Northern Exposure

Season 3 Episode 8

A-Hunting We Will Go

Aired Monday 10:00 PM Nov 18, 1991 on CBS

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  • Bird Doc

    Joel undergoes an interesting metamorphosis in this episode. After expressing moral indignation to Maggie over her hunting and killing a deer, he tries out hunting for himself on a trip with Chris and Holling. Despite himself, he becomes intoxicated with his primal urge to hunt, even surprising his hunt mates. After winging a bird, however, his even more powerful instinct to preserve life wins out, and he brings the wounded bird to his office to frantically try to save its life.

    Meanwhile, I really connected with Ed's sadness about Ruth-Anne's age. Searching for the perfect birthday gift for her, he asks advice from Chris. Chris delivers this comedic gem:

    "Oh, yeah, the great question: What do women want? ... Same things we do, only in prettier colors.

    The scene where Ed and Ruth-Anne dance on her future grave site is one of the most memorable moments in television.

    A very fine episode, with warm human caring displayed by both Joel and Ed.