like the skeptical, risk-averse one compared with Sam, so his falling for what Micah’s selling just because he’s lonely feels like a real stretch here. Thankfully, Ghosts doesn’t wait too long to have Jay figure it all out. Micah’s leading his group — who consider themselves less a company and more a collective since they live and work together (red flag! red flag!) — in some yoga stretches outside when Jay comes over to get some more info. Trevor and Hetty are there taking in the view. Even though these people are in a cult, Trevor doesn’t think they should be judging the “nines and tens” in the group, which is just a perfect joke. Hetty has taken a shine to Micah, who reminds her of a stable boy who used to work on the property. Unfortunately for those two horndogs, once Jay hears Micah talking about the vitamin patches giving people eternal life and how he considers himself “742 years young,” Jay is onboard with kicking these crazies out.
Micah tries to put one over on them and tells Jay that when he signed for the boxes of patches, he also signed a contract that said they are allowed to live there “for no longer than 1 trillion years.” This contract wouldn’t hold up in court, but it would take a few months to get it thrown out and Micah refuses to leave regardless, so Sam and Jay need to come up with another plan. Sam tries to get the cult to give up the fight by pointing out how terrible eternal life would be anyway — something the ghosts know all too well. According to the undead, even sunsets get boring after a few decades, let alone centuries. Sadly, these cultists are dummies and this type of existential thinking has no effect on them.
All of this clears the way for Woodstone’s resident cult expert to really shine. Yes, duh ! Flower knows all about the inner workings of cults because she was famously in one! Initially, she suggests Sam should sleep with Micah because “nothing breaks up a cult faster than an outsider sleeping with the leader.” That’s like Cults 101. Everyone laughs it off as another of Flower’s silly ideas, but in the end, it actually works.
Don’t worry: Sam doesn’t actually sleep with Micah; this isn’t that kind of show. But she isn’t above lying about sleeping with Micah. And with the final punch of Horny Hetty’s knowledge of the moles on Micah’s butt cheeks (when Trevor asks how she would know that, her response is a quick “no further questions” — Rebecca Wisocky is such an MVP), the rest of the cult is up in arms that Micah would do this. He saves face by claiming it was all a test, but he still wants to get the hell out of Woodstone Mansion before Sam and Jay can ruin the sweet cult thing he has going on even more.
It’s a silly plot, even for Ghosts , but it does give Flower some lovely moments. This show is so great at revealing new layers to the ghosts, who could so obviously become walking stereotypes, and reminding us that these supernatural beings were alive once and remain flawed people with a whole lot of feelings. Last week, we witnessed some spectacular character development with Alberta, and this week it’s Flower’s turn. Not only does she get to save the day but she opens up about the guilt she feels for turning away her brother, Rob, when came to rescue her from the cult. They never spoke again, which meant she wasn’t able to try to stop him from going to Vietnam, where, she learned, he soon died.
It’s a sad story, for sure, but here’s the thing: Flower, as we know and love, is not the smartest little ghostie around. As she’s pouring her heart out to Trevor and Alberta, she tells them her brother was MIA, which she believes means “murdered in action.” Trevor has to explain to her that it actually means “missing in action” and that there’s a chance Rob could still be alive. Look at Trev being empathetic and endearing and wildly misogynistic in one episode! Layers, babe!
Sam winds up tracking down Rob and writes to him, pretending to be someone who was in the cult with Flower, informing him that Flower’s greatest regret was never having made amends with her brother. He writes back saying that he always thought his sister had died hating him and that this letter brought him peace. He calls his sister “the kindest person I ever met” and regrets not telling her how much he loved her. Goddamn, Rob, making us well up like that! It’s a heartbreakingly sweet tearjerker. Or, as Flower puts it, the whole thing is very, very “groovy.”
Ghouls Just Want to Have Fun
• Pete and Sas get a little subplot in which Sas tells Pete that his “endless cheeriness” is annoying and he wishes he would stop. And so, for just a few hours, Pete becomes Dark Pete, and we are blessed with the moment when Dark Pete greets Sas with “Welcome to another day in hell, bitch.” We are not worthy of Richie Moriarty’s perfect line reading. We also get a nice moment in which Sas admits that living for eternity has perhaps gotten to him — and a lot of the other ghosts — and that Pete’s still having hope and optimism for each day isn’t necessarily the worst thing. Dark Pete is gone!
• I know Pete’s busy learning how to be a “joyless, sulking void,” but I’m surprised he doesn’t have more to say about Jay’s new friends. That’s his guy they’re taking advantage of!
• The reveal that Thor is deeply into Friends brings me such joy. I hope his references to the show become a running gag during the season. And you know what? He’s dead-on about Ross messing that whole thing up by lying about reading Rachel’s letter.
• “Nobody ever talks about a cult being in the wrong.”
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Sam becomes alarmed when the ghosts suggest that Jay's new friends could be part of a cult run by a charismatic leader named Micah; Pete changes his attitude after Sasappis criticizes his un... Read all Sam becomes alarmed when the ghosts suggest that Jay's new friends could be part of a cult run by a charismatic leader named Micah; Pete changes his attitude after Sasappis criticizes his unceasing cheerfulness. Sam becomes alarmed when the ghosts suggest that Jay's new friends could be part of a cult run by a charismatic leader named Micah; Pete changes his attitude after Sasappis criticizes his unceasing cheerfulness.
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Sam becomes alarmed when the ghosts suggest Jay 's new friends may be part of a cult run by a charismatic leader named Micah . Also, Pete changes his attitude after Sasappis criticizes his unceasing cheeriness.
Jay : Yeah, okay, so he's a bit hippie-dip pie, I'll give you that, but you don't know him yet.
Main cast [ ]
- Rose McIver as Samantha Arondekar
- Utkarsh Ambudkar as Jay Arondekar
- Brandon Scott Jones as Isaac
- Danielle Pinnock as Alberta
- Richie Moriarty as Pete
- Asher Grodman as Trevor
- Sheila Carrasco as Flower
- Devan Chandler Long as Thorfinn
- Rebecca Wisocky as Hetty
- Román Zaragoza as Sasappis
Guest cast [ ]
- Drew Tarver as Micah
- Caroline Day as Alana
Historical notes [ ]
- Trevor brings up Heaven's Gate which is a cult that eventually ended in a mass suicide.
- Most of the guests so far are antiquers and bird watchers.
- This is the first time Jay has any guests to the mansion that's not his family.
- There is not many people in the area that are around Sam and Jay's age.
- Some pop culture references include: Friends, they have a discussion about how many apartments were in the show.
- Flower calls Jay Larry in this episode.
- This is one of the few episodes where Flower talks about her family. She learns that her brother is still alive.
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'Ghosts' Season 2: First Look at the Cult-Centric 'Jay's Friends' Episode
By Stephen Andrew - October 10, 2022 07:10 pm EDT
CBS has released some first-look photos at the next episode of Ghosts Season 2, revealing the cult-centric story "Jay's Friends." In a synopsis of the episode, CBS explains, "Sam (Rose McIver) becomes alarmed when the ghosts suggest Jay's (Utkarsh Ambudkar) new friends may be part of a cult run by a charismatic leader named Micah (Drew Tarver). Also, Pete changes his attitude after Sasappis criticizes his unceasing cheeriness."
Ghosts returned to CBS for Season 2, on Sept. 29, and it raked in a major ratings win for the night. According to TV Line , Ghosts pulled in 6.2 million viewers, or a 0.5 in the adults 18-49 demo ratings. The show improved slightly on his freshman season numbers, now that it has a stronger lead-in from Young Sheldon . Notably, that show grabbed 6.6 million total viewers for the evening. Show Buzz Daily noted that Episode 2, which aired on Oct. 6, dropped a tad in viewership but was still the second-most-watched show — after Young Sheldon — across all the broadcast networks. Scroll down to read more about the show and see photos of this week's new episode!
Jay and Micah
Ghosts stars McIver as Samantha, a woman who inherits a large New York estate and decides, along with her husband Jay to turn the manor into a bed and breakfast. However, unbeknownst to our clueless couple, the house is haunted by a group of ghosts who are much more friendly than frightening. Together, the whole gang constantly gets into hijinks and misadventures, winding up in some hilarious situations that also reveal these apparitions are much more heart than haunt.
The cast of quirky and lovable ghosts is made up of Rebecca Wisocky, Danielle Pinnock, Román Zaragoza, Devan Chandler Long, Sheila Carrasco, Brandon Scott Jones, Richie Moriarty and Asher Grodman. Recurring actors include Hudson Thames, Betsy Sodaro, John Hartman, and Tristan D. Lalla.
Arms Wide Open
The Ghosts cast and showrunners turned up for San Diego Comic-Con this year, and fans got quite a lot of surprises. Among them was a revelation about some "new ghosts" being set to appear on the CBS sitcom for its forthcoming second season.
According to EW , during the show's SDCC 2022 panel , Ambudkar revealed, "We have new ghosts." Meanwhile, McIver added how "the B&B will be open" with new guests but that also means, "it's not smooth sailing... and we have eight surprise inhabitants of the place."
Speaking to TV Line , co-showrunner Joe Port recently revealed that, among all the new elements this time around, fans will meet a ghost who has discovered a loophole in being tethered to the place they died. "We're going to meet a ghost that can go around the world, but is bound to this car that her death is related to," he revealed.
The Gang's All Here
Additionally, Port explained that fans will also learn more about Sam (Rose McIver) and Jay's (Utkarsh Ambudkar) nosey neighbors, the Farnsbys, and the ghost that haunts their property. "We're going to learn more about her, Judy, played by Lindsey Broad," Port said. He also teased that "we're going to learn more about another ghost that lives there and its connection to one of our ghosts."
Notably, Ghosts fans recently got some big news about the show. Just in time for the holidays, Ghosts is getting a Season 1 home video release, available in stores and through digital retailers on Nov. 22.
A Jay for All Seasons
The home entertainment release from Lionsgate will be available in two formats: Blu-ray™ +Digital and DVD , per an official announcement from the studio. Ghosts airs Thursdays at 8:30 pm ET on CBS and Paramount+.
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2.03 - Jay's Friends
While Sam is giving guests information on the hiking trails nearby, she warns them that it’s bear season. Flower jumps in, unheard by the guests, “ Do not hug them! You’re gonna want to hug ’em, but don’t. “
Trevor , Flower and Hetty have been watching Sam , Trevor observes that business is picking up. Sam agrees and says that they are hoping to expand their customer base. Hetty laments, “ Yes, how can we get the halls of this once proud home crawling with even more commoners? ”
Jay comes in holding a basketball, saying he met some cool locals playing that morning. “ They found out that we run the Woodstone B and B, and they were so into it. ” Jay continues that Micah and the others may want to come over tomorrow and watch the game. When Sam asks who Micah is Jay explains that he’s “ kind of like their leader. ” “ The leader ” Sam asks?” “ Uh boss? They work together? I don’t know. ” Sam says it sounds like he made some friends. She explains to the Ghosts that it’s been harder on Jay because she has all of them to talk to and that he must feel left out. Jay notes the irony as he’s feeling left out of her conversation with the ghosts right then.
Sass , lying in bed, slowly opens his eyes to see Pete staring down at him saying, “ Morning, roomie. ” Sass , trying to be diplomatic, tells Pete “ the relentless cheeriness, it’s a lot. ” Pete asks if he wants him to be less cheery, and Sass says just when he’s awake. Pete thinks that sounds like a challenge.
Micah and friends have come over to watch the football game with Jay . He’s very interested in the Woodstone Mansion and asks how many bedrooms there are. Jay tells him there are nine, but as they are a new business not really busy yet. Micah starts talking philosophically to Jay about how he sees things in basketball and in life. Trevor , Flower and Isaac are watching. Trevor says, “ I got a funny feeling about this guy. ” Flower agrees, “ Right? I’ve got tingles. ” Micah is telling Jay about the direction he took with the B and B and focusing on the long haul. He shows Jay a patch he’s wearing on his arm. Flower applauds but Trevor runs into the kitchen telling Sam that they have a problem. “ These friends of Jay ’s—and I hesitate to say this because the one is very hot—but they got to go. ” Sam is confused, so Trevor continues, “ They’re into some pyramid scheme, working for some company that’s selling these vitamin patches, and they’re trying to recruit Jay to sell them. ” Hetty asks, “ Vitamin patches? ” Trevor explains, “ It’s like modern-day snake oil. ” Hetty is impressed, “ The cure-all elixir that gives you vim, vigor and verve? What’s the problem here ?” Alberta declares that if Trevor thinks that even the hot one has to go, they should take this seriously. Sam thinks it’s all probably innocent but Hetty tells her, “ If Jay is truly being offered a snake-oil opportunity, one must at least entertain the notion. ” Sam tells her they aren’t buying snake oil or anything else from them. Hetty disagrees, “ I guess you could press your own snakes, but you’re going to have to move the rugs. ”
Sam brings snacks to the group and sees Jay is elsewhere giving Micah a tour of the Mansion. The hot girl tells Sam that, “It’s really exciting that he’s getting alone time with Micah so soon. ” Sam asks hot girl and, another member named Norm , what the deal is on the patches. Norm explains, “ They’re a proprietary blend of vitamins and nutrients that enhance one’s quality of life. ” Sam wants to know if that’s based on science. Hot girl answers, “ The recipe came to Micah in a dream. ” Sam asks if they are a company or are they co-workers? Norm explains they don’t like the word “company” because they are more of a collective. Hot girl says, “ We work together, live together. ” Trevor notices, “ Live together? Okay, this is weirder than a pyramid scheme.” Flower adds, “ That’s because it’s not a pyramid scheme, It’s a cult! ” The Ghosts are all watching this with interest and Isaac looks at her and says, “ You’re saying Jay accidentally joined a cult? ” Flower smiles, “ Well he’s not in yet, but it’s looking good. ”
Sam is upset, “ Jay finally makes some friends up here and they turn out to be in a cult. ” Flower thinks it’s his chance to make life-long friends. Sam says he’s not joining a cult but Flower warns her to be careful. “ Sometimes when a family member asks someone to choose between them and the cult, they choose the cult. ”
Jay comes into the kitchen where Sam is talking with the Ghosts and says he’s never met anyone like Micah before and what a great perspective he has on life. Sam blurts out, “ It’s a cult, Jay . He’s in a cult. He’s the cult leader. “ Jay doesn’t believe it. Sam tells him that they live together as some kind of collective. “ He’s a bit hippie-dippie, I’ll give you that, but you don’t know him yet, ” Jay replies. He was hoping she would give Micah a chance and that he’s helping them out by giving them ten boxes of patches for free to sell on consignment. Sam tries to tell him that he doesn’t want to be in business with Micah , but Jay tells her he knows the patches work because he’s wearing one. Flower , celebrates because Jay is now in the cult.
Sass returns to his room that he shares with Pete and is greeted by him, “ Welcome to another day in hell, bitch. ” Pete ’s going to be the sourpuss Sass wanted. “ No more smiles, no more compliments, no more scalp massages while you sleep to stimulate your dreams. ” Sass is disturbed, “ Wait, you massage me while I sleep? ” “ No, I used to. But that’s all over now. For the rest of eternity, you’re rooming with a joyless, sulking void. ” Pete asks if he misses classic old friendly Pete but Sass says that he likes grumpy Pete and thanks him. Pete is disappointed.
Trevor and Hetty are watching the cult members exercising outside. Jay comes out to talk to Micah who has invited some ”team members” to hang out. Jay ask if, though some live together, this patch thing is mostly a business? Micah replies “ It’s a business, a community, a way of life … Jay , please stretch, okay? It’s important to stay limber. Especially if you’re gonna live forever. ” Jay asks “ When you say “live forever,” you mean the patch makes you feel like you’re gonna live forever? ” Micah smiles, “ Exactly. Because you can.” Jay looks uneasy. “ Jay , how old do you think I am? ” Jay says he doesn’t know, “ Um, 35?” “I’m 742 years young. ” Jay , now worried, tells him he looks great. Hetty tells Trevor that, “ Micah is quite insane. ”
Alberta finds Flower who is thoughtfully staring into the distance. Alberta , thinking there is more to the story, asks Flower what she meant about people choosing a cult over their family. Flower tells her that when she was in the cult, her brother came and tried to get her to come home. The cult banned him from the property and barred her from speaking to him again. “ If only he never tried to get me out of that cult. ” Alberta tells her that it sounds like he was trying to protect her and maybe she should be angry at the people that made her choose between them and her own family. Flower hadn’t considered that the cult could have been wrong.
Jay runs inside, “ Sam , it is a full-blown cult. This is bad, he said he was 742 years old. “ Sam tells him to calm down, they will tell Micah he has to leave. Trevor wants them to stop and think because, If it’s a Heaven’s Gate situation, they could be looking at some sexy new Ghosts. He heard them talking about something they called the ”final patch” so he was hopeful.
The cult members are busy moving their stuff into the Woodstone Mansio n. Sam tells them they all have to leave. Micah says they won’t be doing that. He reminds Jay of the very long bill of lading that came with the patches he gave him, Jay signed for them and got a receipt. Buried in the fine print was that they could all move in to the mansion in exchange for the patches. Sam says they will call the police but Micah says they have a signed contract but not to worry, they won’t stay for more than a trillion years.
Sam spoke to a lawyer, they are in the right and the contract won’t hold up. But, it’ll take months and thousands of dollars in legal fees. Jay realizes they can’t run the B and B with the cult living there so they will be forced out of business. Sam asks Pete for some Pinecone Trooper inspiration, but he says he can’t because he’s dark now. Flower says that there is one way to break up a cult, it’s foolproof, and easy: Sam needs to sleep with Micah . Sam says she isn’t going to sleep with Micah and Jay is glad to hear it. Flower insists that, “ Nothing breaks a cult up faster than an outsider sleeping with the leader. “
Hot girl is sitting on the couch with Trevor and Flower on either side of her, unseen. Alberta comes in and Trevor says he’s watching TV with Alana (previously referred to as hot girl). Alberta tells Flower they should try to contact Flower ’s brother. Flower said after she got out of the cult she heard he’d been killed in Vietnam. She wishes she’d been there to convince him not to go, he’d spent his whole life protecting her. When he needed her, she wasn’t there. He was, “ MIA, murdered in action. ” Trevor says, that’s “missing in action” and “KIA” is “ killed in action. ” It’s possible he is alive.
Sam and Jay try talking to Micah , Norm and Alana , but they aren’t interested in leaving. Micah tells them they aren’t going anywhere so Sam blurts out that she slept with Micah . Alana says, “ Micah would never sleep with you. You’re an outsider. ” Sam tells Alana it’s true, and Flower is proud of Sam . Micah says Sam is lying. Hetty tells Sam to tell them you know that Micah has moles on his right butt cheek, to trust her, so Sam does. Micah tells the group that she’s guessing. Hetty , who has apparently seen Micah ’s butt cheek, tells Sam there are “ three moles in a crescent formation, ” which Sam repeats. Norm gasps, “ She knows about the Dots of Destiny! ” Alana tells Micah , “ You promised you wouldn’t sleep with an outsider and if you lied about that, what else are you lying about? ” Norm agrees, “ Yeah, now I’m starting to question this whole immortality thing. Like, do we even get our own planets? ” Micah says he didn’t sleep with Sam and “ Everybody’s getting their own planets. My bodily fluids still cure the common cold. This was a test. It was a test and, you all passed.” Alana is relieved that it was just another test. Norm says, “ Oh, it was another test. Like when we looked you up online and it said you were born in 1990. ” Micah says, “ Exactly. And let this be a reminder that I can test you at any moment. So let’s leave this place and put this toxic non-believer behind us. “
Sass walks into his room to see Pete staring at a sunset. He tells him to just go back to being himself, that eternity was getting to him and he doesn’t know how Pete is able to stay so positive. Pete says he hasn’t been around as long as Sass and tries to stay positive. “ Sure sunsets get a little repetitive, but … every once in awhile one knocks your socks off. And that’s what keeps you looking. ”
Sam tells Flower that Alberta and Trevor told her about her brother so she contacted him. He’s alive. Sam emailed him and pretended that she was in the cult with her and he responded. She told her brother that Flower ’s biggest regret was not making up with him. He had thought his little sister died hating him. To learn that she didn’t filled him with a great peace. He loved her and wished he had told her more often in this world but maybe he’ll get a chance in the next one. Pete looks at Sass and says, “ And that my friend, is why I still look at sunsets. ” Flower is so grateful that Sam did this for her that she gives her a hug, which causes Sam to become stoned.
- “Do not hug them! You’re gonna want to hug ’em, but don’t” – Flower
- ”I once hit a game-winning three, while being fouled, and never even lost my yarmulka” – Trevor
- “Another beautiful day in eternity” “How is this my death” – Pete waking up, Sasappis
- “Oh, yes, she is delect… Oh, wait, I don’t have to pretend anymore” – Isaac
- “The cure-all elixir that gives you vim, vigor and verve? What’s the problem here?” – Hetty
- “He is not in yet but it’s looking good.” – Flower
- “Welcome to another day in hell bitch” – Pete
- “Sometimes men very stubborn” – Thorfinn
- “Nothing breaks up a cult faster than an outsider sleeping with the cult leader” – Flower
- “If a bunch of white male landowners can find common ground, then anything is possible” – Sasappis
- “Tell them about the three moles on his buttocks, They’re shaped kind of like a crescent.” – Hetty
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Preview — Ghosts Season 2 Episode 3: Jay’s Friends
Jay’s attempt at making new friends goes wildly awry on Ghosts Season 2 Episode 3, “Jay’s Friends,” when a cult invades Woodstone Mansion.
Thankfully for Jay, commune expert Flower is happy to provide Sam with more insight into her cult days to help ward off their uninvited guests.
On the other side of the house, Sas has reached his last nerve with Pete’s upbeat attitude and stages an intervention to end his cheery wake-up calls.
But as the storyteller soon learns, positivity isn’t such a bad quality in the face of endless purgatory.
This tale of two chaoses offers viewers a chance to understand Jay and Flower better. It also showcases the occult perspective on cults through an equally comedic and sad lens.
Ghosts fans are in for a treat with this episode’s multi-faceted, oddly poignant ensemble extravaganza!
Check out the photos and promo video below for a preview!
Episode Description: Sam becomes alarmed when the ghosts suggest Jay’s new friends may be part of a cult run by a charismatic leader named Micah; Pete changes his attitude after Sasappis criticizes his unceasing cheerfulness.
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Ghosts Recap – Jay Accidentally Joins a Cult (203)
We might not live for eternity, but at least we get the equivalent of TV’s sunset with Ghosts .
The episode, which focused on Jay’s new friends, was the perfect setup to learn more about Flower’s past.
As business at the B&B picked up, Sam wanted to see if they could expand their fan base beyond antiques and bird watchers, but by the end of the episode, she was likely glad for the prior tenants.
As it turns out, Jay befriended and then accidentally joined a cult. And the only person that seemed to think that was a good idea was Flower. She immediately picked up on the fact that this was a cult as she recognized the signs since they once had such a stronghold on her.
The cult, led by Micah, also moved into the Woodstone Manor after Jay accepted a free shipment of patches—the formula came to him in a dream!—and signed a contract without reading the fine print, which noted that the cult members could move into the Manor for the next trillion or so years.
They were essentially squatters, and while the lawyer said the contract wouldn’t hold up, it would still take months and legal fees.
Sam and Jay didn’t have months, and they hoped the cult didn’t either, but since Micah and his followers were under the impression that they would live forever, they didn’t seem phased as they had all the time in the world to waste.
I never thought Jay would be such an easy target for a cult, but it’s not entirely surprising either. He uprooted his life and doesn’t have any friends his age in the neighborhood. Sam has an eclectic group of ghosts, but since he doesn’t see them, it must be pretty lonely for him. You can’t blame him for wanting to bond with people.
The ghosts eventually helped Sam figure out a way to get rid of the cult naturally. When they wouldn’t budge after she began talking about the mind-numbing idea of eternity, she went all out by claiming she slept with Micah. And there’s nothing that breaks up a cult faster than the members learning that the leader slept with an outsider. Flower would know.
While Micah tried to talk his way out of the claims, thankfully, Hetty, ever the lady, spied on him while he was changing (she deserves the entertainment) and was able to tell Sam about the specific location of Micah’s butt moles so that her story was more credible.
When Micah’s followers almost turned on him, he claimed this was all a test and ordered them to move out of the manor.
Sam, Jay, and the ghosts were victorious at last.
There were some heartfelt moments between the ghosts in the episode, too, which is honestly what makes the show so great. Alberta questioned Flower about her brother, and after they determined he was MIA and not KIA (killed in action) after he went off to the Vietnam War, they were able to locate him.
Sam reached out to him pretending to be Flower’s cult friend, Moon Cow, and she got a response that helped both Flower and Robbie find peace. Flower may be a little ditzy, but in a moment of pure clarity, she revealed that she wasn’t there for her brother when he needed her because the cult banned her from seeing him. It was something she always regretted, and in his letter, Robbie struggled with the idea that his sister died hating him for trying to pull her away from the cult.
Flower was so grateful that she tried to hug Sam, and gave her quite a good contact high.
Meanwhile, Pete embraced the dark side after his roommate, Sass, asked him to stop being so damn chipper all the time. I actually choked on my tea when Pete welcomed him to “another day in hell, bitch,” but it quickly became evident that Pete’s joy was a necessary personality in the household.
Was it often too much and corny? Yes. But it made everything complete.
This new dark and sulking Pete just wasn’t cutting it, and Sass eventually realized Pete was the only one who didn’t let eternity get him down or suck the joy out of life. He still saw the magic in the little things, even if he’d seen the sunset millions of times before.
It’s a good reminder to all of us to always see the bright side of things!
What did you think of the episode? I still stand by my review that Ghosts Season 2 Episode 2 was one of the best installments and can’t wait to see them touch upon Alberta’s podcast again, but this episode was completely fine. It’s nice that they are finding their footing with the B&B open and that the shenanigans will continue despite having guests in the manor!
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Ghosts Season Finale Recap – [Spoiler] Gets Engaged (222)
We were on the brink of an emotionally touching season 2 finale of Ghosts when all of a sudden—bam—a cliffhanger no one saw coming, though, a moment we’ve been dreading since bonding with the ghosts.
On Ghosts Season 2 Episode 22, Sam and Jay fought to keep the Woodstone Mansion after a woman named Kelsey arrived claiming to be the daughter of David Woodstone and therefore, the rightful heir to the fortune.
In one moment, Sam’s whole life came tumbling down as she faced the possibility of losing the ghosts forever.
A DNA test later confirmed that Kelsey was telling the truth, which meant that they would be forced to move out of the B&B and give it all up to her.
And that’s when being able to see ghosts actually came in handy. When Jay mentioned that David knocked up Kelsey’s mom, an exotic dancer, at Scores, Trevor immediately shut down the possibility by explaining that his buddy was banned from the establishment.
With reasonable doubt at play, Sam and Jay decided to get the truth directly from the source: David himself. It was a long shot, sure, but when they rolled up to the gentleman’s club where he died (he had an aneurysm with his head stuck between two boobs in case you’re curious!), they found him still stuck between worlds… though he was certain that spending eternity at a strip club was pure heaven so there’s that.
David then confirmed that there was no way Kelsey was his daughter because he was sterile, or, as he so classy explained it, “shooting blanks.”
Armed with the truth, Sam and Jay confronted Kelsey, who ended up cracking and revealing that the Woodstone estate attorney was the mastermind of the plan. With his gambling debts looming large and a massive offer from the Four Seasons to buy the mansion, he decided to trick Sam and Jay into essentially giving up the house. What a sneaky snake.
If it wasn’t for the ghosts, Trevor in particular, they would’ve never even known that they were being played.
Nearly losing something—or someone—you love always puts things into perspective, so Sam was feeling a bit sentimental and reminisced on how much the ghosts meant to her. They were her family who have seen her go through the good times and the bad. Even Jay has bonded with them in some way, though it’s unfortunate that he misses so much of the action because he can’t see them.
And at that moment, the cliffhanger of all cliffhanger’s happened as one of the ghosts got sucked off! The look of sheer horror on Sam’s face seems to be cause for concern, but the truth is, there are so many ghosts living inside that mansion that it doesn’t have to be any of the core ghosts.
I can’t imagine that the creative forces would want to eliminate one of the ghosts just as the series is finding its groove and entering its prime.
Then again, they have all been growing and becoming better humans, and that means that eternity isn’t exactly forever.
Alberta finally forgave Hetty for keeping the identity of her killer secret. Hetty thought she was doing the right thing by protecting her son, but she now saw the error of her ways and realized she did her friend a huge disservice. Alberta wanted “blood,” but when the Ghost Court ruled to banish Hetty to the forest, she couldn’t imagine a life without her. Maybe that was the outstanding issue keeping Albert and Hetty tied to the mortal coil.
There’s also Isaac, who finally took the next big step in his relationship with Nigel by proposing to him! While this is obviously cause for celebration, it might also be what sets Isaac free as he’s struggled with accepting his sexuality through much of his post-death life. Or it could be Nigel, which would be a bummer for Isaac as he finally opened up to someone and entrusted them with his heart.
At any rate, it could be any of the ghosts, but I don’t want to panic prematurely. This could all be a false alarm!
- Now that Isaac is $10k richer, he can definitely afford the King-sized bed!
- Thor’s comment hoping that David didn’t get “sucked off” at the Gentleman’s Club is one of the reasons Ghosts is the best comedy on television.
- Why would Jay think eating strip club sushi was a good idea? And why didn’t the ghost who died after eating it warn Sam?
- Jay saying he hopes Trevor was the ghost that got sucked off is just cruel.
Ghosts has one of the greatest ensemble casts with every single actor really coming into their character this season. I can’t wait to see what the third season has in store for us!
Ghosts Review – Alberta’s Descendant (218)
Alberta-centric episodes never disappoint.
Ghosts Season 2 Episode 18 delved deeper into Alberta’s murder, uncovering a shocking potential turn of events as her descendant, Alicia, visited the Woodstone Mansion.
Alberta was delighted at the chance to get to know Alicia, her baby sister Reese’s kin, but things didn’t unravel as expected.
For starters, Alicia set her sights on Creepy Todd, making some cringe-inducing goo goo eyes his way, though, to be fair, Sam did normalize him on the podcast and edit out all of his weird quirks, so on the surface, Todd seemed like a regular dude… maybe even a catch. The duo had a lot in common, including digging deeper into Alberta’s past, but Alberta couldn’t stand by and watch the only relative that she’s met in decades fall into the hands of her stalker. The solution? Illuminate Todd’s eccentric nature to Alicia. The ghosts, and Sam, devised a plan to “cod block” any potential romance by telling Alicia everything there is to know about Todd… including that he has a back tattoo of Alberta, that he lives with his mom, and that he has Alberta’s toenail framed in his museum.
That’s all Alicia needed to hear to understand that the image she had of Todd based on the podcast was far from the reality of the situation. Sam was a good friend for sparing Alicia from going down that path, while Alberta felt like a good “mom” for helping her dodge the bullet. It’s the least she can do.
Though, she quickly learned that parenting wins are short-lived as Alicia decided she was going to give up her established career as a lawyer to pursue singing. You would think that Alberta would be tickled by Alicia’s interest in the craft and following in the family’s footsteps, but Alberta is a real one who didn’t want to see Alicia destroy the great life she’s built for herself for a career that could be filled with disappointments. She knew all too well how hard it was to break through in the industry.
But when she finally heard Alicia sing, there was no denying that the soulful talent ran through her veins. Alberta’s spirit lived on in her, and the only shame was that Sam and the ghosts were the only people to witness that magical duet. Just imagine if Alicia knew that she was harmonizing with Alberta’s ghost!
At that moment, Alberta realized that Alicia had the gift and she needed to take a shot and pursue her dreams!
Thankfully, we were able to witness the moment as well, which brought the storyline full circle.
Had the episode ended right then and there, it would’ve gone out on a heartwarming note, but Alicia decided to guest on the podcast about Alberta’s murder, and the foursome—Jay is now included and very eager for his time on the mic—pieced some clues together and made a shocking discovery.
“Alberta’s Descendant” – Alberta is thrilled when a living relative, Alicia (Ashley D. Kelley), visits Woodstone to learn more about her, but things take a turn when she hits it off with Todd (Rodrigo Fernandez Stoll), Sam’s podcast co-host. Also, Nigel uses his knowledge of Trevor and Hetty’s secret tryst to try to blackmail Hetty, on the CBS Original series GHOSTS, Thursday, March 30 (8:31-9:01 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network, and available to stream live and on demand on Paramount+. Pictured (L-R): Rose McIver as Samantha, Alicia as Ashley D. Kelley, Devan Chandler Long as Thorfinn, Richie Moriarty as Pete, Danielle Pinnock as Alberta, Sheila Carrasco as Flower and Rodrigo Fernandez-Stoll as Todd. Photo: Bertrand Calmeau/CBS ©2022 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Alicia revealed that Reese, Alberta’s sister, dated Earl after Alberta’s death, which was news to everyone. And Reese’s real name was Teresa, which means that she could be the “T” from the love letters, and thus, she could be the accomplice in Alberta’s murder.
Hearing the poor woman utter, “My own sister murdered me,” sent chills up my spine, but that just means that this is one hell of a good murder podcast—and even better promotion for the B&B.
Could Alicia be the key to solving Alberta’s murder? And will it turn out to be an inside job—a crime of passion, love, and desire?!
The other exciting development in the episode involved Hetty coming clean about her dalliance with Trevor. And to that, I say, about time!
Nigel, Isaac’s boyfriend, walked in on Trevor and Hetty’s lovemaking in a previous episode, so he felt that he had the upper hand by threatening to expose them to the group unless they agreed to give him what he wanted—a room with a TV.
While Hetty was more than happy to oblige to his demands, Trevor wasn’t as enthusiastic, and he began to realize that Hetty wasn’t just keeping the relationship a secret because it was “hot,” she was effectively doing so because she was embarrassed by him.
Understandably, a woman like Hetty wouldn’t be comfortable admitting that she actually has feelings for Trevor, but I love that he understood his own value and stood up for himself by putting an end to their “fa doodling” because being kept a secret on purpose was hurtful. He deserved better… even if there aren’t that many options around.
The moment led to some great character growth for Hetty as she finally mustered up the courage to tell the other ghosts that she was sleeping with Trevor.
And the surprise on their faces was well worth the wait and thoroughly enjoyable. I especially love the support she got from Isaac, who was genuinely happy for her. Their friendship is so genuine. And I personally cannot wait to see how this relationship progresses now that everything is in the open because while it may be unconventional, there’s a real connection between Hetty and Trevor that deserves to be explored outside of the bedroom.
And that, dear Nigel (or as Hetty referred to him, British twerp/dirty little teapot), is a checkmate! This rivalry is just as thrilling as I expected.
As for the funniest moment in the episode, it was Thor weighing in with advice as he is the father of an adult male baby ghost. Just say that in Thor’s accent, and I promise, it’ll keep you laughing for hours.
What did you think of the episode?
Ghosts Recap – Weekend From Hell (217)
Ghosts gets better and better with each passing week, delivering yet another home-run episode.
While I love all of the ghosts equally, I’ve found that I enjoy Alberta and Hetty-focused episodes the most, so Ghosts Season 2 Episode 17 was a true delight.
Though, much like Hetty, I’m thankful that Elias’ return from the underworld was short-lived—that man was insufferable.
And during his short visit, he essentially created hell on Earth for everyone involved. It’s not surprising that Hetty hated his guts and even hesitated to save Pete’s life if it meant spending the rest of eternity in her ex’s presence. Let the lady think on it!
Eventually, Hetty did the right thing by Pete, although, I hardly think her decision to forgive Elias had much to do with saving Pete and everything to do with saving herself. She wanted to help, sure, but when it came down to it, the only thing that truly helped her forgive her late husband was the knowledge that it would also help set her free from his grasp. She’s been harboring so much hatred and resentment toward him, allowing him to still have a hold on her, which was only hurting her in the long run.
I was expecting Elias’ return to somehow impact her dalliance with Trevor, possibly unearthing the unconventional—yet wickedly fun and unexpected—relationship with the rest of the ghosts, or, at the very least, making Trevor jealous. Both Hetty and Trevor are downplaying their tryst, but it’s clear that they have some very real feelings for each other, and I want the series to explore that plot line deeper. Frankly, Elias’ arrival would’ve been the perfect backdrop for it.
Unfortunately, Trevor was far removed from the drama throughout the half hour, but to be fair, a lot was going on at Woodstone Manor—there were more pressing issues in the kitchen that we’ll get back to in a second.
Elias revealed that his whole “I’ve changed” shtick was a complete lie because, as we know, people, especially men like him, don’t change. He was trying to trick Hetty into signing the forgiveness papers so that he could score a “get out of hell” free card, and when she caught on, he used his devious ways to trick poor Pete instead. The former troop leader is such a good person that he willingly sold his soul to the devil to save his grandson little Pete after he found out about his tragic accident. Turns out, that was also a trick on Elias’ part—yes, hell apparently is all emails and meetings that should’ve been emails—because he’s a sneaky bastard who did more than prove that he’s right where he belongs in the fiery depths of the underworld.
Even after Hetty agreed to forgive him and formally sign the contract, Elias still attempted to drag Pete back down with him, and it was genuinely nice to see Pete fight back with a jab between the eyes and a shot at the genitals. It was equally as hilarious to realize that Elias decided hell was better than staying at the Manor where he would be bullied by Thor, though, it makes sense because you know Thor would’ve genuinely enjoyed it. Violence is his favorite pastime.
“Weekend from Hell” – Elias Woodstone (Matt Walsh) returns to Woodstone seeking Hetty’s forgiveness so he can stay out of hell for good. Also, Jay struggles to repeat an inspired culinary creation that he came up with after walking through Flower, on the CBS Original series GHOSTS, Thursday, March 9 (8:31-9:01 PM, ET/PT) on CBS Television Network, and available to stream live and on-demand on Paramount+. Pictured (L-R): Asher Grodman as Trevor, Sheila Carrasco as Flower, Utkarsh Ambudkar as Jay, and Roman Zaragoza as Sasappis. Photo: CBS ©2023 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Highest quality screengrab available.
As mentioned before, a lot was going on at the Manor, and over in the kitchen, Jay got “Flowered” a.k.a he walked through Flower and got high, and then made a really exceptional meal for the guests that he had absolutely no recollection of cooking. The ghosts could’ve prevented it by just warning Sam, but as we’ve learned, they’re all pretty bored and always looking for some kind of entertainment, particularly Sass! He’s the naughty one that’s always suggesting they let a questionable situation play out just for fun.
When the guest revealed that she called the Menu Hunter, a well-known TV food critic, to check out Jay’s cooking, he was understandably nervous. The ghosts suggested simply recreating the situation that led to the magic in the first place, but Jay was having what Flower referred to as a crisis of confidence—he didn’t think his cooking was good enough to impress the Menu Hunter—and no amount of drugs could fix that.
While Sam always does her best to include Jay in all ghostly activities, this time, she tapped into her inner nerd to give him an inspirational pep talk, which was a welcome change of pace. And while his lamb chops may have been the best she’s ever had, once Elias walked through her with his powers of horniness, well, let’s just say it was a meal she’d never forget and vividly enjoyed.
There really never is a dull day in that place.
Other Memorable Manor Moments
- Elias saying that Chumbawumba’s “Tubthumping” was the worst thing about hell was only made funnier by Trevor’s admission that he loves the song. Hetty’s past and current lovers couldn’t be more different, but I guess that’s for the best.
- Poor Jay was just trying to have a bonding time with the ghosts and had no idea that all hell was breaking loose around him.
- Alberta saying that Hetty can’t “let Pete go down on us” was too damn funny, but it was nice to see everyone stand up for Pete and urge Hetty to do the right thing by one of her own.
- Flower suggesting that “more drugs are usually the answer” is so on brand.
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Are Jay's friends members of a cult?
Things get very interesting on Thursday's episode of Ghosts when the ghosts suspect that one of Jay's friends could be -- keyword being "could be" -- the leader of a cult. And, to make matters more complicated, the rest of his pals may be part of it too.
ET exclusively premieres a sneak peek from the episode, titled "Jay's Friends," where Jay (Utkarsh Ambudkar) and his friends are catching up on old times while watching a good ol' game of football -- with Flower (Sheila Carrasco), Trevor (Asher Grodman) and Isaac (Brandon Scott Jones) looking on, of course.
But the conversation suddenly turns weird when Micah (Drew Tarver) shares his philosophy over sports (more specifically basketball) -- at least that's how it starts -- about the choices teams are presented at the beginning of a match, whether to take possession of the ball first or pick which side of the court/field they prefer and how that impacts the future. It soon devolves into a life lesson about the bed & breakfast when Micah poses the question, "Wouldn't it be nice to have both -- direction and ball?"
When he shows off his bandaged arm, Jay asks what it is.
" This is ball," Micah proudly answers as Jay's friends react with approval. But we all know what it actually is: a branding.
So, what exactly is going on? Watch ET's exclusive clip above to find out.
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[Warning: The below contains MAJOR spoilers for Ghosts Season 2, Episode 3, “Jay’s Friends.”]
Ghosts continues to deliver laughter and heart in equal measure with its latest episode, “Jay’s Friends,” but don’t let the title fool you, it’s just as much about Jay ( Utkarsh Ambudkar ) as it is about resident hippie Flower ( Sheila Carrasco ).
While Jay works on building bonds with fellow locals, he meets Micah (guest star Drew Tarver ), a man who has captivated a large following of people with the promise of eternal life. At first, Jay doesn’t see the signs that he’s befriending a cult leader, but Flower recognizes it along with the other ghosts who try to make sure Sam ( Rose McIver ) steers her husband away from Micah and his healing vitamin patches and the others who have been sucked into the cult.
Unfortunately, it’s a little too late because Jay signed a contract, effectively allowing Micah and his followers to take up residence at Woodstone. Along the way, Flower opens up about her experience and the loved ones that tried to keep her from pursuing the cult lifestyle, like her brother Robby. Believing he died in battle, a talk with her fellow ghosts clarifies that MIA doesn’t mean “murdered in action,” but rather “missing in action.”
As a thanks for Flower’s help in extricating Sam and Jay from Micah’s twisted setup, Sam tracks down Flower’s brother, sends him an email, and manages to get a heartwarming repsonse. Below, Carrasco is opening up about Flower’s emotional journey in this episode and reveals her personal connection to the story.
It was recently announced that Ghosts is one of the comedies of the fall season. How does it feel to know that the show is still connecting with audiences in its second season?
Sheila Carrasco: It’s so rare that you’re in a place where everyone’s there and loves the job. And so on top of that, to see how many people are loving watching it is… it’s really just amazing. And I’m just so excited for everyone to see the rest of the season because I think we’re making a pretty special season. I was just remembering all we’ve shot so far and I’m like, “Oh, right. Oh my gosh. People are gonna lose their minds.”
Despite identifying the cult-like qualities to Micah and his group, Flower isn’t really suspicious of them. You’d think a former cult member would be more alarmist about the situation. Why isn’t she?
I think that she’s fairly gullible and a lover and she says yes to her whole heart. So when someone like Micah walks into that room with this flowing gorgeous hair, his philosophies, and playing basketball, she’s all in from a start. Also, I don’t know that she ever left the cult because [she doesn’t] know yet that the cult was ultimately bad for her. That’s something that she discovers in this episode, that she lost something because of the cult. Something really huge in her life, her brother and family. She doesn’t necessarily blame the cult for that from the get-go.
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Speaking of Micah, what was it like getting to work with Drew Tarver?
Oh my gosh, Drew was, is so funny. I’ve been such a fan of his for a long time and knew him from sketch comedy and some other stuff in LA. So to get to work with him after having seen him on The Other Two and just killing it out there, it was such a treat for him to come and guest on our show. He is like the perfect guest star because he’s so funny and he’s such a professional. But he also comes to work and wants to connect with people, and have a fun time, and generally, he stays very loose in his character, which I also love seeing because I think that he comes from the world that Flower comes from in terms of point of view and physicality.
Considering Micah’s main pitch is vitamin patches, do you think Flower would have been swayed by something like that or is it not natural enough?
I think she’d be all in, and I’ll admit two weeks before we shot this episode and got this script, I had just bought vitamin patches. I bought them and I put them on my body and then I kind of felt nauseous hours later and I took it off and then I saw on the box it was not FDA approved yet. And I was like, “What are you doing?” So I get it. And I think Flower would totally buy into this cult, not just for the health benefits of these vitamin patches, but because she wants community and connection. I think she likes the whole culture of it.
How did it feel to dig deeper into Flower’s emotional side in this episode, especially with the added layer of her revealing she thought her brother had been dead since Vietnam?
Flower is in and out of lucidity often. I think a lot of the time that we see her, she is not very lucid. She’s definitely high and having acid flashbacks, especially in her big group scenes and she’s just forgotten what just happened or comes in with something random to say. That’s the Flower that we see a lot of the time and a Flower I love to play, but the truth is Flower also has moments of lucidity. We see that [in Season 1], and then she very quickly loses it. In the moments where she’s lucid, she’s a very real grounded person like anyone else because she’s not high in those moments and she’s able to recall her family and she’s able to have regrets and just like anyone else.
And so it’s such a wonderful gift to be able to explore that side of her. And for me, personally, that storyline really hit a soft spot. I have two siblings in the Armed Forces. I have a brother who has served three combat tours in Iraq and a sister who is in the Air Force. They’re both Lieutenant Colonels. I’m very proud of them. I’ve also chosen a very different life being an artist, and over the years I found it important to stay connected to them. I can’t imagine what Flower must be going through when she finds out that her brother might still be out there. So, uh, it was just a really beautiful moment to be able to play and I hope that we continue to see more about Flowers’ family and backstory of who she was before she left for the cult and the commune. I think it really opens a lot of doors for that.
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Would you like to see Flower’s brother or anyone else from her past stop by Woodstone?
Oh yes, for sure. I would love to see that. I don’t know what we have planned in terms of Flower’s, old life coming back to Woodstone. It could be Ira, it could be her brother, maybe all of them. But I would love for her to be able to see her brother and I’m just tearing up thinking about it. And I’m also thinking about all the amazing actors that can potentially play her brother. I’d love to see their dynamic. I mean, not that he would be able to see her, but I’d love to know more about that brother-sister dynamic and have it kind of rekindled in some way.
Are there any fun things coming up that fans should be excited about?
Yeah, we might learn a little bit more about Flower’s Bear Attack. We might see more of Flower and Thorfinn, and their journey together. I do think it’s a bit of a journey and we also might see some unlikely other pairings develop. So that might be surprising to everyone. We might meet someone that starts to suspect the house is haunted and it might be a problem.
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Sam becomes alarmed when the ghosts suggest that jay’s new friends may be part of a cult, and pete changes his attitude when sasappis criticizes his unending cheeriness, on “ghosts,” thursday, oct. 13.
Drew Tarver Guest Stars as the Cult Leader, Micah
“Jay’s Friends” – Sam becomes alarmed when the ghosts suggest Jay’s new friends may be part of a cult run by a charismatic leader named Micah (Drew Tarver). Also, Pete changes his attitude after Sasappis criticizes his unceasing cheeriness, on the CBS Original series GHOSTS, Thursday, Oct. 13 (8:31-9:01 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network, and available to stream live and on demand on Paramount+*.
WRITTEN BY: Guy Endore-Kaiser
DIRECTED BY: Trent O’Donnell
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