The BEST Episodes of Medium

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Oct 9, 2021

Network: CBS

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.

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Time Out of Mind

#1 - Time Out of Mind

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 3, 2005

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 8.20
389 votes
Directors: Arliss Howard
Writers: Robert Doherty
The One Behind the Wheel

#2 - The One Behind the Wheel

Season 3 - Episode 12 - Aired Feb 14, 2007

Waking up from a dream that allows a mysterious woman calling herself Sandra to take possession of her body, Allison is freaked out and sneaks out of the house. Joe seeks Scanlon's help when her new identity refuses to leave her body.

star 8.19
319 votes
Directors: Leon Ichaso
Writers: Diane Ademu-John
Whatever Possessed You

#3 - Whatever Possessed You

Season 3 - Episode 16 - Aired Mar 28, 2007

Devalos is investigating the death of one of his close friends and gets help from Allison, who's been having disturbing dreams about a young woman who appears to be possessed. Meanwhile, Joe talks with his boss to see if he can lead the company's next big project.

star 8.19
306 votes
Directors: Miguel Sandoval
Writers: Robert Doherty
Burn Baby Burn (2)

#4 - Burn Baby Burn (2)

Season 4 - Episode 8 - Aired Mar 17, 2008

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 8.12
226 votes
Directors: Vincent Misiano
Writers: Javier Grillo-Marxuach, Rene Echevarria
Bring Me the Head of Oswaldo Castillo

#5 - Bring Me the Head of Oswaldo Castillo

Season 5 - Episode 19 - Aired Jun 1, 2009

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 8.09
482 votes
Directors: Arlene Sanford
Writers: Craig Sweeny, Robert Doherty
Joe Day Afternoon

#6 - Joe Day Afternoon

Season 3 - Episode 17 - Aired Apr 4, 2007

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 8.03
339 votes
Directors: Aaron Lipstadt
Writers: Ken Schefler
Wicked Game (1)

#7 - Wicked Game (1)

Season 4 - Episode 9 - Aired Mar 24, 2008

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 8.01
304 votes
Directors: Peter Werner
Writers: Diane Ademu-John
Four Dreams (2)

#8 - Four Dreams (2)

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired Nov 15, 2006

Allison and Bridgette continue having the same odd dreams as Allison comes closer to figuring out what the dreams mean and how they relate to a series of shootings/killings. Clay still won't leave Allison's house, but his purpose eventually becomes clear and Allison's opinion of him changes. Meanwhile, Devalos' health is evaluated after a rush hospital visit and Scanlon's relationship with the mayor's liaison Lynn takes a turn for the worst.

star 8.00
208 votes
Directors: Aaron Lipstadt
Apocalypse, Push

#9 - Apocalypse, Push

Season 3 - Episode 11 - Aired Feb 7, 2007

Arliss Howard reprises his role as Texas Ranger Kenneth Push, who returns to Allison's life when he experiences unnerving visions about a Phoenix-based slaying. Meanwhile, Joe tells a little white lie---and suffers the consequences.

star 7.97
319 votes
Directors: Aaron Lipstadt
Writers: Javier Grillo-Marxuach

#10 - Aftertaste

Season 4 - Episode 6 - Aired Mar 3, 2008

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 7.96
305 votes
Directors: Miguel Sandoval
Writers: Craig Sweeny

#11 - Coded

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Feb 28, 2005

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 7.96
481 votes
Directors: Bill L. Norton
Writers: Moira Kirland
Mother's Little Helper

#12 - Mother's Little Helper

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired Jan 3, 2007

Allison and Ariel are starting to have dreams about a crime. They are dreaming about it from different perspectives, which reveals two suspects.

star 7.93
327 votes
Directors: Vincent Misiano
Writers: Moira Kirland
Everything Comes To A Head

#13 - Everything Comes To A Head

Season 3 - Episode 22 - Aired May 16, 2007

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 7.92
227 votes
Writers: Ken Schefler
But for the Grace of God

#14 - But for the Grace of God

Season 4 - Episode 2 - Aired Jan 14, 2008

Allison tries to help investigator Cynthia Keener find a missing teenage girl. Meanwhile, Ariel dreams of Allison's high school days from the 80's after being asked out to a concert without any chaperones.

star 7.91
283 votes
Directors: Peter Markle
Writers: Rene Echevarria
When Push Comes to Shove (1)

#15 - When Push Comes to Shove (1)

Season 1 - Episode 16 - Aired May 23, 2005

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 7.88
364 votes
Directors: Aaron Lipstadt
Writers: Chris Dingess
How to Kill a Good Guy

#16 - How to Kill a Good Guy

Season 7 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 15, 2010

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 7.87
583 votes
Directors: Aaron Lipstadt
Writers: Michael Narducci
Better Off Dead

#17 - Better Off Dead

Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired Jan 24, 2007

Allison dreams about a strange friendship between two recently murdered ghosts. When she tries to help one of the ghosts solve his murder, she is surprised when he declines her help.

star 7.87
328 votes
Directors: Janice Cooke
Writers: Robert Doherty

#18 - Pilot

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Jan 3, 2005

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 7.87
573 votes
Writers: Glenn Gordon Caron
Then...and Again

#19 - Then...and Again

Season 5 - Episode 10 - Aired Apr 13, 2009

Allison and Devalos are shot and Allison awakens in 2004, five years earlier and now nine months pregnant with her third child, Marie. Allison's dreams informs her about an innocent man who will be convicted of murder, and she works to clear his name.

star 7.86
465 votes
Directors: Larry Teng
Writers: Corey Reed, Travis Donnelly
Partners in Crime

#20 - Partners in Crime

Season 4 - Episode 12 - Aired Apr 14, 2008

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 7.86
251 votes
How to Make a Killing in Big Business (2)

#21 - How to Make a Killing in Big Business (2)

Season 5 - Episode 14 - Aired May 4, 2009

While at her new job at the Lydecker Corporation, Allison shares the dreams she's been having of the serial killer in Phoenix with Devalos and Scanlon. Her new boss finds out though, and tells her that her dreams belong to him and she must stop sharing them with others.

star 7.86
251 votes
Directors: Arlene Sanford
Writers: Michael Narducci
Too Close to Call

#22 - Too Close to Call

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 14, 2005

Allison has a vision that could jeopardize D.A. Devalos' chances for re-election. Meanwhile, Joe runs into an ex-girlfriend from college.

star 7.86
417 votes
Directors: Steve Robman
Writers: René Echevarria
Wicked Game (2)

#23 - Wicked Game (2)

Season 4 - Episode 10 - Aired Mar 31, 2008

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 7.84
311 votes
Directors: Arlene Sanford
Writers: Robert Doherty
Heads Will Roll

#24 - Heads Will Roll

Season 3 - Episode 21 - Aired May 9, 2007

The investigation of the murder of Walter Paxton's wife continues, as it is now determined that a serial killer is on the loose. While helping Devalos and Scanlon with the case, Allison discovers that her new friend Debra is the next victim. Allison goes to great lengths to protect Debra, but is shocked to find that her new friend isn't who she thought she was. Meanwhile, Joe debates being part of a lawsuit against Aerodytech, the company he's been loyal to for years.

star 7.84
279 votes
Directors: Aaron Lipstadt
Writers: Diane Ademu-John

#25 - S.O.S.

Season 2 - Episode 18 - Aired Apr 17, 2006

Allison investigates apparently random killings, endangering her family in the process. Bridget has to do a class presentation about her mom's job.

star 7.84
347 votes
Directors: Tim Squyres
Writers: Rob Pearlstein