Ghost Whisperer

Season 2 Episode 16

The Cradle Will Rock

Aired Friday 8:00 PM Feb 16, 2007 on CBS
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Episode Summary

Melinda accompanies Delia to the local jewelry store so she can get her newly refurbished engagement ring. An armed robbery occurs while they are in the jewelers. Later, the ghost of the jewelry salesman visits Melinda and she must help him make things right again.

Who was the Episode MVP ?

  • This episode blew my mind away...!

    I watched this episode, not feeling that great about Ghost Whisperer as recently I've felt that the series was lacking as each episode she always helps people..... please don't yell, I know that's the kind of stuff that Melinda does, I just felt that the second season a new kind of story as the first series did.. (hints about what was going to happen at the end of the season) And we have... I;m really happy that the writers are beginning to write more about what is going to happen to melinda and her friends later on in the season.

    I was also unhappy as Delia hadn't featured much in episodes, and from what i hear Melinda is going to tell her that she can talk to the dead (earth-bound spirits) Here in Scotland, we're half way through the secind season on Living Tv... I'm really excited about the series finale.

    Overall, I'm really happy about this episode as it's going to (hopefully) have something to do about the series finale, which I hope will be very exciting! bye :):)moreless
  • Quite a different day for Mel.

    wow...that was AWESOME. I mean really awesome. That was quite different as the normal episodes. First Mel and Delia are in the middle of a robbery and Delia'S engagement-ring was stolen. Seasond, Mel is haunted by a quite normal looking ghost,named Randy who acts kinda strange and makes things even worse when third, Mel was held hostage. And in the end when we (again) think everything is happy and good, the ghost suddenly decides to change the side and go the the dark side. That was so different and exciting. Really one of the best episodes of the second season. And Delia was kinda confused after Mel told her at first that Randy died and in the end when Mel yelled his name.moreless
  • Great Episode!!

    This was a very exciting and different episode! Melinda really delt with a lot in this episode! First being in a store while it was being robed. That would have been very scary. Second being held hostage! That would have been even more scarier. Third doing her usual and crossing over a ghost. Fourth having another ghost cross over to the dark side! I can't believe that the ghost crossed over to the dark side! He seemed so nice and after what Melinda went through for him the least he could do is cross over to the light. I thought this episode was great!moreless
  • Another uninteresting episode on an uninteresting series.

    Average is a word that applies perfectly to every single aspect of this show. The actig is plain, the plotting is straightforward, the dialogue is on the nose, the premise is unoriginal and the whole thing just has nothing to set it apart.

    Don't get me wrong, this show would be just fine on a TV lineup twenty years ago. It has that same feeling of recurring blandness "classic" television had. But that's just not good enough today. We're on a golden age of serialized fiction, guys, and you just can't justify a 10.0 to such campy, cheap fiction on a world with Heroes, Lost, Prison Break and so many others. As for the specifics of this episode, they're on par with everything I'm talking about above. Somehow Melinda gets involved on a convoluted plan to rob a jewelry store and spends an hour arguing nonchalantly with one of the show's not-so-scary ghosts (this one's attempt at creepyness is a sore throat, apparently). Nothing you haven't seen before, here or elsewhere. The plot seems to revolve around a number of character developments, but they're as bland as the PG approach to ghost stories the show has. Nobody seems to care much about anything, including the families of the recently deceased. Have you ever noticed how CSI victims' families don't really seem to care? Well, this is the same, just here not even the victim himself cares or needs to adapt to his recent death. Add to that more of the awful "standard TV supernatural rules" we have to endure in shows like Charmed, Supernatural and other TV lousy crap and you get the picture. In this ep, a ghost asks "why am I so weak" and Melinda matter-of-factly replies "oh, that's because you've been using up all your energy" as if ghosts came with built-in ectoplasm gauges, like videogame characters. Overall, neither the show nor this episode are interesting or well done enough to rank them up there with contemporary TV's big shots.moreless
  • One word, WOW!

    There is only one word to describe this episode, wow! The Cradle Will Rock was absolutely amazing. It was so intense and kept you hooked the entire time, I don't think I moved an inch while watching it. At the beginning I was so sure that Randy was a good guy, and even when he was dead I was sure it was just a misunderstanding of some kind. But then the ending through me off completely (not saying what is was for spoiler reasons) It's amazing that Delia didn't get to suspicious in this episode, I would have it I were her. And I loved how they put Melinda in danger the whole time, it made it more exciting. Although the dream through me off a bit, I thought that was what was really happenging, glad it wasn't though. This was definately one of my all time favorite episodes!moreless
Chad Donella

Chad Donella

Randy Cooper

Guest Star

Shawn Christian

Shawn Christian

Wyatt Jenkins

Guest Star

Josie Davis

Josie Davis

Sally Jenkins

Guest Star

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (2)

    • Goof: When Randy collapsed, the crib was in plain view and uncovered but when Melinda and Wyatt go into the basement the crib is hidden in a corner and covered with a blanket.

    • Parts of the layout of Randy's house looks very much like the orphanage in season one's Lost Boys, especially the stairs with the glass double doors.

  • QUOTES (5)

    • Melinda (After the robbery): It's been a long time since anything living scared me like that.

    • Melinda: How did you know to call the police.
      Jim: Well honey, I didn't, they called me.

    • Randy (sees that Delia doesn't know about Melinda's gift): She doesn't know? Wow, how did you pull that off?

    • Melinda: You bought me roses.
      Jim: Dr. Phil encourages the occasional romantic gesture.
      Melinda: It's a signal, from Randy.
      Jim: Thought it was a signal from me saying, "I love my crazy wife."
      Melinda: I just– I wonder what it means.
      Jim: It means Randy owes me fifty bucks.

    • Melinda: Don't you think we need a minute, and just uh..., I don't know, let it sink in?
      Delia: Yeah, but I do that by staying busy.
      Melinda: I do it by sitting on the couch, staring out the window with my mouth open.
      Delia: Well, we all have our own way of dealing with it.

  • NOTES (3)


    • Title: Cradle Will Rock
      The title of this episode is part of the nursery rhyme and lullaby Rock-A-Bye Baby.

      Rock-a-bye baby, in the treetop,
      When the wind blows, the cradle will rock,
      When the bough breaks, the cradle will fall,
      And down will come baby, cradle and all.

    • Movie Title: The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
      In her dream, Melinda mentions that she's watching this 2005 movie.