Ghost Whisperer

Season 4 Episode 7


Aired Friday 8:00 PM Nov 14, 2008 on CBS
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Melinda has a hard time helping a troubled teenage ghost while She deals with drastic changes to her personal life.

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    Broke my heart when Jim died, this episode managed to see Jim and Melinda's relationship in new light and the different challenges they face. I hope they can be together again now that Jim entered another body!!
  • Jim does not want to cross over.

    Ghost Whisperer has entertained people for four years but never was there an episode like this. The whole moral basis of the program was tested here as Melinda was forced to say goodbye to husband Jim. As Melinda dealt with the ghost of her deceased husband another ghost began appearing only to him. But this episode was not about the course of the norm. This episode was about accepting the concept of crossing over and if it is truly necessary. You can read too much into this and think about its message or you could do what I do and just try to enjoy an entertaining program in an entertaining season. With Jim gone Ghost Whisperer is going to be a different show but I am excited about what is in store for us.

    There were some boring parts, and some odd parts to this episode such as the dancing at the funeral, but Eli was amusing enough to make up for it. The scene with him trying to get information at the hospital with Jim helping him was hilarious.moreless
  • This episode was very painful to watch and completely out of character for this show. Jim dies and then at the end he goes into someone else's body. wtf???

    I was hoping that they would not do this to this show but they have not offically "jumped the shark." I am not sure what the writer's were thinking but it makes no sense. This episode was all over the place. There was the teenage girl and Jim and then the drunk dad. It was really jerky. First they were here then they were there. I'm not sure if I am making sense but that is how the show left me feeling. I cannot believe that they had Jim die. Are their ratings that bad that they had to try some stunt like this? Maybe they can pull a Dallas and have this whole season just be a dream. That would be nice but until then I am going to have to find something else to watch on Friday nights. Thanks a lot cbs.moreless
  • I know it's November sweeps, but please Ghost Whisperer, say it ain't so!

    This episode started strong, predictably bringing tears to my eyes throughout the first 20 or so minutes. The celebratory tone of Jim's funeral was great and a perfect time for Melinda to see him...but from then on, this show just got lousier by the minute. I am a HUGE GW fan...having said that, I'm afraid the show has "jumped the shark" with that ending. Jim repossessing another man's body (the new guys used to be on Jericho btw)...WHAT?! I mean, I was upset they killed Jim off last week, because he and Melinda have the best chemistry on TV today! It was perfect and sad to see it go...and I guess I'm glad Jim is still on the show, but I don't know, the ending still makes me mad. I mean, does only Melinda see Jim's face? What, are they going to try and have a baby still? Yeah, kid you look like your father.....IN HIS PAST LIFE?!

    I'm still going to watch, but this show has a lot to prove now... oh and writers, what's going on with the mystery story arc you've given us the first few years... the creepy laughing man with the hat, the underground world? It seems this season that all the other stuff has been forgotten. Let's hope it is all just a dream.....moreless
  • I disagree. This was a pivotal episode.

    I think the lesson is what it is. There are plenty of folk who lose someone or something only to find a closer relationship with the Divine because of it. Grief brings tears. Tears and heartache turn one to god/God (or whomever one chooses as a transcendental authority outside of one's reality).

    Melinda (as a character), is using her gift in service to others. Does that glorify what she does for mankind and accrue Grace? Of course it does. Is it evident for all to see in all cases, well no, it isn't, but it's not something we should dwell upon. What you see before you is a scriptwriter's vision who recognized that good works bring an easement to tears... whether she becomes aware of it or not in the next episode remains to be seen. Just a paste that's help me cope with my own losses... "Grief is a great friend, for it opens one's eyes and

    shocks them to search the secret of peace and happiness." - Babamoreless
Joanna Cassidy

Joanna Cassidy

Faith Clancy

Guest Star

Kurt Caceres

Kurt Caceres

Detective Carl Neely

Guest Star

Thomas F. Wilson

Thomas F. Wilson

Tim Flaherty

Guest Star

Featured Episode Clip

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

  • QUOTES (2)

    • Caitlin: It's all my fault.
      Melinda: I know how it is to feel guilty, I do.
      Caitlin: Everything is my fault. It's because of what I did.
      Melinda: What did you do?
      Caitlin: I'm the reason why your husband is dead.
      Melinda: Errr...

    • Caitlin: He was the one person who never judged me. I totally took him for granted.
      Melinda: She knows that you were always there for her. Even if she didn't realize it. Even when she thought you couldn't see her.
      Detective Carl Neely: But why? Why would she do that to herself?
      (Melinda looking at Jim)
      Melinda: Maybe she was scared. So scared that her whole life she would never be truly loved. Not completely. Not for really who she was. Maybe now she sees that she was loved in that way. And that it was real. And once you've had that kind of love, it never goes away. It just gets stronger. And it means that she can move on. And so can you.

  • NOTES (2)

    • Featured music:
      The Man Who Can't Be Moved by The Script.
      Good Lovin' by The Rascals.
      I Hurt Too by Katie Herzig.

    • International Air Dates:
      Denmark: January 28, 2009 on Kanal 4
      Latin America: February 5, 2009 on Sony Entertainment Television
      The Netherlands: February 22, 2009 on Net 5
      Australia: March 26, 2009 on Channel 7
      Norway: April 9, 2009 on FEM
      United Kingdom: June 23, 2009 on Living
      Turkey: October 21, 2009 on CNBC-e
      Slovakia: April 11, 2010 on JOJ
      Czech Republic: May 18, 2010 on AXN
      Finland: June 13, 2011 on Nelonen


    • Jim: (to Eli) Dr. Phil, I don't think I need any advice on my marriage, OK?

      Dr. Phil or Phil McGraw is a famous psychologist and TV personality who gives life lessons and advice in seminars and on his self-titled television show.

    • Jim: (to Eli who was wearing a sleep mask) You know the Lone Ranger look is good on you.

      The Lone Ranger is a fictional cowboy/bandit from the '50s action TV series of the same name. He was also popularly known as "The Masked Man."

    • Eli: It's like O. Henry meets Edgar Allan Poe.

      This is a reference to the O. Henry story, "The Gift of the Magi," wherein a wife cuts off her hair so she can buy a fob for her husband's pocket watch, and the husband sells his pocket watch in order to buy his wife a beautiful set of combs for her hair.