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Melinda's First Ghost is the fifteenth episode of the first season of the CBS series, Ghost Whisperer, originally premiering on January 27, 2006. The episode was written by Catherine Butterfield and directed by Peter Werner and received a total of 11.63 million viewers. Melinda remembers how her relationship with her mother got strained when she re-encounters the first ghost she ever saw. When younger, Melinda's mother could not deal with her daughter's prodigious and supernatural gift. This lead to a growing rift between the two. Now Melinda must reunite with her estranged Mother to help save the spirit of this young girl.

Guest Starring[]

  • Brett Cullen as Jack Applewhite
  • Abigail Breslin as Sarah Applewhite
  • Ann Cusack as Grace Dowling
  • June Squibb as Mary Ann
  • Debbi Morgan as Mrs. Riley
  • Tom Everett as Principal Corbett
  • Anne Archer as Beth Gordon
  • Jordan Dang as Dylan
  • Grace Fulton as Young Melinda
  • Mackenzie Hannigan as Miles
  • Jill Jacobson as Customer
  • Shi Ne Nielson as Receptionist

Plot Synopsis[]

While attending a school play with Andrea, Melinda has an encounter a ghost from her childhood.


  • Sarah Applewhite


  • This episode gathered a total of 11.63 million viewers.


Abigail Breslin and Ann Cusack were both born in New York.


”I’m happy” Sarah Applewhite to her parents