E.S.P. (TV series)

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E.S.P.
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Genre
Developed by Jun Lana
Directed by Argel Joseph
Starring Iza Calzado
Theme music composer Rico Blanco
Ending theme "Kisapmata" by Aegis
Country of origin Philippines
Original language(s) Tagalog
No. of episodes 18
Production
Executive producer(s) Wilma Galvante
Production location(s) Metro Manila, Philippines
Camera setup Multiple-camera setup
Running time 60 minutes
Production company(s) GMA Entertainment TV
Release
Original network GMA Network
Picture format 480i (SDTV)
Original release February 7 (2008-02-07) – May 8, 2008 (2008-05-08)

E.S.P. is a 2008 Philippine television drama supernatural series broadcast by GMA Network. Directed by Argel Joseph, it stars Iza Calzado. It premiered on February 7, 2008 replacing Magpakailanman. The series concluded on May 8, 2008 with a total of 18 episodes.

Premise[edit]

Cassandra is a beauty queen turned investigative journalist who will do everything to make a good scoop. She is ego centric, a hypocrite and without a heart. She was involved in the murder of her own boss but swore she didn't do the crime. Everything in her life will be more complicated when she got involved in a car accident. When she wakes up, she finds everything different. She loses her memory of her past and her old self. While trying to pick up the lost pieces, she discovers she can now see and hear the dead. She helps the souls see the light, while in the process, tries to shed light on her own life.

Cast and characters[edit]

Iza Calzado portrays Cassandra.
Lead cast
Supporting cast

Episode list[edit]

Episode Title Guests Original airdate PC
1"A Not So Clean Slate"Eula Valdez
Vaness del Moral
Marco Alcaraz
February 7, 2008 (2008-02-07)101
Cassandra, a cutthroat investigative reporter who would do anything to further her career, becomes the main suspect of a murder she didn’t commit, but has the most to gain from. And as she works to clear her name, a tragic accident befalls her--and changes her life.
How will Cassandra face the world with eyes that are now open to the spirits? And why are the ghosts set on using her as their conduit to the mortal plane?[2]
2"The Voices Begin"Joyce Ching
Paolo Paraiso
Marco Alcaraz
Eula Valdez
February 14, 2008 (2008-02-14)102
Cassandra continues to be haunted by Edmond and a mysterious young girl. With the help of the equally mysterious Bestre, Cassandra learns to channel the voices she hears in her head to find out what the young girl wants. Meanwhile, Cassandra comes across Dave, a former colleague who believes that she was framed in Aileen’s murder. With his help, she hopes to find out what really happened that night and clear her name.[3]
3"The New Friend"Shyr Valdez
Alessandra de Rossi
Gabby Eigenmann
Gina Alajar
Ana Capri
February 21, 2008 (2008-02-21)103
Cassandra is given the guilty verdict and is sent to an all-female detention center where she meets Cecile. With the other inmates giving her a hard time, Cassandra quickly forms a bond with Cecile who seems to be making an effort to befriend her. But Cecile has an ulterior motive for befriending the former reporter. Meanwhile, Ann receives some bad news that Cassandra will not take very well.
4"Under Cover of Night"Mon Confiado
Jana Roxas
John Apacible
Sylvia Sanchez
February 28, 2008 (2008-02-28)104
Cassandra is out of the correctional facility, but that doesn’t mean she’s free. She sets out to find Dave to help her clear her name, but he's already working on something else--something that Cassandra could help with. In her first undercover mission, Cassandra becomes a GRO for a bar where other girls in the line of work have been turning up dead. But as she goes deep undercover, she realizes the danger that the job poses--and that’s not counting the threat of Ivy finding out where she is.
5"The Haunt for a Ghost"Ana Roces
Almira Mulach
Melissa Mendez
Menggie Cobarrubias
March 6, 2008 (2008-03-06)105
Cassandra narrowly escapes Ivy’s call to the police, but she’s more than ready for her next mission: a haunting at a local orphanage. With her trusty sidekick Ann, Cassandra pretends to be a nun to find out why she’s having dreams of the orphanage, and why a ghost keeps scaring the orphans and the nuns. And, while there, Cassandra catches a glimpse of someone who opens a baggage of memories for her.
6"A Ghostly Past"Dennis Trillo
Joseph Izon
Caridad Sanchez
March 13, 2008 (2008-03-13)106
Jared offers his new home as a hideout for Cassandra while she’s trying to regain her memories. But instead of being able to focus on her problem, Cassandra becomes haunted by images of the house’s past. Ann and Dave are still trying to accept the idea that Cassandra can commune with the spiritual world, but Jared is adamant that ghosts don’t exist. But when the caretaker of Jared’s house begin warning them of the house’s past, is it time for Jared to change his mind?
7"The Soul of Lucas"Caridad Sanchez
Dennis Trillo
Joseph Izon
Gerard Madrid
Anton Bernardo
Justin de Leon
March 27, 2008 (2008-03-27)107
After dealing with Lucas in the previous episode, Dave wants to take Cassandra away to another safe place. But when they get road blocked by a military checkpoint, Jared points them to another place where they could hide for the meantime. Unknown to Cassandra and Dave, though, Jared is no longer in his right mind, possessed by the vindictive soul of Lucas. Will Cassandra figure out what’s going on before it’s too late for them?
8"A Slumber Spell"Dennis Trillo
Tetchie Agbayani
April 3, 2008 (2008-04-03)108
Running from the police, Cassandra and the others find an abandoned warehouse where they could pass the night. But as soon as they enter the building, a spell is cast on them to get them to fall asleep-and a soul who has been searching for a body of her takes interest on Cassandra. Meanwhile, Ann begins to note that Cassandra and Jared are glowing closer, and Dave's disappointment at the developments of their relationship.
9"Affairs of the heart"Angelika dela Cruz
Dennis Trillo
Daniel Fernando
April 10, 2008 (2008-04-10)109
When Jared and Cassandra grow closer to each other, it is up to Ann to convince Dave that he shouldn't give up on Cassandra yet. But as Dave worries about the affairs of his heart, a woman stumbles upon their hideout from being chased by a witch doctor. Elena, the woman, asks for their help to hide from the pursuer, but Cassandra and the others have no idea who they just pitted themselves against.
10"A Quiet Place-Not"Antonio Aquitania
Marcus Madrigal
Archie Adamos
Maricel Morales
April 17, 2008 (2008-04-17)110
Cassandra and Ann leave Dave after getting a call from Cassandra's mom. She just found a safe and quiet place for her daughter to hide! But how quiet can a place be if what greets Cassandra are two men fighting over a woman and the discovery of a chopped up murder victim? And with the discovery of the body, Cassandra almost comes across her bitter rival, Ivy! What is the mystery of the chop-chop lady? And will Ivy spot Cassandra among the crowd intrigued by the mystery?
11"From Beneath the Waters"Johh Regala
Deborah Sun
Kevin Santos
Boy Roque
April 24, 2008 (2008-04-24)111
After a startling dream about a drowned boy, Cassandra managed to persuade Anne to accompany her to a provincial town. There, Cassandra learned that she was too late to save the boy, but not too late to save everyone else.Cassandra knew that the drowned victims didn’t drown by themselves, but when she told the mayor that a monster was killing the kids, the mayor just laughed at her.Unfortunately for Cassandra, the mayor’s laugh didn’t mean he didn’t believe her. The mayor already knew about the monster. But as Cassandra and Anne learned that the monster was actually a person who had led a miserable life because of the townspeople, the mayor had already tracked them down to kill the monster.How will Cassandra deal with her first failure?Kevin Santos role killed by the monster.
12"When The Phone Rings"Rainier Castillo
Rita Iringan
May 1, 2008 (2008-05-01)112
Anne became a victim of the vindictive spirit that wanted the phone to return to its rightful owner.To solve the case, Cassandra had to forsake her own friend’s safety—as Dave became possessed by the ghost and tried to kill Anne. But she was able to complete the story at the last minute, and return the phone to its owner.And that’s when a new problem showed itself: Cassandra received a call from a mysterious man who had her mother captive. He told Cassandra that she didn’t know him, but that he was paying her back for what she had done to his father.
13"To the Rescue"Jeremy MarquezMay 8, 2008 (2008-05-08)113
Cassandra's mother is in danger! The former reporter receives a call from a mysterious young man who blames her for the death of his estranged father-a person Cassandra shouldn't have any problem remembering. But with her amnesia, Cassandra can't. But can she find out why the young man is angry at her in time to save her own mother? Or will her past mistakes be the one to destroy the new life she's building for herself?

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