Northern Exposure

Season 1 Episode 4

Dreams, Schemes and Putting Greens

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Aired Monday 10:00 PM Aug 02, 1990 on CBS
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Dreams, Schemes and Putting Greens
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Joel's mind is on helping Maurice sell Alaska as the "new Riviera" to two Japanese businessmen in hopes of becoming the "attending physician"--and playing golf--at their proposed resort. Meanwhile, Holling has proposed to Shelly when he learns that she is carrying his child, when the wedding day arrives, he is somewhat reluctant to go through with ceremony.moreless

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  • Shelly's pregnant, leaving Holling to do the honorable thing and marry her. But he's afraid of "a curse" that has plaqued his family for generations. Meanwhile, Maurice and Joel try to woo Japanese businessmen into building their new resort in Cicely.moreless

    8.5
    I am disheartened that other reviewers marked this episode as inferior to the episodes prior. To me, it's the first truly great episode of the first season, revealing that the show is beginning to hit its stride.



    The Shelly/Holling story arc in this episode is really what does it for me. Both characters are given great moments to shine, first with Shelly's confrontation in the bar and then with Holling's confrontation at the wedding. Equally compelling is the sequence with Maurice where he tries to convince Shelly to come back to him.



    Few shows have balanced out the supporting cast as effectively as Northern Exposure did, and it's nice to see so much attention paid to the love triangle that makes these characters so dynamic.moreless
Barry Corbin

Barry Corbin

Maurice J. Minnifield

Janine Turner

Janine Turner

Mary Margaret "Maggie" O'Connell

John Corbett

John Corbett

Christopher "Chris in the Morning" Danforth Stevens

John Cullum

John Cullum

Holling Gustav Vincoeur

Rob Morrow

Rob Morrow

Dr. Joel Fleischman [ episodes 1 - 102 ]

Cynthia Geary

Cynthia Geary

Shelly Marie Tambo(-Vincoeur)

William Douglas Smith

William Douglas Smith

Bar Patron

Guest Star

Anthony Curry

Anthony Curry

Gorman Tambo

Guest Star

Michael Paul Chan

Michael Paul Chan

Masuto

Guest Star

Peg Phillips

Peg Phillips

Ruth-Anne Miller

Recurring Role

Grant Goodeve

Grant Goodeve

Rick Pederson

Recurring Role

Elaine Miles

Elaine Miles

Marilyn Whirlwind

Recurring Role

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