2x13 Deja Boo
First Aired: Jan. 12, 2007 on CBS
Summary: A ghost who can recall his previous lives appears to be destined for another reincarnation as the child of Melinda's pregnant friend---but the spirit doesn't want to return and actively seeks to harm the unborn baby. The situation cools Jim's interest in starting a family, but it might be…
Main Characters in this Episode
Melinda Gordon: Don't fight it, Eric. Just don't.
Eric Sanborn: But I heard Jim say you didn't want a child. Not yet.
Melinda Gordon: I didn't think I was ready, but if this is supposed to happen then I'll get ready.
Eric Sanborn: How can you be like that?
Melinda Gordon: Like what?
Eric Sanborn: So generous with yourself.
Melinda Gordon: I know how important it is for you to move on; to never have to live another life. So, Jim and I are going to do the right thing by you, Eric.
Eric Sanborn: I heard everything you and Jim said last night.
Melinda Gordon: So?
Eric Sanborn: I haven't had a conversation like that in any of my lifetimes. I've never listened to anyone the way you guys listen to each other. I've never cared what anyone wanted. I saw how much he wanted to have that kid and I saw how scared you were by it. But, you were willing to do it. Not for you. For me. So, I'm not going to fight. I'm not gonna do anything again. I'll come back again. I'll do it for you. Maybe I'll get it right this time. You'll help me.
Melinda Gordon: We will help you, Eric. We both will. [tearful] I don't know if you're gonna remember any of this when you're born, but we're gonna take really good care of you. And, we'll teach you the best that we can. And we'll try to make sure that this is your last time around.
Eric Sanborn: I know you will.
Melinda Gordon: You've seen it before.
Eric Sanborn: [getting choked up] It's beautiful. I feel like it wants me to come. I don't understand. I don't feel like anything is holding me back.
Melinda Gordon: What does that mean?
Eric Sanborn: [crying] I see my father. I see my dad. I see all my dads. They want me to come. [turns to Melinda after a moment] [pause] I'll stay. I'll go through another life [pause] For you. If that's what you want. I'll do that.
Melinda Gordon: I know. [begins to cry softly] And that's why you can go.