The Alaskan Riviera is a Northern Exposure podcast by Hazel and On. Each show discusses an episode of the American television show which ran from 1990-1995 on CBS.

We have finally reached the end of Season Five. In this podcast episode, we discuss themes and arcs of the season, and we reveal our favourite and least favourite moments, major and guest characters, dream sequences, etc. All will be revealed.

Direct download: season_5_overview.mp3
Category:Season Five -- posted at: 5:27pm PST
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Episode: 5.24

Title: Lovers and Madmen

Written by: Jeff Melvoin

Directed by: James Hayman

Aired: May 23,1994

Log line: Joel discovers a perfectly-preserved woolly mammoth; Maurice breaks a concert violinist out of an asylum for a private performance; Chris gets a rude awakening when his high school crush visits. 

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Direct download: 5-24_Lovers_and_Madmen.mp3
Category:Season Five -- posted at: 7:47pm PST
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Episode: 5.23

Title: Blood Ties

Written by: Mitchell Burgess and Robin Green

Directed by: Thomas R. Moore

Aired: May 16,1994

Log line: Maggie's childhood male friend from Grosse Pointe arrives in Cicely; Joel loses his confidence during the annual blood drive; Ed think he's finally found his mother.  

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Direct download: 5-23_Blood_Ties.mp3
Category:Season Five -- posted at: 9:57pm PST
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Episode: 5.22

Title: Grand Prix

Written by: Barbara Hall

Directed by: Michael Lange

Aired: May 9,1994

Log line: Maurice brings the world-renowned sport of wheelchair racing to Cicely; Ed battles External Validation to help a patient; Ted learns of the loneliness of wealth.

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Direct download: 5-22_Grand_Prix.mp3
Category:Season Five -- posted at: 4:05pm PST
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Episode: 5.21

Title: I Feel the Earth Move

Written by: Jed Seidel

Directed by: Michael Fresco

Aired: May 2, 1994

Log line: Ron and Erick tie the knot after eight years; Maggie develops a severe nausea that she thinks is caused by Joel.  

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Direct download: 5-21_I_feel_the_earth_move.mp3
Category:Season Five -- posted at: 10:17pm PST
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Episode: 5.20

Title: A Wing and a Prayer

Written by: Robin Green and Mitchell Burgess

Directed by: Lorraine Senna Ferrara

Aired: April 11, 1994

Log line: Ed spreads gossip about Ruth-Anne's love life; Maggie builds a home-kit airplane; Holling and Shelly baptize Randi. 

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Direct download: 5-20_A_Wing_and_A_Prayer.mp3
Category:Season Five -- posted at: 6:41pm PST
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Episode: 5.19

Title: The Gift of the Maggie

Written by: Robin Green and Mitchell Burgess

Directed by: Patrick McKee

Aired: March 28, 1994

Log line: Maurice learns about the give-and-take of friendship; Joel is depressed when he has no one to "talk shop" with; Chris learns a life lesson from a benevolent deer. 

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Direct download: 5-19_the_gift_of_the_maggie.mp3
Category:Season Five -- posted at: 8:59pm PST
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Episode: 5.18

Title: Fish Story

Written by: Jeff Melvoin

Directed by: Bill D'Elia

Aired: March 14, 1994

Log line: Joel has an otherworldly experience when Maggie want to prepare a Passover dinner for him; Ruth-Anne abandons the store for the open road; Holling takes up paint-by-numbers. 

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Direct download: 5-18_Fish_story.mp3
Category:Season Five -- posted at: 7:02pm PST
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Episode: 5.16

Title: Northern Hospitality

Written by: Barbara Hall

Directed by: Oz Scott

Aired: February 28, 1994

Log line: Maggie teaches Joel a lesson in social etiquette; Chris is shaken when a KBHR listener blames him in his suicide note; Shelly takes Randi to Canada to see her roots.

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Direct download: 5-16_Northern_Hospitality.mp3
Category:Season Five -- posted at: 9:38pm PST
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Episode: 5.15

Title: Hello, I Love You

Written by: Robin Green and Mitchell Burgess

Directed by: Michael Fresco

Aired: January 31, 1994

Log line: Shelly finally gives birth. Ruth-Anne and Walt are stranded overnight; Maggie and Joel become less competitive.

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Direct download: 5-15_Hello_I_Love_You.mp3
Category:Season Five -- posted at: 9:19pm PST
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Episode: 5.14

Title: A Bolt From the Blue

Written by: Jeff Melvoin

Directed by: Michael Lange

Aired: January 24, 1994

Log line: Maurice and Adam clash over the hired help for a fireworks display; Joel tutors a patient on the art of conversation; Ed is struck by lightning. 

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Direct download: 5-14_Bolt_from_the_Blue.mp3
Category:Season Five -- posted at: 9:23pm PST
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Episode: 5.13

Title: Mite Makes Right

Written by: Diane Frolov and Andrew Schneider

Directed by: Michael Vittes

Aired: January 17, 1994

Log line: Maggie becomes obsessed with dust mites; Maurice gets more than he bargained for when he invests in a rare violin; Chris reaches an artistic impasse on a sculpture. 

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Direct download: 5-13_Mite_Makes_Right.mp3
Category:Season Five -- posted at: 9:58pm PST
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Episode: 5.12

Title: Mr. Sandman

Written by: Diane Frolov and Andrew Schneider

Directed by: Michael Fresco

Aired: January 10, 1994

Log line: When the Aurora Borealis goes haywire, everyone in Cicely is swapping dreams; Holling develops a severe psychosomatic aversion to food; Maurice deals with his fetish for women's footwear.

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Direct download: 5-12_mr_sandman.mp3
Category:Season Five -- posted at: 7:35pm PST
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Episode: 5.11

Title: Baby Blues

Written by: Barbara Hall

Directed by: Jim Charleston

Aired: January 3, 1994

Log line: Shelly is nervous about childbirth; Ed discovers cutthroat showbiz; Maggie and Joel dislike kids. 

For more about the episode, visit our blog.

Direct download: 5-11_Baby_Blues.mp3
Category:Season Five -- posted at: 11:12pm PST
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Episode: 5.10

Title: First Snow

Written by: Diane Frolov and Andrew Schneider

Directed by: Daniel Attias

Aired: December 13, 1993

Log line: Joel is traumatized by the natural death of an older patient and friend; Maurice is devastated when Shelly lies about ever loving him; Maggie has a nagging sense that something is missing when she spruces up her house for winter hibernation.

For more about the episode, visit our blog.

Direct download: 5-10_First_Snow.mp3
Category:Season Five -- posted at: 8:28pm PST
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Episode: 5.9

Title: A Cup of Joe

Written by: Robin Green and Mitchell Burgess

Directed by: Michael Lange

Aired: November 22, 1993

Log line: Holling and Ruth-Anne discover that their grandfathers knew each other - and one ate the other; Chris attempts to become a licensed pilot; Joel discovers that Marilyn is a supersleuth. 

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Direct download: 5-9_Cup_of_Joe.mp3
Category:Season Five -- posted at: 10:00pm PST
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Episode: 5.8

Title: Heal Thyself

Written by: Diane Frolov and Andrew Schneider

Directed by: Michael Katleman

Aired: November 15, 1993

Log line: Ed is taunted by the Green Man; Holling shocks Shelly when he is disruptive during birth class; Maggie misses the weekly laundromat gossip-fest when she buys her own washer and dryer. 

For more about the episode, visit our blog.

Direct download: 5-8_heal_thyself.mp3
Category:Season Five -- posted at: 9:03pm PST
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Episode: 5.7

Title: Rosebud

Written by: Barbara Hall

Directed by: Michael Fresco

Aired: November 8, 1993

Log line: Maurice enlists Ed's expertise to organize a film festival in Cicely; Joel is pressured to join Cicely's volunteer fire department. 

For more about the episode, visit our blog.

Direct download: 5-7_rosebud.mp3
Category:Season Five -- posted at: 10:02pm PST
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Episode: 5.6

Title: Birds of a Feather

Written by: Robin Green and Mitchell Burgess

Directed by: Mark Horowitz

Aired: November 1, 1993

Log line: When Joel's parents trek to Cicely, it ends up being a soul-searching time for all three; Holling shocks everyone when he reveals that he is bored by sports.  

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Direct download: 5-6_Birds_of_a_Feather.mp3
Category:Season Five -- posted at: 9:59pm PST
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Episode: 5.5

Title: A River Doesn't Run Through It

Written by: Jeff Melvoin

Directed by: Nick Marck

Aired: October 25, 1993

Log line: Maggie is Homecoming Queen; Maurice reluctantly admits a business defeat; Ruth-Anne is audited. 

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Direct download: 5-5_A_River_Doesnt_Run_Through_It.mp3
Category:Season Five -- posted at: 7:41pm PST
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Episode: 5.4

Title: Altered Egos

Written by: Jeff Melvoin

Directed by: John Coles

Aired: October 11, 1993

Log line: Chris is disturbed that Bernard's girlfriend, who is also Chris' ex-lover, cannot tell them apart in bed; Joel is obssessed that he is losing his New York edge; Marilyn snoops through Dr. Fleischman's medical files to pick a healthy man.

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Direct download: 5-4_Altered_Egos.mp3
Category:Season Five -- posted at: 8:56pm PST
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Episode: 5.3

Title: Jaws of Life

Written by: Robin Green and Mitchell Burgess

Directed by: Jim Charleston

Aired: October 4, 1993

Log line: Maurice is tormented by a wax replica of himself; Chris discovers that he may live long enough to see forty; the dental mobile comes to Cicely. 

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Direct download: 5-3_jaws_of_life.mp3
Category:Season Five -- posted at: 8:31pm PST
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Episode: 5.2

Title: The Mystery of the Old Curio Shop

Written by: Rogers Turrentine

Directed by: Michael Fresco

Aired: September 27, 1993

Log line: When the world reminds Maurice of his age, he frets himself into having a heart attack; Maggie relives childhood fantasies of Nancy Drew, detective extraordinaire; Joel is thrilled to find traces of Yiddish in Cicely's language and history. 

For more about the episode, visit our blog.

 

Direct download: 5-2_Mystery_of_the_old_curio_shoppe.mp3
Category:Season Five -- posted at: 10:12pm PST
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Episode: 5.1

Title: Three Doctors

Written by: Diane Frolov and Andrew Schneider 

Directed by: Dan Attias

Aired: September 20, 1993

Log line: The whole town pitches in when Joel is stricken by "Glacier Dropsy"; Ed is confused when he is called to be a shaman; much to her disappointment, Shelly finally stops singing.

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Direct download: 5-1_Three_Doctors.mp3
Category:Season Five -- posted at: 10:34pm PST
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