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The first scene is almost identical to the first scene of Tru Calling . Grandma takes a wee girl to the funeral of Eddie Jones ( Lois and Clark, Invisible Man ). They can see ghosts, and the wee girl's job is to convey the deceased's final request. However, once it gets started it becomes clear the show is a lot more like Medium - though Patricia Arquette actually solves murder-mysteries!
After the credits, the wee girl has grown up to become Jennifer Juggs Hewitt. She's at her wedding, which makes this even more like Medium insofar as they're deliberately driving way male viewers. Hewitt's a Producer, she must take some of the blame. However, token black chick Aisha Tyler might lure some menfolk back.
Juggs is haunted by Wentworth Miller (Prison Break). Turns out he's MIA in Nam since 1972, and his son is Balthazar Getty ( Alias S5 ). She must help the ghost pass over to the other side.
Juggs has to help the ghost of a small pre-teen boy. He's incredibly annoying, far worse than Ani in Phantom Menace !
Meanwhile, her new husband brings his mother (Christine Baranski - Addams Family Values ) to meet her. Yes, he didn't even introduce them during the engagement!
Apparently, most children can see ghosts. Like in Quantum Leap . But seriously, this means that her childhood ghost-sighting was less than unusual.
The ghost is twin sister of a girl who's been put in an asylum. The ghost's moods affect her, giving her a tendency towards irrational mood swings.
Meanwhile, Juggs tries to set up her best buddy with the new fireman.
The title is a reference to the film Girl, Interrupted.
A ghost is stalking his GF. She's got trouble moving on, and wants to be with him - which is even creepier.
Juggs must find out who the ghost's heart was donated to. Luckily, although the USA has 50 States and 260 million inhabitants, the next name on the transplant list belonged to a local man!
Juggs is hired to auction off stuff from an old orphanage. Like in the Stephen King series Kingdom Hospital it's haunted by some kids who died there in a fire.
A teenage boy haunts Juggs. He was adopted, and wants to find out who his real mother was.
Hope [ Erica Leerhsen ] is the ghost of a woman who died at Mercy Hospital. Hence the episode title. Hope wants Juggs to discover the reason for her death.
Richard Herd [ V, Quantum Leap ] is the doctor who operated on her.
The husband's job as a paramedic is important in this ep - his ambulance crashes, which is why Juggs visits the hospital in the first place. But there are far too many coincidences in the story, and it's a bit too neatly tied up at the end.
The paramedic hubby is haunted by a dangerous ghost. He's the tattooed ex-con who died last ep, and he has unfinished business.
In the b-story we meet Juggs' ex-best buddy from college, Lexi ( Estella Warren ).
Juggs' car is stolen by the teenage son of the Admiral from JAG. When the car is recovered, the radio broadcasts ghostly voices ...
The firefighter husband guy can hear the voices too. Juggs takes her cell-phone to a professor at the local uni.
Mother-in-law Christine Baranski is back in town. She has a new (well, middle-aged) boyfriend in tow ...
Juggs helps organise a customer's wedding. Unfortunately the bride and groom are haunted by a bunny-boiler ghost.
Luckily, there's a coincidence that is brought out near the end which allows a happy ending.
Sonya Braga comes back to keep her son, an up-and-coming boxer, on the straight and narrow.
A comedian who died has some unfinished business.
A stranger moves into the derelict old house across the street from Juggs. He's very secretive and anti-social, which makes Juggs and hubby suspicious.
The stranger is haunted by the ghostly Johnathan Banks [ SeaQuest DSV ], who hides in the back of his pick-up truck and climbs through windows [no teleportation, eh?]. Although ghosts aren't supposed to be able to touch physical objects, he also uses telekinesis in attempts to murder the stranger. However, even the orphans' ghostly dog plays fetch with a real tennis-ball, so the rules aren't exactly followed too closely.
Juggs wants to get involved, even though hubby tries to talk her out of it. Should she invade peoples' privacy and risk exposing her own secret? She even compares her nosy hobby to his career as a firefighter!
The ghost of an executed man wants Juggs to give his daughter a message.
Melinda [AKA Juggs] is haunted by the first ghost she ever saw - her childhood friend. The wee girl's ghost wants her mommy and daddy to get back together, even though they divorced decades earlier. Which is typically easier than it would ever be in real life. Of course, TV shows always provide an unbelievably happy ending within 42 minutes!
Juggs confronts her mother about the enforced denial she suffered in her childhood. It turns out that Mommy Dearest had a selfish reason for being unsupportive. Nice to see that this somewhat mundane mainstream show for once avoids all that sentimental family is everything propaganda!
Andrea, the sexy black babe, is victim to some poultergeist activity. Serves her right for sleeping alone!
Juggs tries to talk to the ghost, but he keeps disappearing. Turns out he's actually in a coma, and only becomes a ghost when he flatlines. Unfortunately, the doctor thinks the patient is brain-dead but still refuses to DNR him!
The patient's brother is lost on a mountaintop. If the patient doesn't die, then his ghost won't be able to lead Juggs and the rescuers to save his brother. Hey, good job he was a friend of Andrea, or he would never have found Juggs in time!
The ghost of a teenage boy is hassling his baby sister. He scares the nanny with some toy cars, then invades the dreams of Juggs' husband.
Juggs and Andrea go to the Carnival. The local firefighters are having a charity Dunk the Paramedic booth, but most of the booths are run by Carnies. Even the ghosts are Carnies, which makes them quite disturbing to behold!
The worst ghost is that of a stage magician. He blames his death on his own brother, and wants a violent revenge.
An African-American man died in the 1970s, in a brawl with an Irish-American co-worker. The dead man's son has raised his own son to hate and fear caucasian people.
The Ghost wants Juggs to help right some wrongs. He wants the facts of his death to be made clear, and for the politician who covered it up to come clean.
Juggs gets a head injury. She seems to have lost her power [or is it a curse?] to see dead people ...
Juggs has a bird fly into her window - like in Lost . An omen that a family member will die ...
Juggs starts seeing visions of frozen people in airline uniforms. And since there have been no local plane crashes yet, it seems like the crash has yet to happen ...
Juggs must usher the dozens of ghosts into the next life.
An eeevil type persuades some that they don't HAVE to move on.
Juggs has another, more personal task to perform.
In this reviewer's opinion it is Sickening that boring crap like this is apparently popular, while Dead Like Me was killed off by the Network at the first opportunity.
Juggs has an uncommunicative ghost (Marshall from Alias ), who leaves physical obects lying around but won't make eye contact. She visits Professor Payne again, but he's not much help. Luckily, Delia is a Real Estate Agent and can help Melinda track down the ghost's home.
Juggs meets the ghost of David Paymer (the scientist from Chill Factor ). He's been buried in the wrong grave. The poor ghost was alone ever since he left his wife and daughter - a situation that mirrors Juggs' dad abandoning her as a child. Can she reunite a grieving non-widow with her missing hubby?
Meanwhile, Juggs' new pal Delia (from The Practice) has a haunted handbag.
Lindy Booth is engaged to get married. But her mother's ghost will do anything to break up the relationship.
A young musician is haunted by two ghosts - his dead bandmate and his father. One of them wants to get him to play, the other one tries to stop him.
A baseball player is possessed by the ghost of his predecessor. Not only is this ghost capable of possession, it is also more violent than most.
The ghost of an anthropologist (Reed Diamond - Dollhouse ) haunts the college. Melinda investigates the voodoo goings-on.
Melinda meets a ghost who has multiple personalities. It turns out he was reincarnated several times. And he will be reincarnated again, in the son of a woman who is already pregnant.
Melinda meets a ghost with a skeletal face. He was killed in illegal street-racing, and wants to get revenge on the person who killed him. But was it cheating by a rival racer or sabotage by a bitter GF that killed him?
Melinda gets herself involves in the local High School. Goth-chick Madeline Zima is bullied by the cheerleaders, who themselves are being haunted by a dead cheerleader.
Melinda helps a ghost who was killed by a robber. Yes, armed robbers did a heist in a small-town jewellery store. But where is the money?
Melinda meets a teenage girl whose mother has gone MIA. The girl has Poltergeist problems - telekinesis, finally someone else in the show with psychic powers. Social worker Lenny Von Dohlen ( Jennifer Eight ) and Foster parent John Billingsley ( Enterprise ) can't cope. Melinda and hubby become official foster parents.
Melinda's co-worker has a dog, and it begins to act strangely. Small wonder - there's a ghost dog that only Melinda (and living dogs) can see!
Delia's son likes playing pranks at school. But a ghost decides to start playing pranks on him! Juggs babysits him while Delia goes on a date with a fellow Real Estate Agent.
Delia's dead husband Charlie is the Yellow-Eyed Demon from Supernatural ! He interferes in Delia's dates with the Realtor. A firefighter friend of Jim's also wants to date Delia.
Juggs has to help a naked ghost. Luckily he keeps appearing behind strategically-placed objects.
Juggs wears the most cleavage-revealing outfit of the season ... to a funeral! The spirits are having trouble crossing over. Something is blocking the light, preventing them from moving towards it.
Melinda discovers someone else who can talk to spirits. He's a 20-something pretty-boy. But can he be trusted?
Professor Payne (Jay Mohr - Cherry Falls ) help out. Melinda finally meets his wife ...
This Ep has an eye-catching SPFX sequence where Juggs is contacted by a ghost who drowned when a ship sank. The entire house is transported to the sea floor, and through her bedroom window Juggs can see the ship hit the bottom..
Melinda looks for missing children. She has a hunch that someting terrible will happen. The negative spirits have something to do with it.
Julian Sands (recently a rent-a-villain in Stargate SG-1 ) is the key to the mystery.
Juggs investigates the Bloody Mary Urban Myth, last seen in Supernatural . The ghost is cursing sorority girls, and Autumn Reeser seems to be next on the hit list. Kevin Kilner ( Earth: Final Conflict ) is the father on one of the girls.
The hubby's friend, a firefighter who joined the military, is back from a tour of duty in Iraq. He's the sole survivor of his unit, and is being haunted by the ghosts of his patrol.
Melinda helps a Yuppie who is being stalked by a ghost. But things take an unexpected turn, and Melinda herself ends up being stalked.
This could almost be an episode of Medium . But it's not quite that bad.
Melinda's brother asks her to help.
There are dark spirits lurking somewhere under the town. Melinda investigates at the archives, and meets a ghost ( Amy Acker ) from 150 years ago. This ghost was a Ghost Whisperer herself, until she was burned as a witch!
Professor Payne (Jay Mohr - Cherry Falls ) calls Juggs in to help one of his cow-orkers, Claudia ( Victoria Pratt ). She's being haunted by one of her photography students, Kevin. This also involves his other GF, Sophie.
Jenny's hubby considers attending medical school and becoming a Doctor, which would mean moving to a different town. But this would disrupt Jenny's Ghost-related activities, so the happy couple have their first marital disagreement.
A rich heiress goes missing, and a fake psychic (Orlando Jones - Evolution, Time Machine ) turns up offering to help the grieving family. Melinda goes along as well.
Alan Ruck ( Star Trek: Generations ) and his teenage daughter move into an old house. But it turns out the place is haunted by a couple of manipulative spirits - the male teacher from Glee and Michael Madsen's sidekick from Vengeance Unlimited.
The X-Files version of this story, The Night The Ghosts Stole Christmas, was far superior.
Melissa has to help a teenage girl who also has the power to see ghosts.
A man is haunted by a ghost who thinks he's Santa Claus. As always, the situation is more complicated than it seems.
Melinda's friend's teenage son tries to befriend a goth chick at school. Her brother has died, and is haunting the school to protect his sister.
The story is based around on-line bullying on a Facebook-type social network, subtly named Slambook.
Meanwhile, Melinda is shocked to discover that the Professor is doing his JOB. He documents all supernatural encounters he is party to.
Melissa's hubby is on duty as a paramedic, and tries to save a man from a collapsing building. He fails, and soon a vengeful ghost is wandering around the hospital. The spirit appears to be targeting a nurse, so Melinda investigates.
The title comes from the Hippocratic oath, which all doctors must swear. The episode deals with a medic's responsibility toward their patients.
A college student has mysterious blackouts, and paints graffiti on Melinda's shop. Melinda calls on her College Professor pal for advice, but their opinions differ.
The student (he looks closer to 30 years old than 20) had a girlfriend who led him astray. Now she is dead, but she's still trying to corrupt him. Can Melinda help the dead to cross over like they're meant to?
The Professor gets Juggs to help his mentor's daughter. The student is distracted, failing at her studies ... she might be haunted!
The ghost is forcing people to relive scary scenes from horror films. These include The Grudge , the US version of which starred Sarah Michelle Gellar (Juggs' co-star in I Know What you Did Last Summer ).
The Professor meets his ex-GF (the actor's RL wife Nicki Cox ). It turns out that he has a son that he never knew about. But his wife, the ghost, isn't happy. Domestic violence ensues.
Melinda discovers that her daddy was a DA who prosecuted a man for strangling a young boy 20 years ago. The boy's ghost hangs out at his family's home, throwing tantrums. Melinda must discover the truth of the boy's death, so she can find out why her daddy has been on the run for two decades.
Juggs discovers that her brother is still in town. She even gets to confront her runaway dad. Unfortunately, dad is haunted ...
We actually get a semi-interesting plot for a change. There's a bit of depth, as Juggs forces her parents to reveal facts they would rather she didn't know. The climax isn't really shocking, but in the context of this show it's the most powerful thing yet.
Prof Payne is getting written out of the show, so Juggs panics when she hears there's been a fire at his building. But there's a survivor - Eli (Jamie Kennedy - Scream ), whose near-death experience means he can now HEAR ghosts.
Juggs takes Eli to her High School reunion. He is slowly coming to terms with his unwelcome superpower. She is glad to see her old friend, Anna Silk . And plot-wise, a couple of attendees are being stalked by a ghost ...
Ned, teenage son of Juggs' friend, gets involved in a Second Life-style online world. Juggs becomes her Avatar, in a cleavage-enhancing dress.
A local schoolgirl is also involved. A creepy-looking Avatar is following her. Is it a boy of a similar age to her, trying to get lucky?
Jamie Kennedy ( Scream ) helps the investigation a lot, but Juggs' husband is nowhere in sight.
Juggs and hubby go on an ocean cruise so she can get pregnant. There are a couple of dozen ghosts in permanent residence aboard the ship, but Juggs is interested in a drowned woman who is haunting the man in the next cabin.
This turns into an episode of Cold case.
A teenage girl dies, and her ghost follows a different family home.
A woman wants to marry a rich man. The ghost wants to prevent the marriage, and destroy the groom's career.
The loving couple are about to get married, but the bride has a ghostly stalker. Juggs intervenes, and discovers that the groom may be hiding a few things about himself.
Juggs' husband is put in the line of fire ...
Juggs' Hubby is still hanging around. He refuses to leave his wife. Hubby also becomes interested in soul possession, when he realises that a meat suit is still usable after the original soul leaves it and moves on. Just like Ruby the Demon did in Supernatural: Season 4 .
A stroppy teenage girl is also haunting Melinda.
Juggs’ husband wakes up from his coma, but his soul is in another man’s body. The stranger has parents who want to take him back to their home - 800 miles away. Juggs really does not have any choice, so she does the honourable thing. However, the parents are a pair of bickering control freaks who chase him off. Like any logical man, it seems to him that staying in Juggs’ spare room is the best bet.
Juggs' hubby is getting used to his new body, though he still has amnesia. He gets a job on a demolition site, near a wishing well. It turns out that the well is haunted by a young girl (shades of The Ring ), who makes dreams come true. And not in a good way!
Jamie Kennedy ( Scream ) has shaved his goatee (and doesn't look better without it, just older). He is a supernatural buff who helps Juggs with the field-work, replacing Professor Payne (Jay Mohr - Cherry Falls ).
A dead woman has two familiies and identities. The cops must have checked a secret database of dental records. This is not as good as Jennifer Love Hewitt 's episode of L&OL: Sexy Victims Unit, but is still watchable.
Kyle Secor (Homicide: Life On The Street) has two sons. One is a ghost, the other is suicidal. Can Melinda sort things out?
Hubby still has his paramedic skills, but his amnesia drives him to extreme measures.
Juggs and pseudo-hubby go on a road trip. She helps random ghosts like Dan Castanella ( The Simpsons ), and buys cheap antiques from grieving relatives. Pseudo-hubby is looking for the woman he thinks is his ex - Teri Polo .
Meanwhile, Jamie Kennedy helps the teenage boy with his overbearing mother, Delia. The woman used to party and smoke joints (hence the episode title) but is controlling and abusive to her own offspring. The ghost of her teenage party-pal hangs around to loosen her up.
Like in all good horror stories, a group of teenage college students are hanging out by a remote lake at night. But something in it is killing the fish ...
One of the students gets haunted by her dad (Ayre Gross). She tells her lecturer (Jamie Kennedy), and he gets Melinda involved. She discovers new facts about the afterlife - for example, some ghosts stay on as spirit guides ...
Pseudo-hubby is hanging out with the woman he thinks is his ex - Teri Polo . The two girls bunk up together, and Melinda is reluctant to admit how much they have in common.
Juggs and her not-husband act as chaperones at the local High School dance, despite neither having children there. Afterwards, Juggs sees the ghost of Gretchen Egolf - an interfering psycho mom who tries to make her daughter break up with her boyfriend. Naturally there is more to it, so Juggs must uncover the real reason for the mother’s death and her apparent obsession with her daughter’s beau.
A girl goes missing on a College Sorority nature trek. It looks like she might have been victim of a hazing ritual, and Melinda sees a ghost matching the girl's description. But beyond the theme, this isn't much like the Bloody Mary ep at all.
Melinda and Jamie Kennedy join the search party. Melinda's husband gets the feeling she is lying about something, and starts to lose his trust in her.
There is a ghostbuster in town – the young guy from Suits, in fact. He has a whole stack of expensive equipment, and believes he can track down and film ghosts!
Juggs tries to keep her hubby on the team. However, he is a sceptic – worse, he is violently opposed to any belief in the supernatural. When a superstitious couple think there are ghosts in their home, Hubby accuses the young scientist of scaring the couples’ cowardly kid.
Melinda investigates a Kindergarten. She discovers the ghost of an evil doctor, not entirely unlike the Mark Sheppard character in Medium .
Melinda finally lets slip to her hubby the truth about what happened.
Melinda's hubby is still in denial about his true identity.
Mark Pellegrino (Jacob from Lost ) turns up in Melinda's shop. The evil ghost-shrink might actually be trying to help Melinda. Jamie Kennedy investigates.
Juggs' hubby has recovered his memories of his own past. But it's not HIS past, because he is dead and his spirit is using someone else's body. So he has to come to terms with the fact that he can't have his old life back.
A TV crew arrive in town, and hire Melinda's shop to film a soap opera. But the main plot of the soap opera is based on the behind-the-scenes relationship of the lead actor and the writer-director. Worse, the couple are being haunted by a friend who died in a Brandon Lee-style accident ...
Melinda investigates a haunted dolls' house.
A schoolgirl ( Alexa Vega ) in Ned's class starts seeing signs that match up with vampiric mythology. Is a real vamp involved, or is she just being haunted?
Gail O'Grady plays the girl's mother.
Juggs is heavily pregant, with terrifying premonitions of the birth. Worse, she is about to get married to her ex-hubby, and her control-freak mother has hired a control-freak Wedding Planner.
The Uni is putting a collection of old books up for sale. Eli’s ex-GF complains, because she wanted to study the books. Also, a thief decides to steal one of the books.
Carl the Watcher is in town again. He gives Melinda some cryptic clues about the book. It turns out that the Watchers, like other ghosts, can possess humans. However, the Watchers are working for an unknown power. As is a businessman who wants the magic book for his own nefarious reasons.
Juggs gives birth to a son.
Five years later, she hasn't aged a day - she's more glamorous than ever. Her husband has upgraded from paramedic to Doctor of Medicine. But the kid seems to be inheriting his mother's habit of attracting the paranormal.
A ghost claims that her son was reincarnated as Juggs' son.
There is a chain email going around about Sally Stitch, cursing anyone who does not forward the message. Unfortunately a real ghost thinks the email is genuine, and is inflicting punishments on the families of anyone who defies the email. Also, Melinda has visions of a Puritan cult who stitch up the eyes of anyone who offended them.
Melinda’s son Aidan shows telepathic abilities, specifically those of an empath.
Eli's father dies. But his mother's ghost wants nothing to do with him.
It turns out that Eli's mother was having an affair, and she died in mysterious circumstances ...
Barry Bostwick ( Rocky Horror Picture Show ) guest-stars as a friend of the family.
Juggs' husband's medical instruments are haunted by a surgeon from the 1950s.
The hospital morgue is haunted. Surprise, surprise.
Juggs' best friend goes on a date with a nasty angry man. However, someone sends her gifts and showers her with rose-petals. She doesn't see this as stalking, just as romantic.
Juggs' 5-year-old son is an empath. He channels the anxiety of Jamie's new client - a reclusive and paranoid computer software billionaire who is being haunted. But the ghost is not the real threat!
Aidan, the son, is still seeing his invisible friends - The Shinies.
A ghost is haunting a couple of male members of the Uni faculty. Seems at least one of them had an affair with a hot female student ( Emily Rose ) who paid her school fees by working as a lap-dancer.
University President Bruce Davison ( X-Men ) is a suspect, because he has been working for The Shadows.
Juggs meets a ghost (Greg Germann - Ally McBeal) who died in mysterious circumstances. He claims that his wife and business partner ( Perry Reeves ) murdered him. Husband-Doctor must find the true cause of death.
Meanwhile, the son is under peer pressure to do magic tricks at school. But while his pals learn the sleight-of-hand stuff, Juggs' kid has ghosts to help him do the real thing.
Juggs’ son Aidan can see dead people - and like in Sixth Sense he meets a creepy little girl. This new friend is the ghost girl who sent everyone the Sally Stitch emails. She tries to lure him away from his mom. She is not Mischa Barton , but he still goes on a road trip with her. They leave home in the middle of the night, and take the bus despite being unaccompanied by an adult..
Juggs is in her figure-enhancing night-gown when she discovers her son has gone MIA. Eventually they call in the cops. The Latina detective who investigated Greg Germann's death two episodes ago is in charge of the investigation.
A teenage boy dies in mysterious circumstances. Melinda suspects the local cop was involved. Then he has her car towed and crushed ...
The cop is being haunted by Evan Peters ( American Horror Story ), who died in hospital from an apparent accident. Even though the small town of Grandview has a major hospital, it is shocking how many fatalities there have been in the area.
Ned gets a job as a DJ at the college radio station. His mother doesn't approve - it involves playing practical jokes on air, and allows him to hook up with hot girls rather than be monogamous.
A ghost sets the DJs up, then harrasses them by constantly playing a Coldplay song. It must be very bored indeed.
Previously, Ned the teenager’s mother was unhappy with the fact that he had slept with his friend-girl’s room-mate. However, they have evidently sorted things out because he is now interested in a girl who works in a ballet gymn.
She is the daughter of a new family that has recently moved into Grandview. But the family seems to be on the run, haunted by a ghost which pours a sea of mud on them.
University President Bruce Davison ( X-Men ) is under stress because he has been working for The Shadows.
The ghost of a pre-teen girl is held in a haunted house. The ghost of a fake medium is working with The Shadows.
Juggs must also comfort the grieving mother ( Melinda Clarke ).
After the events of the previous episode, Ned's mother ( Camryn Manheim ) is unhappy about her son potentially being in harms way.
This week's ghost is haunting a writer/artist who creates Graphic Novels. Luckily, Eli's friend Margaret Cho is a fan so she can explain things to the protagonists. The ghost accuses the artist, saying he took my life ... But does he mean it literally?
The title of the episode is in rather poor taste – the ghost ended up that way because he took a shortcut over a not-so-frozen lake.
Melinda is haunted by a ghost dressed as a clown. It turns out the creepy clown is in disguise – he was really a Private Eye. He seems to be investigating a gold-digger.
Melinda hires a nanny - Ted's sister from How I Met Your Mother. But she's being haunted (just like most people in Grandview town, it seems). Is she really a child-neglecting alkie?
A male college student goes MIA in a creepy old barn at midnight. Eli and Melinda and a local police detective investigate.
Melinda helps a young woman who's engaged to be married. Unfortunately a ghost objects to the union. Mel investigates a troubled family.
Melinda's son has stopped seeing ghosts. Melinda herself seems out of character - bad-tempered and obnoxious.
The shinies are the ghosts of children. Melinda's son must use them to defeat the darkness.
A plumber (George Wendt - Cheers) has a cameo appearance. Naturally, because he is a big-name star he has an important part to play in the storyline.