Archive for March 6th, 2009
‘Ugly Betty’: Can’t buy her love
Source: Zap2it.com Recaps
Ugly Betty has fallen on some hard financial times, and just like the rest of us, the characters are turning to nurturing relationships to get them through the hardship.
When Casa de Suarez receives an eviction notice, the familia decide to gather enough money to pay for the down payment to buy the house from their landlord. Easier said than done. Betty’s job is reeling from Connor’s perfidy, Hilda’s inflated prices aren’t going over well, and although Justin made $250 as a street busker, well, the kid should stay in school.
Papi thinks he can win $10,000 by challenging TV chef Frankie Burrata (Steve Schirripa) to a throwdown, excuse me, a Kitchen Rumble. All goes well during the competition, even when Papi throws out his back and Betty steps in, but for some reason, Frankie wins. They was robbed! When the family gets a mysterious $10K check in the mail anyway, Betty thinks it’s Daniel taking pity on the family, but finds out it’s Matt instead.
Yes, perpetually absent-minded, forgetting-his-wallet, but very sweet Matt. It turns out, he’s stinkin’ rich. Betty of course refuses, and when Papi legitimately earns a job at Frankie’s restaurant and sells him the mole recipe for $10,000 (funny how that worked out), all is copacetic. The homestead is saved, and Matt and Betty make nice. They make very nice actually and share a smooch in public after he declares he’s really into her. Aww!
Meanwhile, Wil and Daniel are desperate to keep their company afloat and even endure the indignity of public transportation to petition for government bailout funds. The print media, especially fashion, is essential to New York’s economy they argue. They’re just about to sway the bigwigs when a tabloid photo shows them out on the town eating at the poshest restaurant. Bye-bye bailout.
It’s a rude awakening for Daniel, who decides to take responsibility. Yeah, he does still have a ton of money, so he’s gonna liquidate his assets. It’s risky, but so is pursuing a relationship with Molly since she’s got cancer. He’s seriously getting into adult mode when he makes it clear that no matter what happens, he wants them to be together. They kiss. Aww, again.
Finally, there’s some crazy excuse to get Marc and Amanda shopping for baby stuff for Wilhel-mini and they run into this totally hot single gay dad Timothy. Marc makes off with Timothy on a playdate, leaving Amanda with William and Christina (who is predictably trying not to get too attached to the baby she carried for nine months). This quality maternal time make Amanda realize that her adoptive parents, though liars about her parentage, are still the ones who raised her. Duh. Anyway, she calls home and makes nice with mom. Hat-trick aww!
Random thoughts and highlights:
- I immediately knew that Matt was the mysterious benefactor. Although it was a mistake, his heart was in the right place. I’m really digging him.
- Marc about Timothy: “Cute and rude. I’m in love.”
- I think the name Cello is kind of cute, but you have to be Italian to pull it off. Okay, technically it’s Marcello.
- Justin to Betty: “In all black? You look almost fashionable!” Actually, with the red glasses frames, it’s a decent look.
- Kitchen Rumble commentator about Betty taking over for Papi: “They tapped the sturdy girl to step in.”
- So the eviction notice is the reason why Betty had to move home. I guess.
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Update: Season 5 Scoop!
Ghostly whispers about next season (yes, next!), include: Dr. Jim (?!), a certain baby’s special gifts, the “Book of Changes” and a possible Grandview space-time continuum!
2.23 Book of Changes (Season finale) – Airing May 2009
Melinda’s dreams and visions about her baby tie in with a mysterious “Book of Changes” that everyone wants to get their hands on. Jeremy Bishop: In his mid 30s, good-looking, tall, and mysterious, he meets with Zoe to discuss a special collection of books that are being sold to support the university. His interest in the tomes is sinister, and he can turn from pleasant and charming to ice-cold in an instant. (SpoilerTV)
So great that Jim remembered himself on Ghost Whisperer, but what’s next? Do they still have two guys playing one character?
According to Ghost Whisperer show runner P.K. Simonds, “We might catch a couple of glimpses” of Kenneth Mitchell, the actor who plays Sam, during the remainder of the season, but that’s it. And we’ll see David Conrad as Jim, but everyone on the show still perceives him as Sam. “He can’t resume [his Jim life] exactly, because Sam Lucas doesn’t have a license to practice emergency medicine, but obstacles are also opportunities. He finds a new direction that actually allows him to go after a specific dream he’s always had.” Like, say, Jim’s dream of medical school? Looks like Grandview residents might eventually enjoy Jim’s bedside manner via Dr. Sam Lucas… Source: Kristin on E!Online
This is a summary from http://ghostwhisperer.yuku.com from a scene in Episode 4.21 Cursed script. Everyone is going to be really happy that Melinda’s baby is really Jim’s!!! Jim’s still Sam, but he now goes by Jim and knows and remembers he is Jim and will be raising the baby with Melinda.
Rumor has it that it will be Eli’s girlfriend Zoe that will be the one that dies.
“Cafe Breakfast out, coffee for Jim, herbal tea for Melinda. Enjoying the fine spring morning and each other. Jim takes a final bite as Melinda watches him lovingly. Jim: Are you eyeing my coffee or me?
Melinda: You Jim: Because the no caffeine it’s gotta be an adjustment for you
Melinda: not a problem
Jim (doting): You didn’t eat very much. Are you having morning sickness?
Melinda: Nope, I feel great. It’s a beautiful day, I’m with you…. Jim: And Junior, can we call him Junior?
Melinda: Call her anything you like Jim: It’s a girl? Does it feel like a girl?
Melinda: I have no idea, but either way I gotta say, Junior is not at the top of my list. Unless of course, you’re serious about naming him Jim, James Jr or Jamie For the moment, completely forgetting that he’s:
Waitress: Sam, Sam Lucas? It takes Jim a bit to recognize his own name. He turns to the waitress, holding a check she’s taken from another table, scanning the patrons, looking lost.
Jim: That’s me, over here Waitress: Sorry, this is my first day, and I gave you the wrong check She swaps it for another
Waitress: Here, I’m so lame This next as much for Melinda as the overwhelmed waitress
Jim: It’s ok, no problem ….(to Mel) Really As the waitress moves off Jim shrugs, tells Melinda:
Jim: We got some explaining to do (Trying this on)
Jim: I guess I’m the great boyfriend who steps up and helps you raise your dead husband’s child
Melinda (reassuring): Our friends, our family, anyone who matters will know the truth. If not now, then in time. Okay?
Jim: Sounds like a plan. Who’s first?
Melinda: Delia. Come to the store. We’ll tell her together
Jim: Thanks but no. This feels like something you guys should share. In a high-pitched, girls-only kind of way.”
Also Episode 4.18 Leap of Faith March 13, 2009 is a major turning point for the Melinda/Jim/Sam storyline: A TV Guide said that Melinda gets trapped in a flood and Sam is her only hope of rescue. He risks his life to save her, and it transforms him “physically and mentally”.
UPDATED: After weeks of twists and turns, Jennifer Love Hewitt will indeed get rescued on an upcoming episode of “Ghost Whisperer”. Pinned in by a flood, Melinda (played by Hewitt) is saved by her reincarnated husband Sam (played by David Conrad). “He rescues Melinda against his better logic,” Conrad leaked to “TV Guide”, admitting, however, that Sam is “transformed on that journey.” “It’s both a physical and a mental transformation.” “It’s going to be really fun and really big and really satisfying,” insists exec producer P.K. Simonds. Catch the pivotal “Ghost Whisperer” installment next Friday night on CBS.
Who Got Jennifer Love Hewitt Pregnant?
Jennifer Love Hewitt is having a baby!
OK, maybe not in real life, but her Ghost Whisperer character, Melinda Gordon, is finally preggers. So who’s the proud papa? Jim or Sam? All signs point to…Jim!
“Do the math,” says Ghost Whisperer show runner P.K. Simonds, “less time has passed for our characters than has passed in the broadcast calendar…basically, time slowed down in the aftermath of the big events at the beginning of the season. [The 12 episodes] since Jim died have taken less than 12 weeks in terms of Jim and Melinda’s lives.”
So Melinda could’ve been pregnant this whole time without realizing it? Says Simonds, “Sometimes you don’t notice something like that. Especially going through what she’s gone through—the cycles [can be] interrupted by traumatic events.” Simonds wants fans to remember that the season “started with [Jim and Melinda] trying to become pregnant, trying very hard [and] facing some obstacles. And just as they seemed to get past those obstacles, tragedy struck.” Tragedy, of course, being Jim’s death—and his amnesia after being reincarnated in Sam’s body.
And the final blow Sam delivers to his new girlfriend after she at last confides he is really Jim: He believes Melinda Gordon is a mentally unstable widow who is using him as a substitute for her dead husband. (Jim, how could you?!)
So when does Melinda finally start to notice her sexually transmitted parasite, i.e. the baby? And why does she look more than three months pregnant in the picture above?
Simonds points out, “Some of the photos have been taken from episodes 21, 22 and 23 (the finale) that were shot after some time has passed. Basically, time slowed down in the aftermath of the big events of the beginning of the season and then speeds up again toward the end of the season.”
But before Mel can do a happy Snoopy dance about the baby, she needs Jim there to share the good news with her, right? Right, and that’s why you have to tune in to tonight’s epic episode, “Leap of Faith.”
Says Simonds, “The entire season was built and designed and carefully engineered to give this particular episode the biggest possible punch, the biggest payoff to our audience, especially our loyal viewers who stuck it out.” Simonds guarantees that the fans who “make it through this one will be very, very happy.”
Happy, sad, mad? We want to hear your opinion after you watch the show, so be sure to come back here with your comments.
For more Ghostly whispers about next season (yes, next!), Dr. Jim (?!), a certain baby’s special gifts, the “Book of Changes” and a possible Grandview space-time continuum, make sure to check back for Monday’s Spoiler Chat.
Ghost Whisperer airs Fridays on CBS at 8 p.m.
—Reporting by Drusilla Moorhouse
419. Thrilled to Death April 10, 2009
Moran lives in the same building as Eli, and is being haunted by the ghost of Rick Hartman. Melinda and Eli track the connection to a cancer support group they were both members of, to find out that Morgan is dying herself. Rick had died 6 months ago in a tragic parachuting accident, the ironic thing is his job, when he was alive, was an actuary – someone who assesses risks of others. With a little investigating by Melinda and Eli, we find out that Rick had cancer and had made a “bucket list” of things he was to accomplish be he died, the last thing on his list though was “Morgan.”
Guest Star Hillary Duff (Lizzie McGuire, Joan of Arcadia) will play Morgan Jefferies, a beautiful woman of mystery who may be involved in the death of a man who fell victim – literally – to a freak accident.
Episode 4.17 “Delusions of Grandview“
Melinda shares some devastating news with Sam about who he really is and their relationship is left in limbo. Meanwhile, with Sam’s help, Melinda struggles to solve the mystery of a haunting at a local kindergarten before any children are hurt – but her supernatural revelations may drive a wedge between her and the increasingly skeptical Sam.
Jefery Levy directs from a script by Co-Executive Producer Laurie McCarthy (“Body of Water” and 7 others) and Mark B. Perry (“This Joint’s Haunted” and 4 others). Kenneth Mitchell returns as Sam Lucas along with Guest Stars Darby Stanchfield (Jericho), Golden Globe nominee Aaron Hart (Thank You for Smoking), Oscar nominee Michael O’Keefe (The Great Santini, Roseanne), and Mark L. Taylor (Saving Grace, Melrose Place).
Melinda encounters Greer, a pretty but obviously anguished ghost who died in the mental hospital shortly after giving birth to her only child, whom she supposedly drowned after falling into a deep post-partum depression. Now, Greer haunts her former sanatorium, which was recently converted into a kindergarten. But whether she is a dangerous psychotic bent on vengeance or a wronged victim intent on protecting the kindergarteners from harm is a troubling mystery that Melinda must unravel – and fast.