Northern Exposure: Season 5, Episode 5

A River Doesn't Run Through It (25 Oct. 1993)

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Maggie is asked to be homecoming queen. Ed reflects on success. Maurice gets beat on a business deal.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Darren E. Burrows ...
Peg Phillips ...
Amy Patterson (as Anne DeSalvo)
Lester Haines
William J. White ...
Bob Hanson
Sue Morales ...
Myra Haines


Maggie is asked to be homecoming queen. Ed reflects on success. Maurice gets beat on a business deal.

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Comedy | Drama | Fantasy


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25 October 1993 (USA)  »

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Myra Haines was played by two actresses, Sue Morales here, and Marianne Jones in Northern Exposure: A Wing and a Prayer (1994) . See more »


In the first scene when Maggie is working on her airplane's engine, she asks Mitch to "crank it". Mitch pulls down on the right side of the prop (as he is facing it), turning it to the left if viewed from the cockpit. This is the wrong way. This engine is a right hand rotating engine, and you can tell so by looking at the angle of the propeller blades. Maggie and Mitch, as pilots and supposedly as at least one licensed mechanic (to be working on the airplane), would know this. Also, pulling the prop slowly through a 1/4 turn will not build up enough pressure to squirt oil anywhere, as it does here. See more »


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