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Ed: Uhm .. it's for your grave.
Ruth-Anne: my grave?! You bought me a grave for my birthday?
Ed: Do you like it?
Ruth-Anne: Yes ... yes, I do, Ed. It's a great spot to spend eternity.
||After grousing about the hunting frenzy sweeping Cicely, Joel sees firsthand
what it's all about by outfitting himself to join Chris and Holling for the
primal ritual in the wilds. Holling, however, prefers the home fires to the
campfire, while, back in town, Ed fears that Ruth-Anne is being stalked by the
Joel Fleischman is repulsed when he sees Maggie driving into town with a large deer she shot strapped across the hood of her
truck. He continues his debate about the evils of hunting with Holling and Chris, who maintains that being a hunter is man's
natural place in the food chain. In order to form a fair and scientific conclusion,
Joel decides to join Chris and Holling on their upcoming hunt. So Joel and Chris,
armed with rifles, and Holling, with his camera, head off into the woods, seeking
grouse. Chris flushes out a flock and kills two. Joel misses. Holling and Chris
are satisfied, but Joel wants the entire primal experience and, suddenly, turns
into the Terminator, wanting to kill anything that moves. When he gets his big
chance, he only wings a bird. He then tries to save its life, but the bird dies
of shock. Reluctantly, Joel admits to Maggie that the hunting was great--it was
the killing he couldn't accept. When Ed Chigliak finds
out that Ruth-Anne has just turned seventy-five,
he begins to treat her like a frail old woman. Struck by mortality, Ed decides
to give her a present that will last forever. [See picture above.]
Chris' Uncle Roy Bower used to take him hunting in Wheeling. In prison, Chris
had a pure moment of direct insight into the divine nature.
doing the wild thing for 56 years.
Jerry Sweeny used
to have an air rifle and wouldn't let joel try it.
Ruth-Anne's Grandma Gert reached 99 1/2, but Grandma Ila never saw 50 (slipped
while clogging; Grandpa Irv buried her in her clogs).
name established as Miller. (Husband Bill).
Shelly had a pet
angelfish named Angel ... took her for a walk in a pickle jar and she died soon
|Facts to Wax (2):
Maggie brings home a ten point buck.
Marilyn's an angler.
a hairline fracture of the fifth metatarsal; Ed's working full time at the store.
Ruth-Anne gets a card with poem from her son Matt in Chicago (megers & acquisitions).
Rudy's the poet. Ruth-Anne's age is established as 75 (in dialog); last name
Miller, cleared by deForest.
one cigarette every hour. [**This is in the Production Bible nots but on screen they establish "Ruth-Anne smokes one cigarette every two hours, but will never stop cold turkey. " Thanks Chris!]
Holling's 63 (in
dialog; already established in VANITY); father died when he was 110, mother
40 (NOT! In "Dreams" his father died at 104, grandfather at 106, mother
at 42 and grandmother 44).
Joel's first experience
eating a patient (the killing part was great: it was the dying part ...)
(Note music listed is from the original TV airings. The DVD may differ.)
[Holling and Chris talk about going hunting. Joel joins them in discussion and
ends up wanting to join the hunting trip.](8)
Tonight - John Mellencamp
[Shelly and Ed talk about Ruth-Anne's age at Holling's.](8)
About to Change - Travis Tritt
[Shelly tells story about taking her fish for a walk; Ed looks for ideas for
Ruth-Anne's gift; Maggie can't believe Joel actually shot a bird.](8)
Orchid - Peter Moon Band (listen to an MP3 here)
[Joel sadly announces that the bird has died. Shelly serves him cornflakes for
breakfast after Holling has suggested eggs.]
Dancing on the Grave - David
[Ed and Ruth-Anne dance on her grave.]
A bunch of Silver Bells (?) [when Holling, Chris & Joel discuss hunting in
Brick.] (Silver belle = Ruth-Anne?)
A bunch of fruit (watermelon, banana and a leaf?) [Ed and Shelly discuss Ruth-Anne's
Black Fish (angelfish?) [Shelly reprimands Holling in Brick about being cheery
when Joel is down.]
Troll dolls (sitting on pumpkins) [Joel tells
her the bird is dad.] [Thanks again Chris!]
Blue Poof Balls (pompoms) [Ruth-Anne's surprise party.]
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me additions. [Thanks Chris for the additions!]
Neil Young World Tour (with a peace sign)
Purple T-shirt w/ dyed or bleached area across the middle
Ruth-Anne: Sometimes her energy scares me.
Chris: Shelly? She just runs on an open circuit.
Ruth-Anne: But is her groundwire connected? (6)
Chris to Ed: What do women want? I don't know, do you? Same thing men want, only in prettier
and additional research