Medium: A Cure For What Ails You - VIDEO
(S04E13) "Allison... close your eyes. I gotta get out of bed now and I'm not wearing any clothes." - Lee Scanlon
The opening voice over left me a bit unnerved. I'm used to Medium starting with some kind of disturbing vision. The only thing disturbing about Allison's narration was that it made me feel like I was watching Criminal Minds.
The pool of blood seeping from the head of Di Novi's dead friend was a little closer to what I've come to expect and I really liked the surrealistic way Scanlon and Di Novi repeated Allison's dream verbatim.
How refreshing was it that everyone caught the connection between the murder and the pain reliever at the same time? For weeks, I've been complaining about how Allison and her friends take way too long to figure out the "clues" in her dreams. I guess somebody heard me or is at least trying to be a better writer.
Just when I thought Joe was coming around he throws another tantrum. I understand that when people get scared they sometimes express that fear as anger. I, myself, have been guilty of that numerous times, but I really thought Joe was over blaming Allison for her psychic mishaps. You'd think with his new business venture, he'd be in better spirits.
I have often mentioned the fact that I have two young, blonde daughters. They are both about the same age as Bridgette and Marie, so I really identify with a lot of what Joe goes through with his kids. For example, when my 9 year old had to get new glasses this year, I wasn't excited about paying for them, but her eye doctor and the staff in the office were so nice and helpful that, in the end, I was thrilled to get the glasses. If, however, I took my daughter to the jackass in tonight's episode, I probably would have ended up in jail after putting my foot in his ass. I liked how Joe took the initiative and demanded another appointment but I found it hard to believe that the doctor would be open to listening to the music after he was such a dick in the first examination. I guess he just really likes The Sound of Music.
On a completely unrelated note, Miranda Carabello is a total cutie pie. I remember the first season of the show when she was little more than a tow-headed crying machine. As she continues to grow, the writers are actually giving her things to do but not so much that she is precocious or unconvincing. When she calls Jake Weber Daddy, I could swear she was his actual daughter.
I wonder how many fake medicine names the writers came up with before the legal department gave Adviprin the OK. I'm reminded of when I was a kid and my Mom had these little chocolate candies in her purse that were supposed to be appetite suppressants. I asked her if they were candy and she told me that they were medicine. Not believing her, I asked her the name of the medicine and she told me, "Ayds."
I don't know which image I am more sick of, Allison sitting up in bed or D.A. Douchebag showing frustration over making yet another mistake. It's getting to the point where I have to fight the urge to skip past the scenes with him in them.
This episode was a little uneven but I kind of liked it. What I'm really looking forward to is Joe's new business venture. I hope the show can get at least one more season, so we can find out if his invention really works.