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Season 6 Episode 16

Allison Rolen Got Married

Aired Friday 8:00 PM Mar 12, 2010 on CBS
out of 10
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Episode Summary

Viewers get a look back at Allison and Joe's wedding, and how the growing strength of Allison's "powers" affected the soon-to-be-married couple.

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  • Joe Marries her anyway

    should have been the title. We know they get married, so that can't be a spoiler.

    Allison begins to listen to her dreams and puts Joe through the ringer on the days leading up to their wedding. As usual Allison jumps the gun and takes action before having all the facts. The funny thing is after years of having dreams that are at first unclear and even misleading only to become clear a few dreams later she still jumps the gun in the present. Seeing her do so as she struggles to understand her gift in this flashback, makes you wonder why she is still struggling in the first season of the show. Six seasons in, she still doesn't realize that her initial dreams about a crime don't always give her all the facts she needs right away, and if she would simply pass on the information she receives instead of interpreting the dreams before she has all the information, she'd save herself a lot of heartache. Allison Rolen DuBois is a very slow learner. Maybe that should have been the title.moreless
  • A Soap Opera at best or worst rather. Boring, tedious and why would anyone marry Allison?

    Trying to be different I guess but boy did we find this episode super boring. Allison was a simpleton whining and crying and sleeping the entire episode. I love Patricia Arquette. She is a very talented actress and they stuck her with an awful script and portrayal of her character. Since moving to CBS I am very concerned at how the quaity of most if the episodes has dropped. They didn't play to any of the usual strengths of this show. There was no suspense since we knew they were going to get married, we knew the strangled girl would get found and the threat to Ariel was 17 years away...We were grateful CBS picked the show up but not if they are going to make it Ghost Whisperer 2.moreless
  • A very poor episode

    I have no idea why some people liked this episode. I thought it was okay but not the best ever. People are right... These episodes lately HAVE been dropping. I hate to say that but it's true. This episode was about Allison discovering her dreams. Yes she was a little bit whinning but who wouldn't? I too also didn't think there was much suspense. And I hate it when they make the previews look so interesting that I can hardly wait for the next episode... But that's when the episode is almost over. It turns out to be another awful episode. These episodes are lacking big time. I love the show, I really do but if the writers don't come up with better ideas... I just might not be that interested in Medium anymore :( there HAS been WONDERFUL episodes in the past and I hope there are some more to come in the futuremoreless
  • Where it All Started is what they should've called it. This episode is truly a lovely sentiment; even if you see your future, no matter what you think might happen, the one thing that is certain is that nothing is for certain. You Make You Future.moreless

    This episode is truly a lovely sentiment; even if you see your future, no matter what you think might happen, the one thing that is certain is that nothing is for certain. You Make You Future. This is probably where it all started. We see Allison Rolen pre-marriage, pre-medium and how she struggles to live with her new self. She has unexplainable dreams and she tries to figure out how to make sense of them and joe is by her side. But he struggles to understand her dreams. you gotta watch this episode it really is amazing. My Favorite Episode by farmoreless
  • Prequel to the show. This episode should have been in season one, not season six.

    Good episode overall. It was refreshing to see where it all began. It was also nice to see Joe and Allison's undying love for each other. It was amazing how the crew made Allison and Joe look much younger. I can see how some people wouldn't like this episode. Some parts were boring, it wasn't very suspensful and there were a few goofs, but I can look past that (every show has goofs and boring parts). The acting and actors were great. It was good to see Joe's parents and Allison's grandmother reprise their roles. I think some people didn't like this episode because it didn't seem like a regular episode, in true Medium form. But it was entertaining non-the-less and I enjoyed it.moreless
Betty Gilpin

Betty Gilpin

Kim Clement

Guest Star

Ellen Geer

Ellen Geer

Grandma Benoit

Guest Star

Geoffrey Arend

Geoffrey Arend

Andy Seward

Guest Star

Bruce Gray

Bruce Gray

Joe's Dad

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • It is implied in this flashback episode that Allison is experiencing her first pregnancy, and that it's a girl (Ariel). This matches the backstory mentioned by Joe two episodes prior to this ("Will the Real Fred Rovick Please Stand Up?"). However, in the season two episode "Sweet Child O' Mine" it was revealed that Allison was pregnant before she married Joe -- but in that episode Allison's first pregnancy resulted in a miscarriage, and she was pregnant with a boy she was going to name Brian, not Ariel (she came a few years later, after Allison was married). This is an especially poor oversight by those involved with the show, considering the fact that Allison's miscarriage with Brian was a major plot point in "Sweet Child O' Mine."

  • QUOTES (1)

    • Marjorie DuBois: So, um ... my son tells me that you're in law school.
      Allison: Uh yeah, actually I go to the- the School of Justice. It's kind of pre-law.
      Marjorie DuBois: Oh. Now how does that work, I mean if you wanna have babies some day. I mean, to be ... a lawyer, but then have babies. Does- does that really make sense?

  • NOTES (1)

    • International Air Dates:
      Canada: March 12th, 2010 on CTV
      Latin America: April 16th, 2010 on Sony Entertainment Television (Canal Sony)
      Australia: May 27th, 2010 on Channel Ten
      Sweden: August 30th, 2010 on TV4+
      Norway: January 4th, 2011 on TV2
      Finland: February 23rd, 2013 on Liv