Gus's boss (Todd Stashwick) forces him to choose between his pharmaceutical sales job and the Psych agency, so Shawn decides to save both jobs by investigating the home of the company's V.P. (Christopher McDonald), which appears to be haunted. In the meantime, Shawn must deal with the return of his mother Madeleine (Cybill Shepherd), a psychiatrist who is in town to evaluate some of Santa Barbara's finest, including Lassiter.
Should not be confused with the play Ghosts. Should not be confused with The Protector episode "Ghosts", the Revolution episode "Ghosts", and the Hidden Palms episode "Ghosts". Should not be confused with the DC Comics series Ghosts. Should not be confused with the board game Ghosts. Should not be confused with the books Ghosts (1990) and Ghosts (1993). Should not be confused with the films Ghosts (2005) and Ghosts (2006).
This episode contains examples of:
- False Dichotomy: Gus's boss is trying to get him to choose either his pharmaceutical sales job or the Psych agency. Gus, on his part, sees no reason he can't do both.
- Photographic Memory: According to Madeleine Spencer, she has eidetic tonal memory, which is like her son's photographic memory, but with sound.
- Take a Third Option: Gus tries to save both his pharmaceutical sales job and his Psych agency job.