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Greek Tragedy is the fifteenth episode of the fourth season, and the seventy-seventh overall episode, of the CBS series, Ghost Whisperer , originally premiering on February 13, 2009. The episode was written by Christina M. Kim , and directed by Karen Gaviola , and recieved a total of 11.31 million viewers.
A sorority girl goes missing in the woods during a secret initiation ceremony, and Melinda is confronted with the uneasy spirit of a sad ghost who encountered tragedy during that same ritual 40 years ago. Eli's attempt to relieve Melinda of ghost duty so she can pursue her romance with Jim/Sam goes awry when a hazing stunt turns deadly, and Sam wonders if he can trust her.
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Guest Starring [ ]
- Andrea Bowen as Rebecca Kelly
- Sarah Ramos as Courtney
- Kerrie Keane as Lauren Sable
- Kenneth Mitchell as Sam Lucas
- Samantha Krutzfeldt as Vanessa
- Aailyah Franks as Ashley
- Courney Halverson as Young Lauren
- Amanda Schull as Emily Harris
- Shoshana Bush as Makenna
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Eli: (in response to Melinda having taken the 1968 Pledge Book from the Sorority House) Nice, a little Winona Ryder action.
It appears as though Eli is referring to the fact that in November 2002 Winona Ryder was found guilty of shoplifting at Saks on 12 December 2001.
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Ghost Whisperer 4.15 “Greek Tragedy”
At some yet-to-be-identified college, a group of girls is asleep in a dorm room (which honestly looks more like a barracks with all the beds in the middle of a large room). Suddenly a group of masked guys come in and grab the girls, barely giving them time to grab the shoes placed conveniently beside their beds (which is a great look with the slip/nightgown/whatever thingies they’re all wearing) before chucking them into a van. They’re delivered to the woods, where another group is waiting for them. Ah, okay, it’s a sorority hazing! Which makes me really glad I never joined a sorority, because these older girls are really pretty nasty. The younger girls are given maps and told they must retrieve five tokens placed randomly in the woods – and they have to do it wearing burlap bags over their heads with only a flashlight to guide them. Sounds like fun, where do I sign up? Or maybe not. One pledge is pulled aside, and told “Not you, Courtney”. Apparently Courtney is as confused by that as I am. In the next scene we see Courtney setting off alone, having trouble reading her map. She slips the bag off her head (oops, not supposed to do that!), and glances at the map before replacing the bag, but it doesn’t seem to help. She stumbles over a rock and falls down an embankment.
In the morning, Melinda and Delia are at the shop opening up, and talking about Melinda’s relationship with Sam. Mel understands why Sam thinks she’s not ready to date, and wishes she could tell him the truth. Or at least stop making excuses for ducking out all the time, but she feels that she has a responsibility to the ghosts and the people she helps. Just then Sam pops in with coffee for all of them (awww!) and asks Melinda to come with him to an art show he got an invitation to. Apparently Sam doesn’t remember if he likes art, hee. Delia immediately offers to cover for Melinda at the shop before Mel can even ask. Hee, some more.
Later in the morning, Melinda is with Eli at a college campus (DUN!) which turns out to be Rockland University. Eli is there for a book release party and signing, I guess Melinda is there for moral support. I wonder if Delia is covering for this also? We should all have such patient friends. Anyway, Eli is gently teasing Melinda about making her relationship with Sam a priority when Melinda suddenly sees a ghost dressed in a slip/nightgown/whatever thingy. And a burlap bag on her head. Melinda asks the ghost what happened to her, and the ghost cryptically replies “Ask my sister”. As it is conveniently Pledge Week on campus, Melinda and Eli talk about pledging and hazing and think the ghost may have been a victim. Very Holmes/Watson of them, don’t you think? And then Eli gets a little too enthused about checking out leads on a college campus full of sorority girls. Ew.
Evening now, and Sam and Melinda are talking about the art show they’ve just left. Neither of them liked it much and Sam is bemused that he ever liked that kind of thing in the first place. It’s obvious that they’re getting closer to one another and there’s some shmoopy talk about not wasting the moments one is given, and a really cute scene setting in which J. Love is standing on a sidewalk and David Conrad is standing below it, and he’s still taller than she is. Short girls of the world unite!
Meanwhile, Eli is talking to one of the sorority girls about Courtney. She never came back after being left in the woods last night and they’ve reported her missing. The police are organizing a search party, and Courtney’s sister Emily is there. Eli talks to her and it’s clear that Emily is really upset and just wants to find her sister. The ghost appears and speaks , which is handy for Eli, since he can hear ghosts but can’t see them. Eli thinks the ghost is Courtney, and asks her what happened. She tells Eli that “She already knows”, meaning Emily. This is one ghost who really doesn’t give much away.
And then the exposition fairy comes and bonks us on the head with a brief history of Sigma Theta Chi. (For the record, there really is a Sigma Theta Chi, but it’s a fraternity. There’s also a Chi Sigma Theta sorority – I guess the writers didn’t want to take the chance that they might get sued over fictionalizing a real sorority.) Once again I’m really glad I never bothered with that whole pledging thing because it doesn’t sound that great. Unless you like cults. Eli is talking to two girls who explain about the burlap bags, and that they have to keep their shoes by their beds for those late-night trips to the woods. Each girl gets a map and directions but nothing more. They split up and haven’t seen Courtney since. They think that maybe because Courtney was more popular than her sister, and that Emily sabotaged Courtney so she wouldn’t be pledged into the sorority. Either that or the noose got her, which, what?
And we’re back at Melinda’s house, where she is struggling to carry wood in for the fire. Sam arrives and offers to help, because that’s what he thinks boyfriends should do and he wants to do things for Mel. Apparently in adorably awkward fashion. Just then, the bad timing gods pop up as Sam gets a phone call from his boss, asking him to join the search party for Courtney. Melinda says she’ll ask Delia and Eli to help and will join him there.
At the base for the search party, Eli sees Emily and asks if he can talk to her about her sister. Emily says they had to make it look like a fight, but she was really trying to help Courtney by giving her a better map. The ghost appears and says Emily is lying, but Emily says she told the police everything. Eli joins Melinda and Sam with the search party, and pulls Mel aside to tell her about what Emily and the ghost said. Melinda finds a noose in the woods, and has a vision of a girl but it’s not Courtney. The ghost appears and says she won’t let it happen again, but doesn’t say what “it” is.
In the morning, Melinda is looking for her keys while talking to Eli on the phone, and they begin to figure out that the ghost is not Courtney. Sam comes in with breakfast, and Melinda’s keys he found outside. Melinda says she has to go meet Eli, but lies that she’s going to the fire station to help coordinate the search rather than to the sorority house to do research. I don’t really know why either.
At the sorority house, Mel and Eli are looking through pledge books for information. They find an entry about Rebecca’s Noose and try to figure out who Rebecca is. In another book, they find a memorial to Rebecca Kelly, who died on a “nature walk” in 1968. Finally they realize that the ghost is Rebecca. She appears, and Melinda talks to her. The burlap bag on her head disappears, and Rebecca says that Courtney is safe from the other girls and is her sister now.
At the shop, Melinda, Delia and Eli realize that Rebecca is using Courney to stop the hazing. Rebecca thinks that if a pledge disappears, it will draw attention the secret rituals and the sorority will be forced to stop them. Melinda pulls out a pledge book she took from the college trying to get more information on Rebecca’s Noose and what it means. They don’t find anything in the book but are able to track down a pledge from that year who still lives in Grandview.
They go to visit Lauren, the former pledge, and Lauren tells them she was a pledge but dropped out. She says the hazing was awful – alone in the woods, freezing, with no food or water, and a bag over their heads. Melinda asks if Rebecca was a pledge, and Lauren tells them that Rebecca was not a pledge but one of the leaders and the meanest one. She relates how Rebecca singled her out, and left her in the forest alone after eliminating her from the pledges. Lauren pleads with Rebecca not to leave her, but Rebecca goes anyway. Lauren found her way out of the woods and never set foot in the sorority house again. Melinda asks Lauren about the nooses, but Lauren says they didn’t use them then. Mel wonders if they had something to do with Rebecca’s death, and Lauren is sure they do.
After Melinda and Eli leave they go to rejoin the search party in the woods. They’re trying to figure out why Rebecca keeps appearing dressed as a pledge rather than a member. Rebecca is shown with Courtney, who is still alive but barely. Melinda calls out to Rebecca to try to talk to her about what happened to Lauren. Rebecca appears and tells Mel that the night Lauren pledged, she was feeling guilty about the way they were treating Lauren and didn’t want to leave her alone in the woods. But she knew she would be thrown out of she went back to help, so she had to do it anonymously. Rebecca dressed up as a pledge and put a bag on her head so Lauren wouldn’t know who she was. She was taking a short cut to reach the spot where they’d left Lauren when she got caught in a rock slide and slipped over the edge of a cliff, getting tangled up in a net where she is strangled. Rebecca says Courtney has to die to stop the hazing, and Melinda pleads with her to save Courtney’s life. Finally, Mel gets through to Rebecca and she agrees to show Mel where Courtney is. With the search party, Melinda “just happens” to see Courtney and the rescuers find her.
Meanwhile, back at the fire station, Sam is looking for Melinda. He finds out that Melinda wasn’t there when she told Sam she was. Just then, Sam looks at the TV and sees a broadcast of the search in the woods, where Mel is present as Courtney is found.
Emily is reunited with Courtney as Rebecca looks on. Mel tells them that Rebecca helped them to find Courtney and that she is there. Emily explains everything to Courtney, and they make up and then thank Rebecca for helping them find Courtney. Melinda promises to tell Lauren the truth and that Rebecca tried to help her. Finally, Rebecca is at peace and is able to cross over.
But we can’t leave it at that, because our show needs romantic tension! So we’re back at Melinda’s house, where Sam asks Melinda where she was. Mel says she was at the fire station, and Sam reveals to her that he saw her on TV and knows she lied to him. Sam leaves for work unhappy, and Melinda wonders what this means for them.
Next week: In spite of his feelings for Melinda, Sam has doubts! No, really, big big doubts.
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Ghost Whisperer/Greek Tragedy
Greek Tragedy is the fifteenth episode of the fourth season of Ghost Whisperer , and the seventy-seventh episode overall.
Starring : Jennifer Love Hewitt ( Melinda Gordon ), David Conrad ( Jim Clancy / Sam Lucas ), Christoph Sanders ( Ned Banks ) ( credit only )
with Jamie Kennedy ( Professor Eli James )
and Camryn Manheim ( Delia Banks )
Guest Starring : Andrea Bowen (Rebecca Kelly), Sarah Ramos (Courtney Harris), Kerrie Keane (Lauren Sable), Amanda Schull (Emily Harris), Shoshana Bush (Makenna), Kenneth Mitchell ( Sam Lucas )
Co-Starring : Samantha Krutzfeldt (Vanessa), Di Quon (Juliette), Aaliyah Franks (Ashley), Courtney Halverson (Young Lauren), Tom Choi (Volunteer), Erica Mer (Girl in Black #1), Trish Coren (Girl in Black #2), Ricky Lewis, Jr. (Medic)
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Ep 15. Greek Tragedy
- February 13, 2009
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Throughout the series, Ghost Whisperer follows the life of Melinda Gordon, played by Jennifer Love-Hewitt, a young woman with the unique ability to communicate with the dead. In season 4, episode 15 titled "Greek Tragedy", Melinda is approached by a ghost who has been haunting a local college fraternity.
The episode begins with a group of college students moving into a house that they plan on using as their fraternity's headquarters. As they unpack, they begin to experience strange occurrences such as doors opening and closing on their own and bizarre noises coming from the walls. Eventually, they realize that the house is haunted by a ghost who refuses to leave until someone helps him solve the mystery behind his death.
Melinda is eventually brought onto the scene when one of the students reaches out to her for help. Upon arriving at the fraternity house, she immediately senses the presence of the ghost. She begins to communicate with him and discovers that he was a former member of the fraternity who died under mysterious circumstances.
As Melinda attempts to figure out the truth behind the ghost's death, she must navigate her way through the complicated and often secretive world of college fraternities. She soon discovers that the fraternity's culture of secrecy and loyalty has prevented anyone from speaking up about what really happened to the ghost. With the help of her husband Jim and her friend Delia, Melinda must unravel the truth before it's too late.
Throughout the course of the episode, Melinda uncovers numerous secrets about the fraternity and the circumstances surrounding the ghost's death. As she slowly pieces together the truth, she finds herself in danger from an unexpected source. In the end, Melinda not only helps the ghost find peace, but she also helps to shed light on the dangerous culture of college fraternities and the lengths that people will go to in order to protect their secrets.
Overall, "Greek Tragedy" is a compelling and thrilling episode of Ghost Whisperer that delves into the complex world of college fraternities and the dark secrets that they can sometimes keep hidden. Jennifer Love-Hewitt delivers a strong performance as Melinda, and the episode is sure to keep viewers on the edge of their seats until the very end.
- Genres Science Fiction Drama
- Cast Jennifer Love Hewitt David Conrad Christoph Sanders Andrea Bowen Sarah Ramos
- Channel CBS
- First Aired February 13, 2009
- Content Rating TVPG
- Runtime 42 min
- Language English
- IMDB Rating 7.3 (201)
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Ghost whisperer - recap & review - greek tragedy.
The episode opens with what's revealed to be pledge week at the college where Eli is a professor. Students are taken into the woods with bags over their heads and sent to find their tokens to be part of a sorority. One girl, Courtney, is pulled aside by an older member before being sent out into the woods, where she trips and falls down a hill. At the antique shop, Sam invites Melinda to an art show in Grandview. Melinda and Eli are talking at the college, where Melinda sees a ghost with a bag over her head, wearing a black slip, and white shoes. The ghost says to ask her sister what happened to her, because that's who knows. Melinda thinks maybe she means her sorority sister, and she was staring down one girl on campus. Eli goes to investigate. Eli asks Makenna, a leader of the sorority, about trouble with one of the pledges. She says a pledge named Courtney went missing this morning, and she's been gone for five hours. They go and talk to Emily, who is Courtney's sister. She seems genuinely worried. Eli talks to two other girls from the sorority. They explain how they had to find their token to stay in the group. They split up to search and didn't see Courtney again. One girl says they could see how the others might hurt her if she couldn't find her token. Melinda and Jim are this close to a kiss, when the phone rings. A search party is set out for Courtney, and they ask for Sam's help. I couldn't quite figure out why. Eli talks to Emily, Courtney's sister, at the fire station. Emily says she pretended to fight with Courtney to hand her a good map. Jim and Melinda show up, and Melinda sees a noose in the woods. She has a vision of some of the sorority girls saying Courtney had to pay the price for not finding her token. Eli and Melinda read through yearbooks and see pictures of girls from the sorority with the caption, "We survived Rebecca's noose." They find that Rebecca died in the woods in 1968. Melinda tells the ghost she knows she's Rebecca, and Rebecca says no one can hurt Courtney, now that they are sisters. Melinda and Eli go to find a woman, Lauren, who was in the sorority in '68, to try and find out what happened to Rebecca. Apparently, she was a leader, the worst of them all. Lauren was left out in the woods until sunrise. Melinda goes to find Rebecca in the woods. She was trying to get the token for Lauren when she went back to get her flashlight. She acted like a pledge, by putting one of the bags over her head, because only a pledge could give it to her. Then, however, she slipped on some rocks along the way and fell to her death. Rebecca's ghost stuck around to try and make amends. She hates the sorority and says the only way for her to stop the sorority was for Courtney to die. The sisters, Emily and Courtney, are reunited. Courtney's sorry for not wanting to take the map, Rebecca asks Melinda to tell Lauren she's sorry, Emily and Courtney thank Rebecca and all is well. But what about Melinda and Sam? Sam realizes Melinda isn't really volunteering at the fire station like she said, and so he makes up an excuse not to go to breakfast with her. Must we really already have a conflict in their relationship? What did you all think of this week's episode? Post your two cents below!
ok, so how much did I hate the fact that Jim (Sam) finds out Mel is lying to him. How long will it drag out before she tells him about seeing ghosts... the real Jim has to come through and believe her?
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(in response to Melinda having taken the 1968 Pledge Book from the Sorority House) Nice, a little Winona Ryder action. Eli Permalink: (in response to Melinda having taken the 1968 Pledge Book from t... Added: February 28, 2009
Melinda: Nothing, nothing. I've just never quite seen you so eager to go follow the lead. Eli: Oh, come on. Don't even go there. Ok, I'm a faculty member. Technically, legally I can't even think those thoughts. Melinda: 'Half-naked coeds in jeopardy' thoughts. Eli: You know what, leave me alone. Permalink: Nothing, nothing. I've just never quite seen you so eager to go ... Added: February 28, 2009
I know who you are. Your name is not Courtney, it's Rebecca Kelly. And you died 1968. You've been haunting the girls here ever since. Please, I wanna help you. Just tell me what happened. Melinda Permalink: I know who you are. Your name is not Courtney, it's Rebecca Kell... Added: February 28, 2009
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"Greek Tragedy" is the fifteenth episode of season four of the supernatural drama series Ghost Whisperer and the seventy-seventh episode of the series overall. It was directed by Karen Gaviola with a script written by Christina M. Kim . It first aired on CBS on Friday, February 13th , 2009 .
- 1.1 Starring
- 1.2 Guest Starring
- 1.3 Co-Starring
- 2 Notes & Trivia
- 3 Allusions
- 4 What else have they done?
- 7 External Links
Starring [ ]
Note : Listings marked with a (†) symbol indicate cast members who are credited in this episode, but their character does not make an appearance.
Guest Starring [ ]
Co-starring [ ], notes & trivia [ ].
- Ghost Whisperer was created by John Gray . It ran for five seasons on CBS from September 23rd , 2005 to May 21st , 2010 . The series stars Jennifer Love Hewitt as Melinda Gordon - a woman who has the uncanny psychic ability to commune with spirits.
- This episode is production code number 41577.
- There are a total of nineteen credited cast members in this episode. Only eighteen cast members from that total actually appear in the episode.
- This episode first aired on a Friday the 13th . If yer lookin' for ghosts , Jason Voorhees has created plenty!
- According to this page's profile on IMDB, actress Jennifer De Minco makes an uncredited appearance as a sorority pledge.
- According to this page's profile on IMDB, actress Heidi Shepherd makes an uncredited appearance as a sorority sister.
- This is the only episode of Ghost Whisperer directed by Karen Gaviola .
- This is the second and final episode of Ghost Whisperer written by Christina M. Kim . She previously wrote "Ball & Chain" .
Allusions [ ]
- Reference is made to actress Winona Ryder in this episode. Ryder is known for playing the role of Joyce Byers on the Netflix television series Stranger Things . This episode makes a tongue-in-cheek reference to an infamous shoplifting incident that Ryder engaged in in 2002 .
What else have they done? [ ]
- Director Karen Gaviola has also directed four episodes of the NBC series Grimm and four episodes of Lucifer .
- Actress Shoshana Bush also played Chloe Jones in the pilot episode of Moonlight titled "No Such Thing as Vampires" .
- Actor Tom Choi is also known for playing the role of school teacher Ken Yukimura - father of Kitsune Kira Yukimura from the MTV television series Teen Wolf .
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