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Medium Episode: "A Cure for What Ails You"

Season 4, Episode 13
Episode Synopsis: Allison's health is jeopardized when she tries to understand the link between several accidental deaths. Complicating matters: She has chilling visions of a hospital visit. In domestic developments, young Marie sees a need for glasses.
Original Air Date: Apr 21, 2008
Guest Cast Miranda Carabello: Marie DuBois Tina DiJoseph: Lynn DiNovi
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A Cure for What Ails You Season 4, Episode 13

Medium began this episode with a Peeping Tom. If a guy walks around the neighborhood, peering into people's houses, from the sidewalk, no less, is considered a Peeping Tom then I guess I am one, too. Who doesn't love to look into random houses and see how other people live. I always thought of Peeping Toms as rather seedy characters who crept around in bushes and spied on people. But the real mystery is, why was the girl undressing in front of the window that looked out on the main street anyhow? I think people are as much exhibitionists as they are voyeuristic. Sure, there would be no Jerry Springer without voyeurs, but you've got to have people willing to open the proverbial trench coat in order for there to be something to see. Lynn's tennis partner, Kim, ended up dead after an apparent accident cause when her pain medication affected her ability to stand upright. The woman's husband, Russell Furlong, claimed to have argued with her and then went to sleep in the other room, when the next thing he knew, there was an ambulance at the door. Did any of you believe that hogwash? I for one did not. I knew that sniveling idiot killed his wife the first minute I saw him crying. His theatrical hysteria was plumb ridiculous. It was nice to see Lee and Lynn together again. Lynn cracked me up when she got up in the middle of the night (or at 11:40 PM, actually), to go home and Lee complained. She just gave it to him straight, "Man up learn to sleep alone. All the big kids do it." My favorite line of the evening came when Allison called Scanlon and told him she had just had a dream about him. He warned her, "Allison, do me a favor and close your eyes. I gotta get out of bed now and I'm not wearing any clothes." He teased her later when she called again late at night, "If this is about me leaving the seat up" During the investigation of Kim's death, Allison found herself experiencing similar symptoms, acting as if she had been poisoned. She needed to be rushed to the hospital. Joe was pissed off when the moronic doctor told him she was sleeping. "That was a $500 nap you just took." But more than his anger at the money spent, was that she "scared the crap out of" him. Of course, you know what I was thinking did they leave those three girls alone while then went to the hospital? Where was Ariel? She was completely invisible this week. Joe would have put Ariel in charge, and wouldn't that mean she had to still be awake when they got home? They didn't even speak to her when they got back. Finally, Marie gets a storyline; she was in desperate need of glasses. "Marie's creasing up her face again!" Bridgette shouted from the kitchen table. Joe took her to the only doctor he could find that would take them without insurance. (Total aside, why don't these people have insurance for their children? Seems like it would be a good investment for some of the $30,000 for the girls' college education funds Joe was so willing to spend on his new venture.) Unfortunately, Marie read the doctor's mind - he knew the charts by heart - and was deemed to have perfect vision. When Joe asked her what was on the chart she had just "read" perfectly, she asked, "That chart? Is that an animal?" It irked Joe that the doctor would not re-examine her. But Joe had a plan. It was really sweet how he got the optometrist to re-diagnose Marie. He made the doctor listen to Julie Andrews while he asked Marie to read the eye chart. Marie was so adorable when squinting, she asked Joe to, "Give me a hint, Daddy." She looked awfully cute with her new glasses. She is getting so big. I can remember like it was yesterday when either Al or Joe was carrying her around on their hips. They grow up so fast. Joe was smug as heck when he had made the doctor see the error of his ways. He started referring to himself as Mac Daddy, which made him feel pretty darned proud of himself. Allison warned him playfully, "Don't write a check that you can't cash, Mac Daddy." Joe's best line: "I'm a boy - it's one of the differences. I don't notice rings and I pee standing up." Adviprin was a clever mixture of Advil and Ibuprofen and aspirin. Though I found it really scary to rehash what happened all those years back when someone tampered with the pain pills in the drugstores. What I really want to know is what kind of people sit around with strangers in an airport and plot the murders of their partners, etc? What a bunch of creeps. I loved when the three of them, Scanlon, Allison and Lynn, showed up on Furlong's doorstep like Charlie's Angels (the original gang). They looked so tough standing there, Lynn with her arms crossed. Scanlon let Furlong know they intended to wait for one of the five to eventually crack, slip and then, bam, they'd come after him. It couldn't happen soon enough in my book. Nowadays, you don't have to leave the comfort of your couch to be a peeping tom, just travel on over to our Online Video Guide and spy on some Medium clips! show less
Medium began this episode with a Peeping Tom If a guy walks around the neighborhood peering into peoples houses from the sidewalk no less is considered a Peeping Tom then I guess I am one too Who doesnt love to look into random houses and see how other people live I always thought of Peeping Toms as rather seedy characters who crept around in bushes and spied on people But the real mystery is why was the girl undressing in front of the window that looked out on the main street anyhow I think people are as much exhibitionists as they are voyeuristic Sure there would be no Jerry Springer without voyeurs but youve got to have people willing to open the proverbial trench coat in order for there to be something to see Lynns tennis partner Kim ended up dead after an apparent accident cause when her pain medication affected her ability to stand upright The womans husband Russell Furlong claimed to have argued with her and then went to sle 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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