Medium: Wicked Game (part 1) - VIDEO
(S04E09) "What could possibly give that woman nightmares other than someone named Dorothy dropping a house on her?" - Joe Dubois
Finally a show that isn't afraid to face the real issues men face today. Can't we just be allowed to have our swimsuit issue without being made to feel guilty?
I guess our collective suspicions about Cynthia Keener were right, although it isn't much of a shock. Her abducted daughter not only explains why she is committed to finding missing children but also why she's such a bitch.
I never thought about it before but I bet it would be pretty cool to have a dad who is a rocket scientist. You would have the coolest science projects ever. I mean, I loved my Dad and I appreciate him teaching me the best way to check for freon leaks but it just hasn't been very useful information.
I don't know why it took so long for us to see one of Joe's dreams but I'm glad we finally did. More importantly, the show is finally proposing a sensible solution to Joe's unemployment. He's a smart guy so there must be plenty of other ways he can make a living. Ron Popeil isn't the only person who invents things nobody wants. I have no idea how feasible it is but I would think a moonlight powered tanning bed would be a big seller.
His second dream was the highlight of the show for me. It was more like my own dreams in that it was totally out there. It's also nice to see a pleasant dream that makes me smile for a change.
I have to say I think the writers made a mistake with Cynthia's daughter. Anjelica Huston has been so unlikeable for so long that now it's really hard to sympathize with her or the daughter we just found out about. I feel worse for the other girl in the basement who clearly had something to hide.
Cynthia's anger at Allison was pretty lame. I guess now that Joe has finally accepted that Allison's dreams always mean something, they needed another character to be skeptical. However, it doesn't make sense that the woman who has actually paid Allison for her psychic abilities would turn around and fire her for what she believes to be incompetence. I anxiously wait for the moment when Allison finally decides to look Cynthia or Devalos or Scanlon right in the eye and shout, "I f-ing told you so!"
While I would be hard pressed to risk the future of my daughters, I have to sympathize with Joe. It's not that Allison didn't believe in him but more about how she wouldn't even consider it. Is she really content to go on living on Joe's unemployment and her occasional check from Cynthia? In any event, I am very happy that there is an end in sight for that particular storyline.
While I have some ideas about how the conclusion will go, I'm nowhere near positive. Here's hoping next week's second part is better than last week's.
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