In an alternate reality, Fleishman is married to Shelly, Maggie is his nanny, Ruth Ann is a prominent physician whom he seeks partnership with, Chris tries to jump off a building and Maurice walks into their dinner party gun in hand.
Maggie regrets her auction donation and attempts to buy the item back from Chris, Shelly wakes up in Miranda's doll house to find Ruth Ann portraying the original owner, and Ed, turned P.I., films Hayden committing insurance fraud.
Marilyn walks out on her job; Maurice tries to impress an aristocratic English dame but Ruth Ann rescues the fox he intends to hunt; Holling's daughter has stood him up and Dr. Fleishman meets the ghosts of Yom Kippur past, present and future.
Maggie's 15 year old self haunts her; Shelly regrets throwing away a chain letter; cantankerous new barber Angelo is at odds with Chris; Joel finds out his head bump is malignant so he borrows Chris' bike & goes for a reckless joy ride.
Ed mixes Dr Fleischman's trial prescriptions with placebos; Maurice bullies him to find out what's in the pills; Chris becomes jealous of his ventriloquist dummy & Shelly sees her casino dreams come true when the Devil comes into town.
Through the magic of Ed's film reels, thanks to Marilyn's storytelling, the main characters go back in time to star as Cicely's residents back when Anastasia Romanov, Duchess of Russia, came to town, in the early 1900s.
Ed tracks Dr. Fleischman up river living a primitive life after Maggie asked him to move out; Chris' inept contractor botches up his trailer renovations & love-struck Ruth-Anne pines over Walt who is out checking traps.
A new doctor moves into town with his wife; Holling yearns to join Maurice's exclusive stag club "Sons of the Tundra", and Ed eats a spirit trout that gives him the power to live future events before they happen.