Ghost Whisperer

Season 3 Episode 5

Weight of What Was

Aired Friday 8:00 PM Oct 26, 2007 on CBS
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Episode Summary

In this Halloween episode, Gabriel returns to Grandview and Melinda learns more about what is lurking below.

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  • Melinda's half brother returns to give her some information about her dad and Melinda discovers that there is another old part of Grandview which is underground she ends up trapped down theremoreless

    One of the freakiest episodes ever! Some parts I couldn't keep my eyes open it was that freaky. This would defiantly be one of my favorite ghost whisperer episodes. It made me experience almost every emotion in one episode. It made me scream, cry, laugh, feel joy, and feel terrified all in the space of an hour. I was surprised when Melinda actually ended up going down to the church and when she got trapped but this was good because it kept me watching and eager to find out what would happen. The writers need to keep doing what they are doing because they are making exceptional episodes. I love ghost whisperer !!moreless
  • Melinda's brother shows up to give her clues about whats lurking under Grandview.

    This episode was very creepy in my opinion. I never exspected Melinda to go underground. When she found the town it was surprising I thought all would be well but when Melinda became traped because of the cave in. I never thought that Tesse was Melinda's ansisor I thought she might have just been one of the meny lost souls under Grandview. I also belived untill the end that her father was good. I wonder how he became evil, and how he died.

    Over all this was a really good episode, very scary, and I hope that there is more episodes like this.moreless
  • Gabriel returns to Grandview. Melinda finds out that Gabriel really is her brother. A ghost leads Melinda to Grandview of 1844. She gets trapped down there with all the evil spirits. Jim ends up saving her. The ghost is Mel's grandmother's grandmother.moreless

    Best Episode EVER!!! OMG that's all I can say!!! It was SO amazing!! This episode revealed a lot. Like Mel's dad and Gabriel conspiring against her!! Gabriel's return. (duh) I was so glad that Jim spazed at him!! Yay Jim! YIKES!!!I cried a lot in this episode!! Poor Melinda!! I was SO happy Jim came for her. Well duh! Whoever wrote this episode is the best CBS writer ever!! This episode was totally incredible! Whoo hoo! I can't wait for the next episode!! They have so much to explain!! I am so excited. Ghost Whisperer is the best show on the planet. And this is why...moreless
  • wow i love it

    This has to be the best episode ive ever watched where melinda finds the old grandview town under their town. i also think that amy acker was a good part of the episode as she is a really good actress i also like angel and the supernatural episode she is in. And i cant wait to find out what melindas dad and gabriel are up 2 i bet its gonna be a good episode when we find out i hope everyone will be ok at the end of it i cnt wait to watch the seasons final episode i bet its gonna be a good one like season 1 and 2 was.moreless
  • Melinda discovers that part of Grandview is built on top of another part.

    This was a cool episode. Sometimes I have to wonder exactly how brave Melinda could possibly be! She discovers by a locket with a ghost attached to it that there is a Church built over top of and and entire street too! She figures out how to get to the location and goes without even a phone signal to tell Jim! The ghost that haunts records building goes and tells Gabriel who then shuts the door locking Melinda in. But Jim,Delia and Payne figure out the entrance but can't go through it. Thanks to a map Melinda dropped they figure out they can get to her through the antique store. Meanwhile Melinda meets the ghosts haunting the ghosts! And her father. Melinda is almost out of air when Jim reaches her. She is able to cross the first ghost attached to the locket but not the ghosts in the Church because of a demon like creature - her dad I think! Good episode!moreless
Ignacio Serricchio

Ignacio Serricchio

Gabriel Lawrence

Guest Star

Amy Acker

Amy Acker


Guest Star

Kris Lemche

Kris Lemche

Scott The Ghost

Guest Star

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • JLH is claustrophobic, so the underground set was built with a removable wall so she could get out. She had to be taken out once.

  • QUOTES (9)

    • Delia: Oh, it's you.
      Professor Payne: Is it that painful to see me?

    • Professor Payne: I have a friend who teaches forensic pathology, and he's been looking at these teeth. Did you know these teeth are over 150 years old?
      Melinda: So then how are those teeth connected to this ghost?
      Professor Payne: He's going to run some tests on the smoke stains and caraway seeds that are stuck inside these teeth. I'm pretty sure the message is going to remain clear: never underestimate the power of floss.

    • Professor Payne: What are these?
      Melinda: These are teeth! Clay 48, what does that mean?
      Professor Payne: Well whomever these belong to is going to have a hard time eating beef.

    • Professor Payne: Where are you going? You're not actually going to get involved with this are you?
      Melinda: Why wouldn't I?
      Professor Payne: You're going to take a tip from this Gabriel guy to go find your untrustworthy deadbeat dad? Your untrustworthy deadbeat dead dad?

    • Professor Payne: The basic gist of it is that the dark spirits feed on the darker emotions: hate, anger, fear, jealousy, greed, all of that stuff. And it's very powerful emotions so it's hard to break their grip.
      Melinda: But not impossible?
      Professor Payne: No it's not impossible. The things that better them are the same things that better them in life, all the good stuff: love, joy, happiness, forgiveness, melted cheese, that dress...

    • Gabriel: I'm trying to find my dad.
      Melinda: Yours or mine?
      Gabriel: Ours.
      Melinda: My father's dead.
      Gabriel: So why should that stop us from looking for him? We both see ghosts.

    • Jim: Alright, I get it. I understand. I'll make dinner, I'll do the dishes, but uh (finds Melinda relaxing on the couch) you just relax, take it easy.
      Melinda: Look I offered to help.
      Jim: Did I miss that?
      (A knock on the door).
      Melinda: Look at me, doing my part, going to get the door.
      Jim: Don't hurt your hand on the doorknob, take it easy.

    • Tessa: You and I, we have seen so many people go into the light but...till the end we never see it ourselevs.
      Melinda: That's OK. I think I will wait!
      (They laugh)
      Tessa: That's right, you wait! Wait a long, long time. Be careful, Melinda!
      Melinda: I will.

    • (Jim, Rick and Delia finally found Melinda underground)
      Jim: It's okay, it's all right, it's okay... (joking) You may be twelve hours late for dinner, that is so not OK...
      Melinda: (crying) I am so sorry, I am so sorry.
      Jim: Shh, as long as you are okay, nothing else matters.

  • NOTES (2)

    • International Air Dates:
      Denmark: November 29, 2007 on Kanal 4
      The Netherlands: March 16, 2008 on Net 5
      Australia: May 1, 2008 on Network 7
      New Zealand: September 22, 2008 on TV2
      Turkey: December 10, 2008 on CNBC-e
      Belgium: January 20, 2009 on VTM
      Czech Republic: May 4, 2009 on AXN
      Slovakia: September 27, 2009 on JOJ
      Finland: January 16, 2010 on Nelonen

    • This episode features:
      "Umbrella" by Rihanna