Brandon Scott Jones, star of Ghosts, explains why Isaac’s unconventional coming out is so important.
Ghosts star Brandon Scott Jones spoke with E! News exclusively about Isaac’s big confession and why it’s important for his larger journey on the CBS comedy.
We weren’t expecting a coming out story like this.
In the month of November,
“Dandamp;D,” the 18th episode of Ghosts, featured Isaac (Brandon Scott Jones), the ghost of a Revolutionary War soldier, making a shocking confession: he’s a murderer.
Isaac accidentally shot his British rival, Nigel, while admiring him through an eyeglass he mounted on a rifle, according to a flashback scene.
This came as a shock to Nigel, but it was even more so to those of us watching, as we had hoped Isaac would reveal his true feelings about the British soldier.
Isaac’s sexuality has been implied throughout the series, with the 245-year-old ghost at one point appearing to crush on Jay (Utkarsh Ambudkar).
In “Dandamp;D,” the other ghosts hinted that Isaac and Nigel have had a long-term crush on each other.
So, in the new episode, why didn’t Isaac express his true feelings to Nigel?
According to Brandon, this is just the first step in Isaac’s larger self-discovery journey.
“In this episode, Isaac comes out of the closet,” he exclusively told E! News, “but not as a homosexual, but as a murderer.”
According to Brandon, Isaac has felt “a great deal of guilt and shame” as a result of the accident, and has possibly blamed his sexuality in the process.
While viewers may not have gotten the answer they wanted, Brandon reminded us that Isaac has been struggling with his identity for over two centuries.
“I think there’s this idea that his own history is going to be rewritten, especially after all those years,” he explained.
And I believe that this is causing him a great deal of discomfort.”
“Just knowing my own narrative as a queer person, how difficult it was for me to stay positive for the first 18 years of my life, I thought it was really interesting and very, very deep to understand somebody who’s had like, 240 years of really trying to deny who he is,” Brandon said, adding, “I thought it was really interesting and very, very deep to understand somebody who’s had like, 240 years of really trying to deny who he is.”
Brandon continued by describing his character’s confession as “a step forward” in accepting who he truly is.
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