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The Vanishing

  • Episode aired Apr 7, 2006

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A head injury caused by an accident puts Melinda's abilities at risk. Melinda must deal with the possibility of permanently losing her gift as she attempts to help a young girl whose boyfrie... Read all A head injury caused by an accident puts Melinda's abilities at risk. Melinda must deal with the possibility of permanently losing her gift as she attempts to help a young girl whose boyfriend has recently died. A head injury caused by an accident puts Melinda's abilities at risk. Melinda must deal with the possibility of permanently losing her gift as she attempts to help a young girl whose boyfriend has recently died.

  • Catherine Butterfield
  • Jennifer Love Hewitt
  • Aisha Tyler
  • David Conrad
  • 2 User reviews
  • 2 Critic reviews
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Jennifer Love Hewitt in The Vanishing (2006)

  • Melinda Gordon

Aisha Tyler

  • Andrea Marino

David Conrad

  • Ashton Belluso

Vanessa Lengies

  • Caitlin Emerson

Chris Olivero

  • Brian Fordyce

Wendy Phillips

  • Diane Shields

Daniel Roebuck

  • Adam Emerson

June Squibb

  • Melinda's Grandma

Jeffrey Hutchinson

  • Ghost Man in Road

Jimmy Palumbo

  • Middle Aged Ghost

Anne Archer

  • Beth Gordon

Van Epperson

  • Ghost Rancher

Dave Hanson

  • Dr. Epstein
  • (as Wayne Péré)

Scott Rinker

  • (as Scott Allen Rinker)
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  • Trivia The writers of this episode appear to be influenced by the White Wolf game "Wraith: The Oblivion", a role playing game where players play as ghosts. The episode shares two things in common with the game. First the fact that a ghost can be anchored to an object that holds emotional sentimental value. Second that a huge wind is sweeping through the ghost world, that can be felt in the real world, and that sweeps ghosts away.
  • Goofs When Melinda falls in the forest and hits her head on the rock you can see the rock deform because it is made of soft foam or rubber, and is not a real rock.

Jim Clancy : Boredom is underrated.

Melinda Gordon : Boredom is boring!

  • Soundtracks The Voice Within Performed by Christina Aguilera

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  • Mar 10, 2007
  • April 7, 2006 (United States)
  • United States
  • Stage 19, Universal Studios - 100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City, California, USA
  • Sander/Moses Productions
  • Paramount Network Television
  • Touchstone Television
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The Vanishing is the twentieth episode of the first season of the CBS original series, Ghost Whisperer , originally premiering on April 7, 2006. The episode was written by Catherine Butterfield and directed by Ian Sander , and recieved a total of 10.69 million viewers. A head injury caused by an accident puts Melinda's abilities at risk. Melinda must deal with the possibility of permanently losing her gift as she attempts to help a young girl whose boyfriend has recently died.

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Guest Starring [ ]

  • Duane Martin as Ashton Belluso
  • Vanessa Lengies as Caitlin Emerson
  • Chris Olivero as Brian Fordyce
  • Wendy Phillips as Diane Shields
  • Daniel Roebuck as Adam Emerson
  • June Squibb as Mary Ann
  • Jeffrey Hutchinson as Ghost Man in Road
  • Jimmy Palumbo as Middle Aged Ghost
  • Anne Archer as Beth Gordon
  • Van Epperson as Mr. Keeler
  • Dale Gibson as Ghost Rancher
  • Dave Hanson as Gary
  • Wayne Pére as Dr. Epstein
  • Poetri as M.C.
  • Scott Rinker as Reggie
  • Joe Wandell as Paramedic
  • Douglas Bierman as Laughing Man
  • Derek Spooner as Liquor Buyer

Plot Synopsis [ ]

Melinda spends her day normal seeing her regular ghosts, after works she drives home and stops when she sees the family of ghosts from the cemetery from episode 1. She tries to talk to them but they get pulled away. Melinda sees a football player and just as she is about to talk to him he is pulled away. Melinda tries to follow him but she trips and hits her head. Melinda is taken to the hospital and she suffers a coma. Days pass and Melinda begins to notice that her regulars are gone, she doesn't even see Homer the dog. Melinda's mom is happy that she doesn't see them. Andrea's boyfriend is sensitive and in a poem talks about the laughing man and that the passionate and young are able to resist and the rest are vanishing to some other place. Melinda and her mother are in the hospital to see if Melinda is okay. They see a woman die and all of a sudden she is pulled away. The football player is able to resist the pull from being taken away because he is in love with his girlfriend (very passionate) he talks about how he feels something is trying to take him away. The footballer is the boyfriend of a girl who is the cousin of a dead teenage boy in episode 6 Homecoming.

Melinda solves the case and she realizes that the ghosts haven't vanished just being taken away somewhere.

The football player moves into the light and the scene ends with the laughing man and the faceless man on the roof of Melinda's house.

Spirits [ ]

  • This episode gathered a total of 10.69 million viewers .
  • This is the last episode to feature Andrea Marino alive from beginning to end. She dies in the next episode, though is not revealed to be dead until The One .
  • 1 Jim Clancy
  • 2 Sam Lucas
  • 3 Andrea Marino

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CBS' Ghost Whisperer was as captivating as it was tragic, and here are 10 of the haunting show's best episodes, according to their IMDb scores.

Ghost Whisperer   ran from 2005-2010 0n CBS , garnering a dedicated audience. Every week viewers watched Melinda Gordon (Jennifer Love Hewitt) use her ability to see and speak with the dead to help them resolve unfinished business and bring peace to them and their loved ones.

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However, it didn't come without its costs, as Melinda lost friends and battled darkness along the way. Though with her husband and friends to help her, Melinda was never alone. Many episodes had heart-wrenching moments and compelling storylines, but some stood out more than others.

"The Children's Parade" (8.0)

In the series finale, Melinda is taken over by the shadows, and Aiden, her son, must team up alongside the Shinies—ghosts of children that have crossed over—to save her. Aiden and Melinda then cross over several ghosts of children, including the young boy who had been leading them and conducting marches to show the shadows he and the other kids weren't afraid of them.

Later on, Melinda and Jim apologize to Aiden for telling him ghosts weren't real and to not use his gift. In the episode's conclusion, a sweet moment between mother and son in which Melinda and Aiden both called one another their "hero" is shown, ending the series on a happy note.

"Thrilled To Death" (8.0)

This season four episode guest stars Hilary Duff as a woman haunted by an angry ghost. She's not exactly truthful, and it nearly costs her her life. Thankfully, Melinda and Eli are there to help her and unravel her lies.

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Meanwhile, with Sam now remembering his life as Jim, he struggles to move on with his life as he misses his old one, and it means making some decisions and changes.

"Don't Try This At Home" (8.0)

Melinda uses her abilities to help a small group of college girls in this episode when they think they're being haunted by Bloody Mary. Melinda uncovers the real story, however, and finds that the ghost causing the girls to go into catatonic states is the ghost of another college girl who had a weak heart that sadly died as a result of the other girls pranking her.

However, Melinda must convince the ghost that she's not Bloody Mary and remind her of who she was in life in order to save the college girls and bring the ghost peace.

"No Safe Place" (8.0)

Melinda tries helping a lawyer named Shane that is seemingly being stalked by his stalker even in death, but it turns out the story is backward; the ghost is a woman named Colleen that Shane mercilessly stalked up until she tragically died by falling off a fire escape.

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In death, Colleen initially tries to get her revenge, and it inadvertently leads Shane to his next target: Melinda. Now in danger herself, Melinda and Colleen team up to take down Shane once and for all and ensure he can never harass anyone ever again.

"Love Never Dies" (8.0)

Melinda tries to grieve her best friend, but Andrea's soul is in danger, and Melinda's fight for her is far from over. Melinda requests the help of Professor Rick Payne (Jay Mohr) to help her learn more about the man with the wide-brim hat named Romano and urgently tries to get Andrea to cross over before it's too late, which includes a heartfelt goodbye between Andrea and her brother with the reminder that "love never dies."

"The Collector" (8.1)

Melinda meets another ghost whisperer, Gabriel, with a sketchy past. Even worse, he's blocking the light from the ghosts, and, thanks to Professor Payne's camera, Melinda discovers all sorts of ghosts have attached themselves to Gabriel.

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While figuring out Gabriel's true intentions, Melinda also tries to help Professor Payne with his late wife, who has appeared and wants him to read her journal, which reveals an affair she had. Hurt, Professor Payne refuses to forgive his deceased wife so she can move on, and she angrily stays.

"The Gathering" (8.1)

Melinda figures out the last of the puzzle as she tracks down Kristen, a little girl that survived the previous season's plane crash. Kristen, alongside other children that survived horrible accidents around the world, have been making things related to their experiences and are all ultimately united in this episode for an important reason.

Melinda and Professor Payne later go looking for all the children as they are said to have gone with Gabriel, and Melinda finds out that Gabriel is in fact her brother, according to her estranged father.

"Leap Of Faith" (8.1)

Melinda meets a man who was a "step in" like Jim was for Sam, the man woke up three years prior with no memory of who he had been. Oddly enough, it's almost foreshadowing, as, just when Melinda had given up hope that Sam would ever remember his life as Jim, he finally does.

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"Free Fall" (8.2)

The first half of the season one finale finds Melinda feeling a sense of dread and experiencing all kinds of signs that trace back to the impending crash of a plane. With this realization, Melinda tries to figure out which flight it is, and she frantically begins making phone calls to warn someone alongside Andrea until the plane itself flies over her store and crashes nearby and Melinda sees all the ghosts of crew and passengers walking towards her in one devastating vision.

"The One" (8.5)

The second half of the season one finale is highly emotional and intense, as Melinda must find a way to cross over hundreds of passengers killed in the plane crash and ensure that they don't stay behind with the evil man wearing the wide-brim hat named Romano.

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