order to attract tourism to Cicely, Maurice decides that he needs
an event, such as an international film festival, and offers to
bankroll the happening if Ed will organize it. Although Ed's enthusiasm
for film and Hollywood contacts are extensive, he loses sight of
the business aspects of organizing the event, which salutes the
brilliance of filmmakers Orson Welles and guest star Peter
to Ed's turmoils with the Cicely film festival, he is grappling
with the meaning of life and his place in it. While Leonard
(guest star Graham
Greene) seeks to learn the healing myths of white culture to
expand his practice, he discovers that there are no unifying myths
beyond Paul Bunyan, Pecos Bill, and campfire horror stories. He
realizes that Ed's healing myths are films and that, regardless
of whether it is as a shaman or a film director, Ed must embark
on a path to find the purpose of his life.
Ruth-Anne, as Cicely's volunteer
fire chief, approaches Joel to enlist with the department. He quickly
declines but, when his own truck bursts into flames because the
fire department was unable to arrive on the scene in time, Joel's
paranoia takes over and he assumes it was a personal vendetta against
him that delayed their arrival. Eventually, he decides to be a team
player and joins the fire-fighting clan in Cicely.
bitch. Woe is me, I'm stuck in Alaska. Put a sock in it Joel. You
could be trapped in a little grey office in Lantana.
Plug of the
week: Peter Bogdonovich's "A Year and a Day" calendar.
Do I call 'em
or do I call 'em? Rosebud features two tantalizing stunts: Joel's
car blows and Joel leaps from the top of a water tower. Can we expect
car chases for the 94-95 season?
query - Ed: charming man/child or moron?
LEONARD: Hi, Ed. How's tricks?
ED: Oh, hi Leonard (uneasy). What's tricks?
references: "Reservoir Dogs", "The Magnificent Ambersons",
"Citizen Kane". On the subject of which, should Ed be
considering another career? The beginning of his screenplays never
seem that good.
OUT OUT DAMN
SPOT. Is it me or is Maggie always doing her f**king laundry?
(Note music listed is from the original TV airings. The DVD may differ.)
Surf Riders of Waikiki
and Warm - T. Benoit
Am I Here For - Duke Ellington
Morning in May - Mel Torme
Flies - Sass Jordan
Angels - Wally Badarou (from Words
of a Mountain)