Man: Ed, you're dealing with the demon of external validation.
You can't beat external validation. You want to know why? Because
it feels sooo good.
brings the world-renowned sport of wheelchair racing to Cicely; Ed
battles External Validation (guest star Ben
Reed) to help a patient; Ted (guest star Tim
Sampson) learns of the loneliness of wealth.
his leg injury, Maurice learned of the sport of wheelchair racing
and, with the First Cicely Sunrise Road Race, he has brought champions
from every corner of the world to compete. Leading Team Minnifield
is Cliff Zweibel (guest star David
McSwain), who becomes frustrated as Maurice turns every aspect
of the race into a moneymaking opportunity. After Maurice insists
that he wear Reeboks instead of his lucky shoes, Cliff quits and
Maurice has to scrounge a last minute replacement.
A racer in
town suffering from tennis elbow asks to try Ed's methods of healing
because traditional therapy hasn't worked. After Ed's topical treatment
causes a rash, he is chastised by Dr. Grant Saperstein (guest star
a visiting doctor to tend to the racers while Joel is out of town.
Feeling insecure about his shaman abilities, Ed is mocked by his
low self-esteem demon, the Green Man (guest star Phil
Fondacaro). After realizing that Kim's (guest star Kristine
Kirsten) ailment is related to her need for the demon External Validation,
Ed battles the otherworldly demon for her to no avail. Once he convinces
her to change her goals and visualizations to doing well for herself,
rather than simply to win, her elbow is well.
When Ted Banks
is commissioned to wire Lester
Haines' (guest star Apesanahkwat)
new house, he is thrilled about the financial security and is thinking
about the future with Marilyn. While
he is impressed by all of Lester's wealth, Marilyn is unfazed and
disdainful. After spending many hours with Lester, Ted sees the
truth, as Lester longs for more possessions and tries to squeeze
Ted to lower his measly commission.
got his fourth rejection letter on his "The Shaman" script.
[It's too much like On Deadly Ground.]
was a partner at one of the top plastic surgery practices on the
West Side when he was hit with a lawsuit by a former client.
driver and best friend since high school is Jimmy.
Who are all these nice people and what happened to the barkeep,
his ditzy wife and that nice jewish doctor? Is the wheelchair race
replacing the annual Running of the Bulls or is there going to be
some kind of wild combination next year?
of the week: Romanee-Conti
[Romanee Conti: Domaine de la Romanee-Conti is the most famous wine
estate in all of Burgundy, if not the world. The domaine, commonly
known as DRC, is co-owned by the de Villaine and Leroy families.
The de Villaine half is shared among 10 different family members,
while on the other side Lalou Bize-Leroy and her sister Pauline
Roch-Leroy each own 25 percent of the domaine. All DRC wines are
grand cru quality, including one white wine (Le Montrachet) and
six reds (Romanee-Conti, La Tache, Romanee St. Vivant, Richebourg,
Grands Echezeaux and Echezeaux). Both Romanee-Conti and La Tache
are monopole sites, that is, the domaine owns the vineyard in its
entirety. From http://www.giantbottles.com/]
Greer - Kristine Kirsten
Ted Banks - Tim Sampson
Lester Haynes - Apesanahkwat
Cliff Zweibel - David
Grant Saperstein - Markus
Green Man - Phil
appeared in 5.8)
External Validation (Oscar Pulitzer) - Ben
Co-Dependency - Dennis
Mike - Blanchette Craig
Julian - Keith Egawa
Soong - Jacob Heilveil
(Note music listed is from the original TV airings. The DVD may differ.)
[Joel and Maggie argue as they discuss her bladder infection.]
Kavallerie (Light Cavalry Overture) - Franz Von Suppe
All Right - Bettie Servert
Man - Bananarama
Right Now - Free
meets up with external validation.]
fights with external validation.]
Bop - Ramones
Shelly, no earrings
Prix" - French for "Big Price"
Demons - a mobile home community.
Production Bible says about the new/temp doc: And blandly handsome
Dr. Grant Saperstein steps in for M.I.A. Dr. Joel (either that or
the last four seasons were just a dream, tune in next week to find
Fitzgerald - "The Rich are different ... they have more money." Fan Darren reports the quote by Fitzgerald is misstated- Fitz said the rich are different. Hemingway retorted- Yeah, they have more money. (Thanks Darren!)
quoting Chief Seattle said, how
can you sell the land?
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