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Ghost Whisperer Episode: "Dead to Rights"

Season 2, Episode 12
Episode Synopsis: Melinda receives odd spirit signals that cause her to feel trapped and bound, but there is no ghost to be seen. Her usual low-key sleuthing methods come up empty, but she speeds up her investigation when a strange message appears---written on Jim's back.
Original Air Date: Jan 5, 2007
Guest Cast Barry Sigismondi: Guard Monica McSwain: Violet Overn Marguerite Moreau: Lisa Bristow Mimi Kuzyk: Janet Bristow William Russ: Bill Bristow Brad Rowe: Hugh Bristow
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Season 2, Episode 12
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Aired: 1/5/2007
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January 5, 2007: My Ghost Whisperer Is Back! Season 2, Episode 12

Ahhhh, yes. Red eyes and a tear-streaked face feels so good after meandering through a couple of consecutive "dry" Ghost Whisperer eps over the holidays. I can't help it. I like to cry during this show, because it's quite cathartic. Whenever I watch an episode that doesn't make me cry even a little, I feel rooked. But I'm a classic romantic. A certified sap. And I make no apologies for being a horror nerd that also enjoys a little tenderness in my shows here and there. With Ghost Whisperer, I get just enough dark and creepy with just enough tears shed *to keep me in touch with my inner sentimentalist. *I draw the line with my music collection. Not a single Celine Dion or Air Supply CD in the bunch, I swear. Would the soundtrack to Pretty in Pink be considered a sappy CD to own? A Ghost Whisperer's Best Friend "OK, Bob, you lead." Tsk, tsk, Miz Gordon. The Dog Whisperer could teach you a thing or two about "calm, assertive energy!" Well, you've never claimed to be a dog whisperer (at least, not to earth-bound canines), and you're really darn good at your job, so I'll give you the benefit of the doubt. And I wouldn't mind seeing Bob in every episode! My heart melts for golden retrievers. Speaking of Being Good at Her Job... I was thinking during this episode how even the coldest, most hostile people tend to instantly trust Melinda, and asking myself if this was even remotely realistic. I've concluded that Jennifer Love Hewitt is so well-cast for this role, it is believable to me, at least as believable as this show can get, knowing it is fiction. She's just got that easy-breezy demeanor and face that says, "You can talk to me about anything." I bet she's really fun to work with professionally, too. Bonding with Delia and Ned Oh wow, that scene between Delia and Ned started this episode's bawling for me. And without getting too detailed, I want to comment on how well-written this scene was. I've recently dealt with a difficult loss, and I'm still not quite recovered.... And everything, I mean everything, that Delia explained to Ned about the emotions of the grief process was so spot-on. It was almost as if she was imparting this much-needed wisdom to me, and I appreciated that scene so very much. And, as usual, I cannot say enough about Camryn Manheim's talent. I love any scene in Ghost Whisperer in which Delia truly gets a chance to contribute something important to the scene or to the characters around her. Speaking of Great Supporting Characters Professor Payne. Such a scene stealer, that Jay Mohr. Sometimes, the way he looks at Melinda makes me melt. His eyes and his face and his effortlessness as an actor are wonderful to watch. I enjoy him every chance we get to see him. "You've actually managed to make the hairs on the back of my neck stand up. Wanna feel?" Classic Payne. So adorable. However, I hate it that he had to be the bearer of bad news... the news we've all been dreading: The loss of a loved one?! Say it isn't so! Please, please, let this be misdirection. We love our Jim. I happen to know that many people will abandon this show if they lose their (and our) beloved Jim. NOW I am worried about Jim. Strange Series Serendipity This has happened twice now with Ghost Whisperer and my other TV-Show-Blog, Masters of Horror - a week where the themes are so absolutely parallel, it feels paranormal! The week in which Ghost Whisperer dealt with "subsonic" sounds and ghosts communicating through music was the same week that Masters of Horror aired an episode called Sounds Like, and each was a great counterpart to the other show. So guess what this week's Masters of Horror episode title is? The Right to Die. Um-hm. Weird, isn't it? In Masters of Horror, the same thing happened whenever the character on life-support flatlined. She wound wind up leaving her body and haunting people [and then some]; then once the hospital "zapped" her back, she'd re-enter her body again. MoH didn't take the astral projection angle, but the two stories were eerily similar. Of course, Ghost Whisperer was the kinder, gentler side of the paranormal spectrum. (See? This is the balance of which I speak!) So... The Right to Die? Obviously, this episode dealt with a huge and admittedly unpleasant, yet extremely important, issue. This isn't a soap-boxy type of platform, but good TV and good movies make viewers think, so this is what I've got to say. Even though I don't really make New Year's resolutions, this will be the year when I finally draft up a living will. It's really something that even at my young age, I know I should do. Because let's face it: Peace of mind is a priceless gift to myself, and knowing my wishes is a priceless gift to my loved ones. And how amazing was that scene between Melinda and Jim when they discussed this issue? Wow. See? Jim CANNOT DIE! I swear, I'm going to end up with a fingernail-chewing habit from all of this worrying-about-Jim business. *sigh* show less
Ahhhh, yes. Red eyes and a tear-streaked face feels so good after meandering through a couple of consecutive "dry" Ghost Whisperer eps over the holidays. I can't help it. I like to cry during this show, because it's quite cathartic. Whenever I watch an episode that doesn't make me cry even a little, I feel rooked. But I'm a classic romantic. A certified sap. And I make no apologies for being a horror nerd that also enjoys a little tenderness in my shows here and there. With Ghost Whisperer, I get just enough dark and creepy with just enough tears shed *to keep me in touch with my inner sentimentalist. *I draw the line with my music collection. Not a single Celine Dion or Air Supply CD in the bunch, I swear. Would the soundtrack to Pretty in Pink be considered a sappy CD to own? A Ghost Whisperer's Best Friend"OK, Bob, you lead." Tsk, tsk, Miz Gordon. The Dog Whisperer could teach you a thing or two about "calm, assertive energy!" Well, you've never claimed to be a dog whisperer (at ... 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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