Ghost Whisperer

Season 2 Episode 17

The Walk-In

Aired Friday 8:00 PM Feb 23, 2007 on CBS



  • Trivia

    • When Jim and the mortician discuss Bryan's corpse, the mortician first says that the body is a John Doe. Then when Jim asks about the missing toe, the mortician says that there is no mention of any surgery in his records. As a John Doe, he'd not have any records.

    • In the scene with the bloody footprints, just after Melinda has arrived, Jim points to the set of footprints and says "The middle toe is missing on the right foot." However, he points to a left foot with a missing middle toe. When we were shown the corpse, the middle toe on the right foot was missing, and most of the other footprints in that scene had the missing toe only on the right foot.

    • In the last scene, Delia makes it across the street and to the table way too fast.

    • Muscular Dystrophy

      Muscular Dystrophy, or MD, refers to a group of genetic, hereditary muscle diseases that cause progressive muscle weakness. There are over 100 different forms of muscular dystrophy.

    • Brian's body broke his leg below the knee when jumping over the fence. Even if the ghost in his body can't feel the pain, he couldn't get up and run away on it without losing his balance and falling down again.

    • Jason's list that Melinda gives Alyssa reads as follows:

      *Return from dead (Crossed off)
      *Stage dive
      *Joyride in Ferrari
      *Mom & Dad? (Crossed off)
      *Lick doorknobs at Republican Committee Bldg. (Crossed off)
      *Ring bells at Vatican
      *Find Alyssa at reunion
      *Tell her never to give up her dreams

    • The list in Alyssa's scrapbook contains the following items:

      *Bungee jump off Grand Canyon
      *Throw cream pie at elected official
      *Ring bells at Vatican
      *Steal piece of Great Wall of China
      *Open art studio in Paris
      *Joy ride in Ferrari (convertible, preferably) or tank
      *Streak through St. Patrick's Day Parade
      *Seduce supermodel (Alyssa's pick: Drummer in goth band)
      *Find Stephanie Hardwick

  • Quotes

    • Melinda: Is Harold glad to have his missing body back?
      Jim: He is. And he didn't even ask why the dead guy was wearing a suit.

    • Melinda: I thought you said you saw the light!
      Jason: Yeah I think that was actually the street lamp behind you, it's giving you a bit of a weird glow. Made you look like an angel.

    • Professor Payne: Uh, we've only been talking for three minutes, give me at least eight to nine minutes to unravel the whole mystery.

    • Harold: Tell me this is a prank or a dream! I'll accept either one.
      Jim: Harold, how do you lose a body?
      Harold: My boss wants to know the same thing. It's going to be my ass if I don't come up with an explanation.

    • Jim (to Tim): At least you realize you're a moron. That's a good first step.

    • Professor Payne (to Melinda about Bryan): This takes everything you and I know about the supernatural and pretty much just blows it out of the wall.

    • Jim (to Bryan): Hey, dead guy, can I have my ring back?

    • Alyssa: We wrote up a list of things to do before we died. Jason knew he'd never leave that room, but that didn't stop him from dreaming.

    • Melinda: he is dead while he is shoplifting. You are watching him dead. Dead man walking.
      Professor Payne: Dead man shopping!

    • (Professor Payne gives Melinda a candle.)
      Melinda: Didn't I get these at the ninety-nine cent store?
      Professor Payne: Maybe. I got mine at Bed, Bath and Voodoo.

    • Professor Payne: You know what I say about instant gratification?
      Melinda: What?
      Professor Payne: (smiling) Takes too long.

    • Professor Payne: Do you think it's easy being this brilliant Melinda? It's not, sometimes it....makes, it makes my head hurt, right here.
      Melinda: OK, well there may be more to it than that. He said that he had to find 'her' and finish some kind of list.
      Professor Payne: What do you mean her?
      Melinda: He didn't say.
      Professor Payne: You may have a problem!
      Melinda: Why?
      Professor Payne: You said, what, that ghost was 16 years old? Now you're dealing with something that's more unpredictable than a Haitian Death Culture. You're dealing with a teenage ghost inside a mans body with raging hormones, looking for a girl - good luck!

    • Bryan (to Professor Payne): You're right, Rick. I did give up. And not a day goes by where I don't think about how much I wasted, how many opportunities I let slip because I was too scared. But you come to the point where you need to let your regrets go too, or they take over your life. I was lucky. I got that chance. Not everybody does. Also... Three years ago, I totally nailed your sister.

  • Notes

    • International Airdates:
      Denmark: March 8, 2007 on Kanal 4
      Finland: December 13, 2008 on Nelonen
      Turkey: January 7, 2008 on CNBC-e

    • The song at the end of the episode is "Human" by Jon McLaughlin. This episode also features Goldfrapp's song "Ooh La La".

    • The search engine that Melinda uses to find out information on Grandview High Alumni is called "Penthius". It doesn't actually exist as a website search engine but has been used before in Ghost Whisperer S2 Ep1 "Love Never Dies".

    • Jamie Bamber Battlestar Galactica guest stars as Bryan Curtis

  • Allusions

    • Melinda: Can't I get that at the 99 cent store?
      Payne: You could. I got mine at Bed, Bath and Voodoo.

      Melinda is alluding to a chain of price-point retailer stores where everything is for sale under a dollar.

      Payne is punning the chain called Bed, Bath and Beyond where they sell just about everything you need for your home.

    • Payne: What do you know about Voodoo?
      Voodoo is a name attributed to a traditionally West African spiritual system of faith and ritual practices. Like most faith systems, the core functions of Voodoo are to explain the forces of the universe, influence those forces, and influence human behavior. It has even been rumored to reanimate dead bodies.

    • Melinda: Dead Man Walking
      This is an allusion to men who are on Death Row walking around. The 1995 movie of the same name, with Sean Penn and Susan Sarandon, is about this. It has also been associated with zombies, in this case.

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