Ghosts Review – Jay’s Sister (1×12)


It’s a good thing Sam didn’t listen to Jay when he discouraged her from inviting Pete’s wife over to the mansion. 

Ghosts Season 1 Episode 6 gave us backstory into how Pete died, and well, it was kind of like we imagined: he was teaching his Girl Scout troop archery when he was accidentally shot with an arrow. 

It seemed like a rather painful death, but leave it to Pete to make the best of it. 

As his Death Day was approaching, Pete was all up in his feels. 

That’s when Sam decided to track down Pete’s wife via Facebook — and was forced to explain the internet to the ghosts yet again. 

While Jay figured it’s not a good idea to mess with the spirit world and invite Pete’s wife over, Sam couldn’t resist giving him a chance to see his wife one more time. 

Especially after Pete emphasized that Carol (guest-starring Caroline Aaron) was 70 so he likely wouldn’t get this chance ever again. 

Pete’s excitement was contagious — his peppiness was next level. 

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However, it quickly came crashing down when he realized Carol remarried. And the husband was none other than Pete’s best friend Jerry. 

While Pete was taken aback initially, he quickly got over it and figured that the two probably bonded over their grief. 

He soon forgot all about it when Carol unveiled that they brought Pete’s favorite bench in hopes of honoring him with a ceremony. 

Of course, things took a bit of a sour turn when Carol confessed that she and Jerry were having an affair while Pete was still alive. 

Oh, I wish she didn’t get that off of her chest. If only Sam could forewarn her that Pete’s spirit was still stuck in the mansion. 

Pete was visibly angry, and well, it’s nice to see that he at least has a range of emotions that include sadness and anger. 

As Alberta pointed out, no one can be that happy all the time. 

Pete felt betrayed by his one and only, and Jay was all like “I told you so.”

His little pep talk inspired Sam to patch things up, so she referenced a passage about forgiveness in Pete’s manual, which reminded him that forgiveness is essential in any relationship. 

The good thing is that it seemed as though Carol was genuinely sorry about her affair; her infidelity has been weighing on her all these years. 

As she apologized into the abyss, Pete stood by and accepted it. 

And then, the cutest scene unfolded across the screen — Pete’s daughter, Laura, surprised her mother at the mansion along with her son, little Pete, dressed in a Boy Scouts uniform just like his grandfather. 

That right there is why Sam’s meddling was worth it. 

She gave Pete a day he’d never forget. She gave him closure. And she gave him a chance to spend another day with his family. 

While Pete was having an epic reunion, Thorfinn and Sass discovered the innocent joys of reality TV. 

The duo spend countless hours watching something called “It’s Getting Hot in Here” and calling it “stupid” when anyone asked. 

However, they soon learned what all of us mere mortals know to be true — half of the fun of binge-watching is doing it with your loved one. 

When Thorfinn watched a few episodes alone, Sass was visibly upset because he couldn’t catch up and if Thor rewatched them then he wouldn’t be surprised. 

It’s quite a common conundrum in this day-and-age. 

Thor also refused to apologizes because apologies were reserved for “babies and Danes,” but when a particular scene about friendship struck him, he told Sass he was sorry. 

And honestly, there’s nothing funnier or more pure than Thor discovering the art of the apology. 

All good, indeed. 

Trevor briefly thought he was a “DILF” when Sam looked up one of the bottle girls he hooked up with and saw that she had a daughter whose father went to Penn State and died. 

All signs pointed to Trevor, which almost made him a changed man. 

He even apologized for all his raunchy and misogynistic comments. 

However, a further investigation revealed that it was actually some other guy who went to Penn and died. 

See, you can even have a paternity scare from beyond the grave!

Ghosts is a nuanced and brilliantly crafted comedy with so much heart and emotion. It’s not a surprise it’s the #1 comedy of the fall season. 

What did you think of the episode? Do you hope to get backstories for every single ghosts?

Let us know in the comments below! 

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