Each episode of “Medium” has lessons about life, death, and health. The “Medium – Native Tongue” episode isn’t any different. Here are nine things you can learn from “Medium – Native Tongue.”
Motor Oil, a Fire Suit, and a Motor Home Explosion
When some thug in a fire suit pours motor oil on the floor of your motor home, don’t try to get up. Resistance only makes you fall down more.
Why on earth would you trust a guy in a fire suit who says he’s not going to set the place on fire as he walks out the door? It’s obvious the motor oil on the floor and a guy in a fire suit is going to cause you harm. Not only did he kill you, he did it by exploding your mobile home with fire and motor oil.
When Gibberish Isn’t Gibberish
This week’s episode of “Medium – Native Tongue,” finds Alison not being able to understand anyone because they are talking gibberish as far as she can tell. During the scene where she is at work, the gibberish sounds like a Native American language at some point, but not all instances sounds like it. This leads to what she is really hearing, when she can understand a woman on a cell phone about 20 feet away.
Speech Hysteria and a Touch of Amnesia
After being seen by a doctor at the hospital, the doctor believes Allison has speech hysteria. She described it to Joe as something similar to blind hysteria. While Allison couldn’t understand anyone’s speech, she could understand and answer to written words. The doctor even flirted with Joe and he called her later in the show.
Allison was sedated due to her speech hysteria episode at the hospital. Due to the sedation, she had a bout of amnesia and didn’t remember how she had gotten home.
Diní – The Navajo Language
The woman, who introduces herself as Dr. Jan Livingston a professor at a college, explains to Alison what she is hearing is Diní, the less spoken language of the Navajo tribe.
Glossolalia – Speaking in Tongue
Dr. Livingston also tells Allison about Glossolalia, which is the terminology for speaking in tongues. Since Allison is hearing those around her speaking “gibberish,” Dení in this case, this was used as a form of speaking in tongue.
Never Talk About Your Crime in a College Bar in Your Native Tongue
The killer tells the second robbery victim how he and his partner in crime found out about what they had done. They learned of the two robbers robbing a bank nearby because they could understand the Navajo language they were speaking.
Don’t Get Involved With a “Medium” When You’re a Criminal
Getting involved with a medium can have consequences. A medium, such as Allison, can see your face and everything that you have done during your criminal acts.
Never Talk on a Cell Phone Around Street Vendors After Fleeing
Rather than dying by the hit to the head with a Polynesian tiki carving by the hands of her cohort in crime, Dr. Livingston kills her partner in crime. A street vendor overhears Livingston telling Allison during a phone call about her murderous escaped and new found money. Dr. Livingston threw her phone into one of his baskets. Very bad action on her part.
Death by Karma
Rather than being killed by the tiki, Livingston is killed by the street vendor with a hand gun. Not only did he kill her, took the millions stolen from the bank robber. Karma came back to bite Livingston, her cohort in crime, and the two robbers. Everything came full circle for the first four criminals.
Air Time Information:
Fridays 8 pm ET on CBS
Navajo Language; Wikipedia.com