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Ghost Whisperer Episode: "Don't Try This at Home"

Season 3, Episode 2
Episode Synopsis: When a college student falls into a fright-induced coma, Melinda (Jennifer Love Hewitt) recognizes similarities to the “Bloody Mary” urban legend and begins to look for answers. Allison: Courtnee Draper. Rachel Fordham: Mae Whitman.
Original Air Date: Oct 5, 2007
Guest Cast Autumn Reeser: Sloane Alexander Mae Whitman: Rachel Fordham Stephanie Erb: Lisa Fordham Katy Boyer: Eliza Mumford Robert Garrova: Emo Boy Kris Lemche: Scott the Ghost Max Hoffman: Brian Afemo Omilami: Archivist Rob Elk: Dr. Horace Mumford Courtnee Draper: Allison Kevin Kilner: Bill Fordham Camille Chen: Jenna
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"Don't Try This at Home" Season 3, Episode 2

Bloody Mary [ Spin], bloody Mary [ Spin], bloody Mary [ Spin]. Did you ever play that game? I did several times at grade-school slumber parties, and here's the secret: the reason "Bloody Mary" pops out at you in the mirror is... you're so dizzy after spinning around three times, you wind up seeing your reflection "behind" you. But do not try this at home! Actually, at the start of the episode, when the first "victim" landed herself in the hospital, I thought, "It's kind of what's supposed to happen when you play that Bloody Mary game in the mirror!" Was I right, or was I right? After a pretty eventful season premiere, I don't have much to say about this episode, and not because it was bad. It just didn't really connect any dots about the big "Grandview secret" or all of the other unanswered questions. But that's OK, I'm sure we'll get a few episodes of the "semi-serialized" variety for a few weeks, and then the dots will start lining up during November sweeps. It just seems to work that way, eh? But what bugged me about tonight's episode: 1) Still not enough Jim and Delia for me. They seem to be focusing mostly on Payne, and as much as I love that character, I hope they don't focus on him so much that it ruins a good Payne. It wouldn't be the fault of Jay Mohr's, but of the writers. We all love Jim, so why blow him off? Most of us love Delia, so why blow those characters off to show more scenes with Payne? It's just not necessary for the betterment of the show. 2) Did the whole "Bloody Mary on the Internet" thing make you feel like somebody in the boardroom said, "This is what the kids are doing these days, let's write that"? I found it a bit forced, and not very necessary as a way for us to get to know the circle of friends affected by Rachel's ghost. What I liked about this episode: 1) Autumn Reeser! Hey ya, Autumn, Michael Ausiello isn't your only TV Guide blogger fan, OK?! If you all don't know who I'm talking about, you missed out on the best O.C. season ever (well, it was about as good as Season 2). Unfortunately, it was the last season. [ Single tear] Autumn, as the character Taylor, turned out to be one of my favorite characters on The O.C. and I was really sad the show got canceled, because (sorry, Mischa), once mopey Marissa left the series and they brought Taylor into the group of four, the show really found its groove again. I think they could have done at least one more season but... oh well. (Autumn played the character of Sloan tonight.) Now then, back to Ghost Whisperer. 2) This one had a nice, creepy vibe, but again, not too creepy. I would be surprised about the increase in blood (and fingernails), but c'mon, this episode revolved around Bloody Mary, so I don't think they're suddenly trying to get all CSI on us or anything. What was done right about the way this ghost was impacting the students was that it felt a little bit like The Ring, in which word got around about "the ghost," so everyone was daring each other to try that (urban)-legend thing that could potentially kill ya. That's actually pretty realistic... at least, realistic enough that I tried it with my friends back in the day.... 3) Finally, what I liked about the episode is that it said to me, "Halloween is right around the corner!" And I love me some Halloween. Your thoughts on tonight's episode? I'm not commenting on the cleavage, because it never really fits into what bugs me or what's fun about the episodes.... It sort of sits somewhere... in between. show less
Bloody Mary [Spin], bloody Mary [Spin], bloody Mary [Spin]. Did you ever play that game? I did several times at grade-school slumber parties, and here's the secret: the reason "Bloody Mary" pops out at you in the mirror is... you're so dizzy after spinning around three times, you wind up seeing your reflection "behind" you. But do not try this at home!Actually, at the start of the episode, when the first "victim" landed herself in the hospital, I thought, "It's kind of what's supposed to happen when you play that Bloody Mary game in the mirror!" Was I right, or was I right? After a pretty eventful season premiere, I don't have much to say about this episode, and not because it was bad. It just didn't really connect any dots about the big "Grandview secret" or all of the other unanswered questions. But that's OK, I'm sure we'll get a few episodes of the "semi-serialized" variety for a few weeks, and then the dots will start lining up during November sweeps. It just seems to work that... read more

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Premiered: September 23, 2005, on CBS
Rating: TV-PG
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