Medium

Season 3 Episode 21

Heads Will Roll (2)

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Aired Friday 8:00 PM May 09, 2007 on CBS
8.9
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The investigation of the murder of Walter Paxton's wife continues, as it is now determined that a serial killer is on the loose. While helping Devalos and Scanlon with the case, Allison discovers that her new friend Debra is the next victim. Allison goes to great lengths to protect Debra, but is shocked to find that her new friend isn't who she thought she was. Meanwhile, Joe debates being part of a lawsuit against Aerodytech, the company he's been loyal to for years.moreless

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  • I've seen this plot before!

    4.3
    Alfred Hitchcock called it refrigerator logic and he was a master at it. The idea is to take the logic and "freeze it" until the film was over. Then you take it out and let it thaw and you suddenly say "hey wait a minute here!" but the film was so engaging you don't care. That was Alfred Hitchcock. This episode is staggering in its annoyance level. It is a direct copy of last years season finale. Allison has the IQ of a gerbil. She is oblivious to obvious coincidences including Neve Campbell and the reporter smear campaign. She is oblivious to Neve's obvious prying and manipulation. Even when she has a dream about it (cheezy promotion for Deal Or No Deal) she ignores the dream entirely. Suddenly she is chewed apart by Neve at the end. Based on the situation, I don't blame her. I would have done the same thine. I mean it took the police to figure it all out not her. She's the psychic here! I figured it out quickly and efficiently within five minutes of the start of the episode. How can the police be so stupid? Now next week she obviously will catch the killer and suddenly all will be well and our illustrious reporter will make things right as she will find out she is the next victim and the writers will figure out some clever plot device to explain why she was not victim #4. Until then she will be fired and obviously must cope with her exposure. I can feel the pages turning. This was supposed to be the series finale until Medium got renewed as the writers pulled out all stops to do the show (which is about the same as last years season finale) but this time it won't be a dream. Oh well, let us hope for better scripts for next years season finale when a reporter exposes Allison's psychic abilities through a murder case. Oh wait, wasn't that last years finale? One good thing was Joe's subplot. He is obviously dealing with a more realistic senario of how things operate in the world. Will he hum through the situation like he has for the past three weeks or will he come to some closure? Gee, I bet he'll have it all wrapped up. Don't get me wrong. I love Medium. I am its biggest fan but we can do much better Medium. This was junk.moreless
  • great episode

    10
    Continuing the story from the last episode, Walter Paxton is released form prison after a new murder takes place in phoenix. Allison finds a new friend, and she becomes so close to her. Joe gets a call from a lawyer who tells him that he can help him sue aerodytech. Joe's having a hard time dealing with the decision of suing the company that he worked for many years. This story is very suspenseful, it's not like the traditional procedural, it becomes a serialized story but it turns out really well. The writers are able to keep the suspense tied up to the traditional plotlines of the show.moreless
  • Allison's in trouble...

    7.6
    Allison's in trouble, and she can only blame herself. Come on, she was so stupid. Telling sensitive stuff to a stranger? There are things you don't even tell your family if you work at such places. And coming out to that stranger, what was she expecting? She can't possibly think that someone's gonna believe her without evidence. I'd think that's so trivial, and still. If she was smarter, she wouldn't even have to worry if the only people who believe her get fired, because if she can back herself up, then it's the people who don't believe her who are crazy. Anyway, I thought the story would conclude, I sure didn't see the third one coming.moreless
  • It brought the story forward, but at a crawl.

    8.0
    While the previous episode was a really good one, with the start of a very interesting plotline and some new and exciting character development - this continuation of that episode disappoints me.



    First, I feel that while Joe's troubles aren't going away, he is recovering very quickly - and reverting back to his role of Alison-sounding board too soon. I am hoping this regression isn't permanent, and that we are allowed to see more of Joe in the future.



    Second, from the moment we met 'Deb', I knew she was a reporter - so that revelation in this episode was a disappointment. I'm not sure what I was expecting, but the dramatic reveal wasn't very dramatic - and left me wanting more plot.



    It wasn't a bad episode - I suppose no worse than mid-second season - but it was dull and felt very much like a filler episode between the previous and the next one.



    But I suppose this all leads up to a cliffhanger season finale, where we aren't sure if Alison will be allowed back to the DA's office - or indeed if Devalos will have to resign his post. My guess is that Deb goes and get her head cut off, and that solves all of at least Al's troubles.moreless
Bruce Gray

Bruce Gray

Joe's Dad

Guest Star

Gerry Becker

Gerry Becker

Marcus

Guest Star

Lydia Blanco

Lydia Blanco

Housekeeper

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Tina DiJoseph

Tina DiJoseph

Lynn DiNovi

Recurring Role

Miranda Carabello

Miranda Carabello

Marie DuBois

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