Walking through the snow in the wilderness, Ed comes upon a bearcub - only a
few months old -- who's been separated from its mother. The bear wants nothing
than to be with Ed, who wants nothing but to be away from the bear. But, given
the kind and compassionate person Ed is, he sees no choice but to take it back
home with him. When he tries to pass it off on Phil, Phil tells him its his
responsibility, and that the bear really needs some mothering. Naturally, Ed
never had any intention of being a mother, and barely wants to be a father.
Still, he continues to care for the bear cub, bonding with it in a loving, caring
way that even surprises him. When Ed leaves the bear alone for a minute and
it gets away, Ed panics like a father would panic. This is too weird. But, finally,
when walking in the woods and teaching the young cub about different kinds of
berries, the bear's mother returns, and Ed is forced to give up the creature
that he'd never wanted, but had come to love.
And, speaking of creatures that
Cicelians had never wanted but had come to love, Chris is becoming more attached
to Maggie, and it's scaring him. He decides to try lucid dreaming, where he
has control over his dreams and can put himself in specific situations. Problem
is, he puts himself in a hotel with Maggie, but instead gets Melissa, a beautiful
woman who eventually seduces him. But, through his lucid dreaming, he comes
to realize that Maggie is the woman he wants most of all. Meanwhile, Maurice
is all bent out of shape. (What? Never happen) The population of Cicely has
gone down by sixteen, and he sees his dream of it becoming a boomtown slowly
diminishing. When Hayden Keyes' brother, Rusty, decided to close up shop and
leave town, Maurice has had it. He's on a mission to bring business back into
Cicely, and eventually cuts a deal with a businessman who has a family of nine,
who decide to make their home in Cicely, much to Maurice's content.
Oneironauts - explorers of lucid dreaming.
Population of Cicely: 615
Homer, Alaska - Silicon
Valley of the North
Chris' sleepytime attire:
old fashioned nightshirt, sleeping cap with tassle, wired ski-goggles.
Hot P and a four-top, side
o'homers -- TRANSLATION: Pancakes with four eggs and home fries.
Michelle's new skills:
Can disassemble and clean an 80-cup percolator in less than 10 minutes. Knows
the shelf-life of a hundred basic perishables.
Most Memorable Quote: "You
haven't been lying on this with your shoes on, have you?
(Note music listed is from the original TV airings. The DVD may differ.)
[Help! Email me if you know these names of the tunes on the original airings.]
instumental at Maggie's house when Chris runs away.
in the Brick when Maurice and Ruth-Anne argue about the population.
Welk music when Chris dreams of the Woodbine and Melissa.
country song in
the Brick when Phil and Michelle talk.
piano tune in Ruth-Anne's
store when Maggie talks about Chris' lucid dreaming.
elevator music when
Maurice talks with Todd about Honey Baked Ham franchises.
Canned Heat - Canned
[Maurice, drunk, laments to Phil about the population decrease. Phil wallows
over Michelle not coming home. Phil attacks the jukebox.]
Melissa shows up in KBHR when Chris thinks he is awake.
guitar ditty at
Script was previously known as "Visions." Airdates was listed as May 3, 1995 in the Production Bible, however the show was placed on hiatus prior to this, so the last couple of episodes were delayed until July.
We never meet Rusty Keyes (Hayden's brother) but he shows up on a resume for
a Mark Lewis who was a Featured
Performer. Did he end up on the cutting room floor or were there additional
unaired episodes? In this episode, Mr. Rusty leaves town. You can see the deleted scene on the The Complete Season Six DVD.
Kurt L. finally tackled the mystery and posted this in the NX
<<So I asked Mark
Lewis directly about the elusive Rusty Keyes. Here's his reply which he gave
me permission to post:
I was hired to play Rusty Keyes in the Ursa Minor episode. I played the owner
of the party supply and gun shop in Cicely. Rusty is Hayden's brother. In my
scene, Rusty is trying to skip out of town without paying back rent to Maurice.
Maurice confronts Rusty as he is packing the station wagon in front of the store.
My favorite line from the scene was, "But Jeez, Maurice, party supplies don't
move like they used to ... and everybody's already goat a firearm." Another
part of the scene was Hayden wanting me to give him a box of glitter pens. It
was an amazing experience to do a scene with Barry Corbin. Also, in the episode,
Chris was experimenting with lucid dreaming and was putting himself in a Paris
Hotel. The scene was cut and never made it on the air. I have never heard why.
I figure they decided that it was more interesting to have Chris rolling around
on a bed in Paris with a beautiful concierge than seeing a big guy with a beard
trying to skip out of town. Even though I never made it on the air, I still
get residual checks for the episode from Universal! I hope this helps to clear
things up. Please let me know that you got this. I would love to answer any
other questions you may have. Thanks for checking in.
As Ed panics and looks
for Bear, he runs around the corner and we can see the Central
Sundries sign - that is the "real" name of Ruth-Anne's store in
Rusty's old store that
Maurice rents out in the end is home was once home to the coolest store in Roslyn - called
Lost in Roslyn (which has since moved to main street). Now it is a bicycle place, with rentals when you're visiting town.