After seven seasons, the television version of Allison DuBois dreamed her very last prophetic dream -- but was it the finale you had expected?
If you have not yet watched the series finale of Medium, do not read further if you don't want to know how it all ended... You've been sufficiently warned...
Series Finale Recap
As she is about to begin her first day of law school, Allison's world came crumbing down when Joe's plane crashed. Flash forward 7 years -- Allison is a lawyer, Ariel is married and pregnant, Bridget is in college and Marie is a teenager. Allison is working 2nd chair on a major case against a Mexican drug lord/murder, until the lead prosecutor is blown to bits right in front of her, thus putting her in charge of this dangerous case.
As Allison works on the case, she has a dream about Joe and soon realizes that he may actually be alive, but the man she is prosecuting holds the key to finding her husband. As her dreams continue to shed more light on the case, she is forced to make a deal (against the mayor's orders) in order to find Joe, who has no recollection of his life before the plane crash, and is currently working as a drug mule. The two are briefly reunited -- until the ghost of Joe pulls her back into that awful reality in which he is really dead.
Flash forward again 41 years... Allison, now a great-grandmother, quietly passes away in a nursing home and is reunited in the afterlife with Joe.
The finale may have been full of powerful emotions, but I feel like the writers just gave up in the end. My biggest problem is that this series was about a real woman who spent years working with authorities to solve crimes. The real Joe DuBois is alive and well.
All these years, we believed we were witnessing some of what the real Allison experiences on a recurring basis (with the writers taking some poetic license of course), so I feel as though this turn of events compromises everything we were led to believe.
So why in the end did the writers betray our trust by fabricating such a ridiculous story in the end? Did they just give up? Why did they pick the very last episode to completely jump the shark?
What did you all think of the finale? Was it enough for you that Allison and Joe were reunited in the end or were you disappointed that they went so far off the path? Vote in our poll and voice your opinion below...
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