only about an hour of sunshine each day in Cicely, Joel is desperate
to get to Juneau for an annual medical conference. Unfortunately,
a storm front hits and Maggie is unable to fly. To make matters
worse, Joel's truck won't start and they hole up in the airport
cabin to wait out the storm. Discovering a stash of delicacies,
Joel and Maggie snuggle in for a romantic night, until they are
caught in an intimate kiss when Ed, who had
been filming in the woods and became lost, shows up on the doorstep.
Ed eats their dinner, joins them for Monopoly, and falls blissfully
asleep while the couple wonder what become of their evening for
To help pass
the long sunless days during cabin-fever season, Ruth-Anne begins
the task of learning Italian so she can read Dante in its original
form. She struggles with it until Shelly reveals a fluent capability
and agrees to be Ruth-Anne's unlikely study parmer. Frustrated at
her own slow progress, Ruth-Anne becomes jealous, but finally realizes
to accept what you're given and enjoys the rhapsody of the language
as Shelly recites the work to her.
When Walt gets
depressed due to the lack of sunlight, Joel fits him with a special
light visor. He immediately becomes addicted to the contraption
and abuses it by increasing the doses well above the prescribed
levels. Feeling invincible, he chops wood without gloves and gets
into a fender bender with a snow plow. Chris and Holling finally
stage an intervention and Walt agrees to use the visor in doses,
monitored by Marilyn.
OF THE WEEK: L'Enclos, Pomerol. Hey you know something, Joel, Maggie,
Maurice -- lay off the hard stuff for a week, okay? No wonder the
town is so goddamned loony.
to Wax (Production Bible):
MARIE Tambo (first time we hear of her middle name).
Tammy can eat six burritos at a sitting.
Holling drives a landcruiser.
Ruth-Anne is an atheist.
The Kamsepset Sink Hole (three mile cavern w/ Indian artifacts),
one of our most faacinating natural wonders, according to Holling.