Adam Scott as Max, Craig Robinson as Leroy
Leroy (Craig Robinson) and Max (Adam Scott) must save Jermaine (Ethan Drake Davis) after he gets infected with a zombie-esque virus by a demon cat in Season 1, episode 2 of “Ghosted.” Fox/Kevin Estrada

Leroy’s old LAPD partner’s son, Jermaine, gets turned into a zombie while in his care in this week’s episode of “Ghosted.”

In a sneak peek from Season 1, episode 2 of the Fox series, new Bureau Underground agents Leroy (Craig Robinson) and Max (Adam Scott) are about to drop Jermaine (Ethan Drake Davis) off a Halloween party when duo receive orders from the bureau’s headquarters. Leroy and Max stop by a warehouse to check whether there’s any paranormal activity going on in the area. Like a strict parent, Leroy tells Jermaine to stay in the car, much to the kid’s disappointment.

“Come on, man. I’m gonna be late to the party,” Jermaine tells Leroy.

Max tries to ease Jermaine’s frustration by telling him that they just need five minutes to survey the area.

When they’re on their own, Leroy confronts Max about how he’s seemingly contradicting the way he deals with Jermaine. “Look I’m trying to help you, okay?” Max explains. “Right now Jermaine sees you as the lame guy who’s trying to ruin his life. We need to rehab this image. if you wanna win the kid over, you treat him as your equal. That’s what my mom did. We’re still best friends. She’s the best man at my wedding.”

After finding nothing paranormal in the warehouse, the pair head back to Jermaine and find him outside the car. When Leroy asks what he’s doing outside the car, the kid in Dracula costume says that he’s just checking out a “cool cat” underneath the dumpster. “Can I rescue him?” Jermaine asks.

While Max tries to make his point that rescuing the cat is a bad idea, the cat — unbeknown to the two adults — bites Jermaine’s hand, prompting him to change his mind about adopting it. Shortly after hitting the road again, Jermaine’s eyes suddenly turn yellow, and the kid destroys the car’s door and runs away.

In a recent interview with TV Insider, executive producer Tom Gormican said that Leroy and Max’s mission in the episode is “to make sure they get this infected zombie kid back to his mother before she figures out.”

Elsewhere in the episode, as revealed in the synopsis for the installment, LaFrey (Ally Walker), Amber (Stevens West) and Barry (Adeel Akhtar) have a busy Halloween night as they deal with several paranormal activities at the Bureau Underground.

“Ghosted” Season 1, episode 2, titled “Bee-Mo,” airs on Sunday, Oct. 8 at 8:30 p.m. EDT on Fox. Watch the sneak peek from the episode below: