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2005, TV Show

Medium Episode: "Wicked Game, Part One"

Season 4, Episode 9
Episode Synopsis: Part 1 of 2. While investigating the disappearance of a local girl, Allison has eerie visions about yet another missing young woman (Sarah Drew). Allison's restless dreams also zero in on the haunted past of PI Cynthia Keener (Anjelica Huston). And on the domestic front, Bridgette's science project has a bizarre impact on Joe.
Original Air Date: Mar 24, 2008
Guest Cast Anjelica Huston: Cynthia Keener Sarah Drew: Suzie Keener Miranda Carabello: Marie DuBois
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Wicked Game Part I Season 4, Episode 9

There's no easy way to break into this episode of Medium lightly. Combining the heartwrenching loss of a mother's daughter with the despicable crime of kidnapping and the gruesome abuse of women for man's folly, this episode really revved it up from last week All I can say is thank god there's at least one person around to dream about these terrible crimes. If it wasn't for Alison, how many people's deaths and abuse would go unsolved? Alison awoke having dreamt about Cynthia dreaming about her lost daughter who had been kidnapped nine years earlier in a crime that was never solved. You can imagine the level of pain that Cynthia must have felt as an investigator of missing people who was not able to locate her daughter. It was high time that Anjelica Huston finally got the chance to flex those Oscar winning chops of hers and run the gamut of emotions in this ep. From despondent to hopeful, rageful to apologetic and a myriad of other feelings as well, Cynthia was torn apart as the memory of her daughter was brought back from the past into her present. Al kept trying to piece together what had happened to Susie Keener, but was being led astray by the nature of dreams. Each of Alison's dream was progressively more violent and horrifying. But, sometimes a dream is a powerful tool for Alison, telling her the story exactly as it is, and other times, it is simply a guide. She can't take everything literally, and finds it increasingly difficult to tell what's true from what is only a partial truth. She upset Cynthia so much as one of her dreams led them to Joanne's mother, who assured them her daughter had never been abducted. Cynthia basically threw Al out with the bathwater, which she seems to do at least once each episode. Of course, Cynthia's tune changed when the authorities found two more women who had been kidnapped and badly beaten and one of them was Joanne. Cynthia called Alison to apologize, but by the look on Alison's face, the damage had kind of already been done. Fired and rehired in less than a week. That poor Dubois family. Joe was back at the unemployment office. Riddle me this Batman, as this is the 21st century, I believe you can log in to the unemployment website for your state and answer all of those questions online. Granted, playing the scene out allowed for some comic relief, another visit with Geoffrey Owens and to expose Joe's humiliation at having to ask him mother for money, but really, it's kind of unrealistic. I know you know what my favorite part was - the girls dancing in the garage to Cyndi Lauper's "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun." Totally cute. And all because of Joe's little invention. Later, there was some silly music and Joe running around in a cartoon, so the real question is what was up with the cartoon imagery? Ah, well, that's easy, Joe was having dreams of his own. He was ticked at Alison for not letting him dive into their daughter's college find for his science project. Remember, he got the idea for that project from his steamy dream with the swimsuit model. And although he wasn't acting out any sexual fantasies, (or maybe he was), he did discover he was more of a science geek than previously thought. However, I can see both sides of this argument. On the one hand he's nuts for even suggesting they take that money out of the bank and use it on his little scheme. On the other hand, he was right in saying the whole marriage has been about Joe believing in Alison and when he needs her to take a leap of faith for him, she didn't. Though, for her part, she never asked him to use that $30K to help her with her dreams. Who knows how they will resolve that one. My thought would be that just as Alison is about to concede, they find a windfall of cash. Some pretty good lines of levity, (which were necessary, considering the disturbing plot): "Looks like the wicked witch is not so wicked anymore." "Someone's having a pity party and I didn't get my invitation." "I still have my pity party decorations. Wanna borrow some?" Next week you can tune in for the conclusion of this two-part episode, but you can get your fill right now watching Medium clips on our Online Video Guide. show less
Theres no easy way to break into this episode of Medium lightly Combining the heartwrenching loss of a mothers daughter with the despicable crime of kidnapping and the gruesome abuse of women for mans folly this episode really revved it up from last week All I can say is thank god theres at least one person around to dream about these terrible crimes If it wasnt for Alison how many peoples deaths and abuse would go unsolved Alison awoke having dreamt about Cynthia dreaming about her lost daughter who had been kidnapped nine years earlier in a crime that was never solved You can imagine the level of pain that Cynthia must have felt as an investigator of missing people who was not able to locate her daughter It was high time that Anjelica Huston finally got the chance to flex those Oscar winning chops of hers and run the gamut of emotions in this ep From despondent to hopeful rageful to apologetic and a myriad of other feelings as wel 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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