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Season 5 Episode 5

A Taste of Her Own Medicine

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Aired Friday 8:00 PM Mar 02, 2009 on CBS
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Allsion is asked by Devalos to help some of his friends find their missing daughter, but encounters conflicting evidence of who is responsible for her disappearance. Meanwhile, Lynn and Scanlon encounter relationship trouble.

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  • A man seems to have really bad luck. First, his first wife seems to have left him and now it appears his second wife has left him, too. As Allison's dreams about the family unfold multiple suspicions arise as to what has happened and who's involved.moreless

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    After the current Mrs. Burnes leaves a note for her parents saying she is taking a break from her marriage and life in general, her father, a friend of Devalos and a prominent councilman, goes to the DA to have some low-profile investigating done because he's not convinced his daughter is not in real danger. Allison has dreams about Mr. Burne's first wife being murdered, which lead them to start investigating the husband for the disappearance of both women. But just the title of the episode "A Taste of Her Own Medicine" implies, we learn early on that the second Mrs. Burnes was not so innocent and that whatever happened to her, we shouldn't feel to bad about it. For all the seeming obviousness, there are still more than enough twists to surprise viewers and make them ponder. Blythe Danner is wonderful in her role as the second Mrs. Burnes' mother. There is a subplot of the episode concerning a doctor diagnosing Joe with sleep deprivation and the sacrifices Allison and Joe contemplate and attempt to try and fix things. The youngest children's reactions to this are extremely entertaining and unforgettable.moreless
Blythe Danner

Blythe Danner

Louise Leaming

Guest Star

Georgia Hatzis

Georgia Hatzis

Meredith Burnes

Guest Star

Jonno Roberts

Jonno Roberts

Don Burnes

Guest Star

Tina DiJoseph

Tina DiJoseph

Lynn DiNovi

Recurring Role

Miranda Carabello

Miranda Carabello

Marie DuBois

Recurring Role

Madison Carabello

Madison Carabello

Marie DuBois

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (2)

    • Early on in the episode when Joe is telling Allison about his visit to the doctor, the clock next to Allison reads "10:17" the entire time, even though their conversation lasts almost two minutes.

    • The now-separated couples shown at the beginning of the episode are:

      Guy Ritchie and Madonna
      Denise Richards and Charlie Sheen
      Nick Lachey and Jessica Simpson
      Kevin Federline and Britney Spears

  • QUOTES (3)

    • Marie: Daddy? Daddy? Daddy? Daddy ... Daddy! (Joe groggily acknowledges her) Are you and Mommy having a divorce?
      Joe: Huh?
      Marie: Well are you?
      Joe: What? No! Nobody's getting a divorce. What would make you think something like that?
      Ariel: (off-screen) Bridgette!
      Bridgette: What? All I said, is after Celeste McAvoy's dad started sleeping on the couch, her parents got a divorce. And they did.
      (Joe Groans)
      Ariel: Then you started telling her that Celeste's dad took her to Universal in Florida. Now she thinks we're going to Florida.
      Marie: Are we goin' to Flori-da?

    • (Allison is dreaming)
      Devalos: (as Lynn DiNovi leaves with a pregnancy test) You pay for that pee stick when you're done, don't think it's yours just 'cause you marked it with your urine.

    • Scanlon: You know the great thing about being alone? There's no one to let down.

  • NOTES (2)

    • International Air Dates:
      The Netherlands: March 29th, 2009 on Net 5
      Sweden: April 2nd, 2009 on TV4
      Latin America: August 3rd, 2009 on Sony Entertainment Television (Canal Sony)
      Norway: November 10th, 2009 on TV2
      Czech Republic: February 25th, 2010 on Hallmark
      Finland: July 3rd, 2012 on Nelonen

    • Featured Music:
      "Wouldn't it Be Nice" by The Beach Boys (the first of two songs that played during the final scene)

  • ALLUSIONS (2)

    • The opening dream sequence, with Lynn and Devalos, is an allusion to the movie "Juno," from Lynn walking into the drugstore with a red sweatshirt to Devalos saying she has to pay for the "pee stick" (pregnancy test) she took.

      "Juno" is a 2007 film directed by Jason Reitman. The film is about a young girl named Juno who is pregnant (like Lynn DiNovi is in this Medium episode) and must make a decision about what to do with her baby.

    • The title of this episode "A Taste of Her Own Medicine" is a shortened version of the popular phrase "Give her a taste of her own medicine," which means to get back at someone in the same manner that they hurt you.

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