Northern Exposure

Season 4 Episode 16

Ill Wind

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Aired Monday 10:00 PM Feb 15, 1993 on CBS
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Ill Wind
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After breaking his nose, twice, Joel and Maggie have a wild fling in her barn. Chris saves Maurice's life, a debt that he is set on repaying. After witnessing that event and surrounded by psychic instability, Ed thinks about death in its many forms. A shepherd's flock wanders into town and he talk to the locals about his problems, Ruth-Anne thinks he is having a mid-career crisis.moreless

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  • Wind blowing through Cicely makes our beloved citizens behaving oddly.

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    Well, as far as I remember, a few seasons of Northern Exposure ago there was an episode concerning weather conditions and their impact on human behaviour. Keeping above in mind, I was quite sceptical while watching III Wind.



    Needles to say that the episode didn\'t live up any of my expectations. It was simply hilarious. Extremely fresh and well written. This episode not only presents one of the best Joel-Maggie conflicts ever, but also the sexual tension between them is showed vividly. The greatest surprise is that this tension is released so unexpectedly (after four years of waiting as Maggie says).



    All in all, as I stated in the classification, this episode is a series classic with great chemistry between Fleischman and O\'Connell supported by Ed\'s deadly thoughts and shepherd\'s visit. Only Maurice seems to be intact by the influence of the wind, but it\'s very believable.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 ]

Peg Phillips

Peg Phillips

Ruth-Anne Miller [ season 4+, recurring previously ]

Al Denbeste

Al Denbeste

Bar Patron

Guest Star

J.M. Bower

J.M. Bower

Townsperson

Guest Star

Kermit Cooley

Kermit Cooley

Kermit

Guest Star

William J. White

William J. White

Dave the cook

Recurring Role

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    • Ed: Suicide's not the Indian way.
      Shelly: It's not?
      Ed: Oh yeah. Don't go where you're not invited and all that.

    • (describing the range of the new radio transmitter)
      Maurice: Not factoring in sunspot activity and other things of that nature, I'd say about 200 miles.
      Ed: Wow. (pause) You realize there's not another town inside 200 miles, right?

    • Maggie: We have to make an announcement.
      Joel: An announcement?
      Maggie: Yeah.
      Joel: You mean like, "The parents of Mary Margaret O'Connell and the parents of Joel Fleischman are pleased to announce..."
      Maggie: No.
      Joel: Oh, good.

    • Joel: If this were New York you wouldn't have a chance. But this isn't New York. It's not even the twentieth century.

    • Joel: The sexual tension-well, you could cut it with a knife.
      Maggie: Try a hacksaw.

    • Chris: (reading a letter Ed has written to the town) Dear Everybody, I feel fine. Really.

    • Maurice: I'd rather put a 9mm bullet in my brain than spend the rest of my life in a wheelchair.

    • Maurice: I'm trying to reach a settlement here!
      Chris: No you're not. You're trying to reclaim the illusion that you're in control, and you're not. No one is.

    • Chris: They say it's an ill wind that bloweth no man to good. I think our own Dr. Joel Fleischman will attest to that. For those of you who missed it, Maggie scored a one round decision over Dr. Fleischman last night. Right jab to the old honker. Pow! T.K.O. What better sign that the coho winds are once again upon us… My advice this year, don't fight them, embrace them. Know your enemy.

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