||When the Aurora Borealis goes haywire, everyone in Cicely is swapping dreams; Holling develops a severe psychosomatic aversion
to food; Maurice deals with his fetish for women's
The Northern Lights are out of kilter and everyone in Cicely is having each
others' dreams. Maggie's unsettling dream about a
rude French Canadian who orders her to drive him around turns out to be Holling's
recurring dream about his father. Joel dreams about
living in Candyland and sleepwalks to Ruth-Anne's store looking for Sweet Tarts, which are the dreams of a young boy whom Joel
told not to eat candy to lower his blood sugar. Chris runs a matchup service over the radio to unite dreams with their proper owners.
Holling has developed
an acute nausea toward all foods and comes to Joel for help. In an attempt to
use dream therapy, Maggie joins the sessions since she is having all of Holling's
dreams. They discover that Maggie's/Holling's unpleasant dream about a mean
French Canadian is based on Holling's traumatizing experience as a ten-year-old,
when his father forced him to be his chauffeur. Further analysis reveals that
Holling's psychosis is based in the fear of being a terrible father. Once he
accepts that he can be kind and giving like his mother, rather than belittling
and bullying like his father, he is cured.
Ron (guest star Doug Ballard)
dreams about women's shoes and is surprised to discover he has such a passe
fetish. In one dream, he sees his reflection in the mirror and, shockingly,
it turns out to be Maurice. Like schoolboys with a naughty secret, Ron and Erick (guest star Don R. McManus)
tease Maurice about his passion for ladies' footwear. With his back up, Maurice
accuses them of cheating at poker in a tense confrontation. After a lecture
from Ruth-Anne that sex is the jungle and anything goes, Maurice makes peace
with Ron and Erick as well as with his own urges.
Ron and Erick have a weekly poker night at the B & B.
Chris says that
Walt told him that the last time the Northern Lights went ballistic was in '57.
name was Jean Jacques Vincouer. His mother was compassionate woman.
TREND WATCH: hot food in Cicely -- paella. It's this year's haricots verts and
everyone's talking about it.
J'aime le chien
francais! Can we make him a regular?
||Erick Reese Hillman - Don
Ron Bantz - Doug
Walter 'Walt' Kupfer - Moultrie
Dave the Cook - William
Jean Jacques Vincoeur - Clement
Shoe Customer - Delia Sheppard
Bruce - David Pichette
Party Guest - Alyce LaTourelle
Nora - Carol Jean Anderson
(Note music listed is from the original TV airings. The DVD may differ. * Indicates correct song on the DVD.)
Be a Lady (Guys and Dolls) - Frank Loesser
[Ron, Erick, Chris, Joel and Maurice talk about their dreams at the poker game.]
Ray - Sylvester Weaver
Let Me Go - Buckwheat Zydeco
[In the Brick, Shelly talks to Holling about his nausea.]
Was Mine - Lindsey Buckingham
I May Want
a Man - JoAnne Shenandoah
milk bottles (baby bottles?) [In the Brick, she talks to Holling about his nausea
and the baby stroller.]
cows [Holling realizes that it's his mother that is the issue, not his father.]
Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
The Meaning of Psychology for Modern Man - Karl Jung
(Essay from the Collected Works of Carl Jung)
|References from Kevin Wright's NX Culture (6):
Ref: Medea. Killed her two sons.
Ref: Olympias. Mother of Alexander the Great
Ref: Spin & Marty (Maurice calls Erick and Ron this while playing cards)
The Adventures of Spin and Marty was a serial that was shown on the Mickey
Mouse Club. It concerned the adventures of these two young boys at the Triple
Ref: Rogerian Therapy (Joel tries it on Holling)
Carl Rogers, 1902-1987: Rogers's client-centered therapy is among the most influential and widely
employed techniques in modern U.S. clinical psychology. This is the type of
therapy cliched by phrases such as "how do YOU feel about that?" from the
|Things I Own
From the Show:
||A lamp that appears in Holling and Shelly's Love grotto!
The Cliquot calendar on Joel's office wall.