Northern Exposure: Season 3, Episode 23

Cicely (18 May 1992)

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Joel encounters a 108-year-old man who has come home to Cicely. He tells Joel that Cicely, founded by two incredible, free-thinking women named Roslyn and Cicely, was once considered the "... See full summary »

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Maurice J. Minnifield / Mace Mobrey
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Maggie O'Connell / Mary O'Keefe
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Marilyn
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Joel encounters a 108-year-old man who has come home to Cicely. He tells Joel that Cicely, founded by two incredible, free-thinking women named Roslyn and Cicely, was once considered the "Paris of the North". The series regulars appear in this episode as various residents from 1909. Written by From DVD menu

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According to Ned, he left after Cicely's death in 1909 and returned for what would have been her 100th birthday. Considering the episode takes place in 1992, then Cicely was born in 1892 which would have made her about 16 years old when she arrived in Alaska and about 17 when she died. See more »

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When Sally is crushing berries with her feet and Abe gives her flowers, a modern car is visible driving along in the background. See more »

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Exactly as indicated in other reviews here - but even more
16 January 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

That only 10/10 stars can be given, may be inadequate for due critical accolades to this episode. And to the series, for which it stands. Maybe need 'extra credit' stars. Words fail to encompass its scope and scale - deliriously entertaining, with inspirational uplift story values. Incredible narrative aplomb and style, achieves 'knockout with feather punch' impact.

Scenario: the human spirit confronted, under duress, targeted by Man's Inhumanity To Man. And its triumph - yet not without bitter sacrifice and tragic loss. Its warm and witty, at the same time sadder but wiser ... and uniquely unforgettable.

The effect it has upon the viewer, maximum catharsis (suggested analogy: amazing grace), can leave one torn. On one hand, normal enthusiasm to sing its praises, tell all the world about it etc. On the other, world being as is ('human condition') - because of the 'pearl of great price' aspect in this show, an almost hierophantic-like impulse can stir - to breathe no word about it to anyone, keep it quiet as if secret warranting careful protection.

One struggles to find a precedent for this highest-of-high NExperiences (like the series in entirety). I might almost compare it with - some ark that's rigorously kept out of sight, 'not for display' - in a tabernacle carefully guarded - off limits, 'no admittance' (and 'mums the word').

This bottom of this show's more-than-just-unique vessel, almost unfathomable - seems a distinct 'transcendent' quality and personal impact. If you watch it, relax, enjoy - maybe prepared. Just in case. It can touch some viewers unexpectedly, in a whole bunch of 'just right' places way down deep, well past the customary and usual contact points for story, arts and entertainment.

Just a show. Still ... I got a few little questions for the guys who conceived and made this one, if I ever get the chance. Meanwhile, bravo guys. Beyond awesome. And thanks - we needed that!


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