Season 7 Episode 7

Native Tongue

Aired Friday 8:00 PM Nov 05, 2010 on CBS
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Episode Summary

Allison becomes suddenly unable to understand spoken language, developing a friendship with a linguist along the way. The situation really tries Joe's patience, as he thinks about how many strange situations he's had to put up with during their marriage.

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  • Joe the rat

    Another silly episode with Alison not being able to understand the spoken English language anymore, and Joe behaving like a spoiled child, even thinking of finishing with Alison in favour of a sexy Doctor gave him her number.
  • Could it be that after all these years, Joe has finally had enough when Allison is unable to understand spoken language and his patience is stretched to breaking point.

    I was really bored with this one right from the outset. So far, most of the episodes this season have been excellent. In my opinion, this one was anything but and I almost turned the television off half way through.

    Apart from the fact that Allison is suddenly unable to understand what people are saying when they speak to her, and she dreams of a murder, the main point of this episode is that Joe appears as though he has taken all he can of Allison and her psychic abilities and all of the upheaval and trauma which go along with it. Sometimes, Joe gets peeved, and who can blame him? In this episode, it was plain that he was very close to giving up because he was simply unable to take any more. Thankfully, Devalos is always patient with Allison and listens to her stories, no matter how bizzare they may seem at the time. Scanlon usually gives her the same courtesy but when Joe blows his top, anything goes.

    I suppose we will just have to wait and see what happens.moreless
Judy Reyes

Judy Reyes

Jane Livingston

Guest Star

Rena Sofer

Rena Sofer

Dr. Natalie Salem

Guest Star

Mark Webber

Mark Webber

Blond Man/Man in Fireproof Suit

Guest Star

Miranda Carabello

Miranda Carabello

Marie DuBois

Recurring Role

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  • QUOTES (2)

    • Joe: I think the well is empty. I think the reservoir of love and goodwill and benefit of the doubt is dry. I don't know how much longer I can do this. I wake up every morning with a different Allison. And somehow, I'm supposed to adjust. My job, the kids. Somehow, we're all supposed to adjust. I'm just tired of it. I'm just tired of it, Allison.
      Allison: (she couldn't understand what he was saying at the time) I don't know what it is. Whatever it is, I'm sorry. I'll fix it. When this is over, I will fix it.

    • Bridgette: So. Have you told her yet?
      Joe: Nope. Not yet.
      Marie: Told her what?
      Bridgette: None of your beeswax, just eat.
      Joe: Your sister chose not to go to gym all last week so, now she has to stay late for detention all this week.
      Marie: Wow, you are bad. (whispering) And mom doesn't even know.
      Bridgette: How is she supposed to know? She can't understand a word you tell her. It's like talking to a dog.

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