On the first disc you get 5 episodes including: “Three Doctors,” “The Mystery of the Old Curio Shop,” “Jaws of Life,” “Altered Egos,” and “A River Doesn’t Run Through It.” This season opens with Joel getting a local condition called Glacier Dropsy. The episodes on this disc explore the weaknesses of some of the residents of Cicely.
This disc contains 5 episodes including: “Birds of a Feather,” “Rosebud,” “Heal Thyself,” “A Cup of Joe,” and “First Snow.” The episodes on this disc seem to focus on self-improvement. Chris overcomes his fears to get his pilot’s license, Ed overcomes his own demon, and Joel’s mom learns how to be an eagle.
Disc 3 also contains 5 episodes. These episodes include: “Baby Blues,” “Mr. Sandman,” “Mite Makes Right,” “A Bolt From the Blue,” and “Hello, I Love You.” The focus for this disc’s episodes is the birth of Shelly’s baby. The episodes on this disc start out with the baby shower and end with the birth of baby Miranda above the bar.
Disc four contains another 5 great episodes including: “Northern Hospitality,” “Una Volta In L’Inverno,” “Fish Story,” “The Gift of the Maggie,” and “A Wing and a Prayer.” Relationships seem to be the theme for the episodes on this disc. You will see the romantic relationship between Joel and Maggie become physical, you will see Ruth-Anne and Walt’s relation develop, and you will see how strong the bonds of friendship between Ed and Ruth-Anne are.
The final four episodes are contained on disc 5. On this disc you will get “I Fell the Earth Move,” “Grand Prix,” “Blood Ties,” and “Lovers and Madmen.” During the final four episodes of this season you will see Joel finally except that he is a member of the Cicely community.
The Pros of Northern Exposure: The Complete Fifth Season
This is a great season of Northern Exposure. First all of the discs are single sided. Next Shelly has her baby and expands the storyline possibilities for this series. There are also 24 episodes in this season instead of the typical 22. Finally this box set also contains a lot of great extras on each disc.
The Cons of Northern Exposure: The Complete Fifth Season
I really can’t think of many cons for this season’s box set. They went back to the single sided disc and they include a lot of great bonus material. The only thing that I can think of is that because this is the fifth season the material and situations are a bit repetitive in some episodes.
Where You Can Buy This Product
Some local department stores and media stores should carry this product because it was just released in November of 2006. If you can’t find this item locally then you can buy it online at Columbiahouse.com, BestBuy.com, or Amazon.com.