Melinda aims to help a trio of boys and their dog, all fifty-years-dead, pass into the light before the destruction of the inn they haunt dooms them to remain Earth-bound spirits.

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Andrea and Melinda are contracted to auction furniture from a community inn before it is torn down. While cleaning the basement, Melinda finds the lost spirits of three boys and their dog that perished in an orphanage fire fifty years ago. Melinda tries to help the boys pass on before the inn is destroyed and they are forever locked as earth-bound spirits. Meanwhile, as she becomes a Wendy to these "lost boys" and their ageless Peter Pan-like leader, Melinda must also deal with Lew, Jim's visiting boyhood friend who has, in all aspects but physical, never grown past adolescence. Written by Abakusek/addition by statmanjeff

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Drama | Fantasy

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21 October 2005 (USA)  »

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Throughout the series, Melinda says people are haunted, not places; though, in this episode, the place is indeed haunted. In a later episode. she comes across a haunted house and is shocked by it, claiming it's a first. See more »

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As Melinda puts her seat belt on and grabs the steering wheel, it's under her left arm. In the next shot, just after backing out of the driveway and without any indication of moving her arm, the seat belt is over her left shoulder like it's supposed to be. See more »

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Tobias Northrop: He was one tough customer. Nobody messed with ya if you were okay with Rat.
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Ghost Whisperer Theme
By Mark Snow
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Wistful
3 February 2007 | by (Connecticut) – See all my reviews

LOST BOYS is exactly what it sounds like: Melinda comes to the aid of a group of little boys, killed in an orphanage fire, who have been waiting for the return of one of their playmates, who may have escaped the fire. Melinda plays Wendy to their collective Peter Pan. The leader of the group is in fact the Peter Pan surrogate: He has no wish to move on and grow up, as it were. Meanwhile, a developer is intent on tearing down the old structure and replacing it with condos, which will leave the boys with no place to play hide and seek. The resolution contains a great twist, one that few will see coming. Many will recognize Bruce Weitz from HILL STREET BLUES as the developer. This continues a tradition of what I choose to call stunt casting in many of the episodes. They employ an actor or actress who is familiar from the movies or past TV shows.


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