Northern Exposure

Season 3 Episode 22

Our Wedding

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Aired Monday 10:00 PM May 11, 1992 on CBS
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As their wedding approaches, Adam debates with Joel about women and Eve lets a gung-ho Shelly take over the wedding plans as she worries about more important matters. Maggie and Joel try in their own ways to come to grips with their experience in Juneau.

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  • Bumpy Road to Love Comes Full Circle

    8.5
    Our Wedding could justly be considered the true Season 3 finale, as the final episode (Cicely) is a special historical piece.

    Joel and Maggie's tempestuous relationship reaches a crisis when his revelation of his lie about Juneau causes her to throw a violent tantrum. She then exacts her revenge by baiting him into having sex with her, only to bail at the moment of truth. When Joel tells her that they will never be able to have a relationship of any kind, the whole mating dance is over and done. Or is it?

    Adam and Eve are featured in the main line, seeking blood tests in preparation for getting married. They had already appeared in a previous episode (The Bumpy Road to Love, Season 3, Ep. 1) as a married couple. The writers did a great job glossing over this inconsistency with a funny scene in which Adam extols Eve's virtues as the perfect female archetype while she sits picking food out of her teeth and making bitter faces. Once again, Valerie Mahaffey (Eve) steals several scenes with her outstanding acting.

    Worth checking out is the blooper reel on the DVD Disc 3, which contains the outtakes for the prenup negotiation scene. The actors couldn't keep a straight face, and during a few lines of the final cut, the director had to go as far as to change camera angles to edit out the uncontrollable giggling of Rob Morrow.

    This is a solid episode that leaves the viewer wanting to return for Season 4.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)

Ralph P. Martin

Ralph P. Martin

Ivory Springer

Guest Star

William J. White

William J. White

Dave the cook

Recurring Role

Peg Phillips

Peg Phillips

Ruth-Anne Miller

Recurring Role

Adam Arkin

Adam Arkin

Adam

Recurring Role

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  • TRIVIA (1)

    • Goof: When Maggie is throwing things at Joel at her house, a cassette tape hits him between the eyes. Later on he tells her he would have lost an eye if it hit him "an inch to the left." But for the rest of the episode he is wearing a band-aid on his right temple, to the wrong side of his eye.

  • QUOTES (4)

    • Eve: I'm a Christian Scientist.
      Adam: You're the poster child for the AMA!
      Eve: I am a reformed Christian Scientist.

    • (Adam and Eve are arguing in the aisle in the middle of the wedding)
      Adam: I don't want your money! What, you think I'm some kind of golddigger?
      Eve: I can't take that chance!
      (Bernard steps into the aisle so that his head appears between them)
      Bernard: I think I may be able to help!

    • Chris: Why not start things off with a wedding update?
      Bernard: Sure. Marilyn reports that the crane count is standing at 312.
      Chris: 788 to go, people, let's get folding!

    • Chris: (marrying Adam and Eve) Marriage. It's a hard term to define. Especially for me--I've ducked it like root canal. Still there's no denying the fact that marriage ranks right up there with birth and death as one of the three biggies in the human safari. It's the only one though that we'll celebrate with a conscious awareness. Very few of you remember your arrival and even fewer of you will attend your own funeral. You pick a society, any society, Zuni, Nudembo, Pennsylvania Dutch. What's the one thing they all have in common? Marriage. It's like a cultural hand-rail. It links folks to the past and guides them to the future. That's not all though. Marriage is the union of disparate elements. Male and female. Yin and yang. Proton and electron. What are we talking about here? Nothing less than the very tension that binds the universe. You see, when we look at marriage, people, we're are looking at creation itself. "I am the sky," says the Hindu bridegroom to the bride. "You are the earth. We are sky and earth united…. You are my husband. You are my wife. My feet shall run because of you. My feet shall dance because of you. My heart shall beat because of you. My eyes see because of you. My mind think because of you and I shall love because of you. Now are you guys cool with that?

  • NOTES (1)

    • Music:
      - "Solar Sex Panel" by Little Village
      - "She Took It Like a Man" by Confederate Railroad
      - "River of Tears" by Bonnie Raitt
      - "Poor Butterfly" by Benny Goodman
      - "The Four Seasons: Spring" composed by Vivaldi
      - "There'll Be Some Changes Made" by Benny Goodman
      - "The Four Seasons: Winter" composed by Vivaldi
      - "I Surrender, Dear" by Benny Goodman
      - "The Four Seasons: Autumn" composed by Vivaldi

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