posted on Jan, 28 2006 @ 01:37 PM
Did anybody see NBC's 'Medium' on monday(1-23-06)? The episode was called "Raising Cain." Lead character Allison Dubois is called in to help with
a child kidnapping. Using her psychic abilities, cops quickly find the 7-yr old tied up in a local dump with a gunshot wound. Allison next finds out
that the victim's mother is the one who did it, because the mother herself has 'medium'-type abilities and envisions junior 10 years later turning
into a psychotic, heartless.... school shooter! Thus mom's motive for attempting to kill her own son; she is also portaryed as being overly
religious. But Allison also has another vision of junior as a valedictorian at his high school graduation, thanking his mom. Allison confronts mom,
telling her that her son's future will depend on her belief in her child. Later that night Allison gets a phone call informing her that mom has
commited suicide. Allison has one more vision-a repeat of junior as a valedictorian, but this one with the son mentioning his mother's suicide and
portraying it in a positive light.
At its core, this episode is about a young mother who decides to commit suicide because she feels she is bad for her son, and that he will be better
off without her. Given that this show's demographic tends to favor women, a fair proportion of whom might be mothers of young children who sometimes
get depressed and wonder how good a mother they are, one has to wonder if there might be an agenda here. 'Medium' is a tv show that often juxtaposes
images of Allison's happy, wholesome family life with hefty doses of blood, gore and horror. This show, or this episode at least, is starting to
sound a lot like "death ed for young moms."
[edit on 28-1-2006 by starviego]