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Ghost Whisperer Season 1 Episodes

22 Episodes 2005 - 2006

Jennifer Love Hewitt stars in this sweet, sentimental and occasionally spooky drama as a woman who helps the dead resolve earthbound dilemmas and cross over to the other side. "It's highly emotional," says Hewitt, who describes her character, newlywed Melinda Gordon, as the dead's "last best friend on earth." In the series' first episode, a deceased soldier (Wentworth Miller) needs help locating his loved ones. Other stories find Melinda helping a 6-year-old boy (Joseph Castanon), who doesn't quite understand that he's dead; a drowning victim (Jessica Collins) who refuses to "go to the light" until her twin sister is released from a psychiatric facility; and an angry spirit (Jonathan Firth) who's bent on revenge against those he feels caused his death. Also, Melinda fears the worst when she can no longer see or hear spirits after waking from a week-long coma caused by a head injury.

Episode 1

Pilot Episode

Fri, Sep 23, 2005 60 mins

As newlyweds Melinda and Jim are settling into their new home, Melinda receives an unsettling visit from a deceased soldier (Wentworth Miller), who needs assistance locating his loved ones. Melinda: Jennifer Love Hewitt. Jim: David Conrad. Andrea: Aisha Tyler. Dan Clancy: Rodney Scott. Michael: Balthazar Getty.

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Episode 2

The Crossing

Fri, Sep 30, 2005 60 mins

A 6-year-old boy doesn't understand fully that he died a year ago in a train crash. Melinda hopes that by getting the child's grieving mother (Paula Cale) to explain what happened to him, then maybe he'll cross over. At the same time, Melinda is too distracted to spend any meaningful time with Jim's visiting mom, who's starting to suspect that something is amiss with her daughter-in-law. Jennifer Love Hewitt. Faith Clancy: Christine Baranski. Andrea: Aisha Tyler. Kenny: Joseph Castanon.

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Episode 3

Ghost, Interrupted

Fri, Oct 7, 2005 60 mins

Melinda is haunted by memories of her late grandmother (June Squibb), whose would-be 80th birthday is approaching. At the same time, a drowning victim refuses to "go to the light" until her college-age twin sister is released from a psychiatric facility, which proves difficult. Also, Melinda sets Andrea up on a blind date with one of Jim's hunky fireman buddies. Will: David Ramsey. Zoe/Natalie Harper: Jessica Collins. Tom: AJ Trauth. Steve Harper: Tom Irwin. Andrea: Aisha Tyler.

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Episode 4

Mended Hearts

Fri, Oct 14, 2005 60 mins

Fate brings Melinda in contact with a grieving woman (Michelle Nolden) and her dead fiancé, who refuses to cross over until he finds the organ-transplant recipient who received his heart. Melinda aids in the search for that person, and also helps the spirit's earthly love achieve closure. In other happenings, Melinda's antiques business has a $15,000 tax problem. Andrea: Aisha Tyler. Jim: David Conrad.

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Episode 5

Lost Boys

Fri, Oct 21, 2005 60 mins

Melinda is preparing for an auction at an old inn slated for demolition when the ghosts of three young boys---with a deep-seated distrust of adults---appear to her. The children burned to death when the place was an orphanage in the 1950s and have been haunting it ever since. Elsewhere, an old drinking buddy of Jim's helps him hook up a new furnace. James Patrick. Marty: Terrence Hardy. Vic: Max Jansen. Rat: James Henrie.

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Episode 6

Homecoming

Fri, Oct 28, 2005 60 mins

Melinda helps out the unfortunate victim of a deadly bee-swarm attack who's struggling to come to terms with the fact that he was given up for adoption by his birth mother, a woman he desperately wants to find before crossing over. Elsewhere, Andrea tries to please her outwardly successful older brother (Dondre T. Whitfield) during his stay in Grandview. Jason: John Patrick Amedori. Diane: Wendy Phillips. Fran: Katy Selverstone. Sybil: Jeanette Brox.

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Episode 7

Hope and Mercy

Fri, Nov 4, 2005 60 mins

A woman (Erica Leerhsen) who died during a troubled pregnancy refuses to cross over until her husband stops blaming himself for her death. Meanwhile, Andrea deals with a charming scam artist in a surprising manner that reveals more of her past. Brad Paulson: Christian Camargo. Bobby Tooch: Dariush Kashani. Anthony De Angelo: Paul Leydon.

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Episode 8

On the Wings of a Dove

Fri, Nov 11, 2005 60 mins

Jim is acting really strange as the five-year anniversary of his dad's death approaches and Melinda fears that his bizarre behavior is caused by a tortured spirit's presence. In between trying to help her husband, Melinda's preoccupied with the return of an old friend (Estella Warren) who brings back painful memories. Julian Borgia: Robert LaSardo. Rachel: Angela Alvarado Rosa. Joseph: J.R. Villarreal. Bobby: Dariush Kashani.

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Episode 9

Voices

Fri, Nov 18, 2005 60 mins

Melinda starts experiencing harmful physical side effects after coming in contact with a ghost who can communicate only through electronic devices. While she searches for a way to release the woman's spirit, Jim deals with a visit from his mother, who brings a surprise guest with her. Faith: Christine Baranski.

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Episode 10

Ghost Bride

Fri, Nov 25, 2005 60 mins

A malevolent ghost in a wedding dress haunts Melinda's bride-to-be friend Lisa, and the spirit is reluctant to move on. Melinda learns the woman died on the day she married the man who's now Lisa's fiancé, and she's determined to break up the couple. Serena: Laura Regan. Lisa: Susan May Pratt. Melinda: Jennifer Love Hewitt.

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Episode 11

Shadow Boxer

Fri, Dec 9, 2005 60 mins

A recently deceased woman (Sonia Braga) refuses to pass over as long as her 19-year-old son, who's a promising boxer, is at odds with his widowed dad. Melinda agrees to help, against her better judgement, but has a difficult time figuring out how to repair the seemingly inexplicable rift between the once tight-knit men. Teo: Nicholas Gonzalez. Gilbert: Julio Oscar Mechoso.

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Episode 12

Undead Comic

Fri, Dec 16, 2005 60 mins

Melinda tries to free the unhappy spirit of a comedian who is confused and unable to remember what happened to him. Melinda learns he took his own life, and he now needs forgiveness from those he left behind in order to pass on. Meanwhile, the antique shop's financial success leaves Jim insecure about his own earning abilities. Francie: Katey Sagal. Stan: Steve Landesberg. Marty: Jed Rees. Sandra: Elaine Hendrix.

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Episode 13

Friendly Neighborhood Ghost

Fri, Jan 6, 2006 60 mins

When a young man moves in across the street, Melinda witnesses an eerie spirit enter the house as well. Her dogged attempts to sort out the mystery bring threats from both the ghost and the haunted man, giving Jim cause for concern and prompting a fight between him and Melinda about her gift and its priority in their lives.

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Episode 14

Last Execution

Fri, Jan 13, 2006 60 mins

Melinda is contacted by the spirit of an artist who was executed for murder. He is trapped, constantly experiencing his death by hanging, and asks for help to move on, but first he must pass a message to his daughter, who refuses to listen. Meanwhile, Jim must deal with a lawsuit brought against him by a woman he saved when he was off duty. Leslie: Saige Thompson. Rowe: Scott Paulin. Clete: Liam Waite. Melinda: Jennifer Love Hewitt. Jim: David Conrad.

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Episode 15

Melinda's First Ghost

Fri, Jan 27, 2006 60 mins

When the spirit of a shy young girl calls to Melinda by name, she recognizes the ghost as her first encounter with the other side: a fourth-grade classmate she was unable to help at the time. Melinda becomes obsessed with finding the girl and helping her cross over. Meanwhile, Jim and Andrea plan a surprise party for Melinda's birthday, but she doesn't want to celebrate. Sarah: Abigail Breslin. Beth: Anne Archer. Young Melinda: Grace Fulton. Grace: Ann Cusack.

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Episode 16

Dead Man's Ridge

Fri, Feb 3, 2006 60 mins

Andrea experiences a violent haunting that leaves her shaken and at a loss as to why she is being targeted. Despite Melinda's attempts to help, the ghost is focused on Andrea, who is ill-suited to receiving his messages. Melinda catches a glimpse of the elusive spirit, and Andrea identifies him as a former coworker she barely knew.

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Episode 17

Demon Child

Fri, Mar 3, 2006 60 mins

Melinda encounters the angry spirit of a small boy while working at a client's home. The ghost seems intent on harming the woman's infant daughter and attacks the nanny, leaving Melinda in charge of the baby and desperate to get the ghost to move on.

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Episode 18

Miss Fortune

Fri, Mar 10, 2006 60 mins

An angry spirit at a carnival is bent on revenge against those he feels caused his death. Melinda suspects there is more to the story, but her attempts to help are met with threats from the carnival staff---both living and dead. Jim insists the situation is too dangerous, but Melinda stubbornly refuses to give up.

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Episode 19

Fury

Fri, Mar 31, 2006 60 mins

The spirit of a black man is bent on avenging his wrongful death by literally sucking the life from the judge who refused to hear his case 30 years ago. Melinda tries to uncover the truth and break the cycle of anger and racism that has spread to the man's son and grandson.

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Episode 20

The Vanishing

Fri, Apr 7, 2006 60 mins

After waking up from a coma caused by a head injury that put her in the hospital for a week, Melinda can no longer see or hear spirits. She fears she has lost her gift, but clues lead her to the conclusion that the ghosts are gone, not her ability. Beth: Anne Archer. Grandma: June Squibb.

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Episode 21

Free Fall

Fri, Apr 28, 2006 60 mins

Part 1 of two. Melinda is desperate to figure out the meaning of disturbing spirit messages she's receiving, which are accompanied by loud noises and freezing temperatures. She senses something bad is about to happen, but the clues are difficult to decipher. Meanwhile, Andrea prepares for her brother's birthday and buys him an antique watch that mysteriously keeps stopping at the same time.

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Episode 22

The One

Fri, May 5, 2006 60 mins

Conclusion. Melinda is overwhelmed at the site of a plane crash when hundreds of spirits ask for help. Complicating matters is a menacing entity who tries to keep the souls from crossing over in order to form an army for his own mysterious plans. Melinda is at a loss as to how to persuade the ghosts to enter the light, but finds an unexpected ally who helps her get the information she needs.

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