Medium

Season 5 Episode 19

Bring Me the Head of Oswaldo Castillo

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Aired Friday 8:00 PM Jun 01, 2009 on CBS
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When aspects of Allison's dream of losing her entire family start happening in real life, she fears her dream may be coming true.

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  • Increadible episode!

    10
    This episode was awesome! And I'm so happy CBS picked up Medium! I love the whole thing about this episode. But what I really enjoyed watching and probably other viewers is that Allison had a brain tumor. She had this dream about her family being slottered and killed. And when she started to have these headaches she didn't know it would end up being this serious. She was about to have the surgury but escaped from the hospital so she could save her family and find who was going to murder her family so that would be prevented. I also loved how she was telling Devalos about information and it seemed like something was really wrong and then her nose bleeds and she falls back and smashes her head on the floor. I know that it SHOULDNT be a favourite scene but I really liked it. And when she had a dream about the future when she wore that wig because of her hair being so short and with the scar on the back of her head. But that was a little creepy. And finally, I loved that she would put her life in danger just to save her family. That I thought was awesome and VERY VERY thoughtful. Well duh! Their family! That's what they do for eachother. And I KNOW in the future the family would appritiate thatmoreless
  • Am I the only one who notices the inconsistencies with the writing??

    6.0
    Don't get me wrong, I love the show and am very happy CBS picked it up for next season. But the reason this show didn't do nearly as well this season as it did last season is because of major writing flaws. Ariel driving by herself in an early episode, but in a later episode we see Joe teaching her how to drive. Joe not having any employees in his office, and suddenly having an entire office of employees. And now in this season finale episode - Allison has a brain tumor? Hello, wasn't she just in the hospital last episode for a coma where they ran every test imaginable to find out why? So how come they didn't catch the early developments of a tumor? They could have at least taken 10 seconds to address that situation. And what about Joe - I thought he was supposed to be in San Diego 3 days a week? Shouldn't some mention of it have been made in the season finale? I'm mean really, good thing this dreaming the family is dead happened on the days Joe is in town.... Can the writers please try and link the story lines from episode to episode a little better next season?moreless
  • This episode was...well, it really sucked that it was the last episode of the summer, and part 1 of 2! Good episode, though!

    10
    Now we have to wait to find out whether Allison wakes up or not? That sucks! All in all, though, the episode was quite good! I loved the video collage at the end where Allison wakes up repeatedly (scenes from the past) then show how still she is, lying there after surgery...



    I can't say I've been thrilled with all of the episodes of Medium (in fact, I have to admit that there have been some I was completely disgusted with; the fact that I sat there for an hour and got NOTHING at all out of it...) But this episode was an exception, and I can hardly wait until Medium comes back in the fall so we can find out what happens next! Also, is the whole drug thing really over; and the killing of the DuBois family dreams....? :Dmoreless
  • Mind Blowing!

    10
    Oh my goodness this was an AMAZING episode! I was rivited to the spot! I loved how efficiently they showed us Alison's love for her family - it just felt so real. The fact that she put her own life on the line just so as to save theirs is so beautiful and unfortunatly not something you see alot of today on TV. And dont get me started on the montage and clip at the end of her in a coma :D Anyway, Brilliant plot, Brilliant twist, Brilliant cliff-hanger and Brilliantly executed.

    Oh my goodness...imagin how devastated we all would have been if it hadn't have been picked up! Why would they have even thought about leaving it there!?moreless
  • Allison finds out she has a brain tumor and must get surgery to get rid of it, but then has a dream that the surgery will take away her dreams after dreaming that Castillo is going to kill Joe and the girls.moreless

    10
    Before getting the sugery Allison leaves the hospital and alerts her supervisor of the agent that is aware and keeping Castillos hiding place and secret. After returning to the hospital Allison has a stroke due to the pressure in her skull. The doctors continue with the surgery and get rid bigger part of the tumor leaving some behind. At the end of the episode Allison is unreponsive and in a comatose state. This episode was ah-mazing! I cried at the end. If you love medium you'll love this episode. I just can't believe her dreams might not come back or that Castillo was going to kill her family. She needs to be put under an order of protection. I hope allison recovers and all ends well with her family. Her dreams could be wrong and Castillo could escape from prison and come after her family because she found his hading spot and busted the agent that was in on it. This show is frickin awesome I cant wait til nest season. Imoreless
Deirdre Lovejoy

Deirdre Lovejoy

Allison's Doctor

Guest Star

John Ortiz

John Ortiz

Daniel Muñoz

Guest Star

José Zúñiga

José Zúñiga

Oswaldo Castillo

Guest Star

Miranda Carabello

Miranda Carabello

Marie DuBois

Recurring Role

Madison Carabello

Madison Carabello

Marie DuBois

Recurring Role

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    • International Air Dates:
      Australia: July 2nd, 2009 on Channel Ten
      Latin America: November 2nd, 2009 on Sony Entertainment Television (Canal Sony)
      Norway: March 2nd, 2010 on TV2
      Sweden: March 8th, 2010 on TV4+
      Finland: October 9, 2012 on Nelonen

    • This was the final episode of Medium to air on NBC. NBC officially canceled the show on May 19th, 2009. The following day, CBS (whose studio produces the show) announced its fall 2009-10 schedule, and Medium was part of it.

    • Featured Music:
      "Soulmate" by Natasha Bedingfield (when Allison arrives home in her opening dream; during the closing montage)

  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • Episode Title: Bring Me the Head of Oswaldo Castillo

      The title references the ultra-violent 1974 movie Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia, written and directed by Sam Peckinpah. In it, Bennie (Warren Oates) tries to collect the head of dead gigolo Alfredo Garcia and collect a $1 million reward by giving it to the mob boss whose daughter Garcia despoiled.

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