August 22, 1999
Charlotte, North Carolina
Peter Smithe (Father)
|Behind the Scenes|
Josh is a boy who seems to keep his feelings bottled up inside. He's been having a hard time dealing with his parents divorce. This is his first time on a plane, and he's really nervous. Josh is unwillingly visiting his father who wants him to bond and meet his new girlfriend. He tries to focus on one thing, like his dad told him to do.
Josh is the first one to realize that the Grim Reaper is on the plane and that Vincent, the man sitting next to him is an invisible ghost (who was unaware of that at first). Josh realizes that he and Vincent are alike in a way due to both of them having similar social issues and later helps him move on, by telling him that he would leave the world saving a plane full of passengers.
Josh realized that the Grim Reaper wanted him to help Vincent. Josh later tells the Reaper "Later" and she says "Without a doubt."
- Many people believe that the Reaper saying without a doubt could mean he will have a short life, and he'll die soon. Although this can also be interpretated that since death is inevitable, it is equally as possible that he will die at any point, weather it is in his youth or his adult life.