Ghost Whisperer

Season 5 Episode 8

Dead Listing

Aired Friday 8:00 PM Nov 13, 2009 on CBS
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Episode Summary

When a ghost leads Melinda to his own body, Melinda sees herself involved in a murder mystery by a real estate power couple.

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  • Good, old Ghost Whisperer

    This time they decided to take a break from the shinies/shadows plot and turn back to original concept of Ghost Whisperer. For me it was a bit like seeing season one/two again. A good and refreshing idea. It was also nice to have Greg Germann in the show. This time there was more screen time for Delia than for Eli, which is good. I like Jamie, but we have seen more than enough of him in the recent episodes. And it is always good to see Delia, whose reaction to "ghost in a room" never fails to be funny. So Aiden will be dealing with a ghost next week? I can't wait to see it:)moreless
  • Solid episode.

    For a show called Ghost Whisperer you would think things would be a bit scarier on a regular basis, but that would be an incorrect assumption. However, I was a little freaked out by the ending and am actually looking forward to seeing how this Ayden thing plays out. For the most part this has been a bit disappointing, but I'll commend GW for throwing a surprise out at us, now let's just hope they don't mess things up.

    Gregg Germann gave a good guest appearance tonight, and I'd like to see more light-hearted appearances like this. Every week we don't need to see some relative bawling uncontrollably, it's just depressing to watch, so seeing a ghost actually make jokes was a nice change.

    Good episode of Ghost Whisperer tonight.moreless
Greg Germann

Greg Germann

Kirk Jansen

Guest Star

Perrey Reeves

Perrey Reeves

Rita Jansen

Guest Star

Ion Overman

Ion Overman

Det. Sam Blair

Guest Star

Connor Gibbs

Connor Gibbs

Aiden Lucas

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • Goof: When Rita was in the bath and live shrimp started swimming towards her, the shrimp were grey in the bath; but when she picked one up still wriggling, it was orange. Besides the sudden change in color from the water to her hand, live/raw shrimp are generally not bright orange-they are usually grey (some species may be pale translucent orange)-cooked shrimp appear orange.

  • QUOTES (5)

    • Det. Blair: Why is it everywhere you go, you seem to keep finding bodies?
      Eli: Because people keep dying.

    • (Melinda and Kirk watching Rita crying)
      Melinda: Look, I know how hard it is to watch someone you love grieve like this. You know, we can help you talk to her if you want before you go into the light.
      Kirk: Oh, uh-uh. No, no, no. I'm not going anywhere.
      Melinda: Well, you need to let go and let your wife mourn you.
      Kirk: Rita, mourn? Don't count on it. Those tears are an act. That bitch killed me.

    • Eli: Didn't we have a rule where we let the police figure out who-dunnits when they can?
      Melinda: Yeah, but if we're gonna cross this ghost over, we need to figure out the why-dunnit, for lack of a better word.

    • Rita: (to Delia) I'm gonna give you some free advice. Date anyone. Just have fun. Only, don't get caught up in something that could...that could destroy you.'s not all it's cracked up to be.

    • Kirk: I-- I always thought the bakery was a...dream. Something that we made up.
      Rita: It was. But isn't everything until you decide to make it real?

  • NOTES (3)


    • The theme of this episode is a thinly disguised reference to the 1989 movie, The War of the Roses starring Michael Douglas and Kathleen Turner. The two play Oliver and Barbara Rose, a wealthy couple whose "perfect" marriage disintegrates leading them to destroy each other's possessions including their divided mansion eventually leading to their accidental deaths as they are on the brink of reconciliation.