Ghost Whisperer

Season 2 Episode 20

The Collector

Aired Friday 8:00 PM Apr 27, 2007 on CBS
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Episode Summary

Melinda meets a man who has the same abilities to see and talk to the dead. Melinda later learns that he has a different plan for the dead. A ghost enlists Professor Payne to help Melinda.

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  • WOW another ghost whisperer in Grandview!!

    This episode was a really good one. I didn't think there would ever be a person with the same abilities as Melinda. None the less in Grandview. I thought it was good to see the girl from the plane again. Im glad that she now wants to go in the light. I felt bad for Rick. I really thought he would forgive his wife so that she could cross over. I didn't think that she would go with the others who haven't crossed over. I reallly want to know what's going to happen to all the living people. I want to see if Melinda can save them or what. I really want to know who is going to be hurt or pretty near killed due to the 5 signs of death. I like how Delia is now becoming more interested in Melinda's ability. She completley changed from telling Melinda that she needed help to asking her all these questions about what she does with ghosts. Im glad that she came back to work with Mel though. Anyhow this was a really goood episode and I can't wait till next Friday!!!moreless
  • i loved this episode i just make me wanna see the nexts ones soo badly!

    OMG loved it! from when we first met kate (paynes wife) i though she was dead!! and she is, and i thought payne would forgive her so she would cross over! now shes gonna do something i just know it but now im quiet scared about which loved one will die cause the 5 signs have came ! and i really don't like gabrile! i hope something happens to him, i really do. somehow i do not think that the air steward crossed over , so i don't know about her tbh. also i really want to know what happened to the wide brim and the laughing man! and was the the ghost guy in the house that was bleeding the man with the bleeding hands??? so many questions and only 2 episods of the season left??? and i don't they all will be answered! Also at the house when you saw all the other ghosts who didn't cross over you start to name them, i.e randy and the bleeding hand guy.moreless
  • Why I watch the show!

    I love this show too as it is a feel good show and that hopefully it will remain on the CBS schedule for years to come as it has great storylines and acting. Melinda sees a person who has the same time of abilities as her. But that person wants to do harm rather than good. As that is the only difference between the two. Keep up the good work!
  • She's not alone!!!

    Another great episode of the series and evidence of why so many people are hooked on it every Friday night.

    Melinda encounters a young man, named Gabriel, who can also see the dead. At first thrilled to no longer be the only one with her gift, she eventually discovers that Gabriel isn't using his abilities to help those lost souls. He's collecting them. He's discovered that the more souls who block the way into the light and remain here on earth, the greater power the dead have in our world. It's his desire, and we learn the desire of others around the world, to harness that power. To help the dead rule the earth.

    Seriously spooky stuff!moreless
  • I was nevous the whole episode!

    This episode was so powerful episode. i can't believe there is another Ghost Whisperer in town but he is evil! I also can't believe What Kate Payne did to her husband Rick Payne I mean that was so sad and when Melinda was reading it out loud it made me more sad for Rick Payne and I totally wouldn't have guessed that that was going to happen. I knew that Kate Payne was dead because I saw on some forums that other people thought she was dead and then I started to think maybe she is dead. I so can't wait tell the next episode!moreless
Ignacio Serricchio

Ignacio Serricchio

Gabriel Lawrence

Guest Star

Ken Davitian

Ken Davitian

Jake Rose

Guest Star

Rachel Shelley

Rachel Shelley

Kate Payne

Guest Star

Jay Mohr

Jay Mohr

Professor Rick Payne

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (2)

    • When Melinda walks into "Same As It Never Was" and is talking to Delia, the song "Barenaked" by Jennifer Love Hewitt is playing in the background. Jennifer recorded this Top 40 hit in 2002.

    • Reggie ("Demon Child" and "The Vanishing"), Amy Fields aka the Flight Attendant (Season 1 Finale), Bleeding Man ("Love Still Won't Die"), Jared ("The Curse of the Ninth"), Randy Cooper ("The Cradle Will Rock") and Kelly Payne ("Speed Demon") all make a reappearance after joining the dark side as part of Gabriel's collection of earthbound spirits.

  • QUOTES (9)

    • Melinda: I can't believe you followed me, what are you, 12?
      Payne: It was in the name of Science, plus my lecture let out at 5.
      Melinda: Do you have any idea what this makes me look like?
      Payne: Tell me about it, I was running like a girl holding this camera. I fell down, that guy grabbed me and I almost...thank god he did not break this camera because that is not cheap and I am.

    • Professor Payne: Melinda, listen to yourself, you sound just like all those little frightened people that have doubted you your whole life!
      Melinda: Uh, you were one of those not too long ago.
      Payne: I'm a scientist! It's my job to doubt you!

    • Professor Payne: Are we going to find this ghost guy or are we going to write bumper stickers?

    • Melinda (about Gabriel): Why is he collecting souls? Why does he want them to stay earthbound?
      Kate Payne: It's not just him. It's happening all over, they're planning something.
      Melinda: Who is?
      Kate Payne: Everyone on this side.
      Melinda: What do they want?
      Kate Payne: They want to make the dead stronger than the living. They want to take over.

    • Melinda (about Gabriel): I have to talk to him because maybe I can help him.
      Professor Payne: No. No, I forbid it, no you cannot. This is not a stray dog Melinda; this guy is trouble, okay?

    • Melinda (about Gabriel): I don't know if I can totally trust him yet. You know, I have a weird thing about coincidences.
      Professor Payne: You're so suspicious, I love that about you. But then again, that's what I love about me, so...

    • Melinda (about Kate): She wants to know if you can forgive her. Its what she needs to find peace and cross over.
      Professor Payne: No.
      Melinda: What?
      Professor Payne: No. I can say it but I'd be lying. I can say the words if that's what you want.
      Jim: You'll never get another chance like this, you have to know that
      Professor Payne:No. No, she should have come to me, we could have spoken about it, she was with another man, Melinda, it's too much pain, no.
      Kate Payne: (To Melinda) Tell him, you tell him, he doesn't know what pain is. None of you do. But you all will.

    • Gabriel: Come on Melinda, this things we do makes us liars. You lie every single day. Every time you make an excuse for why you're talking to yourself, or when you back peddle to explain how you know something you shouldn't, or when you're looking right at somebody that no one else can see. Lying is second nature to us. Lying is survival.

    • (Melinda has just told Rick about Gabriel)
      Melinda: Close your mouth.
      Professor Payne: I don't know that I can.
      Melinda: I recommend it for your next class.

  • NOTES (2)

    • International Air Dates:
      Denmark: May 17, 2007 on Kanal 4
      : Thursday, Nov 29, 2007 on Network 7
      : December 2, 2008 on 2BE
      : January 3, 2009 on Nelonen
      Turkey: January 28, 2008 on CNBC-e

    • Featured music:
      Barenaked by Jennifer Love Hewitt (played when Delia asks Melinda about ghosts at funerals)
      All Good Things (Come to an End)
      by Nelly Furtado (played when Gabriel is over at Melinda and Jim's house for dinner)
      The High Low - by Penfifteen Club