'We Have a Ghost' Ending Explained: Find out about Dr Leslie Monroe and Ernest the Ghost's fate
Spoilers for 'We Have a Ghost'
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: Netflix has produced one of the goofiest and most heartfelt movies of the year with 'We Have a Ghost'. Directed by Christopher Landon, the mind behind horror hits, 'Freaky' and 'Paranormal Activity', 'We Have a Ghost' takes the audience on a fun ride, making it a perfect movie to see with your family.
Netflix's 'We Have a Ghost' starts with a story of the Presleys family, who are moving into the town's haunted house, without knowing it. However, the said haunting ghost is not as scary as he seems. The ghost, Ernest (David Harbour), has no recollection of his past and is stuck in the house. Ernest the Ghost can not speak as well. However, things take a turn when Kevin (Jahi Di'Allo Winston), the youngest in the family sees him, responds with empathy and tries to help the ghost. The search for the ghost's past leads to several unexpected twists, including the CIA's involvement, a troubled past, and the search for closure. The ending of 'We Have a Ghost', though bittersweet, is happy and has the hope of a new beginning. But it does leave some unanswered questions like, 'What would be the future of the 'Wizard Clip'?', 'What happened to Dr Leslie Monroe?' and 'Is Ernest still around?' Let's find out.
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What happened to 'Wizard Clip'?
The threat in 'We Have a Ghost' comes from the CIA and its long-dead program called 'Wizard Clip'. 'Wizard Clip' was a division that used to specialize in the spectral phenomenon and to prove that this phenomenon is not a fantasy. The program was shut down 20 years ago due to the heavy opposition from the public for 'wasting' taxpayers' money. But after receiving strong evidence from Ernest, the ghost, the program is back on, with its equipment in use. There are talks about officially reopening the 'Wizard Clip'. But at the end of the movie, Ernest escapes, leaving nothing for the group to do. But as the evidence about Ernest is strong and was once captured by the Wizard Clip, it is possible that the CIA will continue to work on it. A final scene where Agent Schipley (Steve Coulter) investigates Kevin (Jahi Di'Allo Winston) regarding the whereabouts of the ghost is proof that the program will restart.
What happened to Dr Leslie Monroe?
Dr Leslie Monroe (Tig Notaro) is an expert in Parapsychology and is currently the author of Paige Turner Books' 'The Other Side'. During the late 90s, Dr Leslie is recruited by the CIA to spearhead the 'Wizard Clip'. However, she was thrown under the bus by Agent Schipley, when the Wizard Clip division suffered a huge backlash from the public. She is again recruited by Agent Schipley, and Dr Leslie uses her old equipment and captures Ernest. She considers the ghost to be a threat, despite the Ernest's calming behavior. She uses her entire force to locate the ghost and successfully apprehend him. However, she changes her mind after learning of Schipley's evil intentions with the ghost, and Leslie frees Ernest. This would cause Dr Leslie to lose her job and even get arrested. In a way, she sort of halts the program again when she frees the ghost. Either way, Dr Leslie has some rough roads ahead of her.
Is Ernest still around?
The heartfelt climax of the movie sees Ernest the Ghost (real name Randy McGovern) reuniting with his daughter June and recalling all his happiest memories with her. After a while, he is seen sitting on the sand beside a lake with Kevin, with whom Randy throws pebbles. Randy feels complete now that he got the closure he needed and starts to disappear into the air. Kevin sees him vanish completely. After a while, Kevin, and his family move to a new house, and after completing the sweep of the attic, Kevin asks Joy (Isabella Russo), if Randy is still around, to which Joy replies she doesn't know but maybe. We see both Kevin and Joy leaving the attic and switching off lights before they leave the attic. Then, a shot shows a flickering light in the attic, hinting at the possible presence of Randy.