Ghost Whisperer

Season 2 Episode 9

The Curse of the Ninth

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Aired Friday 8:00 PM Nov 17, 2006 on CBS
9.3
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When Melinda meets a nightclub waiter who has not played his guitar since his friend died, she finds that he is being haunted by two ghosts.

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  • J.C. Chasez, Midnight Hour and Three Days Grace and two ghost... wow! Drama!

    9.5
    Two ghost.. one sorry dad and a jealous band mate, so much emotions. It may not make you cry but who cares it has great music and at the end another ghost that does not cross over. Over all great acting, great script, and great performances by all the musical talents.
  • Melinda has to help a musician whose playing is disrupted.

    8.9
    Melinda has to help a musician whose unable to play for everytime he does something happens. His best friend was killed in an airplane crash. Meanwhile, Ned catches Melinda talking about ghosts and texts her that he knows she can see ghosts. Delia is upset that Ned doesn't want to celebrate his dad's birthday the next day although it's been 3 years since he passed on. Ned asks Melinda if she can see his dad. Melinda says no. Jim ends up talking to Ned and offering to be there to talk about "man things". Meanwhile, Melinda realizes that it's not only the father of the musician haunting him but his best friend. Melinda crosses over the father but the former best friend refuses to go. The writing was superb in the episode with mini subplots going on. Excellent!moreless
  • The best episode of Ghost Whisperer in a logn while.

    10
    I may just have a bias towards this episode because of its music influence slotted into it, but I found it spectacularly entertaining, beautifully acted (and sung) and well written. By the end of this episode, yet again, tears were pouring out of my eyes. As the episode began, I noticed that the musician was none other than Charlie's brother from Lost. Another tidbit that added to my love of this episode. The episode progressed and the musical and horror side of things kicked in and I continued to fall in love.



    The ending made my eyes water and a tear dropped. It was so beautiful to see a father and his son reunited through music. Oh, I think I'm about to start crying again. That Jared ghost added to the excitement of everything, and it was strange that down he went to hell.



    The other story about Delia's husband was beautiful, it really added more life to the episode. But the biggest surprise came when Ned found out Melinda's secret... this won't go down well.moreless
  • A great episode with a really great song as the source of the chaotic struggle between the living--and the dead.

    10
    Being as I am very tied to music in my form of thinking, I really took to this episode. As was seen, not all ghosts Melinda encounters are ones she can save and help to move on. This episode was a great one to point out just that. The struggles between to deceased and one still alive on the basis of one song---and whether it should even be. The struggling forces--between the father the one still living never thought understood him, and a band mate who had recently passed himself. Object of the struggle--basis on the the one who wrote the song in the first place.



    Besides the storyline itself, I really fell in love with the song whose very chance to exist had been on the line in the first place, was finally given light at the episode conclusion. I found it was beautifully written and the performance very good and moving. I can’t wait for the song itself to become available :)



    Overall, this is by far one of my favorite episodes of Ghost Whisperer.

    ~Mara :)moreless
  • Me gusto mucho el manejo de la trama, el suspenso que se tuvo durante todo el episodio y la canción del final, muy vibrante y la interpretación estuvo, fuera de serie.moreless

    9.9
    Me gusto mucho el manejo de la trama, el suspenso que se tuvo durante todo el episodio y la canción del final, muy vibrante y la interpretación estuvo, fuera de serie. La historia fue muy completa. El personaje de Jared, si que asusta y lo más llamativo es la forma en que dejan abierta la poibilidad de peligro ante lo que hace Melinda. Fue curioso pensar que hay más como ella, y que no todos están tan dispuestos a recibir ayuda. Los efectos especiales, como siempre, sorprenden y apoyan muy bien la historia. En fin, muy buen capítulo.Ojalá y continúen mejorando; y eso es ya más que decir.moreless
Neil Hopkins

Neil Hopkins

Brandon

Guest Star

Norbert Weisser

Norbert Weisser

Patrick

Guest Star

J.P. Pitoc

J.P. Pitoc

Jared

Guest Star

Jay Mohr

Jay Mohr

Professor Rick Payne

Recurring Role

Tyler Patrick Jones

Tyler Patrick Jones

Ned Banks

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (1)

    • The Crimson Doves' "Recycled Resurrection" album's songlist is:
      1. Sheila's Party
      2. Who Reads the Back of CD anyway
      3. Friday Night
      4. Mimicry Loves Company
      5. Please Kill Me
      6. Faux Idols
      7. Heads You Win
      8. Used Bar Salesman
      9. Lois Knows as Ellie

  • QUOTES (7)

    • Brandon: Do you always ask personal questions to people you've just met?
      Melinda: Actually, yes.

    • Melinda: Is this curse real?
      Professor Payne: No no, it's not a real curse at all. These guys all died form having their brains rotted from venereal disease, but saying it's a curse makes it sound more respectable.

    • Delia: Do you really think you're going to get $3000 for this?
      Melinda: Easy, it's rumored The Doors played on it.
      Ned: Who are The Doors?
      Delia: Oh, OUCH.

    • Melinda: Why does a guy like that work here, I mean he should be on the cover of Rolling Stone, not serving drinks.
      Jim: Maybe he gets monstrous tips here.

    • Jared: Maybe there's at third option, maybe Mr. Father-of-the-Year needs to accept who his son is.

    • Jim: Let me guess, that wasn't the ghost of Jimmy Hendrix?
      Melinda: They give new meaning to stage fright.

    • Melinda (about a refurbisher for a keyboard): He's also looking to buy a condo, if someone wants to sell him one.
      Delia: Serendipity, thy name is, Melinda.

  • NOTES (5)

  • ALLUSIONS (3)

    • When Professor Rick Payne says "... and the death of a dove near someones house means the impending death of someone in that house," there is a flash back to season ones' episode, Free Fall (1), referring to the beginning where Melinda is woken up by the death of the dove. This scene is also referred to one of the five signs that death will come.

    • Professor Payne: Have you heard of the "Paul is dead" hoax?
      Melinda: A little. Paul as in McCartney?

      "Paul is dead" is an urban legend alleging that Paul McCartney of the British rock band "The Beatles" died in 1966 and was replaced by a look-alike and sound-alike.

    • The title "Curse of the Ninth" refers to the superstition that all composers will die shortly after writing their ninth symphony.

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