Northern Exposure

Season 5 Episode 23

Blood Ties

Aired Monday 10:00 PM May 16, 1994 on CBS



  • Trivia

    • In the episode "Three Doctors" 8 months earlier Ed tells Leonard he can't stand the sight of blood and Leonard told him he would get used to it. I guess Leonard was right, he got used to it; otherwise he wouldn't be able to look at all the units of blood they collected for the drive so easily.

  • Quotes

    • Joel: First I thought it was numbness, shock. The inability to believe that a just God could allow someone to destroy a gold mine of prehistoric knowledge for a year's worth of Salisbury steak… Life is a mystery. One man's life-altering experience is another man's tenderloin. I'm one of you now. I'm a Cicelean.

  • Notes

    • Robin Greene, the writer of this episode donated blood so that she could fully understand what she was writing about.

    • Music:- "Lonely Road" by Bobby Darin
      - "When The Boy In Your Arms" by Connie Francis
      - "Wrap Your Troubles In Your Dreams" by Les Paul and Mary Ford

    • Although featured in the Opening Credits, Peg Phillips [Ruth-Anne Miller] does not appear in this episode.

  • Allusions