Maurice sends Ed to bring Joel
back from Manonash village, a native settlement up the river, after he doesn't
return home from a house call. Out of his element, Ed heads upstream along the
totem pole-dotted shore complete with bear skulls on poles until he arrives
at the tiny primitive village. He discovers Joel, looking wild and unshaven,
living amongst the natives speaking fluent Tlingit and living in a barren hut
with absolutely no amenities. While he tans hides, spears fish, dries salmon
and cans preserves, Joel describes to Ed the week that changed his life.
Joel and Maggie are in the awkward adjustment period of living together and, to make matters
worse, whenever they become affectionate, firearms randomly discharge threatening
their safety. While Joel becomes obsessed and anxious, Maggie finds it arousing
and a wicked fight ensues. When she asks him to move out, he is devastated but
now realizes that it was the most loving thing she ever did for him by giving
him nothing ... just time to be.
comes into some cash and, growing out of the "crash pad" mentality, hires Willy
to remodel his trailer complete with an enclosed patio and outdoor refrigerator.
After Willy floods the entire place, the stress of living in chaos starts to
take atoll on the normally easy-going Chris.
Homeless and disenfranchised,
Chris finally gives into the chaos and becomes a free man because he feels that
you have to lose your mind before you can find it.
While Walt is
away securing traplines for the winter, Ruth-Anne is distracted and not her
usual self. After struggling to fight the knowledge that she is deeply in love,
she gives into her feelings and sends a message to Walt over KBHR's trapline
news to come home.
-- fictional village sixty klicks east of Devil's Fork.
Joel masters Tlingit in two weeks
Maggie likes to
shower, Joel likes to bathe.
Firearm of choice:
1760 Brown Bess
quote: "Isn't it lovely what they're doing with tissue boxes these days?"
(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
The Tellakutans - David Schwartz [On the More
Music from Northern Exposure Soundtrack.]
Theme from A Summer Place - Percy Faith (thanks Karen!)
[Maurice comes into Ruth-Anne's for bag balm.]
Dobro tune from Sally van Meter
[Chris confronts Willy about not showing up.]
oldie instrumental love song when Ruth-Anne gives Maurice the Walt letter to
put out over trapline news.
in Love Again - Marlene Dietrich (thanks Karen!)
[Walt comes back and goes to Ruth-Anne's house.]