Joel finds a woolly mammoth frozen just beneath the surface of a glacier and
is thrilled with his discovery. When he brings an expert to view the impressive
beast, the site is devastated by a bulldozer with not a trace of the remains.
Joel follows the tractor tracks, which lead to Walt,
who is having the barbecue of a lifetime. He is staggered to hear that Walt,
who says mammoth meat is a delicacy, has been eyeing the animal for years, just
waiting for the big thaw. Still dazed, Joel realizes that he has experienced
a deep and fundamental change in his acceptance that life is a mystery - he
has truly become a Cicelian.
the resident doctor to give Cal Ingraham (guest
star Simon Templeman),
ex-concert violinist and inmate at a hospital for the criminally insane, a one-day
furlough to perform for Officer Barbara Semanski's (guest star Diane Delano)
birthday. After a sumptuous dinner for two, Cal begins to play Maurice's rare
violin, seducing her with the hypnotic music. The next morning, Maurice is glowing,
until he discovers that Cal is AWOL and Barbara hears that Maurice bribed the
doctor to release him. Maurice and Holling track Cal to an abandoned shed and
Maurice stands guard while Holling brings in the police. Cal's devastation and
lack of will to play music anymore touches Maurice and, when Barbara arrives,
he lies that Cal was never there and allows him to escape.
Chris is madly
cleaning the radio station because his high-school crush (guest star Carol
Barbee), is coming for a visit. He remembers her as a goddess yet, when
she arrives, he doesn't even recognize this moderately pretty woman. Distracted
by her appearance, Chris tries to cover his disappointment and concern that
he remembered her "completely wrong." The next day, she shows up and Chris,
in his wacked-out state, sees her as a hideous witch and totally offends her.
As she gets ready to leave, he realizes that he created an unrealistic image
of her in his mind. He finally sees her through unclouded eyes and views her
as the stunning beauty he remembered.
Maurice borrows bloodhounds Roscoe and Ernie from the warden at Harrisonville
for the search. [Characters from the TV show Dukes
The love of Walt's
life was Beatrice Andersen, who lost her hair to Alopecia.
He was too young and foolish to see beyond the illness. [Actor Barry
Corbin has been diagnosed with Alopecia but I am not sure if it was during
the NX filming or later.]
After Joel's latest
episode, he throws in the towel, proclaiming himself a Cicelian at last.
(Note music listed is from the original TV airings. The DVD may differ. * Indicates correct song on the DVD.)
I need names of missing tunes from the original airings - email
a Sally Van Meter tune
Loves You - Simon Bonney [From the More
Music From Northern Exposure Soundtrack.]
[Chris in the Brick with Meredith #1.]
[Maurice begs Holling to help him find Cal.]