Maggie (Elise Gatien) warns Roman that the townsfolk can’t be trusted.
In Episode twelve, Roman (Avan Jogia) discovered that, when the two pieces of the meteorite are assembled, the souls of everyone nearby (except for Roman) are detached from their bodies, enabling them to move about and even enter bodies other than their own. Roman used this feature of the meteorite to restore Abigail to her own body, and to rescue Val from the clutches of Deputy Norm. This time, Dr. Barker (Kandyse McClure) devises a scheme to chase the invading ghosts back to their place of origin. Four volunteers would discorporate and, using Billy’s near-death experiences as a guide, try to “re-open death’s door”. Continue reading →
Syd (Syd Lazzara) the McGrath-Dufresne’s soon-to-be-deceased babysitter
“We Need To Talk About Abigail”, written by Sonja Bennett, is certainly the most watchable episode of GHOST WARS so far. The story, filled with intense imagery, centers on the McGrath-Dufresne family. After Sal the Babysitter is frightened by a kitten that turns into a severed hand. she falls fatally backward onto a butcher knife. Young Abigail wanders off into the woods with the ghost of Marcus Moon (Marcus died in Episode four after Father Dan’s failed exorcism), and her sister Isabel, who can predict stuff and draws cool pictures of what she predicts, paints a mural on the wall of her room in red (grease pencil, not blood) showing exactly where Abigail is. (Nobody else recognizes the place so Isabel has to lead them to it.) The girl is found encased in a pod-like structure at the base of a tree. When Billy touches the pod, he experiences a kind of euphoria. The pod is quite similar to the thing that Father Dan keeps hidden in a secret room in the church basement. Continue reading →
Marilyn and Val McGrath-Dufresne (Mayor Val is the McGrath half of the hyphenation. Marilyn is the town’s doctor.)
“Great ghost stories are arguments with mortality. They don’t accept death as the end of needing people and doing things.”
—- Aurora Stewart de Peña
Val and Marilyn McGrath-Dufresne (Luvia Petersen and Kristin Lehman) and their two kids, Isabel and Abigail (Sarah Giles and Allison James), get a surprise visit froom Val’s brother Billy (Kim Coates). Billy and his boat smuggled stuff into Port Moore from Canada. (We don’t know what he brought in, but it was meant for Dr. Barker at Lambda, whatever it was. We know it likely came from Canada because he also delivered Canadian over-the-counter muscle relaxants to Marilyn, the town doctor.) Val and Billy don’t get along because Billy was responsible for the death of their younger brother Trevor some years previously, and she believes (it turns out correctly) that he didn’t tell her the whole story of how that happened. Continue reading →