Medium

Season 6 Episode 22

It's a Wonderful Death

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Aired Friday 8:00 PM May 21, 2010 on CBS
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In the sixth season finale, Allison's brain tumor returns, which may prove to have major consequences for not only her, but her loved ones as well.

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  • bad episode for finale

    2.5
    They need to come up with more original story lines asap seems like they are just re vamping old ones over the past few ep's it getting boring and predictable and the are going to get axed to just like ghost whisprer . i think anyway that this should of been axed instead cause i am finding that they have ran out of ideas and it has ran its course. used to be so into this program now i am so over it needs new writer to breath some life back in because it has gone really stale and it would be a shame to see another program go as we have already lost GW come on writer's give as some more juicy story line loyal fans are waitingmoreless
  • Pretty good but not the best season finale ever

    10
    (spoilers ahead) I enjoyed this episode. Yeah I think the season 5 finale was WAY better than this one... But I'm pretty impressed that they didn't make this season finale crap. The episodes right at the beginning of the season were wonderful, after that Christmas break the episodes had really dropped. I was ALWAYS excited for Friday to come and after when they episode was over... I was dissapointed. But the episodes after " There will be blood... Type A" they started to become better. But the preview for this episode looked EXTREMLY awesome and I couldn't wait! So when I watched it taped... I knew that when they were going to bed, something wrong was going to happen because in the preview it showed him trying to wake her up. And when they had people over in all black... We all probably knew she was dead. It was very sad with the music and looking at the girls crying. And seeing Devalos and his wife there.



    I didn't see it coming when Devalos got shot, was he shot? I don't really know. But what I didn't like was that when Allison was dead she was still trying to solve the crimes... And making Ariel go to the DA's office and all. Like if your dead than go to the happier place and leave your dang daughter alone so she can consentrate on her future! But it was also sad that Ariel started to drink so she could block out her mom. And hearing Allison crying In the background really broke my heart. It was emotional. But now comes the ending. I was a little dissapointed that it all was a dream. But they ( I don't really know who) announced on Twitter that " Medium" was coming back for another season, well I started to wonder that how would they continue the show without Allison? So I knew that somehow she wouldn't be dead for sure. I was hoping that something would happen over time and she can go back into the past before she died. Like kind of what happened to Ariel in " Time keeps on slipping". But I guess not. And I'm just a little sick of her ALWAYS dreaming about things. Like when I found out it was a dream I was relived but a little anoyed. Can't some things in the show NOT be a dream?? Like common. But I liked that Scanlon and Lynn got married. I thought it was time for them to have a wedding and I thought it was a nice ending.



    And one last thing. I didn't really like the mystery about the belt person or whatever. I thought the writers could have done WAY better. Like I don't know how many times I watched the season 5 finale and haven't got bored of it. But I'm sure that when I buy season 6 on DVD I will not watch this finale. But overall this season was pretty good. Since they're coming back for another season I REALLY REALLY hope that season 7 will be sooo much better. But if they don't come up with better stories than what's the point for doing a season 7 when we know it's going to be crap? But I love medium, I really do and I'm excited for the fall so it returns to CBSmoreless
  • Need some work on the story lines, please.

    7.0
    I've been watching Medium since it's inception. I've always enjoyed the program but lately it seems to be getting a little corney. Last week's episode with the pig? I was visiting my girlfriend and I've been telling her it was a good show and then they have an episode on about a pig? I was embarassed. Please. Let's have some better writing. I don't know if the show still has the same writers as when it began, but the writing seems to be slipping. We don't want to get hokey like Ghost Story. I hope next season has better story lines.moreless
  • Not the best season finale, but definitely enjoyable!

    10
    I liked this episode a lot. I can see how some people might think it was a little boring, but the truth is, this could have verry well been the series finale. Detective Scanlon and Lynn got married and we saw a little bit of the future. Devalos's death and Ariel growing up and getting into college. This episode showed the prospect of the future for Allison's family and Devalos's office. It also showed the bond between mother and daughter. It's good to see some shows still have family morals. I am also happy it got picked up. Now we can see what happens to Ariel when she leaves to college. (I thought she was a junior... wasn't she in 6th grade when the show started and it's been 6 seasons so she should be a junior, unless she was in 7th grade)moreless
  • Well, it could have been a lot worse. Still, it wasn't great :( **Spoilers in the review**

    6.0
    This was an interesting little episode - but there were a couple things about it that keep me from rating it any higher than just "fair." The first is that it was so obvious than Alison wasn't going to stay dead. Even if it weren't for the fact that the show has been renewed (which means she HAS to be around for that,) the way the episode started would have been a dead giveaway. Every episode of the show starts with Alison having a dream and waking up before the credits roll. In this case, there was no wake-up, so it was obvious that she was still dreaming. That just killed a lot of the tension, and drained any emotion from what should have been the shock of Devalos dying as well.



    My other problem was with Alison, herself. Yes, Alison has always been a bit of a neurotic mother, but she's also generally a very sensitive mother - one who cares a great deal about what's best for her children. The idea that she would keep pushing Ariel to work on criminal cases - to the point of acting like her schoolwork is almost an intrusion - is really out of character. Sure, Alison cares about her crime fighting and about the lives she's helped save, but I simply can't see her pushing Ariel to stay in Phoenix solely to work on crimes there.



    Topping it all off, the way Patricia Arquette was acting tonight, her voice was really screechy - it was kind of annoying. I suspect it wouldn't have stood out as much if Alison hadn't been written so far out of character, but combined with the other things, it really cut into my ability to enjoy the episode.



    That said, though, the story itself was interesting, and Mary-Louise's scam was a nice twist that I hadn't seen coming. And I'm very glad that the show is returning next year. It's been a favourite of mine since it debuted and continues to be something I look forward to every week. One week episode - even a weak season finale - isn't going to trump that!moreless
Teri Polo

Teri Polo

Mary-Louise Graff

Guest Star

Brett Davern

Brett Davern

Ryan Graff

Guest Star

Margaret Colin

Margaret Colin

Kelly Shuler

Guest Star

Tina DiJoseph

Tina DiJoseph

Lynn DiNovi

Recurring Role

Miranda Carabello

Miranda Carabello

Marie DuBois

Recurring Role

Roxanne Hart

Roxanne Hart

Lily Devalos

Recurring Role

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    • International Air Dates:
      Canada: May 21st, 2010 on CTV
      Latin America: June 18th, 2010 on Sony Entertainment Television (Canal Sony)
      Sweden: October 11th, 2010 on TV4+
      Norway: February 15th, 2011 on TV2
      Finland: March 16th, 2013 on Liv

  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • Episode Title: It's a Wonderful Death

      The episode title is a variation of the title of the 1946 movie "It's a Wonderful Life." The movie is about a man ready to commit suicide who is stopped by his guardian angel. His guardian angel then shows him how he's touched the lives of many other people, and what the world would be like if he was never born.

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