The Best Episodes of Ghost Whisperer

Last Updated: Nov 14, 2018

Melinda Gordon is a young newlywed with the unique ability to communicate with the earthbound spirits of people who have died -- and who seek her help. Melinda uses her gift to relay significant messages and important information to the living, but sometimes the messages she receives are intense and confusing. As a result, she is often met with questions and skepticism by the survivors. But when Melinda is able to help both the lost souls who contact her and those who are still alive, she knows that her unique talent is an asset and not a liability.

The One (2)

#1 - The One (2)

Season 1 - Episode 22

After a jetliner crashes Melinda faces the overwhelming task of helping hundreds of passengers crossover. While Melinda faces this task she finds that the “Wide Brim Man” is working against her. Melinda must also try to work with the crash investigators who are trying to find out how Melinda knew that the plane was going to crash.

star 8.68
106 votes
Directors: John Gray
Writers: John Gray
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Free Fall (1)

#2 - Free Fall (1)

Season 1 - Episode 21

Melinda experiences a sense of dread when she realizes that a plane is going to crash when the spirits of the pilot and flight attendant contact her.

star 8.41
100 votes
Directors: John Gray
Writers: John Gray
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The Gathering

#3 - The Gathering

Season 2 - Episode 22

Melinda visits the Mayor of Grandview and asks him to cancel the memorial dedication they are holding. She speaks to the ghost of a mail person and is looking for a young girl named Kristen. Later, Melinda and Professor Payne search for missing children after their Nanny says that they left with a man named Gabriel. Meanwhile, a mysterious man tries to get Melinda to stop helping the good guys.

star 8.38
80 votes
Directors: John Gray
Writers: John Gray
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Pater Familias

#4 - Pater Familias

Season 3 - Episode 18

Melinda discovers the truth about her family's past through a series of bodily possessions.

star 8.24
91 votes
Directors: John Gray
Writers: John Gray
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Dead to Rights (a.k.a. Dead Reckoning)

#5 - Dead to Rights (a.k.a. Dead Reckoning)

Season 2 - Episode 12

Melinda has trouble talking to a ghost only to find that it's because he is not dead but is in a coma. While Lisa, his wife is in a legal battle against his parents to take him off of the life support. Meanwhile Delia struggles with teaching Ned about closure while also finding closure for herself.

star 8.24
80 votes
Directors: Peter Werner
Writers: Wendy Mericle
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Deadbeat Dads

#6 - Deadbeat Dads

Season 3 - Episode 16

Professor Payne meets Elliot, the brilliant son of one of his old girlfriends. When Payne discovers that the boy is almost 10-years-old, he realizes he may be the boy's father. This angers his deceased wife. After watching Payne, Elliot, and the boy's mother, Melinda tells Jim she wants to have a baby. Melinda meets with Carl, a detective she hired to trace her father's whereabouts after he left Melinda and her mother. Carl stops by the house to give her the little bit of information he collected on her father and something strange happens to him while he talks to Melinda.

star 8.21
85 votes
Directors: Gloria Muzio
Writers: Mark B. Perry
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Mean Ghost

#7 - Mean Ghost

Season 2 - Episode 15

Melinda gives a speech on her career at Grandview High. While she’s at the school she sees a group of cheerleaders who are having some mean and vicious things happening to them just as their cheerleading semi-finals are approaching in just a few days. Melinda discovers that the dead cheerleader can’t cross over and someone else has been casting spells on the squad.

star 8.19
79 votes
Directors: Ian Sander
Writers: Jeannine Renshaw
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Deja Boo

#8 - Deja Boo

Season 2 - Episode 13

Melinda finds that she must stop a ghost who doesn't want to be reincarnated again. Melinda finds out that someone knows her secret. Delia has second thoughts about dinner date.

star 8.19
83 votes
Directors: Gloria Muzio
Writers: Lois Johnson
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The Ghost Within

#9 - The Ghost Within

Season 2 - Episode 4

After purchasing a set of ornaments at a flea market, Melinda finds that they are haunted. Melinda uses the ornaments to meet Dennis’s ghost. Dennis wants Melinda to reunite his girlfriend with her birth mother.

star 8.18
91 votes
Writers: Lois Johnson
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Drowned Lives

#10 - Drowned Lives

Season 2 - Episode 3

When Melinda goes to visit friends who are experiencing problems with their house, she finds the ghost of six-year-old little girl who drowned. Melinda then tries to help the family of the little girl.

star 8.15
96 votes
Writers: Lois Johnson
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Love Never Dies

#11 - Love Never Dies

Season 2 - Episode 1

Melinda worries that Andrea is being influenced not to cross over. Melinda seeks the help of an expert in history and the occult in helping to identify the wide brimmed hat man.

star 8.15
105 votes
Directors: John Gray
Writers: John Gray
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Children of Ghosts

#12 - Children of Ghosts

Season 2 - Episode 18

Melinda and Jim become foster parents temporarily for a young girl whose mother is missing. The ghost of the mother comes to Melinda and tells her where Melinda can find her body. The mother confesses a secret to Melinda and Melinda and Jim set out to help the little girl.

star 8.15
71 votes
Writers: Teddy Tenenbaum
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The Night We Met

#13 - The Night We Met

Season 2 - Episode 8

The ghost of chef who died in a fire at a Chinese restaurant meets Melinda after the restaurant he died in burns for a second time. He demands that Melinda go out and find the person that really set the fire he was blamed for.

star 8.14
96 votes
Directors: Peter O'Fallon
Writers: David Fallon
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Leap of Faith

#14 - Leap of Faith

Season 4 - Episode 18

Sam has a brush with death as he risks his life to save Melinda from harm.

star 8.13
97 votes
Directors: Ian Sander
Writers: Laurie McCarthy, P. K. Simonds
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Undead Comic

#15 - Undead Comic

Season 1 - Episode 12

After a stand-up comedian commits suicide, he's left in between worlds. Melinda tries to help him find closure.

star 8.12
106 votes
Writers: Doug Prochilo
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The Collector

#16 - The Collector

Season 2 - Episode 20

Melinda meets a man who has the same abilities to see and talk to the dead. Melinda later learns that he has a different plan for the dead. A ghost enlists Professor Payne to help Melinda.

star 8.12
74 votes
Directors: Ian Sander
Writers: Jim Kouf
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Friendly Neighborhood Ghost

#17 - Friendly Neighborhood Ghost

Season 1 - Episode 13

The ghost of an elderly man suspects Melinda's new neighbor of killing his granddaughter.

star 8.12
112 votes
Directors: David Jones
Writers: Lois Johnson
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Fury (a.k.a. Condemned to Repeat)

#18 - Fury (a.k.a. Condemned to Repeat)

Season 1 - Episode 19

Melinda must help the ghost of an African-American man who had been attacked and killed by a white co-worker in the 1970's. The ghost is haunting the prosecutor who had enough evidence but still failed to file charges against the white co-worker. Melinda tries to help the ghost find justice and help his son to change his racist views before they're passed on to the next generation.

star 8.11
97 votes
Directors: Peter Werner
Writers: Rama Stagner
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Love Still Won't Die

#19 - Love Still Won't Die

Season 2 - Episode 2

A rock and roll enthusiast expands his love to living teens by tormenting them into stealing. Melinda must also deal with the ghost of her scheming ex-boyfriend.

star 8.10
106 votes
Directors: John Gray
Writers: John Gray
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The Cradle Will Rock

#20 - The Cradle Will Rock

Season 2 - Episode 16

Melinda accompanies Delia to the local jewelry store so she can get her newly refurbished engagement ring. An armed robbery occurs while they are in the jewelers. Later, the ghost of jewelry salesman visits Melinda and she must help him make things right again.

star 8.10
78 votes
Writers: Jed Seidel
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No Safe Place

#21 - No Safe Place

Season 3 - Episode 4

Melinda's life is in danger when she tries to help the victim of a stalker.

star 8.10
88 votes
Directors: Peter O'Fallon
Writers: Jeannine Renshaw
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Horror Show

#22 - Horror Show

Season 3 - Episode 15

Melinda investigates the haunting of a college student after the student sees a horror movie.

star 8.10
75 votes
Directors: Ian Sander
Writers: Jeannine Renshaw
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The Crossing

#23 - The Crossing

Season 1 - Episode 2

A boy who was killed in a collision with a train wants Melinda's help to ensure his mother that his death was not caused by her.

star 8.09
239 votes
Writers: Catherine Butterfield
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Ghost Bride

#24 - Ghost Bride

Season 1 - Episode 10

A ghost of a bride who didn't make it through her wedding night is back with a vengeance haunting her husband's new fiancée to the point of her leaving him at the alter.

star 8.08
111 votes
Directors: Joanna Kerns
Writers: Jed Seidel
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The Curse of the Ninth

#25 - The Curse of the Ninth

Season 2 - Episode 9

When Melinda meets a nightclub waiter who has not played his guitar since his friend died, she finds that he is being haunted by two ghosts.

star 8.08
92 votes
Directors: Peter Werner
Writers: Breen Frazier
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