Ghost Whisperer Episodes

2005, TV Show

Ghost Whisperer Episode: "The Underneath"

Season 3, Episode 1
Episode Synopsis: As the third season begins, Melinda searches into her family history and makes the surprising discovery that she has a deeper connection to Grandview than she realized.
Original Air Date: Sep 28, 2007
Guest Cast Afemo Omilami: Archivist (aka Intense Man) Omid Abtahi: Justin Yates Wayne Pere: Doctor Hayes Chris Ufland: Young Town Official Robert Blanche: Ray Billings (aka Ghost) Marina Benedict: Mary Billings Kris Lemche: Scott the Ghost Grace Fulton: Young Melinda Jayma Mays: Jennifer Billings
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Season 3, Episode 1
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Aired: 9/28/2007
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"The Underneath" (Season Premiere) Season 3, Episode 1

I'm not the official TV Guide blogger for Moonlight, but I just wanted to start off tonight's Ghost Whisperer post by saying how much I enjoyed watching both shows back-to-back. Ghost Whisperer + Moonlight = Freaky Friday on CBS, and I think they're a perfect supernatural fit. Now then, on with the show! Welcome to The Underneath? At (last) season's end, I felt that Melinda's return from death would alter her connection to the afterlife, making it more malevolent than she's prepared to deal with. Now, at (this) season's beginning, my initial feelings concerning the crossroads on which Mel stands, is that Grandview is turning into a similar place to Buffy the Vampire Slayer's Hellmouth. Not quite as... Hellmouth-y, but the similarities between "the underneath" getting ready to burst at any time in Grandview, and Sunnydale's Hellmouth hurling all varieties of demons and vampires from underground can't be denied. The difference seems to be that Grandview may be a kinder, gentler wellspring of supernatural underground energy... or will it? Although this episode started the season off in a much darker and more suspenseful place than we're accustomed to, we still experienced a sentimental crossing over in the end, and yes, I did cry. Along with the increase in thrills and chills this season, I think that Ghost Whisperer will manage to keep its feet in the light with heartwarming touches of redemption and closure between the living and the dead, which is good, because that's what makes the show different than a lot of other supernaturally-fueled TV series out there. Don't get me wrong, I definitely like dark. Dark is good... but I've also grown to love Ghost Whisperer's balance with dark and light, and I'm glad the show hasn't lost the light... at least, not yet. On with the questions. Do you think that Gabriel will return? Yep, Gabriel's coming back. Do you think that the guy in the records department may be Mel's brother? (I still don't think Gabriel is her brother). What are your theories and questions on what's in store for the coming season? Cast and Characters This Episode An enthusiastic welcome to Jay Mohr as series regular Professor Payne! I speak for just about all of us when I say that it's great to finally see his name in the permanent cast credits. I could link to about (what?) 98.9% of the blog entries here in which we all comment about how much more we enjoy the show when graced with Mr. Mohr's presence. My favorite Payne quote of this episode: "Wow, you're even haunted in your x-rays... that's hardcore!" Anyone else want to add your favorite Payne moments of the evening? I was surprised that David Hasselhoff didn't play Melinda's father tonight, because we heard his voice and saw his hair in the season finale. However, I really wasn't disappointed, because I adore Martin Donovan, and would enjoy seeing more of him during the season as Melinda continues to connect the dots to the mystery that has become her life. (Or is it her life that's become a mystery)? I think you know what I mean. Another recognizable face is that cute redhead who seems to be getting a lot of TV work these days, Jayma Mays, aka Ugly Betty's Charlie, aka... uh... Charlie from Heroes (seriously!), and soon to be Elsita in Pushing Daisies. Of course, I have to mention the brilliant Anne Archer as Mel's mother Beth, who... turns out, isn't a people person (dead or alive), the way her daughter is. After watching Beth fumble around with her gift, it's evident that Mel's gift transcends relating to ghosts... even though she was always a "freak," she's great with people, and along with her abilities to connect with the dead, connecting with the living is equally as important. Finally, regarding characters and cast this season premiere, I felt that there wasn't enough of Jim and Delia, but when we did see them with Mel, their chemistry and interaction was as effortless and tangible as ever. Isn't it a relief to watch Mel relate to Delia without the big haunted secret? Anyone want to comment on wardrobe and/or cleavage count? The only thing that made my eyes bug out a bit was that frilly nightgown... do real women wear those to bed? Otherwise, my boob-radar wasn't on red alert nearly as often as it has been in past episodes, nor was my "fashion-don't" meter. Jim's shoulders were looking goooood in that tank top, though. Ghosties, it's good to be back. Do you feel like watching more Ghost Whisperer before next Friday? Check out our Ghost Whisperer videos. show less
I'm not the official TV Guide blogger for Moonlight, but I just wanted to start off tonight's Ghost Whisperer post by saying how much I enjoyed watching both shows back-to-back. Ghost Whisperer + Moonlight = Freaky Friday on CBS, and I think they're a perfect supernatural fit. Now then, on with the show!Welcome to The Underneath?At (last) season's end, I felt that Melinda's return from death would alter her connection to the afterlife, making it more malevolent than she's prepared to deal with. Now, at (this) season's beginning, my initial feelings concerning the crossroads on which Mel stands, is that Grandview is turning into a similar place to Buffy the Vampire Slayer's Hellmouth. Not quite as... Hellmouth-y, but the similarities between "the underneath" getting ready to burst at any time in Grandview, and Sunnydale's Hellmouth hurling all varieties of demons and vampires from underground can't be denied. The difference seems to be that Grandview may be a kinder, gentler wellspri... read more

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Premiered: September 23, 2005, on CBS
Rating: TV-PG
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Premise: Newlywed Melinda Gordon tries to help the dead communicate with loved ones, 'but sometimes the messages she receives are intense and confusing.' Most of Melinda's efforts involve resolving conflicts that are preventing the spirits from passing over. The sentimental drama is 'inspired by the work of medium James Van Praagh.'

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