The Liquor License: A Review of Ghosts Season 2 Episode 8!
The Liquor License, the eighth episode of Season 2 of Ghosts, is incredibly fantastic!
When Sam and Jay are forced to operate a speakeasy out of their vault, their criminal lives take a stunning turn for the better. Although the couple may have doubts about their business acumen, this comedy has no trouble convincing us of its heart-pounding humor.
Ghosts pull off the ideal heist by slipping poignant performances into a plot that is rife with mayhem and illegal activity.
Alberta the Accomplice
Clearly, Alberta is this episode’s Most Valuable Player.
Alberta Haynes, a vocalist from the 1920s and occasional sidekick, has previously given a number of memorable performances, but “Liquor License” features her best performance to yet. The mastermind of bootlegging laughs her way through this tumultuous adventure, mesmerizing everyone with her assurance and impeccable risk assessment. Everyone is caving into Alberta’s whims, she is totally at home.
As she organizes this illegitimate whiskey tasting, she exudes excitement. It is a treat to watch Pinnock’s portrayal of Alberta develop on television because of her laid-back attitude toward danger and cavalier enjoyment of her murder.
However, Alberta doesn’t use her confidence as a weapon against Pete. Instead, Ghosts pairs the two to show how people from various backgrounds can find common ground, which is a hallmark of the comedy’s success.
Pete and Alberta’s relationship is the first significant foundation the show has established, and it’s good.
The performance really shines in Alberta’s gentle leadership, as Pinnock shows what a force Alberta’s multidimensional persona can be. She is understanding and never minimizes Pete’s anxieties.
Additionally, Pete’s attempted kiss is executed flawlessly.
Although the hand on the face is very funny, Alberta’s swift feet keep the situation interesting. She delivers the joke with a confident yet endearing tone, and the dialogue downplays Pete’s shame.
The Bro Code
A paranormal comedy should definitely lean toward the fun nonsense of a ghost fraternity. These initiatives to enliven the afterlife are always innovative.
Sam sees Thorfinn fall off the roof and doesn’t bother to look into it, which is a fantastic way to refuse to accept the fraternity outside of its immediate storyline. Its insanity is most obvious when the frat antics are left uncontrolled.
The frat provides us with a lot of material, from the horrifying (and instructive) Thorfinn monologues that badly traumatize Flower to Sas and Hetty at their worst.
Everything seamlessly transitions into the vault party, and the ghosts dancing alongside the party crashers could pass for a victory dance.
However, without delving deeply into the psychological anguish of its characters, Ghosts cannot simply create a ghost fraternity.
Even though Trevor and Isaac are arguing over a made-up fraternity, they are also dealing with Isaac’s worries about fitting in with the other ghosts. There is so much emotion at the center of this crazy feud. With the aid of his past, Isaac is able to express things that he is currently unable to. Furthermore, Trevor’s vulnerability as Grodman’s finance partner never ceases to astound me.
Naturally, Trevor would be aware of the significance of not deserting a buddy who is in need. And his continuous willingness to put friendship first for the group completes the story of “Trevor’s Pants” in such subtly that Trevor denigrates Penn to console Isaac.
A Perfect Crime
The heart-pounding crime, hilarious one-liners, and brilliant character development are all present in “The Liquor License.”
Fraternities and crime sprees are only a fun afterthought as their character dynamics take center stage. With conviction and lethal humor, every plot thread ties together character lore that has been developing for more than a season.
Even if everyone is completely at ease, they are all reaching for growth that has the potential to fizz and fracture.
The murder mystery and razor-sharp one-liners are alluring draws, but Ghosts‘ tale of acceptance and newly discovered family is all this comedy requires to be great.