Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Profoundly affected by the death of his brother, Maurice (Barry Corbin) broods over the fact that he has no heir to his fortune. Maurice offers to adopt local radio DJ Chris (John Corbett), who after all is an orphan (maybe), but Chris seems to prefer his rootlessness. Elsewhere, Holling (John Cullum) hopes to videotape a rare appearance by the legendary Jesse the bear (he'd earlier shot off two of Jesse's toes, causing him to swear off hunting forever), but is hampered by the ill-timed "assistance" of Shelly (Cynthia Geary). And in another remote Alaskan village, Maggie (Janine Turner) assists Joel (Rob Morrow) in conducting a childbirth class -- and also incurs Joel's jealous wrath when she proves to be really, really good at the job.
Alaska, bear, childbirth, death-in-family, heir, mortality