Ghost Whisperer

Season 4 Episode 8

Heart & Soul

Aired Friday 8:00 PM Nov 21, 2008 on CBS
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Melinda finds herself drawn to a man suffering from amnesia and she has a deep need to help him recover his memory.

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  • A recently widowed Melinda, follows the reincarnation of Jim's spirit, who has lost is past life memories.

    Is it just me, or they are getting a little "out there", don't get me wrong, I'm a big fan of James Van Pragh, read many of his books, and even like that, the show is getting quite confusing that Jim is himself in some shots, but he is not in others, I was appalled that they even killed the character, but to have him in someone else's body, and trying to have a romantic connection to Melinda's character, she just lost her husband and Jim's spirit or not is kind of weird, I would rather they let Jim just be dead, and into the light.moreless
  • Jim reincarnated. This explains the amnesia. He cannot remember his last existence. Hopefully, with time he will remember more. It will be hard to explain this.

    Books by Brian Weiss or Raymond Moody on the Soul, Reincarnation, and the Light should address these questions. When souls reincarnated they may or may not remember their previous lives/existences. This is a clean plate. Some souls do remember their previous lives like Deja Vu. Else with time, there will be bits and pieces that they will remember. Souls are eternal. The physical body is just a vessel. For example, child prodigies sometimes can play music without being old enough to learn the notes. I just started GW, but I am hooked on it. The show is based on the experiences of Mary Ann Winkowski, author of When Ghosts Speak. She worked with James van Praagh in the past. I applaud the writers to go in this unique direction.moreless
  • Jim steps in a fatal accident victim named Sam and wakes with amnesia. Sam's family believing him to be their son, come to take him home. Delia feels Melinda is in denial of her grief over her loss of Jim and their friendship may come to an end.moreless

    This is exactly why I love this show! Not even Jim finding another body exactly, but the way Delia comes to finally understand and appreciate what Melinda really does was done masterfully. I was so choked up. Serendipity-you just have to love it. Honestly, Sam (Jim) showing up for he and Ned's usual Monday basketball practice that they kept just between the two of them, was absolutely priceless. Delia stopping by to see Ned and finding Sam (Jim) instead and realizing that it really was Jim's spirit in Sam's body-priceless. Delia's character had been so resistant to Melinda's gift that I doubt she would have ever believed this possible otherwise. This was an example of great writing because it was not predictable and not corny. Kudos, my hats are off to you all for this episode.moreless
  • ahhhh.

    Ok, this is going for both "Heart and Soul" and "Treshold". Great episodes, but oh my what am I going to do without real, alive Jim??? Sure, David Conrad is not leaving, but what am I supposed to do without real, alive jim??? It left some sort of emty spot in me. lol. It sounds really weird and corny, but everytime I come on or watch a videa of Melinda and Jim, I start tearing my eyes out! I am going to really miss him. I give big props to Jennifer love Hewitt, and David Conrad for great acting. Looking forward to next episode. I will see how it plays out, and that will be when I determine whether I keep watching.moreless
  • One of my favourite episodes!

    I thought this episode was so great! Great from start to finish! I thought Delia was such a freak in this episode except at the end, though I've never really liked Delia. I loved the scene where Mel and Delia were in their store and they were going at it, such a great scene! Finally Mel yells at her for not believing her! Long time coming if you ask me! I thought it was kinda weird how Sam (Jim) thought that they had had an affair, just because Melinda was always there, though it was a bit funny. I also loved the scene Delia comes in her house at the end and she apologizes and they cry! Such a tearjerker! I thought it was so funny how she took off Melinda's sweater! Hopefully Jim remembers her soon(more than just a connection)!moreless

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Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

  • QUOTES (4)

    • Melinda: Look, there's something I have to tell you and it's not going to be easy for me or you I'm sure. Do you have an open mind?
      Jim/Sam: More like an empty one, but yeah.
      Melinda: Do you believe in the after-life?
      Sam/Jim: Heaven or ghosts?
      Melinda: Both. What about stuff like reincarnation?
      Jim/Sam: Like respect cows because they might be your ancestors?
      Melinda: Sort of. My husband just died and you just had a brush with death also -
      Sam/Jim: Wait, you're not gonna tell me you think I'm your husband reincarnated? Because you're the only sane person I've met since I woke up.
      Melinda: No, no of course not. I just thought maybe you might be able to understand what he went through because you kinda just died yourself and I just need to know he's alright wherever he is.
      Sam/Jim: Oh, sorry.

    • Melinda: Who are you? What do you want? You were at the hospital, you've been following me. Just tell me what you want or I cant help you.
      Alan Walters: The two of you, you're both thieves but you wont get to keep what you've stolen.
      Melinda: What have I stolen?
      Alan Walters: You know perfectly well.

    • Delia: (to Melinda) So there's no middle ground? I have to check my common sense at the door, or we can't be friends? (walks out of the shop)

    • Melinda: I know it's bizarre. Alright, it's even hard for me to believe but it's what happened. Jim is not just out there somewhere, he's here in this man's body.
      Delia: Melinda...
      Melinda: No, he took a chance out of love and out of loyalty for the one person who meant everything to him. Even when he knows it doesn't make any sense. That is what love is. In case you're unsure.

  • NOTES (2)

    • Finland television titled this episode Jim's footsteps.

    • International Air Dates:
      Denmark: February 4, 2009 on Kanal 4
      Latin America: February 12, 2009 on Sony Entertainment Television
      The Netherlands: February 22, 2009 on Net 5
      Australia: April 2, 2009 on Channel 7
      Norway: April 16, 2009 on FEM
      United Kingdom: June 30, 2009 on Living
      Turkey: October 28, 2009 on CNBC-e
      Slovakia: April 11, 2010 on JOJ
      Czech Republic: May 25, 2010 on AXN
      Finland: June 20, 2011 on Nelonen


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