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Season 4 Episode 10

Wicked Game (2)

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Aired Friday 8:00 PM Mar 31, 2008 on CBS
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A shocking and brutal conclusion awaits Allison and Cynthia as they delve into the decade-old case of the kidnapping and murder of Cynthia's daughter. Meanwhile, Joe tries to get funding for a new invention and Bridgette predicts good fortunes for her dad.

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  • This review might have spoilers … Not my favourite storyline because I don't believe that death is a punishment....

    8.3
    Not my favourite storyline because I don't believe that death is a punishment. Death is a release. In order for a person to pay, they need to live, and they need to live long … very long … rotting away in a prison. Ah, well, but that is just me I guess. It was well written anyway and I liked the side story with the invention and all. However, another down side of this episode is that we'll have no more Anjelica. Ok, I knew she was a guest star and that she would leave with a bang but … ah well . . . All in all a good two parter episode; rather predictable again from the beginning though, (I've seen too many movies I guess) but it was good. And a decent farewell to a very good guest star! Bye bye Anjelica :(moreless
  • Awesome episode!

    10
    I would have to say this episode is amazing!! This episode was so well put together and the acting was increadible! I just loved everything about this episode. It was an emotional episode to watch. These are my favourite parts: When Allison had a dream about Cynthia and Suzie saying good-bye... That was sad but especially the ending! That made me cry. It was such a beutiful ending, with the music in the background too! I didn't know where Cynthia was until she started to talk about her past when Suzie was alive and how she had the weight of the world on her shoulders, she was trying to make it through the week and how girls at school were bullying Suzie and how she had to stand up for her herself... And now I finally have... (Just when she couldn't prove that the woman killed her daughter and faked the whole rap and kidnapping thing just made it more intense. She tryed her hardest to find out who did this to her daughter, but she knew deep inside that the woman had something to do with Suzie's death). And then Allison asked who's house this was... And no response. So she went in and saw Suzie's killer on the ground and the song " Thing about love" by Alicia Keys came on and Cynthia asked Allison if she could stay/wait with her. And in the background you could hear the sirens of police cars and ambulence. OMG soooo sad but an increadible episode!moreless
  • I have to say that I'm getting a bit tired of the writer's having Joe or Cynthia Keener doubt Allison, or think she's confused, or think they've figured anything out that she is continuing to have dreams about.moreless

    10
    In the prior episode, Alison kept dreaming about what had happened to Cynthia's daughter, Susie, 10 years ago, but when the other woman (Joanna Wheeler) in that dream turns out to be one of the victims of another kidnapping, in present time, who overpowers the kidnapper and kills him, Cynthia is convinced Allison is confused again. But she's wrong about that, as we discover in this conclusion episode. Allison's first dream reveals that the supposed victim, Joanna, was actually one of the perpetrators of the abduction and murder of Cynthia's daughter, though it takes a few more dreams, one of which leads to finding Susie's remains in a lake, to convince Cynthia that Allison is right about Joanna. When the man who had been Joanna's accomplice calls Cynthia to confess, and then is found dead, both Allison and Cynthia realize her daughter's murderer has eliminated the only evidence/person that could incriminate her.

    In the end, what could Cynthia Keener do but take her justice served cold by killing Joanna herself, then calling Allison to come sit on the porch waiting for the police to arrive?

    This may well have been the best episode of Medium ever, and I am very sad to see Anjelica Huston end her guest appearances, as far as we know. She has been a fantastic addition to the show, and a superb source of validation for Allison. Huston and Arquette have done great work to make this series much richer, and even more emotionally gripping. I will be stunned if the season finale can top this episode.moreless
  • The second part of a two part episode - invariably one of the best shows written thus far!

    9.7
    This show picks up where the first part ended, the dreams about Cynthia's daughter. Cynthia no longer doubts Allison's dreams or visions and is as determined as ever to find out what happened to her daughter all those years ago. She tries everything she can muster to get the suspects to crack, to no avail.



    Meanwhile, Joe takes Brigette's advice and goes to the bank for money. She dreams of a white haired man that will give Joe money thus saving the girls' college trust fund from needing to be used to pay for his invention.



    The ending was a shocker, a complete surprise...moreless
  • great episode

    10
    Continuing the story from part 1, Allison might have figured out what happened to Cynthia Keener's daughter. Bridgette dreams of a man who gives Joe a lot of money. Allison gets a dream of Cynthia's daughter all the time, each dream leads her to something new. Cynthia couldn't make a sense of what's happening in her dreams. This is a really exciting episode, the story of Cythia's daughter is the real hook of the plot. Each minute had something in it, no scene was wasted on senseless dialogue. I really had a good time watching this, I can't wait for the next one.moreless
Sarah Drew

Sarah Drew

Suzie Keener

Guest Star

Lily Rabe

Lily Rabe

Joanna Wheeler

Guest Star

Steven Flynn

Steven Flynn

Peter Connolly

Guest Star

Anjelica Huston

Anjelica Huston

Cynthia Keener

Recurring Role

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  • QUOTES (5)

    • Cynthina Keener: (talking about her daugther) ... It was my job to look out for her. It was my job to stand up for her. (whispers) And now I finally have.
      Allison: (after a long pause) Cynthia, whose house is this?

    • Joe: Fifteen grand, fifteen freakin' grand - just for fallin' on my ass. I think I've found my new calling. I'm gonna be the guy that falls down in banks for a living. Someday I'll branch out. Maybe I'll fall down in grocery stores, maybe even malls.
      Allison: Too bad you didn't crack your skull open. Maybe you could have gotten the whole thirty grand you were looking for.

    • Allison: You know, for a faithful manservant you have an uncanny knack for putting things in perspective.
      Joe: You should see me do windows.

    • Allison: (after discovering Cynthia killed her daughter's murderer) What can I do for you Cynthia? How can I help?
      Cynthia: Just hold my hand ... and wait with me.

    • Cynthia: (to Joanna Wheeler) Don't play innocent with me you little monster.

  • NOTES (5)

    • International Air Dates:
      The Netherlands: April 20th, 2008 on Net 5
      Australia: May 15th, 2008 on Network 10
      Norway: August 5th, 2008 on TV2
      Sweden: November 6th, 2008 on TV4
      Czech Republic: April 1st, 2009 on Prima
      Finland: March 14th, 2011 on Nelonen

    • Anjelica Huston is billed as "Special Guest Star" in this episode.

    • Featured Music:
      "The Thing About Love" by Alicia Keys (in the scene with Cynthia and Suzie and again at the end of the episode with Cynthia and Allison)

    • Although credited, Miguel Sandoval (Devalos) and Sofia Vassilieva (Ariel) do not appear in this episode.

    • The original broadcast of this episode aired on the evening of Sunday, March 30, 2008 on Canada's CTV, one night before the official United States NBC premiere.

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