Cicely, Northern Exposure
Cicely (Yvonne Suhor)
Cicely was a guest character who appeared in season 3, episode 23 of Northern Exposure. In the episode an elderly man came to the town of Cicely and told lead character Joel about the town’s beginnings. Joel then imagined the events as the man was recounting them.
Cicely and Roslyn, a lesbian couple, were two of the town’s founders, who came into town with visions of a utopian society in which all people were equal and all were valued. They were in love and shown in a committed relationship. After long winter months, Cicely fell ill, and at a town meeting where people were challenging the changes in town, a lone gunner fired a shot at Roslyn.
Cicely noticed him right before he fired and stepped in front of Roslyn. Cicely died in her arms, as Roslyn pleaded with her not to leave her. The entire town forgot their disputes and was renamed Cicely.
After the funeral, Roslyn withdrew into herself and one day left the town altogether, never to be seen again.
- 1 episodes. 3x23
Female love interests:
- Roslyn (Jo Anderson, guest, 1 episode)
Relationship story arc with a woman: No
No male love interests
Relationship story arc with a man: No
Filter Relationship Arc:
Storyline during sweeps? Yes
 A relationship story arc is defined as explicit, developed on screen, and lasting more than 3 episodes. It is listed as questionable or subtext if romance is only implied, mentioned instead of shown on screen, part of a dream sequence, or otherwise not explicit for the viewer.
 Sweeps episodes air in February, May, July and November, the periods when advertising rates are set. A character is marked as "sweeps" when there is a very limited number of episodes that address their sexuality, all air during sweeps period, and the storyline is otherwise ignore/dropped.