Ghost Whisperer

Season 4 Episode 13

Body of Water

Aired Friday 8:00 PM Jan 23, 2009 on CBS
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Episode Summary

After a mass grave is unearthed, Grandview suffers from a mass haunting but Melinda's biggest fear comes to town as well.

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    Body of Water: Review

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    Love this show, one of the best shows ever, and one of the best episodes. hope this show never ends.

    This episodes shows exactly why i love this show, exciting from the begining to the end of every episode.

    I just want more more more of Ghost Whisperer.

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    Greats from Croatia.moreless

    Melinda has been suffering from the loss of Jim. As Ghost Whisperer viewers know, he is now somewhere in the body of Sam. Sam has been having flashbacks and been remembering his past with Nicole and Melinda. Melinda helps several ghosts cross over eventually that were suppose to be cremated. The guy who was suppose to cremate them threw their bodies into a lake because of financial lack to replace the fire furnace. The ghosts were extremely upset, but the families of the lost loved ones came together and said there was no shame. Shame held many ghosts back to where they couldnt go into the light. Also, in the beginning of the episode, Melinda allowed Nicole to stay at her home for a week. Delia tells Melinda that she needs to fight for Sam/Jim. Nicole/Nikki gets a hotel and Melinda tells Sam to hold out... hold out for everything. Sam remembers his past life and the fact that he wanted to have kids which gives Melinda hope. At the end of the episode, its breathtaking. Melinda talks to Nicole downstairs and they decide there is no hard feelings. Melinda thinks Jim and Nicole are leaving. Together. But it turns out only Nicole is. Nicole drives away and looks at Melinda. They walk slowly towards eachother as a very emotional song is playing.. The end stops where they are both a foot away.moreless
  • The Best Episode this season

    Finally we have another perfect episode. This is the first episode after this season's premiere which showed us more of the "bigger" storyline (I mean - the underground, melinda's dad, the watchers etc.). I really missed those things.

    The scene where Melinda spoke with the black woman spirit in white robe (one of the watchers) near the lake was awesome. Also the crossing-over was really beautiful. (I missed these mass-crossing-overs). And then Jim/Sam storyline... I was nervous like hell every scene where Nicole appeared. I just kept whispering: die, die, die... But the outcome was ten times better than Nicole's death. She just LEFT. That was more than just shocking. The last five minutes of the episode were just painful, because I thought that Jim was going to leave too, but thank God...moreless
  • This episode is the first for JLH as both producer and director. The backend ghost story was good.

    Jim/Sam chose Melinda over Nikki/Nicole. He did it all on his own. I wonder what will happen with the Sam/Jim actors. Will Jim/David Conrad take over? I hate the Sam flashes of the other actor. I have questions about the group of ghosts that stay behind to help. I have never heard of such a thing. They should all go into the light. I have read in many places that if earthbound spirits choose to stay near the physical plane, then they may get influenced by bad negative energies. In Asian religion, these earthbound spirits will become hungry ghosts. I think that the show should explain more of this concept in the future.moreless
  • Where the heart's at.

    I thought the episode beautifully focused on the idea that your heart guides you. I thought everything Melinda said to Jim had that as its meaning. In particular Melinda telling him to forget about what other people were saying he should feel, but just allow his real feelings to guide him. The same goes for the session between Jim and Eli. The fact that he couldn't figure out why he was struggling to feel emotions for Nicole even though she was pretty, and wanted the same things he did. Even the decision that Nicole made to leave was related to it. She said that Sam finally wanted the things she had always wanted, yet she knew that something was missing within him, so she left. Everybody was guided by their heart and the final scene between Melinda and Jim, staring at each other, showed where their hearts were at.moreless
Teri Polo

Teri Polo

Nikki Peck

Guest Star

David Clennon

David Clennon

Carl Sessick

Guest Star

April Grace

April Grace

The Watcher

Guest Star

Kenneth Mitchell

Kenneth Mitchell

Sam Lucas

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • This episode was likely inspired by the Tri-State Crematory in Noble, Georgia, which came under investigation in 2002 when a woman walking her dog near the grounds found a human skull. More than 330 bodies that were supposed to be cremated were found discarded on the grounds, including in a lake that had to be partially drained and dredged. The crematory owner claimed he improperly discarded of the corpses because the furnace was broken and he couldn't afford to fix it (though tests by authorities ultimately proved this false). He would give the families cement dust in place of the ashes of their loved ones.

  • QUOTES (1)

  • NOTES (12)

    • International Air Dates:
      Denmark: March 17, 2009 on Kanal 4
      Latin America: March 19, 2009 on Sony Entertainment Television
      The Netherlands: March 29, 2009 on Net 5
      Norway: May 21, 2009 on FEM
      Australia: May 21, 2009 on Channel 7
      United Kingdom: August 4, 2009 on Living
      Turkey: December 2, 2009 on CNBC-e
      Slovakia: May 2, 2010 on JOJ
      Czech Republic: June 29, 2010 on AXN
      Finland: July 25, 2011 on Nelonen

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

    • Jessica Tuck (Marlene) also worked with Jennifer Love Hewitt (Melinda) in the season 3 episode "Life's Too Short" of Party Of Five.

    • Arye Gross (Edwin) and Jessica Tuck (Marlene) also worked together in a few episodes of Judging Amy.

    • Arye Gross (Edwin) also worked with Camryn Manheim (Delia) in several episodes of The Practice.

    • Arye Gross (Edwin) also worked with Jamie Kennedy (Eli) in the season 3 episode "Hello, I Must Be Going" of Ellen.

    • David Clennon (Carl) and Teri Polo (Nikki) also worked together in the season 7 episode "The Last Hurrah" of The West Wing.

    • David Clennon (Carl) and April Grace (the Watcher) also worked together in the 1998 movie Playing By Heart, and, in the season 1 episode "Recreation" of Joan Of Arcadia.

    • David Clennon (Carl) and Arye Gross (Edwin) also worked together in the 1988 movie The Couch Trip, and, in the season 2 episode "Ozymandias 2.0" of Once And Again.

    • David Clennon (Carl) and Jessica Tuck (Marlene) also worked together in the season 2 episode "Deck The Howls" of October Road.

    • Teri Polo (Nikki) recieved the "And" credit.

    • Featured Music:
      "Something About You" by Ryan Hanifl
      "Come Around" by Rosi Golan
      "Possibilities" by Nadia Fay
      "Against the Girl" by In for the Kill
      "Hologram" by Katie Herzig
      "Not Me" by Stasia Conger
      "Stay" by Shakespear's Sister