Medium

Season 4 Episode 1

And Then

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Aired Friday 8:00 PM Jan 07, 2008 on CBS
9.1
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Now that Allison's special abilities have been revealed to the public, everyone's lives have been turned upside down. Allison starts to have dreams about a boy who was kidnapped from a toy store, but is unable to turn to Devalos or Scanlon for help. She decides to call the company hired by the missing boy's family and makes an unusual deal with the company's investigator, Cynthia Keener.moreless

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  • Sound of Music song selections

    8.0
    Trivia: Ariel is trying out for The Sound of Music, singing "Sixteen Going on Seventeen" which was sung in the movie by Liesl Von Trapp. Although Ariel sang the song Liesl sang, she refers to trying out for Maria, the governess.



    The point is well taken.



    But for aspiring actors to sing both the Maria and Liesl songs is perfectly reasonable. Actors often audition for several parts. If they aren't cast in one part, they audition for another. There's even a term for it: "mix and match



    Also, the songs serve a function. "Sixteen Going on Seventeen" was probably intended to remind us that Ariel is growing up. "My Favorite Things" was intended to create a bittersweet atmosphere for the episode conclusion.moreless
  • I liked the drama and interpersonal relationships being taken to another level on the show BUT, and this is a huge BUT, the crime shown on this show, showing the horribleness of what happened the boy, turned me off of this show as a steady watcher.moreless

    3.5
    There was a LOT of development for the characters, their place in life, and the traumas associated with "coming out" (or being forced out) to reveal who the real 'you' is in this episode. I liked the drama and interpersonal relationships being taken to another level on the show BUT, and this is a huge BUT, the crime shown on this show, along with one in the first season featuring a little girl, showing the absolute horribleness of what happened to them, the children, turned me off of this show as a steady watcher.



    The crime aspect of this episode went for the shock value, and was resolved sloppily. The perp was shot as soon as he saw the crowd waiting for him? He started shooting? What? Most of all the image of the little boy was upsetting. Medium tends to go for the gruesome, but this was over the top disturbin, even for this show.moreless
  • I simply remember my favorite things...

    9.0
    As Ariel loses a part on the school play, her parents lose their jobs, Scanlon loses his patience and a little boy loses his life Medium comes back with a bang as it brings each and every story together for an exciting climax that, like the song says, makes us remeber our favorite things so then we won't feel so bad.



    At the end of the day Scanlon & Allison are stronger than a new D.A. & a few set backs, Joe more resourceful than his former boss gave him credit for, Davalos more resilient than his replacement and a certain Ariel Dubois as fair as one Cynthia Keenan the woman that, for the time being, will hire Allison to solve cases like the one she helped solve this time around.moreless
  • great episode

    10
    Allison is out of work when her boss devalos gets retrenched from office. Joe loses his job from his aerospace company because of his association with his wife. but even if allison is unemployed, her visions from beyond keep coming to haunt her daily life. When a boy ends up missing at a toy store. Allison contacts an investigator and tells her that she might have information about the boy. This is a really great episode, it tells the life of allison in a right way. it looks supernatural but contemporary at the same time. the writers did a really good job.moreless
  • There's a future for Al - who knew!?

    9.0
    At the end of the previous season, we struggled to find a "way out" for Allison and her family. But now it looks like there are many new opportunities for Al, particularily.



    If the old DA comes back to town to start up a new, private, practice and Al is paid to help the private investigator lady - there's a bright future. As far as the plot of this episode, I wasn't really knocked over with delight - but I like where they are taking the story. I also continue to be happy with the fact that they are giving Al's hubby a bit more room in the storyline. He's interesting, at last!moreless
Holliston Coleman

Holliston Coleman

Hannah

Guest Star

Marcus Chait

Marcus Chait

Ben's Father

Guest Star

Geoffrey Owens

Geoffrey Owens

Unemployment Worker

Guest Star

Tina DiJoseph

Tina DiJoseph

Lynn DiNovi

Recurring Role

Miranda Carabello

Miranda Carabello

Marie DuBois

Recurring Role

Anjelica Huston

Anjelica Huston

Cynthia Keener

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (2)

    • With Ariel singing "Sixteen Going on Seventeen," she is the second actress on the show who has sung a The Sound of Music song on-screen. Patricia Arquette previously sung some of the Von Trapps' songs in the 1998 movie Goodbye Lover, in which she was addicted to Sound of Music songs.

    • Ariel is trying out for The Sound of Music, singing "Sixteen Going on Seventeen" which was sung in the movie by Liesl Von Trapp. Although Ariel sang the song Liesl sang, she refers to trying out for Maria, the governess.

  • QUOTES (4)

    • Bridgette: Dad let us play at the park until the police came and kicked us out.
      Joe: Turns out the place closes at dark, which makes no sense to me. Where are high school kids supposed to go and do the things they can't do at home if the park is closed?

    • Allison: I miss Devalos.
      Scanlon: Me too.

    • Allison: Look me up. It's on your computer. Right there for all the world to see!

    • Tom Van Dyke: I was unaware that you were even assigned to this case, detective.
      Scanlon: Some friends in the mayor's office asked me to look into it. Kind of like an after-school project.

  • NOTES (6)

    • After the original airing of this episode a preview for the episode "Girls Ain't Nothing But Trouble" was shown instead of the preview for the episode that aired after this one.

    • International Air Dates:
      Australia: February 8th, 2008 on Network 10
      The Netherlands: February 17th, 2008 on Net 5
      Sweden: April 3rd, 2008 on TV4
      Norway: May 6th, 2008 on TV2
      United Kingdom: September 3rd, 2008 on BBC1
      Czech Republic: March 19th, 2009 on Prima
      Hungary: April 1st, 2009 on Hallmark Channel
      Finland: September 30th, 2009 on Nelonen

    • Anjelica Huston is billed as a "Special Guest Star".

    • Featured Music:
      "Sixteen Going on Seventeen" & "My Favorite Things" from The Sound of Music soundtrack, by Rogers & Hammerstein
      "Rapper's Delight" by Sugarhill Gang (throughout Allison's dream of the little boy in captivity; on the exterminator's iPod when he walks into the warehouse)

    • This season premiere episode opened with man-on-the-street interviews of people talking about what had happened in the previous season, bringing viewers up to speed.

    • This episode marks Medium's return to its original timeslot of Mondays at 10:00. The show was supposed to move to Sundays at 9:00 this season, but NBC made a schedule change, moving it back to Mondays.

  • ALLUSIONS (2)

    • Cynthia Keener works for Ameri-Tips, an organization that is similar in nature to organizations such as the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, an unofficial organization that works together with law enforcement to help find missing children. There is also a similar organization for adults, the National Center for Missing Adults.

    • Joe: (agreeing with his mother) Women should wear underwear, in particular if they are public figures getting out of cars being photographed.

      This is a reference to Britney Spears, whose private parts were caught on camera by the paparazzi when she was getting out of a car while wearing a dress and no underwear.

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