Northern Exposure

Northern Exposure

1990 - 1995, Comedy
A New Yorker adjusts to life in a rural town in Alaska.

Episode Guide

  • Northern Exposure - Tranquility Base (Season 6 Episode 23)
    Season 6 Episode 23:

    Tranquility Base

    Maurice reconsiders his plan to propose to Barbara; Chris tries to have a good time while Maggie visits an old flame.

  • Northern Exposure - Let's Dance (Season 6 Episode 22)
    Season 6 Episode 22:

    Let's Dance

    Semanski becomes attached to violinist Cal Ingraham while escorting him to the mental institution; Phil's lack of etiquette offends Marilyn's mother.

  • Northern Exposure - Ursa Minor (Season 6 Episode 21)
    Season 6 Episode 21:

    Ursa Minor

    Ed adopts an abandoned bear cub; Chris manipulates his dreams; Maurice learns Cicely's population is declining.

  • Northern Exposure - Bus Stop (Season 6 Episode 20)
    Season 6 Episode 20:

    Bus Stop

    Michelle decides to produce a play for the community theater and the competition for roles nearly leads to fisticuffs.

  • Northern Exposure - Balls (Season 6 Episode 19)
    Season 6 Episode 19:


    Michelle's bowling success threatens Phil; Chris seeks a bowling partner for Maggie; Ed takes umbrage at Maurice's advice.

  • Northern Exposure - Little Italy (Season 6 Episode 18)
    Season 6 Episode 18:

    Little Italy

    The Capras get caught in a family feud in Cicely's Little Italy; Maggie plays marriage counselor for Holling and Shelly.

  • Northern Exposure - The Graduate (Season 6 Episode 17)
    Season 6 Episode 17:

    The Graduate

    Professors clash over Chris' dissertation; a Canadian air force lieutenant claims Holling is his father; Maggie outbids Maurice for a rundown theater.

  • Northern Exposure - Lucky People (Season 6 Episode 16)
    Season 6 Episode 16:

    Lucky People

    As Maurice becomes increasingly intrigued with baby Miranda, Holling is suspicious; Phil endures anxiety attacks due to his "natura-phobia.".

  • Northern Exposure - The Quest (Season 6 Episode 15)
    Season 6 Episode 15:

    The Quest

    Joel and Maggie's quest for a mythical city leads to a crossroads where Joel sees his future and departs; Chris sues Phil for malpractice.

  • Northern Exposure - The Mommy's Curse (Season 6 Episode 14)
    Season 6 Episode 14:

    The Mommy's Curse

    During her mother's visit, Maggie realizes her luck with men may be inherited; Maurice is jealous of Holling's friendship with Capra.

  • Northern Exposure - Horns (Season 6 Episode 13)
    Season 6 Episode 13:


    Released from his contract with Alaska, Joel returns to Cicely to collect his things; bottled water causes gender role-reversal.

  • Northern Exposure - Mi Casa, Su Casa (Season 6 Episode 12)
    Season 6 Episode 12:

    Mi Casa, Su Casa

    Joel reverts to his old ways during Marilyn's visit; Maurice returns from hunting to find his house, watched by Ed, a mess.

  • Northern Exposure - The Great Mushroom (Season 6 Episode 11)
    Season 6 Episode 11:

    The Great Mushroom

    Maggie visits Joel and is annoyed to find he is happy; Marilyn brings friends to the Capras' dinner party who stay the weekend.

  • Northern Exposure - Realpolitik (Season 6 Episode 10)
    Season 6 Episode 10:


    Joel invites Phil for a game of golf; Michelle covers Maggie's first city council meeting as mayor; power makes Maggie attractive to Chris.

  • Northern Exposure - Sons of the Tundra (Season 6 Episode 9)
    Season 6 Episode 9:

    Sons of the Tundra

    A new doctor and his journalist wife (Paul Provenza, Teri Polo) meet the regulars; Holling attends a men-only club meeting, irking Shelley.

  • Northern Exposure - Up River (Season 6 Episode 8)
    Season 6 Episode 8:

    Up River

    Booted by Maggie, Joel goes up river to find himself; Ruth-Anne realizes she is in love with Walt; Chris remodels his trailer.

  • Northern Exposure - Full Upright Position (Season 6 Episode 7)
    Season 6 Episode 7:

    Full Upright Position

    Joel proposes to Maggie and Chris creates his own sparks by experimenting with electric currents in an effort to become one with electricity.

  • Northern Exposure - Zarya (Season 6 Episode 6)
    Season 6 Episode 6:


    Ed videotapes Marilyn's story about a Russian princess, drawing him into a fantasy with his friends playing lead roles.

  • Northern Exposure - The Robe (Season 6 Episode 5)
    Season 6 Episode 5:

    The Robe

    Satan (Charles Martin Smith), disguised as a Jacuzzi salesman, offers to fulfill Shelly's greatest fantasy; Ed's bumbling distorts Joel's medical research.

  • Northern Exposure - The Letter (Season 6 Episode 4)
    Season 6 Episode 4:

    The Letter

    A letter Maggie wrote to herself as a teen makes her re-examine her life; Joel discovers a lump on his head.

  • Northern Exposure - Shofar, So Good (Season 6 Episode 3)
    Season 6 Episode 3:

    Shofar, So Good

    Rabbi Schulman takes Joel on a tour of his past, present and future; Maurice tries to impress visiting British royalty.

  • Northern Exposure - Eye of the Beholder (Season 6 Episode 2)
    Season 6 Episode 2:

    Eye of the Beholder

    Maggie and Maurice regret their donations to a fund-raiser for the library; Miranda's growth depresses Shelly.

  • Northern Exposure - Dinner at Seven-Thirty (Season 6 Episode 1)
    Season 6 Episode 1:

    Dinner at Seven-Thirty

    An ancient Indian herb sends Joel on an out-of-body experience that shows him what his life might have been had he stayed in New York.

  • Northern Exposure - Lovers and Madmen (Season 5 Episode 24)
    Season 5 Episode 24:

    Lovers and Madmen

    Maurice sneaks a violinist out of a sanitarium to help him woo Semanski; Joel is surprised he is the only one awestruck by his discovery of a frozen mammoth.

  • Northern Exposure - Blood Ties (Season 5 Episode 23)
    Season 5 Episode 23:

    Blood Ties

    Maurice turns a blood drive into a competition with another town while Joel loses his ability to draw blood; one of Maggie's surviving boyfriends visits.

  • Northern Exposure - Grand Prix (Season 5 Episode 22)
    Season 5 Episode 22:

    Grand Prix

    Maurice organizes a wheelchair race; Ed helps a contestant; Ted tries to impress Marilyn with a rich client.

  • Northern Exposure - I Feel the Earth Move (Season 5 Episode 21)
    Season 5 Episode 21:

    I Feel the Earth Move

    Maggie thinks Joel's kindness is making her ill; Maurice tries to duck Ron and Erick's wedding; Holling is the caterer; guest Joyce Van Patten.

  • Northern Exposure - A Wing and a Prayer (Season 5 Episode 20)
    Season 5 Episode 20:

    A Wing and a Prayer

    Maggie hires Maurice to help her build an ultralight, then fires him when he gets bossy; Ed betrays Ruth-Anne's confidence.

  • Northern Exposure - The Gift of the Maggie (Season 5 Episode 19)
    Season 5 Episode 19:

    The Gift of the Maggie

    Joel feels professionally isolated, so Maggie flies in another doctor; Maurice stays with Holling and clan after his furnace explodes.

  • Northern Exposure - Fish Story (Season 5 Episode 18)
    Season 5 Episode 18:

    Fish Story

    While fishing, Joel hooks a fabled sea monster; customer demands drive Ruth-Anne to steal Chris' motorcycle; Maurice ridicules Holling's painting.

  • Northern Exposure - Una Volta in L'Inverno (Season 5 Episode 17)
    Season 5 Episode 17:

    Una Volta in L'Inverno

    Joel and Maggie wait out a storm in a secluded cabin, then Ed shows up; Shelly helps Ruth-Anne study Italian.

  • Northern Exposure - Northern Hospitality (Season 5 Episode 16)
    Season 5 Episode 16:

    Northern Hospitality

    Friends think Joel is a freeloader, so he throws a dinner party; Chris revises his playlist after a song he played drove a listener crazy.

  • Northern Exposure - Hello, I Love You (Season 5 Episode 15)
    Season 5 Episode 15:

    Hello, I Love You

    On the day she is to give birth, Shelly sees her child in the future; their relationship frustrates Joel and Maggie.

  • Northern Exposure - A Bolt From the Blue (Season 5 Episode 14)
    Season 5 Episode 14:

    A Bolt From the Blue

    Joel tries to talk down a terminated ranger from his fire tower; Adam ruins Maurice's President's Day fireworks display.

  • Northern Exposure - Mite Makes Right (Season 5 Episode 13)
    Season 5 Episode 13:

    Mite Makes Right

    A musician stalks Maurice, who mulls buying a violin as an investment; Maggie is obsessed with dust mites.

  • Northern Exposure - Mr. Sandman (Season 5 Episode 12)
    Season 5 Episode 12:

    Mr. Sandman

    Personal secrets are revealed when the northern lights cause the citizens of Cicely to experience one another's dreams.

  • Northern Exposure - Baby Blues (Season 5 Episode 11)
    Season 5 Episode 11:

    Baby Blues

    Depressed Shelly flees her baby shower; a Hollywood agent wants Ed to change his script; Chris seeks his feminine side.

  • Northern Exposure - First Snow (Season 5 Episode 10)
    Season 5 Episode 10:

    First Snow

    As Cicely prepares for winter, Joel is puzzled and disturbed when an elderly, but healthy, patient informs him that it is her time to die.

  • Northern Exposure - A Cup of Joe (Season 5 Episode 9)
    Season 5 Episode 9:

    A Cup of Joe

    A terrible secret threatens Holling and Ruth-Anne's friendship; aspiring pilot Chris is anxious over the written exam.

  • Northern Exposure - Heal Thyself (Season 5 Episode 8)
    Season 5 Episode 8:

    Heal Thyself

    A demon makes Ed doubt his future as a shaman; Holling's jokes during Lamaze class infuriate Shelly; Maggie misses the laundromat.

  • Northern Exposure - Rosebud (Season 5 Episode 7)
    Season 5 Episode 7:


    Ed faces a career impasse while organizing the Cicely Film Festival; Joel makes excuses for not joining the volunteer fire department; guest Peter Bogdanovich.

  • Northern Exposure - Birds of a Feather (Season 5 Episode 6)
    Season 5 Episode 6:

    Birds of a Feather

    Joel's visiting parents adapt easily to Cicely; Holling's disdain for sports causes Shelly concern over their baby's athletic future.

  • Northern Exposure - A River Doesn't Run Through It (Season 5 Episode 5)
    Season 5 Episode 5:

    A River Doesn't Run Through It

    Maurice tries to outsmart a wealthy American Indian in a land deal; Maggie is asked to be homecoming queen.

  • Northern Exposure - Altered Egos (Season 5 Episode 4)
    Season 5 Episode 4:

    Altered Egos

    Bernard's new love cohabited with Chris; Marilyn screens dates by their medical history; Joel fears the loss of his New York edge.

  • Northern Exposure - Jaws of Life (Season 5 Episode 3)
    Season 5 Episode 3:

    Jaws of Life

    The residents are unnerved by the annual visit by the mobile dentist; a wax museum's likeness of Maurice is so lifelike that it disturbs everyone.

  • Northern Exposure - The Mystery of the Old Curio Shop (Season 5 Episode 2)
    Season 5 Episode 2:

    The Mystery of the Old Curio Shop

    Maggie probes odd behavior by an antique store's owners; signs of aging disturb Maurice; Joel investigates Jewish influence on American Indian language.

  • Northern Exposure - Three Doctors (Season 5 Episode 1)
    Season 5 Episode 1:

    Three Doctors

    Cicely's residents take care of Joel when he comes down with a violent Alaskan flu; Ed faces a difficult decision about a career change.

  • Northern Exposure - Old Tree (Season 4 Episode 25)
    Season 4 Episode 25:

    Old Tree

    Joel is asked to use his medical expertise to save an ancient cottonwood tree; Shelly is suddenly unable to talk, but can't stop singing.

  • Northern Exposure - Sleeping With the Enemy (Season 4 Episode 24)
    Season 4 Episode 24:

    Sleeping With the Enemy

    Maurice's Korean son ventures to Alaska to ask permission to marry; Ed dubs a movie in his native tongue.

  • Northern Exposure - Mud and Blood (Season 4 Episode 23)
    Season 4 Episode 23:

    Mud and Blood

    The town credits Maggie with healing powers after she saves a life; pregnant Shelly nests; Chris and Maurice buy a pig.

  • Northern Exposure - Kaddish for Uncle Manny (Season 4 Episode 22)
    Season 4 Episode 22:

    Kaddish for Uncle Manny

    Joel seeks fellow Jews to help mourn his uncle; Chris enlists Bernard in settling a 150-year-old feud.

  • Northern Exposure - The Big Feast (Season 4 Episode 21)
    Season 4 Episode 21:

    The Big Feast

    Joel doesn't get an invitation to the 25th anniversary bash for Maurice's company; Shelly breaks Maurice's expensive bottle of wine.

  • Northern Exposure - Homesick (Season 4 Episode 20)
    Season 4 Episode 20:


    Maggie thinks she cured Mike, who announces he is going to Russia with Greenpeace; Shelly's redecorating sickens Holling.

  • Northern Exposure - Family Feud (Season 4 Episode 19)
    Season 4 Episode 19:

    Family Feud

    A totem pole rekindles a feud between American Indian clans; Shelly marries Holling to end her hallucinations.

  • Northern Exposure - Northern Lights (Season 4 Episode 18)
    Season 4 Episode 18:

    Northern Lights

    Joel withholds services after being refused a vacation; a vagrant's presence outrages Maurice; sculptor Chris seeks inspiration.

  • Northern Exposure - Love's Labour Mislaid (Season 4 Episode 17)
    Season 4 Episode 17:

    Love's Labour Mislaid

    Maggie doesn't remember making love with Joel; Ed agrees to an arranged marriage; Holling and Ruth-Anne go bird-watching.

  • Northern Exposure - Ill Wind (Season 4 Episode 16)
    Season 4 Episode 16:

    Ill Wind

    An ill wind spurs fisticuffs, then intimacy between Maggie and Joel; Chris saves Maurice, who hates owing his life to anyone.

  • Northern Exposure - Learning Curve (Season 4 Episode 15)
    Season 4 Episode 15:

    Learning Curve

    Marilyn seeks adventure in Seattle, but Joel fears for her safety; Holling pursues his high-school degree.

  • Northern Exposure - Grosse Point, 48230 (Season 4 Episode 14)
    Season 4 Episode 14:

    Grosse Point, 48230

    Maggie promises Joel professional basketball tickets if he will accompany her home on a visit to her dysfunctional family.

  • Northern Exposure - Duets (Season 4 Episode 13)
    Season 4 Episode 13:


    Ed's spiritual guide returns to help him find the father who abandoned him; after Mike and Maggie kiss, she is terrified of killing another boyfriend.

  • Northern Exposure - Revelations (Season 4 Episode 12)
    Season 4 Episode 12:


    Attraction to a monk disturbs Chris; Ruth-Anne pays off her store, stripping Maurice's powers as landlord; Joel has no patients.

  • Northern Exposure - Survival of the Species (Season 4 Episode 11)
    Season 4 Episode 11:

    Survival of the Species

    A dream about the destruction of the environment depresses Ed; Maggie finds American Indian artifacts in her back yard; a boy likes Shelly.

  • Northern Exposure - Crime and Punishment (Season 4 Episode 10)
    Season 4 Episode 10:

    Crime and Punishment

    The citizens of Cicely rally to support Chris when he is arrested for parole violation and faces extradition to his home state of West Virginia.

  • Northern Exposure - Do the Right Thing (Season 4 Episode 9)
    Season 4 Episode 9:

    Do the Right Thing

    A former KGB staffer has incriminating information on Maurice; Holling won't accept a health inspector's suggestions.

  • Northern Exposure - Thanksgiving (Season 4 Episode 8)
    Season 4 Episode 8:


    Cicely prepares for Thanksgiving; Joel gets devastating news; Chris misses prison holidays; Mike (Anthony Edwards) has a relapse.

  • Northern Exposure - The Bad Seed (Season 4 Episode 7)
    Season 4 Episode 7:

    The Bad Seed

    Holling learns he has a daughter (Valerie Perrine); the cranes fly through Cicely; Marilyn seeks independence.

  • Northern Exposure - On Your Own (Season 4 Episode 6)
    Season 4 Episode 6:

    On Your Own

    Marilyn's old boyfriend (Bill Irwin), a circus performer, returns with a group of mimes (Mummenschanz); Ed finds a ruby ring in a fish.

  • Northern Exposure - Blowing Bubbles (Season 4 Episode 5)
    Season 4 Episode 5:

    Blowing Bubbles

    Maggie is attracted to the new resident, a hyperallergic lawyer (Anthony Edwards) who must live in a plastic bubble.

  • Northern Exposure - Heroes (Season 4 Episode 4)
    Season 4 Episode 4:


    A rock star (Adam Ant) entrances Shelly and chooses Ed to shoot his video; a friend holds Chris to an old promise.

  • Northern Exposure - Nothing's Perfect (Season 4 Episode 3)
    Season 4 Episode 3:

    Nothing's Perfect

    Chris falls for a woman whose pets he accidentally killed; Maurice's antique German clock can't keep accurate time.

  • Northern Exposure - Midnight Sun (Season 4 Episode 2)
    Season 4 Episode 2:

    Midnight Sun

    The midnight sun gives basketball coach Joel an excess of energy; cheerleader Shelly's new look arouses Holling.

  • Northern Exposure - Northwest Passages (Season 4 Episode 1)
    Season 4 Episode 1:

    Northwest Passages

    Maggie faces personal demons on her 30th birthday; Maurice pens his memoirs; Chris tries to teach Marilyn to drive.

  • Northern Exposure - Cicely (Season 3 Episode 23)
    Season 3 Episode 23:


    Through flashbacks, a 108-year-old former resident recalls the history of Cicely, founded in 1909 by two women who envisioned a Utopian community.

  • Northern Exposure - Our Wedding (Season 3 Episode 22)
    Season 3 Episode 22:

    Our Wedding

    The town prepares for Adam and Eve's wedding; Maggie is angry when she learns Joel tricked her into believing they slept together while in Juneau.

  • Northern Exposure - It Happened in Juneau (Season 3 Episode 21)
    Season 3 Episode 21:

    It Happened in Juneau

    Maggie can't remember if she slept with Joel during a trip to Juneau; Bernard returns from Africa; Marilyn subs for Joel.

  • Northern Exposure - Final Frontier (Season 3 Episode 20)
    Season 3 Episode 20:

    Final Frontier

    Holling struggles with unresolved feelings when his nemesis, a bear, dies; Japanese tourists annoy Maurice.

  • Northern Exposure - Wake Up Call (Season 3 Episode 19)
    Season 3 Episode 19:

    Wake Up Call

    Shelly begins to shed her skin after mystic healer Leonard Quinhagak (Graham Greene) arrives in Cicely.

  • Northern Exposure - My Sister, My Mother (Season 3 Episode 18)
    Season 3 Episode 18:

    My Sister, My Mother

    Shelly and her mother pose as sisters; expectant father Adam has sympathy symptoms; a baby is abandoned in Joel's office.

  • Northern Exposure - Lost and Found (Season 3 Episode 17)
    Season 3 Episode 17:

    Lost and Found

    A suicide victim haunts Joel's cabin; Maurice's ex-superior visits; Eve tends to Joel's patients, then learns she's pregnant.

  • Northern Exposure - Three Amigos (Season 3 Episode 16)
    Season 3 Episode 16:

    Three Amigos

    Maurice and Holling are saddled with their dead friend Bill's wife, who insists on accompanying them to his final resting place.

  • Northern Exposure - Democracy in America (Season 3 Episode 15)
    Season 3 Episode 15:

    Democracy in America

    An angry neighbor challenges Holling for mayor; Ed casts his first vote; Holling's power arouses Shelly.

  • Northern Exposure - Burning Down the House (Season 3 Episode 14)
    Season 3 Episode 14:

    Burning Down the House

    Maggie's parents split and her house burns; Joel learns a chimney sweep's real identity; Chris seeks a cow to fling.

  • Northern Exposure - Things Become Extinct (Season 3 Episode 13)
    Season 3 Episode 13:

    Things Become Extinct

    Holling experiences midlife crisis at 63; Ed does a documentary on flute-making; Maurice plans to make Cicely the county seat.

  • Northern Exposure - Our Tribe (Season 3 Episode 12)
    Season 3 Episode 12:

    Our Tribe

    Joel finds himself honored as a tribal member after healing one of its elders; Holling closes the Brick.

  • Northern Exposure - Dateline Cicely (Season 3 Episode 11)
    Season 3 Episode 11:

    Dateline Cicely

    When Holling learns he owes back taxes, he asks Chris to become a partner in the bar; Maurice offers Adam his own newspaper column.

  • Northern Exposure - Seoul Mates (Season 3 Episode 10)
    Season 3 Episode 10:

    Seoul Mates

    Joel treats a self-proclaimed Santa's elf, then buys a Christmas tree; Maurice meets the Korean family he didn't know he had.

  • Northern Exposure - Get Real (Season 3 Episode 9)
    Season 3 Episode 9:

    Get Real

    A bus with carnival performers breaks down in town; Ed helps Joel study; Holling dislikes Shelly's feet; guest Bill Irwin.

  • Northern Exposure - A-Hunting We Will Go (Season 3 Episode 8)
    Season 3 Episode 8:

    A-Hunting We Will Go

    Joel shoots his first bird when he joins Holling and Chris on their annual hunting trip; Ed searches for a special birthday gift for Ruth-Anne.

  • Northern Exposure - Roots (Season 3 Episode 7)
    Season 3 Episode 7:


    Maggie convinces Joel to comfort his ex-fiancee, Elaine, who is mourning the death of her husband; Adam becomes the chef at Holling's bar.

  • Northern Exposure - The Body in Question (Season 3 Episode 6)
    Season 3 Episode 6:

    The Body in Question

    The well-preserved 200-year-old body of a Frenchman washes up on the shores of Cicely with a journal that could change history.

  • Northern Exposure - Jules et Joel (Season 3 Episode 5)
    Season 3 Episode 5:

    Jules et Joel

    Joel's wheeler-dealer twin (Rob Morrow in a dual role) pretends to be Joel; Chris' radio confession generates guilt.

  • Northern Exposure - Animals 'R Us (Season 3 Episode 4)
    Season 3 Episode 4:

    Animals 'R Us

    Maggie thinks a stray dog is Rick reincarnated; Maurice and Marilyn go into business producing ostrich eggs; Ed's movie premieres.

  • Northern Exposure - Oy Wilderness (Season 3 Episode 3)
    Season 3 Episode 3:

    Oy Wilderness

    Plane engine trouble strands Maggie and Joel in the wilderness; an old friend says she will marry Shelly's ex-husband.

  • Northern Exposure - Only You (Season 3 Episode 2)
    Season 3 Episode 2:

    Only You

    Joel searches for the chemical that makes Chris irresistible to women; Maggie learns she needs glasses; Chris experiences unrequited love.

  • Northern Exposure - The Bumpy Road to Love (Season 3 Episode 1)
    Season 3 Episode 1:

    The Bumpy Road to Love

    Adam the hermit's hypochondriac wife holds Joel hostage; Maggie goes on a drinking binge after learning her deceased boyfriend Rick was unfaithful.

  • Northern Exposure - Slow Dance (Season 2 Episode 7)
    Season 2 Episode 7:

    Slow Dance

    Rick's death by falling satellite further enhances Maggie's reputation; Maurice meets prospective hoteliers.

  • Northern Exposure - War & Peace (Season 2 Episode 6)
    Season 2 Episode 6:

    War & Peace

    Everyone except Maurice welcomes a vacationing Russian (Elya Baskin); Holling has nightmares; Ed falls in love.

  • Northern Exposure - Spring Break (Season 2 Episode 5)
    Season 2 Episode 5:

    Spring Break

    Spring: Holling picks fights with patrons; Ed seeks a once-a-year kleptomaniac; Maurice falls for a trooper.

  • Northern Exposure - What I Did for Love (Season 2 Episode 4)
    Season 2 Episode 4:

    What I Did for Love

    Joel reconsiders a visit to New York when his temporary replacement charms the townspeople and Maggie dreams his plane crashes.

  • Northern Exposure - All Is Vanity (Season 2 Episode 3)
    Season 2 Episode 3:

    All Is Vanity

    Maggie purports Joel to be her boyfriend to gain her father's approval; Holling comes to a very personal decision.

  • Northern Exposure - The Big Kiss (Season 2 Episode 2)
    Season 2 Episode 2:

    The Big Kiss

    An Indian spirit (Floyd Red Crow Westerman) advises Ed on finding his parents and Chris on regaining his voice.

  • Northern Exposure - Goodbye to All That (Season 2 Episode 1)
    Season 2 Episode 1:

    Goodbye to All That

    The Cicely townspeople rally to help Joel cope when they learn that his New York fiancee has left him for an older man.

  • Northern Exposure - The Aurora Borealis: A Fairy Tale for Big People (Season 1 Episode 8)
    Season 1 Episode 8:

    The Aurora Borealis: A Fairy Tale for Big People

    Joel claims to have been rescued by a legendary Bigfootlike creature; Chris becomes friends with an artist who turns out to be his brother.

  • Northern Exposure - A Kodiak Moment (Season 1 Episode 7)
    Season 1 Episode 7:

    A Kodiak Moment

    When Maurice realizes he has no heir, he asks Chris to become his son; Maggie helps Joel teach childbirth classes.

  • Northern Exposure - Sex, Lies and Ed's Tapes (Season 1 Episode 6)
    Season 1 Episode 6:

    Sex, Lies and Ed's Tapes

    A shocked Holling learns that Shelly is married when her husband arrives in Cicely to ask for a divorce; Ed attempts to write a blockbuster movie.

  • Northern Exposure - Russian Flu (Season 1 Episode 5)
    Season 1 Episode 5:

    Russian Flu

    A flu epidemic in Cicely spoils Joel's romantic reunion with his visiting fiancee, Elaine, who is befriended by Maggie.

  • Northern Exposure - Dreams and Schemes and Putting Greens (Season 1 Episode 4)
    Season 1 Episode 4:

    Dreams and Schemes and Putting Greens

    Holling leaves an expectant Shelly waiting at the altar; Joel convinces some Japanese investors to buy his way out of Cicely.

  • Northern Exposure - Soapy Sanderson (Season 1 Episode 3)
    Season 1 Episode 3:

    Soapy Sanderson

    Maggie sees Joel in a new light when he donates inherited land to the Indians, then learns of his ulterior motive.

  • Northern Exposure - Brains, Know-How and Native Intelligence (Season 1 Episode 2)
    Season 1 Episode 2:

    Brains, Know-How and Native Intelligence

    Joel's ineptitude at plumbing contrasts with his skill at treating a proud, recalcitrant medicine man.

  • Northern Exposure - Pilot (Season 1 Episode 1)
    Season 1 Episode 1:


    Joel tries to adjust to his new surroundings while looking for a loophole in his contract with the state.