The Real Ghostbusters (1986) s02e21 Episode Script

The Man Who Never Reached Home

Ghostbusters! ♪
If there's something strange ♪
In the neighborhood ♪
Who you gonna call? ♪
Ghostbusters! ♪
If there's something weird ♪
And it don't look good ♪
Who you gonna call? ♪
Ghostbusters! ♪
I ain't afraid of no ghost ♪
I ain't afraid of no ghost ♪
Who you gonna call? ♪
Ghostbusters! ♪
Who you gonna call? ♪
Ghostbusters! ♪
I'll not pay
for this slop!
But, Mr. Quegg
Out of my way.
Why you!
If you'll just tell me
what offended you, Mr. Quegg.
You offend me, sir.
And I shall see that this
establishment is closed
as soon as I return
to Providence.
But, sir,
the inn is all I have.
Mr. Quegg,
let me offer you
lodging for the night,
and then, perhaps tomorrow
I shall sleep under
my own roof, sir.
You should not be traveling
on a night like this, sir.
The devil himself
can't stop me.
I'll see home before
the night is out
or by all that's unholy,
nay I never see home again.
Storm's getting worse.
Maybe we should
stop for a while.
Yeah, and get
something to eat.
Ah, just what
the doctor ordered.
Double anything to go, right?
What will it be, gents?
Hamburgers, please.
Uh, let's see,
two dozen should be enough.
Here you go.
We'll all be out
in a few minutes.
Can you tell me, sir,
how many miles
it is to Providence?
If you mean Providence,
Rhode Island,
it's 80 miles
in that direction.
How can you say that?
Providence was only 20 miles
when I left the inn.
And I've been traveling all night.
Well, I'm telling you the truth.
You go 80 miles that way.
I cannot tarry any longer.
It gains on me every minute.
I must reach home tonight!
Slimer, let go!
Did you see him? Did you?
You got something real nasty hanging off
your pant leg there.
I'll get it.
Hold it!
Did we see what, Ray?
Full-torso apparitions.
As solid looking as you or me.
Absolutely remarkable!
Didn't you see anything?
A sizable spectral disturbance
just took place.
What exactly did you see?
A man dressed in old-fashioned clothes
like, out of the 19th century.
He said he was trying to get to
The Providence?
Ah, that's just old Simon Quegg.
Where'd that nasty
little green thing go?
Never mind him.
Who's Simon Quegg?
Ah, one of the local ghosts.
Lots of people have seen him
over the years. He's harmless.
Who is he?
Where did he come from?
Ah, he was some rich guy
who lived about 100 years ago.
Story says, he was coming home one night
in a terrible storm and just disappeared.
Then, sometime later,
he started showing up on the roads.
Always during storms.
He asks the way home,
but never believes you when you tell him.
What about the other rider I saw?
The one that followed Quegg.
You saw that?
Well, yes.
Only a handful of people
have ever seen the rider.
And disaster
always follows them.
You gotta go now!
-Hey! Wait a minute.
-Come on, what's going on?
Go! I got enough problems.
You have such a talent
for making friends, Ray.
Come on,
let's get out of the rain.
Guys, we have got to find
Simon Quegg again, tonight.
The man said Quegg was harmless.
No need to go chasing him.
Well, you don't understand.
I don't wanna zap Quegg,
I wanna help him.
If you'd only seen the look in his eyes.
He's terrified.
Hmm. From a scientific viewpoint,
this could be very interesting.
What have we got to lose?
I'd say a night's sleep
and our good health, just for starters.
-What are the readings now?
-Still zero.
Ray, it's almost morning,
maybe we should give it up for tonight.
Egon, are you sure?
I'm sorry, Ray.
Stop here!
We should see something any moment.
Gentlemen, please let me pass.
I must reach home
before the night is out.
We're here to help you,
Mr. Quegg.
Do I know you, sir?
Yes, we met just a little while ago.
You asked me directions.
Ah, yes.
You're the confused gentleman.
Hey, he does know you.
Yes, you tried to send me
in the wrong direction.
Told me Providence was
That it was
Why can't I find my way home?
If you just get down
from the buggy,
maybe we can help.
You can help, sir,
by helping me pass.
-But you don't understand.
-You must let me pass.
I can hear him drawing closer.
Ray, I don't think he can get down
from the buggy.
It and the horse are powerful
class-9 specters.
Quegg's merely a class-6.
He's not strong enough
to resist them.
What kind of madness
are you speaking?
Let me pass!
You mean they have different
PKE readings?
Completely different.
Then maybe we can trap the horse
and buggy without 'em trapping Quegg.
Theoretically perhaps, but
Ray, maybe
we shouldn't interfere.
I cannot wait another moment!
Here goes.
Oh, no. Ray! Stop!
There's a danger.
Whoa, horsey!
He's gone!
If the legends are correct,
we won't have a chance of
finding Ray until nightfall.
And then,
only if the weather's stormy.
Who are you?
Don't you know?
I seem to remember something. I
I must return home.
If you'll excuse me,
I'll be on my way.
Hey, you're not going anywhere until you
help us find our friend.
I'm afraid I can be
of no assistance.
Ray risked
his life to help you.
I did not ask for his help.
Now step aside, I say.
I must go home!
And how will you get there, Mr. Quegg?
Can you find your way?
I most certainly can.
IMerelyHead in
In that direction.
Or that
Or that
We have to help each other, Mr. Quegg.
You help us find Ray
and we'll help you get home.
Can't you tell me anything
that might be useful?
I have told you
everything I know.
I don't think you're trying very hard.
I warned you I could be of no help!
And can you not remove this creature?
No, and believe me,
I've tried everything.
Shoo! Shoo!
Go away!
Thanks for the information.
It'll be cloudy tonight.
But nothing else.
No rain storms or thunderstorms.
Then we'll have
to create our own.
Just as soon as it's dark.
Yeah, but there's still no guarantee
that Ray and the buggy will appear,
just because we've
created our own rain.
Mr. Quegg is our guarantee.
He's the one who belongs
on that buggy,
and I think it'll be drawn
back to him like a magnet.
You sure you wanna trust
Slimer with this job?
You and Winston have
to be ready to help Ray.
And keep an eye on Mr. Quegg.
Besides, it's a simple job,
just the push of a button.
Isn't that what they say
about starting World War III?
How can you make it rain?
You see, Egon's got a special device
filled with silver iodide.
Just spray it on
the right kind of cloud,
and if you're lucky, bam, it rains.
Ghostbusters! ♪
Ghostbusters! ♪
Slimer, don't touch anything.
Ghostbusters! ♪
Now, you know what to do.
OK, push the button.
Where the spud?
All right!
Hey, we did it.
It's raining! All right!
Someone talk me into finding
another line of work.
Boy, am I glad to see you guys.
Can you get off the buggy, Ray?
No, and I've been trying.
Then we're gonna zap the buggy.
Oh, don't. That's what I tried
and look where it put me.
Because you fired alone, Ray.
But I calculate if we fire our three beams
we might have a chance
without danger to ourselves.
Gentlemen, please hurry!
The rider is sure to follow.
And I do not want to be here
when he arrives.
Hey, what happened?
The lightning overloaded our
packs and shorted them out.
Oh, great. Now, what do we do?
Company's coming.
We must leave!
The rider will be here any moment.
You know, you still haven't told us who
or what this rider is.
I don't know what it is.
I only know it's something terrible.
We must not stay here.
Maybe that's exactly
what we should do.
Stay here and face it.
No! It wants to destroy me.
I'm sure of it.
But you can't
keep running forever.
Ray, I think
we just ran out of time.
Mr. Quegg?
For 100 years,
that rider has chased you
and kept you from going home.
Break the cycle.
Turn around and face him!
Get back on the buggy
and we'll face him together.
Ray, there's a very good chance
this could end
in a very bad way for you.
Yeah, why risk your life for some guy
who's already a ghost?
'Cause I promised to help him.
And I don't think
he'll do this on his own.
Perhaps you're right,
Mr. Stantz.
Man, I sure hope you know
what you're doing.
Don't worry, guys.
My proton pack still works.
Hang on, Ray!
Just a little bit closer.
That's my face! It
It's me!
I've been running away
from myself.
Forgive me, Mr. Stantz.
I realize now
I must do this alone.
We gotta help him.
Too late.
What have I done?
I was trying to help him,
not demolish him.
Wait a minute.
I'm getting a reading.
Mr. Quegg!
I can only stay a moment.
But I had to come back
and thank you, Mr. Stantz.
You gave me the courage
to face the rider and see it was
the cruel and selfish man
I have always been.
Until now.
I am forever indebted to you, sir,
and to your friends.
Hey, it was nothing.
We always do four or five
good deeds every day.
What happens to you now, Mr. Quegg?
I go home, Mr. Stantz.
I can finally go home!
Giddy up, boy!
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