Or: "The Paris that Kent Built"
We see the Eiffel Tower and a beautiful girl when the dulcet tones of 10CC's "I'm Not in Love" open the show. I nearly started laughing. After last week's Crowded House serenade, I thought whoever has been writing this season of
Medium has the exact same taste in music as my sister. "I'm Not in Love" is her favorite song. 10CC, Paris, and a little Chardonnay sounds like a pretty good time, but when you add a corkscrew in the hand, well you're headed for trouble.
Melissa, the lovely blond, is not enjoying her honeymoon in Paris. Obviously, Paris is NOT for lovers. Something definitely seemed off in Allison's dream. In real life, Melissa was engaged to marry her second husband, we find after the first marriage went sour.
Joe's job hunt is no fun either, though he does look good in a suit. With only three aerospace companies in Phoenix, it's a terribly bleak market for an aeronautical engineer. But he has an interview that he was rather excited about until his potential new boss inappropriately asked him if he was the husband of that "Dubois woman who was in the news," and then very strangely, (and again, inappropriately), invited him and Allison to dinner at his house, because his wife is "a big believer" in all that mystical stuff Al is known for. Though Al did not want to go and be the center of attention at the party, she relented and I must say she looked really nice with her party make-up on.
Joe's acceptance into the firm became contingent on Allison being able to help the Barrister's find their missing daughter and the pressure was on. Allison's dreams were on the money but no one wanted to believe them except for Bonnie. Joe tried to help Allison by having her run through her dreams and she remembered Melissa's ex, Kent, mentioning their "secret hideaway." Wanting to help Joe get a "leg up" on the job front, Allison went directly to the person who she thought could help. Ever wonder who builds those dioramas you see at museums? Well, wonder no more, Kent's the man. He has an interesting job and he wears gloves, two very important clues. Al went there armed with the secret cabin Kent and Melissa had shared. Little did she know he would lead her down a dead-end street.
Bonnie cried, "It's not like you've been dreaming about her," so Allison spilled the beans about her dreams. Though at first Joe seemed supportive, he also added, "If we ever hope to send our three girls to college, you damn well better find her." No pressure.
Allison dreamt that Melissa was in her red party dress and tied and gagged in the trunk of a car. This would not bode well for Joe, "Can we at least serve it up with a side order of hope?" he begged of Allison, who had "no clues, only bad news." sadly believed Al that her daughter had been abducted until Steven arrived with Melissa's phone message. Then that rotten Peter threw Al and Joe out of his house. Isn't it just rude to ask someone for help and then condemn them when you don't like how you've helped them?
Once again, Allison went to Kent with her suspicion that Melissa was in Paris. Little did Kent know when he said, "It sounds to me like you're dream was just a dream," that Allison rarely dreams for the heck of it. He whipped off his glove and voila`, corkscrew in the hand. He didn't know that Allison had already dreamed about his hand and knew that he was the baddie in all of this.
Scanlon was a butt-head to her again. She told him that she believed that Melissa was in Paris, but the one that Kent built. Then Scanlon smarted up and figured out a good plan to get Melissa out of Kent's Paris. I was seriously on the floor when Scanlon appeared on the city street of Gay Paree like Detective Godzilla. (And you all noticed when Al changed the TV channel the next morning; she put on a Godzilla-like cartoon!)
Joe and Allison were totally cute playing at the breakfast table and grossing the girls out. (My sisters and I were the same way when our parents did that!)
Lines too good for words:
(Off Joe's look), "I don't know what to tell you. I don't think them up."
"This was supposed to be so simple. Dream the dream. Find the girl. Get the job."
"...Me in the corner reading tea leaves or telling a fortune or two."
Allison: "What look?"
Joe: "Yeah, that's the one."
OK, I'm taking bets on the next groovy oldie they play on the next ep. My thought, "Baby I'm A-Want You", by Bread. Which song are you all hoping to hear?
Medium won't hit the airwaves for another four weeks while NBC unveils something completely different. But you don't have to miss the Dubois', just watch clips of Allison doing what she does best on our
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Or The Paris that Kent BuiltWe see the Eiffel Tower and a beautiful girl when the dulcet tones of 10CCs Im Not in Love open the show I nearly started laughing After last weeks Crowded House serenade I thought whoever has been writing this season of Medium has the exact same taste in music as my sister Im Not in Love is her favorite song 10CC Paris and a little Chardonnay sounds like a pretty good time but when you add a corkscrew in the hand well youre headed for troubleMelissa the lovely blond is not enjoying her honeymoon in Paris Obviously Paris is NOT for lovers Something definitely seemed off in Allisons dream In real life Melissa was engaged to marry her second husband we find after the first marriage went sour Joes job hunt is no fun either though he does look good in a suit With only three aerospace companies in Phoenix its a terribly bleak market for an aeronautical en