Season 7 Episode 3

Means and Ends

Aired Friday 8:00 PM Oct 08, 2010 on CBS
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Episode Summary

Allison is worried about Scanlon, who is plagued with dreams about his dead brother. Meanwhile, Ariel's final plans for college are interrupted by visions of missing young women.

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  • Good episode

    Good episode, but I'm disappointed that Allison chose to end her friendship with Lee rather than trying to help him. Something weird is obviously wrong with him.
  • Ghosts galore, Ariel preparing to go off to college and Lee Scanlon going off the tracks and having a fight with Allison. All in a day's work!

    Although this was a good episode, I personally thought that far too much was happening at once which it made it a little difficult for the viewer to process and even tougher to get a grasp on any particular part of the story.

    It all seems fairly normal when Ariel gets a phone call from Melissa Drake, a girl from Texas who is going to be her new room mate. Nothing unusual about that except the fact that Melissa has been dead for eleven years ...

    Meanwhile, Lee Scanlon is haunted by the ghost of his sleazy older brother and, sleep-deprived, he begins to make some very risky and not-so-sensible career decisions which leads to a disciplinary hearing.

    Meanwhile, another slezebag, in the form of an uncle, kidnaps his niece and professes to be deeply in love with her and wants her to put off going to college so they can be together. NOT the world's nicest man by a long shot!

    Allison finds herself unable to assist Lee at his hearing but at least Ariel saves the kidnapped niece after one of her dreams. So all is almost well that ends well. Except maybe for Lee and Allison's friendship.moreless
Dean Norris

Dean Norris

Paul Scanlon

Guest Star

Frank Whaley

Frank Whaley

Gabe Helling

Guest Star

Angela Pierce

Angela Pierce

Samantha Coakley

Guest Star

Miranda Carabello

Miranda Carabello

Marie DuBois

Recurring Role

Tina DiJoseph

Tina DiJoseph

Lynn DiNovi

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (1)

    • Ariel: (to her parents) She had this really great idea that maybe instead of ... us flying out to New Hampshire in two weeks we could, take the money and use it to buy a- a car and drive it out there. ... I mean, a used car.
      Bridgette: This is my favorite part, where you say something so dumb, that no one knows what to say. Gonna miss this.

  • NOTES (3)

    • Featured Music:
      "Nothin' On You" by B.o.B. ft. Bruno Mars (during Ariel's dream of Rebecca getting attacked by her uncle)

    • Though he has a significant guest starring role in this episode, Blake Gibbons (Lawrence Raymond/Shirtless Man) is uncredited. Meanwhile, Miranda Carabello (Marie DuBois) appears and is credited, but has no spoken lines.

    • International Air Dates:
      Canada: October 8th, 2010 on CTV
      Norway: May 3rd, 2011 on TV2
      Finland: September 14th, 2013 on Liv