I have just seen my favorite episode of Northern Exposure, “Nothing’s Perfect,” for the first time in probably six years, give or take. It’s on the fourth season DVD. And, in an episode about the impermanence of life and the way in which the passage of time, human agency, and the systematic universe leave us powerless to preserve those things that we most love, they have changed the ending.
Only slightly, it’s true.
But it’s different. I don’t quite know what to do with this new ending, other than to think that the fact of the change is strangely in keeping with the crux of the script.
Bizarre moments… love them or hate them, they do tend to occur periodically.
I don’t know what I’d do if I were to see Je— today. I don’t know what I’d say to her. I might try to pretend I hadn’t seen her at all. Why? Why should it be so? I don’t get it.