Northern Exposure

Season 3 Episode 6

The Body in Question

Aired Monday 10:00 PM Nov 04, 1991 on CBS

Episode Fan Reviews (2)

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  • Frenchy is Toast

    This episode is a blip on an otherwise brilliant season. It requires too great a suspension of disbelief that a 200 year old corpse of a French compatriot of Napoleon is found perfectly preserved in a block of ice, along with a diary in pristine condition.

    The story thread about Holling's ancestry was another uncomfortable lapse in judgement. Don't get me wrong: John Cullum is an amazing, talented, award-winning actor. But it's hard to buy into a guy with a Tennessee accent being from French Quebec. Just when you forget it and lay it aside, they shove this French ancestry story line in your face.

    Not a horrible episode, but not on my favorites list.
  • Hilarious and Iluminating

    One of the funniest and most beautifully shot episodes. I love the when Joel and Chris go head to head on a philosophical debate of truth in the 1 room church/school while the rest of Cicely watches. The body found by Chris leads to an explosion of questions and secrets to be revealed including Holling's own infamous family line leading Shelly to the wrong conclusion. The Frenchman comes in tow with a diary that the Maggie and Holling are attempting to translate which could change history and Joel tries all he can to refute it. Watching him struggle with this information is funny. And let's not forget about the Teleteaunics !