In the United States, original episodes of season one aired between September 23, 2005 and May 5, 2006. For airdates on other networks and in other countries, see: International Airdates. Season one had a total of only three main characters, Melinda, Andrea and Jim. The new series follows the normal and supernatural life of Melinda Gordon, the titular character who has the ability to talk to the dead, and with the help from Andrea and Jim, she crosses any earthbound spirits over into the light, but some don't go without a fight.

Principal CastEdit

In Billing Order

Recurring CastEdit

In order of character appearances

*Romano appeared in previous episodes with an uncredited actor.

Main Plot PointsEdit

Season One concentrated more on Melinda Gordon getting visits from earthbound spirits in need of her help. Melinda would help them as they asked, completing and unfinished business they had which usually included her having to contact their family members and help them communicate with each other, revealing her secret in the process, which wasn't always positively recieved.

  • The Laughing Man and The Wide Brim Hat Man, later revealed to be called Romano
  • Melinda crossing over spirits
  • Melinda and Jim getting married at the very beginning
  • Melinda and Andrea running an antique shop, Same As It Never Was.
  • A plane crash in Grandview results in the death of Andrea.

Episode SummariesEdit

# Image Episode Name Ep # Original Airdate Written by Directed by
01 1x01a Pilot 01 September 23, 2005 John Gray John Gray
On her wedding day with the paramedic Jim Clancy, the ghost of Sergeant Paul Adams, who was missing in action in Vietnam, comes to her, asking Melinda to contact his son Michael Adams. Michael believes Melinda is a fraud, but when his wife forces him to call the Pentagon giving the leads Melinda gave them.
02 1x02a The Crossing 02 September 30, 2005 Catherine Butterfield Ron Lagomarsino
Melinda sees the son of an acquaintance playing with a boy called Kenny near to a railroad crossing and she discovers that the Kenny is a ghost. With the support of her partner in their business Andrea Marino and her husband Jim, Melinda contacts Kenny's family, avoids another tragedy and resolves their issues.
03 1x03 Ghost, Interrupted 03 October 7, 2005 Jed Seidel Ian Sander
A young girl is put into a psychiatric facility upon her strange behavior following her identical twin sister's death. While on a field trip in town, the girl runs away from her group and tries to hide in Melinda's shop. Melinda quickly realizes that this girl's 'abnormal' behavior is due to her sister haunting her.
04 1x04 Mended Hearts 04 October 14, 2005 John Gray John Gray
A ghost helps Melinda save a woman who attempts suicide. Melinda learns that the ghost was the woman's fiancé and that he was an organ donor. The ghost refuses to crossover until he knows who received his heart and until his fiancee is taken care of.
05 1x05 Lost Boys 05 October 21, 2005 David Fallon Peter O'Fallon
Andrea and Melinda are contracted to auction furniture from a community inn before it is torn down. While cleaning the basement Melinda finds the lost spirits of three boys and their dog that perished in an orphanage fire 50 years ago.
06 1x06 Homecoming 06 October 28, 2005 Lois Johnson James Frawley
Melinda helps an upset teenage ghost and in the process learns something that will affect the lives of everyone this boy left behind. Melinda finds out the circumstances of his death and helps mend a grieving mother's breaking heart, as the boy's biological mother comes into the picture.
07 1x07 Hope and Mercy 07 November 4, 2005 John Wirth Bill L. Norton
A woman who passed away during a routine pregnancy will not cross over until she can get her husband to stop blaming himself. Andrea deals with a con artist in a very revealing manner that tells us a little more about her murky past.
08 1x08 On the Wings of a Dove 08 November 11, 2005 Catherine Butterfield Peter O'Fallon
The 5 year anniversary of Jim's father's death is getting close and Jim begins to act very strangely. Melinda notices this change in his behavior and believes the problem might be caused by a tortured spirit lurking around. While Melinda tries to help Jim, she is also presented with the surprise visit of an old friend.
09 1x09 Voices 09 November 18, 2005 John Belluso Kevin Hooks
Melinda and Jim's car is stolen by a troubled teen boy whose mother died. He feels that his mother betrayed him when she was alive and can't forgive her. Melinda must help him understand what his mother wants to tell him. The mother was an electrical engineer who passed via electrocution and can only communicate by EVP.
10 1x10 Ghost Bride 10 November 25, 2005 Jed Seidel Joanna Kerns
An evil spirit wearing a wedding gown haunts Melinda's friend Lisa. The spirit, called Serena, is very opposed to moving on and presents a tough challenge for Melinda. The jealous Serena has her heart set on destroying the wedding and the couple, and does everything in her power to interfere with Melinda's attempts to set things right.
11 1x11 Shadow Boxer 11 December 9, 2005 Emily Fox Joanna Kerns
A woman who recently died will not pass over until her young son, who is a boxer, reconciles with his father, her husband. Melinda is enlisted to help this family come to terms with their loss but has a lot of difficulty getting these two men to reunite.
12 1x12 Undead Comic 12 December 16, 2005 Doug Prochilo Eric Laneuville
Melinda encounters the spirit of a dead comic who is confused and doesn't understand his current state of existence. Melinda leans that this comic took his own life and she helps him make amends with all those people he left behind before he passes over. Also, Jim is threatened by the antique shop's recent business boom.
13 1x13 Friendly Neighborhood Ghost 13 January 6, 2006 Lois Johnson David Hugh Jones
While a man moves in across the street from Melinda, she notices that presence of a ghost as well. In an attempt to figure out what is going on, Melinda is threatened by the haunted man. This leads to a fight between Melinda and Jim about her gift and how she often take things too far.
14 1x14 Last Execution 14 January 13, 2006 David Fallon James Frawley
The spirit of a man follows Melinda home from an art gallery. This ghost haunts Melinda into getting in touch with his daughter who is having serious problems since his death. Meanwhile Jim is sued for trying to help a woman after her injury.
15 1x15 Melinda's First Ghost 15 January 27, 2006 Catherine Butterfield Peter Werner
Melinda remembers how her relationship with her Mom 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 them. Now Melinda must reunite with her estranged Mother to help save this young girl.
16 1x16 Dead Man's Ridge 16 February 3, 2006 John Gray James Frawley
It starts with things moving in her apartment, until she gets to scared that she asks Melinda for help. The ghost keeps coming and going, saying that he is not dead and that he has to show them where his brother is. Going through some old photo albums, they find out that the ghost is a former colleague of Andrea.
17 1x17 Demon Child 17 March 3, 2006 Jed Seidel Eric Laneuville
While shopping for antiques at a local home, Melinda encounters the spirit of a malicious young boy who is terrorizing his family. When Melinda realizes that he is putting people in harm's way she intervenes and takes on the challenge of helping this troubled child.
18 1x18 Miss Fortune 18 March 10, 2006 Emily Fox James Chressanthis
The circus arrives in town and brings with it the spirit of a man who thinks his brother murdered him. Melinda must help this ghost come to terms with his death and his brother. And during all this, they discover a hidden secret.
19 1x19 Fury 19 March 31, 2006 Rama Laurie Stagner Peter Werner
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.
20 1x20 The Vanishing 20 April 7, 2006 Catherine Butterfield Ian Sander
A head injury caused by an accident puts Melinda's abilities at risk. Melinda must deal with the possibility of permanently losing her gift as she attempts to help a young girl whose boyfriend has recently died.
21 1x21 Free Fall 21 April 28, 2006 John Gray John Gray
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. Melinda tells Andrea and Andrea decides to head over to her brother's apartment in an attempt to contact him. Shortly after Andrea has left, the plane crashes over the town.
22 1x22 The One 22 May 5, 2006 John Gray John Gray
Andrea seems to know that there is something that her friend isn't telling her. The souls from the crash go at the crash site as Melinda encourages them to cross over. Melinda must keep the mysterious evil spirit from capturing the souls and also must reveal to Andrea how the plane crash affects her.


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