It’s time for Sasappis to take middle stage. This Thursday’s Ghosts (CBS, 9/8c) shines the highlight on the present’s resident deadpan spirit, who opens up about his want to be a storyteller whereas he was alive. That love of weaving a story prompts Sas to supply his assist to Sam with the copy for the B&B’s web site, revealing a surprisingly enthusiastic aspect to the usually sarcastic and dry ghost.
“We see extra about what Sas is captivated with, which is thrilling as a result of for lots of the present, we see what he doesn’t like,” his portrayer Román Zaragoza tells TVLine. “Or we see the fact TV, the popular culture, the meals, however we don’t actually get to see what he favored when he was alive. So it’s actually thrilling. We get to see a glimpse into his previous, we get to see his household a bit bit, we get to see what he loved doing when he was alive.”
The episode was “a phenomenal expertise” for Zaragoza as a result of it allowed him to behave reverse his real-life father, Gregory Zaragoza, who portrays Sas’ dad in flashbacks. Whereas the 2 actors shared the display earlier than as uncle and nephew in an episode of ABC’s Stumptown, Ghosts marks the primary time they’ve portrayed father and son.
“My father was extremely supportive of me becoming a member of the humanities,” Zaragoza says. However the actor was nonetheless in a position to faucet into his personal journey as Sas struggles for his dad’s approval on the subject of his life selections. “In fact, there are different individuals in my life that have been like, ‘Are you certain you wish to be an actor?’ So it was fascinating to have these conversations [and] be capable to deliver that have from my life to this episode of being like, ‘That is what I wish to do.’ However it’s a troublesome journey. It’s a troublesome life to have. Being an actor isn’t steady, and it may be a bit tense and scary. And so coming into this episode and studying how Sas wished to be a storyteller, however his father was a bit nervous about it, it was a extremely fascinating expertise to dive into that.”
Again within the land of Woodstone Mansion, Sas additionally has some hassle successful over Sam together with his concepts for the B&B web site, and the inventive tensions result in comedic hilarity. “I maintain saying that I consider that Sas is likely one of the smartest ghosts, however he doesn’t put it on the market. Like, he’s, however he doesn’t should show something as a result of he doesn’t care sufficient to show something,” Zaragoza shares. “So having this expertise with Sam was so thrilling as a result of Sas was like, ‘I’m really captivated with this. Let me aid you,’ and to see their two brains working collectively was a lot enjoyable. I beloved working with Rose [McIver]. She’s such only a grasp at performing. I discovered a lot from her. It was a phenomenal expertise, and I’m excited to discover their relationship much more.”
And followers can relaxation straightforward, realizing that all the ghosts are current for this week’s episode, they usually even all seem collectively throughout a key second. Zaragoza appreciates that viewers typically questioned the place the MIA spirits have been over the course of the season. “I really like that the followers are actually excited and captivated with that as a result of it makes us really feel actually good, that like we’re all wished,” he says. “All of us are a bit of the puzzle, and so that you need the entire puzzle there. It means so much that the followers are calling that out.”
As for this week’s huge reunion, “I feel that was the primary time we have been all collectively in a scene since like most likely Episode 2 or one thing like that,” Zaragoza surmises. “I don’t keep in mind [for certain], however I keep in mind it being such an emotional day. I actually informed tales to the entire solid and discovered these totally different Lenape tales from our unbelievable Lenape advisor, Joe Baker, and it was a lot enjoyable to only inform the tales to the entire solid. They have been so excited, their faces have been beaming, and I used to be residing my theater lifetime of being a storyteller.”
In the long run, the wait to dive deeper into his character’s backstory was value it. “I really like the episode. It’s such a humorous episode, and for me, it felt prefer it got here on the good time,” Zaragoza enthuses.