Northern Exposure

Season 3 Episode 12

Our Tribe

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Aired Monday 10:00 PM Jan 13, 1992 on CBS
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Our Tribe
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Joel agrees, under pressure from Marilyn, to be adopted by a grateful village elder, but wonders if he'll survive. Maggie becomes concerned when Holling shuts down the Brick while Shelly's away, ostensibly to wax the floors.

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  • Heals With Tools

    8.5
    In Our Tribe, tribal elder Gloria Noanuk (played by the absolutely adorable Rosetta Pintado) seeks to adopt Joel into her tribe as repayment for "curing" her arthritis with a cortisone shot. Joel balks at first, but caves after Marilyn applies the cold-shoulder treatment.

    He is forced to examine his lack of a close social network, best expressed through the following dialogue with Ed:

    -Joel: I never really thought about it. I mean, belonging to a tribe.

    I belong to the Jewish tribe, so to speak, but I'm also an American, you know? What does that mean? I mean, is there an American tribe? More like a zillion special interests. In my own case, I am a New Yorker. I am a Republican, a Knicks fan. Maybe we've outgrown tribes, you know? The global village thing. It's telephones, faxes, CNN. I mean, basically, we all belong to the same tribe.

    -Ed: That's true. But you can't hang out with five billion people.

    -Joel: That's a good point.

    Holling closes The Brick under a veil of secrecy, and Maggie's curiosity causes her to pester him into telling her the truth. He had planned to use a telescope to search the night sky for a vanishing star named after a long lost lover, but is unable to locate it. Maggie consoles him with some Zen-like wisdom: "Holling, I guess what I'm trying to say is, uh, we're alive, we're here now. You and me and- I don't know where Eleanor is. But it's a beautiful night, and I'm glad to be here, and that's what matters. This. Now. And that's it.



    All in all a nicely done episode, bearing out that you're never alone so long as you have people you can lean on.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)

Frank Welker

Frank Welker

Goat Sounds

Guest Star

Katherine Davis

Katherine Davis

Libby Stevens

Guest Star

Al Hood

Al Hood

George Tuck

Guest Star

Harry Pringle

Harry Pringle

Morning Star

Recurring Role

Peg Phillips

Peg Phillips

Ruth-Anne Miller

Recurring Role

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  • QUOTES (1)

    • Joel: What's the story here? We're talking testimonial, rubber chicken, followed by speeches, we smoke a peace pipe, I get a plaque, that sort of thing?

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    • Music:
      - "On Monday" by Red Knuckles and the Trailblazers
      - "Going Steady" by Red Knuckles and the Trailblazers
      - "On the Alamo" by Benny Goodman Sextet
      - "The Sky Fell Down" by Tommy Dorsey
      - "Honey Babe" by Red Clay Ramblers
      - "Blue Interlude" by Artie Shaw
      - "Mood Indigo" by Duke Ellington
      - "Woody the Indian" by David Schwartz
      - "Alaskan Nights" by David Schwartz
      - "Funeral in my Brain" by David Schwartz

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