“Hey folks, I've just come back from a short cruise on the river of spiritual
renewal. You might be wondering, were my goals met? Did I have that transcendent
moment, the epiphany? You bet I did. You know, we men are always booking out.
We join armies, baseball teams, frat houses--in my case, a monastery--all to
the exclusion of our fair sisters. But let me tell you, in that segregated,
celibate world of men, a divine hand reached down, grabbed me by the belt strap
and gave a hard yank. To whom did this awesome hand belong? Woman. Yes, Cicely,
my metaphysical moment, my revelation, was this: for me, there can be no spirituality,
no sanctity, no truth without the female sex. O woman! lovely woman! Nature
made thee To temper man: we had been brutes without you. Angels are painted
fair, to look like you: There's in you all that we believe of heaven,-- Amazing
brightness, purity, and truth, Eternal joy, and everlasting love. (Chris reads
Thomas Otway: Venice Preserved. Act i. Sc. 1.)”
||Chris takes his vacation at a monastery; Ruth-Anne pays Maurice the remaining amount owed on her store; Joel becomes incredibly antsy when he has no patients.
Chris' brother, Bernard (guest star Richard
Cummings, Jr.), takes over the airwaves at KBHR, while Chris enjoys his
vacation at a monastery in an effort to discover his "innermost secret center."
Once there, he thoroughly enjoys his sparse surroundings and simple lifestyle
until he is overcome by sexual desire for one of the monks. Having always been
committed to loving women, he is completely bewildered by his own feelings.
Maurice by exercising the option to buy that was included in the original lease
contract for her store. Maurice, who needs to be in control of everything, becomes
angr with her for asserting her freedom. The two each play Ed against the other until he takes matter into his own hands and discovers a way
to convince them not to ruin their twenty-year-lon friendship.
Joel is stir
crazy when two weeks pass and he does not have a single patient. He begins to
beg the townspeople to schedule an appointment with him for anything - annual
checkup, rash miscellaneous pain. Bernard and Marilyn both attempt to teach
him to sit still, but to no avail.
Bernard fills in at the radio station for his brother.
Chris confesses to Brother
Simon that he read St. Augustine in the joint, and he's been into the "philosophical,
religious thing" since.
Ed came to work for Maurice
when he was sixteen.
Three years ago (time must
be standing still), Joel did his E.R. rotation at Bellevue.
Ruth-Anne's check when Maurice
ries to put an early-payoff penalty on her.
|Facts to Wax (Production Bible):
||Holling needs reading glasses. Maggie had a semester at the Sorbonne. Joel
dreams of his family in Radismishl, Poland circa 1850 featuring the prophet
Elijah. If Holling is right and we are our genes, Joel is four million years
old, although Maggie thinks he's 29.
||Bernard Stevens - Richard
Dave the Cook - William
Brother Timothy - Stephen
Brother Simon - Elizabeth
Brother James - Gregg Loughridge (also in Ep. 2.5)
(Note music listed is from the original TV airings. The DVD may differ.)
[Help! If you know these tunes from the original TV airings, email me.]
[Ruth-Anne pays off Maurice for the store.]
[Bernard on the air.]
[Maurice talks to Bernard.]
[Joel talks to Bernard in the Brick.]
[Bernard on the air, ad for Joel to look at moles.]
[Shelly and Ed talk about the Parent Trap.]
[Maurice comes into Ruth-Anne's store.]
[Chris talks about his trip to the monastary.]
Pink 2D cows [Shelly and Ed talk about Maurice and Ruth-Anne in the Brick.]
is a new list I am starting. Please email
Chigliak's Movie References:
Parent Trap (1961)
||Chris reads from a poem at the end of the show 'Oh woman...' (anyone know this title and author?)
Desert Sage is the paint color Ruth-Anne wants, not Apache Tan.
Ed knows which sides Maurice and Ruth-Anne are standing when he makes his video
Brother Simon's given name is Chris.
don't think that *I* can sit for five minutes ...
|Things I Own From the Show:
Ruth-Anne's cardigan sweater (forest animals) she wears when she discusses which paint color she wants the store painted.
Episode Footnotes and additional research