A List of the Episodes in Season 4 of 'Ghost Whisperer'

Tragedy and then happiness for Melinda and Jim

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Season 4 of Ghost Whisperer finds Melinda (Jennifer Love Hewitt) dealing with tragedy after Jim is killed in a tragic accident. However, when his spirit leaps into a dying man's body, she's presented with a new round of challenges when the man, Sam, survives with no memory of who he is. She receives help in her effort to win him back from new friend Eli, a local college professor who develops the ability to hear (but not see) ghosts after a near-death experience.

Episode No. 63

Title: "Firestarter"

Summary: After Jim rescues him from a fire at the college, professor Eli James develops the ability to hear ghosts — but not see them. He's haunted by a student with a history of setting fires.

Episode No. 64

Title: "Big Chills" Summary: After one of her high school friends dies, Melinda reunites with classmates and uncovers some dark secrets they've been keeping.

Episode No. 65

Title: "Ghost in the Machine" Summary: Melinda hunts down a ghost who is targeting young girls on a social networking website.

Episode No. 66

Title: "Save Our Souls" Summary: While on a romantic getaway, Melinda stumbles upon a ghost who wreaks havoc on a newlywed couple.

Episode No. 67

Title: "Bloodline" Summary: Melinda investigates the sudden death of a high school athlete whose ghost is following a family that is not hers.

Episode No. 68

Title: "Imaginary Friends and Enemies" Summary: Melinda plays a game of hide-and-seek when a child's make-believe friend causes havoc during a wedding party for Jim's friend, and Melinda attempts to calm the ghosts running amok.

Episode No. 69

Title: "Threshold" Summary: Melinda must deal with the ghost of a teenage girl while coming to grips with Jim's death — and his ghost.

Episode No. 70

Title: "Heart & Soul" Summary: While she and her mother-in-law grieve over the loss of Jim, Melinda befriends an amnesiac and tries to help him regain his memory while being tormented by a ghost that wants revenge on her.

Episode No. 71

Title: "Pieces of You" Summary: Melinda discovers the secret behind a girl who has been missing for 12 years.

Episode No. 72

Title: "Ball & Chain" Summary: Melinda helps a ghost who must come to terms with her marriage in order to cross over.

Episode No. 73

Title: "Life on the Line" Summary: Melinda helps a family that is in distress after a bizarre accident. Meanwhile, Delia wishes she was still a skeptic after she experiences her first ghost.

Episode No. 74

Title: "This Joint's Haunted" Summary: Melinda embarks on a road trip with Sam, hoping they will connect, but he hopes to reunite with his ex-fiancee. Delia deals with the ghost of a former high school classmate who has a negative influence on Ned.

Episode No. 75

Title: "Body of Water" Summary: After a number of bodies are discovered in a lake, Grandview suffers from a mass haunting. Meanwhile, Sam's ex-comes to town.

Episode No. 76

Title: "Slow Burn" Summary: Melinda deals with the ghost of an overbearing mom.

Episode No. 77

Title: "Greek Tragedy" Summary: After Sam catches Melinda in several lies, he rethinks his relationship with her.

Episode No. 78

Title: "Ghost Busted" Summary: Sam's response to the news of Melinda's gift is not what she expects.

Episode No. 79

Title: "Delusion of Grandview" Summary: After admitting to Sam that she can see ghosts, Melinda sets out to eliminate his skepticism by having him tag along on one of her cases. Unfortunately, the first ghost she encounters is a complicated and potentially dangerous one, Greer, a psychiatric patient who kidnaps children to protect them from her abusive ghost psychiatrist, Dr. Byrd.

Episode No. 80

Title: "Leap of Faith" Summary:  Jim's life flashes before Sam's eyes as he is trying to rescue Melinda.

Episode No. 81

Title: "Thrilled to Death" Summary: Melinda and Eli try to help a young woman being haunted by an angry ghost, but her refusal, to tell the truth, could endanger her life. Meanwhile, Jim realizes the complications of picking up his life again.

Episode No. 82

Title: "Stage Fright" Summary: A soap opera that comes to shoot in Grandview encounters a ghost with a past connection to the show's star.

Episode No. 83

Title: "Cursed" Summary: Melinda grows fond of a dollhouse that seems to be inhabited by ghosts in need.

Episode No. 84

Title: "Endless Love" Summary:  Melinda gets ready for her wedding day with Jim/Sam and helps a girl who believes she is being visited by vampires.

Episode No. 85

Title: "The Book of Changes" Summary: After a faceless ghost girl visits Melinda, Melinda begins to worry about her child's safety.

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Why Did Aisha Tyler Leave 'Ghost Whisperer?' It Seemingly Came Down to Scheduling

Why did Aisha Tyler leave 'Ghost Whisperer?' Fans have long wondered by the actress decided to take a step back.

Tatayana Yomary - Author

Aug. 11 2022, Published 3:01 p.m. ET

A long-running television show coming to an end is always bittersweet. Additionally, a star of said show making their departure can feel like a double punch to the gut for fans. Unfortunately, fans of Ghost Whisperer’s Aisha Tyler know the feeling all too well.

Fans of the CBS hit-show were shocked to see Aisha leave the series after Season 2. After all, her character Andrea Marino was a fan-favorite. Not to mention, the series only lasted for three more seasons before the network pulled the plug. So, why did Aisha Tyler leave Ghost Whisperer ? Was there tension behind the scenes? Keep reading to get the 4-1-1.

It appears that Aisha Tyler left ‘Ghost Whisperer’ to pursue other ventures.

Aisha’s exit still remains to be one of the most talked-about topics related to Ghost Whisperer . Andrea’s on-screen chemistry with best friend Melinda Gordon —portrayed by Jennifer Love Hewitt — was everything, but all good things tend to come to an end.

While Aisha has never openly discussed her reasons for leaving the CBS series, it’s safe to say that other career pursuits became more of a priority. According to Aisha’s iMBD page, the 51-year-old appeared on the films The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause and . 45 simultaneously during her final year on Ghost Whisperer in 2006.

Additionally, Aisha’s work on CSI: Crime Scene Investigation in 2005 also overlapped with her work on Ghost Whisperer .

So, since there has been no reports of tension or drama between Aisha and acst members and production on Ghost Whisperer , it’s safe to say that her departure was due to simply pursuing other projects.

Unlike 'Ghost Whisperer,' Aisha Tyler leaving The Talk had to do with her busy schedule.

Baby, Aisha has been extremely booked and busy over the years. The multi-talented star also gained notoriety as a co-host on The Talk for six seasons.

Unfortunately, like Ghost Whisperer , Aisha also bid the talk show farewell. After appearing on the daytime talk show for six years since her start in 2011 the actress shared the disappointing news with fans on June 15, 2017. And in her words, she’s simply too busy.

“This industry is really starting to give women bigger opportunities to direct,” Tyler told her co-hosts and the audience and began to cry. “I’m sorry, I just realized I had to let something go. It’s been the hardest decision of my life because you guys are my family, you know that. I love being with you every day … I think what you guys at home and in the audience don’t see is that the reason this show works out here is because it works so beautifully when we’re not on stage."

"At the end of this season I’m going to be leaving the show…” @AishaTyler 's emotional announcement that she will not return to host #TheTalk pic.twitter.com/mFRpyHKvBX — The Talk (@TheTalkCBS) June 15, 2017

Aisha continued, “Our friendships are so precious to me, and the thing I’m going to miss most is all the time we get to spend together when we’re not on camera. But at the end of this season, I’m going to leave the show.”

It’s a blessing to be able to do what you love, but it can come at the cost of being able to ensure that you’re not burnt out while being present for your family, loved ones, and yourself. Walking away from something you love may be hard, but Aisha has shown us that those steps are sometimes worth taking.

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Andrea Marino

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Andrea Joyce Marino (sometimes spelled as Moreno ), was one of the main characters in the television series, Ghost Whisperer , and had once worked in New York, as assistant district attorney, until her job changed. She moved to Grandview and obtained a job working at " Same As It Never Was ", an antique store that is owned by Melinda. Andrea was a tall woman. She was single up until right before her death when she was dating and falling in love with a sensitive poet named Ashton Belluso. She was played by Aisha Tyler and was part of the main cast during season one. Andrea's family was never explored. However, her brother Mitch Marino regularly visited Andrea at Grandview, and was revealed when Andrea was to be crossed over that her father was also deceased. Andrea maintained best friend status to Melinda Gordon , who often confided in Andrea with her innermost secrets, and even trusting her enough to tell her of her gift to talk to the dead, to which Andrea appeared unusually pleased about. Andrea sometimes helped Melinda with her ghost problems whenever possible, and came to a shock to herself when she discovered that she was crushed by a plane and hadn't realized it.

  • 1.1 Early Life
  • 1.2 Season One
  • 1.3 Season Two
  • 1.4 Season Three
  • 1.5 Season Four

Character Overview [ ]

Early life [ ].

Little is known about her early life. What is known is that Andrea has a brother named Mitch, and her father is deceased. Before living in Grandview, she traveled a lot but then decided to settle down in the small town. She works in Melinda's antique shop where she begins to become fond of Melinda. Before the show started, Melinda had to tell Andrea that the spirit who use to live in her apartment is following her, since pictures of his grandson are behind her stove, and he wants his daughter to have them. Melinda is, at first, afraid that Andrea will reject her, but Andrea finds her gift pretty cool.

Season One [ ]

Andrea becomes essential to the store and Melinda, because of the very fact that she knows about Melinda's gift. Such as, whenever Melinda has to run off and help a ghost, Andrea is left to keep the store. Andrea, at first, seemed ambitious and adventurous, wanting to try new and different things, such as learning Latin. Andrea also helps Melinda with difficult crossovers removing some of the stress from Melinda's husband, Jim Clancy . At the end of season one, it was revealed that it was Andrea who had died during the crash and not Mitch. While Andrea was not on the plane, she died because her car had been in the path that the plane had crashed on.


Andrea's first appearance

In " Pilot ", Andrea is first introduced during Melinda's wedding party, being the second main character introduced as Melinda throws some flowers behind her in which Andrea catches. Andrea appears to be a fun and lively woman, and getting Melinda to dance with her on the dancefloor. It's soon revealed that Andrea works for Melinda at their newly opened antique store, Same As It Never Was Antiques , where Andrea is learning Latin, an ambitious woman who tries different hobbies. Melinda confides in Andrea with her ghost problems, that Andrea must have known about Melinda's gift pre-series, and is fascinated by it, showing a keen interest and a will to help Melinda with her spirits. Her and Melinda occasionally go to Village Java and get coffee together, chatting about daily life and ghosts, and Melinda is very confident around Andrea and trusts her with her secrets. When Melinda is late for work, laid-back Andrea tells her not to worry about it. Andrea often helps Melinda to collect antiques from various locations to bring them to the store.


Andrea pretends she can see Kenny

In " The Crossing ", Andrea is only ever seen in the store. A young boy named Dylan takes a liking to Andrea, perhaps a crush, and gives her a rock, which she accepts from him. Melinda asks a favor from Andrea, and Andrea does what she can to help Melinda. Melinda tells her that a ghost named Kenny is in the store and she must ghost-sit him. Andrea tries her best but doesn't do it right. Melinda tells Kenny the reason she isn't looking right at him is because she is blind. Later in the episode, Hank accuses Melinda of being fake and shouts at her because she told them of her gift and he was a skeptic. Melinda tells him that she isn't fake, and Andrea backs her up. Andrea helps Melinda uncover more about the court case that Hank and Candace, the parents of the ghost, had to go through since the car that became the tool to Kenny's death was sold to them by a dodgy man. Andrea knew a lot about courts, perhaps because she was a lawyer pre-series. When Kenny disappears, Andrea and Dylan go looking for him, even though Andrea can't see him, she is still willing to help out her best friend. Dylan's mother comes out and accuses Melinda and Andrea of not being responsible towards her child, but Andrea tells her not to blame Dylan for her bad judgment, taking the fall for him.

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Melinda sets Andrea on a date

In " Ghost, Interrupted ", Andrea seems to spend most of her time in the store, usually with Melinda. Andrea is revealed to be single as Melinda and Jim are setting her up on a date with a co-worker of Jim's called Will. Andrea tries to get out of it, she doesn't do dates and is obviously nervous about meeting Will. When Melinda and Jim meet, Jim tells her that Will wants to see Andrea before the actual date, showing his reluctance to go on a date also. When it's time for Andrea's date with Will, when he doesn't show she makes excuses for him, as if she was hoping the excuses were real. But Will eventually turns up apologizing for being late. During the date, Will talks about his ex, telling Andrea stories such as how they met and when they order dessert, Andrea says they should have one of each, and Will says he loves her because his ex always said she didn't want dessert but ended up eating half of his anyway. When Melinda and Jim leave, Andrea and Will continue their date. Will walks Andrea home and she invites him in for coffee, but his ex-girlfriend rings him, and he answers. Andrea tells Will that he is still in love with his ex as he didn't stop talking about her all night, so she kisses Will on the cheek and tells him when he puts the "break" into break-up to give her a call.

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Melinda makes Andrea partner

In " Mended Hearts ", Andrea has Melinda and Jim over at her apartment celebrating, presumably, she had just moved into her apartment. Throughout, the three of them laugh and have a good time as they all seem really comfortable being around each other. Their celebrations are short-lived when Andrea's upstairs neighbour tries to drown herself in a bath and the water leaks through Andrea's ceiling. They three of them rush upstairs, and Jim saves Gwen's life as Andrea rings 911. The next day, Andrea is working in the store, and Melinda tells her of tax she has to pay, $15,000 and she can't afford it. Mysteriously, later in the episode, Melinda gets a letter saying that the debt had been paid in full, and Melinda is curious who it was, while Andrea changes the subject, suggesting a girl's night out with her and Gwen. It turns out to be a date between Gwen and Clifford, so Andrea and Melinda leave them and go for a walk. The next day, Melinda finds out that Andrea had paid the tax in full, and Andrea reveals she had money put away. When Melinda says she can't accept it, Andrea tells her she can pay her back when she can afford it, or make her partner. Melinda then agrees with the latter and Andrea is made partner and co-owner of Same As It Never Was Antiques.

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Andrea runs Same As It Never Was's First Auction

In " Lost Boys ", Andrea accompanies Melinda to an old Inn to collect some items for their first ever Grandview Auction. Melinda asks Andrea to host the auction, but Andrea says she doesn't do well in front of crowds. When hearing noises, Andrea admits she hates rats, and finally caves in to host the auction after Melinda calls her beautiful. Andrea soon gets freaked out by the basement they are in and runs back upstairs. When Melinda returns to the basement, Andrea opens the door to hear Melinda talking to a ghost, and Andrea leaves, respecting Melinda's privacy with the ghosts. Andrea demonstrates curiosity about ghosts as she asks Melinda more questions about them, making Andrea more knowledgeable in the spiritual world. Later in the episode, Melinda tells Andrea about her "Grandview Historical Society" she will make up to keep Mr. Northrop from demolishing the old Inn, telling Andrea she can be vice-president, but Andrea uses an auction-authoritative style to tell her no. Later in the episode, Andrea hosts the first Same As It Never Was auction and does it with confidence and ease, even cracking a joke once or twice as she sells the items up for auction. Melinda distracts Andrea at times when she tells the ghost boys to be quiet, almost making Andrea believe that she was talking to her. Andrea does well for her first auction.

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Mitch offers Andrea to live with him

In" Homecoming ", Andrea and Melinda are at the store talking about Mitch, Andrea's older brother. Melinda reveals that Mitch is a millionaire, unusual since Andrea doesn't seem to be as rich. Andrea had invited Mitch to have drinks at Melinda's and Jim's house, even though Melinda doesn't want a millionaire to be in her house. However she caves, and Mitch goes to Melinda's that night with Andrea, and Mitch tells Melinda about when he and Andrea were kids, and he used to call her "Squeaky Wheel" or "Squeaky" for short because she used to follow him around everywhere and talk non-stop like a squeaky wheel. Mitch offers his services to Melinda and Jim after persuading them to flip the house. The following morning, Andrea is standing outside Same As It Never Was as bangs are heard inside. Melinda walks to her and asks what she is doing out there, and Andrea tells her there is a ghost inside. Some time later, Mitch and Andrea are looking at a house, and Mitch offers Andrea to live with him in the house. She says she likes her apartment but finally caves in. The next day, Andrea and Melinda are cleaning the store when Melinda goes round the back, and Andrea soon follows thinking she sees a ghost, which in fact it's just Sybil. The following day, Andrea and Melinda walk out of Village Java as they discuss secrets and why it's so hard to tell your family how you really feel. Andrea has some wise words, and Melinda confesses that she and Jim don't want to sell the house and asks if Andrea could tell Mitch for her. Andrea tells her absolutely, right after she tells him she is staying in her shoebox of an apartment. Andrea tells Melinda she isn't Squeaky anymore, and Melinda is glad.

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Andrea uses her date with Anthony to get her money back

In" Hope and Mercy ", Andrea is first seen in the store, asking if Jim was alright after his accident. Upon hearing he is fine, she tells Melinda she needs an indestructible man like Jim. Then Andrea tells Melinda she spent $1,100 on an antique watch she bought from an Australian man, and when Melinda looks at it, she tells her it's a fake, which comes at a blow for Andrea. The next day, the man comes back to the store, and Andrea wants to give him a piece of her mind, but Melinda says she will do it, so Andrea lets her and watches Melinda try to get the money back, but fails miserably. Andrea asks how it went, even though she knew, and laughs to herself. At a Flea Market, Andrea bumps into the man, Anthony, and he offers her to lunch, to which she says she will think about it. She does agree, and that night at Lento's, after Andres reveals she was an assistant DA in New York, she threatens Anthony to give her the money back, or she will make it her sole ambition to put him in jail. She leaves the restaurant, and her plan worked. The next morning, Andrea tells Melinda she got the money back from him, not telling Melinda the truth about what she did to get it back, but tells her instead that he probably felt ashamed and couldn't live with himself for conning them. Melinda buys the story as Andrea feels very good about herself.

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Andrea is the perfect best friend

In" On the Wings of a Dove ", Andrea can instantly tell when Melinda is being cold, as when Melinda gives Alexis the cold shoulder, Andrea picks up on it right away, even showing some jealousy when Alexis tells Andrea that she and Melinda used to best friends. Melinda tells Andrea they just drifted apart, but Andrea is curious to know more. Andrea listens to Melinda's problems with Jim, trying to come up with explanations and solutions to them. Melinda also notices some new flowers, and Andrea tells her they're from Alexis, and Melinda tells Andrea that Alexis told everyone her secret in College. Andrea is stunned and doesn't want Melinda to talk to her ever again. On a morning jog, Alexis runs alongside Andrea, but Andrea gives her the cold shoulder. Alexis then tells Andrea what actually happened to cause hers and Melinda's friendship to split, that Melinda was humiliated when she told everyone as they set up a "fancy dress party" and they told Melinda to dress as her fantasy, and she went as a fairy, only to discover everyone else dresses as ghosts. When Alexis tells Andrea that she had to listen to all of Melinda's problems all of the time, Andrea tells her that is just what friends do. Later, Andrea tries to hide from Alexis on the street, but Alexis knows it's her and convinces Andrea to talk to Melinda for her to see if she can get Melinda to go with her for lunch. Andrea tells Melinda but begs her not to go.

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Andrea feels abandoned by Melinda

In " Voices ", Andrea is first seen in the Marketplace, noticing Jim being off with Ellis and also tells him off for eating the grapes he should pay for. She lets Jim rant on about Ellis to her though Andrea doesn't see what's so wrong with him, even though he is eyeing up a hot blonde, which Andrea cracks a joke about. At Same As It Never Was some time later, Andrea and Melinda are working, discussing the EVP. Andrea gets concerned when she realizes Melinda doesn't look well and offers to look after the store, though Melinda laughs and walks to the back, leaving Andrea with a kind of crushed look. While in the back, Andrea walks in and Melinda leaves about to sick, furthering Andrea's feelings of abandonment from Melinda. On a different day at Same As It Never Was, Andrea and Melinda are working behind the counter talking about Jim's situation with Ellis, and they converse until Melinda notices Kirk sitting outside in the Grandview Square, and without explaining to Andrea, she leaves her in the store again. Though Andrea's abandonment was a good storyline for the episode, this was never explored again throughout the series, though Melinda usually left Andrea to run the store so she could sort out her ghost business. In " Fury ", Angela provides some powerful insight into how racism persists into contemporary times by telling Melinda how she was recently tackled by a security guard in a wine store because an American woman stole a bottle of wine and the guard, his assumption motivated by bigotry, believed Andrea to be the thief.

Season Two [ ]

Romano attempts to prevent Andrea from crossing over into the Light, and instead to join him on the Dark Side. Melinda would not allow such a horrific occurrence to happen to her friend, and so she sets out to stop Romano and warn Andrea. With the help of an occult professor at Rockland University, Rick Payne , Melinda can help Andrea find peace and cross over into the Light. During this time Melinda has a dream where Andrea, in fact, was in a coma at the hospital and survived the plane incident, however, this as in fact just wishful thinking on Melinda's part.

Andrea is later mentioned in " Drowned Lives ", " A Grave Matter ", where Melinda visits Andrea's grave, " Delia's First Ghost " and " The Prophet ".

Season Three [ ]

While having been successfully crossed over into the Light for over a year, two ghosts taunt Melinda by calling her Andrea during " Bad Blood ", which reduces Melinda to tears.

Season Four [ ]

In the season four episode, " Leap of Faith ", when Jim swims to rescue Melinda and hits his head, he has flashbacks of his past as Jim, and Andrea can be seen briefly when remembering his wedding with Melinda. Andrea's date of death is in the book of changes backwards and was mentioned before a flashback of the plane crash that killed her, playing a pivotal role in the season four finale. It was also speculated that Andrea was one of the spirits that attended the wedding of Melinda Gordon and Sam Lucas at the end.

  • Andrea's nickname when she was younger was 'Squeaky'.
  • Andrea's hobbies included Latin, painting, electric bass, harp, Bonsai gardening, neon sign making, enamel jewelry, tango, and stand-up comedy.
  • Andrea loved sweets and anything from Village Java.
  • Andrea hated rats.
  • Andrea's favourite ice cream was Cherry Garcia.
  • Andrea loved Survivor .
  • Her death date was confirmed to be May 11, 2006, in the season two finale, when Melinda and Rick discover of the four incidents that had happened in the past, all on May 11. The plane crash was one of them, thus confirming her death date. However, in the Book of Changes, Andrea's death date was written as April 28, which was actually when the episode, " Free Fall ", aired.
  • Andrea's time of death was 10:30 am on May 11, 2006.
  • With the show going five years into the future in Season 5 (which originally is set in 2009) Season 5 will be set during 2014 - 2015. Nine years since Andrea died. If a Season 6 is made, then the Season 6 finale will be the 10-year anniversary of Andrea's death.
  • Andrea's death was foreseen in the episode " Miss Fortune " while Andrea was having her palms read, the reading showed that there would be tears and pain linked to her brother (at the time Andrea thought it would be her losing her brother when in fact, it was the other way around).
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Due to the nature of bringing a character back to life, it's often something that happens in science-fiction TV shows. For instance, some of the best TV shows about space can provide various opportunities to restore departed characters. However, that's not always the case. In addition, even if a resurrection happens in a sci-fi story, there isn't necessarily a clear explanation of how or why the character returns . Sometimes, it's best to leave a plot development up to the viewer's imagination.

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Obi-Wan Kenobi 's Force Ghost cameo is only brief, but it's an exciting comeback for one of the more intriguing characters from the Star Wars prequel trilogy. Although Obi-Wan's Force Ghost is the first to appear on-screen in 1980's Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back , Qui-Gon is the first character to canonically return as a Force Ghost, and seeing it adds a nice level of parity to the sub-plot. In addition, seeing that Qui-Gon is Obi-Wan's former master , the scene in Obi-Wan Kenobi solidifies the story of where Obi-Wan learned the skill.

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Picard's demise has been on the cards since the events of Star Trek: The Next Generation , when he learns of a brain condition that will eventually become fatal. During the events of the Star Trek: Picard season 1 finale , this is just what happens. Fighting through the pain and discomfort, the decorated Starfleet officer saves the day again but pays the ultimate price in the process. Luckily, technology in the Star Trek universe seems to have reached the point where death can be treated merely as a blip. As a result, Picard's consciousness is transferred into an artificial body that mimics its biological template in every way.

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Ghost Whisperer season 4 saw the death of Jim Clancy. However, the entire nature of the show allowed the character to return almost immediately - but not without changes. Crossing into the body of another recently deceased person, Jim lost all memory of his life with Melinda . Initially, Jim was even played by a different actor due to his soul jumping to a new body, once belonging to a young man named Sam. After enough time passed, Jim reclaimed his memories, and although most of the show's characters still saw Sam when they looked at him, he reverted to looking like Jim through the eyes of Melinda and the audience.

Billy Hargrove In Stranger Things

Not all comebacks are what they seem, stranger things.

While many TV resurrections are shown in a positive light, Stranger Things took a new approach. Although Billy Hargrove helped save the day with an act of self-sacrifice in the Stranger Things season 3 finale , he was largely an unpleasant and abusive character. In Stranger Things season 4, Vecna uses Max's complicated feelings about her late brother to his advantage by taking on Billy's form. Although this isn't a true return of Dacre Montgomery's character , the actor's cameo does hold an exaggerated resemblance to Billy's toxic ways.

Captain Jack Harkness In Doctor Who

The doctor isn't the only one who can cheat death.

The process of regeneration is one of the more prominent forms of sidestepping a character's demise in Doctor Who , but there are other ways. In the Doctor Who season 1 finale, Captain Jack Harkness dies heroically aboard Satellite Five as he attempts to hold the Daleks at bay. If it weren't for Rose Tyler staring into the heart of the TARDIS, the captain would have remained dead.

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However, Rose's brief acquisition of extraordinary powers allows her to bring Jack back from the dead. Not knowing the extent of her abilities, Rose inadvertently brings Jack back forever , removing his ability to die altogether. A resurrection is rarely so literal on television, but this is one of the more creative spins on a classic plot twist. Although Jack is shown to die on-screen again, he only remains dead for a short while before gasping dramatically back to life.

Jack's immortality is thoroughly explored in Torchwood , the Doctor Who spinoff show.

Hari Seldon In Foundation

The founder of psychohistory orchestrated his own comeback.

Hari Seldon is a very important figure in Foundation , and so when he's killed in just the second episode, it feels like a surprising writing choice. However, it makes much more sense when it's revealed that Hari's death is all part of his larger plan . Hari didn't leave the galaxy without guidance, as he stored a version of his consciousness within the mysterious Vault, and also within the Prime Radiant. One of his digital selves is also eventually reconstituted back into organic form, a process that not even Dr. Seldon understands. So, while one resurrection may make for compelling writing, doubling up on the feat adds even more story opportunities.

Owen Harper In Torchwood

Owen's return to the land of the living comes with some drawbacks.

After being shot dead during a mission, Owen is brought back to life in Torchwood season 2, episode 7, "Dead Man Walking." Owen's Torchwood colleagues achieve the miracle by using the mysterious Resurrection Gauntlet . The device in question often only works for a few minutes at a time, with the Torchwood team hoping to just say their goodbyes. In a shocking twist, the Gauntlet brings Owen back permanently - but there's a catch. Although Owen comes back to life, he retains many of the hallmarks of the deceased.

As well as not being able to heal from broken bones and other injuries, Owen has no pulse or breath when he returns . His new condition makes him very vulnerable given his line of work, and raises concerns about his safety going forward. Owen's Torchwood boss, Captain Jack Harkness, is also immortal, but in a much more "traditional" way. Jack can never truly die, whereas Owen can never truly live, creating a brilliant juxtaposition between the two characters.

Ensign Harry Kim In Star Trek: Voyager

Harry was forced to abandon his original crew, star trek: voyager.

The Star Trek franchise doesn't often bring back the deceased, as the risk of death is part of Starfleet service. When it does happen, there's often a fascinating sci-fi twist to the occurrence. In Star Trek: Voyager season 2, episode 21, "Deadlock," the USS Voyager finds itself being duplicated, with the crew of one ship suffering a much worse fate than the other. Early on in the episode, one of the versions of Harry Kim meets his end while trying to make repairs .

When the two Voyagers become aware of one another, they try and fail to reintegrate their ships. The process is interrupted by attacking forces, and the Harry-less crew has to sacrifice itself so their counterparts can escape. Before this happens, the doomed Captain Janeway orders Harry to the other Voyager to complete their crew once more. The episode ends with Harry in an existential dilemma regarding whether his new home will ever actually feel like his.

In a much darker move, a newborn baby also perishes on the same ship as the other Harry. The "prime" Harry takes the alternate baby with him when he crosses to the other Voyager.

Detective Josephus Miller In The Expanse

Miller's return to the expanse was very creative, the expanse.

The true version of Detective Miller dies in The Expanse season 2, episode 5, "Home." Although Miller dies, the nature of his death means it isn't the end of his story. The Protomolecule is one of the most sci-fi elements in The Expanse , and almost everything about the substance is enigmatic. Miller's death takes place near large quantities of the Protomolecule , meaning the blue material absorbs his memories and allows it to use Miller's physical form as it communicates with Captain James Holden. Holden's Protomolecole visions of Miller in the The Expanse are often quite cryptic,

Going by "The Investigator," the reimagined version of Miller has his own goals that don't necessarily line up with Holden's, but the overlap that does exist allows them to work together. Although the Investigator isn't actually Miller, the existence of his mannerisms and personality within the Protomolecule construct is about as close to resurrection as the show can do without using the trope too predictably. The Expanse 's creative way of bringing back Miller is as unpredictable as it is cerebral , with the next step in the plot always being a surprise.

James Holden is the only character in The Expanse who can perceive the Investigator.

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Ghost Whisperer

A woman must help the earthbound spirit of a soldier who appears not to realize he is dead.

Melinda helps a young boy find his parents after he was killed when a train collided with his mother's car.

The identical twin sister of a teenage girl requests Melinda to help her apologize to her sister who is a psychiatric patient.

A man killed in a biking accident seeks Melinda's help to save his fiance'e's life and finding out who received his heart afterwards.

Melinda discovers the spirits of three boys and a dog who died in an orphanage fire in 1956 and must help them cross over before the inn they are inhabiting is destroyed.

A teenage boy, who died in a freak accident after learning he was adopted, seeks Melinda's help in finding his birth mother.

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How does Jim get his body back?


What happened to Jim in Ghost Whisperer?

In the show “Ghost Whisperer,” Jim is shot and killed in an accident.

What happens to Jim after he dies?

After Jim dies, his spirit crosses over and he has the opportunity to take over the body of a man named Sam Lucas, who died in an unrelated accident in Grandview.

Does Jim remember being Jim after taking over Sam’s body?

No, when Jim/Sam regains consciousness in Sam’s body, he has no memory of being Jim.

Who’s body does Jim take over?

Jim takes over the body of a man named Sam Lucas after Sam dies in an accident.

Does Jim stay in Sam’s body permanently?

Yes, Jim remains in Sam’s body and continues living in it.

Does Jim reveal his true identity to anyone after taking over Sam’s body?

Yes, Jim reveals his true identity to Melinda, his wife, and she is the only one who knows that he is actually Jim.

What happens to Sam’s spirit after Jim takes over his body?

Sam’s spirit crosses over to the other side, allowing Jim to take over his body.

Does Melinda believe that Jim is still alive after he takes over Sam’s body?

Yes, Melinda believes that Jim is still alive and is able to communicate with him.

Do Jim and Melinda have any children?

Yes, Jim and Melinda have a son named Aiden.

Does Jim regain his memories of being Jim?

Yes, Jim’s memory of being Jim returns in full when he nearly drowns and his life flashes before his eyes.

Does Jim and Melinda’s relationship change after Jim takes over Sam’s body?

No, Jim and Melinda’s relationship remains the same even after Jim takes over Sam’s body.

Does Melinda’s son Aiden know that Jim is his father?

Yes, Aiden knows that Jim is his father and recognizes him as such.

What happens to Jim/Sam’s body when he takes over?

Jim’s/Sam’s body continues living and functioning as normal, but with Jim’s spirit occupying it.

Does Jim’s presence in Sam’s body create any conflicts or problems?

There are no major conflicts or problems that arise as a result of Jim’s presence in Sam’s body.

Do any other characters in the show discover that Jim is in Sam’s body?

Only Melinda knows that Jim is in Sam’s body. Other characters in the show are unaware of this fact.

Does Jim/Sam continue to help Melinda with her ghost whispering abilities?

Yes, Jim/Sam continues to support and assist Melinda with her ghost whispering abilities.

What is the fate of Sam’s spirit after Jim takes over his body?

Sam’s spirit crosses over to the other side, allowing Jim to fully take over his body.

Do Jim and Melinda get remarried after Jim takes over Sam’s body?

Yes, Jim and Melinda do get remarried after he takes over Sam’s body.

Does Sam’s body retain any memories or abilities after Jim takes over?

No, Sam’s body does not retain any memories or abilities once Jim takes over.

Are there any consequences or side effects of Jim taking over Sam’s body?

There are no significant consequences or side effects of Jim taking over Sam’s body.

What happens to Sam’s consciousness after Jim takes over his body?

Sam’s consciousness no longer exists after Jim takes over his body.

Does Jim/Sam struggle with his new identity as Jim?

No, Jim/Sam does not struggle with his new identity as Jim. He fully embraces being Jim once his memory returns.

Does Jim/Sam regain his memory of being Jim?

Do jim and melinda’s friends and family accept jim as sam’s body.

Yes, Jim is accepted as Sam by their friends and family, except for Melinda who knows the truth.

What happens to Sam’s body when Jim takes over?

Sam’s body continues to function and live as normal, with Jim’s spirit now occupying it.

Do Jim and Melinda have a happy ending after Jim takes over Sam’s body?

Yes, Jim and Melinda have a happy ending as they continue their lives together, with Jim in Sam’s body.

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