Northern Exposure: Season 1, Episode 5

Russian Flu (9 Aug. 1990)

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Dr. Joel Fleischman has his hands full when his fiancé Elaine flies to Cicely for a visit. He becomes so busy trying to defend himself against the townspeople's charges that he is a KGB ... See full summary »

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Elaine Shulman
Elaine Miles ...
Marilyn
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Grant Goodeve ...
Peg Phillips ...
Ruth-Anne
David J. Guppy ...
Clem (as Dave Guppy)
Martha Baskin ...
Townsperson
Charlie Russo ...
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Dr. Joel Fleischman has his hands full when his fiancé Elaine flies to Cicely for a visit. He becomes so busy trying to defend himself against the townspeople's charges that he is a KGB agent releasing the Russian flu upon them and competing with Marilyn over the best treatment for the illness, that he has no time to spend with his betrothed. Instead Maggie, entertains Elaine, which only further annoys Joel. Written by Skeeter700

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This episode pays homage to another show that was being shot in the Washington state region at the same time - Twin Peaks (1990). The falls that Joel and Elaine visit also feature in the David Lynch/ Mark Frost show, the music is very reminiscent of Angelo Badalamenti's iconic score and there are references to coffee, cherry pie and a Log Lady. See more »

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