we have a creepy sort-of prophecy about Melinda's due date and her baby, a little girl running around with no face, and a wedding in the street.

Mystery of the Week
Melinda keeps having dreams that she gives birth to a bassinet full of hairless cats. Yikes. Then Melinda sees a little girl with a melty, no-features face in her house. The little girl tries to show her an old, leather book and keeps giggling. Funny how sometimes children's laughter is so precious and sometimes it's freak-me-the-eff-out scary. Later, Melinda runs into the faceless child again, who puts her hand

on Melinda's belly and says, "You can't save her. You can't." Jim tries

to reassure her that it's not about the baby and then spills the beans

that they're having a boy, so it can't be about the baby. Awww.

The old book the little girl was holding turns out to be from the school's Von Drake collection. It is stolen by a local thief (who is actually being controlled by Carl the Watcher) and given to Zoe Ramos to protect, only Zoe is so surprised by the thief in her house that she falls down the stairs and dies.

Zoe's spirit hangs around to get Eli to protect the book because there is a man named Jeremy Bishop trying to find it too. He won't say who he's working for but he is clearly a bad dude. The book is called The Book of Changes and when Eli finds the book in Zoe's closet, it opens to a page that says: Jim Clancy 711, Sam Lucas 1411, Andrea Marino 2804, Eli James 310 and

Zoe Ramos 2505. Creepy. (Also, I always thought Andrea's last name was

"Moreno," but whatever.)

Eli crashes Melinda's wedding/baby shower to tell her about the book. When she holds it, she flashes back to Jim's death and realizes that

each name is followed by the date the person died. Eli then shows her

another page in the book. This one says "Melinda Gordon 2509," which is

her due date. Now that is creepy.

Once Eli has the book and agrees to protect it, he and Zoe say their goodbyes and she crosses over. Melinda goes down into the Tunnels of Doom to see Carl the Watcher. He advises her to teach her child about the other side, not shield him from it, because her child will be able to do much, much more than

she can. Very ominous cliffhanger in the supernatural part of the show.

The Wedding
Gordon Brady, ambassador of love and dreamweaver extraordinaire, shows

up to plan Melinda's wedding, on orders from Melinda's mom. Yikes. It's

like Mother-of-the-Bride-zilla with a Rupert Giles accent. He ditches

the DJ and hires an orchestra, wants them all to arrive at the church

by horse-drawn carriage and picks out an ice sculpture for the

reception. At the end of the episode, Jim kidnaps Melinda (in a white dress and everything!) and the two of them (plus Delia and Eli) head to the

street where Jim and Melinda first met. He pledges his eternal love to

her and they get married right there on the spot, surrounded by white

light ghosts. Awww.

Posted by:Andrea Reiher

TV critic by way of law school, Andrea Reiher enjoys everything from highbrow drama to clever comedy to the best reality TV has to offer. Her TV heroes include CJ Cregg, Spencer Hastings, Diane Lockhart, Juliet O'Hara and Buffy Summers. TV words to live by: "I'm a slayer, ask me how."