brings us what it calls “the most romantic episode ever” as it offers a peek upon its own “Heart and Soul.” On the last installment of the series, fans were left with their jaws on the floor about what happened to Melinda (Jennifer Love Hewitt
) and Jim (David Conrad
). Now, the show gives the couple a chance to relive their relationship with a whole new perspective.
On “Heart and Soul,” Melinda finds herself drawn to a man (identified as Sam or Jim) who is suffering from amnesia. This stirs up her selfless need to help those around her, causing her to assist the man in regaining his memory. This enthusiasm of hers might just come with a price, when she realizes that she has to do everything it takes to make this second chance work.
It’s definitely a gamble on the part of the Ghost Whisperer
writers to use such a formulaic concept like amnesia for their show. Time and again, a lot of characters on numerous drama series have fallen prey to that soap opera-like scheme and barely survived. The audience reaction to fictional amnesia-laden victims varied though, but it usually ended quite poorly. Then again, this is Ghost Whisperer
. If they hold on to the fantasy elements that make the series unique, they might just have a shot at reinventing the Melinda-Jim storyline. It would only need proper execution.
We’ll get to see if the series lives up to its name tonight. Below is the preview clip from CBS, in which a teary-eyed Delia (Camryn Manheim
) tells Melinda just how lucky she is.
Written by P.K. Simmonds and Mark B. Perry, “Heart and Soul” will air on CBS tonight, November 21, at 8pm. Next week on Ghost Whisperer
, Melinda deals with the ghost of girl that’s been missing for a long time, only returning to suddenly haunt Sam/Jim.
-Maria Gonzalez, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
(Image Courtesy of CBS)