's fourth season opener left me speechless. Not only was there singing and dancing, and mice and marionettes, but
Anjelica Huston stopped by for her first of many visits to the show. Ahhh, so good, I don't even know where to start.
Let's just get this out of the way. This was a heart-wrenching show. The premise, a very small boy gets lured to his death by a sick-o with a penchant for dancing. There have been so many stories recently about small children being killed lately, I found this episode to be very timely and really hard to watch. So many things popped into my mind when I watched the scene where Ben's father proved his inability to actual parent his child. I mean, what was he thinking? Who in their right mind would let a four-year old take off in a big store? If you're going to spend time with your child, mister, how about actually paying attention to him?
Ariel learned a lesson or two. I could not believe what her friend said to Brooke to shake her confidence and mess up her audition. I can't understand why she was being that mean to Brooke. It made me wonder what Ariel, a pretty smart and kind teenager, is doing hanging out with a girl who would do such a thing. Ariel made a decent and rather mature decision to give Brooke the opportunity to re-audition for the play. She just needs to ditch that catty friend of hers.
Since we're on the kids, the scene with Bridgette eeny, meeny, miney, mo-ing her parents in the a.m. was great. She figured since neither of them is working, one of them should drive her to work. Made perfect sense to a kid. But sleeping in sounded pretty good to the adults.
It was almost beautiful the way the Ameri-Tips flyers on the cars were rattling in the breeze when Allison came out of the supermarket. I was completely surprised when Anjelica Huston showed up. I know her name was listed in the opening credits, but for some reason I didn't make the connection. (It's Monday!) Playing Ameri-Tip investigator, Cynthia Keener, I loved how she told Allison that she had wanted to be a nun and she had to be poor, celibate and respect authority. That was hilarious. Even better was when Allison suggested the disbelieving Cynthia "Google" her. How quickly that has become a household word and an every day occurrence!
Steamy Detective Scanlon was back as sexy as ever and playing with puppets. He had been relegated to talking to school-children and crossing guards after Devalos was tossed out of office, (my, how I miss him, too!) His relationship with Lynn seems to have settled into a nice routine. I wish he had just a hint more grit to him, but with a mug like his, who cares. And speaking of our sexy
Medium men, even unemployed, Joe was hot. He was particularly funny too, about the park closing at dark and where were all the teenagers supposed to go to do all the bad things they do. Ariel's mortified "Dad!" had me in stitches.
Scanlon proved himself worthy of his Detective title when he managed to piece together clues from Allison with the courage his girlfriend helped him muster, to find the boy in the doll packaging, (a really gruesome image). The new DA needs Scanlon who seems to be the only one on the force who actually knows how to work a crime scene. I hope this means more screen time for him. For us. And even though he dissed Allison throughout much of the episode, when he realized that all the information she gave him added up, he was man enough to let her know. All is forgiven.
It's got to be tough for a rocket scientist at the unemployment line, though it had to be good to have that kid from
The Cosby Show, Elvin Tibideaux, (Geoffrey Owens,) take his case. How this family of five is going to live on $240/week and one $2,500 check from Cynthia is beyond me. Though it sounded like Cynthia would be calling pretty regularly for help finding missing children. Let's hope they find a lot of them. It's nice to have a happy story once in a while.
I am so excited that
Medium is back on the air. I don't know how long the good times will last, but I sure am pleased with the season opener. I also hear David Arquette will be back directing an episode or two. The good news just keeps on coming.
Until next time, watch Allison dream up some clues on our
Online Video Guide.
Mediums fourth season opener left me speechless Not only was there singing and dancing and mice and marionettes but Anjelica Huston stopped by for her first of many visits to the show Ahhh so good I dont even know where to start Lets just get this out of the way This was a heart-wrenching show The premise a very small boy gets lured to his death by a sick-o with a penchant for dancing There have been so many stories recently about small children being killed lately I found this episode to be very timely and really hard to watch So many things popped into my mind when I watched the scene where Bens father proved his inability to actual parent his child I mean what was he thinking Who in their right mind would let a four-year old take off in a big store If youre going to spend time with your child mister how about actually paying attention to him Ariel learned a lesson or two I could not believe what her friend said to Brooke to shake her confidence and