Synopsis & Analysis of the“Lost” Paranormal Prestige Drama: Ghost Story

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Ghost Story (Season One, Episode One): Monsters Produce Sleep Within Reason

Original air-date, September 25, 2018.

Running time, 54 minutes.

Starring Hector Muir, Jessica Hensen, and Caroline Sullivan

Article Updated: January 27, 2023 (12:50 pm)


During a record-breaking heat wave in late September in the Pacific Northwest, on a night stroll, quietly talking to himself, failed writer Arthur Machin (played by late Scottish actor, Hector Muir)[1], witnesses a car screech off the main road and hit a man walking a dog. The dog survives and, after scampering to Arthur, then back to examine the body, runs away. Arthur is shocked.

Arthur’s partner, Dorothy Dahl (played by comedian Jessica Hensen)[2], tries to console him, but they both need rest. The heat has made it hard to sleep.

Arthur is unable to sleep. Noises distract him (the fan, the fridge, cars outside, etc). He is disturbed by flashes of the gruesome accident. Loud bangs — like gunshots or fireworks or cars backfiring — keep Arthur awake, as…