The 16th President of the United States is helping Molly McGee with a school project, but he’s not the only visitor the family sees, as Grandma Nin stops by in the final episode of The Ghost and Molly McGee.
Abe not so honest
Scratch is once again outside the Haughty Haunts nightclub not allowed inside because he is no one. But there is someone who thinks he is someone… Molly McGee! When she panics about a presentation she is due to make on Abraham Lincoln (whom he saw earlier outside the club), Scratch claims he knows him from the ghostly world and tells him that he can get him to help him with his presentation.
Clearly lying, Molly sees through her act and calls out to her, but Scratch decides to prove her wrong and returns to the ghostly world where he is in a cafe with Geoff, whom he recruits to be. make it sound like Abraham Lincoln, no matter how horrible he would be, he would only need to pull it off just a moment.
Geoff, however, stays behind and decides to help Molly anyway, filling her with false information and is about to ruin the presentation and Scratch knows it.
Molly gives her a presentation on living history, and her teacher (guest star Jane Lynch) is appalled at the inaccuracies and gives her an F as a precaution when she is just getting started.
Scratch returns to ghost realm and throws a deep pizza (which apparently isn’t real pizza) in the bouncer’s face and sneaks into the presidential wing of the club where Abe Lincoln (guest star Kelsey Grammer) is playing the piano. .
Scratch pleads, with a bit of a lie that Abe Lincoln sees through before a look of truth (they don’t call him Honest Abe for nothing) forces him to reveal everything, including how he lied just to impress. her friend Molly. He accompanies Scratch into the real world and ends Geoff’s masquerade, helping Molly transform her presentation with a rap that rivals anything we’ve seen in Hamilton.
The teacher is very impressed and changes her grade to A +, and the history class is moved to make way for the science fair, where Scratch clearly hasn’t learned anything, and tells Molly he knows Einstein.
The best of negative tensions
Grandmother Nin comes to visit her thanks to an invitation from Molly, despite all the tensions between Sharon and her mother. Scratch pushes everyone out of the way to get their favorite family member’s snacks. She also has a snack for Pete, a traditional fruit called durian. She has no gifts for Sharon, however, as she has spent a lot on her art degree.
Molly notices the distance between her mother and her grandmother and complains about it to Scratch, saying that if they are distant now, they may become even distant in the future. Scratch realizes that this means more delicious snacks, so he agrees to help Molly figure out what happened in between. She walks up to her father and Daryl in the kitchen, who have opened the durian, which smells like a mixture of rotten eggs and burnt rubber. She asks her father what happened and why there is tension when the light flashes and thunder hits. Pete warns her to leave her alone, but we know they can’t and Molly and Scratch set out to find the truth. Nin walks in and asks Pete if he likes durian, and he’s completely disgusted and pretends to enjoy it. But someone appreciates him… Daryl. So he bribes Daryl to eat it all for him.
Molly and Scratch re-enter the tensions (more thunder and lights that surprise even a supernatural entity like Scratch) and try to convince Dad to help again. He reluctantly agrees and finds Sharon hiding under the bed, and after a brief moment, Molly discovers that the tension could be caused by her parents’ decision to run away and not have a traditional marriage.
So, Molly and Scratch decided to give them the traditional wedding in an attempt to relieve tension. The impromptu wedding ceremony falls apart, and Molly ends up tying up her mother and grandmother until they make do in front of the family.
Sharon informs us all that marriage has nothing to do with why she is upset, which is because she dropped out of law school to study art. Nin corrects Sharon and says that’s not why, it’s because she gave up her art. She’s a talented artist and she just quit. As Sharon realizes, all is forgiven and Nin even gives her her gift, a reminder, and a set of brushes and tools so she can continue her art.
Nin leaves, though I’m sure we’ll see her more at some point, and Scratch reminds her that the post office has flat rate boxes and that she can send anything, even snacks.
This episode of The Ghost and Molly McGee is put to air on disney channel October 23, but is now available on the DisneyNOW app and Disney +.
Originally from California where he studied a dying art form (hand-drawn animation), Tony has spent most of his adult life in Orlando theme parks. When not writing for LP, he usually watches and studies something lively or discusses the “good old days” in the parks.