Medium (2005–2011)

Sweet Dreams 

Allison dreams of her good friend from high school, but cannot relate the dream to her current case.


Aaron Lipstadt


Glenn Gordon Caron (created by), Moira Kirland


Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Patricia Arquette ... Allison Dubois
Miguel Sandoval ... D.A. Manuel Devalos
David Cubitt ... Detective Lee Scanlon
Sofia Vassilieva ... Ariel Dubois
Maria Lark ... Bridgette Dubois
Jake Weber ... Joe Dubois
John Getz ... Councilman Stuart McCallister
Aleksa Palladino ... Lyla Gallagher / Geraldine Hanscombe
Jessy Schram ... Young Allison
Emma Stone ... Cynthia McCallister (as Riley Stone)
Vicki Davis ... Young Katie
Sarah Hagan ... Young Suzannah
Kendahl King Kendahl King ... Sondra
Ciro Suarez ... Examiner
Del Monroe Del Monroe ... Old Man


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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. Written by garykmcd

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When Councilman McAllister puts the DVD into his car player, you can see the GPS is showing the same location as where Mrs. Call's body was buried in S1E13: Being Mrs. O'Leary's Cow. 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 »


References Medium: Being Mrs. O'Leary's Cow (2005) See more »

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17 October 2005 (USA) See more »

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1.78 : 1
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