After Allison dreams about an old high school friend, Lyla Gallagher, she asks Det. Scanlon if he can track her down. She had last seen her in 1987 when Lyla left Phoenix for California right after they all all graduated from high school. Unfortunately, Scanlon reports that she died in 1989. Meanwhile, a local Councilor, Stuart McCallister, is concerned that his 19 year-old daughter Cynthia has gone missing. He tells Devalos that he and Cynthia have always had a difficult relationship and that this isn't the first time she's gone off. When Allison sees her old friend Lyla on a TV news report alive and well, although living under a different name, she also has the beginning of a solution to the Cynthia McCallister case.
Did You Know?
According to writer Moira Kirland, when shooting the episode the thing wasn't really working, so the writers got stuck trying to rethink the whole story. All of a sudden, even though it was risky, Kirland said that the only way the story worked is if the father had an incestuous relationship with his daughter. Glenn Gordon Caron liked the idea and rewrote it, even using already shot footage and editing it with a new intention. See more
This episode breaks two cardinal rules of the Medium bible: 1. A ghost who has appeared to Allison multiple times in her life, appears to her in the final scene dressed as a waiter (ghosts must forever wear the clothes they died in). 2. The ghost, as waiter, serves Allison a cup of coffee and hands her the guest check, after which he takes the money she gives him (ghosts can't physically interact with the living). See more