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 →
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 →
Elise Gatien as Roman’s ghostly friend Maggie Rennie, who might somehow be related to the town bully. .
On the bus on the way out of town, Roman Mercer (Avan Jogia) chats with his friend Maggie (Elise Gatien), who tries to persuade him to stay. Maggie (we soon discover) is invisible to everyone but Roman. An apparent earthquake later, the bus driver swerves to avoid someone standing in the middle of the road (whom only he can see). The bus slides on its side onto the edge of a cliff. Mercer is shaken awake by Maggie. Something prevents him from saving any of the other passengers, but he manages to pop open the emergency exit and jump to safety before the bus and the rest of the people on board meet a fiery end. Continue reading →