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Ghost Whisperer

Season 3 Episode 11

Slam (a.k.a. Slambook)

Aired Friday 8:00 PM Jan 11, 2008 on CBS
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Episode Summary

Melinda helps Ned at his new high school were there are several different hauntings. In the process Melinda finds that she is investigating the intricate world of gossip and romance within the high school before she uncovers the reasons for the hauntings.

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  • A New Ned!

    The first thing is there is a new Ned. He is much better than the old Ned. He likes a girl whose brother died just a few weeks before. At a basketball game the scoreboard goes nuts and the bleachers retract seemingly all by themselves but Melinda sees the ghost responsible, the brother who had died a couple of weeks before. Melinda figures out quickly that a boy was responsible for the brother's death.

    Meanwhile, Justin who stole all of Melinda's information from Professor Payne's computer shows a email he has recieved concerning her and the ghost she was talking too. He tells her he knows she sees ghosts. He promises to keep it quiet until he calls the favor in. It's quite ominious. Professer Payne gets of Mel's do do list by helping her trace a massive email sent to all the students. It turns out to be the sister of the dead brother. In the end the boy crosses over after setting things straight. The sister, Lucy, who is gay is finally accepted by him. The object of her affections was fairly receptive and things end well.moreless
  • A ghost haunts Ned's new High School

    Strange things begin to happen at Ned's new High School. The basketball score board pin points two people, a girl and a guy who are dating. Suddenly the bleachers begin to collapse almost injuring the girl - - the intended target. Melinda can see the ghost who is doing this. He is young. The young lady at the scoreboard controls is blamed for the mess. It later turns out to be the ghosts sister. The ghost is angry at the two who thinks killed him. In the end the ghost realizes he was killed accidently and he needs to love his sister just the way she is. Melinda solves the case and helps the ghost go toward the light. Good show.moreless
  • not everything is as what it seems...

    Normally I would fall out of the funk of a show that has been off air for quite sometime but this episode really was good. It had just the right amount of everything that makes Ghost Whisperer a great show. One heavily topic that hit Ghostie fans was the "new" Ned. I even before the episode said the Casting people knew exactly who they were going to be casting and I was right. Sanders did a fantastic job in selling that Ned actually hit puberty. After all the last time we saw him was in "The Prophet" so in Ghost Whisperer Verse that's a good 5/6 months.

    Typically, I don't normally enjoy watching the 11th episode of the season because they usually don't flow with the rest. Thankfully the Writers knew exactly what they wanted to do and that was; tie up loose ends left open and move forward with the overall arch. I was pleasantly surprised to see Justin Yates back after his one and only pretty big stint in the premiere. I had just assumed they had dropped the plot all together due to lack of interest but I was wrong. Without Yates, I could see the episode not as being as good as it was, so it was a great time to have brought him back. Along with involvement from Ned.

    Lastly, the ghost of the week. This was one of the most touching ones I have seen in quite sometime. Rather then having the Ghost being the immediate blamer for causing all the trouble, it was shaken up a bit. I especially love the topic handling of finding her yourself in High School and how gender is a issue most teens go through and are scared to out themselves to the public, especially to people at school.

    To end with: another ghost point added to the Mel score board.moreless
  • Good story with surprises in the story line and for the characters. The first surprise that had me wondering if I missed a jump in the time line. Was the introduction of a new actor for Ned. He's bigger, older, and a freshman inmoreless

    Good story with surprises in the story line and for the characters. The first surprise that had me wondering if I missed a jump in the time line. Was the introduction of a new actor for Ned. He's bigger, older, and a freshman in high school. This opens us up to more diverse stories around his character and they started out on that vein with his debut. The story of a slamming insult website and a believed teenage love triangle. The ghost angry at the people who caused his death ends up getting his sister in trouble. By episodes end we find that the sister was the one sending emotional and loving emails to miss popular. The show used this episode as a chance to talk about a current social issue and introduce the new Ned. Good job plus the creepy web blogger is back and blackmailing Melinda which should be fun to see how that turns out and what he wants.moreless
  • great one just the way I like it lol

    There is a new Ned in town!! lol I was strange to see another actor as Ned. And with him comes a new story. This time a young guy is going after a high school couple and they have to find out why. We have Lucy, Thomas (the ghost), Krista and Brad.

    And Delia still doesn't believe in ghost, well it's not that she doesn't believe in them, she just can't get he mind around it.

    I knew that Krista wasn't that bad when Thomas put the bat in her car. She didn't want the bat to get hurt and her look when he was on the floor dead...

    And then Melinda finds the truth about Thomas death, the reason why he had the concussion. It was Brad but things aren't what they seem. That's what I like in this show, you think the reason why things happen is one but it isn't.

    And that camera, the photographer is back. I almost didn't remembered that he had token those docs from Rick's computer. Her secret, her life in someone's hands.

    The plot is much thicker than it seems. Those emails were the answer all along. When they got to the house, I knew it would be Lucy's, she was the key.

    And Delia, so proud of Ned, of his way to see the world.

    Thomas fixed his things, he managed to free Lucy from the troubles at school and he got her together with Krista.

    Lucy is talking to Ned, the three can be great friends.

    And at the end everything ended well, except the Justin part.

    I like the "I got your six", I got your back...moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (8)

    • Ned: Lucy just told the school she did all those hauntings. The scoreboard, the bleachers, the bat in Krista's car, everything.
      Melinda: What? Why would she do that?
      Ned: It's like she's trying to protect Thomas.
      Professor Payne: Thomas is a ghost, what is she protecting him from, purgatory?

    • Professor Payne: Oh come on Melinda what are you afraid of? Everyone you've ever helped they already know you can see ghosts!
      Melinda: I am afraid of people like you. Of becoming a case study so that people can understand things that can't be understood. And while I'm under that microscope, I can't even help the spirits that actually need me.
      Professor Payne: You've really thought this through haven't you?
      Melinda: My whole life.

    • Professor Payne: For you it's old tat, but let's not forget that I'm an academic and you, you're sweet, kind, caring, forgiving Melinda right? Don't I have an obligation it's my job to write down what I observe?
      (Melinda stares angrily)
      Professor Payne: Remember you're sweet, kind, forgiving Melinda.

    • Melinda: Have you ever heard of a slambook?
      Professor Payne: Of course I have. The internet's wonderful contribution to ruining reputations everywhere.

    • Professor Payne: I know a geek who knows a geek.

    • Ned: Hey mom? Be mad at me, ok? Not Melinda. I'm the one that pushed her to help.
      Delia: I'm not mad at anybody. I'm just proud of you. For wanting to help your friend.
      Ned: Lucy? She's not really my friend. She called me "Ted."
      Delia: You see, that's what I mean. You didn't care what anybody might call you, you still stuck your neck out anyway. Your sweet, beautiful neck. I used to kiss it when I put you to bed. That was just a second ago, Ned. And now you're all grown up. I am... so proud of the man that you are becoming.
      (They hug each other)

    • Professor Payne: Guano boy is better than nothing. At least he is not invisible. Hello? Do you guys even hear what I'm saying?
      (And no one answers)

    • (Talking about basketball)
      Melinda: Oh I hope he gets a touchdown!

  • NOTES (4)

    • This episode was nominated for the 2009 GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Individual Episode (In A Series without A Regular LGBT Character).

    • International Air Dates:
      The Netherlands: April 27, 2008 on Net 5
      Denmark: May 1, 2008 on Kanal 4
      Russia: December 3, 2008 on TV3-Russia
      Turkey: January 28, 2009 on CNBC-e
      Czech Republic: June 15, 2009 on AXN
      Slovakia: November 8, 2009 on JOJ
      Finland: February 13, 2010 on Nelonen

    • Featured Music:
      Apologize by One Republic and Timbaland..
      Collide by Howie Day.
      Running Away by Midnight Hour.

    • Christoph Sanders plays Ned Banks in this episode, replacing Patrick Tyler Jones. Obviously employing the common soap opera ploy of aging a character by a number of years by bringing in an older actor. They even worked into the script that Ned had "grown into a man."