Ghost Whisperer (2005–2010)
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Friendly Neighborhood Ghost 

When a new neighbor moves in, he brings a ghost as part of his baggage and Melinda's attempts to reach the hostile and increasingly dangerous ghost lead to strain between her and Jim.


(as David Jones)



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Episode cast overview:
... Melinda Gordon
... Andrea Marino
... Jim Clancy
... Todd Darger
... Lyle Chase
... Stacy Chase
Dariush Kashani ... Bobby Tooch
Granville Ames ... Mr. Pappaso
... Dylan
Davis Gramm ... Young Todd (as David Graham)
Mackenzie Hannigan ... Miles
... Audrey
... Young Stacy


While a man moves in across the street from Melinda, she notices that presence of a ghost as well. In an attempt to figure out what is going on, Melinda is threatened by the haunted man. This leads to a fight between Melinda and Jim about her gift and how she often take things too far. Written by Abakusek

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Drama | Fantasy


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Release Date:

6 January 2006 (USA)  »

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Jonathan Banks guest stars in this episode. He went on to star in Breaking Bad, along with Aaron Paul and Giancarlo Esposito, who also guest star in the episode "Fury". See more »


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The neighbor, not the ghost
10 February 2007 | by See all my reviews

FRIENDLY NEIGHBORHOOD GHOST is actually more compelling for the guy (Ross McCall) being haunted rather than the ghost itself, played somewhat unconvincingly by veteran movie heavy Jonathan Banks. Banks is haunting McCall because he believes McCall, a new neighbor of Melinda and Jim's, killed his granddaughter (Dominique Swain). McCall is at first a menacing figure who we later learn is terrified and constantly on the move because of the hauntings. We see a crack in the relationship between Melinda and Jim develop over this case. We also see a ghost do more than just throw a book off a shelf or a glass off a table; in fact, what this ghost can do reaches well beyond what a ghost should be able to do under any circumstances in an American TV show or the movies. Melinda tells her antiques partner that ghosts lately seem to be amassing strength, something I consider a mistake in the mythos of this series. We will see this mistake repeated down the road in another episode. Banks was a great villain in a handful of '80s movies. Today he is just an old man, and I did not find it believable for a minute that he does what he does in this episode.

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