The possession of Michael goes unnoticed by the victim who runs to the roof thinking the ghost must have bypassed him, but he runs into Woody and Marty on the way. After quickly determining his possession by his glow on the ecto goggles the group does the sensible thing and calls corporate.
It is not within corporate’s regular business hours so the group has wait to get any info. Possesed or not Michael makes some door to door sales (the ghost managing to control him enough to let out a few horrified screams in Chinese), and Woody does call corporate (and any clients he has to inform them of delays) once they’ve opened the next day. Marty suggests they just zip-zap Mike with their science lasso but corporate advises against that. Corporate promises to send out an exorcist in the next few days as well as an auditor when Woody asks to be reimbursed for some of the damages. In the meantime after asking about the ghost that possessed poor Mr. Packett, they determine that it’s safe to leave him unrestrained, but recommend against using him for field work. Louis himself then tells them they have some bad news and they’re sending them something in the mail about it.
Marty spends some of the waiting time doing any homework he can and why he’s received a letter about one of his tows from the police department. It informed him the tow was not lawful, but Marty has pictures that say otherwise. Marty is pissed, and does some checking but doesn’t find much.
The auditor shows up before the exorcist, but about an hour after the range of time corporate said he’d arrive. He checks the building and only find a little bit of damage. He advises on some cleanup procedures, and while not reimbursing them anything for the ghost attack as the bathroom damage was caused by the GB firing their proton packs, he does promise the company will replace a stall door that was just never installed. The company also promises to halt any merchandise restocking until further notice.
Father Gregory Oseirus comes a knocking at the Spokane HQ to do his excorsism. He asks about what the know about the ghost, and when answered about it, blasphemes god’s name,
“GOD DAMN IT! I thought they said he was Celtic. I’ve got the wrong book. I’ll be back.”
After it all gets sorted out, they take Michael into the parking lot. They are advised to place him away from anything flammable. Woody and Marty have been advised they’ll need their proton packs once the ghost has been cut from Michael’s body. They train their weapons just above the victim. Gregory begins chanting in Chinese. Dark clouds form over Mike’s head. His feet… no… his shoes are getting hot. They’re vibrating. The chanting continues. Mike’s feet are burning. Mike tries to take off his shoes. The ground is shaking. Packett’s shoes fly off his feet, land 10 feet away and burst into flames, leaving Michael to fall to the ground. There is a test of wills and a smell of burning plastic. A car alarm starts going off. The specter is pulled from Mike’s body. They can see it now. A white jumpsuit and cap adorned Chinese man. Marty and Woody do not hesitate. They fire proton streams with all the skill of a poorly trained Ghostbuster, plus all the skill of a Army sniper, plus all the skill of Annie Oakley.
The ghost, now spraying ectoplasm in all directions which only the priest fails to avoid, didn’t have a chance. The capture went as smoothly as you’d expect from GHOSTBUSTER ARMY SNIPER ANNIE OAKLEY (Who was not actually involved).
So with the Father covered in goo, and a car alarm wailing into the night they check on Mike’s shoes after telling the priest he could use their shower and him blaspheming about the slime. The shoes are… more colorful. Primary red, blue, and yellow. They’ve gone full plastic, with an unhappy face embedded on the bottom of the soles. They decide to handle these gingerly, but put them in one of their merchandise displays as a trophy.
They receive the package Louis sent. A video. They pop it in to find an introduction by Louis and the GBI legal team.
They are then shown a commercial that has apparently been airing in their area on public access at about 3 am. It’s for the Spook Stoppers. They claim to do a Ghostbuster’s job only with much less of that pesky property damage and publicity. Their commercial features clips of destructive acts performed by various Ghostbusters franchises, including one from the Spokane GB themselves. The commercial concludes and Louis begins to assure the Spokane crew that the legal team is on the case, but is cut off by an unnamed lawyer who shouts that they’ll be suing the crap out of the Spook Stoppers.
End Session 6.