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Life on the Line is the eleventh episode of the fourth season, and the seventy-third overall episode, of the CBS series, Ghost Whisperer, originally premiering on January 9, 2009. The episode was written by Melissa Blake and Joy Blake and directed by Kim Moses, and recieved a total of 10.64 million viewers.

A 14-year-old ghost wants to get his divorced parents and estranged brother back together so they will finally discuss the real reason for his death. Melinda discovers a secret that might make Sam/Jim's memory come back.

Guest Starring[]

  • Kyle Secor as Doug Bancroft
  • Dariush Kashani as Bobby Tooch
  • Kenneth Mitchell as Sam Lucas
  • Wyatt Smith as Josh Bancroft
  • Ryan Kelley as Devin Bancroft
  • Sharon Lawrence as Elena Bancroft
  • Nicole Pettis as 911 Operator
  • Monica Young as Police Officer
  • John Donahue as Paramedic
  • Alex Daniels as Police Officer #2

Plot Synopsis[]



  • Wyatt Smith (Josh) also worked with Jennifer Love Hewitt (Melinda) in the 2004 movie Garfield.
  • Kyle Secor (Doug) also worked with Jennifer Love Hewitt (Melinda) in a few season 6 episodes of Party Of Five.
  • Sharon Lawrence (Elena) recieved the 'And' credit.


  • First credited appearance by Dariush Kashani (Bobby) since the season 1 episode Miss Fortune. However, he wasn't credited.

Featured Music[]

  • Gotta Figure This Out by Erin McCarley
  • 42 by Coldplay