Northern Exposure

Season 5 Episode 24

Lovers and Madmen

Aired Monday 10:00 PM May 23, 1994 on CBS



  • Trivia

    • In this episode Walt said that his 'true love' was Beatrice Anderson, who lost all her hair to a disease called Alopecia. In real life, Barry Corbin (Maurice Minnifield) was diagnosed with Alopecia.

  • 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

  • Allusions

    • Lovers And Madmen
      A reference from the Shakespeare play A Midsummer Night's Dream:-

      "Lovers and madmen have such seething brains, such shaping fantasies, that apprehend more than cool reason ever comprehends. The lunatic, the lover, and the poet are imagination all compact. One sees more devils than vast hell can hold, that is the madman. The lover, always frantic, sees Helen's beauty in the brow of Egypt." (A Midsummer Night's Dream, Act V, Scene I)

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