'Ghost Whisperer' - 'Implosion' Recap
by Isabelle Carreau, posted Mar 6th 2010 1:48AM
(S05E15) "Wow! It must be really really interesting to be you." - Delia to Melinda
It may be interesting to be Melinda, but it's also scary, stressful and demanding. Melinda's gift does allow her to help people, but it also comes with a price. This week's milestone episode put Melinda and co. in grave danger, and one important character died in the end.
Jennifer Love Hewitt directed this week's installment, which is the show's 100th episode. She did a very good job, especially for such an action-pack and Shadow-heavy episode. Bravo!
So who died? The answer coming up!
The ghost-of-the-week story provided some cool scenes and visions, such as Melinda seeing her house destroyed. It was also touching and heartbreaking when Joey talked about his father and when Melinda helped the teen crossover. However, the Joey storyline took a back seat when we saw Bedford drinking in the alley and getting the creepy phone call from beyond.
Oh. My. God. The second half of the episode was crazy! The Shadows calling Bedford using his mother's voice to have him get the book to come to him. The doctor calling Bedford saying his mother died 30 minutes AGO. The flashback scene where we discover Bedford stole a mine and killed Joey without knowing it when he (Bedford) closed the door. Bedford calling Eli and co. to get the book and the gang discovering that Bedford was in Delia's office with the book. Eli going into Delia's office to give the book. Bedford turning the pages of the book and discovering it erased itself. The Shadows being angry, which lead to the bomb exploding and killing Bedford. Ned opening his Economics book only to discover the content being erased and replaced by the Book of Changes. Ghost Bedford watching Ned and then disappearing only to leave two white spooky lights (probably street lights but still spooky) behind. Wow!!!
I wondered why Bedford wanted Ned to deliver the book. Could it be because the Shadows told him at some point that Ned was somewhat linked to the Book? If Ned had delivered the book, would Bedford have detonated the bomb to kill Ned in the process?
One thing is certain, it looks like Ned is destined to be the keeper of the Book. Why else would the Book have rewritten itself in his Economics book? It makes sense that someone must protect the book. After all, we have Watchers and Shinies, why not Protectors or Keepers? I suspect that Ned will not tell the others right away that the book reappeared, but that Bedford's ghost will haunt him for a while -- aka until May Sweeps -- and Ned will have to turn to Melinda for help so he'll have to tell the truth.
Bedford being a ghost will surely be extremely interesting, as we will not only get to see his side of the World but also witness the Shadows continuing to pressure him to get the book. Will the Shadows appear to Bedford differently now that he is a ghost? What will it take for Bedford to cross over? It looked to me as if he really didn't want to follow the Shadows' orders but didn't have a choice. Could helping Melinda and co. win over the Shadows allow Bedford to cross over?
Talk about a 100th episode, eh? Filled with action, drama, and touching moments but, most importantly, show mythology. I can't wait to see where Bedford's death and Ned having the book will lead us.
What's your take on the 100th episode? Do you agree that Ned is the Keeper of the Book of Changes? What do you expect will happen to Bedford now that he has crossed over? Share your theories and thoughts in comments below!