Northern Exposure: Season 6, Episode 19

Balls (4 Jun. 1995)

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Cicely is in a mixed-doubles bowling tournament and Michelle is their star bowler. Chris finally realizes he's romantically interested in Maggie and she seems to reciprocate the feeling. Michelle leaves Phil and moves into the Brick.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Elaine Miles ...
Marilyn Whirlwind (credit only)
Peg Phillips ...
Moultrie Patten ...
Heather Haines
Apesanahkwat ...
Lester Haines
Prof. Bob Pickering (as Wayne Péré)
James L. Dunn ...


Chris sets up Maggie with a bowling partner, then becomes jealous of him; the Capras separate over a dispute about bowling; after being insulted by Maurice, Ed gives him notice & his girlfriend's father offers to fund his movie, The Shaman. Written by anonymous

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Comedy | Drama | Fantasy


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Shelly wears earrings shaped like coat hangers, then a pair in the shape of bowling pins. See more »


In the opening scene, Ed and Heather are making out on the couch as North by Northwest is playing on the big-screen television. Two scenes from the film, which is playing passively (no one is stopping or fast-forwarding the film), are visible. The first is Thornhill and the Professor at the airport. The second is Eve shooting Thornhill in the visitors' center at Mount Rushmore. Within the time line of the opening scene, that second scene from North by Northwest does not follow the first that quickly. See more »


Dr. Phillip Capra: [Lamenting his separation from his wife due to a dispute over bowling] I've lost my entire life to the sport of imbeciles!
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