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Medium: Car Trouble - VIDEO

by Paul Goebel, posted Apr 29th 2008 9:23AM

Hottest boss ever.(S04E14) Out of all the dreams Allison has awakened from this season, tonight gets my vote for "Most Likely to Make You Jump Out of Bed and Scare the Crap Out of Your Sleeping Husband."

One thing you have to get used to if you are fan of Medium, is the ever present scene where somebody doesn't understand how Allison knows what she knows. Even though Joe, Davalos, Scanlon and most of her friends are well aware why Allison acts so strange, there are still plenty of people who are baffled by her behavior and, as a matter of course, have to react with disbelief and/or confusion. It gets old but it's a necessary evil. The most genuine of these reactions, however, come from the Dubois children.

Even though, they have been living with their psychic Mom their entire lives and all three of them have some degree of psychic ability themselves, they will still look at their Mom with disbelief when she acts like she knows something they don't. As any parent will tell you, the egocentric view of the world and their family is perfectly normal for a child. My favorite is Ariel, who is well aware of the otherworldly abilities of all of the Dubois women and yet still acts mortified when they do something "weird."

I have always been biased against SUVs. If you know anything about them , you know that even though they are marketed on the premise that they will keep you safe, they are not. Many of them are very easy to flip over and the seat belts are spot-welded instead of bolted to the car. However, even if the SUV was the safest type of car on the road, I wouldn't buy one if I recently had a dream about my car blowing up with my children and myself inside of it.

Do we really have to sit through another episode where nobody makes the connection between Allison's dream and the recent events in her life? How obtuse can these people be? Sure, it's always fun and exciting to buy a new car (even when the new car is slightly used) but it's really insulting for me to have to believe that neither Joe nor Allison weren't reminded of the dream that forced a mother of three to stand across the street in her robe and pajamas. Why does Allison have to be literally hit in the face with the blood of the dead to put the clues together?

Another part of this episode I could do without is seeing Joe and Meghan struggle to get Joe's idea off and running. We all know that this partnership is going to be a major part of the show from now on, so let's just skip ahead, shall we? I'm not saying, everyone has to become instant millionaires just don't make us sit through scenes where everyone is suddenly worried whether or not they did the right thing.

I wasn't crazy about this episode, as you may have deduced, but there were a few things I liked. I enjoyed the scene with Joe & Allison in bed because, like most of these kinds of scenes, it was very realistic and it was refreshing to see a jealous wife on television who doesn't act like an idiot and instead talks to her husband about her feelings.

I liked seeing Joshua Malina in a role that allows me to take him seriously again. His stint on Big Shots will not go down as his best work. Too bad, Joe and Allison are too trusting to realize that his character clearly had something to do with his wife's death. I have to give him credit for the clever way he killed her and I also give the writers credit for the way they showed us exactly why.

I thought it was cool how the car used Allison to avenge the murder of it's owner. It was like an updated version of that great Twilight Zone episode.

The other part of the show that I have to point out is how happy am with the addition of Kelly Preston. It's not that her acting skills are all that impressive but considering Medium already stars one of the hottest MILFs on TV, they have now doubled that sexiness with Preston.

WIll Joe sleep with Meghan?
Yes20 (10.3%)
No175 (89.7%)

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Lee Faucher

Does anyone know what classical music was used in this episode? Especially the music played when Allison gets into the new SUV and the radio turns itself on.

May 04 2008 at 11:11 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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Lee Faucher

It is Mozart "Jupiter" No.41. By which orchestra though?

May 04 2008 at 2:36 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
rosanna

I agree with Barb but it is all getting a bit confussing! I am form Uk so see this late but use internet tv to watch usually viewmy.tv

May 01 2008 at 7:05 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
labrat

Wasn't the car that blew up in Allison's dream the Volvo that ended up needing repair? I didn't think it was the SUV. I also thought the same thing Rick stated above about why Allison wasn't suspected of murder. Scanlon went back to the house specifically to get the SUV since Allison told him she left it there.

April 29 2008 at 7:20 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Joey

How much did Josh Malina rock in this episode? Fun seeing him play a baddie...

April 29 2008 at 5:57 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Rick

Lessee....I buy a car from a guy, then I want to give it back to him. He tells me to "stuff it". Later, I drive over to his house, park the car in the garage, close the garage door and leave.

Later, the car is the cause of an apparent suicide by the car's previous owner. Um...*my* car is the cause of the suicide? Why aren't I, the disgruntled new owner, a prime subject in a homicide investigation?

April 29 2008 at 11:38 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Mark

I kept thinking of the movie "Christine" during this episode. Coincidentally, Kelly Preston appeared in that movie.

April 29 2008 at 10:47 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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