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Medium: CBS Airs the Last Episode; What Did You Think?

MediumTonight, CBS aired the final episode of Medium. After seven seasons and 130 episodes, it was time to say goodbye to Allison DuBois (Patricia Arquette), her husband Joe (Jake Weber), their children and friends. The series finale of Medium is called “Me Without You.”

As the episode begins, we see Allison having an evening phone conversation with Joe who’s at the start of a flight home from Hawaii. Later, Allison is awoken by another call from Joe. His flight is arriving early and then it hits turbulence, and crashes into the ocean. The episode flashes forward seven years and we learn that Joe indeed died. Allison is now a lawyer involved in a big drug case. Her boss, the district attorney, is killed by the leader of a drug cartel who’s on trial. Manuel Devalos (Miguel Sandoval) is the mayor and Lee Scanlon (David Cubitt) is the chief of detectives.

Allison begins to dream about Joe and realizes that he’s actually been alive in Mexico with amnesia. The drug lord has been using him to transport narcotics across the border. She ultimately decides to throw the case so that she can reunite with her husband. She and daughter Marie drive to Mexico and she is reunited with him, finally.

Unfortunately, it’s a dream. She awakes back in the present and Joe is there, as a ghost. He did die in the crash and he tried to send a message to Allison about how good her life will still be, even without him. Unfortunately, her mind couldn’t accept it and concocted a way for him to still be alive. Joe tells her how much he loves her and that the loss will hurt for a long time but it will get better. Though she pleads for him to stay, he needs to go.

The scene flashes forward to 41 years later. We see a very old Allison, surrounded by photos of her children and grandchildren. She dies peacefully. Allison appears as her younger self and looks at her now dead body. Joe appears to her, just as he had been. He waited, of course. She asks, “Do I get a kiss?” He replies, “From now, until the end of time.” The two embrace and kiss. They are together, forever more.

The episode ends with brief scenes from the show’s seven year history and each castmember silently saying goodbye to the camera and faithful viewers.

What do you think? Was this a satisfying conclusion to Medium? What did you like or dislike about it?

 

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anon February 26, 2015 at 2:43 pm

I never watched this show when it was on tv. I recently “binge watched” over the past few weeks, the entire 7 seasons. I think the last episode was a major disappointment. How many shows before this have used the dream theme to wrap up years of a previously good show? The answer is too many. There was Rosanne, who claimed the entire 9th season was a dream (because it sucked so bad). There was one of those night time soaps I never watched, I think it was Dallas, although it could just as well have been Dynasty. My point is that it is hardly an original idea and a major cop out. I thought writers were paid to come up with original and thoughtful ideas. Boring.

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Siren February 24, 2015 at 3:46 pm

The last episode where in the spirit of medium. But I have som questions:
1. What happend whit Bridget, Lee and Devalos?
2. Why did Allison turn into her young self, that have never happened in the show before?
3. What was that last line: The real Allison and Joe lived whit there family in Southernsomething.. Did Joe not die? Did they in death live that life?
Please, somebody tell me the answers to this question.. I´m left with more questions then I started with…

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Madison August 25, 2014 at 10:46 am

Just watched the first ep to the last over the last 5/6 weeks and just finished the last ep and could not stop crying (i would of cried no matter what, I hate last episodes). I get why they killed Joe off but :'(
I just put friends on to make me happier. until i get to that finale then Ill be sad again.

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jj June 20, 2014 at 9:42 am

WHY JOE !!!!!!!!!!!

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Angela Springer March 22, 2014 at 8:42 pm

That Joe died he was a great dad and husband

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Tani April 14, 2013 at 12:05 am

I LOVED Medium more than almost any show on TV ever. And that’s over many, many years. I have no idea why good shows don’t last and trash continues to be shoved down our thoats. The last episode of Medium was fine, very touching but it should not have been the last episode. So many people loved this show. Why did it have to end?

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