Season 4 Episode 13

A Cure for What Ails You

Aired Friday 8:00 PM Apr 21, 2008 on CBS
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Episode Summary

Allison has visions of a friend of Scanlon and Lynn DiNovi dying in a home mishap. This causes her to struggle with connecting some recent "accidental" deaths, consequently putting her own health in jeopardy.

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  • Move the phone over to Allison's side of the bed already!

    Move the phone over to Allison's side of the bed already!

    Four years of Allison climbing over Joe to use the phone -- and they still haven't figured out it needs to be placed on her side of the bed?

    Great play on Allison getting real time images of Scanlon and DiNovi in bed.
  • Interesting + good acting, but . . .

    I thought this one was a bit far-fetched, a tad beyond-belief. That said, I really enjoyed the opening scenes, and some of the dialogue was great, particularly between Scanlon and Allison. I also really liked the actress who played the part of the woman who drove off the parking deck. It was a small part, but I thought it was really well done. The only part with which I take issue is the resolution of the murders. I just find it hard to believe that 5 people with the will to take the life of someone close to them would end up in the airport bar from the same waylaid flight. What are the odds? I mean, I just refuse to believe that the desire to murder a "loved one" is that common.moreless
  • "Allison, do me a favor and close your eyes? I've to get out of bed and I have nothing on" - Det Lee Scanlon.

    The favorite non married couple of TV strikes back as Allison has a very odd dream about Scanlon's private time and the fate of one of Lynn's friends; before she would know the medium has already call Scanlon asking for an ambulance. As the three of them arrive to the woman's house Allison's dream has already came true and both she and Scanlon vow to stop whoever murder Lynn's friend.

    However the death is revealed not to be an accident, new dreams warn the medium there's no way the killer could've been the husband as new random and completely unrelated crimes target to anyone who takes advil pills, both Alison & her non-husband are as puzzled by these as their significant others are frustrated and it's only their respective stubborness and tenacity that not only discovers the conspiracy that doomed, among others Lynn's friend, but helps Lee to keep waiting for, among others, the husband of Lynn's friend to confess.moreless
  • great episode

    Allison dreams about a friend of lynn dinovi who dies in a freak accident or murder, she's not sure. the police investigates the husband of lynn's friend, they suspect him of murder, that's until 4 other people around the state dies of similar circumstances. at first the police think it's done by someone from a drug store. but when allison gets a dream about the husband, she's starting to see a murder scheme among f individuals who engineered an accident across arizona that will look ordinary. it's an exciting episode, i really enjoyed watching this episode, i can't wait for the next one.moreless
  • Mass murder or accidental poisioning? This show keeps you on the edge of the seat until the very end!

    Allison dreams the death of Scanlon and Lynn's friend. She calls Lynn to warn her of the death which turns out to be true. The death is ruled accidental. Later, Allison dreams of a lady, an insurance agent, driving her car off the top of a parking garage. She realizes this dream is a warning after no reports of such an incidence turns up and tries to call all insurance claim agencies. While she is making the calls Joe calls her to tell her he is stuck in traffic because a lady had indeed driven off the roof of a parking garage.

    The accidental deaths are linked to an over the counter headache medication. Allison begins dreaming of mem stranded at an airport as well.

    The ending was superbly written and exactly why I like watching this show!moreless
William Ragsdale

William Ragsdale

Russell Furlough

Guest Star

JD Cullum

JD Cullum


Guest Star

Elizabeth Dennehy

Elizabeth Dennehy

Hastings' Boss

Guest Star

Miranda Carabello

Miranda Carabello

Marie DuBois

Recurring Role

Tina DiJoseph

Tina DiJoseph

Lynn DiNovi

Recurring Role

John Prosky

John Prosky

D.A. Tom Van Dyke

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (3)

    • When Marjorie Hastings got into her car and tried to start it, she couldn't place the key into the ignition because she had blurry, double vision. No rational person would try to drive a car if they couldn't even handle getting the key in the ignition.

    • Lynn Dinovi's cellular phone number is: (802)-555-0123.

    • This is the second time that Marie has shown any psychic abilities, but this time they're more noticeable in that she actually reads someone's mind (the optometrist's) at her eye exam. The first time Marie showed anything psychic-wise was in season three's "Profiles in Terror".

  • QUOTES (1)

    • Allison: So your new business partner ... how old would you say she is?
      Joe: I don't know. Couple of years older than you maybe.
      Allison: Excellent answer. You can continue to be my husband.

  • NOTES (3)

    • International Air Dates:
      Australia: May 29th, 2008 on Network 10
      Norway: August 26th, 2008 on TV2
      The Netherlands: September 14th, 2008 on Net 5
      Sweden: November 27th, 2008 on TV4
      Czech Republic: April 6th, 2009 on Prima
      Finland: April 4th, 2011 on Nelonen

    • Although credited, Miguel Sandoval (Devalos) and Sofia Vassilieva (Ariel) do not appear in this episode.

    • The original broadcast of this episode aired on the evening of Sunday, April 20, 2008 on Canada's CTV, one night before the official United States NBC premiere.


    • The Adviprin poisonings are likely based on the real-life Tylenol poisonings of 1982. Seven people died of cynanide-tainted Tylenol in the Chicago area. One of the conspirators in the episode even mentioned "tainted capsule poisonings" years ago. The real poisoner was never caught. A variation on this theme was also used in an episode of Law and Order: Criminal Intent entitled "Poison."