In the United States, original episodes of season three aired between September 28, 2007 and May 16, 2008. For airdates on other networks and in other countries, see: International Airdates. Season three had a total of four main characters, Melinda, Jim, Delia, and Rick. Rick was a recurring last season and was promoted to starring. Season three follows Melinda as she tries to uncover buried secrets from her past, she learns that the roots are bound to the roots of Grandview itself. She discovers that in the town's desperation to bury its own dark past, a whole other world was left festering literally beneath their feet.
Due to the Writer's Guild of America strike during production of the third season, the season went on hiatus for three months until returning in April for six new episodes after twelve had already been completed and finished airing in January. Because of this, the third season was shortened to 18 episodes out of 22 that were ordered.
Principal Cast[edit | edit source]
In Billing Order
- Jennifer Love Hewitt as Melinda Gordon
- David Conrad as Jim Clancy
- Camryn Manheim as Delia Banks
- Jay Mohr as Rick Payne
Recurring Cast[edit | edit source]
In order of character appearances
- Christoph Sanders as Ned Banks (4/18)
- Martin Donovan as Tom Gordon (4/18)
- Cormic Nemec as Paul Eastman (3/18)
- Omid Abtahi as Justin Yates (3/18)
- Ignacio Serrichio as Gabriel Lawrence (3/18)
- Kris Lemeche as Scott the Ghost (3/18)
- Anne Archer as Beth Gordon (2/18)
- Sarah Jaye as Young Beth Gordon (2/18)
- Haley Pullos as Young Melinda Gordon (2/18)
- Rachel Shelley as Kate Payne (1/18)
- David Ramsey as Will Bennett (1/18)
Main Plot Points[edit | edit source]
Season Three still concentrates on Melinda Gordon getting visits from earthbound spirits in need of her help. Meanwhile, Melinda is visited by her dad, who is a ghost, and Melinda hadn't seen him in years since he abandoned her and her mother years ago, and didn't know he was dead. She explores the Underworld of the town and finds a place filled with Ghosts. She digs into her family past and finds a lot more than what she bargained for.
- Melinda crossing over spirits.
- Christoph Sanders replacing Tyler Patrick Jones as Ned Banks
- The Town under Grandview.
- Melinda's family past.
- Tom Gordon, Melinda's "father", visits her.
- Tom and Gabriel are planning something.
- Melinda learns who her real father is.
Episode Summaries[edit | edit source]
|#||Image||Episode Name||Ep #||Original Airdate||Written by||Directed by|
|45||The Underneath||01||September 28, 2007||John Gray||John Gray|
|Jennifer goes to Melinda's store to sell some belongings that came from her deceased parent's house. Melinda then helps Jennifer with her father who died when she was only a toddler. Someone takes photos of Melinda and they show something suspicious.|
|46||Don't Try This at Home||02||October 5, 2007||Laurie McCarthy, Teddy Tenenbaum||Ian Sander|
|The Bloody Mary urban legend is revived at the university when a girl goes into a coma, and Melinda must determine if there's truth to the tale or a ghost is involved. Melinda helps a group of college girls after one of their friends dies and begins to haunt them.|
|47||Haunted Hero||03||October 12, 2007||Breen Frazier, Karl Schaefer||Eric Laneuville|
|Jim’s friend Matt returns home with memory loss after serving overseas in the military where all of his friends died. Matt’s comrades appear to Melinda to help Matt regain his memory.|
|48||No Safe Place||04||October 19, 2007||Jeannine Renshaw||Peter O'Fallon|
|An attorney seeks Melinda’s help. Shane tells Melinda that the ghost is of his dead stalker. Melinda soon finds that Shane has not told Melinda the truth about the ghost and confronts him but Shane finds another way to deal with the situation.|
|49||Weight of What Was||05||October 26, 2007||P.K. Simonds||Gloria Muzio|
|Gabriel returns with pieces of Melinda's past that lead her to discover a deeply buried secret of the town. She travels underground to find it plagued with spirits, good and bad, while also coming across a long-lost relative, in which she has to help her cross over.|
|50||Double Exposure||06||November 2, 2007||Laurie McCarthy||Eric Laneuville|
|Melinda and Professor Payne meet with another college professor who discloses that she had an affair with a student. That student just passed away after an accident and his girlfriend feels an unconsiderable amount of guilt.|
|51||Unhappy Medium||07||November 9, 2007||Breen Frazier||Fred Toye|
|Melinda and Jim discuss a kidnapping where the family has contacted a psychic who Melinda believes is telling the family stuff that they want to hear just so he can make money off of them. Melinda goes and talks to the family and finds that something else has happened to the missing girl.|
|52||Bad Blood||08||November 16, 2007||Teddy Tenenbaum||Peter Werner|
|Melinda becomes involved with a couple of ghosts who refuse to cross over after she finds that they are causing trouble for a man and his daughter. The ghosts make Melinda play a game of twenty questions. Melinda tries to protect a father and daughter from ghosts who are controlling them.|
|53||All Ghosts Lead to Grandview||09||November 23, 2007||P.K. Simonds, Laurie McCarthy||Fred Toye|
|A ghost named Daniel died in a fiery car crash and is angry that his parents have left him. Becca is his only hope and it infuriates him that she is trying to pretend he doesn't exist. With Melinda's help they find Daniel's parents and cross him over into the light.|
|54||Holiday Spirit||10||December 14, 2007||Jeannine Renshaw||Steve Robman|
|Melinda is at the house of young boy named Riley and as they're hanging Christmas ornaments on the tree, Melinda tries to get him to open up about the strange things he has seen. Melinda deals with a ghost who thinks he's Santa Claus, and his motives may not be pure.|
|55||Slambook||11||January 11, 2008||Karl Schaefer, Daniel Sinclair||Mark Rosman|
|Melinda helps Ned at his new high were there are several different hauntings. In the process Melinda finds that she is investigating the intricate world of gossip and romance within the high school before she uncovers the reasons for the hauntings.|
|56||First Do No Harm||12||January 18, 2008||John Gray||Ian Sander|
|Melinda believes Jim is being haunted by the ghost of a man he tried to save, and all Jim wants to do is somehow communicate his remorse. But Melinda's protectiveness causes conflict between them, and may mask what's really happening.|
|57||Home But Not Alone||13||April 4, 2008||P.K. Simonds, Laurie McCarthy||Eric Laneuville|
|Ned asks Melinda's help when he's injured by what appears to be a ghost haunting his new girlfriend, but as Melinda struggles to solve the mystery of who the ghost is she runs into interference from the girlfriend's family. Melinda gets to the bottom of it and helps keep the family together.|
|58||The Gravesitter||14||April 11, 2008||John Gray||Fred Toye|
|After graffiti is repeatedly painted on Melinda's shop doors, she seeks out the town blogger convinced he is the one causing the mischief in an attempt to expose her. Melinda is forced to encounter the dark side of Grandview in order to help the latest ghost cross over.|
|59||Horror Show||15||April 25, 2008||Jeannine Renshaw||Ian Sander|
|Melinda is caught up in an investigation that turns a little horror flick when Prof. Payne asks her to help a student whose father mentored him. Melinda investigates the haunting of a college student who wreaks havoc by placing Melinda in scenes from horror movies.|
|60||Deadbeat Dads||16||May 2, 2008||Mark B. Perry||Mark B. Perry|
|Professor Payne meets Elliot, the brilliant son of one of his old girlfriends. When Payne discovers that the boy is almost 10-years-old, he realizes he may be the boy's father. This angers his deceased wife. After watching Payne, Elliot, and the boy's mother, Melinda tells Jim she wants to have a baby.|
|61||Stranglehold||17||May 9, 2008||Laurie McCarthy, P.K. Simonds||Eric Laneuville|
|Melinda's father comes back into her life, and she must solve the mystery of where he's been and how it relates to a young ghost who won't cross over. While trying to figure out the meaning of a dream, Melinda finds out some surprising news about her father.|
|62||Pater Familias||18||May 16, 2008||John Gray||John Gray|
|Melinda discovers the truth about her family's past through a series of bodily possessions. Melinda searches for Paul Eastman and answers from her mother about her father. Melinda's mother finally gives her the answers she needs - and one she doesn't want.|