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Ghost Whisperer

Episode 5.20 : Blood Money

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TV Info


Episode Premiere

May 07, 2010

Distributor

CBS

Genre

Drama, Fantasy

Show Period

2005 - 2010

Production Company

ABC, CBS, Sander/Moses, Touchstone TV

Cast and Crew


Director

Eric Laneuville

Screenwriter

P.K. Simonds, Laurie McCarthy

Main Cast


Additional Cast

  • Wes Robinson
  • Arjay Smith
  • Trevor Morgan
  • Justin Shilton
  • Mary Gordon Murray
  • Sean Marquette
  • David Clennon

Synopsis


Three college kids stumble onto a bag of buried cash in an abandoned farm and anger a vengeful and dangerous ghost. The episode begins with Greg, Scott and Danny drinking at night in the woods. They stumble upon the barn and discover dozens of holes dug outside it. After separating to explore the barn, Danny yells for his friends to run, and he goes missing. The next day, Greg, a student at Rockland U, goes to see Eli looking for help. Melinda is with Eli at the time and it is clear that it is her help he needs. Melinda meets Det. Jeff Colson at the barn and tells him after discovering a skeleton that there is an angry ghost in there who has been dead a long time, and it is not Danny. Thru DNA samples we learn the bones belong to an eighteen year old kidnap victim from over a decade ago named Henry Alston. Eli knows the Alstons are super wealthy as they have donated buildings to the university and Jim adds that they gave a wing to the hospital and at the time of the kidnapping, gave 2 million dollars in ransom to get their son back. The money was never traced and his kidnappers were never found. Melinda has a conversation at the police station with Henry mother Mrs. Alston. Turns out Henry had trouble being associated with such wealth as his mother did and was raised to avoid its evil pitfalls. His best friends at college were scholarship kids; kids of cops and teachers not great wealth. Working with Det. Colson, Melinda has a vision of a hand burying blue bank deposit bags in the barn. Danny, the missing student is eventually found at the Canadian border with 80 thousand dollars in cash in his trunk that he found in the barn. Melinda returns to the barn and meets the ghost, Henry Alston. Henry's story about the kidnapping does not match her visions. Turns out Henry staged his own kidnapping and has kept quiet all this time to not hurt his parents any further. Eli figures out that Det. Colson was a friend of Henry's in college, and they planned the kidnapping together. Henry couldn't go through with it so Det. Colson killed him, but not before Henry had a chance to hide all the money from him. At the barn, Det Colson knows now that Melinda has figured it all out, with Henry's confirmation, and he pulls a gun on her. With Henry's help, Det. Colson is knocked out and Melinda is now safe. Henry speaks to his mother through Melinda and apologizes for everything that had happened. She forgives him and he is able to cross over now in peace. In the last scene, Carl appears to tell Melinda how dangerous the shadows are; that they are gluttons for energy, consuming ghosts.

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