The Best Episodes of Medium

Last Updated: Jun 3, 2019

A chilling drama series inspired by the real-life story of research medium Allison Dubois. Allison, a strong-willed young mother of three, a devoted wife and law student begins to suspect that she can talk to dead people, see the future in her dreams and read people's thoughts. Fearing for her mental health, she turns for support to her husband, Joe, an aerospace engineer, who slowly comes to believe that what his wife is telling him just might be true. The real challenge is convincing her boss – and the other doubters in the criminal justice system -- that her psychic abilities can give them the upper hand.

Bring Me the Head of Oswaldo Castillo (1)

#1 - Bring Me the Head of Oswaldo Castillo (1)

Season 5 - Episode 19

Allison finds out she has a brain tumor and must get surgery to get rid of it, but then has a dream that the surgery will take away her dreams after dreaming that Castillo is going to kill Joe and the girls.

star 8.01
70 votes
Directors: Arlene Sanford
Writers: Craig Sweeny, Robert Doherty
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Wicked Game (2)

#2 - Wicked Game (2)

Season 4 - Episode 10

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.

star 7.96
75 votes
Directors: Arlene Sanford
Writers: Robert Doherty
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Me Without You

#3 - Me Without You

Season 7 - Episode 13

When Allison becomes a lawyer and Joe starts a new job, the Dubois family is forever changed on the series finale of Medium.

star 7.96
96 votes
Directors: Peter Werner
Writers: Craig Sweeny, Robert Doherty, Glenn Gordon Caron
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In Sickness and Adultery

#4 - In Sickness and Adultery

Season 1 - Episode 5

Allison seeks Catherine's (the psychic she talked to in "Pilot") help after learning that Joe has scheduled a biopsy exam. The psychic gives her a strange message that later comes back to haunt Allison. A case about the homicide of a police officer takes a shocking turn when Allison dreams where the murder weapon is located and is then called to the stand to testify how she obtained the information. Meanwhile, Allison fears that Joe is having an affair when he repeatedly comes home late from work.

star 7.88
157 votes
Directors: Aaron Lipstadt
Writers: Michael Angeli
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Time Out of Mind

#5 - Time Out of Mind

Season 2 - Episode 3

Allison dreams that she's a woman who's been committed to a mental institution in 1959. After viewing taped sessions from the clinic, Allison discovers that the woman from her dream had made claims of being Allison DuBois, living in 2005.

star 7.85
114 votes
Directors: Arliss Howard
Writers: Robert Doherty
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A Couple of Choices

#6 - A Couple of Choices

Season 1 - Episode 3

Allison has a dream of a husband and wife committing a murder/suicide. D.A. Devalos introduces her to a friend of his, Detective Lee Scanlon, who's sister and brother in-law's deaths were also ruled a murder/suicide, and sees a connection. After learning about Allison's methods of investigation, Scanlon decides he doesn't want her help.

star 7.84
174 votes
Directors: Jeff Bleckner
Writers: Michael Angeli, Glenn Gordon Caron
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Coded

#7 - Coded

Season 1 - Episode 9

Allison's daughter Ariel dreams that she is a young girl named Sarah being held captive by an ogre in a castle. While Joe agonizes over the possibility that both of his daughters have inherited their mother's psychic abilities, Allison tries to help Ariel and interpret the dream. However, Allison's advice provokes Ariel to run away from a field trip in order to follow up a clue.

star 7.83
127 votes
Directors: Bill L. Norton
Writers: Moira Kirland
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Pilot

#8 - Pilot

Season 1 - Episode 1

Joe tries to prove that Allison's dreams are stress related by sending descriptions of them to law enforcement agencies. However, when one of her dreams matches a homicide in Texas, his attempt is thwarted.

star 7.83
205 votes
Writers: Glenn Gordon Caron
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Aftertaste

#9 - Aftertaste

Season 4 - Episode 6

Devalos tries to reclaim the D.A.'s office. Allison's support of Devalos is tested when she has visions of Senator Jed Garrity, Devalos' strongest political supporter, involved in a horrible conspiracy.

star 7.83
70 votes
Directors: Miguel Sandoval
Writers: Craig Sweeny
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When Push Comes to Shove (2)

#10 - When Push Comes to Shove (2)

Season 2 - Episode 1

While Capt. Push lingers between life and death, Allison struggles to decipher confusing messages from the other side in an attempt to stop a serial killer before he claims his next victim.

star 7.82
127 votes
Directors: Aaron Lipstadt
Writers: Glenn Gordon Caron
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Jump Start

#11 - Jump Start

Season 1 - Episode 7

Allison investigates the supposed suicide of a girl who was dating D.A. Larry Watt's son Greg. When the girl's body is found in a ravine, new evidence is presented that implicates the defense attorney. Meanwhile, Joe is concerned about one of his colleagues after Allison has a premonition of the colleague having a heart attack.

star 7.81
138 votes
Writers: Melinda Hsu
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Everything Comes To A Head

#12 - Everything Comes To A Head

Season 3 - Episode 22

In the third season finale, Allison's life, along with the lives of her family, is uprooted as her psychic abilities are revealed to the public. Allison must now find a way to catch the "recapitator" serial killer on her own, as she can no longer turn to Devalos or Scanlon for help.

star 7.80
66 votes
Writers: Ken Schefler
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Drowned World

#13 - Drowned World

Season 4 - Episode 16

In the fourth season finale, Allison tries to help a young couple who thinks their house is haunted, but her efforts result in murder. Meanwhile, Meghan Doyle tries to sell her controlling interest in Joe's invention and Joe tries to save his own stake in it. Also, the election between Devalos and Tom Van Dyke takes place.

star 7.79
71 votes
Directors: Aaron Lipstadt
Writers: Moira Kirland
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Wicked Game (1)

#14 - Wicked Game (1)

Season 4 - Episode 9

While working to locate a missing local girl, Allison learns about secrets from Cynthia Keener's past. Meanwhile, Joe's relationship with Allison is tested after Bridgette's science class project sparks his imagination.

star 7.79
68 votes
Directors: Peter Werner
Writers: Diane Ademu-John
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Car Trouble

#15 - Car Trouble

Season 4 - Episode 14

Allison meets Meghan Doyle, Joe's new business partner. Meanwhile, her old car stops working and Joe surprises her with a nice looking used car. The car ends up being the center of a horrible unsolved crime though.

star 7.79
71 votes
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Joe Day Afternoon

#16 - Joe Day Afternoon

Season 3 - Episode 17

Time is of the essence when a disgruntled worker with nothing to lose takes Joe and three others hostage. Allison and Ariel are plagued by an overwhelming feeling of dread, as police mobilize to bring the hostage situation to an end.

star 7.78
74 votes
Directors: Aaron Lipstadt
Writers: Ken Schefler
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When Push Comes to Shove (1)

#17 - When Push Comes to Shove (1)

Season 1 - Episode 16

After somehow seeing Capt. Kenneth Push in a vision at a murder scene, Allison calls upon his assistance to find a serial killer. However, the only way Capt. Push can help is by literally putting his life on the line.

star 7.78
114 votes
Directors: Aaron Lipstadt
Writers: Chris Dingess
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Burn Baby Burn (2)

#18 - Burn Baby Burn (2)

Season 4 - Episode 8

Allison tries to find the link between Ariel's prediction of a classmate's mother's death, dreams related to her case with Cynthia, and Devalos' murder case. She also must try to keep her mother-in-law Marjorie's secret hidden from Joe.

star 7.78
65 votes
Directors: Vincent Misiano
Writers: Rene Echevarria, Javier Grillo-Marxuach
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Partners in Crime

#19 - Partners in Crime

Season 4 - Episode 12

When Joe presents his new solar power-based invention to an investment firm, he piques the interest of venture capitalist Meghan Doyle. Meanwhile, FBI profiler agent Edward Cooper claims his return to Phoenix is to track down another serial killer, but Allison's dreams tell her otherwise.

star 7.77
65 votes
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Do You Hear What I Hear

#20 - Do You Hear What I Hear

Season 4 - Episode 4

A young deaf girl is kidnapped, causing Allison to completely lose her hearing. With Allison at a loss, Joe decides to help her and Cynthia Keener investigate the kidnapping.

star 7.77
72 votes
Directors: David Arquette
Writers: Travis Donnelly, Corey Reed
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Be Kind, Rewind

#21 - Be Kind, Rewind

Season 3 - Episode 3

Allison dreams about the same day over and over again. Each time she finds more important clues. Joe tries to get affection from Allison. Ariel has problems at school.

star 7.77
84 votes
Directors: Aaron Lipstadt
Writers: Ken Schefler
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How to Kill a Good Guy

#22 - How to Kill a Good Guy

Season 7 - Episode 4

While investigating a missing girl's murder, Allison experiences more friction with Scanlon after finding a possible link to his late brother. Also, Ariel deals with her siblings' reactions to her leaving for college.

star 7.77
86 votes
Directors: Aaron Lipstadt
Writers: Michael Narducci
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There Will Be Blood...Type A

#23 - There Will Be Blood...Type A

Season 6 - Episode 17

Allison and her daughters dream of the same mysterious girl who may be linked to the bizarre serial murders of entire families. Joe and his boss find themselves at odds while working on a major project.

star 7.76
80 votes
Directors: Arlene Sanford
Writers: Jordan Rosenberg
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Being Joey Carmichael

#24 - Being Joey Carmichael

Season 4 - Episode 15

Allison has dreams that help Scanlon in his search to find out who killed a wealthy local drug dealer. Allison and Scanlon are dumbfounded when Allison's dreams lead them to a severely impaired man with a bullet stuck in his brain. Meanwhile, Joe's partnership with Meghan Doyle is put in jeopardy.

star 7.76
74 votes
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New Terrain

#25 - New Terrain

Season 6 - Episode 7

When Allison's car is wrecked, the SUV she rents turns out to have some unusual features, including a satellite radio that allows her to hear other people's conversations.

star 7.75
73 votes
Directors: Arlene Sanford
Writers: Steve Lichtman
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