Medium (season 5)

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Medium (season 5)
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"See the World Through Her Eyes"
Country of origin United States
No. of episodes 19
Release
Original network NBC
Original release February 2 (2009-02-02) – June 1, 2009 (2009-06-01)
Season chronology
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List of Medium episodes

The fifth season of Medium, an American television series, began February 2, 2009, and ended on June 1, 2009. It aired on NBC.

Plot[edit]

Season 5 gets off to a better start for the DuBois family. Allison gets her job back working for the DA, while Joe gets hired by a greedy entrepreneur who wants and expects Allison to dream up winning stock prices. Allison finds herself being stalked by a deranged fanatic and gets the job opportunity of a lifetime, but it's for the boss whose son is a serial killer so they can keep her quiet since she works for the DA. Meanwhile, Cynthia Keener makes one more appearance in this season trying to help a girl that was raped and kidnapped years earlier only to do exactly the same thing to the guy who kidnapped her turns the tables on him and gets his wife, but Ms. Keener while still in prison for killing her daughter's killer helps Allison save the young woman. Enzo Rossi the real life son of Patricia Arquette plays a character in the episode A Person of Interest. Unfortunately, the season ends on a bad turn, Allison discovers she has a brain tumor located in her brain stem, but puts off her surgery to catch two bad guys, one working for Devalos and the other in a drug cartel. NBC renewed the show for its 6th season, but canceled it at the last minute, but CBS who owns the rights to it picked it up within 24 hours after NBC canceled it.

Cast and characters[edit]

Main cast[edit]

Recurring cast[edit]

Episode list[edit]

No. in
series
No. in
season
Title Directed by Written by Original air date U.S. viewers
(millions)
77 1 "Soul Survivor" Aaron Lipstadt Craig Sweeny & Robert Doherty February 2, 2009 (2009-02-02) 8.56[1]
Allison tries to help Devalos find the murderer of his friend's sister, however, her visions point toward the friend's husband who was killed in a car crash two years ago.
78 2 "Things to Do in Phoenix When You're Dead" Aaron Lipstadt Diane Ademu-John February 9, 2009 (2009-02-09) 7.89[2]
Allison dreams of murder and blackmail, in which the only witness is a ghost. Pursuing the ghost to seek his help, she finds that he is alive. Meanwhile, Ariel has a weird reaction to her health assignment.
79 3 "A Person of Interest" Patricia Arquette Robert Doherty & Craig Sweeny February 16, 2009 (2009-02-16) 8.97[3]
While working on a crime, Allison becomes obsessed with mechanical engineering. Meanwhile, Joe has his colleague over for dinner.
80 4 "About Last Night" Aaron Lipstadt Ken Schefler February 23, 2009 (2009-02-23) 8.43[4]
Allison wakes up under a highway overpass clutching a mysterious note in one hand and has no recollection of the last six hours of her life. She later finds a woman's hand in her purse and begins to think she may have killed someone during those six hours. Ariel applies for her learner's permit.
81 5 "A Taste of Her Own Medicine" Ronald L. Schwary Moira Kirland March 2, 2009 (2009-03-02) 7.26[5]
Allison attempts to help find the daughter of Devalos' friends, who seemed to have simply left town. Meanwhile Joe finds out that he is suffering from sleep deprivation, and Scanlon and Lynn's relationship takes an unexpected turn.
82 6 "Apocalypse, Now?" Larry Teng Michael Narducci March 9, 2009 (2009-03-09) 7.13[6]
Allison begins preparing for the end of the world, as exposed to her through her dreams. She soon realizes that the man she believed to be the only one to survive the apocalyse is involved in a family massacre.
83 7 "A Necessary Evil" Vincent Misiano Matt Witten March 23, 2009 (2009-03-23) 6.64[7]
Allison teams up with the ghost of FBI Agent Cooper in order to catch a criminal, but she suspects Agent Cooper is once again up to no good. When Agent Cooper decides Allison is more trouble than she's worth he turns against her.
84 8 "Truth Be Told" Ernest Dickerson Travis Donnelly & Corey Reed March 30, 2009 (2009-03-30) 7.27[8]
Allison gains the ability to know when people are lying and with this ability discovers that a couple murdered their friends; the only problem is there is no evidence to support her claim.
85 9 "All in the Family" Peter Werner Diane Ademu-John & Gary Tieche April 6, 2009 (2009-04-06) 7.17[9]
Allison works on what seems to be an ordinary missing person's case; however, Allison suspects the victim's children may have something to do with her disappearance. Meanwhile Joe's sister shows up looking for a place to stay after discovering that her husband is cheating on her.
86 10 "Then and Again" Larry Teng Travis Donnelly & Corey Reed April 13, 2009 (2009-04-13) 7.65[10]
Allison wakes up five years in the past, at which point she has never met Devalos and is nine months pregnant. In the year 2004 she attempts to convince her future boss that he is currently convicting an innocent man.
87 11 "The Devil Inside (Part I)" Peter Werner Diane Ademu-John April 20, 2009 (2009-04-20) 7.34[11]
Allison is being stalked by a man who believes that it is his duty to end her life in the name of God. This soon puts her entire family at risk and they are forced into a home lockdown.
88 12 "The Devil Inside (Part II)" Peter Werner Michael Narducci April 27, 2009 (2009-04-27) 6.71[12]
Allison is no longer able to trust her dreams because the ghost of a madman has jumped into her mind and is turning all of her dreams into nightmares.
89 13 "How to Make a Killing in Big Business (Part I)" Arlene Sanford & Robert Doherty Michael Narducci & Craig Sweeny May 4, 2009 (2009-05-04) 7.24[13]
Allison is recruited by a Fortune 500 company to predict business trends. However, she continues to dream about a case she was working on in the DA's office.
90 14 "How to Make a Killing in Big Business (Part II)" Arlene Sanford & Robert Doherty Michael Narducci & Craig Sweeny May 4, 2009 (2009-05-04) 7.24[13]
Allison is recruited by a Fortune 500 company to predict business trends. However, she continues to dream about a case she was working on in the DA's office. The company founder Douglas Lydecker (David Morse) is threatening Allison with suing her to poverty if she reveals her dreams for the police.
91 15 "How to Make a Killing in Big Business (Part III)" Miguel Sandoval Davah Avena May 11, 2009 (2009-05-11) 6.40[14]
Allison holds a dark secret and Ariel has dreams that indicate her teacher may be in grave danger.
92 16 "The Man in the Mirror" Aaron Lipstadt Travis Donnelly & Corey Reed May 11, 2009 (2009-05-11) 7.30[14]
When Allison suddenly goes into a coma, her spirit ends up in the body of a middle-aged man (Jeffrey Tambor), who insists on living with Joe and the children.
93 17 "The First Bite Is the Deepest" Patricia Arquette Diane Ademu-John May 18, 2009 (2009-05-18) 6.56[15]
Cynthia Keener returns, asking Allison to help find a missing friend of hers. Allison is also asked by a real estate mogul to help find his missing wife. In the meantime, Joe struggles with what to do when offered a position that would require a move to San Diego.
94 18 "The Talented Ms. Boddicker" Aaron Lipstadt Michael Narducci May 25, 2009 (2009-05-25) 7.86[16]
Allison dreams about and then meets a quirky bank teller, Mrs. Boddicker who apparently predicted her bank's recent robbery. Meanwhile, Joe's new job in San Diego puts a strain on the family and Allison must learn to cope in his absence.
95 19 "Bring Me the Head of Oswaldo Castillo" Arlene Sanford Robert Doherty & Craig Sweeny June 1, 2009 (2009-06-01) 7.41[17]
Allison dreams of a future where an unfamiliar man is comforting her after the loss of her entire family. She later meets the same unfamiliar man in her waking life while investigating a case and thus fears her awful dream will soon come true. After headaches and other symptoms, Allison is diagnosed with a brain tumor. She postpones her surgery to continue dreaming, getting information leading to the arrest her family's "killer" before they are killed. The surgery delay results in a stroke, which despite the successful surgery, leaves her comatose. The season ends with doubts about her survival.

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