• Publication date: November 13, 2009

Her Dreams Are a Murderer�s Worst Nightmare More Supernatural Crime Solving in Season 3 of Medium

What would you do if each night you went to sleep your dreams revealed important evidence regarding a murder? What if your dreams informed you of a crime that was about to occur, and you must convince authorities that your revelations are true, not just a strange hallucination? What if by simply touching another person you could penetrate their soul and unmask their personas?

What would you do if each night you went to sleep your dreams revealed important evidence regarding a murder? What if your dreams informed you of a crime that was about to occur, and you must convince authorities that your revelations are true, not just a strange hallucination? What if by simply touching another person you could penetrate their soul and unmask their personas?

The life of Allison DuBois (Patricia Arquette) partially answers some of the above questions. �Medium� focuses on the life of a psychic mother of three children who works for the District Attorney. Early on in the season Allison must struggle to convince her superiors that her gift is real; with time, and with numerous correct predictions, her boss Devalos (Miguel Sandoval) recognizes her supernatural talent. Arquette�s character borrows her first and last name from real-life psychic detective Allison DuBois, who has reportedly assisted numerous law enforcement agencies across the United States in solving crimes.

Joe (Jake Weber) is the patriarch of the family, a highly skilled engineer whose specialty is literally rocket science. As the only man in the house he juggles the stress of work with his wife and daughters� extraordinary gift.

In season three we discover that Allison is not the only family member to possess psychic ability. Allison�s younger daughters Bridget (Maria Lark) and Ariel (Sofia Vassilieva) begin to reveal their talents, and even pair up with their mother in order to solve a case. Meanwhile the youngest daughter, Marie begins to gain psychic powers when she reads an optometrist�s mind. Michael "Lucky" Benoit (Ryan Hurst), Allison�s half-brother also possesses supernatural powers, though he is somewhat reluctant to discuss them in depth. This attitude changes when his work as a 1-900 number psychic operator is intertwined with one of his sister�s investigations.

Outside of the ghost world Joe undergoes tremendous mental trauma when he is taken hostage at work. After taking a brief break, including company sponsored therapy Joe returns to his job still shaken. In parallel, he considers joining a class action lawsuit against his employer, Aerodytech, a company he has been loyal to for years.

�Medium� is unique from other crime dramas in that one can miss a few episodes each season without becoming completely lost. Not that you would want to in the first place, but sometimes you inevitably miss an episode. While the idea of psychic crime solving may seem to be old hat, �Medium� puts an interesting spin on the scenario and manages to remain lively throughout each episode. This is no doubt due to its wonderful cast which often includes guest stars such as Kelsey Grammer, David Arquette, Jason Priestley, Molly Ringwald and others too numerous to mention here.