Season 7 Episode 12

Labor Pains

Aired Friday 8:00 PM Jan 14, 2011 on CBS

Episode Fan Reviews (4)

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  • Not as exciting as I would have expected this close to the end

    Alison gets kidnapped and drugged to force a dream, by a man who wants to know what happened to his wife. OK episode but not as exciting as I would have expected this close to the end.
  • It was time to say goodbye to medium

    ***Spoilers***I miss the episodes where I had to figure out what was going on right along with Allison, Scanlon and Devalos. By the sixth season I was getting frustrated watching Allison bumble around sure of things she shouldn't be and missing rather obvious clues. I spent this episode trying not to yell at the screen, "She's stealing the baby! What's wrong with you? Isn't it obvious?"

    I also would have found it more believable if she pressed charges and dropped them once she finally realized there was a child that needed someone to raise her.

    The only reason I didn't give this episode a 4 is because thanks to fine acting and a well established enjoyable family dynamic there were redeeming qualities. The storyline was not particularly believable. The last two seasons the writing went downhill. It was definitely time to say goodbye to the show.
  • The pre-opening credits part of this episode looked as though we were in for a good 43 minutes of television but I found myself extremely disappointed as it went on, sometimes to the level of utter ridiculousness.

    To me, the second last episode of a series which has run for seven years should be edge-of-your-seat, nail biting television. This was nothing of the sort, in fact, at times it dipped so low it was farcical.

    Allison should have made a report of some kind about Jeremy when he appeared at her office and started harassing her. When he called her cell phone, she should have had Scanlon or Devalos on the phone immediately and had the idiot picked up. It was almost funny how easily he managed to be in exactly the right place at the right time and take her to the home of his missing wife. It lapsed into pure comedy when he gave her water drugged with sleeping pills and she dropped off in a matter of seconds. I wish! As for Marie's 'learning disbility', I have actually always thought she might have suffered from one so when it was decided that she didn't, I was more than a little surprised.

    To lowest point of the entire episode was when Allison was so forgiving and Jeremy was deemed to be a 'good guy' after all, in spite of the fact that he had kidnapped and held hostage a member of the D.A.'s staff, drugged her and terrorised her with a gun.

    I have to assume that the writers have just given up now, and the acting was appalling. I am used to far better things from this excellent show and was sorely disappointed that the episode was so bad and that, given that there is only one more left, there was hardly any forshadowing of what is to come. It will make me sad if a show I have loved for seven years goes out with a whimper rather than a bang. If this episode is anything to go by, I'm quite worried about how it will all turn out. I can only hope for the best and hope that the writers throw everything they have into the series finale. 'Medium' deserves that.
  • What I liked. What I didn't like.

    This episode was predictable in many regards. I don't lay any judgment on that. Predictability, these days seems to be the cornerstone of television; however, Medium has always been able to surprise me in one regard or another.

    This episode contains none of the darkness I usually expect from an episode of Medium. You'd think the second last episode of the series would gear up and put a little extra oomph into the show for us but nothing.

    Alison was captured quite easily. There was nothing graphic or detailed about how he got into her car and I think an older Medium episode would play off her horror of getting into the vehicle and just as easily she was saved with admittedly no conflict as well.

    What bothers me the most though is that you have a dark character like Hoss who receives no backlash and is actually rewarded for his good deeds with a daughter. There appears to be no muddy-lining to the silver cloud as the writers don't even hint that this dark character might not be the most appropriate father. Everyone gets their just rewards, except they don't.

    More later, tired.
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