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Medium Episode: "Ghost in the Machine"

Season 3, Episode 5
Episode Synopsis: Joe receives a camcorder for his birthday, and Allison begins to view disturbing images through it that may be connected to a murder.
Original Air Date: Dec 6, 2006
Guest Cast Damara Reilly: Meredith Johnson
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Aired: 12/13/2006
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December 13, 2006: Profiles in Terror Season 3, Episode 5

I'd have preferred the title, Hunches and Instincts, myself. Edward Cooper, otherwise known as 'Red' on That '70s Show and Kurtwood Smith in real life, plays a character a little bit like Dexter, the vigilante serial killer on Showtime. He's just not nearly as lovable. I knew there was something a little creepy about him when he first appeared in this ep talking at the press conference about a serial killer. There was a lot of talk about undergarments tonight. My sister, Wendy, who lives on the East Coast, called me two-and-a-half hours before I would get to see the episode and told me I had to say something about Joe's boxers. She said, and I quote, "He looks fabulous in those blue boxers." She may have said more, but it is unprintable. There's no denying that Joe is hot and sexy and probably 'considered' long after the show ends each week. Then, there was the serial killer who liked to strangle his young female victims with their own underwear. Talk about a good reason for every mother's advice to never leave home (or walk around in your own home) without clean underwear. Little Marie charmed again with her imaginative mind while watching channel 282, something akin to Nickelodeon, even though she was only getting it as an un-viewable static station. The autism story line irritated me since they did that on Scrubs recently, and since Marie showed no other signs of autism. Seeing her run around the room with her arms outstretched yelling, "Airplane!" was precious. The best line came from Joe, of the blue boxers, who tells Allison that he is convinced Marie isn't autistic - "I think she might be a felon. I think she may be stealing cable" - since she was somehow 'channeling' the same show as Joe's colleague's kid. That Joe, sexy and funny - what a combination. Maybe the best scene was in the morgue when Allison questioned Cooper on his investigative skills. He is schooling her (unnecessarily, I might add), and Scanlon is standing behind him smirking. I couldn't tell if he was smirking because Allison was pointing out a few holes in Cooper's theories, or because he was enjoying watching her get humiliated by the FBI agent. And after Cooper stormed out of Devalos' office, I could have sworn I saw Manuel make a funny little move, (suggesting that Cooper was off his rocker). Allison's dreams lead her to see that Cooper set Richard Gomez, the other serial killer from 10 years ago, free so that the FBI agent could kill Gomez himself, and then dreamed he'd do the same with Warren Bell. She bravely confronted him. I love her strength because even after he has been a complete schmuck to her by inferring that she is stupid, which we all know is far from the truth, she manages to prove her mettle and stand up for what she believes in. Are there really people with this much integrity in the world? I sure would like to think so. I'm afraid that Ariel is growing up too quickly. She looked so 'grown up' in this ep, especially as she was convincing Joe that she could handle watching the girls alone for a few hours. She's gonna be a real knockout and soon, too. I'm not ready for her to be dating boys and driving the family Volvo, yet! Since the real killer wasn't put in jail or sent to the gallows, I felt the ending was a bit of a letdown. I need some closure at the end of an hourlong drama. And Cooper's smugness didn't help me find that. However, hard to complain at all about this show since it is so fantastic. Medium is taking a little holiday hiatus until Jan. 3, 2007. Can it really be almost 2007? Where does the time go? So, Happy Holidays, Seasons Greetings, and Happy New Year! show less
Id have preferred the title Hunches and Instincts myselfEdward Cooper otherwise known as 145Red on That 70s Show and Kurtwood Smith in real life plays a character a little bit like Dexter the vigilante serial killer on Showtime Hes just not nearly as lovable I knew there was something a little creepy about him when he first appeared in this ep talking at the press conference about a serial killer There was a lot of talk about undergarments tonight My sister Wendy who lives on the East Coast called me two-and-a-half hours before I would get to see the episode and told me I had to say something about Joes boxers She said and I quote He looks fabulous in those blue boxers She may have said more but it is unprintable Theres no denying that Joe is hot and sexy and probably 145considered long after the show ends each week Then there was the serial killer who liked to strangle his young female victims with their o read more

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Premiered: January 03, 2005, on NBC
Rating: TV-14
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Premise: A crime-solving wife and mother of three has visions and sees dead people. Inspired by real-life medium Allison DuBois. Canceled by NBC after a five-season run on the network, the supernatural drama rematerialized on CBS in fall 2009.

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