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"Ghost Whisperer" Till Death Do Us Start (2009)

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Ghost Whisperer: Season 5: Episode 3 -- Eli's father suffers a massive heart attack, triggering a tangled reunion with Eli's mother who has been dead almost ten years. She is unable to cross over as a result of a secret she took to her grave.


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Original Air Date:
9 October 2009 (Season 5, Episode 3)
After Eli's father dies he refuses to cross over without seeing his wife, opening up a Pandora's box of family and friend complications that Eli's mother had taken with her into death. | Add synopsis »
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 (Episode Cast) (in credits order)

Jennifer Love Hewitt ... Melinda Gordon

David Conrad ... Jim Clancy

Christoph Sanders ... Ned Banks (credit only)

Jamie Kennedy ... Eli James

Camryn Manheim ... Delia Banks (credit only)

Barry Newman ... Ray James

Christine Estabrook ... Evelyn James

Debra Monk ... Anne Sullivan

Barry Bostwick ... Don Sullivan

Jolie Jenkins ... Casey

Connor Gibbs ... Aiden Lucas

Brian Avery ... Young Ray

Tara Killian ... Young Anne

Amie Farrell ... Young Evelyn

Oliver Keller ... Young Don

David Boller ... Minister
Jamie Stewart ... Young Eli

Kara R. Stribling ... Young Casey (as Kara Stribling)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Patrick Weil ... Townsman (uncredited)

Episode Crew
Directed by
Gloria Muzio 
Writing credits
John Gray (creator)

Mark B. Perry (written by)

Produced by
Barbara Black .... producer
Joy Blake .... co-producer
Melissa Blake .... co-producer
Juanita F. Diana .... producer (as Juanita Diana Feeney)
John Gray .... executive producer
Jennifer Love Hewitt .... executive producer
Armen V. Kevorkian .... associate producer
Laurie McCarthy .... executive producer
Kim Moses .... executive producer
Mark B. Perry .... co-executive producer
Jeannine Renshaw .... consulting producer
Ian Sander .... executive producer
Stephanie Sengupta .... consulting producer (as Stephanie SenGupta)
P.K. Simonds .... executive producer
James Van Praagh .... co-executive producer
Joanie L. Woehler .... co-producer (as Joanie Woehler Spolidoro)
Original Music by
Mark Snow 
Cinematography by
James Chressanthis (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Michael N. Knue 
Casting by
Donna Rosenstein 
Marlo Tiede 
Production Design by
Mayling Cheng 
Art Direction by
Bruce Buehner 
Set Decoration by
Donald Krafft 
Costume Design by
Dorothy Amos 
Makeup Department
Garry Allyn .... hair department head
Gina Homan .... makeup department head
Cyndilee Rice .... key makeup artist
Production Management
Barbara Black .... unit production manager
Adam Mesinger .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Terry Ham .... first assistant director
Molly Rodriguez .... first assistant director
Art Department
Erik Grasteit .... property master
Alex Sessing .... key greensman
Frank Galvan III .... head paint foreman (uncredited)
Andrew Moore .... construction coordinator (uncredited)
Kevin E. Vermeersch .... assistant property master (uncredited)
Sound Department
Roberta Doheny .... re-recording mixer
Robert Edmondson .... re-recording mixer
Mark Hopkins McNabb .... production sound mixer
Brendan Beebe .... sound (uncredited)
Tim Chilton .... foley artist (uncredited)
Bob Costanza .... sound effects editor (uncredited)
Frank Fleming .... sound recordist (uncredited)
David Torres .... foley mixer (uncredited)
Antony Zeller .... additional foley editor (uncredited)
Antony Zeller .... additional foley mixer (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Darrell Burgess .... special effects foreman
Randy Cabral .... special effects supervisor
Roy K. Cancino .... special effects foreman (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Arthur J. Codron .... visual effects supervisor
Matt Scharf .... visual effects producer
Rebecca West .... visual effects coordinator
Stefan Bredereck .... visual effects artist: Eden FX (uncredited)
Ben Campanaro .... digital compositor: Eden FX (uncredited)
Ben Campanaro .... opening title animation/compositing (uncredited)
Armen V. Kevorkian .... visual effects supervisor (uncredited)
Fred Pienkos .... digital compositor (uncredited)
Rick Ramirez .... cg supervisor (uncredited)
Edward M. Ruiz II .... visual effects artist: Eden FX (uncredited)
Alex Daniels .... stunt coordinator
Brian Avery .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Ryan Joblin Allen .... lighting board operator
Gavin Ames .... camera operator
Nick Arnold .... rigging electrician
John P. Fleenor .... lighting technician
Scott C. Johnston .... key grip (as Scott Johnston)
Bruce M. Pasternack .... camera operator (as Bruce Pasternack)
William Russell .... chief lighting technician (as Bill Russell)
Ron Veto .... steadicam operator
Dana Arnold .... rigging gaffer (uncredited)
Darin Miller .... second assistant camera (uncredited)
Carter Smith .... assistant camera (uncredited)
James Takata .... first assistant camera (uncredited)
Casting Department
Erin Weintraub .... executive in charge of casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Annalisa Adams .... costumer
Barbara Inglehart .... costume supervisor
Patty Malkin .... key costumer (uncredited)
Keith M. Wegner .... set costumer (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Yoshie Ishiguro .... assistant editor
Ed Rowin .... final colorist (uncredited)
Jeffrey Tufaro .... post-production coordinator (uncredited)
Location Management
George Herthel .... location manager
Brandon Thomas .... key assistant location manager
Josh Vignery .... key assistant location manager
Music Department
Gordon Fordyce .... music editor
Mark Snow .... composer: theme music
Lindsay Wolfington .... music supervisor
Grant Conway .... assistant music editor (uncredited)
Katie Harlow Jones .... music coordinator (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Steve Zerweck .... transportation coordinator
Ron Kunecke .... transportation captain (uncredited)
Other crew
Lee Butcher .... production staff
John Gray .... consultant
Napoleon Hambrick .... production staff
Suzan Lowitz .... script supervisor
Caroline McLaglen .... Accounting Clerk
Candace Montgomery-Lira .... production accountant (as Candi Montgomery-Lira)
Sue Palmer .... production assistant
Michael Reitz .... production staff
Antonella Renyer .... production staff
Audra Rodgers .... production coordinator
Mike Roey .... in-house producer
Mark Sussman .... additional voice
Alonda Thomas .... production staff
Amanda Toye .... production staff
Mary Ann Winkowski .... consultant
Chris Hanson .... medical technical advisor (uncredited)
Simeon Jones .... production assistant (uncredited)
Elizabeth Reis .... assistant production office coordinator (uncredited)

Series Crew
These people are regular crew members. Were they in this episode?
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
John Gray  creator

Makeup Department
Kamaura Eley .... hair stylist
Myke Michaels .... makeup artist
Kim Perrodin .... makeup artist (season 1)
Marlene Stoller .... additional makeup artist (uncredited)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Stephen W. Moore .... dga trainee
Art Department
Melissa Givens .... buyer
Steve Roll .... construction foreman
Sound Department
Richard Coleman .... sound recordist
Mark Friedgen .... supervising sound editor
Tommy Goodwin .... foley mixer
Tom Hartig .... boom operator
Timothy Pearson .... foley artist
Visual Effects by
Douglas Aiken .... digital compositor
Alfred Berger .... rotoscope artist (episodes 105 & 109)
Kristen Branan .... head of production
Jarrod Davis .... visual effects supervisor
David Fogg .... visual effects supervisor
Sid Jayakar .... digital compositor
Kent Johnson .... visual effects producer
Pency Kinnard .... rotoscope artist (episodes 105 & 109)
Geoffrey Mark .... digital artist
Robert Rowles .... compositor
Patrick Peach .... visual effects producer (episodes 105 & 109) (uncredited)
Oliver Keller .... stunts
Justin Sundquist .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Bob Myers .... grip
Bob Myers .... rigging grip
Michael Piekutowski .... electrician
Michael Piekutowski .... lamp operator
Pete Villani .... rigging electrician (as Peter Villani)
Casting Department
Chad Darnell .... extras casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Meta Issa .... set costumer (as Meta Moise)
Editorial Department
Julius Ramsay .... assistant editor
Bob Riley .... assistant on-line editor
Henry Santos .... colorist
Music Department
Chris McGeary .... music editor
Other crew
Joel Champagne .... set production assistant
Gabrielle Glorious .... key construction accountant
Jean Hodges .... food stylist
Omar McClinton .... post-production finance: Touchstone Television
Loren Spector .... assistant production coordinator
Benjamin Vallery .... production assistant
Jake Worden .... additional production assistant
Production CompaniesDistributorsSpecial EffectsOther Companies

Additional Details

44 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Evelyn James:[Eli's mom talking about Eli's dad] I gave him my life. I'm not giving him my afterlife too.See more »
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3 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
Shark!, 10 October 2009
Author: ctomvelu1 from United States

We all talk about various TV series jumping the shark. GW has been preparing to jump the shark for awhile now, ever since Melinda'a dead husband jumped into another man's dying body. With this episode, GW took a massive leap over the shark. The wonderful Jay Mohr had played a professor of the paranormal for a season or two, and grew on the viewers. Suddenly, he was gone and replaced by a guy who cannot act or even speak properly, and has a face for radio, a face only a mother could love. His name is Jamie Kennedy, a former standup comedian and host of a forgettable Candid Camera-type TV show. Here, he plays a college teacher who can hear the dead talk. As the seasons have progressed, Kennedy has come to play a much larger role on the show, to the point where he's on screen more than the Melinda's sad sack of a husband, who is now a medical intern and thus working even more hours than when he was in his original body and worked as an EMT. This major shift might be OK if Kennedy could act and didn't look like Quasimodo on a bender. So what gives? Well, it is my understanding Kennedy is Hewitt's real-life boyfriend. And Hewitt produces the show. Get it? In this episode, Kennedy's dead parents gang up on him and each other. Mom has a deep dark secret and Dad is an eternal bully. Kennedy's nerdy character is caught in the middle, and he is front and center throughout this maudlin story. The episode was simply appalling. And there is no question the shark has been jumped. Fortunatgely, NBC's LAW & ORDER is now on in the same time slot on the same night. Hail and farewell, GW!

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