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2005, TV Show

Medium Episode: "Do You Hear What I Hear"

Season 4, Episode 4
Episode Synopsis: Patricia Arquette's real-life brother David Arquette directed this episode, which revolves around the kidnapping of a deaf girl. Allison herself is rendered deaf, as she gets an assist from Joe and PI Cynthia Keener (Anjelica Huston) in the case. Nancy Travis and Steven Culp guest star as the young victim's wealthy parents.
Original Air Date: Feb 18, 2008
Guest Cast Steven Culp Anjelica Huston: Cynthia Keener Nancy Travis Miranda Carabello: Marie DuBois
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Aired: 2/18/2008
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“Do You Hear What I Hear?” Season 4, Episode 4

Finally, after a several week hiatus, Medium is back! I was overjoyed. The show was back in prime form, with Patricia Arquette's little brother, David, directing his second episode, (the first being 1-900 Lucky, where Alison's brother, a hot-line psychic tried to help solve a case). Alison woke up, after having dreamt about a young deaf girl being kidnapped, and could not hear. I thought it was very effective to go back and forth between sound and no sound. I can't even imagine what it would be like to wake up one morning and not be able to hear anything. It really got me when Joe took Alison to the doctor and she was being tested and was crying with those big head phones on. I was in tears right along with her. Until she was in the tub and Joe came in and made a gesture with his hand for her to stop talking. God bless Joe for bringing humor into a very scary situation. I was happy he broke the tension. Thank goodness for technology too, Joe was clever in his use of the computer as a means of communication with Alison. Once again, he was able to make me laugh as he stretched his arms before beginning to type, "I feel a real bad case of carpel tunnel coming on." With all the sign language, I thought subtitles would have been a good idea. But I guess it added to the discomfort that Alison must have felt since she did not understand it, nor could she read lips. Communication was key and was made very difficult by Alison's ailment. Like Joe, Cynthia Keener tried some hand signals in order to have Alison understand her, but they were even funnier than the one Joe did. When Alison was sitting in the Stewart's house and there was so much activity of which she was not a part, I couldn't help but think how helpless she must have felt. Then she called Joe and it about broke my heart. "If you're there and you can hear me, sweet dreams, sleep tight, and know that I love you. And if you're not there" Seeing Joe holding the phone and knowing all he could do was listen, when all she could do was speak, I was moved again to tears. Medium is a great show and I love the concept of a psychic helping solve crimes, but it's not for that reason that I keep coming back, it's the relationship between Alison and Joe, and the kids for that matter. I like to think there are a few couples out there who actually have a relationship like these two. Speaking of the kids, how adorable was Maria and the Is Your Mama a Llama story? I couldn't help wondering why the husband was so obstinate. I thought there might be something to it when he started acting so over the top towards Cynthia. That scum bag, Darren, had his step-daughter kidnapped and would have killed her, a 12-year old deaf child, no less, had Scanlon and Cynthia not shown up on his doorstep ready to blast him to high heavens. Cynthia wanted him to give her a reason to "put one right between his eyes," and another in his chest. He disappointed her. The Creepy Award goes to the kidnapper who said he'd already done his part about covering up his identity by writing a note that the girl's father was responsible and now it was Darren's turn to do his part adding, "We dug a hole out back." Did the kidnappers actually kick the crap out of the little girl? Seems like that would have been a very important point to let the mother know so the child could be taken to a hospital and checked for internal bleeding. Once again, Scanlon made a very brief appearance, and only then to save the day. I really miss the old team with Devalos and Scanlon. Looks like Devalos will be back next week. Until then, catch up on all your favorite Medium clips in our Online Video Guide . show less
Finally after a several week hiatus Medium is back I was overjoyed The show was back in prime form with Patricia Arquettes little brother David directing his second episode the first being 1-900 Lucky where Alisons brother a hot-line psychic tried to help solve a case Alison woke up after having dreamt about a young deaf girl being kidnapped and could not hear I thought it was very effective to go back and forth between sound and no sound I cant even imagine what it would be like to wake up one morning and not be able to hear anything It really got me when Joe took Alison to the doctor and she was being tested and was crying with those big head phones on I was in tears right along with her Until she was in the tub and Joe came in and made a gesture with his hand for her to stop talking God bless Joe for bringing humor into a very scary situation I was happy he broke the tensionThank goodness for technology too Joe was clever in his use of t read more

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Premiered: January 03, 2005, on NBC
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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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