Regardless, I thought that it was completely uncharacteristic for Allison to have accepted that Joe died in the plane crash in the first place, as there is no way in the world he would NOT have come back to communicate with her and with the girls upon his death. She would believe he was alive until he proved otherwise by showing up as a ghost. And for the plane to crash on her first day of law school was too much for me to accept as well.
I was rooting that she would prevent the crash, because the other just seemed so weird and wrong for the show. But no, they had to go with the most unrealistic, unhappy possibility. Not only was Allison tortured by the loss of Joe for seven years in her dream, then she had to wake up to the reality that she hadn't really gone though those seven years at all, and had to start back at square one, mourning all over again. And to attempt to placate viewers like me, who wanted Allison to have the happy-life-goes-on ending that she deserved, with a pseudo-happy we're-together-forever-now-that-we-are-both-DEAD final scene was just plain insulting.
I haven't decided yet whether to rewrite the ending in my head to the Alison-saves-Joe scenario or to just pretend that the episode never happened in the first place. Talk about jumping the shark, if this is the direction the writing was going towards, then I am glad the show is over. I cried - not at the tragic beauty of the ending, but because I was so mad at the writers. :P But if you liked Titanic, you will probably like this episode. My guess is that, however people feel, almost everyone will feel it very strongly!
Some shows have a binding capacity. You watch them on weekly basis and from the beginning you don't care so much for the show, because you think it'll sooner or later get uneventful or exaggerated. But once in a while you find a show that you continue watching, and somehow a part of one's identity gets connected to the show. And that's how Medium have gotten an impact of my life.
Of course there have been many ups and downs, and far from all episodes have been extraordinary. But most of them have in some way touched me. For me, the ending of season 3 was an eye opener, when Neve Campbell entered the show for three episodes that put Medium on the map. Since than I've been spellbound by the show. But the heart wrenching in endings like in season 6 and 5, somehow came true in the last episode.
Like all series finalés, there' will be those who hates it, those who loves it or those who just tuned in because there wasn't anything else on. But I loved it. It wasn't an easy one to love, due to all the sorrow and misfortunes. But I'm glad they didn't settle for a "rainbows-and- cookies-for-everyone"-ending. That just wouldn't be Medium. It was heart wrenching episode and tears waited to burst out the final ten minutes. But at the same time it was an amazing episode and an amazing way to end such a great show as Medium.
Medium, I'll never forget you.
A waste of a good cast and a once great series that got sloppier in this last season. I can only think that the producers were so upset they weren't renewed that they just threw this together figuring "what's the point anyway?"
I gave it a two instead of a one only because I liked seeing Patricia Arquette and Sofia Vasilleva again looking so fine the both of them.
I wish it had ended differently, because it was bitter-sweet. I won't give away any spoilers but I was so sad to see this series end. I feel like I have lost my husband in Joe Dubois, and that kids have lost a father. He was one of the best husbands/fathers that I've come across in modern shows.
What hurts the most is that the closure the producers have given the show, makes you know for sure that it is definitely The End. How will my Fridays be now without Medium? First Ghost Whisperer was taken away, and now Medium. What will take their place? Where is my Joe? I love all the actors in this show and will miss them tremendously. I love Patricia Arquette and I love Jake Weber. I do hope that they will not be absent from the small screen for long, but we will see them again soon.
Maybe the producers can make a spin-off with Ariel (Sofia Versilieva) in the lead role, and from time to time see her visiting Alison (and seeing Joe's ghost) when Alison becomes a lawyer, and visiting Bridget and Marie (and bring them in for special episodes). Or it could be all 3 kids in the show.
Bye Medium. I will miss you tremendously.
Killing off main characters has become a bit of a cliché over the years, and Joe was particularly likable. And then with the revelation of him apparently being still alive, I got a distinct "jump-the-shark" vibe. And then with the twist that he really was dead, it felt just plain cheap.
But somehow they did turn it around, and this is probably the only example I'll ever see where the death of the main character becomes a happy ending.