Ghost Whisperer

Season 3 Episode 13

Home But Not Alone

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Aired Friday 8:00 PM Apr 04, 2008 on CBS
9.1
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Strange happenings surround Ned's new girlfriend and her family. Ned enlists Melinda's help, who believes they may be haunted by their deceased father. Melinda gets to the bottom of it and helps keep the family together.

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  • A fantastic episode and at the same time we can see how good this series is...

    8.5
    This episode was about Ned's girlfiend family who had a secret to hide. Melinda thought that the family was haunted by their father but the story was a bit different then they thought. They lost a lot and they had hid a lot from everyone.



    They have been through a lot and were on the verge of being seperated after there mother passed away.



    They had an aunt which they did not know about and met her after everything was being sorted out.



    Their mum and dad were gone and the aunt was all that they had left. They had a lot to share together and we saw them bond at the end of the episode. Another person gone to the light :) but this time altough she left people behind they had peace as well as they met a family member they did not know about and now they had someone to take care of them.moreless
  • The episodes of this series get better and better every season!!

    9.9
    I absolutely loved this episode. Once you find out that the ghost is the children's mother and not their father, you find that all the mother wanted was for her children to stay together after she was gone. Melinda was able to get the mothers sister into the lives of the children. It was really wonderful to see at the end of the episode that the whole family was laughing and just having a good time remembering their mother. Then the mother was able to finally move on knowing that her children were all safe and in good hands and most importantly, together.moreless
  • As always a great episode with a good storyline. It goes to prove that "fear" can be just as motivating in death as it is in life.

    9.0
    For a while we were kept guessing as to who the ghost was and this was mainly due to the special effects guys easily (well it seems easy from this side) hiding the sex of the ghost. This fact alone kept us guessing as to the identity of the ghost for a while. Then through great writing the storyline was not highly predictable so we were kept guessing just which way it would all eventually go.



    I must admit I thought the morning glories were odd flowering all the time, but I am a keen gardener and to me this did seem out of place. But the two surprise with the flowers was unpredictable. You are looking at some really emotionally tough kids to do that! But if they were "frightened" into it, who knows?



    I really enjoyed this episode and it was just as it was supposed to be. A good way to spend an hour. Keep up the good work team!!!moreless
  • The mother's protective side in action

    9.4
    Ned's first date with Lisa is the start point for this episode.



    This start with a ghost that gets close to Ned when he starts dating Lisa. Stuff start happening and he tells Melinda.



    The interesting part is that the ghost is not who they think. At the process and the organization behind the scenes, the secrets the girls hid. This was all planed so they could be together after their mother passed away and it worked. The ghost was not the father but the mother that died from cancer and that they buried in the backyard. They had a plan to make people believe that their mother was alive and it was working. What a childhood related to a orphanage can make a mother of three do to keep them together after she is gone. It's the protective side of mothers, hey just want the best for her kids and keeping them together is the best.

    At the end they still had family, an aunt. Everything worked out OK.moreless
  • Ned goes on his first date and of course there just happens to be a ghost.

    8.5
    The first think noticed about this new episode was the music in the background. It was Mercy by Duffy (who is a Welsh singer). In this episode Ned goes on his first date. I personally thought that the new Ned was a little too old for a first date, but whatever. Nothing seems to be going right as the "wind" starts to do weird things. We also learn that Lisa's (Ned's date) father has just died. Melinda goes to see Lisa and talk to her about her father. Her sister Amy is also there. Melinda finds out that he was very protective of his children. We also learn that the Mother has "Disappeared". Turns out it was the mother the ghost and she was dead al along. Which I thought from the beginning if I am honest. She was sick and had cancer. She died in the fall, and her daughters buried her in the back garden. Before she died, she taught Amy how to be like her in every way.



    When everyone finds out that their mother is dead the children are put into foster care, but runaway. But the brother (did I mention him? If not sorry), finds a police officer because he is scared of all of the changes that are going on. We find out that the Mother had a secret sister, who she never talked about. This was because their parents had died and her sister could have had custody of her and choice not too. Fast forward to a scene of the Aunt and the children in a bedroom talking about their Mother/Sister and the Aunt takes custody and the mother crosses over. Melinda has tears in her eyes.



    Overall not a bad episode to come back with after the strike, although for me I wanted to see a Melinda and Jim storyline in it more.moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • QUOTES (4)

    • Ned (referring to his mother): If I tell you something, you promise not to tell her?
      Melinda: No, I do not keep secrets from your mom and neither should you.
      Ned: It might be about a ghost.
      Melinda: Oh...maybe your mom doesn't need to know about that.

    • (In front of Lisa's house, waiting for Ned)
      Delia: No, actually I apologized to him. Yeah, he was right. It was just very hard for me to think of him dating.
      Melinda: Is that why you're looking this way? 'Cause you literally can't face the idea of Ned having a girlfriend?
      Delia: No, I'm trying to give them their privacy. This is me...letting go. So what are they doing, are they kissing?
      Melinda: No, she just hit him.
      Delia: Oh thank God.
      Melinda: But it was full of sexual tension.
      (Delia suddenly turns around and...)
      Delia: NED!! Came on let's go, we're late for practice!!!
      (Ned gets scared and Melinda laughs)
      Delia (to Melinda): What? We are.

    • Delia: Lisa where is your Mom?
      Lisa: I've just called her, she should be here any minute.
      Delia (to Lisa outside the police station): Well, I don't know what she is going to do with you but I can tell you Ned is going to pay for his share of the damages. Since both of you were in the back seats, it's kind of hard to tell who is at fault.

    • (Talking about Ned's first date.)
      Delia: I am trying so hard not to be over-protective.
      Melinda: Well, what is there to protect him from? He's on a date.
      Delia: "What's there to protect him from?" Are you kidding? He could get his heart broken, he could catch a disease. And what do I know about this girl, right? She could be into drugs, she could be into self mutilation, she could be into… animal sacrifice!
      Melinda: Animal sacrifice?
      Delia: You know what I mean.
      Melinda: Not really. No.

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