Medium is Over??

How did I not know tonight’s episode would be it?

The last one?



Nothing more????


I’m gutted. I LOVED this show.

Past tense. As in no more.

I have been busy and obviously out of touch but I did not realize I was THIS out of touch- not to know that one of my favourite shows was drawing to a close.

I could wax poetic about how amazing this show was (sniff), how much like a real family (psychic abilities aside) they were- warts and all. But I won’t- because I am still stunned by this.

What was CBS thinking????

It was a solid episode but I think the realization 10 seconds before the end that this was, the end, made it that much more emotional- like a big slap in the face.

My mom watched it with me and she even saw it coming before I did. I kept expecting the dream sequence to end and for Alison to save the day- that all would be as right with the world. Well, as right as possible given that the usual M.O. would involve murder and mayhem.

I’ll have to watch it again for clarity and the 20/20 analytical insight that comes with knowing what happens but my initial impression is a good (if sad) one.

You see how the family survives without being hit over the head with a sledgehammer- that everyone moved forward but never without Joe (as husband or father) if not in life but certainly spirit.

I am getting weepy just thinking about it.

But what we all wanted to see- that after forty-one years, when Allison dies, Joe is there to be with her- that they will be together again…. (Was it just me but did anyone else flashback to the video for “Kiss Me” by Steven “Tin Tin” Duffy?)

I digress.


I am such a sap.

I even appreciated the (slightly corny) last curtain call of each of the main actors- that fans of the show have come to know and love. Their respective departures were so right somehow.

Seven years was a good run- not nearly long enough but at least it did not die a protracted death.

I am going to go now and replay each of the details of this episode in my mind and lament the demise of an excellent show with a box of tissues and a lot of chocolate.


~ by angryegg on January 21, 2011.

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