Melinda Gordon has a gift. Ever since she was a girl she possessed the ability to talk to earthbound spirits. These spirits use Melinda as a conduit to pass messages to the living; sometimes this information is too intense and scattered to understand. This leads to skepticism by the living and confusion for Melinda. But when she is able to aid both the deceased and the living Melinda realizes this unearthly talent is gift to human kind and that it is her calling to help all those that have passed connect to those that have survived. In the first episode, she must help a sergeant, who died in the Vietnam War, to crossover.