Commander in Chief
Ghost Whisperer So the previews made this episode look totally creepy, with the tattooed guy haunting Melinda and taking over Jim's body. Not really so freaky, just another guy looking for forgiveness and trying to make peace with his life before he moves on into the light. He was only creeping around Melinda and Jim so that she would help him communicate with his family and the parents of the man he may or may not have accidentally killed, depending on whether you think the dead dude was telling the truth or not. But the best parts of the entire episodes were early on with Jim in the shower in that rusty water that looked like blood  totally cool in a horror-movie kind of way. (Hey, what do you want: I had just watched Land of the Dead this two-minute spooky shower sequence had nothing on those smart zombies.) Also loved when Melinda was watching horror movies and yelling at the screen. When she was trying to tell the "bimbo" on-screen what to do, it cracked me up, thinking of the cheesy-scary I Know What You Did Last Summer flicks that Ms.

Love Hewitt did before she started talking to spirits. Also, is it weird that a person who is literally plagued by ghosts is freaked out by predictable horror movies?  Angel Cohn

Numbers
How is it that I get the sneaking suspicion that I might actually be learning some mathematical skills watching this show? Sure, when Charlie and Marshall (played by Roswell alum Colin Hanks, who picked up the lengthy lingo really quickly) were waging their war of the nerds, half the time I didn't understand what they were saying, but these days I've started using terms like "algorithms" and "convergence." Must be the cool way Charlie breaks his tough things down with simple analogies like tonight's comparison to jigsaw puzzles. Actually I'm not the only one who is picking up some of the geek speak. Agents Sinclair and Granger are also starting to understand Charlie's language and even went to him for help with their quest to find a bullet and ended up using calculators and grids to solve their case. That's big progress. Charlie should look at that example the next time he thinks he's wasting his time helping the FBI. Also, quote of the night came when Charlie faced his arch-nemesis Marshall, and the nerds were not only battling over theories, but also over Amita's attention. Charlie told him that Amita was a brilliant mathematical mind and "no matter how hard you try, you are never going to convince her that this [holding up two fingers about an inch apart] is six inches." AC