by Pete Caslavka
directed by JJ Mayes
Ghostbusting all over your place.
Next Time: Episode 2
EPISODE ONE (2/28/15)
SUMMARY: Maisie is excited to find out that her
home is haunted - a ghost keeps moving a chair. She hopes
to become famous, and hires a team of ghostbusters to help prove
the ghost's existence. However, the ghostbusting team a)
want to get rid of the ghost, b) have never done this before,
and c) are actually pretty incompetent. In fact, their
ghostbusting equipment is all fake and they have to make noises
with their mouths to make it look like it's doing something.
But they do have one slight advantage: two of them, a pair of
nattily-dressed men in shades, are actually ghosts themselves.
They see the ghost, a housewife who - after their living
teammate Sabra looks up the house's history via Google - they
realize is repeating a loop of the actions that led to her
death. She's moving a chair because she died by falling
off the chair to change a light bulb. Every time they move
the chair back, she repeats the loop. They realize they
need to leave the chair alone so the ghost will re-experience
her death and be able to move on, but it turns out, when Thomas
accidentally hits the ghost in the head with a chair and "kills"
her, that it doesn't really matter how the loop is broken.
The ghost moves on, and the new ghostbusting team christens
themselves "S.H.A.D.E.S." Which probably stands for
something. Like maybe "Super-Human Agents Destroying