‘Ghosts’ Producers on How One Character’s Newly Revealed Power Might Impact the Show’s Storytelling

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‘Ghosts’ Producers on How One Character’s Newly Revealed Power Might Impact the Show’s Storytelling

SPOILER ALERT: Do not read ahead if you have not watched Season 3, Episode 2 of “Ghosts,” titled “Man of Your Dreams,” which aired Feb. 22 on CBS.

“Ghosts” just revealed a game changer of a storyline that could help give Jay (Utkarsh Ambudkar) more interaction with the show’s spirits. In the Season 3, Episode 2 installment “Man of Your Dreams,” viewers discovered the ghost power that Sasappis (Román Zaragoza) has been harboring: The ability to enter the dreams of the living.

In the episode, Jay buys a new TV with the intention of keeping it to himself and not having to watch the ghosts’ cheesy fare. Sasappis decides to use his previously undisclosed ghost power — the ability to enter the livings’ dreams — to sway Jay the other way. It works, and soon Sasappis is entering those dreams for other means, and Jay figures it out.

Exec producer Joe Wiseman told Variety that the dream setup also allowed the show to create new sets, and for the ghosts to finally wear costumes outside of the ones they died in.

“It’s just a way for Jay and Sasappis to interact in very meaningful and fun ways,” Wiseman said. “It’s also nice, because in that episode, we went on a spaceship and we went on a basketball court. So, it’s not only fun to see, but it’s also the actors love it, especially the ghosts. They spend every week in the same outfit in the same place, since they can’t leave. They have a lot of fun when they get to put on a different costume and go on a different set or interact with props. It’s funny how you think like, ‘Oh, that’s right. They literally can’t touch objects.’”

In last week’s Season 3 premiere, the ghosts, along with Sam (Rose McIver) and Jay, discovered that it was Flower (Sheila Carrasco) who was “sucked off” in the Season 2 finale. In Episode 2, we see a hint at the end of the episode that the group might perform a seance to find Flower or even bring her back.

“They’re going to attempt to bring her back,” said exec producer Joe Port. “But that doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s going to be successful. We’ll see.”

The mystery of what happened to Flower, and where the ghosts go when they’re “sucked off,” will continue through part of this season.

“In our world, getting ‘sucked off,’ it’s a little different than a death,” Wiseman said. “This is the stated goal of all the ghosts. They all want to. There’s a lot of jealousy involved with some of the other ghosts who have been there longer. There’s a lot of curiosity about like, what was it? We hint at the fact they think getting sucked off has to do with breakthroughs or growth, but they don’t know that. It is still a very mysterious process that seems to happen randomly.”

As the producers mentioned last week, “Ghosts” plans to introduce more ghosts this year, and also share more of the ghosts’ powers. And we’ll learn about how another one of the ghosts died. (That means either Hetty, played by Rebecca Wisocky, or Sasappis.) Also, Jay is set on building a restaurant for the bed and breakfast. There’s a Pete (Richie Moriarty) storyline the producers are excited about but are keeping a secret for now. And then there’s the engagement of Isaac (Brandon Scott Jones) and Nigel (John Hartman), leading to a wedding at the end of the season.

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