Season 4 Episode 3

To Have and to Hold

Aired Friday 8:00 PM Jan 21, 2008 on CBS
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Episode Summary

Joe brings a reluctant Allison with him to a party at a prospective employer's house. Later on, the employer's daughter disappears, leading Allison to connect her recent dreams about Paris to the disappearance. Now it's up to Allison to save the daughter, which coincidentally will also secure Joe a job.moreless

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  • A good twist and storyline.

    I personally liked this episode. The twist of the ex setting up an elaborate reproduction of the place where he was happiest - not his wife obviously - was expected, but still well intergrated into the episode.

    I'm still getting use to the change of dynamics of the show though with Alison being out of work. I do hope that while they keep the realism of this that they don't go overboard and make it a primary focus of the show as I like the mysteries that the show has always had - even some of the predictable ones. This one is worth a watch.moreless
  • great episode

    Joe goes for a job interview and his potential employer turns out to be married to a woman who happens to be a fan of Allison's psychic exploits. When Joe's new boss to be invites her to his house for dinner, Joe asks Allison to come along to help him get the job. When Joe and Allison goes to the party, Allison finds out that she's been having dreams about company owner's daughter. Allison says nothing to them for awhile, that's until the daughter goes missing the next day. it's a really cool episode, nobody gets killed on this episode, but it's still a very cool episode. i can't wait for the next one.moreless
  • The whole thing was an anti-climax.

    I love Joe. I worship at the altar of Joe-ness. Joe is my favourite character.

    But the whole thing was an anti-climax. Whilst I am greatful for more Joe-time, I think that this episode did not really go anywhere plot wise.

    Yes we had more character building for Joe, and now we know the parents no longer have to talk in whispers regarding a case on the off-chance one of their daughters will overhear. But please what was the point of this filler episode?

    What man is going to give up his business a big multi-million dollar business at that to spend more time with a grownup 30 year old daughter. Please.

    Where was Devalos? Why is it taking him so long to open his practice?moreless
  • Allison keeps dreaming.

    In a nutshell, Allison keeps dreaming about a woman's daughter whose husband may give hubby a job after all. To tell or not to tell about the dreams becomes deft when the daughter of the of the dreams disappears. The woman is incessant that Allison help find her daughter. The husband with the pending job offer is quite aloof about it. To make a long story short the daughter is found, thankfully, unharmed by Allison's dreams. Everything seems to be back on track except that the pending job goes up in smoke when the father sells the company right back to hubby's former employer. Good show.moreless
  • Same formula, same twists.

    This episode just seemed to contain the same formula for numerous other episodes, with the same type of plot twists. Don't take it the wrong way though, at least they didn't try to deviate too much and go for something new and then totally fail. Quite the contrary, the episode was still entertaining, and the fact that Allison was working for her husband (in a way) was really funny. Maybe from now on he will try to be more understanding about the fact that she can't pick and choose her dreams.

    Overall though the episode did keep me begging for something new and more. It really didn't add anything else to the series in terms of creativity or subplot, and really it's a stand alone episode. I just hope the amp up their game for following episodes.moreless
Michael Gross

Michael Gross

Peter Barrister

Guest Star

Gabriel Olds

Gabriel Olds

Kent Henley

Guest Star

Kathleen Early

Kathleen Early

Melissa Barrister

Guest Star

Miranda Carabello

Miranda Carabello

Marie DuBois

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (3)

    • Allison: (awakening from a dream) An American couple in Paris. The wife ended up stabbing the husband through the hand with a corkscrew. (Joe gives her a weird look.) I don't know what to tell you, I don't think 'em up.

    • Joe: (returning from the party with Allison) Admit it. That's the most fun you've had with your clothes on in a long time.

    • Bridgette: Can you give me a clue?
      Ariel: It's a math problem doofus.
      Bridgette: Aww. So?
      Ariel: So, there are no clues in math. You either know the answer or you don't.

  • NOTES (4)

    • International Air Dates:
      The Netherlands: March 2nd, 2008 on Net 5
      Sweden: April 17th, 2008 on TV4
      Norway: May 20th, 2008 on TV2
      Australia: June 9th, 2008 on Network 10
      United Kingdom: September 17th, 2008 on BBC1
      Czech Republic: March 23rd, 2009 on Prima
      Finland: October 14th, 2009 on Nelonen

    • Although credited, Miguel Sandoval (D.A. Manuel Devalos) does not appear in this episode.

    • Miranda Carabello (Marie DuBois) was not credited during the NBC airing of this episode in the U.S., but she was credited during the episode's airing on CTV in Canada. This is most likely due to the fact that she appeared on the episode but had no speaking role.

    • Featured Music:
      "I'm Not In Love" by 10cc