(writes letter): Life here is so elemental. So real. Without
the interference of civilization you can really experience things
like, ... silence. Silence and darkness in its purity. Right now,
right outside my window all I can see is a black void. Endless darkness.
It's totally exhilarating, ... and I feel very lucky to be here.
Very, very, very lucky.
discovers his cabin is haunted, Eve is worried
that she is suffering from an exotic illness, and Maurice
is disappointed when his old friend from Korea turns out to be less
hears a human-like sound inside his cabin one night. He mentions
it to Ruth-Anne who tells him about
Jack, a young man who committed suicide forty years before in Joel’s
cabin. To ease Joel’s mind Maggie
brings in an exorcist, but Joel refuses to let him work when he
finds out Jack’s soul may be doomed to hell because suicide
is a mortal sin. Maggie tells Joel he identifies with Jack’s
situation as both are single, well-educated, thirtyish and cynical.
But when Maggie points out that like Jack, Joel has no friends in
Cicely and would never be mourned, he decides to invite everyone
to a barbeque.
Eve, a well-known
hypochondriac, appears in Joel’s office insisting on a complete
examination. Joel demands that she leave, because the last time
they met she held him captive in her cabin for days. They eventually
come to an understanding and Joel agrees to run a series of extensive
tests on her. But when the results come back, Eve is surprised to
learn that she isn't dying -- but the rabbit has.
excited because Gordon (guest star Noble
Willingham), his former commanding officer in Korea, is coming
to Cicely for a visit. Upon his arrival, Gordon asks Maurice to
invest in a lodge he is building in Montana, which takes Maurice
by surprise. Gordon later reveals he did not become an astronaut
because he was disinterested but because he did not meet the qualifications,
leaving Maurice to face the fact that his lifelong idol is not perfect.
writes a letter to “Mark” who did it -- Methodist, DeBakey.
Last month Cicely had a four point trembler; Mel’s Guns &
Ammo building demolished. “Jack” aka John R. Larson,
died in 1948: 30 yrs. Old, unmarried, white male, short dark brown
hair, brown eyed geologist from Indianapolis, prospecting for gold;
after blowing out his brains, he wrote, “alone...alone”
on a wall with his blood (?). Holling’s
bar was called The Bearded Nail back then. Why Maurice idolizes
Gordon: spring of ’51, they were sent to hit a bridge near
Taegu; Gordon flew lead, Maurice & kid named Davis were his wing
men; Davis was hit and went down; Maurice and Gordon took out the
bridge, but in his report, Gordon said Davis hit the bridge so his
family would get that Navy cross. Joel's grandma taught him how
to make burgers with breadcrumbs.
got three years, eight months, twenty-two days and fifteen hours
left to his sentence. It’s been three years since med school
for Joel. Gordon asks Maurice to invest $60,000 in his Montana lodge
and Maurice totals his Caddy. Ruth-Anne has the town records in
her cellar, along with marmots. Eve collects fin de siecle
bronze; Adam writes a column for the New Republic and is
lecturing at Cordon Bleu.
- Valerie Mahaffey
Dave the Cook - William J.
Emile - Time Winters
Colonel Gordon McKern - Noble
Mr. Swanson - Gary
Taylor (Also appeared in 1.2,
2.5, 3.5, 4.3,
Patron - Robert J.
Zenk (Also appeared in 3.5, Thanks Bobby!)
(Note music listed is from the original TV airings. The DVD may differ.)
Sin Ti - Bud and Travis
[Joel finds out about Jack.]
• Again Tonight - John Mellencamp
[Maggie works on the truck and Joel demands a new cabin.]
• Side by Side - Kay Starr
[Maurice introduces the Colonel to everyone in the Brick.]
• Terrible Thing - Booker T. and the MGs
[Chris talks about a brick from Mel's guns & ammo.]
• Mein Herr Marquis
[Ruth-Anne and Eve discuss antacids.]
• Ave Veru
[Joel looks over Jack's things. Maggie brings an exorcist.]
• Calliope Rag American Sampler
[Chris talks on the air about the dead.]
• Poor Butterfly - Benny Goodman
• Common Threads - Bobby McFerrin
[End - group picture.]
[Talks to Maurice about his car and the Coloniel coming to town.]
|Ed's Movie References:
[Joel asks Ed if he believes in ghosts.] (Thanks John!)
digging in the basement of the general store, Ruth-Anne finds a
picture of The Bearded Nail. This was the name of the Brick in the
movie The Runner Stumbles.
It’s also a tawdry jab at the Brick’s sign.
the Colonel fish for Dolly
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