Northern Exposure

Season 3 Episode 5

Jules et Joel

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Aired Monday 10:00 PM Oct 28, 1991 on CBS
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Jules et Joel
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On Halloween Joel hits his head, presaging a visit from his twin brother Jules. Chris and Ed set out to meet a criminal from Chris' hometown in West Virginia, and Holling pays an old debt.

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  • Trick or Treat!

    10
    This is the only true Halloween episode in the 6 season run. It takes on an avant garde, surreal atmosphere throughout.

    Rob Morrow has said that this was his favorite episode to act. He uses his full acting range beautifully between the twin brothers, Joel and Jules. He shines bright in his portrayal of the flamboyant rogue, Jules.

    The story line of Chris and the Mad Bomber is spooky and enjoyable as well.

    One thing I've always loved about this show is its literacy with concepts from art, theater, music, philosophy, religion, cuisine, etc. In this case, the jail scene exposes the Freudian concepts of Id, Ego, and superego in a humorous but provocative way.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)

Robert J. Zenk

Robert J. Zenk

Patient

Guest Star

Ben DiGregorio

Ben DiGregorio

Cab Driver

Guest Star

Dave Guppy

Dave Guppy

Logger

Guest Star

Gary Taylor

Gary Taylor

Man in Street

Recurring Role

Peg Phillips

Peg Phillips

Ruth-Anne Miller

Recurring Role

Diane Delano

Diane Delano

Officer Barbara Semanski

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (1)

    • When describing his brother, Joel describes his brother having a "Golden Mogan David", however when we see Jules, he doesn't have one.

  • QUOTES (1)

    • Chris-in-the-morning: There's a dark side to each and every human soul. We wish we were Obi-Wan Kenobi, and for the most part we are, but there's a little Darth Vader in all of us. Thing is, this ain't no either/or proposition. We're talking about dialectics, the good and the bad merging into us. You can run but you can't hide. My experience? Face the darkness, stare it down. Own it. As brother Nietzsche said, being human is a complicated gig. Give that old dark night of the soul a hug! Howl the eternal yes!

  • NOTES (3)

    • Although filmed, but not aired, there was a storyline with Holling going to Seattle to pay back a debt to an old friend, named Buddy. [It can be seen on the Northern Exposure Complete Third Season DVD Set.]

    • Music:
      - "Flight of the Cosmic Hippo" by Bela Fleck and the Flecktones
      - "I Heard the Jukebox Playing" by Kitty Wells
      - "I Wanna Be a Cowboy Sweetheart" by Dixie Chicks
      - "Don Quichote" by Magazine 60
      - "Mo Onions" by Booker T and the MGs
      - "Summertime" by Booker T and the MGs
      - "All the Way" by Lee Morgan
      - "Minuet" by Boccherini
      - "Somewhere Over The Rainbow" by Judy Garland

    • This episode was originally intended for the second season, but it was re-edited and extra footage added to make it stronger and more proper for Halloween. Of course Rob Morrow assumed the dual-role of Joel & Jules.

  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • Title: Jules et Joel

      The episode's title is a play on Francois Truffault's classic film Jules et Jim (1961). An energetic exploration of life, love and art centred around an exuberant menage a troi that turns into a tragic love triangle, the movie has been hailed as one of the masterpieces of the French New Wave.

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