Medium

Season 5 Episode 18

The Talented Ms. Boddicker

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Aired Friday 8:00 PM May 25, 2009 on CBS
9.0
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While Allison is coping with Joe's job relocation to San Diego, she dreams about and then subsequently meets a bank teller named Mrs. Boddicker who predicted a robbery at her bank.

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  • Nobody commented on the "Moonlighting" connection!

    8.0
    Nobody commented on the "Moonlighting" connection!



    The 2005 TV series "Medium" was created by Glenn Gordon Caron. So was the 1985 TV series



    Alice Beasley played Agnes DiPesto in She also played the Talented Ms. Boddiker in



    She obviously wound up Medium as a result of her role in Moonlighting. The link was obviously Caron.
  • A bank teller dreams of a bank robbery that will take place and hopes Allison can help her track the thieves.

    8.0
    An ok episode. It was entertaining but this episode didn't hold any surprises. Everything was pretty straight forward and predictable aside from that difference that Ms. Boddicker had Allison's power

    or did she?



    Ms. Boddicker came across as nice and innocent but as the episode wore on, we get a full impression of her. She wasn't as violent or mean as the bank robbers but she was deceitful and manipulative.



    Once we learn that she was part of the robbery later my opinion changed about her. I didn't like the character much after that. The ending for this episode was a bit silly (so she didn't go to prison when she clearly was involved with the robbery and still kept her job with the bank something that wouldn't happen in real life). I think had we had a different actress than Beasley this would have been written differently of course. It's an episode that shows Allison soft touch to look the other way when she didn't to.



    The kids wrecking Joe's car was expected. However, Ariel had nothing to do with it. Imagine though if something else resulted other than a bump on the car that would have been something. It was an ok episode as I said.moreless
  • A decent episode. (spoilers)

    8.5
    This was a good old fashioned bank robbery plot with a twist. Ms. Boddicker, played by Allyce Beasley, is a high strung bank teller who supposedly is dreaming like Allison and predicts the robbery of her own bank. Her character is really funny - cast very well and played very well. The episode had a lighter quality than usual - less brooding and no serial killer or severed body parts or anything totally heavy like that, which was really nice. I encourage the writers to keep doing that - more variation in types of crimes, not all of them gruesome murders, ideally more murder-free episodes, and keeping things fresh and unpredictable, and never lose the wonderful family drama subplots. I thought the family subplot this week was good. Ariel is so clearly growing up - they've shown that evolution quite well this season. Bridget getting behind the wheel was a great and unexpected twist - - it could have been a serious accident so it was quite sobering - & it's a big red flag for her behavioural issues (and a possible set up for next season?) that she has such a hard time behaving well, with such rivalry between her and Ariel, and that she would do something like that! It seems like the show is going through some kind of a renewal which is GREAT because it's got a new chance next season with its move to CBS & friday nights (9 pm). However I have to say if there was a vote on whether to do any Medium-Ghost Whisperer cross-over episodes I have no hesitation in my opionion that it would be a baaaaaad idea!moreless
Allyce Beasley

Allyce Beasley

Ruth Boddicker

Guest Star

Willie Garson

Willie Garson

Alan Hitchens

Guest Star

Shane McRae

Shane McRae

Eric Rogich

Guest Star

Madison Carabello

Madison Carabello

Marie DuBois

Recurring Role

Tina DiJoseph

Tina DiJoseph

Lynn DiNovi

Recurring Role

Miranda Carabello

Miranda Carabello

Marie DuBois

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (4)

    • Lee: (to Lynn) I called the doctor. Found out it's a girl. I like it. Girl named Lee. A whole new thing.

    • Joe: (hearing the doorbell) Is somebody actually at the door? What the hell time is it?
      Allison: A little after two. (They go to answer the door.)
      Ms. Boddicker: (sobbing) I took a killer's car. I took a killer's gun. And I took the money from the bank. Help!

    • Lee: (to his dad) You feeling all right? (sighs) So that girl I told you about ... we're having a baby. And I will never hit it. ... I know I got your stuff, your DNA inside me. But I will never hit it.

    • Lynn: I have to start ordering some things. It could take three months to get this stuff delivered. And... (sighs) I just felt funny picking everything without you.
      Lee: Well, go ahead. Pick it without me. I mean, what you like I like. It's not like I'm gonna be sleeping in it.
      Lynn: I know you care. I know deep down you care about all of it.
      Lee: (smiling) Yeah.
      Lynn: You're not fooling me.
      Lee: Yeah, whatever you say.

  • NOTES (2)

    • International Air Dates:
      Australia: June 25th, 2009 on Channel Ten
      Latin America: October 26th, 2009 on Sony Entertainment Television (Canal Sony)
      Norway: February 23rd, 2010 on TV2
      Sweden: March 1st, 2010 on TV4+
      Finland: October 2nd, 2012 on Nelonen

    • Featured Music:
      "Waiting for a Girl Like You" by Foreigner (during the final scene, with Ms. Boddicker and Mr. Hitchens in the bank)
      "Por una Cabeza" by Carlos Gardel

  • ALLUSIONS (2)

    • The essential plot of this episode is very similar to that of the 1978 film The Silent Partner starring Elliott Gould and Christopher Plummer. In the film, a bank teller (Gould) learns in advance of a planned holdup and stashes away money, knowing that its loss will be attributed to the holdup.

    • Episode Title: The Talented Ms. Boddicker

      This is a play on The Talented Mr. Ripley, the title of a 1955 psychological thriller novel by Patricia Highsmith, which introduced the character of Tom Ripley, who appeared in several other novels by the same author. A 1999 film adaption was made, directed by Anthony Minghella and starring Matt Damon, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Jude Law.

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