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"Medium" The Boy Next Door (2007)

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Glenn Gordon Caron (created by)
Moira Kirland (written by)
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Original Air Date:
7 March 2007 (Season 3, Episode 15)
Teenage Allison dreams about her future, her personal life, and her work. Is it really the future she sees in her dreams? Can she change the future that she has dreamed about? Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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 (Episode Cast) (in credits order)

Episode Crew
Directed by
Aaron Lipstadt 
Writing credits
Glenn Gordon Caron (created by)

Moira Kirland (written by)

Produced by
Diane Ademu-John .... co-producer
Glenn Gordon Caron .... executive producer
Robert Doherty .... supervising producer
René Echevarria .... executive producer
Kelsey Grammer .... executive producer
Javier Grillo-Marxuach .... co-executive producer
Debbie Hayn-Cass .... producer (as Deborah Cass)
Moira Kirland .... co-executive producer
Aaron Lipstadt .... supervising producer
Diane Salzberg .... associate producer
Ronald L. Schwary .... executive producer
Laurie Seidman .... coordinating producer
Sean Sforza .... associate producer
Steve Stark .... executive producer
Larry Teng .... producer
Original Music by
Sean Callery 
Cinematography by
Rick Drapkin 
Film Editing by
Louise Innes  (as Louise A. Innes)
Casting by
Mark Saks 
Production Design by
Jessica Kender 
Art Direction by
Kathleen Widomski 
Set Decoration by
Diane O'Connell 
Costume Design by
Cynthia Bergstrom 
Makeup Department
Amanda Carroll .... makeup artist: Ms. Arquette
Sheri Knight .... makeup artist
Lori Rozman .... hair stylist: Ms. Arquette
Maria Sandoval .... hair stylist
Production Management
Debbie Hayn-Cass .... unit production manager (as Deborah Cass)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jeffrey M. Ellis .... first assistant director
Jennie O'Keefe .... second assistant director (as Jennie O'Keefe Mills)
Timothy C. Reischauer .... second second assistant director
Art Department
Roberto Baez .... greensman
David Carberry .... painter gang boss
Scott Edward Collins .... set dresser
J. Gregory Evans .... gangboss
Bob Fox .... on-set stand-by painter
Adrianna Lopez .... buyer
Héctor López .... assistant property master
Mike Malone .... on-set dresser
Mark Maloof .... paint supervisor
Jessica McDonald .... set dresser
Darrin Rolls .... construction foreman
Natalie Weinmann .... set designer
Steve West .... construction coordinator
Gregory R. Wolf .... property master (as Greg Wolf)
Billy Baker .... leadman (uncredited)
Sound Department
Gary Boatner .... utility sound
John Boyd .... re-recording mixer
Jonathan Golodner .... sound effects editor
Brett Grant-Grierson .... production sound mixer
Jeffory Haddad .... sound utility
Wayne Heitman .... re-recording mixer
Erin Oakley .... sound supervisor
Visual Effects by
Gregg Katano .... visual effects producer: Hi-Ground Media
Duy Tan Nguyen .... digital effects artist: Hi-Ground Media
Monty L. Simons .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Gretchen Hatz .... assistant camera
Kelly Simpson .... assistant camera (2007)
Paul Theriault .... camera operator
Mark Walthour .... chief lighting technician
Tony Whitman .... first company grip
Casting Department
Irene Cagen .... original casting
Jeff Olan .... extras casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Shelly Cowan .... set costumer
Michelle Matt .... costume supervisor
Heather Patton .... costumer
Julie Keeler Simms .... costumer
Editorial Department
Pete Bakey .... post-production coordinator
Dennis Mackelburg .... colorist
John Potter .... colorist
Richard Rodono .... assistant editor (as Rick Rodono)
Jay Steinberg .... on-line editor
Location Management
Rocky Brooks .... location manager
Lary Vinocur .... key assistant location manager/scout
Duffy Taylor .... key assistant location manager (uncredited)
Music Department
Jeff Beal .... music arranger: theme
Mychael Danna .... composer: theme
Bruno Roussel .... music editor
Peter Bernstein .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
Jamie Forsyth .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Michael Ballew .... transportation captain
P. Gerald Knight .... transportation coordinator
J.T. Thayer .... transportation co-captain
Other crew
Mollie Bickley St. John .... production assistant (as Mollie Bickley)
Kelly Boris .... assistant to executive producer
Gregory Cahill .... assistant production coordinator (as Greg Cahill)
Marcus Canty .... production accountant
Travis Donnelly .... assistant to executive producer
Allison DuBois .... consultant
Bryan Gabourie .... assistant to executive producer
Jill H. Greenlief .... production coordinator (as Jill Greenlief)
Adam Leach .... second assistant accountant
Michael McLaughlin .... first assistant accountant
Meghan Nash .... assistant to executive producer
Ian Novotny .... stand-in
Xochitl L. Olivas .... assistant to executive producer (as Xochitl Olivas)
Erica Peterson .... production assistant
Corey Reed .... script coordinator
Jain Sekuler .... script supervisor (as Jain Riley Sekuler)
Shelley Stevens .... assistant production coordinator
Scott Everett White .... set production assistant (uncredited)

Series Crew
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Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Glenn Gordon Caron  creator

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Additional Details

43 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
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12 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
The difficult follow-up that holds up, 7 August 2009
Author: ttapola from Finland

*** This review may contain spoilers ***

It seemed that any episode that would follow "We Had a Dream" was in the unfortunate position of letting us down. But right from the great "WTF?" teaser onwards, "The Boy Next Door" delivers. We are shown Allison's past, when she has dreams about the present day. But are these dreams the absolute future or does Allison have the power to alter the future? This scenario has been used many times in other shows, but I don't remember having seen any variation of it where the future is the time the show is primarily set in. This makes this episode stand out from its "siblings".

The dreams of the future come to young Allison at very effective times, always paying off dramatically in her life soon after-wards. Each dream makes young Allison more and more nervous and scared. What's more important, it's only three quarters into the episode that we fully learn what kind of person future Steven is. Then comes future Steven's fantastic shock revelation of a very special day in young Allison's time. Young Allison awakens from the dream to find that something terrible has happened to her friend and that Steven is responsible. In the final act, young Allison faces one of the classic "what if..." questions, only this time she is actually in the position to choose the answer to that question. And the decision she makes gives us an enormous insight into secrets in present day's Allison's mind. The scene where she makes the decision is almost unbearably tense and the aftershocks are shown to us briefly but effectively. The coda in present day has a nice eerie vibe to it, releasing the tension but still leaving us thinking.

The actress playing teenage Allison and the actor playing teenage Steven are both very good, especially in the scene on the street where young Allison says they should not see each other. Her acting in the scene where young Allison makes the decision is also gripping. Hopefully they will both get opportunities to develop their talents.

In conclusion, a trick episode that turns out to be emotionally one of the most affecting episodes of Medium ever.

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