Ghost Whisperer Spoilers: Producers “A Second Chance at True Love”

The Ghost Whisperer Producers: A Second Chance at True Love

by Kim Moses and Ian Sander, TV Guide

We want to thank everyone who’s been weighing in on what’s happening with Jim and Melinda’s story. As always, we’ve been paying close attention to what you all have to say online, and everyone here at Ghost Whisperer appreciates your passion. If you have more to say, we hope you’ll also hit the CBS Message Boards.

As you know, three-and-a-half years ago, the Ghost Whisperer pilot launched Jim and Melinda’s relationship with their wedding. Because you, our fans, embraced their relationship so passionately (as evidenced online over the years) and because of the immense depth of talent and chemistry that Jennifer Love Hewitt (Melinda) and David Conrad (Jim) have on screen, we wanted to give Ghost Whisperer fans more of Jim and Melinda, in a deeper, richer way. That’s why with next Friday’s episode, “Heart and Soul”, we at Ghost Whisperer are rebooting Jim and Melinda’s love story. They will get something very few people ever get in life — a second chance at true love. Starting with Episode 408 — the key to moving forward in Season 4 — Ghost Whisperer fans will get to experience Jim and Melinda falling in love from the beginning.

Next Friday’s very special episode was beautifully written by executive producer P.K. Simonds and co-executive producer Mark B. Perry. (P.K. and the Ghost Whisperer writing team are doing a brilliant job of engineering this amazing journey for all of us!) The episode was directed by Ian, who says Jennifer Love Hewitt and David Conrad were magical to work with on this show. And, while shooting the powerful scene between Delia (Camryn Manheim) and Melinda, the crew was moved to tears. The episode guest stars Screen Actors Guild nominee Roxanne Hart (Chicago Hope), Cotter Smith (X-Men 2), Todd Stashwick (The Riches), Ellen Woglom (Viva Laughlin) and Kenneth Mitchell (Jericho).

Click here for the Ghost Whisperer “Heart and Soul” art card.

Musically, the episode features our new favorite band — the UK ‘s chart topping The Script (Sony BMG). Check out the world premiere of the Ghost Whisperer “Second Chance at Love” music video featuring The Script’s hit song “The Man Who Can’t Be Moved,” which was edited by Tony Miller and Peter Tadros. Other music featured in the episode in addition to Mark Snow’s gorgeous score are: Paul Freedman “Earthquakes” (RCA/Arista Records); Indy artists Holly Conlan “One, Two, Three”; Latch Key Kid “Thin Air”; Shawn Barry “Say You Will”.

If you want to check out a tease for next Friday’s episode, click here.

We want to commend series creator John Gray for the fantastic job that he did in writing and directing last Friday’s episode — it was incredibly powerful. While John was shooting the “dancing” scene (which features the 1966 rock ‘n roll classic “Good Lovin'” by The Rascals; Atlantic Records) that reunites Jim and Melinda, the actors, the extras and the crew were moved beyond belief. (We go through a lot of Kleenex during production on this show — but always in the name of ‘hope’). In the episode, you might recognize Golden Globe winner Joanna Cassidy (Six Feet Under), Young Artist Award winner Alexa Nikolas (Zoey 101), Saturn Award winner Thomas F. Wilson (Back to the Future III) and Rodney Scott (NCIS). They all did a fabulous job.

You should also know that while everything with Jim and Melinda has been going on over the past two weeks, Jennifer Love Hewitt was directing. (She certainly had a full plate.) Love is finished now and will be stepping into the edit room to create more magic. She sends you her best from the set. David Conrad was up in our offices on Thursday and wanted us to relay to you that he is stunned and flattered by the buzz online — he’s amazed that you all care for Jim so much. He asked that we thank you for your support and he wants you to know he’s loving the journey. So are we!

One last thing: Over the next couple of weeks, Jim is going to need some serious help remembering his past with Melinda. We hope you, our Ghost Whisperer experts, will lend him a hand.

As always, thanks for watching, and make sure to check back next week when we share more Ghost Whisperer goodies.

Kim & Ian

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  1. Debbie Jean

     /  November 19, 2008

    I’m sorry but I don’t see anything romantic about Jim dying and possessing someone else’s body as a way of abvoiding “crossing over”… in fact, the whole idea sounds incredibly creepy. I won’t be watching the upcoming episodes.

  2. Debbie Jean

     /  November 19, 2008

    I’m sorry but I don’t see anything romantic about Jim dying and possessing someone else’s body as a way of avoiding “crossing over”… in fact, the whole idea sounds incredibly creepy. I won’t be watching the upcoming episodes.

  3. I’m so disappointed with this story line, there’s nothing romantic about it. I’ve watched since the beginning but I’m done now, it’s too bad it was a good show.

  4. Janice

     /  November 22, 2008

    I disagree with everyone getting so down on the show. Ok it seems “creepy” possessing someone’s body but you can”t take it so literally. This show isnt real life. You have to let your imagination take over. We are always asked to stretch our imagination with every storyline.

    I do think that the last few shows were rushed. I think they should have given Melinda more time to grieve. The only other criticism I have is the funeral scene with the music and dancing. That was way over the top.

    That said I think we should give the story a chance. In all the messages I have read online, most everyone says they love the relationship between Melinda and Jim. I think we are going to get even more of that now. It doesn’t matter if his name will be Sam or that everyone else in town sees Sam’s body. What matters is what Melinda and Jim will see and experience and I think it will be exactly what everyone wants.

  5. hmm i have to say i am not at all liking where this is going. Ok so its not real life and i understand that but surely the program is successful because it could be real life???

    ok well enough said i hope that the shows writers take a u turn on this story!!

  6. Jenefer

     /  January 24, 2009

    So my family and I watch this every Friday. We love the new story line for the fact that this show shows possibilities in life. We have had a lot of loss this last year and this show in a way makes me very curious on where our loved ones go. We think this new story line is good because we loved Melinda and Jim and it shows people to never give up. If some people don’t like the new story line that’s their opinion but it’s about using your imagination to think of life and if any of this could be possible or not. I’m not saying I believe in everything that happens in the show. All I’m saying is that it doesn’t have to be the perfect love story you thought. I believe that if Jim was completely out of this story people would be more upset for the fact that he was in this show from the start and helps mold the show with Melinda.

    Sorry it was so long I just wanted to put mine and my family’s opinion out there.

  7. Deanna

     /  March 18, 2009

    Bring Jim back! I think its silly that you would kill him off. They are so good together and it makes the show interesting. I hope that the writes will make it all a dream or that jim was in a coma or something like that. Bring him back and bring back the Ghost Whisper we love!!!!!!

  8. TK

     /  August 23, 2009

    Yep, I agree with the majority. I’m done watching Ghost Whisperer. It was bad enough when they killed off Andrea, now with this whole Jim-Sam thing…it’s odd. Jim needed a better story line b/c his character was kind of boring but this is jumping the shark.

  9. Monica

     /  November 2, 2009

    I’m done watching Ghost Whisperer!! It makes no sense on why would you kill off the husband.

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