Do you believe in ghosts? You may start to after a few episodes of “Medium” where ghosts appear here, there and everywhere to Allison Dubois (Patricia Arquette) every Friday night at 8/7 CST. Not even her bathtub is safe from the appearances of those that need her help or have a message to share. This medium is no ghost whisperer or ghost buster, but she is a tough, smart, savvy working mom with a strong sense of right and wrong and a big heart, who has a very special gift. But of all the season’s, Season 7 is simply the best
Allison wakes one morning to realize that she can no longer understand spoken English but can read and write it. After a linguist offers to help the District Attorney’s office solve a Navaho murder mystery Allison finds not only a friend but a translator who understands the language and speaks it. Not only are Alison’s friendships and family explored as her husband Joe (Jake Weber) reaches the end of his patience with her “special” gift and how it affects their family and relationships but we see how frustrated a wife can become when unable to communicate with her husband.
Where Were You When?
Not just a dream, but a nightmare that a bomb has been placed in a building and set to go off at 9:18 am, Allison puts together the pieces of the dream as well as the clues from real life from coffee stains to newspaper headlines to find out not only when, but who, where and why. Another cause for concern, her daughters and husband spraying graffiti on the house across the street, but maybe there is a really good reason for it.
Talk to the Hand
A kitchen accident causes Allison to need a skin graft to help heal after the burn. But since this is the “Medium” it’s not just any skin she has gotten but that of a dead girl who helps her find the way to a rape and a crazed doctor who not only punishes the guilty, but helps the innocent with illegal tissue donations.
Means and Ends should be named Brother Against Brother
After allowing his pedophile, murdering brother to be killed by one of his victims, Det. Scanlon is haunted by the ghosts of years past, spending sleepless nights thinking of his brother and their abusive father. But that’s not the only thing that haunts Det. Scanlon as his brother’s ghosts manipulates both Lee and Allison into a tense situation that could damage their friendship forever and end in a revengeful death.
The Match Game
Wouldn’t it be great to know when someone is your “one true love?” What if there was a sign over their head letting you know this is the one person in your life you are a match with? Allison finds out in this episode in which each person she encounters both in her dreams and in real life has a symbol above their head. While attempting to solve the mystery of a woman in the park; she plays matchmaker to a restaurant owner and her doctor who both wear a red heart symbol on their head. Unfortunately this isn’t a match made in heaven.
Bring Your Daughter to Work Day
Freaky Friday goes really freaky as Allison and daughter Bridgette (Maria Lark) switch places. Allison goes to school and Bridgette to work where both find out that being someone else isn’t all that it’s cracked up to be. Together they try to solve the mystery of who is taking daring video of a homeless man that leads to his death.
What makes “Medium” anything but mediocre? Normal meets paranormal – and you believe it.
We have been there; done that with many different types of spirited shows on television; from the reality show “Ghost Hunters” to Jennifer Love Hewitt’s “Ghost Whisperer.” But the people and the stories in this Friday night fright not only provide you with a suspenseful mystery to solve with some supernatural help, and maybe, just maybe, you will believe in ghosts.