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Season 3 Episode 10

Very Merry Maggie

Aired Friday 8:00 PM Jan 31, 2007 on CBS
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Episode Summary

Allison has visions of an abusive father and his young son, who seeks comfort from his pain from a talking doll. The doll might be sending evil messages to the child though. Meanwhile, Devalos asks Allison to help him with a family issue.

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  • great episode

    Allison dreams about a young boy who beats up his son. The young boy seeks refuge to his friendship with a doll who maybe ordering him to do things. It's a really creepy episode along the lines of chucky, but better than chucky. Joe is having problems at work when he finds out that he maybe having chicken pox. It's a great episode, the writers came up will a cool episode this week. The talking doll looked really creepy and works out as a good plotline as well. i really enjoyed watching this one. I had a really good time watching it.moreless
  • Best Episode Ever?

    The Medium episode Very Merry Maggie was arguably the best episode of Medium. The opening dream was cool yt very creepy. I persnally love the Living Doll episode of The Twilight Zone so this wasa treat. But they made the episodr realistic because the doll never talked it as jsut the subconcious mind of the kid. Also the subplot with Manny Devalos was awesome and very touchong. Best Episode Ever? I think so!moreless
  • This one had a very childlike tone and yet a hint of a horror and something that maybe silly but needs to be taken seriously!

    Scary talking dolls! uhh one think I've tried to avoid a lot. I for never belived that things such as toys or an inanimated object doesn't have some type of arwanceness. Still abuse really is a bad dieseas. We are what are parents and those around us make. I feel said for the DA because even though he knows Allison can talk with the dead a part of him can't talk to his daughter so she can't do it. I think all that is daughter wanted was for her father to know yes she took her life but he shouldn't be angry about it. Once he finally conffessed how she done it and how it hurt him she sent her parents a message. It fits with my saying, "True love is like a red rose blooming in winter snow it so storng not even the winter cold can kill it," She saying with those flowers that she loves them and she is sorry for the pain she caused. For Joe he should be worried about the chicken pox. An adult can die from them!moreless
Diane Venora

Diane Venora

Sarah-Jane Levitt

Guest Star

Tim Hopper

Tim Hopper

Michael Levitt

Guest Star

Roxanne Hart

Roxanne Hart

Lily Devalos

Guest Star

Miranda Carabello

Miranda Carabello

Marie DuBois

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • Devalos' wife said it has been six years since their daughter's suicide. Manny later tells Allison that it happened only two and a half years before Allison started working for him - that adds up to only five years.

  • QUOTES (4)

    • Allison: What if I told you I wasn't gonna say anything to the District Attorney?
      Joe: About your suspicion that a homicidal doll helped a six-year-old, 65 pound boy kill a full-grown adult male? I'd say that's an absolutely prudent course of action.

    • Allison: I know it sounds bizarre! That point is not lost on me!
      Scanlon: So there's this killer doll...
      Allison: I didn't say that! What I'm saying is I saw another child kill her father! It seemed the doll - seemed to be the mastermind. Even made it look like a mishap like the Levitt killing!
      Scanlon: The Levitt accident. (Allison glares at him) The mastermind - cool. Any sense of where this may have happened? I could send some men down to the mall, we could round up some Ken, some Barbie, some Cabbage Patches - one of those little bastards is bound to know something.

    • Joe Doll: Honey, I really think you're overreacting here.
      Allison Doll: Overreacting?! We're dolls! All of us.
      Joe Doll: Al, honestly, everything is as it's always been. I have no idea what you're talking about.
      Allison Doll: I'm talking about the fact that you're six inches tall, and your face is made of plastic! I am talking… about the fact that if I stripped off all those doll clothes you're wearing, I'd find a smooth little nub, where your boy parts are supposed to be!

    • Scanlon: (to Allison, sarcastically) Be careful. That Raggedy Ann may look out of shape but she'll kick your ass in a fight.

  • NOTES (4)


    • Scanlon: We could round up some Ken, some Barbie, and some Cabbage Patches ...

      Barbie and Ken are best-selling dolls made by Mattel, Inc. They were originally based on dolls discovered in Germany by Ruth Handler, the wife of Elliot Handler, one of the co-founders of Mattel. The design of the doll was reworked from the German example, then named after Handler's daughter, Barbara. Barbie made her debut at the American International Toy Fair on March 9th, 1959. The Ken doll was introduced as a companion for Barbie in 1961 and they have since had a long and varied romance.

      Cabbage Patch Kids were originally available at local craft shows in Cleveland, Georgia, and caught the attention of toy maker Coleco who began mass producing them in 1983. The quirk with the dolls was that they were all slightly different, and as such were not bought, but "adopted". Each one even came with its own birth certificate, signed by the doll's creator, Xavier Roberts. At the height of the craze, it was not unusual for fights to break out amongst parents attempting to procure one of these dolls for their children.