Ghost Whisperer

Season 3 Episode 7

Unhappy Medium

Aired Friday 8:00 PM Nov 09, 2007 on CBS
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Episode Summary

Melinda and Jim discuss a kidnapping where the family has contacted a psychic who Melinda believes is telling the family stuff that they want to hear just so he can make money off of them. Melinda goes and talks to the family and finds that something else has happened to the missing girl.moreless

Who was the Episode MVP ?

  • Orlando Jones guests

    I was drawn in by the preview of the blurred ghost with the odd voice and Orlando Jones being a guest. When she felt woozy as the ghost appeared, it was believable. The issue of false mediums fit this series well, but this story wasn't my favorite. Somehow the teaming up of the two characters didn't work believeably. At the end, when the medium signs his fan's books, I don't see much of a change that will happen with the man. I doubt he had any powers and he needed to find another occupation if that is true otherwise, these two where just babbling to each other. I was slightly choked up on this episode, but I didn't get teary eyed like many before.moreless
  • wasn't what I've expected...

    10 was BETTER!

    wow...again a great story...a great example that the stories don't have to be REALLY SAD...and still AWESOME!

    It started kewl... and it was really funny during that meeting where this guy can "see the truth without knowing the person" ...when Delia wanted Mel to be the next who gets told the truth! evil ghost appears and Mel knows he's attached to this guy! But she isn't believing him this "I can see everything"-thing!

    It's great to see Mel getting sceptical, and Delia telling her bout the way she feels when Mel is "talking" to the ghosts!

    Then Mel finds out this guy helps a familiy. A girl is missing and the familiy thinks she's dead and wants to know the truth from him!

    Mel investigates cuz she's still not believing him, because he says that this girl is alive...what is a lie because the "evil" ghost is this that means she's dead!

    In the end they work together cuz Mel wants him to tell the family the girls's dead because they would believe him more than Mel!

    Jim was such a sweetheart again...and Delia was great too!

    YAY GW...keep up that AWESOME work!moreless
  • Melinda runs into someone else who claims he can help people using "spirit guides"

    This episode was alright. It didn't make me scream like some of the best do but it kept me wathcing. Basicaly the story line is melinda meets andother so called "medium." Together they spolve s mystery of a girl who died. My opinion of this is that i have seen better and worse. I hate the fact that the show might end so we really have to show it we want it to stay everyone. I have only been watching for about half a season but I am hooked. I will be depressed if the show ends. Personally I am still morning Gilmore girls. I cannot handle another loss.moreless
  • Nice, somewhat quiet and enjoyable episode like when the show first began. When Ghost Whisperer first started the episodes were totally emotion or fright based. They had a bubblegum

    Nice, somewhat quiet and enjoyable episode like when the show first began. When Ghost Whisperer first started the episodes were totally emotion or fright based. They had a bubblegum exterior and resolution but mostly it was watching a supernatural exercise in everyone wins. In this episode we have Orlando Jones playing a false medium very well and a story that was more about solving the question of the ghost death and not scaring us. In the end the ghost crosses over and the family is put at ease and the trickster even turns over a new leaf. Nice refreshing throwback to the early days of the show good job.moreless
  • Kinda a nice to be off the "father" subject...

    It's not that I don't want Melinda to learn the truth about her father but since we won't learn much til it's the season's finally and they leave us hanging with a big scoop it's nice to have an episode which is not daddy related. We got to see how a burden it can be to have this "special" gift which is not always easy to handle and you feel respect for the character of Melinda since she didn't choose to ignore it or just it use to be rich and famous, she really does dot it only because it's the right thing to do and she wants to help people like her grandmother did in the past. Only bad point concerning this episode is the absence of Professor Payne, kept expecting him to show up... !moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • Goof: During the flash back scene where Nikki dumps Sydney's pills into the toilet, you clearly see that both the lid and the seat were lifted when Sydney digs in the toilet water to try and grab the pills. After it pans to Nikki, and then back to Sydney, the toilet lid is still up, but the seat is now down and Sydney is still digging for her pills.

  • QUOTES (2)

    • Casey: Let's free associate. When you think of frogs, you think of...
      Melinda: Gross.
      Casey: ...alright, that's a start.

    • Casey: You've had this gift since you were a little girl and that's the worst time to be different.
      Melinda: Are you a psychic or a therapist?

  • NOTES (2)


    • Edgars: We're not exactly a mindmeld.

      He is referring to the Vulcan act from the fictional Star Trek world of two brains joining into one to share information. In this case he means that they have opposing viewpoints so hence, not a mindmeld.

    • The name "Casey Edgars" is an obvious reference to Edgar Cayce, the famous American psychic and prophet who lived from 1877 to 1945.