Maggie wants to surprise Joel with an authentic Passover seder,
he is uncomfortable with the idea. While fishing with Chris
Joel hooks a humongous fish, soon identified as Gunaakadeit, a legendary
sea monster known as Goony to locals. Battling the fish throughout
the day and night, Joel is forced to move into a rowboat and drift
out into the huge lake as Goony drags the line. In an allegorical
dream, Joel encounters his rabbi from New York and they end up in
the belly of the beast. The fish imagery and Rabbi Schulman's (guest
Adler) guidance lead Joel to realize he is denying Maggie intimacy
by not sharing Passover with her.
Ruth-Anne reaches her boiling point with rude customers. She closes
the store and takes off on Chris' Harley full throttle. At a roadhouse
diner, she hooks up with the Diablos, a hard-core biker gang, and
rides through the night. As Ed loyally guards the store, Ruth-Anne
heads home when she realizes she has run out of road, both metaphorically
and physically speaking.
the subjective world of art as he takes up paint-by-numbers to kill
time while babysitting Randi. Flattered by Shelly's
compliments, he hangs a finished "work" in the Brick. While everyone
else sings his praises, Maurice
scoffs, hurting Holling's feelings and killing his appreciation
for the hobby. Chris tries to talk him out of quitting by emphasizing
the process of creating, rather than the judgment of the finished
product. Holling decides to continue his art and simply give to
those who appreciate his talent.
a big sturgeon, weighing an estimated (by Ed) thousand pounds. The
first modern sighting was in 1931.
bikers, TURK, FROG and TINY, belong to the Diablos gang.
'68 - Walt was the only other one to hook Goonie on the line. Got
his finger caught in the line.
Rabbi smokes but “doesn't inhale.”
finds his old baseball bat, and a spider man comic.
his father's mishna and an old skate key.
with Ruth-Anne and the Diablos on Grumbler's
page. This episode was on of Peg Phillips' (Ruth-Anne) favorites.
Grumbler's page: Chris' Harley-Davidson FLH 1200. Sold at the Northern
Exposure Auction in July 1995 for $13,500. John
Corbett's (Chris Stevens) initials said to have been engraved