Ghost Whisperer

Season 4 Episode 20

Stage Fright

Aired Friday 8:00 PM Apr 24, 2009 on CBS
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A ghost causes problems for a television show that is filming in the Grandview town square.

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  • Finally, a moment many ghost whisperer fans have been waiting for, Melinda is pregnant! What makes it even a more happier occasion is that its also Jim's child!

    I'm so glad to finally see this moment come, and to top it off with the fact that the baby is Jim's (before he became a ghost) I'm sure I can speak for many of us that this is one of those moments most of us fans have been waiting to come for a long time.

    I can tell you, it was definately a tearjerker. But it also is nice to finally see a happiness in the characters since Jim died. I am looking forward to what is to come! Waiting of course throughout the summer for the next season to come is definately going to be a tough one, but most definately sure it will be worth the wait. For those who love this show, I can't speak for everyone of course, but I'm sure alot of them will agree that this definately puts the finishing touches on a great season of a wonderful show.

    For those of who haven't seen the show.. all I can say is, now would be a great time to start!

    I definately recommend watching this show to anyone, people of any age. It will definately put a tear in your eye.

    Great episode, great season, excellent show!

    I can't wait to see what comes next!moreless
  • a very satisfying episode

    this was a nice episode both in the ghost of the week angle and the jim/mel angle. strong guest stars, including 'JT' from Young and Restless playing a soap opera actor. haha! I always liked that actor. The arrival of the soap opera to town to film and use the store as a location created a refreshingly upbeat change of pace from the more melancholy storylines of late. Without saying too much, the ghost of the week supported this switch to the upbeat as well. And then, the big news of what happens with Jim and Mel, very happy, very good way to take us out of the difficult months of transition from Jim's death to where we are now to a positive, forward looking stance. good one!moreless
  • A soap opera comes to town, but the real drama is off the set

    Well, it's official: Ghost Whisperer has run out of ideas. They used the ever so cliched filming of a soap opera in town episode, but not only that, they pulled the trigger on a storyline four years in the making at a horrible time.

    This episode was fun, it was humorous at times, and it was light-hearted, but the actual ghost story was as lackluster and unoriginal as they come. The ending where Melinda speaks for the ghost to those he affected was as emotionless as I have ever seen on the show.

    It looks like the horrible Sam storyline was not the only reason for Ghost Whisperer suffering this season because that's over and the show is still disappointing.moreless
  • Yep, she's pregnant! Besides that not as great.

    Truly, after such a long time Melinda is pregnant! I was so happy and so much more happy that it was Jim's not Sam's. Might be hard to explain in the future but the kid will have his mom's abilities, right? I was actually disappointed in this episode. I thought the story overall wasn't as exciting, but I did love Johnny Pacar. I always enjoy seeing him in what he does and only hope to see him rise more. I guess my biggest disappointment in the episode lies in the ghost story here. I just felt bad for the writer and hated the guy and that other girl. I didn't want to cry nor did I feel scare throughout which is rare for that's what Ghost Whisperers evokes out of me.moreless
Kellie Martin

Kellie Martin

Cally O'Keefe

Guest Star

Patrick Breen

Patrick Breen

Duff Faraday

Guest Star

Thad Luckinbill

Thad Luckinbill

Grant Harper /Dr. Troy Holdon

Guest Star

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


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    • Featured Music:
      "22" by Lily Allen
      "Le Fantasy" by Minnutes
      "Sweet and Low" by Augustana

    • Jennifer Love Hewitt (Melinda) and Patrick Breen (Duff) also worked together in the season 4 episodes "Of Human Bonding" and "Here And Now" of Party Of Five.

    • Camryn Manheim (Delia) and Patrick Breen (Duff) also worked together in the 2000 movie East Of A.

    • Camryn Manheim (Delia) and Ursula Burton (Janet) also worked together in the season 6 episode "The Verdict" of The Practice.

    • Jamie Kennedy (Eli) and Kellie Martin (Cally) also worked together in the 1997 TV movie On The Edge Of Innocence, and, in the 2003 movie Malibu's Most Wanted.

    • Amelia Heinle (Brooke) and Lesli Kay (Suzanne) also worked together in several episodes of The Young And The Restless. Thad Luckinbill (Grant) was just in a few of those.

    • International Air Dates:
      Denmark: May 26, 2009 on Kanal 4
      Latin America: June 11, 2009 on Sony Entertainment Television
      Australia: July 9, 2009 on Channel 7
      Norway: July 16, 2009 on FEM
      United Kingdom: September 22, 2009 on Living
      The Netherlands: October 4, 2009 on Net 5
      Germany: October 23, 2009 on Kabel 1
      Turkey: January 20, 2010 on CNBC-e
      Slovakia: May 23, 2010 on JOJ
      Czech Republic: July 27, 2010 on AXN
      Finland: September 12, 2011 on Nelonen

    • Although credited, Christoph Sanders (Ned) didn't appear.

    • Amelia Heinle and Thad Luckinbill who are featured in this episode, are on the Daytime drama The Young and the Restless and are married in real life. Also, Lesli Kay who is also featured is on the sister CBS soap opera The Bold and the Beautiful.


    • When Cally tells Melinda "People in fiction don't always stay dead"- it's clearly a reference to the Jim/Sam story, where Jim died but then came back as Sam.

    • The reference to a reason for killing off a character because "the actor wanted a change" is most likely a reference to Kellie Martin leaving "ER", whose character had been killed off... and a more recent reference to killing off the perfect character of Jim, only to bring him back to life as a different person.