Synopsis by Hal Erickson
As Northern Exposure enters its second season, Dr. Joel Fleischman (Rob Morrow) has been in the tiny Alaskan town of Cicely for eight months. He has more or less adjusted to his surroundings but still yearns for New York -- and especially for his fiancée, Elaine. Alas, he receives a letter from his beloved informing him that she is marrying someone else, whereupon Maggie (Janine Turner) and Ed (Darren E. Burrows) join forces to snap Joel out of his doldrums. Meanwhile, Shelly (Cynthia Geary) becomes hopelessly addicted to TV when Holling (John Cullum) buys her a satellite dish, a plot development culminating in a "confessional" with the town's spiritual leader -- none other than enigmatic radio DJ Chris (John Corbett).