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'Ghost Whisperer' time jump: Discuss.

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Ghost Whisperer producers are pondering a five-year jump into the future next season, according to EW’s resident scoop king, Michael Ausiello. The jump would allow Melinda and Jim’s son, still in the womb in last month’s season 4 finale, to suddenly be old enough to show us what Carl the Watcher meant when he said that the boy would be able to do “much, much more” than his mom (who sees and talks to dead people and helps them crossover after making me cry). Though I would miss the sight of Jim (David Conrad) carrying a baby — can we please get a montage? — I’m all for this. (1) Skipping ahead would let us avoid the muck of Melinda (Jennifer Love Hewitt) and Jim, who died and stepped into the body of another man, dealing with the reactions to their quickie wedding. And by then, Jim, who’d just gotten into med school, will have started his residency. (Scrubs are almost as hot on a man as a baby.) (2) We know from Carl that there is a battle of good vs. evil afoot and that Melinda and Jim’s son is “the key.” There is nothing scarier than a creepy kid. I’m not saying that I want their child to turn evil. Just maybe for Sweeps.

I don’t see a downside here. Do you?

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