Medium (season 4)

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Medium (season 4)
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Country of origin United States
No. of episodes 16
Original network NBC
Original release January 7 (2008-01-07) – May 12, 2008 (2008-05-12)
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The fourth season of Medium, an American television series, began January 7, 2008, and ended on May 12, 2008. It aired on NBC.


Allison is astonished when her world is turned upside down and her gifts are known to the world. After Manuel Devalos and Allison lose their jobs, her relationship with Scanlon is disrupted and she struggles to balance the ever growing media attention and the visions that haunt her. She meets Cynthia Keener (Anjelica Huston), who personally hires her to help solve crimes under the table. Somewhat of a skeptic, Cynthia has her doubts about Allison's abilities but continues to pay her for her services, however, Allison begins to have dreams about Cynthia's missing daughter. The missing case becomes present when another girl goes missing in the same manner. Allison and Cynthia work together to stop the killer and put her daughter's body to rest. In a shocking twist, Cynthia murders her daughter's killer and calls the cops, taking the consequences of her actions. Meanwhile, Joe meets his new partner at work, Megan Doyle (Kelly Preston), who begins to worry Allison when she comes onto Joe at work. But Megan's hidden intentions are revealed when she steals his idea for a new invention and he is forced to sell her the rights. At the end of the season, a sense of order is restored when the new District Attorney, Van Dyke, steps down when he is given a few months to live due to cancer. Manuel returns to the office. Allison gets her job back at the District Attorney's office and the relationship between her and Scanlon is mended.

Cast and characters[edit]

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Recurring cast[edit]

Episode list[edit]

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Title Directed by Written by Original air date U.S. viewers
61 1 "And Then" Aaron Lipstadt Glenn Gordon Caron January 7, 2008 (2008-01-07) 9.60[1]
Allison begins having disturbing dreams about a young boy snatched from a toy store while shopping with his dad. Unable to turn to Devalos or Scanlon for help, Allison calls Ameri-Tips, a company hired by the missing boy's family, and strikes an unusual deal with their intriguing investigator Cynthia Keener.
62 2 "But for the Grace of God" Peter Markle René Echevarria January 14, 2008 (2008-01-14) 9.51[2]
Allison is distressed by a vision of her daughter in a car crash, but helps Ameri-Tips find a local missing teenager.
63 3 "To Have and to Hold" Aaron Lipstadt Robert Doherty January 21, 2008 (2008-01-21) 10.02[3]
Joe's job search takes an unexpected turn when Joe has to rely on Allison to find his prospective employer's missing daughter in order to secure a job.
64 4 "Do You Hear What I Hear?" David Arquette Corey Reed & Travis Donnelly February 18, 2008 (2008-02-18) 8.45[4]
Allison completely loses her hearing when a wealthy, young deaf girl is kidnapped, so Joe steps in to assist her and investigator Cynthia Keener's actions on behalf of the parents.
65 5 "Girls Ain't Nothing but Trouble" Vincent Misiano Moira Kirland February 25, 2008 (2008-02-25) 7.61[5]
Allison's long-standing nemesis, defense attorney Larry Watt decides to use her powers to his advantage, for a change, by hiring her as a consultant. Unfortunately, Allison's dreams tell her that his client is guilty of killing his wife. Meanwhile, Devalos and Ariel individually start new ventures.
66 6 "Aftertaste" Miguel Sandoval Craig Sweeny March 3, 2008 (2008-03-03) 9.08[6]
Allison does her best to support Devalos' bid to reclaim the D.A.'s office, as her visions place his strongest political supporter and longtime friend Senator Jed Garrity in the center of a horrific conspiracy. Meanwhile, Bridgette has a dream about a persistent creditor, calling from a world away.
67 7 "Burn, Baby, Burn (Part I)" Leon Ichaso Javier Grillo-Marxuach March 10, 2008 (2008-03-10) 9.34[7]
When her mother-in-law Marjorie Dubois comes to visit, Allison learns the real reason why and struggles with her plea to not discuss it with Joe, the one person with whom she has no secrets. Meanwhile, Ameritips investigator Cynthia Keener hopes to nudge Allison’s gifts to her open cases. Later, an arson-related murder brings Allison, Devalos and Scanlon back together in an unexpected manner.
68 8 "Burn, Baby, Burn (Part II)" Vincent Misiano René Echevarria & Javier Grillo-Marxuach March 17, 2008 (2008-03-17) 10.07[8]
While struggling to keep her mother-in-law's secret from Joe, Allison attempts to find the link between her dreams, a case she's working on for Cynthia Keener, Devalos' arson-related murder case, and Ariel's prediction of the death of an acquaintance's mother.
69 9 "Wicked Game (Part I)" Peter Werner Diane Ademu-John March 24, 2008 (2008-03-24) 8.91[9]
Ameritips investigator Cynthia Keener has secrets from her past that Allison discovers while looking for a missing local girl. Meanwhile, Joe's relationship with Allison is tested when Bridgette's science class project sparks his imagination.
70 10 "Wicked Game (Part II)" Arlene Sanford Robert Doherty March 31, 2008 (2008-03-31) 9.65[10]
Cynthia and Allison investigate further into the kidnapping, while Allison still sees into Cynthia's past. After helping Bridgette with her science project, Joe gets a prediction from his middle daughter about his future finances.
71 11 "Lady Killer" Peter Werner Davah Feliz Avena April 7, 2008 (2008-04-07) 10.86[11]
Allison teams up with Scanlon to locate a dangerous "cougar" who is believed to be responsible for the savage murders of two young men. Meanwhile, as the campaign for local D.A. gets underway, Allison senses that someone close to Devalos is plotting against him. Rosanna Arquette guest stars in this episode as a writer who writes books for women who are searching for younger men.
72 12 "Partners in Crime" Vincent Misiano Robert Doherty & Craig Sweeny April 14, 2008 (2008-04-14) 9.76[12]
Venture capitalist Meghan Doyle likes what she sees when Joe makes a presentation on his new solar power-based invention to her investment firm. Meanwhile, FBI profiler Agent Edward Cooper tries to convince Allison he’s back in Phoenix to track down, not murder, another serial killer, but her dreams tell her a different story.
73 13 "A Cure for What Ails You" Arlene Sanford Corey Reed & Travis Donnelly April 21, 2008 (2008-04-21) 9.79[13]
Allison struggles to see the connection between several recent "accidental" deaths after experiencing visions of Scanlon and girlfriend Lynn DiNovi’s friend dying in a home mishap and a scary trip to the hospital herself. Meanwhile, Joe must find a cheap, inventive answer to Marie’s need for glasses after she inadvertently tricks the optometrist.
74 14 "Car Trouble" Peter Werner René Echevarria & Ralph Glenn Howard April 28, 2008 (2008-04-28) 9.68[14]
When Allison’s old automobile sputters and dies, Joe surprises her with an immaculate used car, after being tipped off to a great deal. Unfortunately, the Dubois family discovers that the car is at the center of a horrific, unsolved crime. Meanwhile, Allison meets Joe’s new business partner Meghan Doyle for the first time and begins to feel uneasy about the attractive venture capitalist.
75 15 "Being Joey Carmichael" Arlene Sanford Robert Doherty & Craig Sweeny May 5, 2008 (2008-05-05) 9.57[15]
Allison's visions help Scanlon get a lead on the person responsible for a meticulous, brutal hit on a wealthy local drug dealer, but both are confused when her dreams of a charming killer direct them to Joey Carmichael, a severely impaired man with a bullet lodged in his brain. Meanwhile, an awkward moment between venture capitalist Meghan Doyle and Joe could tear their business partnership apart.
76 16 "Drowned World" Aaron Lipstadt Moira Kirland May 12, 2008 (2008-05-12) 8.73[16]
Allison is asked to investigate whether a young couple's house is haunted and discovers that a baby drowned on the property long ago. After the wife dies of an apparent suicide, Allison discovers a strange connection between the two deaths. Meanwhile, Meghan and Joe end their partnership, and Devalos is reinstalled as DA, after Van Dyke's health prevents him from continuing in the position.


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