Ghost Whisperer: Season 3, Episode 16

Deadbeat Dads (2 May 2008)

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An old acquaintance of Rick Payne's comes to town with a familial bombshell, and as Melinda helps him deal with the resentful ghost of his wife she's forced to confront her feelings about having children.



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Professor Rick Payne dates his ex Nina Haley, who just became a colleague, even after she admits having a son, Elliot, although he always hated being around kids. Melinda notices Payne's wife's ghost, who causes accidents, but he refuses her help until the abuse becomes dangerous. Meanwhile he starts suspecting and gets confirmed that Elliot is his biological son and a genius, so he offers to pay for private schooling. Melinda's friend detective Carl Neely discovers the truth. Written by KGF Vissers

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Par for the course
17 May 2008 | by (Connecticut) – See all my reviews

Professor Payne runs into an old girlfriend with some shocking news: she had a child by him years before, and now she's hoping for some financial assistance. Some of you may recognize the actress playing the girlfriend. She is Nikki Cox, who used to be on a TV sitcom that aped MARRIED WITH CHILDREN, called UNHAPPILY EVER AFTER, or something like that. In this episode, she is barely recognizable as the daughter from that show due to a major cosmetic change in her facial appearance. Meanwhile, Melinda frets about whether to have kids or not. We've heard this before, of course. Her decision at the finale may surprise some of you.

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