Season 3 Episode 19

No One to Watch Over Me

Aired Friday 8:00 PM Apr 25, 2007 on CBS
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Episode Summary

Allison has recurring dreams of her being out in the snow, where she eventually finds a young woman's body. Joe meanwhile returns to work for the first time since the shooting, still trying to deal with the repercussions of the tragedy.

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  • excellent episode

    Allison dreams of being in a middle of a snow storm. She also dreams about a girl who gets murdered. When she gets to work the following day, it turns out that the girl was reported missing for some time. The DA launches an investigation on the case. Allison is lead by a vision to a house where the body of the girl is preserved in an icebox. This is a really cool episode, there are some unsolved mysteries that unravel itself in unexpected ways. I really liked this one. The visions were well directed, the actors were great in it. I love this episode.moreless
  • Allison is asked to look in the disappearence of a college student, Jennie Hefferman, while Joe has a hard time adjusting to work.

    A decent episode though this one was more about drama rather than mystery or the supernatural like other episodes.

    Allison is asked to look on the disappearence of Jennie Hefferman who won a scholarship from the mayor.

    Allison has a dream where the girl is murdered and stuffed in a storage unit. When the girl and the so called murdered both turn up dead, Allison believes there is more to the story than meets the eye.

    It was a decent story but once you watch the episode it followed a more traditional crime plot than the other Medium episodes. Meanwhile, Joe has a hard time adjusting to work still following the aftermath of the hostage situation a few weeks ago. It was clear that Joe's anger toward Ariel about the "rich camp" seemed to be stemming more from the event of what happened at work than the camp itself. He kept repeating how he might not be there for her one day a clue that the family should anticipate for any emergencies if he or Allison is dead.

    Overall, it was decent but I liked the other episodes a bit more. However, well acted and entertaining as always.moreless
  • I wasn't fully paying attention when I watched this episode, so I'll just tell what stood out.

    As usual, the writers always come up with fresh new ways for Allison's dreams to capture us into the story. As beautiful as snow's kinda scarey to see them falling on your bed and driving around during the spring/summer. Allison is led to a garage where she finds a freezer and inside that freezer is a girl who looks like the girl who is missing. This was a pretty complex crime story or maybe I just wasn't paying enough attetion. But it was a good adrenaline shock to see Allison's being choked by a "ghost."

    The family drama was a bit dispriting in this episode since Ariel wants to go to an expensive camp. I guess I could relate since Joe/my mother and Ariel/me have similar arguments over money all the time. But I do kinda like the fact that Joe is depresed after the drama he went through.

    The show ended with Allison waking up from a dream and Joe asking her if she was alright and they kiss. Of course, that seemed all too easil resolved so I'm glad the writers made that sequence a dream as well. How heartbreaking for Allison to wake up and Joe doesn't ask her if she's alright.moreless
James Chiareillo

James Chiareillo

Co-Worker #1

Guest Star

Ruben Garfias

Ruben Garfias

Pawn Shop Owner

Guest Star

Kerris Lilla Dorsey

Kerris Lilla Dorsey

Young Jennie

Guest Star

Miranda Carabello

Miranda Carabello

Marie DuBois

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (3)

    • Goof: Between cuts at dinner, Ariel's necklace pendant moves from off-center to center, then back to off-center.

    • When the girl turns on the TV, she ends up watching Frasier. Kelsey Grammer, who plays the title character on that show, is an Executive Producer on Medium. The scene from Frasier is from Act Two of episode 6x19, "IQ".

    • Goof: When Joe is talking to Ariel in the girls' bedroom trying to explain why they can't afford to send her to a summer camp, Ariel's pajama pants keep going up and down her legs.

  • QUOTES (3)

    • Bridgette: But I don't understand. If the Idol is supposed to be American, then how come they have that British guy do all the talking?
      Allison: That's a good question, Bridge.
      Bridgette: And how come you have to wait until after the show to vote? Don't they know that kids have to go to bed after the show? I think they're afraid of what would happen if kids got to vote.
      Allison: I think you might have something there, Bridge.

    • Bridgette: Knock, knock.
      Ariel: I'm not doing it.
      Marie: Who's there?
      Bridgette: Handsome.
      Marie: Handsome who?
      Bridgette: Hand some cereal to me.
      Marie: (laughs)
      Bridgette: Knock, knock.
      Ariel: Okay, who's there and this better be funny.
      Bridgette: Gorilla.
      Ariel: I can't believe I'm doing this. Gorilla who?
      Bridgette: Gorilla me a cheese sandwich.
      Ariel: That isn't funny.
      Bridgette: Well, I think it is.
      Ariel: Well, it isn't.
      Bridgette: Well, it is. Marie thinks it's funny.

    • (Allison and Lee are in the morgue)
      Allison: (looking at the suspected killer) This so doesn't look like the man in my dream.
      Lee: (looking at the victim) Don't feel bad. I guess he didn't turn out to be the man in her dreams either.

  • NOTES (3)

    • International Air Dates:
      The Netherlands: October 26th, 2007 on Net 5
      Norway: April 8th, 2008 on TV 2
      Czech Republic: March 13th, 2009 on Prima
      Finland: September 2nd, 2009 on Nelonen

    • Music:
      "One on One" by Hall & Oates

    • Before this episode, there was a brief announcement by Jake Weber and Patricia Arquette. They had originally planned to show scenes from a previous episode (3x17: "Joe Day Afternoon") where Joe and his co-workers are held hostage. However, due to the Virginia Tech massacre of April 16th, they decided to only show Joe dealing with the aftermath. Jake Weber and Patricia Arquette also expressed their condolences to the victims and their families.


    • The name of this episode is the opposite of "Someone to watch over me," a song from a musical by George and Ira Gershwin, which has been recorded by a large number of artists, including Blossom Dearie.