Ghosts Series 5 Thomas Revelation Started in a Series 1 Blooper

Damn your eeeeeeeeeeeyyes!

Mathew Baynton as Thomas Thorne in Ghosts
Photo: BBC/Monumental/Guido Mandozzi

Warning: contains spoilers for Ghosts series 5 episodes 1 & 2.

Until now, you might have called Mat Baynton’s Ghosts character a lot of things (self-obsessed, delusional, a terrible poet…), but Scottish wasn’t among them. Then in series five episode two “Home”, Thomas casually dropped the intel to a pregnant Alison that he was “as Scottish as the bonny heather” and would stand by her and “the wee bairn”, never mind that Mike is – obviously -the wee bairn’s father.

Alison was as nonplussed as the rest of us and unsure as what to make of the revelation. Later in the episode, Thomas embraced his Scottish roots once again by joining Pat’s side in the North v South debate, telling Julian: “Haud yer wheesht, I’m as Scottish as shortbread in a tartan tin, sir!”

So what was going on? Had all those centuries of unrequited love simply dicked Thomas in the nob, or was he telling the truth about being a child of bonny Scotland?


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