Ghost Whisperer Episodes

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Ghost Whisperer Episode: "Unhappy Medium"

Season 3, Episode 7
Episode Synopsis: A man who claims to be a medium is working a case involving a missing socialite, but Melinda is suspicious of him and decides to look into the disappearance herself. Casey Edgars: Orlando Jones. Syndey Drake: Austin Highsmith.
Original Air Date: Nov 9, 2007
Guest Cast Austin Highsmith: Syndey Drake Robert Buckley: Brandon Bishop Orlando Jones: Casey Edgars Mary-Margaret Humes: Susan Drake
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Season 3, Episode 7
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Aired: 11/9/2007
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"Unhappy Medium" Season 3, Episode 7

An Unlikely Alliance This episode made me cry. Like a baby. I think it's because I found the partnership between Melinda and Casey to be as touching in the end as the actual crossing over. The storyline of having somebody "with a gift" move in on Mel's turf was interesting enough, but then when Jim gave Melinda advice on embracing the "competition" rather than fighting him... well, that made the plot take the high ground, and I was genuinely moved by how their dynamic evolved from that point on through to the end. I think I cried more from how Mel and Casey delivered the "tag-team crossover" in the end than from the actual crossing over... excellent acting between J. Love and Orlando Jones. Orlando! Applause to Orlando Jones for doing an amazing job as Casey the wonder guru. It was very smart for the writers to keep that character from venturing into comedic territory à la Payne. Orlando did a fantastic job playing the part. Something that many people may not know is that good comedy is way harder to pull off (as an actor) than good drama. Usually, if an actor is excellent at comedy, he or she can kick butt on the screen in dramatic roles. Orlando proved this to be true, and I really enjoyed his performance. Twists and Turns Abound I also found this week's ghost story to be very interesting and effective. Once the sister started telling Melinda about the addiction problems, I knew immediately that the death happened accidentally during an intervention. However, until the moment she started telling Mel the story, I honestly had no idea the mystery would turn in that direction. The story went from a potentially predictable jealous-sister storyline into a tragic story about a sister's love and protection. When the ghost said the line about the frog and the princess, I started weeping like a little girl. Nice job, GW writers! Jim's Two Sense Once again, Jim played a very, very important role in the crossing over, and I love that. He's starting to assert himself to Melinda a little more each week, giving her excellent advice that actually means something profound, and helps her with her gift. He's always been supportive and helpful, but it's starting to feel different lately... he isn't just listening and empathizing, he's listening, empathizing and giving a voice to what he feels Mel should know, or what she needs as she's figuring things out. Turns out, when he voices how he feels, he helps Mel on the journey in a big, big way. I like this, and I hope the writers continue in that direction with Jim... I think this whole wanting to be a doctor thing suits him! Our Fair Delia Several of you have commented lately that Delia's been looking particularly beautiful, and I agree! I love it when they make her hair wavy... it gives her a soft look, and her wardrobe has been kicking butt, too! Dare I say, Mel could take a few pointers from her in the wardrobe department at times? I also enjoy that Delia's been a bit more vocal with Melinda, and even though she's a skeptic, she doesn't get all flinchy anymore when Mel needs to talk things out about the ghosts. One of you mentioned last week that the darkness seems to be bringing the key characters closer together, and I agree... it's like... almost losing Melinda made them all stop tiptoeing around her and giving her so much distance, she almost dies every week. I.O.U. OK, I owe you guys a post from two weeks ago, so here it goes. Episode recap: "Weight of What Was" What a Set! My biggest comment on this episode is that I wanted to live... or at least... go camping in that underground set! Oh. My. Goth. Gorgeous, gorgeous set! I thought it was a bit extreme for Melinda to go into the tunnels alone, and found myself shaking my head at how stupid she was for doing that, but... she's Mel, and she does that stuff from time to time. It was very cool to see Jim, Delia and Payne all team up to help her. I'd love to see that happen more often. Mel, Meet... Fred I love it that they cast Amy "Fred" Acker from Angel as Mel's... what was it? Great-great grandmother? Great-great-great grandmother? OK, as Tessa, because "Fred" has always reminded me of Jennifer Love Hewitt back in her Party of Five days... the two actresses even look a little bit alike, so that was excellent casting. All Hallow's Episode The Salem-witch-hunt parallels in Tessa's story, and in Grandview's history, was really cool and very creepy. I found it to be a great episode around Halloween time, without it being an overt "this is our Halloween episode" story. So... I'd heard it mentioned in this week's episode or last that Grandview's on the East Coast... did you all hear that, too? The Family Units Gabriel and Dad. Y'know... when they talked to each other in the end, they insinuated that Gabriel truly is Mel's brother, but... I still feel like things aren't quite what they seem. Am I just in denial? It seems too predictable for Gabriel to be her brother. How did you like his facial hair? What do you think of ol' dad? Evil, or are the writers misleading us? Big mystery there, and I'm sure we'll see more of them sooner rather than later. OK, your turn!! show less
An Unlikely AllianceThis episode made me cry. Like a baby. I think it's because I found the partnership between Melinda and Casey to be as touching in the end as the actual crossing over. The storyline of having somebody "with a gift" move in on Mel's turf was interesting enough, but then when Jim gave Melinda advice on embracing the "competition" rather than fighting him... well, that made the plot take the high ground, and I was genuinely moved by how their dynamic evolved from that point on through to the end. I think I cried more from how Mel and Casey delivered the "tag-team crossover" in the end than from the actual crossing over... excellent acting between J. Love and Orlando Jones.Orlando!Applause to Orlando Jones for doing an amazing job as Casey the wonder guru. It was very smart for the writers to keep that character from venturing into comedic territory à la Payne. Orlando did a fantastic job playing the part. Something that many people may not know is that good com... read more

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Premiered: September 23, 2005, on CBS
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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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