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Ghosts Recap: Hell Is Mostly Emails
Last week, I called for Pete Martino, the butt of every joke, to finally get a win. This week, he gets less of a win and more of an “almost sent to eternal damnation after being tricked into trading his soul to Elias Woodstone” type of situation. So, I guess, sort of the opposite of a win.
That’s right, ghosties, Elias Woodstone, Hetty’s terrible robber baron husband and man who loves using his ghost power to wreak “horny, horny havoc” on the B&B, is back. During a communal reading of Pete’s daughter’s latest family e-newsletter, in which they learn the fate of Little Pete’s journey to acquiring a Spiderman retainer, Hetty sighs, “this is hell” and lo and behold, a portal to hell opens up in the floor, and Elias pops out. Now, I don’t think the two things had anything to do with each other, but this isn’t the first time Hetty’s mentioned the bad place and a portal opened up, so who knows! But from a comedic timing standpoint, it’s perfect. Elias is on a 48-hour furlough from hell, which he says is exactly as bad as you think it is: “It’s hot, the devil is mean, and” they play Chumbawamba’s “Tubthumping” on a loop — “and it does not grow on you.” He’s returned to the mansion because he is seeking Hetty’s forgiveness. He’s a changed man, er, ghost, he tells them. He even views the women in the room as equals now! He wants to be good.
No one buys it for a second. And they’re right not to! Elias asks Hetty to forgive him in writing — by signing a handy-dandy little paper he has there. Thankfully, Isaac looks at it a little closer and realizes it’s a contract: If Hetty signs the paper, Elias is free to leave hell and spend the rest of eternity in the place where he died, which, of course, is the mansion. Well, no one wants that, especially not Hetty. There’s no way Hetty is signing anything. Elias is desperate — he’s also a real asshole — so of course he has a plan B. He has “the boys downstairs” fabricate an email from Pete’s daughter to Sam saying that Little Pete was in an accident and in critical condition. Well, wouldn’t ya know, Elias explains that if Pete were to agree to give his soul to the devil and go back to hell with Elias, Little Pete could be saved. Pete doesn’t hesitate to shake Elias’s hand and make that deal — he would do anything to keep the people he loves safe. What an idiot! Elias reveals the ruse — Little Pete was never in danger! — and now he’s holding Pete’s soul hostage unless Hetty signs the document and allows him to spend his eternity at the mansion. Hetty won’t even make eye contact with Pete while she weighs her options since having to spend eternity with Elias would be like hell for her (Rebecca Wisocky is a master in this scene, per usual), and the whole scary mess doesn’t even help Pete get out of the friend zone with Alberta. Hasn’t this man/ghost been through enough?!
It may take a little time, but of course Hetty isn’t going to let Pete go to hell just so she doesn’t have to deal with Elias. But there’s another problem: For the contract to work, Hetty has to be sincere in her forgiveness. Now, that’s a hurdle right there. Hetty’s all for forgiving her husband for gambling away her family’s china and then blaming it on their valet, who went to prison for it, but she has a much more difficult time getting over Elias taking all of her cocaine and replacing it with wig powder. That’s not something one just gets over, okay?
The whole thing seems futile, and Pete’s fate feels sealed until Hetty finally opens up about why she can’t forgive Elias: releasing him from hell would make him happy, and after everything he’s put her through, she can’t bring herself to do that. It’s Alberta who reasons with her: She, too, has had relationships with terrible men, but what she learned is that fixating on them and the pain they caused doesn’t hurt them because they don’t care; it only hurts Hetty to hold on to what Elias did, and Hetty deserves to be happy. Let! Him! Go!
So she does! And she feels like a weight has been lifted! Do I wish Ghosts dug a little deeper with the complex emotions Hetty and Alberta are feeling here? Sure! But it’s nice to see the subject even being broached, I guess. And lest you think Elias will be sticking around for good, there’s one last twist to the story that frees Hetty from having to live out a real nightmare scenario. Of course the moment the contract is signed, Elias admits that he was lying about being on his best behavior — he’s going to cause so much trouble for every single person at the B&B, and he cannot wait to get started. But Sam already has a plan for this: she tells Elias that if he steps out of line even once, she’ll have Thor toss him in the vault to spend eternity locked away alone. For Elias, that’s a fate worse than hell. He’s decided he’d rather go back after all. Elias caused all of this drama and turmoil for, what turns out to be, nothing. You know what? That honestly tracks.
Elias does have a few hours left on his furlough from hell, though, so he decides to cause a little bit of trouble while he has the chance. While all of this Elias nonsense has been going on, Sam’s had a second crisis to deal with: Jay gets high while cooking the guests’ lunch thanks to a visit from Flower, and he can’t remember what he served them. That wouldn’t necessarily be a problem, but then one guest comes to compliment the chef and tells Jay that her friend is the host of the wildly popular food show The Menu Hunter , and she called her up to tell her how good Jay’s cooking was; the Menu Hunter is on the way to the B&B to try Jay’s dish. Thanks to some “advice” from Trevor, Jay decides to “get Flowered” again so he can try and recreate the dish. Things go haywire, and in the end, with a little Star Wars –themed pep talk from Sam about how Jay already has everything he needs to make something great, Jay decides to make something brand new for the Menu Hunter. She’s already loving it before Elias arrives and walks through her to make her horny as hell, but after Elias walks through her, well, she’s really into it. Like, really, really into it. You get it. It looks like Jay and the B&B will be featured on the show, which means that in the end … Elias kind of helped everyone out? Don’t tell him, or he might try to come back to steal someone else’s soul or, at least, make everyone really horny. That’s fun for a little while, but then things might just get uncomfortable after a while, you know?
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• It feels like a missed opportunity not to have Trevor share at least one scene with Hetty and Elias. Not only would it be awkward as, uh, hell, which means it would be fun for us, but also … would putting Hetty’s two lovers side by side only strengthen the argument that Trevor is kind of a great boyfriend? Let’s get Hetty and Trevor out in the open, guys!
• Matt Walsh is great as Elias, and it’s nice to know that he could pop up (literally!) any time to cause chaos.
• It’s the way Brandon Scott Jones says “but tall” that really sent me: “Speaking of dentistry, a lot of people think George Washington’s teeth were wooden, but it was actually just his personality. He was boring, but tall.”
• “You cannot let Pete go down on us! No one wants to see that!”
• When Isaac points out that Hetty’s “never been much of a kid person,” and that’s why she doesn’t understand Pete’s choice to save his grandson, he response is quintessential Hetty Woodstone: “That’s nonsense, I employed hundreds of them!”
• “Hell is mostly emails and Zooms that should’ve been emails.”
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'Ghosts' on CBS: What to Know About Every Woodstone Mansion's Spirit's Backstory
By Stephen Andrew - July 26, 2022 10:58 am EDT
Ghosts on CBS has only grown in popularity , with TV viewers everywhere excited for new episodes each week. A big part of the show's draw is how there is a variety of personalities in the cast. Specifically, among the ghostly characters of Woodstone Mansion, each of whom has a deeply interesting backstory.
Trading the undead for the mostly-still-dead, Ghosts stars Rose McIver as Samantha, a woman who inherits a large New York estate and decides, along with her husband Jay — played by Utkarsh Ambudkar ( The Mindy Project ) — to turn the manner 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 winds up in some hilarious situations that also reveal these apparitions are more heart than haunt.
Mark your calendars for the official opening of Woodstone B&B— season two of #GhostsCBS premieres September 29 on @CBS and @ParamountPlus ! pic.twitter.com/Q0Y8FhT8hE — Ghosts (@GhostsCBS) June 23, 2022
Ghosts is based on a BCC series of the same name and is executive produced by Trent O'Donnell. In addition to McIver and Ambudkar, the series also stars Asher Grodman , Danielle Pinnock, Brandon Scott Jones, Sheila Carrasco, Román Zaragoza, Rebecca Wisocky, Devan Chandler Long, and Richie Moriarty. Scroll down to read more about the quirky spirits!
Thorfinn, Played by Devan Chandler Long
Thorfinn is the oldest of the ghosts. He is a Viking who was left behind by his crew about 1000 years ago. He was killed by a lightning strike on the Woodstone property long before the mansion was built. Interestingly, the bolt from the sky that took his life left his spirit with the ability to manipulate electricity.
Sasappis, Played by Román Zaragoza
Sasappis was the next ghost to inhabit the Woodstone property and is about 500 years younger than Thorfinn. He is Lenape, indigenous people of the Northeastern Woodlands, who live in the United States and Canada. We know that Sasappis died in the 1500s, but he has yet to reveal exactly how his death came about.
Captain Isaac Higgintoot, Played by Brandon Scott Jones
Isaac is an American Revolutionary officer who died of dysentery. His death came two weeks after the siege of Fort Ticonderoga. Isaac was a closeted gay man in both life and death but has recently started feeling more comfortable and confident in expressing his authentic self.
Hetty Woodstone, Played by Rebecca Wisock
Hetty is the lady of the manor, and the original owner of the Woodstone country estate. She has a familial connection to Sam, as she is Sam's fourth-great-grandmother. In life, Hetty was married to Elias (played by Matt Walsh), a robber baron. Like Sasappis, Hetty's death currently remains a mystery.
Alberta Haynes, Played by Danielle Pinnock
Alberta is a no-nonsense Prohibition-era jazz singer who is a pure diva. She died after drinking poisoned moonshine. While not all the Woodstone ghosts have a special power, Alberta does... Her humming can be heard by the living, and she can even be heard by Alexa devices.
Flower, Played by Sheila Carrasco
Flower is a hippie who often has her head in the clouds, but always has a lot of love in her heart. Her real name is Susan Montero, and she died while attempting to befriend a wild bear when on 'shrooms. Flower has the ability to put a living person in a trance if she passes through them, which mimics the effects of marijuana.
Pete Martino, Played by Richie Moriarty
Pete was a Pinecone Trooper leader who died in 1985. His cause of death was an arrow through the neck, fired by one of his scouts. The arrow remains in Pete's neck in his ghostly state. In Ghosts Season 1, Episode 6, we learn that after his death, Pete's wife married his best friend, whom she'd been secretly romantically involved with while Pete was alive. It is also revealed that Pete's daughter named her son after him.
Trevor Lefkowitz, Played by Asher Grodman
Last, but certainly not least, we come to Trevor, the most recent main cast ghost to die at Woodstone manor. Trevor was an affluent Wall Street trader who died in 2000. After partying too hard with some of his broker buddies, Trevor suffered a drug-induced heart attack. Unfortunately, Trevor died while not wearing pants, so now he's forever cursed to be the group's Winnie the Pooh. Unlike the other ghosts, Trevor has the ability to interact with the physical world, in small ways, but only if he concentrates very hard.
Crash, Played by Hudson Thames
Crash is a James Dean-esque greaser who died at Woodstone Mansion in the 1950s. His cause of death? A quite unceremonious decapitation. Crash's body only made a total of three appearances in Ghosts Season 1, and his head is still missing. Notably, Crash's story may still unfold, as showrunners Joe Wiseman and Jow Port previously teased to PopCulture.com . "We're talking about that now. We're talking about a story to explain where he has been," Port said, smiling.
Ghosts returns on Sept. 29 at 8:30 p.m. ET on CBS and will be available to stream live and on-demand on Paramount+ . Those interested in seeing all Paramount+ has to offer can click here for a free streaming offer .
‘Ghosts’ Star Rebecca Wisocky on Hetty’s (Potential) New Power & What’s Next
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[Warning: The below contains MAJOR spoilers for Season 1, Episode 13 of Ghosts , “The Vault.”]
Ghosts uncovered a new corner of Woodstone Mansion in the latest installment, “The Vault,” as Sam ( Rose McIver ), Jay ( Utkarsh Ambudkar ), and the ghostly residents uncovered a secret vault underneath the estate.
Locked inside was Hetty’s ( Rebecca Wisocky ) husband and cousin Elias (played by Matt Walsh ) who maintained his old-fashioned ideas about gender roles along with ruining the wedding Sam and Jay were hosting with his horny ghost power. Asserting her strength and fighting back against the obedience that Elias wanted, Hetty told him to go to hell. The results were explosive and game-changing for the series as the unpleasant man fell through a portal into the equivalent of hell.
Below, Wisocky opens up about Hetty’s potential new power, digging deeper into her character’s history, what’s next for the show, and more.
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How exciting is it to dive deeper into Hetty’s history and backstory?
Rebecca Wisocky: It’s very exciting and we all feel like we’re in very good hands with this team of writers, with Joe Port and Joe Wiseman. I’ll be honest, I’m such a big fan that’s so in love with the rest of the cast, it’s a pleasure when all I have to do is just stand next to someone and look at them as cue. It’s all been a great big wonderful, wonderful surprise. As the rest of the season wears on, you’ll find out more and more about Hetty.
Hetty asserts her independence from her husband Elias in this episode. Was it nice getting to use the lessons she’s been learning from Sam and Alberta ( Danielle Pinnock ) all season?
Yeah, Hetty [always] takes a step forward and two steps back. She’s definitely a product and a prisoner of the social contracts and class contracts of her time and she clings to those things because in life they defined her, but in death they’re not necessary and they keep her from having rich relationships. So I think that’s very relatable. Everyone goes through that in their own way. How can you bend and change and still be yourself, and what even defines what that is? So Hetty in particular is a character of lots of contradictions and hypocrisies, which I always find tremendously fun to play, and is really the place where, for me at least, where comedy begins.
When Hetty tells Elias to go to hell, the floor literally opens a portal to hell into which he promptly falls through. Is she really convinced that this is her power? And what will this mean moving forward?
Well I think for a moment she’s terrified that it might be her power. For someone who is so concerned with appearances and behaving like a proper lady, it is the most grotesque, outsized, and powerful power one might be able to have. So I think she’s titillated and terrified, and then also overcome with power, the same way that she might twirl around and guzzle the booze when she possesses Jay’s body, or scarf up all of the Cheetos. She has a voracious appetite, and also a fear of being a carnal person. But I think she quickly realizes that of course that’s not her power. But she’ll probably continue to play with it and joke around about it.
The show is so funny with its dialogue. Is it difficult to keep a straight face when silly dialogue comes into play, like how going to heaven is called getting “sucked off,” or have you all become pros at hiding your laughs?
The full unedited blooper reel is going to be something else on this show, because not only are some of the things we have to say, with such conviction and with such a straight innocent face, so outrageous, but this is a company of naturally funny people, so we’re constantly breaking.
How did you find Hetty’s voice? It’s quite different than your natural speaking voice.
I’ll tell you, the costume has a great deal to do with how I found that voice. Wearing many layers of underskirts and bustles and being cinched into a period-accurate corset every day will do a lot to affect your posture, the way you move, and the way you walk and float through a room. Also, it affects how much breath I’m able to have in one go, and it has affected the musicality of how I deliver those lines. So that did a whole lot, and I also became a student of this period of history. I wouldn’t say I modeled the voice off of anyone, but I certainly tried to do as much research as I could about what that type of life might have been for that type of woman.
In this episode, a secret vault is discovered. Are there any other mysteries lurking in Woodstone Mansion?
Well, I think there’s no harm in telling you that we see what’s in the attic sooner or later.
Well, it’s good to know, especially because we’ve been to the basement so many times where Pete’s ( Richie Moriarty ) “girlfriend” is.
That’s been so wonderful too, the way I think fans have been so in love with the basement ghosts. They’re so stinky and creepy, they do such a great job. And it was so nice to have Betsy Sodaro come to play with us as Pete’s pretend girlfriend Nancy for two weeks in a row. We’ve been very, very lucky and so excited about the guest stars that have wanted to come play with us. That’s been one of the great things about being on a hit show, that amazing people have wanted to come and guest star for us.
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Can you tease what else might be in store for Hetty this season?
Well, I think you might see the relationship with Sam deepen. They have a wonderful surrogate mother/daughter connection that happened in last week’s episode, and I think that relationship will deepen a little. There are lots of things that the future can hold. I think that there could be love for Hetty, I think that there could be the discovery of what Hetty’s family was like in terms of children. I’m not saying any of those things are going to happen this season, but those are things that I would, as an actor, love to know more about.
You’ll also, you’ll see more relationships developing. There’s a nice storyline between me and Isaac, because they’re birds of a feather, and I love them. I’ve become very close with Brandon Scott Jones in real life, all of us have become very close, but we’ve become pals, and that’s a really fun relationship to have between Hetty and Isaac. Birds of a feather is a great way to say it.
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Another spirit is coming out of woodwork — or to be more precise, the vault. In this Thursday’s episode of Ghosts ( CBS , 9/8c), Sam, Jay and their non-living pals discover that Hetty’s robber baron husband , Elias (played by Veep ‘s Matt Walsh), has been trapped in the estate’s vault since his death.
Now that Elias is free, he’s not thrilled with his wife’s new independent attitude or with the livings in charge of his property. So Elias uses his unusual power to try to ruin the wedding that Sam and Jay are hosting.
Below, star Rebecca Wisocky previews her character Hetty’s unexpected reunion with Elias and raves about her castmate Utkarsh Ambudkar’s turn as Hetty.
TVLINE | What was your reaction when you first saw him play Jay as Hetty? Like everyone else, I thought it was hysterical and creepy and spooky and amazing. He got so much right, and it was truly moving. It was a great compliment to feel like that the character that I have been doing is clear and essential enough that he was able to tap into what makes a funny character also very heartbreaking, and he definitely did that.
But there’s such pathos and such tragedy when you realize that, no, it’s too late, and she’ll never leave, she’ll never cross that gate. I love the scene so much at the end of the episode where she turns to Sam and almost realizes in the moment that her descendant, Sam, has the capacity to not let her life slip by. She has the capacity to live without regret, to do things, to change, to be an empowered woman, and she wishes those things for Sam. That’s the beginning of a lovely surrogate mother-daughter relationship between Samantha and Hetty that you, of course, see more of in the “Sam’s Mom” episode. Sam’s mom ascends, and she realizes that she no longer has a withholding, judgmental but loving mother type, but of course, there’s been one there all along in the form of Hetty.
TVLINE | Without giving it away, what can you hint about Elias’ power and what it means for the ghosts, and Sam and Jay? [ Laughs ] It’s a very, very unique, intoxicating power. He was very alluring and powerful and dangerous when he was alive, and very selfish, and his power is the embodiment of that. He throws a wrench into the works. He does not at all like that there is a living lady of the house that has any power, any voice at all. He doesn’t like that Jay and Sam are about to finally, finally begin the opening of their B&B, and he wants to put an end to all of it.
TVLINE | Executive producers Joe Port and Joe Wiseman told me how lucky it was that they were able to get Matt Walsh to play this role because he happened to look like the painting that we saw earlier in the season. Not only did he look nearly exactly like the painting — he wears that mustache so well! — but it’s so funny that we look like we could be related, and he is of course Hetty’s husband/first cousin, which we got a big kick out of the humor there. When I found out he was coming on to play the role, I jumped up and down. I was so excited, and we really had a lot of fun.
TVLINE | Are there more ghosts that are going to be unearthed somewhere in the shadows of the estate? Oh, most definitely. You can count on it. But our core group of ghosts will remain the core family.
TVLINE | I’m surprised that, at this point, the ghosts that we know haven’t found them all. Well, there’s an interesting twist, and again, I don’t want to spoil anything. Some of us have been around for thousands of years. Thor and Sasappis have been around the longest. I’ve been around for over 130 years. Just because we’re not actively talking about stuff, doesn’t mean it hasn’t happened.
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What a lovely interview :)! I liked her praise of Ambudkar’s portrayal of her in the recent “Possession” episode, I think she was spot on in her explanation of why it worked so well, and it’s sweet to see how much she enjoyed it. It sounds like this cast has a lot of fun working together, which is great to see. . And I’m very intrigued about all this talk of her husband’s power and how that will impact the ghosts and the idea of meeting other potential ghosts here and there down the line. Sounds like some really good stuff coming up here – look forward to seeing how it all plays out!
Honestly, I would be all in for a spinoff of Jay being possessed by each of the ghosts, but especially more of him being Hetty. I have watched that episode 3x and I still find it hysterical.
Judging from this interview, that is one class act of a lady, and so talented. It’s been years since a show has put me in a good mood the way this show does every single time I watch it. There’s is much heart and so much happiness, and I-for one, needed a bit of that in my television.
Hi Con. You said it perfectly. Great acting, plots and it leaves you happy. Winning combination. So much potential for longterm success.
I don’t watch too many comedies but Ghosts reeled me in immediately. The cast is so good and the Possession episode was such a high point. That was my fave episode so far.
Didn’t ask about her and Thorfin? There’s something going on there, no?
My new “must watch” show
Best broadcast comedy since “The Good Place,” with which it shares a great deal in common. I look forward to each new episode.
If you’re going to give away spoilers, don’t put them in the subject. It makes it impossible to avoid.
Hetty’s husband returning is a spoiler? Are you serious?
I don’t see it that way at all. It is in the synopsis of the show.
Feels like the producers have really thought out the show arc and world. (Sure it helps they had the british version as a guide.) It really feels like we are just starting this journey with show, and i look forward to see what else walks through these walls. (Little ghost humor there…)
So why is it that Hetty despises the Irish so?
My guess is when she was alive, they were the dominant immigrants coming to the US. While not illegals, they were probably not loved by the rich.
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Weekend From Hell
Ghosts: Season 2
Elias Woodstone returns to Woodstone seeking Hetty's forgiveness so he can stay out of hell for good; Jay struggles to repeat an inspired culinary creation that he came up with after walking through Flower.
Air Date: Mar 9, 2023
Directed By: Trent O'Donnell
Written By: Sophia Lear
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‘Ghosts’ Season 2 Episode 17 Photos, “Weekend in Hell” Cast, and Plot
Elias Woodstone (played by Matt Walsh) returns and has a huge request of the ghosts on CBS’s Ghosts season two episode 17. Directed by Trent O’Donnell from a script by Sophia Lear, “Weekend from Hell” will air on Thursday, March 9, 2023 at 8:30pm ET/PT.
Rose McIver and Utkarsh Ambudkar lead the cast as Samantha and Jay, the living residents of the mansion. Playing the mansion’s resident ghosts are Brandon Scott Jones as Isaac, Richie Moriarty as Pete, Danielle Pinnock as Alberta, and Asher Grodman as Trevor. Román Zaragoza stars as Sasappis, Sheila Carrasco plays Flower, Rebecca Wisocky is Hetty, and Devan Chandler Long plays Thorfinn.
“Weekend from Hell” Plot: 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.
Ghosts is a single-camera comedy about Samantha and Jay, a cheerful freelance journalist and up-and-coming chef from the city, respectively, who threw both caution and money to the wind when they decide to convert a huge rundown country estate they inherited into a bed & breakfast – only to find it was inhabited by the many spirits of deceased residents who now call it home.
The departed souls are a close-knit, eclectic group that includes a saucy Prohibition-era lounge singer (Pinnock); a pompous 18th-century militiaman (Jones); a ‘60s hippie fond of hallucinogens (Carrasco); an overly upbeat ‘80s scout troop leader (Moriarty); a cod-obsessed Viking explorer from 1009 (Devon Chandler Long); a slick ‘90s finance bro (Grodman); a sarcastic and witty native from the 16th-century (Zaragoza); and a society woman and wife of a 19th-century robber baron who is Samantha’s ancestor (isocky), to name a few.
The opening of the B&B is a source of intrigue, anxiety, and curiosity among the spirits, but they’ll gladly put up with the commotion as long as they can continue to interact with a living inhabitant – Samantha.
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Preview — Ghosts Season 2 Episode 17: Weekend from Hell
Don’t you hate when the portal to hell in your living room opens at the most impromptu times?
Ghosts Season 2 Episode 17, “Weekend from Hell,” sure does as the spirits are confronted by Elias Woodstone, played by Matt Walsh, after a brief stint in hell.
Hetty’s robber baron husband and the show’s notable mustache-twirling baddie returns to his former dwelling seeking forgiveness and a permanent stay at Woodstone– but not all is what it seems.
The return of Walsh will surely excite fans who enjoyed his previous appearance on Ghosts Season 1 Episode 13, “The Vault.”
After all, Elias is somewhat of a series villain for Ghosts , and his presence always promises to escalate the supernatural lore. With blackmail and trickery amuck on this hellish installment, no one can guess how Elias’ proposition will play out.
And not all ghosts will be safe from eternal damnation.
Unfortunately for Hetty, she will have to weigh her lingering resentment for her ex-husband over the safety of her friends.
On a completely unrelated note, Flower accidentally gets Jay high.
Having wandered into the kitchen, Trevor, Sas, and Flower help Jay cook an inspiring culinary dish under the influence but prove unhelpful in recreating the recipe.
Ghosts is a show where an evil ex-husband comes through a portal from hell, and there are still equally insane storylines in the other room. Never a dull moment when you stay at Woodstone Mansion.
Check out the photos and promo video below for a preview!
Episode Description: 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.
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GHOSTS is a single-camera comedy about Samantha and Jay, a cheerful freelance journalist and up-and-coming chef from the city, respectively, who throw both caution and money to the wind when they decide to convert a huge rundown country estate they inherited into a bed & breakfast.
Season 1 Episode Guide
18 Episodes 2021 - 2022
Thu, Oct 7, 2021 30 mins
Samantha and Jay throw both caution and money to the wind when they decide to convert a rundown country estate they inherited into a bed & breakfast – only to find it's inhabited by the many opinionated spirits of deceased residents who now call it home.
When Sam thinks she's crazy because she continues to see the ghosts of Woodstone Manor, she tries to ignore them, making them even more determined to get her to acknowledge they're real.
Thu, Oct 14, 2021 30 mins
When Thorfinn's bones are discovered on the Woodstone property, he asks Sam to conduct the traditional Viking funeral he's always wanted. However, Sam and Jay are torn when they learn that the bones could be sold to a museum for a lot of much-needed cash.
Thu, Oct 21, 2021 30 mins
When Sam and Jay invite the nosy neighbors Henry and Margaret to a dinner party to woo them into allowing the bed and breakfast, the ghosts are desperately eager to be included on the guest list.
Thu, Oct 28, 2021 30 mins
On Halloween at Woodstone Mansion, the ghosts try to help Sam and Jay protect their home from the neighborhood kids who annually vandalize the house.
Thu, Nov 4, 2021 30 mins
Pete convinces Sam to invite his living wife to the mansion, only to discover she's been keeping a dark secret from him for many years. Also, Sassapis gets angry with Thorfinn for binge-cheating their favorite show without him, and Trevor learns he may have a daughter
Thu, Nov 11, 2021 30 mins
When Sam is commissioned to write an article about Flower and her friends holding up a bank during their commune days, Flower begs Sam not to accept the job because she's embarrassed about a part of the story she's never revealed
Thu, Nov 18, 2021 22 mins
After Jay is kicked out of a Dungeons & Dragons campaign with his city friends, Sam agrees to facilitate a new one between him and the ghosts. Also, Isaac confronts his feelings for Nigel, a British soldier ghost from whom he's been keeping a gigantic secret.
Thu, Dec 2, 2021 30 mins
Alberta is thrilled when a super-fan of her music visits the mansion to learn more about her. Also, Thor convinces Hetty to go on a walk with him in hopes that it will spark a special memory.
Thu, Dec 9, 2021 30 mins
Hetty accidentally possesses Jay's body just as he and Sam are to about show Woodstone Mansion to a renowned wedding planner.
Thu, Jan 6, 2022 30 mins
Sam and Jay travel to where Sam's mother, Sheryl, died to see if she's now a ghost. Also, Sasappis divulges a secret to his fellow ghosts that he overheard Sam and Jay discussing.
Thu, Jan 13, 2022 30 mins
When Jay's sister, Bela, comes to visit Sam and Jay after being dumped by her boyfriend, they're shocked to discover that she's communicating with someone they know on a dating app.
Thu, Jan 20, 2022 30 mins
Just as Sam and Jay are set to host a friend's wedding that could get their B&B business off the ground, the ghost of Hetty's husband, Elias Woodstone, tries to ruin it.
Thu, Feb 24, 2022 30 mins
Sasappis offers to help Sam complete the B&B website so they can begin taking reservations. However, they butt heads over the creative direction.
Thu, Mar 3, 2022 30 mins
When Sam and Jay have the ghosts bunk together to free up rooms for guests at the B&B, they learn that Thorfinn has been having night terrors, which inspires Sam to enlist a therapist to help him.
Thu, Mar 31, 2022 30 mins
The secret about Trevor's missing pants is finally revealed when his wealthy former friend comes to Woodstone Mansion to buy the timepiece Sam and Jay found on Elias Woodstone's corpse.
Thu, Apr 14, 2022 30 mins
An '80s "mean girl" ghost named Stephanie, who died on her prom night, is awakened in the attic, triggering Sam to confront what happened on her own prom night. Also, Alberta discovers she has another special gift.
Farnsby & B
Thu, Apr 21, 2022 30 mins
As Sam and Jay await the arrival of their first official B&B guests, they face obstacles triggered by a Norse curse placed upon them by Thorfinn. Also, Isaac takes a huge, centuries-in-the-making step in his personal life.
Weekend From Hell
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- 4.2 Guest cast
- 5 Historical notes
Synopsis [ ]
Elias Woodstone 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.
Pete : Hey, Sam, I'm ready!
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 [ ]
- Matt Walsh as Elias Woodstone
Historical notes [ ]
- Isaac does clear up the long standing myth that George Washington did not have wooden teeth.
- This is the first time we hear from Laura and her son since the episode Pete's Wife .
- The ghost boundary doesn't extend to the mailbox.
- This is the first time that Jay walks through Flower.
- Elias describes what Hell is like.
- There is a new show mentioned called The Menu Hunter, a guest is friends with the host. Other shows from previous episodes include "Bodices and Barons" and "It's Getting Hot in Here."
- Sas did not know that Elias is back throughout most of the episode.
- Sam turns on the nature channel for the ghosts to watch.
- Some pop culture includes: Star Wars references when Sam made Jay feel better about his recipe.
- Elias' power extends towards someone's love of food.
- Pete mentions seeing his uncle Sal in hell, showing that you can look into the portal and see people.
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