FANDOM


Just in Time
Season 2, Episode 43, 44, 45, 46
1justintime
Air date Pt. 1, October 31, 1993
Pt. 2, November 7, 1993
Pt. 3, November 17, 1993
Pt. 4, November 24, 1993
Written by Fracaswell Hyman
Directed by Gregory Lehane
Episode guide
Previous
"Get the Message"
Next
"Lost in Brooklyn"
Ghostwriter leaves the team at the end of the previous story. He senses that someone is in serious trouble, and races through a void to find them and help.

Meanwhile, Lenni, Jamal and the team meet to solve what may be their biggest case yet--find Ghostwriter. When the ghost turns up again, he seems faint and tired. So, the team writes messages for him to read so that, somehow, he may regain his strength. Later, the team learns that Ghostwriter is trying to help two kids that are "in this room." But no one can see them.

But Jamal deduces that if the kids are not present now, they may have been present then. The team realizes that Ghostwriter has traveled back through time. However, this weakens Ghostwriter so much so that he has trouble "lifting" words from a page. Furthermore, something is about to happen in the past that may affect Jamal's future.

Can Ghostwriter and the team help the kids in the past solve their mystery? Will the past change Jamal's future forever?

Cast

Ghostwriter Team

Co-Stars

Plot

Part 1

Intro

Within a purple vortex of used up words, we see Ghostwriter traveling at the speed of light. He is chasing after 3 big colored words spinning around and vanishing. An orange word: Help, a green word: Scared and a red word: Trouble. Finally Ghostwriter exits out onto a piece of paper. The same paper that the hand from a different place in time was writing with at the end of the previous arc. The hand belongs to a young black-haired boy and he looks very concerned! Ghostwriter bounces on each word as the boy reads what he wrote: "Help I'm Scared! I'm in Trouble! I didn't do it! Then Ghostwriter flies away, as the boy crosses his arms. Now he sighs and pouts in exasperation and anxiety.

Story

The arc begins during summertime vacation. Jamal is seen relaxing in his bedroom reading the novel, "My Side of the Mountain", by Jean Craighead George. Then he hears a knock on his door, he tells the person to come in. It is Lenni. She happily informs him that she just got a letter from Rob, who is spending the summer in Australia. She tells Jamal Rob said he is enjoying Australia. But still he wishes he could have spent the summer with the team instead.

Jamal disappointingly tells her that they are not much of a team without Ghostwriter. She tells Jamal that Rob asked about Ghostwriter in his letter, and if he is back yet, because he's worried about him. Jamal expresses his concern too. He reveals it has now been two weeks since Ghostwriter went away. So now he is worried he might be in trouble, or cannot find his way back. Lenni tells him, that was her point of coming over to see him. They are still a team and they have a mystery to solve: They need to find out where Ghostwriter is, and get him to come back. Because they need him, and he may need their help too. Jamal agrees. So by force of habit, he decides to call a rally to get the team together. Then suddenly, Lenni reminds him he cannot. So now he remembers Ghostwriter is gone. So they will have to call the team together, the old-fashioned: The telephone.

Then the story moves back to a different place in time. There are no televisions, or even radios. Also, all the women and young girls aren't wearing paints. So it must be many many years ago. Now we see a housekeeper named Mrs. Annie O'Boyle. She works for Dr. Canellan's family. She expresses a concern to the two young girls. They are sisters, Catherine and her younger sister Lucy. She explains to them that a valuable silver tea set has gone missing. The one that belonged to their late mother. She says that she always tried to take good care of it. And it was their mother's wish that one day, they would pass it down to one of their children. Now they cannot, because she believes their no good thief of a foster brother Frank stole it. Frank snaps, saying that he didn't steal it. Then Dr. Canellan stands up for him saying there is no proof that he did it. Mrs. O'Boyle says the tea set was still there, earlier that same morning before Frank left. And Lucy found one of his work gloves nearby afterwards. Frank says he must have dropped one by mistake, as he was leaving. Catherine suggests that perhaps someone may have put it there to set him up.

Then Mrs. O'Boyle reminds Dr. Canellan that Frank tried to steal from them before. They caught him trying to sneak out of the upstairs window with a bag full of their valuables, including the silver tea set. Dr. Canellan explains that, one year ago Frank was all alone and needed guidance. So he invited him to live with his family. Mrs. O'Boyle suggests that Frank was just waiting for his right time to try and steal from them again. Catherine expresses her disbelief. Then she stands up for Frank saying that she believes he is innocent. Also that since Frank loves living with them, he wouldn't try and steal from them again. This is because, Frank was only given one chance. So if he stole from them again, he would be kicked out. Then suddenly, Lucy shows them a trashy magazine she found under Franks's bed in the basement. The magazine, is an issue of the Police Gazette. Lucy explains she went to the basement, to see if Frank hid the tea set under his bed. But she found that magazine instead. Now both Dr. Canellan and Mrs. O'Boyle are disgusted. To them, he Police Gazette is full of trashy stories about robberies and murders. Dr. Canellan asks Frank if it is his. Then just as Catherine is about to confess it is really hers, Frank takes the blame and says it is his. Dr. Canellan is now very disappointed in him, and Mrs. O'Boyle asks him to beware of the bad influence he has on the girls. He agrees with her. So he asks Frank to wait in his room, until he decides what to do with him.

Then back to present time (when this aired), we see Alex rollerblading in the park. He is having lot's of difficulty and he keeps bumping into things, tripping and falling down. Then when his sister runs over calling to him, he gets startled and falls down on his butt. He blames it on her, but Gaby reminds him he was the one who begged their dad to get him roller blades for his birthday. He just doesn't know how to use them. He asks her if she has anything better to do than distract him. She reveals to him that she is going to a rally. When hearing this, he is amazing and asks her if Ghostwriter is back now. She says no he isn't, but Jamal and Lenni phoned. They said it was time to get the team together, and make a case on how to bring Ghostwriter back. She tells him that the rally is over at Jamal's house. So she helps him back up, and they head on over.

Then back to the Canellan's earlier time period, Frank has written down in his notebook "Catherine is the only one who believes me". Catherine goes to the basement to speak to Frank. He gets mad saying she shouldn't be down here, or she'll be in lot's of trouble if she gets caught. She just wants to thank him for taking the rap, and not admitting the Police Gazette was really hers. Also that her father would be furious, if he found out it was hers. Frank says he might as well take the rap, because he is getting kicked out anyways. Catherine wonders if there could only be a way to prove that he didn't do it. So Frank asks her how, but she doesn't know exactly. But she has been reading the Police Gazette's a lot. So if the police can track down the gangsters. Then perhaps they can too. Frank doubts it, he feels that people like him will always being taking the blame. Also that he should have known he would be kicked out sooner or later.

Then suddenly, colored lights begins to glow inside Frank's notebook. Catherine is terrified and points it out to Frank. Then Ghostwriter spirals out and flies up in the air. He tells them both: "Hello, Catherine and Frank. I'm here to help.". Catherine nervously asks how it knows their names and Frank suggests it might be a leprechaun. They are both terrified and hide under the staircase when it moves again. Ghostwriter then tells them: "Don't be afraid. Write to me.". Catherine suggests for him to be cautious, but Frank is intrigued. So Frank writes to him: "What are you?". He tells them both: "My friends call me Ghostwriter". They are both confused because they used to think that there were such things as ghosts. Then it enters Frank's notebook and disappears and Frank carefully closes his notebook thinking he has caught it. Then they hear Lucy calling for Catherine. So she heads back upstairs, before she gets caught being in the basement.

The five members of the Ghostwriter team all meet together in Jamal's bedroom. Jamal informs them all that they need to find Ghostwriter, and get him to come back for good. Tina asks how, so Lenni asks them all to think about where they last saw him. Then Lenni remembers that it was up in her loft. When they were having their celebration party at the end of the previous arc. In flashback from it, we see Ghostwriter telling the entire team: "I don't want to go, but this feels very serious". And "You would help if you were in my place". They understood somewhat, so Jamal asked him if he would come back. Then Ghostwriter told them all: "I hope I can!". Then Ghostwriter borrowed letters from all around Lenni's loft. Then he told them all in big orange letters in the air "Goodbye, Team.". Then he vanished and hasn't been seen for at least two weeks.

So Jamal says they know he went to help someone. Alex agrees saying that whoever it is, they must be in very big trouble. And Ghostwriter wouldn't have left unless it was very important. Tina suggests that maybe the reason why Ghostwriter isn't back yet, is because he hasn't solved the case yet. Then Lenni suggest that if they can convince him to let them help him solve it, then perhaps he will come back. They all agree, because they are all still the Ghostwriter team! Jamal suggests helping Ghostwriter look for clues they aren't written down. Tina suggests to interview suspects and write down what they say. Gaby suggests they make a casebook, so they can keep track of everything. So they agree that all need to convince Ghostwriter, on how much he needs the team. So they decide to all write him messages telling him how they want to help.

Then back to the Canellan's earlier time period, Frank climbs up the wall to sneak into Catherine's bedroom. She lectures him for doing it, by reminding him that he broke his leg doing it the year before. He says it was the only way that nobody would see him coming up. So she asks Frank what to do about the Ghostwriter and if it is still in his notebook. Catherine calls to him, asking him if he is still there. Then Frank reminds her that they were told to write to him. So Frank begins writing to him. He asks him "Do you know who stole the tea set?". They are amazed to see it is back and it really is happening. All Ghostwriter tells them in response is: "I know Frank is innocent!". Frank and Catherine feel a major sigh of relief when reading this. So Frank suggests they ask Ghostwriter to tell it to her dad. So he won't be kicked out now. Then Ghostwriter answers them saying: "Dr. Canellan can't see me.".

Then Catherine thinks they are the only ones who can. Then Frank reminds her that he told them that his friends call him Ghostwriter. So perhaps these other people can see him too. Catherine thinks it would be great if they could help prove he is innocent. So Frank asks him: "Who else can see you?". So Ghostwriters answers (in order of recruitment) Jamal, Lenni, Alex, Gaby, Tina and Rob. They figure that they must be his friends. So they ask him where they can find them. All Ghostwriter tells them is: "In this room". They are confused. Then they think that perhaps Ghostwriter's friends might be ghosts too.

Then back to the Ghostwriter team's present time. Gaby has written Ghostwriter a poem. It goes: "Ghostwriter, Ghostwriter, where can you be? Across the ocean? Or in a tree? Ghostwriter, Ghostwriter I miss you so much. Send me a message and keep in touch". They think it is a nice poem, but not exactly what they want to tell him. They tell her that they want to let Ghostwriter know they can help with the case he is on. So he can finally come back home again. So Lenni reads out loud what she wrote. It is: "Ghostwriter, we can be your eyes and ears on the case. We can write down all the clues you can't see or hear. Then Alex reads out loud his paper. He wrote: " Ghostwriter, the team can be your voice. We'll interview suspects and witnesses for you.". Then when putting Lenni's and Alex papers together, they can see Ghostwriter sensing their messages, he somewhat appears in a translucent form. They realize he is connecting to the words in the messages. So to make their connection stronger, Jamal places down his paper. It says: "We can help you figure out what the clues mean.". Now Gaby understands and reads her new message. It now says: "Ghostwriter, Ghostwriter don't stay away. We can write to your friends and save the day!". So they combine all of their messages together.

Then back in the Canellan's earlier time period, Catherine has been searching every nook and cranny, looking for Ghostwriter's friends, and she even calls them out by their names. Then Frank points out that Ghostwriter is spiraling around all the things he asked him. The last thing they asked him was: "Are your friend ghosts too?".

Then Ghostwriters dives into the paper and enters a blue vortex of used up words. He travels at the speed of light returning to his team's present time. He enters Jamal's bedroom and they are all trilled to see he has returned. Then he enters Jamal's computer. Then he tells them all: "Hello, team! I'm glad you want to help.". So Jamal writes to him, he says: "We missed you! Where have you been?". Ghostwriter answers saying: "Helping Frank and Catherine". They are confused for a moment. Then they realize they must be the people he went to help. So Jamal asks him "How can we help you?". Ghostwriter answers saying: "Prove that Frank is not a thief.". So Tina asks Jamal to ask Ghostwriter where Frank and Catherine are. Then they can meet them and get on with the case. So Jamal asks him: "Where are they?". Ghostwriter answers by saying: "In this room.". They are confused about what he means. Alex thinks he made a mistake, because he has been gone so long that he must be tired. So Jamal asks Ghostwriter to read words around Frank and Catherine to figure out where they really are. They just hope they don't lose him again.

Then back to the Canellan's earlier time period, Frank panics when he hears Dr. Canellan coming and asking if he is upstairs. Then just as he tries to escape through the bedroom window, Dr. Canellan, Mrs. O'Boyle and Lucy enter Catherine's room. Lucy points him out, saying that she knew he would here. Dr. Canellan asks him to come down before he falls. Then he comes back in and he and Catherine watch in amazement as Ghostwriter flies around her room. He reads three things.

  1. Amelia Earhart flies monoplane to England.
  2. 4000 Athletes Compete in the Ninth Olympic Games.
  3. West End Blues-Louis Armstrong and the Hot Five.

Then when Ghostwriter stops, they finally begin paying attention again. Then Mrs. O'Boyle says that Frank is hopeless. Since he steals, he breaks the rules and doesn't listen to a word they say. Then Frank loses his temper and snaps at her. He asks her to clam up and calls her a crab apple Annie. And that she is always blaming him for everything. If the moon fell out of the sky, she would blame him for that too. Then Mrs. O'Boyle says that he belongs in the home for Wayward Boys. Also that she can't stay if he keeps living there. So either he goes, or she goes. Loving Mrs. O'Boyle like a mother surrogate, Lucy begs their father not to let her leave. So Dr. Canellan goes to speak to them as Frank sits down and pouts. Then Dr. Canellan comes back and tells Frank that he can't have him upsetting and disrupting his family any longer. So tomorrow, he will be going to the home for Wayward Boys to ask if they will take him in. When hearing this, Frank is so upset he runs off. Then Catherine starts crying and begs her father to let Frank stay. Then she claims over and over again that he is innocent and to let him stay.

Then back to the Ghostwriter team's present time. The team has started a casebook. They have written down: Frank and Catherine. Who are they? Where are they? In this room? Then Ghostwriter firsts tells them: Amelia Earhart flies monoplane to England. Lenni explains that Amelia Earhart was a famous airplane pilot, and she has a book about her. Then second, Ghostwriter tells them: #4000 Athletes Compete in the Ninth Olympic Games. Alex thinks this is very peculiar, because there has been 25 Olympic Games played already (up to when this aired that is). Then third, Ghostwriter tells them: West End Blues-Louis Armstrong and the Hot Five. Gaby and Tina are confused who he is. So Jamal and Lenni explain that Louis Armstrong was one of the greatest jazz musicians of all time.

Then suddenly Tina notices that Ghostwriter is blinking on and off. They figure that he must be very tired. So they need to find out what the clues mean on their own as Ghostwriter rests. Lenni goes home to check her book on Amelia Earhart. Jamal and Gaby decide to go over to the library. So he could research West End Blues and the Hot Five and so she could do research on the Ninth Olympic Games. So Alex stays behind to find out more about Frank and Catherine from Ghostwriter. The Tina remembers she has to go. Her parents are taking them all to see her Aunt and her new baby. So Alex promises to call her later and fill her in on things. So Lenni goes home, and Jamal trusts Alex staying behind, as he and Gaby go off to the library.

When they arrive at the library, Jamal goes to look up his information in an encyclopedia. Then Gaby gets instructions from the librarian and she tells Gaby how to use the card catalog. So she finds the right drawer and she finds two books to use. The History of the Olympics and The Official Olympic Record Book and they are both in section 303.31. Then they all meet back at Jamal's bedroom. Gaby says she found out that the Ninth Olympic Games were played in Amsterdam, Holland in 1928. Jamal says that he found out the Hot Five was Louis Armstrong's first jazz band. Also West End Blues was a song they recorded in 1928. Lenni says that Amelia Earhart was an airplane pilot. She tried to fly around the whole world. Then she went missing in 1937, and she was never seen or heard from again. But in 1928 she flew a monoplane to England. Then Jamal sees a pattern: all three of these things all took place in 1928. Gaby suggests that perhaps Frank and Catherine are in a museum. Then Lenni suggest that perhaps Frank and Catherine and reading lots of old newspapers. Then Jamal reminds them that Ghostwriter said they were in this room. So they might not be now, but in 1928 Frank and Catherine must have lived in his house. So Jamal has figured it out. Ghostwriter can travel back through time!

Part 2

Rewind

The show's narrator explains to the viewers, in case they have forgotten what has previously happened in the arc. The facts are: Ghostwriter left the team in the last arc to help someone. He's been gone for two weeks and the team is getting worried. What they don't know is that Ghostwriter is with an young boy named Frank. He is scared because he has been accused of stealing a silver tea set from his foster family, the Canellan's. Although Frank says he's innocent, nobody in the household believes him, except for his foster sister, Catherine. The Canellan's housekeeeper, Mrs. O'Boyle and Catherine's little sister, Lucy dislike Frank because they think he stole the tea set and they want Dr. Canellan to send Frank to the home for Wayward Boys.

But Ghostwriter wants to help prove that Frank is innocent. So he asks the team to help him. However, the team doesn't who or where Frank and Catherine are. Things get even more weird when Ghostwriter tells them that Frank and Catherine are in Jamal's room. The team ask Ghostwriter to read words near Frank and Catherine to use as clues to find out where they are. When they put the clues together, they found out that they are connected to the year 1928. Then, Jamal figured out that Frank and Catherine lived in his house back in 1928, coming up with the surprising conclusion that Ghostwriter has an ability to travel back through time. But, time-traveling from 1993 back to 1928 has made Ghostwriter weak.

Will Ghostwriter be okay, and why did he travel back to the year 1928?

Story

(to be added)

Part 3

Rewind

The show's narrator explains to the viewers, in case they have forgotten what has previously happened in the arc. The facts are: First, Ghostwriter has been traveling back in time, to the year 1928! Going back and forth, between 1993 and 1928 has made him very weak.

He's trying to help Frank and Catherine, who lived in Jamal's house 65 years ago. Frank has been accused of stealing a silver tea set, from his foster family: The Canellans. Dr. Canellan, said he is going to send Frank to the home for Wayward Boys. And: Ghostwriter said it was very important to prove that Frank is innocent. It will save the team.

So he asks the Ghostwriter Team to teach Frank and Catherine how to solve a case. So the team decides to tell them how to make a casebook. Since it is one of the most important things, for them to start unraveling their big mystery.

Then: the team sends instructions on how to make a casebook. Then Frank and Catherine come up with a list of suspects. There is Mrs. O'Boyle the housekeeper, and Catherine's little sister Lucy. They both don't like Frank. Also, there is Mr. Izzo the Coal Man, who delivered coal to their house. And Millard Fillmore Smith a Ritter Brush man, who also visited their house.

Plus: Catherine found some really big clues. First: That valuable silver items have been stolen from three other houses in Brooklyn. And: She found a coal foot print in their living room. She remembers that the coal man was in their house the other day, before he made his delivery.

So Frank and Catherine decide to spy on the coal man. What will happen to Frank and Catherine? Will Frank have to go to the home for Wayward Boys!? Is Ghostwriter strong enough to keep traveling through time?

Story

(to be added)

Part 4

Rewind

The show's narrator explains to the viewers in case they have forgotten what previously happened in the arc. The facts: Ghostwriter has been traveling back in time, to the year, 1928. Time-traveling has made him very weak. He's trying to help two young children named Frank and Catherine, who lived in Jamal's house 65 years ago, solve a case where Frank is being accused for stealing a silver tea set from his foster family: the Cannellan's. If the case isn't solved, Catherine's father will send Frank to the Home for Wayworth Boys. Plus, Ghostwriter tells the team that it's important to prove Frank's innocence and solve the case because it will save the team.

So the team teaches Frank and Catherine on how to make a casebook. Frank and Catherine have three suspects. The first Millard Fillmore Smith, who visited the house prior to the theft. There's Mrs. O'Boyle, the housekeeper, she doesn't like Frank. Last, There's Lucy, Catherine's younger sister, she has been snooping around reading Frank's hidden family letters. Frank fears that he'll never become a doctor and Ghostwriter sends the team an important message. Then Catherine tells Frank that since Ghostwriter's friends live in the future, they can ask them to look back to newspaper articles from 1928 to see if the case was ever solved and find the identity of the culprit. So, by reading articles from 1928, the team finds out that the Miller Filmore Smith's real name was Raynard Wilcox, who only pretended to be a brushman and he was the one who stole the tea set.

However, the article starts to disappear from newspaper, if the team doesn't get this information to Frank and Catherine in time, history could change forever. But, Ghostwriter is having trouble sending the message to them. Elsewhere, Jamal is worried about his dad, who is very sick in the hospital.

Can Ghostwriter send the message to Frank and Catherine in time?

Story

The arc resumes with Catherine waiting for Ghostwriter's return in 1928. He succeeds in bringing the information from the future to Catherine's casebook. Lucy, Catherine's sister is putting Frank's family letters back in the hiding place when Catherine goes down to the basement and catches her there. She asks her what she is doing there and where Frank is. Lucy tells her that Frank ran away and took his things with him. Catherine calls out to Frank, but he doesn't answer. Catherine was surprised when she finds out that Lucy know about his secret hiding place, but Catherine didn't know about it.

Then Lucy says that she has been reading Frank's letters and his journal when he wasn't around. Catherine tells Lucy that they were private and questioned her of why she did such a rotten thing. Lucy tells her that Catherine and Frank are telling each other things without her. But her actions were inexcusable. Rather than fight with Lucy, Catherine tries to convince her to help her find Frank and clear his name so that their father won't send him away. However, Lucy wants him to leave because since his arrival, Catherine never plays with her anymore and thinks she likes Frank better than her. Catherine apologizes and promises that she'll play with her and never keep secrets from her unless Lucy can help her find Frank.

With Catherine's promise, Lucy asks her about who Ghostwriter. With no choice, Catherine writes down a message to him, as long as Lucy doesn't tell anybody about him. With Lucy's promise, Catherine tells her that Ghostwriter is a good ghost and that his friends are trying to help the sisters find Frank and clear his name. But Lucy doesn't believe her, while Catherine tells her that his friends live in the future in the year 1993. Still, Lucy doesn't believe her, thinking she was making everything up so she'll help her. Catherine tells her that she wasn't and that his message comes from the future. Plus, they can communicate with Ghostwriter through writing. In order to believe Catherine, Lucy offers to write to him. Catherine reminds her that she can't see him because he is invisible to strangers except her and Frank. Still, Lucy wants to write and find out for herself.

Catherine hands Lucy her Ghostwriter pen and Lucy writes: MY NAME IS LUCY. IF YOU'RE REAL, LET ME SEE YOU. When Ghostwriter didn't appear, Lucy gets angry with Catherine tries to leave the basement. Catherine pleads Lucy to believe her and come back, then Ghostwriter appears to Lucy for the first time, asking her to help. Lucy is stunned, but realizes that he is real. Ghostwriter's appearance was enough to convince Lucy to help out.

Lucy shows Catherine one of the letters from Frank's hiding place she accidentally dropped. But she doubts it will be of any help. Catherine asks her to read the letter aloud, believing that there might be a clue in it. Lucy reads the letter. Hearing the letter, Catherine learns that Frank's father was on his way to California to find employment and was on a train because he was mailing letters from a station and mentioned a conductor. Catherine adds that he was going to save his money to return to his family. Then they can enjoy the rest of their lives together. But Lucy didn't say that, she said that in the letter that they were going to enjoy the Twentieth Century together. But Catherine reminded Lucy that they are living in the 20th century.

Lucy shows Catherine what she read. The words Twentieth Century are capitalized. Catherine thought Mr. Flynn made a mistake, but Lucy believes that the Twentieth Century is the name of a train like the poster on Frank's bed. Catherine sees the poster and realizes that Lucy was right. They think Frank is going to California to find his father. The girls suggest that if they hurry to the train station, they might catch up with him. But they hear their father calling out for Frank. They fear that if their father finds out that Frank ran away, he won't let his daughters go after him. Lucy comes up with an plan; she will go find Frank, while Catherine stalls their father. When their father enter's Frank's room, Lucy hides under the covers, posing as Frank, while Catherine take her father back to the room so that they can talk. After getting Dr. Canellan out of the basement, Lucy gets out of the covers and sneaks out of the basement to find Frank, taking the casebook and the Ghostwriter pen with her.

Back in 1993, Jamal and his grandma CeCe, return home, exhausted from the hospital. Jamal noticed that his father looked really sick. CeCe knows, but there was nothing they can do about it tonight. She tells her grandson that in the morning, doctors will take more tests and x-rays and believes that they won't find anything serious. But Jamal worries that they will find something serious. Grandma tells him that doctors will help him get better, he is at a good hospital and that he'll get the best care there. Since Jamal's mother works at the same hospital. Jamal wants his grandmother to promise him that she'll tells him the truth about anything no matter how bad it is, since he is now older and he can take it. CeCe promises that she will tell him the truth and is proud of the way Jamal is handling a tough situation. She will now have to treat him like the mature young man he is now becoming.

Back to 1928, Catherine tells her father that Raynard Wilcox only pretended to be a brushman, which is how he got into other people's homes. When the owners left their rooms, he would steal any valuable silver items they had. But Dr. Canellan doesn't believe her, but Catherine begs her to believe her and to call the police. When he asked her about how she got the information, she tells him that she was reading about the robberies in the police Gazette, which surprises her father. Catherine admits that the Gazettes Lucy found where hers and not Franks, and that she had been reading them way before Frank's arrival. Dr. Canellan is upset by this, but Catherine revealed that she has had an fascination about mysteries and crime stories. But decided that they cannot talk about it now and she insists that her father call the police. Still, Dr. Canellan isn't sure, but Catherine begs repeatedly. Dr. Canellan finally gives in and asks her to go get Frank. Catherine yells for Frank, but her father tells her to go get him. Thinking that Lucy and Frank didn't return, she tries to stall much longer, until he finally returned. As Dr. Canellan called the police, Frank revealed that Lucy got him from the train station. Catherine told him that she had one of his father's letter they used to find him. He originally thought that she was up to her dirty tricks, until she showed him the casebook and Ghostwriter wanted her to help them. Catherine is glad that Frank returned and she tells him the Ghostwriter and his friends sent them the message they needed and Dr. Canellan is on the phone with the police. They hope that the police will help them otherwise, Frank is sunk.

Back to 1993, Jamal answers the front door and it's Lenni, Gaby, Tina, and Alex. Jamal originally thought it was his father at the door. Alex asked if Mr. Jenkins is coming home. Jamal tells them that he is and learned from his mother that he just got better all of a sudden. He also explains that when doctors took an x-ray of his father, the shadow on his heart disappeared. Like it was never there. Jamal believes that something was wrong with the x-ray machine. Everyone is happy to hear that, but they tell Jamal, who was wondering about Ghostwriter, that they haven't heard from him. It was hard for him to take the message to Frank and Catherine. They are until sure if he made it back to 1928. Then, when Alex asked Jamal if he heard of Frank Flynn (in their time), Grandma CeCe overheard it and mentions of a Dr. Frank Flynn. Alex asked if she heard of him, she tells them that she will never forget him. She reveals that he was the doctor who saved Mr. Jenkins' life years ago. She tells Jamal and his friends that when Mr. Jenkins was born, he had a tiny hole in his heart and by the time he was four-years-old, he became so sick, his parents fear they were going to loose him. Because he was so little, doctors couldn't operate on him. Jamal's grandparents were so worried that their son was going to die. However, Dr. Frank Flynn, was the head of surgery at Brooklyn Children's hospital. And he had been experiencing new surgery techniques, and he convinced the Jenkins to let him operate on their son and he survived. Everyday, CeCe was thankful for Dr. Flynn for saving her son's life. She asked on why they wanted to know about it, but she changed her mind because of their stuttering. She invites the kids to stick around and decorate the house to prepare for Mr. Jenkins' homecoming.

As she leaves the living room to bake a cake, Jamal finds the story all too weird. This makes the team realize by what Ghostwriter said about helping Frank will save the team. If Frank didn't grow up to be a doctor, Mr. Jenkins would have died when he was four years old, meaning that Jamal would have never been born and that Lenni, Alex, Gaby, and Tina would have never met Ghostwriter and there would have been no Ghostwriter team. But as usual, Gaby doesn't get it. But, now the team had to rescue them since he saved the team. They wonder how do they begin to look. Gaby said that Grandma Cece mentioned that Frank worked at Brooklyn Children's Hospital and believed that if they find him, he can tell them whatever happened to Ghostwriter and help them get him back. Both Alex and Gaby volunteer to go to the hospital to invite him to the Jenkins' house.

At the party, Jamal is happy that his father is home and feeling better. Mr. Jenkins thought his mother would be writing an obituary. Tina is confused on what an obituary is. Mr. Jenkins tell her that an obituary is a notice people place in the newspaper when somebody dies, and tells readers about the life of the deceased person and the family members that were left behind. CeCe asks if her son should lie down, but he insists that he is feeling great and is feeling hungry to eat his whole Homecoming cake. As everyone laughed, Alex and Gaby return to Jamal's place and he tells them that his father is feeling great. Although that was great to hear, Alex and Gaby tell Jamal, Lenni, and Tina that the adult Frank died May 1st 1992. This shocks Jamal and the others, since they left like they wrote to him and he was a kid like them. Alex said that he was a kid... in 1928. Jamal is crushed. He wanted to meet Frank and thank him for not only saving his father's life but for saving the team.

Lenni believed that without Frank, they have no way of bringing Ghostwriter back. Jamal thought that Frank had gotten married years later and told his family about Ghostwriter. He also thought that if they get in touch with Frank's family, they can help them find Ghostwriter. But they don't know where to look. Tina suggests that they can read the obituaries in the newspaper, since Mr. Jenkins told them that families are mentioned in obituaries. While Jamal stayed at home, Alex, Lenni, Gaby, and Tina head to the library and the librarian hands them an obituary of Frank Flynn.

Alex reads Frank's obituary, it was revealed that he died at Memorial Hospital in Brooklyn at the age of 76 and was the former head surgeon at Brooklyn Children's Hospital. Born in Ireland and raised in New York, he dedicated his career to helping people who couldn't afford medical care and was an pioneer of heart surgery for children, which was how he he saved Mr. Jenkins when he was four-years-old. It was also revealed that he is survived by his wife, Catherine Canellan Flynn, who is an author. This meant that Frank and Catherine married years after busting Raynard Wilcox. Knowing that Catherine would know about Ghostwriter, the team wondered how they were going to find her. Lenni tells them that Frank's obituary mentioned that Catherine is an author and suggested that they can ask the librarian on how to find her.

They ask the librarian on how to get in touch with an author. She tells them that by contacting the author's publisher and to find a publisher, it is listed in front of their book and the publisher prints the author's books in front and their address is on the next page so they can write to them. When Alex asked about any books written by Catherine Canellan Flynn, the librarian said she does and it was revealed that Catherine has written a lot of wonderful detective stories, due to her fascination with mysteries at a young age. The librarian tells the kids that Catherine does most of her research in the library. When she shows them the woman Gaby bumped into earlier, they learn that she is Catherine Canellan Flynn. They celebrate excitedly, but the librarian tells them to keep their voices down since they are in a library. They cheered quietly.

Gaby, Alex, Lenni and Tina walk over to the table where Mrs. Flynn is. Gaby politely asks her if she remembers her from yesterday, the girl who bumped into her. Lenni excitingly reveals to her that they're the Ghostwriter Team. Alex backs her up saying that they were the one who helped her prove that Frank didn't steal the tea set. Gaby asks her if she can still remember. The woman is just shocked and astounded. She tells them that she remembers Ghostwriter, and that he had friends that sent them messages. Mrs. Flynn is shocked stating that it couldn't possibly be them. Tina confirms to her that it was them. The ones who sent the message about the impostor. Mrs. Flynn is just shocked asking if it was really them. And they all confirm it was them.

Then Mrs. Flynn is once again completely shocked and astounded and even amazed. She cannot believe after all these years, she finally meeting Ghostwriter's friends. Then she is confused as to how they found her, and asks them how. Lenni tells her that that read Frank's obituary in the newspaper. And they found out that two of them of got married. Lenni then sincerely apologizes for finding out that he has since died. Alex says that it felt like he was one of them. Tina comments that he was also a great doctor.

Mrs. Flynn, seems emotional and pleased by the great words they've said about him. She tells them that she and Frank had a great life together, all because of them and Ghostwriter. Alex then tells her they need to know what happened to Ghostwriter. After he sent them the message about Raynard Wilcox. Hearing that name, still makes Mrs. Flynn feel disgusted. Also she states that his very name still sends shivers down her spine.

Then in a flashback to 1928, Mrs. Flynn explains that Raynard Wilcox almost got away. But she and Frank persuaded her father to take them to the warehouse where he was. Then they called the police and watched them as they checked the place out. Dr. Canellan tells him that he must be out of his mind, bringing them down there. Catherine assures him that they've solved the case. So they deserve to see him get caught. Dr. Canellan doubts that he is even in there. Frank assures him that he is in there. And that he just cannot wait to see him get handcuffed. Dr. Canellan tells him to settle down.

Then they see a man holding a big suitcase, running away at full speed. Frank states that he must be Raynard Wilcox. A police officer comes out rubbing his head (Raynard Wilcox must have hit him) then starts blowing the whistle. Then from the corner of an upcoming alleyway, the police officer grabs Raynard Wilcox. But he breaks free and continues running off. Then Catherine complains that he is getting away. Then against Dr. Canellan's wishes, Frank jumps onto Raynard Wilcox's back. This causes the man to eventually fall down.

When Raynard Wilcox falls down, his suitcase pops opens and all the valuables (including the tea set) come falling out. A police officer quickly apprehends and handcuffs him, while Dr. Canellan and Catherine check on Frank. Dr. Canellan proudly tells him that he is a hero. As Raynard Wilcox, is being taken away, he tells Frank that he had no business butting it. And that he will get him for this someday. But Frank just laughs it off and Dr. Canellan rudely tells him off much to their surprise. Dr. Canellan is so happy he hugs and kisses the both of them and they head for home.

Then when they return home, they meet up with Lucy. They happily inform her that Frank was the one who caught the thief and he tackled him right before he could get away. Lucy then apologizes for all the bad things she has done to him. Then he decides to forgive her. Then they make amends and becomes friends. Then Mrs. O'Boyle comes in asking what all the commotion is about. Dr. Canellan tells her that they are celebrating. Because Frank isn't going to the home for wayward boys. He is staying right with his new family where he belongs. Then Dr. Canellan apologizes to him, stating that he is a good and honest boy. So from now on if there are anymore problems, they will solve them as a family.

Then Lucy asks Mrs. Boyle if she is now leaving. Mrs. O'Boyle says that she will be staying. She is going to help make sure Frank continues to behave. Also she makes a joke saying that they still need someone to clean up his coal dust footprints. Frank tries to say it wasn't him, but she tells him not to get started. Then Dr. Canellan reveals Frank is telling the truth, because it was footprint not Frank's. He went into the coal cellar with his shoes on. Then Mrs. O'Boyle jokingly says that she will need to keep an eye on the both of them. Then she heads upstairs.

Then back to the present, Mrs. Flynn says that it was the beginnings of the best times of her life. Lenni then reveals to her, that if Frank didn't grow up to be a doctor, then their friend Jamal's father wouldn't be alive today. Lenni explains to her that Frank was the doctor who operated on his heart and saved his life as a boy. Mrs. Flynn now understands. Alex then reveals that if Jamal had never been born, then they never would have met Ghostwriter. Gaby is concerned asking where he is. Mrs. Flynn asks too, because she would just love to see him again.

They tell her that they don't know where he is, because he disappeared after he sent her the last message. Lenni reveals this is also the reason they were trying to find her. To see if she knew whatever happened to him. Mrs. Flynn reveals that she doesn't know. She and Frank kept trying to write to him but he never answered again. So eventually they assumed he just went back to 1993. Then much to her amusing surprise, it is the year 1993!

Mrs. Flynn says she will never forget the time, that Ghostwriter first popped out of Frank's diary. She says she was so frightened, and Gaby wishes they had the diary now. Alex asks her why, she says because it was the way he traveled to 1928 in the first place. So perhaps that was the same way he tried to return to 1993. They ask her if she still has his old diary. She says she hasn't seen it since she was their age. But it might still but in his secret hiding place. She reveals the hiding place, is behind a loose brick in the wall of the basement. The way that is opposite to the staircase. They ask her if she can show them where.

Mrs. Flynn says she can't because she doesn't live in that house anymore. Then they reveal to her that she can, because their friend Jamal now does. She agrees to help save Ghostwriter, because she feels there is nothing she wouldn't do for him. Then in the basement, Jamal and the others are having a hard time finding the loose brick. But she encourages them to keep looking. The Gaby announces she has found it and they all gather round. There is an old newspaper clipping. It is about Catherine and Frank capturing Raynard Wilcox and all the words are back now. This is because, everything worked out they way it was supposed to.

Then Gaby finds an old diary, which Mrs. Flynn confirms it is indeed his old diary. Gaby is scared that opening it might not work. Mrs. Flynn tells her to open it so they will know. Gaby and Mrs. Flynn blows off the dust, then they slowly open it. They Ghostwriter slowly emerges, then he writes in the air in big orange letters "YOU'RE THE GREATEST TEAM OF ALL TIME!!!". Then they all rejoice to find out he's now back. Mrs. Flynn feels so grateful to see him again. Then when she looks at the window, she can see a flashback of her young self and Frank looking inside smiling and laughing. Then she cries tears of joy. Then Gaby gives Mrs. Flynn the old diary as a memento, which pleases her immensely. She thanks her and hugs her. Then Mrs. Flynn and the others all join in for a big Ghostwriter cheer.

  • Although Rob didn't appear in this arc, Ghostwriter still mentioned him to Catherine and Frank when he told them who his friends were. Also it is mentioned that he is in Australia for the summer.