Ghost Whisperer

Season 2 Episode 18

Children of Ghosts

Aired Friday 8:00 PM Mar 30, 2007 on CBS
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Episode Summary

Melinda and Jim become foster parents temporarily for a teenage 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 girl.moreless

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  • Melinda investigates a young girl and her connection to a ghost.

    What a way to start the last strand of episodes! Melinda and Jim adopt a troubled child who beings to display some supernatural ability. But the theory changes when Melinda sees an aura over the girls body. Professor Payne runs some test and we find out that her missing mother is haunting her. In the end it turns out the orphan was taken from her mother who turned out to be her old piano teacher. As a sideplot Delia's dog was being haunted by our good old pal Home the ghost dog. Great episode, check it out.moreless
  • Melinda becomes a foster parent to an abandoned preteen girl who seems to be the focus or cause of some violent supernatural disturbances and uncovers a shocking secret.

    Definitely my favorite episode so far! A little darker and edgier than usual and the mystery of what was haunting the girl and why kept me baffled. And the reveal at the end was totally unexpected and a total tearjerker. Awesome performances by the teen girl and the piano teacher, their reunion at the end made me go through a box of kleenex
  • An episode both heart wrenching, surprising, funny and playful. Homer the ghost dog is back, woven amongst the real story of a young girl who reminds Melinda of her younger self.moreless

    I do enjoy Ghost Whisperer on its own. tonight I turned in to watch the special addition of a scene with Dog Behaviorist Cesar Millan. As a spoiler-holic, I was quite sure I knew how things were going to turn out. The Writer Teddy Tenenbaum, of this story managed to surprise me on every level. he clearly was familiar enough with the focus of his effort around the young girl to lead my family and I down a very predictable path (we thought) until her story ended going in a completely unforscene direction. I did not expect to be so completely touched by the interaction of Melinda and Jim around her efforts to heal this child (and therefore herself) as well as the outstanding performance by the character Julia so bewildered, both at being (apparently) abandoned by her parents and with the mysterious problems escalating around her.

    I think we all could relate to being in a place where we are so lost and full of loss, that we are frozen - not able to move forward, unable to move back, with no one to turn to to help or to trust!

    The idea of consulting Cesar Millan about what to do with Ghost Dog Homer was WONDERFUL - funny, playful and interesting to think about and has been the topic of many forums speculation on many sites I have been on about this show's episode. I have lost several dogs which has torn my heart, the surpise ending with Homer (NOT what I thought was going to happen at all!)cause me to jump up clapping and doing a snoopy dance!!! (And feeling so much better about what I have been through with losing them to death)!

    There were so many layers in the episode that I actually found my self taking the rare action to check on the writer, finding (to my surprise) that he also wrote one of my favorite episodes of Dead Zone as well!

    If you enjoy episodes where you can care about the characters, and share their hero's journey - you will LOVE this one!moreless
  • Very emotional episode!

    Glad now after weeks of reruns that the show is back and that it came with a new episode. Of a little girl who needs Melinda's help in finding her mom. But what she doesn't know is that her mom is dead. And that Melinda and Jim become foster parents for a little while. As the little girl reminds Melinda of her younger self. Very touching show and episode.
  • Great return episode...

    Great writing and a wonderful episode. There was alot of emotion watching Melinda help a girl named Julie who reminds her of herself at a younger age. The development to finding out that Julie was taken as an infant and then reuniting her with her real mom was tear jerking. To see Homer the dog again was great, he seems to have a greater purpose of protecting Melinda and Jim. I also think it is great to watch Melinda and Jims relationship, it may be a tv one but one I wish to aspire for. I think this episode was well written and acted.moreless
John Billingsley

John Billingsley


Guest Star

Jenna Boyd

Jenna Boyd

Julie Parker

Guest Star

Lisa Waltz

Lisa Waltz


Guest Star

Jay Mohr

Jay Mohr

Professor Rick Payne

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • When Professor Payne translates some words from German to English and vice versa, he makes a small mistake. He translates the English word "pencil" to the German word "Kugelschreiber", but a pencil would actually be translated to "Bleistift" in German, while the word "Kugelschreiber" refers to a ballpen in English (his other translation "Poltergeist"="noisy ghost" and "butterfly"="Schmetterling" are correct).

  • QUOTES (5)

    • Melinda: So why aren't you sleeping?
      Delia: Oh somebody's been keeping me up at night.
      Melinda: Ooh really...
      Delia: Oh please, he has four legs and fur.

    • Professor Payne: That's not fair Melinda! You see ghosts when you open the freezer dancing in the ice cube trays, I need physical evidence!

    • (About the poltergeist)
      Melinda: So why did it disappear the minute we walked in?
      Professor Payne: That is an excellent question Melinda Gordon. Really.
      Melinda: Well?
      Professor Payne: Oh, I don't have an answer, that's why it's an excellent question.

    • Professor Payne (about the equipment he brought to Melinda's house): And there's the MP3 player so I can listen to Motley Crue. Just because I'm a professor doesn't mean I don't like to rock out!

    • Professor Payne: (Setting up equipment to detect a poltergeist) If there's a ghost we're not going to need any of this fancy-schmancy equipment anyway because we have Melinda, the home made ghost detecting machine.

  • NOTES (4)