Medium (2005–2011)

A Couple of Choices 

Allison is partnered with Detective Lee Scanlon on a case involving the strange murders of newlywed couples. Joe tries to plan a surprise party for Allison.


Jeff Bleckner


Glenn Gordon Caron (created by), Glenn Gordon Caron | 1 more credit »


Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?



Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Patricia Arquette ... Allison Dubois
Miguel Sandoval ... D.A. Manuel Devalos
Sofia Vassilieva ... Ariel Dubois
Maria Lark ... Bridgette Dubois
Jake Weber ... Joe Dubois
David Cubitt ... Detective Lee Scanlon
Silas Weir Mitchell ... Deranged Husband
Donna Bullock ... Therapist
Jon Sklaroff ... Mr. Rondell
Kendahl King Kendahl King ... Sondra
Paul Schackman ... Aerospace Engineer
Sam Vance ... Officer
Neal Matarazzo ... Interrogating Detective
Brandon Keener ... Tim
Phe Caplan ... Donna


Allison's dreams of a young man shooting his wife become all too real when the next day she finds herself at the scene of the crime. Also there is Det. Lee Scanlon, a police officer with a less than stellar reputation who has a personal interest in this type of killing and for good reason: his sister and her husband were also killed in what was ruled a murder suicide. He doesn't buy it however. He is sarcastic and dismissive when told about Allison's special abilities but she soon sets him straight. At home meanwhile, Joe pretends to be planning a birthday party hoping to surprise Allison with a special birthday gift. But can he fool someone who is always one step ahead of everyone? Written by garykmcd

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

talk to the dead | See All (1) »


TV-14 | See all certifications »




Release Date:

17 January 2005 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:




Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See full technical specs »

Did You Know?


This episode marks the first appearance of David Cubitt as Detective Lee Scanlon. He proved popular with viewers and appeared numerous times during the first season, listed as a guest star. Starting with the second season, he became a regular cast member, his name appearing in the opening credits. See more »


Allison Dubois: Where is everybody?
Joe Dubois: Well let's see. Ariel is at Hannah's...
Joe Dubois: [after allison gives him confused look] oh, did i mention I'm taking you to mexico for your birthday?
See more »


References Sunset Blvd. (1950) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Contribute to This Page

Women on Set: Celebrating Directors in Their Field

Inspired by The Farewell director Lulu Wang's call to action at the 2020 Independent Spirit Awards, we celebrate women filmmakers working in their field.

Watch the video

Recently Viewed