Last night's episode of Medium was an interesting one. Allison (Patricia Arquette) woke with a song playing in her head, left over from a dream. The song was "I Will Survive" and it was playing very loud in her head, so loud she could not hear, unless people spoke very loudly. Her family's comments to her at breakfast were shown in sub-titles.
She went to the university campus to consult someone about it, but found the person was not working. She then left the building, still hearing the song, and began walking about the campus. The song noise lessened when she moved a certain way. She followed this change off the path where she was walking, and found a damaged IPod in the weeds. She checked the IPod and found the name of a young woman who had been reported missing earlier that day.
She had been asked to help find this young woman by her father and her priest, who were friends of her boss. When she shook hands with the priest, she heard the song even louder and sensed that he knew something about the girls' disappearance, but when she tried to tell her boss, he did not want to hear it.
She and husband Joe (Jake Weber) were to attend her sister's third wedding in another state and did not want to drive with all three children. They decided to fly, but Alison had a dream of the plane crashing, and Joe dead, hanging from a tree.
Joe tried to talk her out of canceling the flight, but then changed his mind when Bridget (Maria Lark) told him she had the same dream. They did end up driving to the wedding, but had to stop in a motel for the night, where baby Marie developed a fever. When Allison left to find a drugstore, her car broke down on a country road, which matched the scene in her dream about the plane crash.
She could find no one home at the farm house, but found in the barn a model train scenario, and a toy plane on the floor, which she stepped on and broke. When the table holding the trains began shaking, she heard someone calling for help, moved the table, and found the missing girl alive.
I missed the first episode of the new season last week, so was looking forward to seeing this one. I wasn't disappointed. This was as good as the first season eposodes. Well written and acted, with an interesting main plot, and the extremely well done and realistic secondary story of the family's life.
The children have grown, and are beautiful little girls. Maria Lark is delightful as Bridget, with her tangled blonde curls, big eyes, and wonderful husky voice. Baby Marie is beginning to talk, and said a few recognizable words in this episode. This baby girl is really beautiful, almost etherial.