Last season Ghost Whisperer plunged into new territory by literally rocking the foundations of the series with a new mythology: love transcends death. When the show returns for season 5 this fall, it would be set five years into the future ---in what promises to be a darker, deeper season of supernatural intrigue.
I won't giveaway too much away but, obviously, since Melinda and Jim/Sam have already eloped last season, Ghost Whisperer season 5 is all about their new life together and the changes they have to endure now that their "special" child is born.
"This season's big story is going to be driven by Melinda and Jim's new little guy, Aiden. Carl the Watcher told Melinda that her son would be able to do what she did, "and much, much more" -- and he wasn't lying. From the first episode -- brilliantly directed by Jennifer Love Hewitt -- it will become apparent what some of those gifts are. And that's because, yes, we're jumping five years ahead," Ghost Whisperer executive producers P.K. Simmons wrote on his blog.
Bringing in a baby into the plot almost always ruins a show but I'm optimistic that this will open a lot of doors for season 5. It also fuels interesting storylines for Melinda and Jim, now that they're parents who will be taking their parenting role very seriously.
And since the baby is going to be able to see and sense things that his mother Melinda can't, we can expect a whole other plane of existence that we never knew existed, including a dimension that is populated by beings both good and very bad ---some of which don't want to be seen at all. It's actually very creepy when you think about it.
Ghost Whisperer season 5 premiers Friday, September 25 on CBS.