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When the discovery of an ancient artifact unleashes an evil force, Ghostbusters new and old must join forces to protect their home and save the world from a second ice age.
Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire (2024)

Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire (2024)
Genre: Fantasy, Adventure, Comedy
Director: Gil Kenan
Stars: Mckenna Grace, Paul Rudd, Carrie Coon, Finn Wolfhard, Dan Aykroyd

Plot: The Spengler family returns to where it all started – the iconic New York City firehouse – to team up with the original Ghostbusters, who’ve developed a top-secret research lab to take busting ghosts to the next level. But when the discovery of an ancient artifact unleashes an evil force, Ghostbusters new and old must join forces to protect their home and save the world from a second Ice Age.

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SOME SAY THE WORLD WILL END IN FIRE SOME SAY IN ICE

FROM WHAT I’VE TASTED OF DESIRE I HOLD WITH THOSE WHO FAVOR FIRE

BUT IF IT HAD TO PERISH TWICE I THINK I KNOW ENOUGH OF HATE

TO SAY THAT FOR DESTRUCTION ICE IS ALSO GREAT

AND WOULD SUFFICE

ROBERT FROST

♪ ♪

[THUNDER CRASHES, RUMBLES]

[DOG BARKING IN DISTANCE]

[HORSE NEIGHING]

[LIVELY CHATTER]

[BELL RINGING]

New York, 1904

WAGON DRIVER: Hah! Hah!

[WHIPS CRACKING]

Hah! Hah!

[HORSES NEIGHING]

Hah!

Hah! Hah!

[HORSES NEIGHING]

[SHOUTING, CLAMORING]

[PEOPLE SCREAMING IN OTHER ROOM]

[SCREAMING STOPS]

[PANTING]

[WOOD CREAKING]

It’s freezing.

[CRACKLING]

[FRANTIC CHATTER]

[SCREAMING]

♪ ♪

[FOOTSTEPS CRUNCHING]

[ICE CRACKLING]

[GROUP CHANTING IN ANCIENT LANGUAGE OVER SPEAKER]

[GROUP CHANTING IN ANCIENT LANGUAGE OVER SPEAKER]

[METAL CREAKING]

[BELL CHIMES OVER SPEAKER]

[CHANTING CONTINUES OVER SPEAKER]

[METALLIC CLICKING]

[BELL CHIMES OVER SPEAKER]

[CHANTING CONTINUES OVER SPEAKER]

[METALLIC CLICKING CONTINUES]

[BELL CHIMES OVER SPEAKER]

[CHANTING CONTINUES OVER SPEAKER]

[TREMBLING BREATHS]

[GRUNTS]

[GASPS]

[THUNDER CRASHING]

♪ ♪

[HORNS HONKING]

[SIREN BLARING]

[WHOOSHING]

[TIRES SCREECHING]

[RAPID CLICKING]

Nah, that doesn’t sound good.

[BICYCLE BELL RINGS]

Bike, bike, bike, bike! Whoa!

[TIRES SQUEALING]

[LAUGHING]

So, a photon is checking into a hotel.

Can we not do jokes right now, please?

I feel like I’m gonna puke.

[SIREN CONTINUES WAILING]

[WHOOSHING, GROWLING]

WORKER: Whoa!

CALLIE: Red light! Red light!

[HORN HONKS]

PHOEBE: The bellhop asks,

“Do you need help with your luggage?”

To which the photon responds, “No, thanks.

I’m traveling light.”

[GARY LAUGHING]

Wow.

Hey, can we get some air going back here? It’s like a furnace.

[SWITCH CLICKS]

[SIREN STOPS]

GROOBERSON: No air.

Also no power.

Trev, we need power!

Can you not talk to me like that, please?

I’m 18 now. I’m an adult.

GROOBERSON: Oh, come on.

We’re on a job, buddy.

I’m not getting paid.

Are you getting paid? Cool.

No.

Does anyone else feel exploited?

We’re all being paid…

with memories.

[ELECTRICAL CRACKLING]

Ow!

[SIREN RESUMES]

Oh, you’re fine.

TREVOR: Oh.

Actually, guys, I’m fine. Mom says I’m fine. Welcome.

[WHOOSHING]

Oh!

Wonderful news from the back seat. The windows are stuck.

I can open a door.

No, no, no. No!

No, Pheebs, no. We said!

Not during rush hour. No gunner seat.

[WHOOSHING, ROARING]

♪ ♪

[TIRES SQUEALING]

[ROARING]

[SCREAMING]

[THUMPING, SQUEAKING]

TREVOR: Ugh. Gross.

It’s the Hell’s Kitchen Sewer Dragon.

Hold on to your ass!

I’m going out.

Phoebe.

What, Callie?

I’m Mom. You call me Mom.

Call me Gary, or whatever you want.

I-I don’t care.

We’re gonna lose him.

Phoebe Spengler, you stay inside this car.

I have a ghost to bust.

All right. That was cool.

Gary, come on.

No, I know. I’m sorry.

It’s just, the way she said it, it sounded cool.

[WHIRRING]

Get back in here!

I can’t hear you over the nuclear accelerator.

[GRUNTS]

[WHOOSHING]

[ROARS]

[GRUNTING]

[ROARING]

[PHOEBE YELLING]

Whoa!

Drop it!

TREVOR: Okay. Maybe a “please.”

[VOICE OVER RADIO]

I’m sweating bullets.

[WHOOSHING, ROARING]

In pursuit.

Nah.

They got it.

These roads are screwed.

Try driving a ten-ton hearse.

I have.

And if you give me the keys,

then maybe we…

Not now, Trevor.

[ROARING]

Now! Trevor!

Pop it, Trev!

[WHIRRING]

[GROWLING]

I’m out of range.

On it.

TREVOR: Good luck, Mom.

[BUZZING]

Come on.

[DEVICE BEEPING]

[GRUNTS]

Later, gator.

[ROARING]

CALLIE: Got it!

You got it?

Yeah! Got it!

Yes!

Yes! Yes!

[TIRES SQUEAL]

Whoo!

Phoebe!

[HORN HONKING]

[MAN SHOUTS]

[PEOPLE SHOUTING]

[STRAINING]

[SIREN STOPS]

[ALL BREATHING HEAVILY]

[STAMMERS] Everyone okay?

[SIGHS] Oh, God.

Who puts bikes there?

[HORNS HONKING]

[DRONE BUZZING]

REPORTER: The city ground to a halt today

as a high-speed ghost chase tore up

portions of Lower Manhattan.

Honestly, looking at this,

I’m surprised nobody got killed.

REPORTER: We haven’t seen the Ghostbusters

cause this much damage since

the Statue of Liberty debacle of 1989.

Last year, descendants of

original Ghostbusters founder Egon Spengler

were handed the keys to the derelict firehouse,

bankrolled by philanthropist

and former Ghostbuster Winston Zeddemore.

And though it’s been decades since New Yorkers cheered…

♪ Ghostbusters! ♪

Break out the new equipment!

The Nutrona Blaster charged!

REPORTER: …today’s question isn’t, “Who you gonna call?”

It’s, “Who’s gonna pay for this mess?”

MAYOR: Three lampposts, two parked Priuses,

an entire fleet of rental bikes.

That is a lot of damage.

Yeah, but you can’t have a Sewer Dragon

flying around SoHo like it’s Middle-earth.

You have someone hanging out the side of a moving vehicle,

firing a laser gun indiscriminately…

Laser gun? What? That’s a proton pack.

It’s a weapon.

A weapon of science.

It’s completely safe.

It’s not completely safe.

It’s a portable proton accelerator.

How old are you?

I’m 18. I’m an adult.

I’m not talking to you. Her.

Fifteen.

A minor.

We don’t let kids become cops,

we don’t let them fight fires,

and we certainly don’t let them become Ghostbusters.

Uh, Mister-Mister…

Sir.

I-I’m sorry. Uh, Mr. Mayor, m-may I approach the bench?

Do you see a robe? I am not a judge.

Gary.

Uh, look, uh, y-you don’t know Phoebe Spengler like-like I do.

I mean, she is something else, this kid.

Honestly, she’s more focused, more accomplished,

more capable than just about any other adult I know.

And what exactly is your relationship to this minor?

Are you her parent?

I mean…

Labels. No, I’m her step-teacher.

Mr. Grooberson, you are not her father.

You are her employer.

No, uh, we don’t pay her.

Sounds like we can add child labor

to our list of violations.

Uh…

Gary.

GROOBERSON: Yeah.

MAYOR: Maybe she can become a junior Ghostbuster,

hand out stickers or something.

As for the rest of you,

I am personally holding you responsible,

and I won’t stop until that firehouse you call a home

is a pile of bricks.

♪ ♪

TREVOR: Mom?

The ceiling’s leaking again.

Sounds like a fun mystery for a boy detective.

Yeah, the mystery of the black mold.

Super fun mystery, and you’re gone.

Awesome. Awesome.

[KNOCKING]

Flight suit.

PHOEBE: It’s not fair.

Maybe you can spend the next few years being an actual teenager.

Yeah, well, if this was the 18th century,

then I’d already be a part of the workforce

and I’d have four kids.

Aw. So I’d be a grandmother.

No, you would be dead.

CALLIE: So sweet. A ghost grandma.

Ooh, tacos.

Ooh.

Hey, look what I found for movie night.

Is that family friendly?

I hope not.

It’s about a family… a family that eats people.

They’re sisters.

Trap.

If that counts for anything.

I’m gonna take this to the labor board.

On what grounds?

I’m a Ghostbuster.

I saved the world.

Well, I like to think we saved the world.

Hey, could you, uh, watch my beans?

You were a possessed canine.

[CLAPS]

GROOBERSON: Ghost dog!

[SIGHS] This is insane.

Man, they got into the snacks again!

So you’re gonna make me wait till I’m 18?

Aw, it’s just three years.

Be young. Live a little.

CALLIE: This is the time

in your life when it’s okay to screw up, make some mistakes.

Yeah, you have the rest of your life to be a Ghostbuster.

Okay, well, three years is nothing for you guys.

It’s a tiny, negligible percentage of your lifespan.

She means we’re old.

Yeah, I got that.

You’re not the only Spengler here, you know.

Okay, well, this is my calling.

You just, like, decided to be a Ghostbuster.

So did I.

I mean, I was studying earthquakes in Oklahoma.

Then I went to dinner with your mom and…

[CALLIE CHUCKLES]

…we turned into dogs.

And fulfilled an ancient prophecy

that almost brought about the end of the world.

Now, that’s a first date.

We both got some action.

Yeah, we did.

Okay, gross.

For you, I get it… you’re a scientist…

but… she’s just…

Choose your next words very carefully.

I didn’t think she even knew those words.

You could’ve backed me up. It’s great you’re their buddy,

but sometimes you need to be an asshole.

Well, is that really my place?

I hope so.

I… You know.

I want to be more than just their buddy.

I just don’t know what’s allowed.

Permission granted.

Okay. Great.

Although I got to warn you, I mean, I can be scary.

Yeah, you’re a monster.

You have no i…

Don’t look at me that way.

[SNICKERS]

You laugh… Hey! You laughing in my face?!

I’m so sorry. That was really bad.

I-I scare myself sometimes. I’ll be nice to you.

I’ll just be an asshole to your kids.

That’s what I want.

GROOBERSON: All right, who’s hungry?

[STEAM HISSING]

[WHIRRING]

[RUMBLING]

Is the containment unit okay?

Come on, there’s always room for one more ghost.

[GRUNTS]

[RUMBLING CONTINUES]

When the… when the light is green…

Come on! [GRUNTS]

When the light is green…

[METALLIC CREAKING]

[BOTH STRAINING]

[BOTH GRUNT]

[WHOOSHING]

The trap is clean.

[SIGHS]

[WHIRRING, RATTLING]

[EERIE MOANING]

[LIGHT CRACKLING SOFTLY]

We’re rolling in three, two…

[MOUTHING]

Greetings, ethereal beings, subhuman entities

and spectral forms from the great beyond

and any living humans who may be watching.

Welcome to “Repossessed,” the show where we measure

the spiritual energy of everyday objects.

I’m your host, Dr. Raymond Stantz.

My, uh, young producer-intern reminds me to ask you

that if you like what you see here,

please push…

[WHISPERING]: Like.

Like… and subscribe.

And subscribe.

Now, who do we have here?

Oh.

[RAY CLEARS THROAT]

I brought my late husband Harold’s watch.

He wore it every day.

And now when I walk in the room…

[CHUCKLES] it beeps.

RAY: Well, any object that’s been exposed

to a deep emotional experience can bind a spirit.

I see.

An organic ghost trap, if you will.

The stronger the experience or even trauma,

the more powerful the trap.

Wow.

The way we detect this energy

is with one of these babies.

Oh, thank you.

If there’s anything there…

Mm-hmm.

…this item will detect it.

[WHIRRING]

Harold, beep for the nice man.

[SIGHS] Are you getting anything?

I’m sorry, ma’am, but it seems that

your dearly departed spirit has left this earthly dimension.

[WHIMPERING]

Sorry, lady.

The hammer gets the views.

He was gone anyway. Next!

REPORTER [OVER RADIO]: I’m telling you,

it’s gonna be another hot one out there.

[ENTRY BELL JINGLES]

In fact…

Hey, Dr. Ray.

Phoebe!

Hot one.

PHOEBE: Yeah.

Um, here’s the sample of mood slime you requested.

Oh. Put it downstairs.

Here, I’ll show you.

PHOEBE: So, you’re, like, sleeping down here?

Yeah. Normally, Ray rents this place

to Norwegian ghost hunting clubs on Booking.com,

and I just got lucky.

It sure beats another boring summer in Dorklahoma.

So, catch anything crazy lately?

Anything try to bite your arm off,

like Class Five, Class Seven?

[SIGHS]

No, I’ve been benched.

[CELL PHONE VIBRATING]

Oh, hold on.

[SPEAKING KOREAN]

Mm. I told my parents I was at Space Camp.

ANNOUNCER [OVER TAPE PLAYER]: We are go for launch.

[CONTINUES SPEAKING KOREAN]

T-minus 15,

14, 13, 12…

[GIGGLES] Hi.

Hi. [CHATTERING]

Orbit. I’ll talk to you guys later. Love you. Bye.

ANNOUNCER: …seven, six…

[TAPE STOPS]

Yeah.

[MINI-PUFT CHATTERING]

[CONTINUES CHATTERING]

What are you doing?

It’s a nightmare.

[MINI-PUFTS CHATTERING, SQUEALING]

Ray smuggled them back from Summerville.

[MINI-PUFTS STRAINING]

I’m pretty sure they’re mating.

[CHATTERING AND SQUEALING CONTINUE]

[ELECTRICAL CRACKLING]

[MINI-PUFT SCREAMING]

[PHOEBE GROANS]

Disgusting.

[DOOR OPENS AND CLOSES]

[CHATTER CONTINUES]

[MINI-PUFTS GASPING, SCREAMING]

PODCAST: That’s odd.

You the weird guy who buys strange old things?

Yeah, correct on both counts.

Buddy, you just hit the jackpot.

This is all stuff from my grandmother’s.

And it was passed down to her, so it’s, like, ancient-ancient.

Was she a believer?

Well, she believed a lot of demented

and superstitious stuff, if that’s what you mean.

My kind of gal.

I’ve learned it’s always best to knock every piece of wood

and throw a coin into every fountain.

You just never know.

Well, I think you lose a lot of coins that way.

That’s interesting stuff.

It sure is.

30 for the whole lot?

This one’s nice.

Oh.

Hmm.

♪ ♪

Oh, the glyphs on this.

Oh, yeah. The glyph one.

You know your stuff, man.

That’s the special piece in there.

Actually, it’s in there by mistake.

I can’t part with it… for less than 50 bucks.

Mezzo-Arabic?

Yeah. Mezzo-Arabic.

Very unique.

[WHISPERS]: Sixty.

These kinds of brass objects were used to trap evil spirits.

Oh, you think there’s something inside it?

No clue.

If there is something trapped in here,

you can bet it’s for a good reason.

Definitely.

I’m gonna take a PKE reading.

Psychokinetic energy meter.

May I do that?

Thank you for asking.

So many places do that without asking.

[CLICKS, WHIRS]

RAY: Oh.

Instant reaction.

Whoa. Whoa.

[RUMBLING]

Are you above the subway line?

[ELECTRICAL POPPING]

[YELLS]

[RUMBLING CONTINUES]

[ICE CRACKLING]

[DEEP VOICE CHANTING IN ANCIENT LANGUAGE]

[WHOOSHING, CRACKLING]

[HEAVY THUDDING]

[HEAVY THUD]

Off-the-chart telekinetic energy!

Full-bore convective spatter!

You took the words right out of my mouth.

I’ll take the works.

Sorry, I don’t have change.

[DOOR OPENS]

Are you okay?

Okay. Okay. Okay.

[GRUNTS SOFTLY]

I’m telling you, I mean, this…

[SIGHS] This wasn’t here before.

It shook the whole place.

Has anyone ever emptied this containment unit?

Where, Gary? The East River?

[CAMERA CLICKS]

So you’ve just been stuffing ghosts in there since 1984?

That’s the idea.

All right. Well, maybe not the best idea.

I’ll let Winston’s engineers know about this.

Hey, by the way, about Winston’s engineers.

Um, who are they?

Oh, that’s not for me to say.

No, but what are they working on?

Is it supersecret underground ghostbusting stuff?

That’s right, Gary.

Supersecret underground ghostbusting stuff.

I knew it.

♪ ♪

[SQUELCHING]

[GROANS]

Ugh.

Mom!

Mom. There’s something in the attic.

You’re an adult, right?

Yeah.

Then why don’t you take care of it?

Okay.

Yeah, sure. I will.

I will take care of it.

Do that right now.

[CLATTERING]

Ow.

You picked the wrong house, bro.

[WOOD CREAKING]

[QUIET CLATTERING NEARBY]

[QUIET GROWLING]

[GURGLING]

What the actual hell?

[GURGLING]

[GASPS]

[ROARING]

No, no, no, no, no, no, no!

[SHRIEKING]

Yeah.

[BELL RINGING]

JANINE: Be safe.

GROOBERSON: Thanks.

Where do you think you’re going?

PHOEBE: You’re seriously not taking me?

Don’t look at him.

I, uh…

Gary.

Thanks for the support.

Sorry.

CALLIE: What happened to you?

TREVOR: It’s nothing. I can handle it.

CALLIE: Did you shower, or is that product?

PHOEBE: What? I’m a Ghostbuster.

TREVOR: Ha-ha. Very funny.

[DOORS CLOSE]

[ENGINE STARTS]

[SIREN BLARING]

[TIRES SQUEALING]

♪ ♪

[SIGHS]

[SIREN BLARING OUTSIDE]

[SIREN FADING IN DISTANCE]

♪ ♪

[SIGHS]

♪ ♪

Boo.

Oh.

Uh, hey.

You know I’m a ghost, right?

Kind of figured when the chess pieces

started moving on their own.

And you’re not…

[WHISPERS SPOOKILY]: terrified of me?

No. Should I be?

I just think it’s kind of weird.

I mean, usually, people run by now.

I can leave if you want.

No, I’m not saying you have to go.

If you want to, like, float away again,

I can pretend that I’m scared.

No, I-I’m not saying…

Still weird.

Nice flames, by the way.

Thanks.

Yeah, I burned alive in a horrifying tenement fire.

Guess you’re lucky that you’re not all crispy.

I died before my face melted off.

That’s a bonus.

GHOST: Checkmate.

What? I-I don’t understand.

I-I can tell.

Hey, don’t take it too hard.

I’ve had a lot of time to practice.

So, you got a name?

Phoebe.

I’m Melody.

Cool name.

Thanks. It was a family name.

I was being sarcastic.

I kind of like you.

What’s the worst part about being a ghost?

I’ll be 16 for the rest of eternity.

Yikes. No matter what?

Unless I…

[WHISPERS SPOOKILY]: complete my unfinished business.

[LAUGHS]

Then what is the best part?

Doing this.

[SOFT WHOOSHING]

♪ ♪

[GASPS]

[SIRENS WAILING IN DISTANCE]

♪ ♪

Um, do you mind just…

GROOBERSON: Yeah.

[BEEPS, WHIRRING]

GROOBERSON: So you’re one of Winston’s guys, huh?

Gary.

Hmm? Sorry.

Does that help you hear the ghosts?

Oh, what helps me listen to the ghosts is silence.

Sorry.

[WHIRRING]

[ROARING, BANGING]

[YELPS]

Okay. All right, is something trying to get out?

Many things.

CALLIE: Is this my dad’s handwriting?

His design.

LARS: The containment unit is essentially a large ghost trap.

That was Egon Spengler’s great vision.

An articulated stream of protons

that could stabilize the particles of a ghost.

Are you following this?

Yeah, of course I am.

After 40 years of compiling spiritual waste…

You ran out of space.

Well, didn’t anybody see this coming?

JANINE: It was the ’80s.

Nobody was too worried about the future.

Then this happened.

LARS: This momentary burst

of spiritual energy created a rift.

It’s a potential gateway to the other side.

The other side?

Are we talking about…

I don’t know what we’re talking about.

That’s what scares me.

Look, we didn’t just buy the firehouse for nostalgia.

This building is the finger in the dam.

It’s the fortification between

everything we do and don’t understand.

We have to protect it.

O-Okay, so the ghost compactor broke.

Can’t you guys just build a new one?

What-what do you mean?

What do you mean, “what do you mean?”

Don’t they know?

We already have.

♪ ♪

WINSTON [VOICE-OVER]: While you’ve been out busting ghosts,

my engineers have been thinking about our future.

Once upon a time, this was the Triborough Aquarium.

Most recently, it’s been more of a squatters’ paradise

and rave venue.

[DOORS BEEP]

[COMPUTERS TRILLING]

Welcome to the Paranormal Research Center.

Ghostbusting asks a lot of questions,

and now we have a place to find the answers.

We have a parabotanist.

We even have a paramusicologist.

TREVOR: Hey, Lucky!

Lucky!

[DEVICE WHIRRING]

Trevor?

Hey! You’re here.

Uh, when you said you were interning,

I didn’t know you’d be blowing stuff away with lasers.

I know, right? Just a little upgrade.

WINSTON: Of course, you all know Lars,

our resident parabiologist.

GROOBERSON: Oh, no way.

I used to have one of these.

[GASPS]

[BABBLING]

Mind your fingers.

It’s possessed by an evil Spin Doctors CD.

Ray Stantz has generously

provided us with a collection of spirit-loaded items.

So, everything in this place is haunted?

Indeed.

Look, here’s a rare find.

This grandfather clock is inhabited by the spirit

of an actual grandfather.

[GROOBERSON LAUGHS]

[TREVOR SIGHS]

Any emotionally charged object can contain a ghost,

as long as it’s experienced some sort of horrific event.

By exciting the atoms, we’re able to create

a fluid moment of chemical transition.

Then we simply lock onto the spirit…

[CLUNKING, WHIRRING]

…extract it from its host object…

[WHIRRING CONTINUES]

[WHIRRING STOPS]

[STEAM HISSING]

[GASPING]

…and then lovingly deposit it into our second chamber…

…so it can be properly disposed of.

Have you made any attempts on living possession?

Oh, w-we’re still tweaking.

WINSTON: Now, I didn’t want to show it until it was ready,

but this is what I brought you here to see.

Our new containment unit,

based on Egon’s original design.

It can spin the equivalent of 50 million cubic hectares

of plasmic confinement.

A psychic jail as big as the American West.

“Home on the Strange.”

Oh. Where the specters and entities play.

Where the… [STAMMERS]

Yeah.

How long would it take to move the ghosts

from the firehouse to here?

LUCKY: If we went trap by trap on regular shifts,

it could take anywhere between three to seven years.

GROOBERSON: Oh, so… so soon-ish.

RAY: Oh, I almost forgot.

We don’t exactly know what it is,

but it broke the PKE meter.

Good luck extracting whatever’s inside it.

[CHUCKLES] Fun.

Yeah, we’re still workshopping names.

Uh, I personally like the Little Ball of Hate

or Devil’s Testicle.

LUCKY: Thank you, Podcast.

PODCAST: Yeah. You’re welcome.

♪ ♪

What’s in here?

[GROWLING]

Wait, do you keep ghosts just hanging out in here?

We spent a long time trapping them.

Now we can study them.

CALLIE: Why don’t they escape?

Barrier of proton fields.

WINSTON: Precisely.

It’s the same technology as in your packs.

We use it in all the enclosures.

[CROAKS]

Oh.

[LAUGHS] He’s cute.

Yeah.

Hey, buddy.

[CALLIE SCREAMS]

[GROOBERSON GRUNTS, GROANS]

RAY: Now, this one is the most

threatening pest in the whole complex.

[HIGH-PITCHED GRUNTING]

Possessor.

This spry little weasel

can occupy any inanimate matter it wants.

[POSSESSOR GRUNTING]

[WHIRRING]

Extremely dangerous.

[PHONE RINGS]

[GASPING]

[RAY LAUGHS]

Hey.

You’re good.

[BRAKES SQUEAKING]

♪ ♪

Pheebs. [GRUNTS] Am I doing something wrong?

It’s not working.

Can you help me?

The cyclotron isn’t… cycling.

Can you help me out?

[WHIRRING]

Whoa.

You fixed it.

Literally just unplugged.

[SWITCH CLICKS]

[WHIRRING STOPS]

I know it sucks right now. I-I do.

But it’s just temporary. And time flies by.

I promise you. I should know.

Two years ago, I was in Oklahoma,

and now I’m here…

with a proton pack.

[CHUCKLING]: I was your science teacher, and now I’m…

Well, now I’m…

And I’m your, um…

[BELL RINGING]

CALLIE: We got a call downtown!

Trev, let’s go!

Sorry.

♪ ♪

[SIREN BLARING]

[TIRES SQUEALING]

[PHONE RINGING]

WOMAN [OVER PHONE]: Hello? Anybody there?

Gh-Ghostbusters.

Oh, good. We need someone right away.

♪ ♪

[GRUNTS]

[CAMERA CLICKS, WHIRS]

All right.

We’re back, baby.

Ghostbusters are back. Back in the big city.

Back in the Big Apple.

Gonna take a bite out of the Big Apple.

Phoebe, Podcast.

Podcast and Phoebe. Can’t keep us apart.

Dynamic duo.

What are we catching tonight?

[ELECTRICAL CRACKLING]

[WHIRRING]

[WHIRRING STOPS]

[STEAM HISSING]

[CREAKING]

[TAPPING]

Can’t play right now.

[TAPPING]

I know you see me working.

If you’re good, later on, you’ll get a tennis ball.

LUCKY: Let’s see what you’ve got in you.

[MACHINE WHIRRING, RATTLING]

[ELECTRICAL CRACKLING AND POPPING]

Something wrong?

[THUMPS]

[LOW GROWLING]

I think it’s fighting extraction.

LARS: Not for this long. The…

[MACHINE POWERING DOWN]

[RUMBLING]

Uh…

Okay.

Small thing.

Uh-huh.

Need to wait for the generators to warm back up.

Until then…

the proton fields are down.

[WHIRRING]

[SIGHS]: Okay. Uh…

[DEEP THRUMMING, RATTLING]

Do you hear that?

[RATTLING]

[DEEP THRUMMING]

[GROWLS]

[LIGHTS BUZZING]

Lars. Why haven’t the ghosts escaped yet?

[CLUNKING]

[SCREAMS]

[GASPS]

[GROWLING]

[GASPING]

[POWER WHIRRING]

Okay, we need to shut that thing up.

[CRACKLING]

[GRUNTING]

[SCREAMS]

This is the place.

Yeah.

They better have baklava.

[DOOR CREAKS SHUT]

[MUSIC PLAYING QUIETLY OVER SPEAKERS]

PODCAST: Hi.

You here for the ghost?

[PROTON PACK TURNS ON]

Boo.

Phoebe?

Uh…

Blast it.

“It”?

Phoebe, what are you doing?

Who’s the third wheel?

Why are you just standing there? Fire!

Uh… [GRUNTS]

What are you doing?!

You missed!

PHOEBE: Oh!

[GRUNTS]

[CAR ALARM BEEPING]

[FRUSTRATED GRUNT]

[SIGHS]

[PHOEBE GRUNTS]

If… I have great aim.

Cool.

And if I wanted to hit you, then I would’ve, but I didn’t.

Right.

If it…

If it makes you feel better, I guess.

Yeah, I just feel, like, a warm rush of relief.

Oh.

Phew.

So…

do you want to hang out?

You’re inviting me in?

Um, sure. Yeah.

You’re inviting me inside

your ghost extermination headquarters?

Uh, yeah, no, it’s fine. I see how that could be weird.

It’s cool. You don’t have to…

Nice digs.

♪ ♪

You can transapparate?

Oh, is that what I just did?

Yeah, I do that.

How do you touch the chess pieces if…?

Basically, I exist on

an entirely different dimensional plane.

You wouldn’t get it.

I get it. I love dimensional planes.

I’ve always wanted to visit a different dimensional plane.

I don’t know why I said that. I…

So, like, is the rest of this place this cool or…?

♪ ♪

That’s our car.

And…

this is my locker.

That’s my name.

[CLICKS TONGUE]

Oh, uh, that’s where we…

MELODY: I know what this is.

Have you ever wondered what happens…

…when we’re all done here?

I mean, I’ve seen it.

Yeah, I mean, it’s…

it’s really beautiful, actually.

I mean, your particles start to lose their bonds

and float off into space.

Then what?

Quantum physics suggests that we become

a part of the fabric of the universe.

Do you believe that?

I mean, I believe in quantum physics.

[CHUCKLES] Duh.

Sounds cool.

Maybe I’ll be able to check it out someday.

When you cross to the other side?

Yeah.

That’s where my family is.

Why can’t you join them?

If I knew, I’d already be there.

PHOEBE: Is, uh, that your object?

My what?

It’s like an emotionally charged anchor

that keeps us tethered to this world.

Well, the last match burned my family alive, so…

Yeah, well, that’ll do it. [CHUCKLES]

No, it was an accident.

Oh, I…

I used to think

these matches were some sort of key to moving on,

but I’ve gotten used to the idea that I’m not going anywhere.

I’m sorry.

CALLIE: Pheebs?

You okay down there?

Um…

Uh, I’ll be right up.

[CRACKLING]

♪ ♪

[DEEP VOICE CHANTING IN ANCIENT LANGUAGE]

[CRACKLING]

[CRACKLING CONTINUES]

♪ ♪

[DEEP THRUMMING]

[RUMBLING]

[WIND WHISTLING]

♪ ♪

[CRACKLING CONTINUES]

[DEEP VOICE CHANTING IN ANCIENT LANGUAGE]

I’m going as fast as I can.

[CHANTING CONTINUES]

Does it have to be her?

[CHANTING CONTINUES]

I understand.

[TREVOR HUMMING QUIETLY]

[WHIRRING]

Hey, pal.

Got some Cheetos for you.

You can come on out.

I’m only gonna shoot you in the face.

[LOW GURGLING]

Come on.

[MUNCHING]

[GRUNTS, GRUMBLES]

[MUNCHING CONTINUES]

That’s it.

[RUMBLING]

Huh? The hell?

[SHRIEKING]

[SCREAMS]

CALLIE: Phoebe?

[GASPS]

You okay?

Yeah.

Basement. Now.

[SIGHS]

[DEBRIS RATTLING]

[LIQUID DRIPPING]

Can you explain this?

No, I can’t.

Cool.

Empirically.

Approaching the mythically cold temperature of absolute zero,

the degree at which all particles stop.

Zero kelvin.

The suspension of life itself. Exquisite.

If you like that…

you’re gonna love this.

[SIZZLING]

[MINI-PUFTS CHATTERING]

Ever since you brought in this lethal snow cone,

the other ghosts have been acting peculiar.

LUCKY: We think it’s communicating.

TREVOR: So the orb’s kind of chatty?

Not the orb itself but whatever lies within it.

We think it’s commanding the other ghosts

with some sort of mind control.

[MINI-PUFTS MOANING]

PODCAST: All right.

[CRACKLING]

[ELECTRICAL BUZZING]

[HIGH-PITCHED GRUNTING]

[YELPING, SQUEAKING]

Wow.

[GRUNTS] Oh.

RAY: Extreme thermodynamic “exutions,”

thought transference…

[CHUCKLES] This little cutie gets out,

no telling how dangerous it could be.

[GAS HISSING]

Where the hell did you guys get this thing?

[LOCKS CLICKING]

[LOCKS CONTINUE CLICKING]

Hey, man.

Hey.

Are you Nadeem Razmaadi?

Maybe.

Did you recently sell a collection

of family artifacts to Ray Stantz?

That money’s gone.

LUCKY: Wait.

Uh, we’re not looking for a refund. We…

Come on in.

I got a bunch of other stuff for sale.

I am a licensed third-party reseller of sneakers.

What’s your shoe size, my man?

TREVOR: Uh, ten.

I don’t have any tens. Can you squeeze into an eight?

No, probably not.

Is this your bachelor pad?

This was my dadi’s place… my grandmother’s.

LUCKY: Hmm.

Nipple stuff.

Iconic.

NADEEM: Oh, yeah.

That was my dadi’s favorite painting.

I can’t really part with it. What’s your offer?

What was your grandmother’s deal?

We weren’t really that close. She said I was unambitious.

But, really, who’s the brave one, huh?

The brother who goes to engineering school

or the one who forges ahead

with no education or future prospects?

The second one.

Right? Yeah.

TREVOR: Yes. Absolutely.

Yeah, I think that all the time.

Yep. Me, too. I also think that all the time.

Hundred percent. It’s heroic.

Yeah, we’re curious about a particular object.

Brass orb.

Hurts when touched.

Oh, yeah, that came from my grandmother’s special back room

where she keeps all the really good stuff.

But I’m not supposed to take anybody back there, so…

[CREAKING]

LUCKY: Whoa.

Nice sex dungeon.

Okay, dadi.

NADEEM: Not a sex dungeon.

Would a sex dungeon have these chains?

Yeah, definitely.

LUCKY: Yeah.

As soon as I said it, I realized it would.

LARS: Seriously, what’d she do in here?

I don’t know. I found this room after she died

while I was looking for some Pop-Tarts.

All this stuff is for sale, too, by the way.

Is this brass or copper, Lars?

Brass.

Once believed to be a magical alloy.

There are countless tales

of demons trapped in brass urns and lamps,

going all the way back to the time of Solomon.

Sick outfit.

[HIGH-PITCHED VOCALIZING]

Whoa. You guys hear that?

[SNAPPING FINGERS]

No echo, no anything.

It’s like… it’s like a dead room in here.

So she could be as loud as she wanted.

NADEEM: Please stop.

[CHUCKLES]

Please stop making sex jokes

about my recently deceased grandmother.

The brass orb… it was always kept in here?

Far as I know.

Is it possible she wanted to keep it quiet?

[DEVICE WHIRRING]

What does that mean?

It means you’re coming with us.

PHOEBE [VOICE-OVER]: Dr. Ray?

Yes, Phoebe?

I think that somebody left

a rotting carrot on one of your shelves.

Oh, that’s a human pinkie.

[SETS PINKIE ON TABLE]

Picked that up

at the old State Hospital for the Criminally Insane

in Pennsylvania… haunted.

And we had no equipment back then.

Um…

We…

Actually, I had a question I wanted to ask you.

Have you ever…

wondered what it would be like to be a ghost?

Every day of my life, dear.

Really?

Sure.

I mean, how I would materialize.

What’s that feel like?

Would it be some kind of a visual manifestation?

I mean, if something’s…

[VOICE CHANTING OVER VIDEO]

PHOEBE: What is that?

Oh, um, I was just watching a video I shot of the orb.

I think the audio’s corrupted or something.

It’s all weird. Here.

Check it out.

[DEEP VOICE CHANTING IN ANCIENT LANGUAGE OVER VIDEO]

Ancient verbiage, um…

Yeah, but what language?

A dead one.

I know a guy who could help us.

But…

Should we investigate?

Mm, we could.

Aren’t you benched?

Aren’t you retired?

PODCAST: Oh. You gonna take that from her?

♪ ♪

[ENGINE STARTS]

LUCKY: Hold still.

What’s this?

PETER: It’s just a garden-variety test:

Are you… a human?

You should be able to pass it easily

unless you are possessed by a cross-dimensional beast.

Right, just a couple human beings having a conversation.

One of them has a pasta pot strapped to his head.

Let’s start off with a layup, okay?

[GRUNTS]

Puppies.

Love them or kill them?

[PETER WRITING]

I love them?

That’s one correct.

[LAUGHS]

Okay. Great.

Yes, but that was very easy.

Have you ever experienced déjà vu?

No.

Okay.

Have you ever experienced…

BOTH: Déjà vu?

That’s pretty good.

[CHUCKLES]

Ow!

[FLAME WHOOSHES]

NADEEM [IN OTHER ROOM]: What was that?

Don’t throw any more pens at me, dude.

That made you angry, did it?

Yeah, it made me angry, did it.

Hypothetical: You’re about to devour a small child.

Would you prefer skin on or skinless?

[PETER WRITING]

Okay. I’m not…

This interview is over. I’m not gonna answer that.

Refuse to answer that? Okay.

No, no, no. I’m not refusing.

Okay. I’ll do it. I’ll do it. Is it a human child?

Are there other kinds of children?

Are you thinking of a specific child?

Is this child related to me?

Would that be necessary?

No, it’s not necessary.

You’re the one who brought it up.

I don’t want to eat any…

[FLAME WHOOSHES]

I told you to stop

throwing pens at me.

I’m sorry. It’s a perfectly normal reaction!

Oh, oh! Don’t! Okay! Okay!

[SHOUTING CONTINUES IN DISTANCE]

What are you staring at?!

Did I pass?

♪ ♪

[ENGINE SHUTS OFF]

Dr. Stantz, I don’t think that this is a legal parking space.

Ah, they know me here.

PODCAST: Did you know these two regal kittens

actually have names?

You have Patience and Fortitude.

Ah, no! Dr. Stantz!

No, you are forbidden from coming within

50 feet of this library.

Good to see you, buddy. Been a long time, huh?

Hi.

Excuse us.

[DEEP VOICE CHANTING ANCIENT LANGUAGE OVER VIDEO]

HUBERT: It’s not Essenic. It’s not Chaldean.

It ain’t French.

This is pre-Sumerian. This is pre-Sanskrit.

RAY: Well, what does it mean?

Five people in the world can understand these words.

Whi… which means my colleague Dr. Jahangiri

put you up to this.

Jahangiri’s already dead.

What?!

No. Your colleague’s…

Your colleague’s fine.

[CLEARS THROAT] Sorry.

What the fudge is wrong with you?

Listen, this language has been dead for thousands of years.

How did you get this recording?

Do you believe in spiritual inhabitation?

Spectral possession?

Look, there’s a reason I’m down here in the basement.

I’m the library folklorist. I’m also the tristate treasurer

of the H.P. Lovecraft Society, so…

Do I believe in spirits? Yes, I believe in spirits.

I believe in self-winding clocks

and the singing cheeses of Copenhagen.

Please continue.

All right. The ancient chants you heard

came from this mysterious object.

It’s about the size of a boccie ball.

Come with me to the library.

Are we not in the library?

[DOOR OPENS]

Upstairs is just for show.

Gilded research rooms where struggling actors

can Twitch-stream and buy crypto.

The old library is below.

Welcome to the old library.

PODCAST: Whoa.

That object of yours…

its last recorded sighting…

…wasn’t photographed, and it wasn’t painted.

It was carved in stone.

Whoa.

WARTZKI: Recognize anything?

There’s your orb.

What is it?

Well, the better question is: What’s inside of it?

What’s inside of it?

Excellent question. Probably sand.

But if you believe the folklore…

and I always believe the folklore…

that orb is a magical prison

for a phantom god called Garraka.

See, 4,000 years ago,

Garraka served a bloodthirsty king

called Samudari.

You know, from the Battle of the Seven Armies,

et cetera, et cetera.

After Garraka helped conquer half of Central Asia,

the king grew suspicious of his ambitions.

Garraka was captured, branded, broken and disfigured.

His horns, the source of his greatest strength,

were, like, ripped off his head.

[CHUCKLING]: Nasty stuff.

I love it. No notes.

But Garraka didn’t take too kindly to that

and went on a bit of a murder bender.

His plan was to raise an army of the undead

and wage war on humanity by channeling fear into a weapon.

Kusharit Umoti.

The Death Chill.

The power to kill by fear itself.

A cold shiver runs down your spine.

Your veins turn to rivers of ice.

Your bones crack.

Your lungs cave.

And the last thing you see

is your own tear ducts freezing up.

[LAUGHING]: It’s so cool.

Anyhoo, before Garraka could collapse

the collective bronchial tubes of greater South Asia,

he finally met his match.

His icy spell was shattered by a roving band

of mythical spirit catchers called the Firemasters,

who used fire and brass

to trap the evil god inside of an orb.

The very orb you now possess.

Kind of like Ghostbusters.

[CHUCKLES]: Yeah.

If you’re willing to entertain a little historical gossip…

These are wax cylinders.

19th-century audio recordings.

Our collection is bonkers. Here.

Mary Todd Lincoln using the f-word.

Apparently, she saw a moth.

But the one I think you’ll be most interested in is…

this one.

See, back in the Gilded Age of our fair metropolis,

there was this group of rich assholes called

the Manhattan Adventurers Society.

They would steal relics and artifacts.

They’d get together.

They’d enjoy them with their Beaujolais

and a couple of hookers.

Real colonial loot fest kind of stuff.

Anyway, one night, they took out

a particularly rare relic, the Orb of Garraka.

And then they played this chant,

which opened the orb.

[GROUP CHANTING IN ANCIENT LANGUAGE OVER SPEAKER]

For the first time in New York history,

a room full of people froze to death

in the middle of July.

[BELL CHIMES OVER SPEAKER]

[CHANTING CONTINUES OVER SPEAKER]

[BELL CHIMES OVER SPEAKER]

[HIGH-PITCHED GRUNTING]

[CHANTING CONTINUES OVER SPEAKER]

[AUDIO SPEEDING UP]

RAY: Uh…

[GASPS]

Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa!

[ALL GRUNTING, GASPING]

[GASPING]

RAY: It’s the Possessor!

He’s got the chant! Stop him!

[PHOEBE GASPS]

[HIGH-PITCHED GRUNTING]

[GASPS]

RAY: Stop that bag!

PHOEBE: Excuse us!

Wh… Hey!

PODCAST: Move, move, move!

No running! [GRUNTS]

[CHITTERING]

Go left! [GRUNTS]

RAY: Get it! Keep your eyes on it!

Shh.

[YELLING]

[RAY SCREAMS]

♪ ♪

[RAPID GRUNTING]

Excuse me.

[PEOPLE MURMURING, GASPING]

What the hell was that?

Oh, Possessor ghost.

Master of concealment and disguise.

Now it’ll be impossible to find.

Oh, oh, there it is.

RAY: Well, that’s a close one.

You don’t want that getting away.

Give me a boost, will you?

Oh, yeah. Okay.

[GRUNTS] I got you.

[STRAINING]

Oh, my God.

[STRAINING]

[RUMBLING]

[ROARS]

[PEOPLE SCREAMING]

Dr. Ray!

The bike! Push the button!

Uh…

PHOEBE: Press the button!

There’s too many buttons!

[RAY GRUNTING]

[GROWLING]

RAY: Oh! [SCREAMS]

[RAY GASPS]

[RAY WHIMPERING]

[GROWLING]

PHOEBE: Come on!

[WHIRRING]

Yes!

[PANTING]

[GROWLING]

[POWERING DOWN]

[GRUNTING]

Podcast, do something!

I-I’m trying!

Come on!

[SIRENS WAILING]

Hurry up! Push the button!

I’m trying…

[SCREAMS]

[GRUNTS]

[PEOPLE GROANING]

POLICE: Hands where we can see ’em!

Step forward.

[SIRENS WAILING]

WINSTON: The lions, Phoebe.

They’re iconic. People love them.

They make kids want to visit the library.

Do you know how hard it is

to get kids to visit the library?

I love the library.

Then why did you shoot Fortitude in the face?

I was doing my job.

You don’t have a job!

MAYOR: Magnifique!

[CLAPPING]

My compliments to the chef.

As far as fiascos go, this was just dynamite.

One would think, though,

you’d have a little more respect for the public library,

you being such a bookworm.

Why don’t you just back off.

I just want to thank her.

For what?

For 40 years, I’ve been waiting to say these words.

The Ghostbusters are finished.

Your firehouse has been condemned.

Your packs are in a police lockup.

They’ll be melted down for scrap by morning.

And just wait until I get ahold of your car.

Now, just hold on here…

The last time you tried to shut us down,

you created a crossrip into another dimension.

MAYOR: Watch out, kiddo.

That sounds a lot like slander.

That’s a crime punishable with time in prison.

So let me ask you, Miss Spengler,

are you going to behave,

or do I need to have you arrested?

Well, we really thought you were gonna choose “behave.”

Sure, I get it. You’re upset.

Can we just get to the part

where you ground me and move on?

Oh, you’re not grounded. You’re fired.

Honestly, if you weren’t a Spengler,

you’d be answering our phones.

Excuse me?

Don’t talk to her like that.

Are you serious?

I’m very serious.

She’s your mom.

Being a Spengler doesn’t make you a genius.

It just makes you part of this family.

Are you even a part of this family?

Phoebe.

It’s…

Yeah. I get it. Fair enough.

But maybe if you weren’t being so selfish,

you might notice that your mom,

your brother and I have been doing everything

to try and protect you, so wake up!

Sucks, doesn’t it?

WINSTON [VOICE-OVER]: What the hell were you thinking?

You don’t get it. There was a wax cylinder.

There was chanting.

You do realize what kind

of trouble you’ve gotten yourself into today?

The gramophone handle was turning by its…

Ray, shut up!

Shut up. Ray.

Geez.

We’re too old for this.

[CHUCKLES]: Zedd, I…

I don’t know what our age has to do with this.

There was, uh, chanting coming out of that cylinder.

Ray.

It’s a trigger.

It’s a catalyst. It’s a key.

You could’ve got yourself hurt.

You could’ve got those kids hurt.

Geez, Ray. [STAMMERS]

Take a vacation, okay?

Go visit some old ruins or something.

I don’t know, sit your ass on a beach somewhere.

A little color wouldn’t kill you.

Ray, this is supposed to be our golden years.

Winston…

this is the way I want to spend my golden years.

This is what I love.

I know. I know.

Me, too.

But you need to find a new way to do the things you love

before it kills you.

[SIGHS]

Pheebs.

CALLIE: Oh, man.

They stole our gear.

“Civil forfeiture,” I believe, is the terminology.

Stop it! Fire pole?

TREVOR: Oh, yeah.

You really got to try that thing, dude.

Who is he?

Oh, I’m Nadeem. I’m a potential deep well

of psychokinetic energy and quite possibly possessed.

Can I try the fire pole?

Yeah. Knock your socks off.

Is this the last night in the firehouse?

I don’t know.

Hey.

So this is it, huh?

I’m used to being on the move. I’m good at it.

I don’t know.

I’d kind of like to stay and fight for this place.

It’s not our place.

Of course it is.

We can’t leave.

I mean… [STAMMERS]

If there’s something strange in the neighborhood…

…who are they gonna call?

If there’s something weird and it don’t look good…

…who-who you gonna call?

Ghostbusters.

What? I’m sorry. I’m sorry, what was that?

Ghostbusters.

Ghostbusters.

This is the home of the Ghostbusters.

We’re the Ghostbusters.

Can I tell you something else?

It’s important.

What?

Busting makes me feel good.

No.

No. Get out.

It makes…

[RATTLING]

[DEVICE WHIRRING]

NADEEM: Holy crap! This place is trashed.

[STAMMERS] I’m trying to get a reading in here, please.

What happened here?

Okay, look…

Such a disaster. What have you done?

LARS: This is a very sensitive area.

Oh, it is freezing.

Yeah, well, maybe it wouldn’t be freezing

if a certain someone had left his grandmother’s orb

in her room where it belongs.

Wait, I’m confused.

You’re saying this is my fault?

RAY: Here’s the deal.

Your grandmother was guardian of the orb,

the last line of defense against Garraka.

Now it’s your turn.

You are the Firemaster.

Ooh, that’s dramatic. I like that.

It’s not a joke, man.

For thousands of years, your family

has selflessly guarded the world

from an unimaginable evil.

Now, either she didn’t tell you about it

or you weren’t listening.

Could’ve been either.

We had a complicated relationship.

Instead, you come into my shop,

try to sell your heritage… your birthright… for 50 bucks.

You should be ashamed of yourself.

Who are you? Who’s that?

You are the Firemaster.

It’s time for you to claim your destiny, son.

[SIGHS]

Light the candle.

I think we both know that’s impossible.

Son, I stopped believing in that word a long time ago.

What if you were humanity’s last hope?

Dude, I’ve never been anyone’s only hope.

I went to senior prom as a backup for someone’s brother.

RAY: You may not choose to believe it,

but there are many stories of people

with inexplicable gifts, going back eons.

The strength of Samson, the speed of Achilles.

Perfect pitch, sick dance moves.

RAY: Even pyrokinesis.

So…

light the candle.

Light the candle?

Just like that?

I just do that…

[GASPING]: What?

[SHUDDERING]: Oh.

Indus literature speaks of a sacred fire,

a smokeless flame,

like the kind Moses saw on Mount Horeb

when he encountered the burning bush.

Like the kind the demon djinn brought forth

from the seven earths,

that flowed through the hair of Sambo-Kojin,

the Japanese god of the hearth.

That same sacred power exists in your fingertips.

[SHUDDERING]: Wow.

Oh.

Light the candle.

It’s his first time.

I think we’re all going to die.

Phoebe?

Um, can I come in?

[VOICE-OVER]: I just wanted to talk to you

about what happened at the police station.

Uh, because I-I know that was rough.

And, um…

but, you know, you know, life is rough.

L-Life is unpredictable and crazy and…

[SIGHS]

Doors close. Friends change.

But, uh… but family is…

…is the one thing that’s there no matter what.

You know, uh… [SIGHS]

Sometimes they’re not even your actual blood relatives.

They’re just…

They’re the people that remind you

you have a home.

Anyway, I think you’re great.

I think you’re really great.

I’m really glad we had this talk.

I don’t know, every time I do what I think is right,

they just come down on me like I’m screwing everything up.

That’s ridiculous.

I know.

[PHOEBE CHUCKLES]

What?

Just sucks that the only person who gets me is…

a ghost.

Yeah. It’s too bad we exist on different dimensional planes.

Separated by quantum physics.

It’s always something.

I mean, there is a way for me to be a ghost for a bit.

But it’s-it’s experimental.

And you wouldn’t want to risk it.

It’s not lethal.

That’s a plus.

Just requires a little bit of light breaking and entering

and some advanced science.

I mean, I wouldn’t want to get you into any more trouble.

What else can they do to me?

♪ ♪

[POWER WHIRRING]

[PHOEBE TYPING]

What is that thing?

It’s an ionic separator.

It’ll allow us to temporarily exist

on the same dimensional plane.

[BEEPS]

My spirit will be separated from my body

for only two minutes.

Then I’ll regain consciousness.

[GRUNTS]

[WHIRRING, CLUNKING]

[BEEPING]

[WHOOSHING]

[GROANS]

[ELECTRICAL CRACKLING]

[YELLS]

[GASPS]

[DISTORTED SCREAMING]

[HIGH-PITCHED WHIRRING]

♪ ♪

♪ ♪

Boo.

What’s wrong?

I’m sorry.

For what?

A human voice is the key.

[WHISPERS IN ANCIENT LANGUAGE]

[REPEATS PHRASE IN ANCIENT LANGUAGE]

[WHISPERS IN ANCIENT LANGUAGE]

But Garraka can’t control humans.

[WHISPERS IN ANCIENT LANGUAGE]

Only ghosts.

[WHISPERS IN ANCIENT LANGUAGE]

And now he can control you.

[WHISPERS IN ANCIENT LANGUAGE]

[CONTINUES WHISPERING IN ANCIENT LANGUAGE]

[REPEATING WORDS IN ANCIENT LANGUAGE]

Garraka’s the only one that can open the door to the other side.

It’s my only chance.

[WHISPERING IN ANCIENT LANGUAGE]

[CONTINUES REPEATING WORDS IN ANCIENT LANGUAGE]

My only chance to see my family again.

[SPEAKS FINAL WORDS IN ANCIENT LANGUAGE]

Maybe one day, you’ll understand.

♪ ♪

[EXPLOSIVE WHOOSH]

[GASPS]

[SHUDDERING BREATHS]

[QUIET GROWLING]

♪ ♪

[DEEP, DEMONIC VOICE]: Your world will shatter.

Bones and ice.

[GASPING BREATHS]

My empire will rise.

[GASPS]

[GASPS]

♪ ♪

[CRACKLING]

LUCKY: Hey, asshole.

[WHIRRING]

[GRUNTS]

[STRAINING]

[GROWLING EXHALE]

Lucky!

[GRUNTING]

♪ ♪

[SIREN BLARING]

♪ ♪

CALLIE: Phoebe?

LARS: Over here.

Phoebe. Are you okay?

She ghost-walked.

What?

Her spirit separated from her body.

Oh, my God, you’re freezing.

I tried to stop it.

I couldn’t.

GROOBERSON: No, it’s okay.

No, you’re okay. That’s all that matters.

We’re in trouble. We’re…

No, you’re not in trouble.

You’re not in trouble.

LARS: She’s right.

We’re all in big trouble.

[ELECTRICAL BUZZING]

[DOOR OPENS]

[ENTRY BELL JINGLES]

CLERK: Yeah, just give me a minute.

Just, uh, finishing this up.

I’ll be right with you.

GARRAKA: Are you the Firemaster?

Yeah, man, read the damn sign.

[GROWLING EXHALE]

[ICE CRACKLING]

[WIND WHISTLING]

[ICE CRACKLING]

♪ ♪

♪ ♪

[HORNS HONKING]

[LIVELY CHATTER]

[PLAYFUL SHOUTING]

[POP MUSIC PLAYING OVER RADIO]

[SQUEAKING]

[LAUGHING]

I love that.

What is that?

[THUNDER RUMBLING]

♪ ♪

[SCREAMING, FRANTIC CHATTER]

[SIREN BLARING]

♪ ♪

[HORN HONKS]

Should we call this one in?

Yeah, call this one in.

[TIRES SQUEALING]

WOMAN: Taxi!

[SCREAMING]

[WHIMPERING]

[SIREN CONTINUES BLARING]

It’s okay if you guys hate me.

We don’t hate you. We were worried about you.

We didn’t know where you were. You could’ve been killed.

I trusted somebody that I shouldn’t have.

I just feel stupid.

It’s okay to feel stupid.

Some of the smartest people I know are morons.

Yeah, and I told you to make mistakes.

Yeah, not release a monstrous deity.

Maybe next time, get a tattoo.

Or try shoplifting. Hey, that’d be fun.

Yeah. Okay.

Hey.

Are you ready to be a Spengler again?

Good, ’cause we need you.

Yeah.

[ENGINE REVVING]

[TIRES SQUEALING]

[SIREN STOPS]

PODCAST: Phoebe.

RAY: How did Garraka get out?

CALLIE: Doesn’t matter.

It’s coming right for us, and it’s really bad out there.

Wh-Who’s coming right for us?

Typical manifestation of evil.

Ender of worlds, that kind of thing.

RAY: Garraka’s coming for the containment unit

to recruit every ghost in the tank we’ve ever caught.

We can’t allow that to happen.

He’ll have a veritable army of ghosts.

[STAMMERS] Army of ghosts?

Guys, it’s okay. We’re fine.

Look, we’re good. Calm down.

We have the Firemaster.

Do the thing.

This is really great. You’re gonna love it.

[WHISPERS]: Okay, just like we practiced.

Huh?

Huh?

Yes!

[LAUGHS]

Great.

NADEEM: Huh?

PODCAST: Great.

[PODCAST CHUCKLING]

[NADEEM GASPS, WHIMPERS]

Where are our proton packs?

♪ ♪

New packs.

[THUNDER CRASHES]

[RUMBLING]

Suit up.

Get to the roof, all right?

Just shoot anything that looks terrifying.

But I already threw a proton stream at that thing.

It didn’t even flinch.

How is that possible?

It’s an ancient god from another dimension.

Who’s to know its atomic composition?

[THUNDER RUMBLING]

Dr. Ray?

Yeah?

Copper can conduct an electrical field

like the one in our colliders.

Yeah, but there’s no copper left in the firehouse.

Stripped by vagrants in the ’90s.

Well, then what about brass?

Brass.

Especially if it’s psychically charged.

♪ ♪

PHOEBE [VOICE-OVER]: Our proton packs use nickel and zinc

as primary drivers for spectral agitation.

But Garraka is different.

The ancient ghost trappers used brass to trap him.

If I brass-plate the components of my pack,

it could give us a chance.

[POWER WHIRRING]

Switch me on.

[POWER WHIRRING]

[THUNDER RUMBLING]

RAY: Wow, he managed a faster decay of split time

and narrowed the stream intensification.

Terrific new improvements.

Let’s get to work.

♪ ♪

[THUNDER BOOMING]

[WIND WHISTLING]

[SHUDDERING BREATHS]

[HEAVY KNOCKING]

[DOOR RATTLING]

Here we go.

[LOCK CLANKING]

[WIND HOWLING]

Can I be of any help?

WINSTON: Son of a bitch.

Venkman.

You got to be kidding me.

Home sweet home.

Melnitz in uniform.

Looking sporty.

Oh. [LAUGHS]

Courage, anyone?

[WIND HOWLING]

[BREATHING HEAVILY]

[WHEELS SQUEAKING]

LUCKY: No, no, no, no, no,

[GROANS]

I don’t like that.

What do you see up there?

TREVOR: A trike.

Tell them it’s a trike.

A what?

A kid’s tricycle rolling down the street

on its own.

No, no. Possessor.

Possessor.

You need to get down here now.

Yeah.

[THUNDER CRASHES]

[SIGHS]

[FOOTSTEPS DESCENDING STAIRS]

What’s going on?

LUCKY: Oh, it’s really bad.

The world’s ending. Do not go up there.

How’s it going?

Oh, terrible.

Okay, just keep practicing, man.

We got your back.

Could one of the adults also come and help?

♪ ♪

[BELL JINGLES]

[QUIET RATTLING]

[SCREAMING]

RAY: Whoa!

[PANICKED CHATTER]

[WHOOSHING]

[ENGINE STARTS]

[SCREECHING]

[ALL YELLING]

[SIREN BLARING]

RAY: It’s possessed!

[SCREAMS]

Run!

RAY: Whoa!

[GRUNTING]

[GROANING, PANTING]

[THUNDER CRASHES]

[SUSPENSEFUL MUSIC PLAYING]

♪ ♪

[CREAKING]

[GLASS SHATTERING]

[CLATTERING]

Oh, my God.

[HEAVY FOOTSTEPS APPROACHING]

[SNORTS]

[SIGHS]: Oh.

Gave me the fright of my life.

I thought you were one of the big, scary ones.

[SNORTS]

[LARS CHUCKLES]

How’d you get all the way up here?

[ROARS]

[WHIRS]

TREVOR: Ooh, paper.

That’s random.

[WHOOSHING]

[GASPS] Lucky!

[GRUNTS]

Lucky, are you okay?

[POWER WHIRRING]

[LOW GROWLING]

Oh, shit.

Trevor!

[WHOOSHING]

♪ ♪

[NADEEM GRUNTS]

[LAUGHING]

You’re doing it!

This is awesome!

[YELLS]

[SIGHS]

[YELPING]

[MUNCHING LOUDLY]

I know that guy!

[SHUDDERS]

I am a god.

Where’s Phoebe?

[THUNDER CRASHES]

[ICE CRACKLING]

Good luck.

♪ ♪

[DEEP THRUMMING]

[RATTLING]

So, was any of it real?

Yeah. I actually did beat you at chess.

[POWER WHIRRING]

I never wanted to hurt you.

I just wanted to see my family again.

Well, my family’s up there now.

We still have time to stop this.

It’s too late.

He’s here.

♪ ♪

CALLIE: Phoebe? Phoebe!

[THUNDER CRASHING]

PETER: Heads up.

Tall, dark and horny at 12 o’clock.

[GROWLING EXHALE]

[GROANING]

JANINE: Ah!

[SPEAKING ANCIENT LANGUAGE]

[RUMBLING]

[CONTINUES SPEAKING ANCIENT LANGUAGE]

[THUMPING]

Garraka can’t help you move on.

You have to do that yourself.

[RUMBLING]

[SPEAKING ANCIENT LANGUAGE]

Don’t let him get to the basement!

How?

Well, being nice didn’t work.

[POWER WHIRRING]

Let’s try this.

Light ’em up!

[STRAINING]

I tried to tell you guys our throwers are useless.

[EXPLOSIVE WHOOSH]

[GRUNTING]

[LOUD SQUEAKING]

NADEEM: Hold on, hold on, hold on. [WHIMPERS]

NADEEM: Okay. [GRUNTS]

[SIGHS]

Look, dude, I’m…

[DEEP VOICE]: I’m probably your worst nightmare.

[GROWLS]

[NORMAL VOICE]: Okay. Okay, okay.

Real talk, man to… whatever.

I don’t want to hurt you.

Okay? So, how about we call this even,

we each go our separate ways.

I go back to Queens, you go back to Narnia.

[GROWLING]

[ICE CRACKLING]

You are no Firemaster.

Me? No, I’m not the Firemaster.

I’m just Nadeem.

And let the record show I gave you a chance.

Dude, did you use all the lighter fluid?

You told me to practice.

Um, does anyone have a light?

I-I quit smoking in the ’90s.

Proud of you then, proud of you now.

[GRUNTS] No, no, no, no. Wait, wait.

Uh…

[GROWLING EXHALE]

Get out of the way!

[YELLING]

Move!

[SCREAMS]

Look out!

[SCREAMS]

[SPEAKING ANCIENT LANGUAGE]

[RUMBLING]

[CONTINUES SPEAKING ANCIENT LANGUAGE]

Bye, Phoebe.

[WHOOSHING]

[NO AUDIO]

[EXPLOSIVE WHOOSHING]

[GHOSTS ROARING AND SNARLING]

[WHOOSHING]

♪ ♪

[RUMBLING]

[WIND WHISTLING]

[SNARLING]

[POWER WHIRRING]

♪ ♪

[GRUNTS]

[ROARS]

[GRUNTS]

[STRAINING]

[GROWLING EXHALE]

[GROANS]

[STRAINING]

[GRUNTS]

[BLASTER SPUTTERING]

[POWER WHIRRING DOWN]

[ICE CRACKLING]

[GRUNTS SOFTLY]

[GARRAKA GROWLING SOFTLY]

[TREMBLING BREATHS]

♪ ♪

[GROWLS]

[LAUGHING]

[WHIMPERS, PANTS]

[ROARS]

[GRUNTS]

[POWER WHIRRING]

[GASPS, BREATHES HEAVILY]

[GRUNTS]

[PAINED ROAR]

[NADEEM GRUNTS FIERCELY]

[GRUNTING]

CALLIE: Phoebe!

[PAINED ROAR]

[GRUNTING]

[ROARS]

They’re pinning him! We can trap him now!

[GRUNTING]

[WHIRRING]

[MINI-PUFTS CHATTERING]

[GASPING]

[GROWLS, ROARS]

[GRUNTING]

[MINI-PUFTS YELPING]

[SNARLS]

[GASPS] No!

We’re gonna need a bigger trap.

It’s right there.

Garraka’s let all the spirits out.

Peter, do you know what this means?

You know what we could do?

Ray, pretend I don’t.

[PHOEBE YELLS]

[CALLIE GRUNTS]

If we neutralize the mass-energy d-density

to reduce criticality, it will force the tank

to re-prime itself and re-reverse the polar…

Just do it! We all trust you.

[POWER WHIRRING]

[PHOEBE YELLS]

I can’t hold him much longer!

JANINE: Come on!

Hey, little help.

[ALL STRAINING]

[YELLING]

[SNARLS]

[JANINE GROANS, YELPS]

[STRAINING]: Golden years?

Golden years!

[CREAKING AND GRINDING]

[JANINE SCREAMS]

[WHOOSHING]

[GROWLING]

[SNAPPING]

[ROARING]

[STEAM HISSING]

When the light is green…

The whole world is clean.

I knew you had one more dance in you.

[SHUDDERING BREATHS]

[LAUGHS] Yes!

You’re toast. [CHUCKLES]

[SOBBING SOFTLY]

[SIGHS]

MELODY: You were right.

I’ll see you in the fabric of the universe.

♪ ♪

♪ ♪

PHOEBE: Mom.

♪ ♪

CROWD [CHANTING]: Ghostbusters! Ghostbusters!

Ghostbusters! Ghostbusters!

[CHEERING]

Ghostbusters! Ghostbusters! Ghostbusters! Ghostbusters!

Hey!

Ghostbusters! Ghostbusters!

Ghostbusters! Ghostbusters! Ghostbusters! Ghostbusters!

Ghostbusters! Ghostbusters!

Ghostbusters! Ghostbusters!

[POLICE SIREN WHOOPING]

[CHANTING DIES DOWN]

You have done it!

Citywide devastation.

I am putting you away for a long ti…

PETER: Peck.

You clown. [CHUCKLES]

You’re never gonna get it, are you?

REPORTER: Mr. Mayor!

What do you have to say to the Ghostbusters?

MAN: Hey, how about you thank them, dickless!

[STAMMERS, CHUCKLES] Wh-What… Uh, yes.

It sounds like we have your undivided support.

WOMAN: Love you, Ghostbusters!

Uh, w-well, y-yes, of course.

Good. I’m so happy to hear that, Mr. Mayor,

because without Phoebe and her family, this whole city

would be under three feet of ice.

[CHEERING]

Yeah.

We know that the world right now

is experiencing unusual paranormal activity.

We are here to answer that call

because we are the Ghostbusters!

[CHEERING]

[“GHOSTBUSTERS” BY RAY PARKER JR. PLAYING]

Well, it’s not my first evil god.

I am Nadeem.

I am a Firemaster, turns out.

[VOICE BREAKING]: Like my dadi before me.

♪ Ghostbusters! ♪

[GIGGLES, SQUEALS]

♪ If there’s something strange in your neighborhood… ♪

Did we… did we win?

Busting ghosts together… what do you call that?

It’s a team.

A family.

Yeah. The Spenglers.

We’re the Spenglers.

Okay.

Well, you don’t want to be a Grooberson. Trust me.

[GHOST SNARLING]

[PEOPLE SCREAMING]

Okay, uh, guys, maybe put on your packs.

WOMAN: Uh, okay.

All right, Dad.

Gary. Sorry.

Yeah, I heard it.

Trevor! Keys.

[CROWD CHEERING]

She just called me Dad.

♪ I ain’t afraid of no ghost ♪

Yeah!

Okay.

There are a lot of people, so go slowly.

Look both ways.

♪ ♪ If you’re seeing things ♪

[ENGINE STARTS]

♪ Running through your head ♪

♪ ♪ Who can you call? ♪ ♪

[SIREN BLARING]

♪ ♪ Ghostbusters! ♪ ♪

♪ ♪ An invisible man sleeping in your bed ♪ ♪

♪ Ow, who you gonna call? ♪

♪ ♪ Ghostbusters! ♪ ♪

[WHOOSHING]

♪ I ain’t afraid of no ghost ♪

♪ I ain’t afraid of no ghost ♪

♪ ♪ Who you gonna call? ♪ ♪

♪ ♪ Ghostbusters! ♪ ♪

♪ ♪ If you’re all alone ♪ ♪

♪ ♪ Pick up the phone ♪ ♪

♪ ♪ And call ♪ ♪

♪ ♪ Ghostbusters! ♪ ♪

♪ I ain’t afraid of no ghost ♪

♪ ♪ Ooh, I hear it likes the girls ♪ ♪

♪ I ain’t afraid of no ghost ♪

♪ Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah ♪

♪ ♪ Who you gonna call? ♪ ♪

♪ ♪ Ghostbusters! ♪ ♪

♪ ♪ Mm, if you’ve had a dose of a freaky ghost, baby ♪ ♪

♪ ♪ You better call ♪ ♪

♪ ♪ Ghostbusters! ♪ ♪

♪ ♪ Ow! ♪ ♪

♪ Let me tell you something ♪

♪ Busting makes me feel good ♪

♪ I ain’t afraid of no ghost ♪

♪ ♪ Mm ♪ ♪

♪ I ain’t afraid of no ghost ♪

♪ ♪ Don’t get caught alone, oh, no ♪ ♪

♪ ♪ Ghostbusters! ♪ ♪

♪ ♪ When it comes through your door ♪ ♪

♪ ♪ Unless you just want some more ♪ ♪

♪ I think you better call ♪

♪ ♪ Ghostbusters! ♪ ♪

♪ Ow! Who you gonna call? ♪

♪ ♪ Ghostbusters! ♪ ♪

♪ ♪ Who you gonna call? ♪ ♪

♪ ♪ Ghostbusters! ♪ ♪

[SONG ENDS]

[AIR BRAKES HISS]

[COINS JINGLING]

[ENGINE STARTS]

[ENGINE REVVING]

[TAPPING BUTTONS]

♪ ♪

[TRUCK HORN BLASTS]

Hey, that’s my truck!

[HORN BLASTING]

[MINI-PUFTS GIGGLING]

MAN: That’s my truck!

[GIGGLING]

MAN: That’s my truck, man!

[GIGGLING, WHOOPING]

♪ ♪

♪ ♪

[MUSIC FADES]

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