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Northern Exposure

Season 4 Episode 12

Revelations

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Aired Monday 10:00 PM Jan 11, 1993 on CBS
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Ruth-Anne pays off her store which gives her great satisfaction and Maurice's great pain; however, Ed feels the most pain when these two old friends begin to fight after she begins to change the store and he finds himself caught in the middle. Chris goes to religious retreat to become a monk for a couple weeks. He thinks he has a problem when really feels an attraction for one of the other monks. Joel is going stir crazy when no one in town has sick for two weeks.moreless

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  • Peg Phillips deepens her character and steals the show.

    9.0
    As far as I remember, I was always a great fan of Peg Phillips' character. Apart form getting finally the chance to deepen her character, paired with Barry Corbin, she also steals the show.



    When Ruth-Anne pays off a store from Maurice, he still remains bossy towards her and can not agree on Ruth-Anne being independent. The argue between old friends leaves Ed torn between the two. What an excellent way to show how a child acts when it's parents are pain in each other necks. The creators present a typical family matter with no family!



    Well, I must admit that both Joel's as well as Chris' stories weren't as entertaining as Ruth-Ann and Maurice's (except for the "sitting contest", which made me laugh), but, as I previously said, this is Ruth-Anne's episode. A long expected one.moreless
Barry Corbin

Barry Corbin

Maurice J. Minnifield

John Corbett

John Corbett

Christopher "Chris in the Morning" Danforth Stevens

Rob Morrow

Rob Morrow

Dr. Joel Fleischman [ episodes 1 - 102 ]

Peg Phillips

Peg Phillips

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

Cynthia Geary

Cynthia Geary

Shelly Marie Tambo(-Vincoeur)

Elaine Miles

Elaine Miles

Marilyn Whirlwind [ season 2+, recurring previously ]

Gregg Loughridge

Gregg Loughridge

Brother James

Guest Star

Elizabeth Juviler

Elizabeth Juviler

Brother Simon

Guest Star

Stephen Root

Stephen Root

Brother Timothy

Guest Star

William J. White

William J. White

Dave the cook

Recurring Role

Richard Cummings Jr.

Richard Cummings Jr.

Bernard Stevens

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (1)

    • When talking with Joel at the Brick, Bernard takes his hands off the counter twice. Once when he is shot from behind and, for the second time, immediately after that, when he is shown sitting in front of the camera.

  • QUOTES (4)

    • Brother Thomas: Look, Chris, I put up with the Meister Eckhart, the karma, the mail-order degree, but this is a monastery, not a British boarding school.

    • Joel: Is this conversation as surreal to you as it is to me?
      Marilyn: You started it.

    • Bernard: You know, it was St. Benedict who wrote the book on monastic virtues--poverty, obedience, chastity. It was that last one he had trouble with. It seems there was a certain girl from back home he couldn't get out of his mind and on one occasion, when the longing for her was overwhelming, he eschewed the traditional cold shower. Instead he took off all his clothes, jumped into a piled of brambles, and rolled around in the thorns until his flesh was torn and bleeding. Now that's commitment.

    • Chris: Hey folks, I've just come back from a short cruise on the river of spiritual renewal. You might be wondering, were my goals met? Did I have that transcendent moment, the epiphany? You bet I did. You know, we men are always booking out. We join armies, baseball teams, frat houses--in my case, a monastery--all to the exclusion of our fair sisters. But let me tell you, in that segregated, celibate world of men, a divine hand reached down, grabbed me by the belt strap and gave a hard yank. To whom did this awesome hand belong? Woman. Yes, Cicely, my metaphysical moment, my revelation, was this: for me, there can be no spirituality, no sanctity, no truth without the female sex. O woman! lovely woman! Nature made thee To temper man: we had been brutes without you. Angels are painted fair, to look like you: There's in you all that we believe of heaven,-- Amazing brightness, purity, and truth, Eternal joy, and everlasting love.

  • NOTES (2)

    • Music:
      - "Moonlight Serenade" by Glen Miller

    • Although they appear in the opening credits, both John Cullum [Holling Vincoeur]and Janine Turner [Maggie O'Connell] do not appear in this episode. Although, on the Season 4 DVD Set, Janine Turner does appear in a deleted scene with Rob Morrow.

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