Ghost Whisperer

Season 1 Episode 7

Hope and Mercy

Aired Friday 8:00 PM Nov 04, 2005 on CBS



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • Melinda: Brad, you should read her note. I found it in her charts.
      Brad: I can't. You read it.
      Melinda (reading the note): Brad, I know you feel like this is your fault, but I want you to know that I don't blame you. You've always taken better care of me than I have myself from the day I first laid...
      (Overlapping voice of Melinda and Hope.)
      Melinda and Hope: ...eyes on you in detention and that hasn't changed today...
      (Completely fades into Hopes voice.)
      Hope: I've never felt more in love with you then when I watched you all worried and sweaty and care worn running beside the gurney when they wheeled me in here. So please... please don't wallow. Oh, and if I'm not awake when you get back, don't forget to feed Daisy and walk her. See you tomorrow. I love you.
      Melinda: Hope.
      Brad: Wow, I guess we're even.
      (Brad gets up and leaves)
      Hope: Thank you.
      (Then Hope gets up and walks off with Brad until she fades into the light)

    • Melinda (to Nurse Derek Lee): I'm asking you to have a little empathy for someone whose wife died. In your care.

    • Andrea: Oh God, I can't believe a guy that cute is a crook.

    • Melinda: I learned a long time ago, never question the cosmic law of French toast.
      Jim: The what?

    • Hope: Yeah, there's a lot of us here.

    • Hope: My husband helped yours now you have to help him, please, I'm desperate.

    • Nurse Derek Lee (about Dr. Devine): He's respected and beloved, he's damn near untouchable.

    • Andrea: Seven bucks? Fate is cheap!

    • Melinda: I represent a former patient of yours.
      Nurse Derek Lee: Former as in discharge?
      Melinda: Former as in dearly departed.

    • Brad: How about you get on with my life? I'll take yours any day.

    • Melinda: I don't have to love you. I want to. I choose to.

    • Nurse Derek Lee (about the morgue): They say this place is haunted.
      Melinda: I've got news for you, they're right.

    • Jim: Are we the puppet masters or are we just the puppets?

    • Jim (talking about the accident): This happened to me for a reason. Now a person is dead. What kind of reason is that?

    • Jim (to Melinda): Do you believe in fate? Or do you believe we've some kind of control over our destiny?

    • Melinda: I'm happy it's not you I'm helping.
      Jim: Me too.

    • Jim: Where were you?
      Melinda: Oh...I um...
      Jim: I know... I figured in the hospital... You must be in hog heaven.
      Melinda: Sometimes it's not all it's cracked up to be.

    • Andrea (referring to Jim to Melinda): Sexy, sensitive and indestructable. I've got to get me a man like that.

    • Hope: Nobody can see me except you. Why?
      Melinda: It's a gift I have. Can I just tell you, you're a little pushy.
      Hope: If you were in my position you would be too. Don't you think?

    • Jim: Am I dead?
      Melinda: No.
      Jim: I never know with you.

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • Ectopic Pregnancy

      An ectopic pregnancy is a complication of pregnancy in which the fertilized ovum is implanted in any tissue other than the uterine wall. Most ectopic pregnancies occur in the Fallopian tube, but implantation can also occur in the cervix, ovaries, and abdomen.

    • Wallower

      A wallower is someone who devotes themselves entirely into something.

    • Cat Scan

      Is a method of combining images from multiple x-rays under the control of a computer to produce cross-sectional or three-dimensional pictures of the internal organs, which can be used to identify abnormalitiesin the body.

    • Dementia

      Is the loss of intellectual functions such as thinking, remembering, and reasoning of sufficient severity to interfere with a person's daily functioning. Symptoms may also include changes in personality, mood, and behavior.

    • Fallopian Tube

      Is a part of the female reproductive tract. There are two long slender fallopian tubes through which eggs pass from the ovaries to the uterus.

    • Hope is the name of the ghost Melinda helps. Hence, the Hope part of Hope and Mercy. Mercy was the name of the Hospital in which it happened; hence the Mercy part of the title.