[Warning: The below contains MAJOR spoilers for Ghosts Season 2, Episode 1, “Spies.”]
Ghosts is back! The mood and life of the Woodstone B&B begins a new chapter after the dramatic end of Season 1, and it’s as wonderful as ever.
After opening the doors to their first guests, Sam (Rose McIver) and Jay (Utkarsh Ambudkar) have a bit of an ordeal when he is injured after falling through their floor. As Sam cares for Jay, he wonders if Jay can now see ghosts, but after an awkward encounter with a delivery man he thinks is Pete (Richie Moriarty), the theory is challenged.
However, after recovering, Jay and Sam are eager to welcome their first guests as their intended clients refuse to stay after the floor disaster. The owners hope to improve their reputation after the initial bad reviews, and so they read the ghosts as riots, forbidding them from messing with the arriving guests.
Hosting Debbie (Mijan Faye) and Tom (Don Lake) as guests, Sam thinks they’ve made a strong first impression and Jay agrees, but the ghosts start to give Sam doubts. Peet, in particular, warns that amiable Midwesterners always appear friendly, but can be caustic behind the scenes.
And so Sam decides to get the ghosts to spy on Debbie and Tom to try and solve the problems before they get too big. Jay disagrees with the method and pleads with Sam not to spy, but she doesn’t listen. In the end, Debbie and Tom are not happy with their stay, complaining about the sheets on the bed and Sam’s attitude.
The complaints are mostly private, but the ghosts inform Sam, and Jay learns by proxy that his wife lied about not spying. But when comments about Sam go too far, Jay defends his wife from customers. When Tom and Debbie wonder how they overheard their conversation, Jay and Sam claim that the walls are thin. But what Tom and Debbie want most is to know why the couple cares what they think, and Sam and Jay show they really want to get a good review, especially when they see Tom and Debbie’s scathing comments about other businesses on Yelp.
However, Tom and Debbie don’t understand because they thought all their Yelp comments were anonymous. Once they realize the feedback isn’t showing up, Tom and Debbie panic and run to try and fix the situation. Their solution? Write a review for Woodstone singing its praises while claiming their account was hacked, denying any bad reviews they’ve previously posted about other businesses.
Whether Tom and Debbie mean it or not, it’s a good sign for B&B. And while one situation is resolved, another conflict unfolds as Isaac (Brandon Scott Jones) continues to grow closer to Nigel (John Hartman), sparking a conflict between ghosts. When Isaac wonders why Nigel doesn’t want to hang out in the big house all the time, the redcoat reveals that he thinks Thorfinn (Devan Long) is too boisterous.
When Isaac asks his friend to control his personality, Thorfin retires to the cellar to live among the ghosts of cholera. Realizing that he has hurt Thorfinn, Hattie (Rebecca Visocki) and the others convince Isaac to apologize to the Viking. In the end, Nigel and Thorfinn find a common language as they enjoy watching the ant trails.
What might be next for the residents of Woodstone, both living and ghostly? Let us know what you thought of the premiere in the comments section, and stay tuned as Season 2 continues on CBS.
GhostsSeason 2, Thursday, 8:30/7:30c, CBS