Ghost Whisperer

Season 3 Episode 17

Stranglehold

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Aired Friday 8:00 PM May 09, 2008 on CBS
9.2
out of 10
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123 votes
5

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While trying to figure out the meaning of a dream, Melinda finds out some surprising news about her father.

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  • really interesting, while also a tad confusing!

    10
    This definitely awas an interesting instalment in the 'Ghost Whisperer' saga. I thought the storyline was a great one, as it not only provided a great story with a ghost to cross-over, but it also delved more into Melinda's parst, and with her family.



    I thought the episode was quite suspenseful, and there were many unexpected surprises around the corners. That certainly made it much more interesting and I really loved the uniqueness and ability of this episode to stand up.



    It did become a little too confusing at some points, but all up, it was absolutely fantatstic, and I thought the ending was quite sad, but also an excellent cliffhanger! Can't wait for more!moreless
  • Will they ever really develop Melinda's family storyline?

    8.1
    I used to really love this show... cool ghost stories, realistic people... LOVE Jay Mohr in this role... Then they decided to give Melinda this wacky family backstory and it started getting disconnected for me.



    I know that with any show part of the fun of watching is guessing what is going to happen, but you need clues to base your guesses on... The GW writers have been so vague about Melinda's Father and Brother that I just don't care... they have become nothing more than a distraction for me.



    How am I supposed to care about Melinda's quest for answers if I have no idea what answers she is seeking? They need to do an episode that answers some questions so if Melinda starts getting close to answers we can be excited that she's about to find out and then disappointed when she doesn't.



    That being said this episode was really interesting, but it got all muddied with the minimal conversations between Dad and Bro, nothing of note was revealed about their relationships and that is what this show is lacking.moreless
  • Melinda's father's not dead?

    9.7
    This was definately my favorite episode of the season. The whole episode was very confusing, which is why i loved it. i hate knowing whats going to happen, but in this episode i had no idea what was going on until the last five minutes. the whole thing with the kid was really weird but very interesting. i liked when he possed his brother and tried to kill melinda with a bat. i also like the ending with her dad. i really want to know what happens. my tv cut the ending off somehow and i saw up to when melinda looked down and saw blood coming from under the door, but i'm pretty sure thats when the episode ended anyway. but where was gabriel when this was happening?moreless
  • Some answers and even more questions...

    9.6
    This episode revealled many things about Melinda's dad, but it also gave new questions. So how long was he possessed? Maybe he didn't even leave Melinda and her mother, but Paul Eastman did it in his body. I think that Paul was possessing Tom through this whole episode (exept when she saw his displaced spirit). This episode took possessions to a whole new level I think.

    Only several days are left to the season finale. I hope that we will get all the answers about Melinda's family. I guess that the finale will involve Melinda and her mother talking to Tom's ghost and somehow defeating Paul. And then the fourth season should be about the Underground stuff.moreless
  • like others said, some answers and a lot of questions

    9.6
    She is getting closer.



    That was a strange situation, a mother knowing her dead kid was still around and she wanted him to be there, she kept his room and the kids played with him.



    This is all connected. Paul Eastman is the masked man.



    Melinda's father is not dead, she finally figure out that he wasn't dead. She wasn't expecting to see him alive in front of her but she knew she wasn't dead.



    At first I was happy, her father is alive but I knew that wasn't going to have a happy ending.

    I still hate Gabriel, I can't see what's his problem with Melinda.



    She figure out the truth about Michael's dead and that Paul was innocent. Even a ghost kid is bad to make mad, he can come after you. That was scary.



    And then one big revelation, Michael talked to Paul after he was dead, Paul could talk to spirits. And then the end, it was very bad for her. Is he dead?moreless
Tess Harper

Tess Harper

Ellen Wilkins

Guest Star

Corin Nemec

Corin Nemec

Paul Eastman

Guest Star

Ryan Alosio

Ryan Alosio

Graham Wilkins

Guest Star

Martin Donovan

Martin Donovan

Tom Gordon

Recurring Role

Ignacio Serricchio

Ignacio Serricchio

Gabriel Lawrence

Recurring Role

Afemo Omilami

Afemo Omilami

Archivist

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (4)

    • Professor Payne: Hey good thing I was here, I totally won that guy over. Either that or he got his meds right.

    • Archivist (possessed): You don't belong here.
      Melinda: Neither do you.
      Professor Payne: Let's go Melinda.
      Melinda: No, I want to know who's possessing him.
      Professor Payne: I want to see daylight again, let's go now!

    • Professor Payne: What just happened?
      Melinda: I had a vision.
      Professor Payne: Well did you know you could walk at the same time?
      Melinda: No.
      Professor Payne: Well you just did, you vision-walked.
      Melinda: I have to go. Someone just showed me how Michael's body was found but something's wrong. (Leaves)
      Professor Payne: I'll tell you what's wrong, you just vision-walked across my hand!

    • Jim: Where do you hide when you're running from a ghost?

  • NOTES (1)

    • International Air Dates:
      Denmark: June 5, 2008 on Kanal 4
      The Netherlands: October 26, 2008 on Net 5
      New Zealand: December 15, 2008 on TV2
      Turkey: March 11, 2009 on CNBC-e
      Czech Republic: July 27, 2009 on AXN
      Slovakia: December 20, 2009 on JOJ
      Finland: March 27, 2010 on Nelonen

  • ALLUSIONS (1)

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