Northern Exposure

Season 2 Episode 7

Slow Dance

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Aired Monday 10:00 PM May 20, 1991 on CBS
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Slow Dance
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The infamous O'Connell curse seems to have claimed another victim when a falling satellite hits Rick. Maurice has mixed feelings about selling some property for an outrageously high price to a couple he disapproves of, and Shelly becomes confused when Holling is really enjoying his reunion with an old lady friend from his distant past.moreless

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  • This episode is, IMHO, the best of the entire series.

    10
    Funny, original and as quirky as they come. The humor and angst of Maurice dealing with homosexuals, coupled with the humor and angst of Rick's death by falling satellite, make for one of the most unique episodes of any television show I've ever seen. While the main thread of the story deals with Rick' death, the expressions on Maurice's face as he wrestles with his conscience over money and deals with his homophobia is priceless. It was encouraging at the time to see such a witty and well-written show. It's is too bad we have nothing that even comes close to this quality on television now.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)

J.R. Clarke

J.R. Clarke

Customer

Guest Star

Kit McDonough

Kit McDonough

Valerie

Guest Star

Megan Cole

Megan Cole

Anita Bruneau

Guest Star

Grant Goodeve

Grant Goodeve

Rick Pederson

Recurring Role

Peg Phillips

Peg Phillips

Ruth-Anne Miller

Recurring Role

Don McManus

Don McManus

Erick Reese Hillman

Recurring Role

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  • QUOTES (7)

    • (Maurice is desperately trying to get rid of all his cooking gear so people won't think he's gay)
      Chris: I don't even have a kitchen, Maurice!
      Maurice: But someday you might!

    • Ed: thoughtfully It's kind of hard to tell where the satellite ends and Rick begins…

    • Joel: arriving at the place of death I came as fast as I could!
      Maurice: I'm sure he would have appreciated that, Joel.

    • Maggie: Calling you a moron is an insult to morons. Broccoli has more brain power than you. Cauliflower!

    • Maggie: Are you suggesting that Bill and I have an affair?
      Woman: Well, the truth is, Maggie, I can't stand to look at him.
      Maggie: You want me to kill him?
      Woman Just date him - let nature take its course.

    • Chris: A funeral is more for the survivors than anybody else. In this case, that's Maggie, who's been a survivor more times than she'd care to count. I know you all remember Rick's predecessor Dave. He fell asleep on a glacier and froze to death. But before Dave there was Glenn, and Glenn and his Volvo took a wrong turn and ended up on a missile test range. And then there was Bruce, victim of a terrible fishing accident. And then there was Harry. Remember Harry? He died when he was out…uh…umm…how was it?
      Maggie: Picnic. At a picnic.
      Chris: Picnic. Right. Potato salad. You know, some people could look at this string of five deaths and say, "Hey, this is weird. Something's going on here." But I want to say, Maggie, on behalf of us all: we don't think it's your fault. We don't believe in any curse. Right everybody? Come on, you can do better than that. Right everybody?

    • Rick: I don't mean for you to look out for me like that, I mean for you to look out for me the way that I mean!

  • NOTES (1)

    • Music:- "Willow Tree" by Alton and Hortense Ellis
      - "Sugarmoon" by Kd Lang
      - "Fool Paradise" by Charles Brown
      - "Oh! What a Beautiful Mornin'" by the "Oklahoma" cast
      - "Pathique" composed by Beethoven
      - "Is That All There Is" by Peggy Lee
      - "Song from Moulin Rouge" by Percy Faith
      - "Mambo Baby" by Ruth Brown
      - "At Last" by Etta James

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