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Alone, I cannot be is the fourth episode of the first season of Dickinson. It is the fourth episode of the series overall.

Synopsis[]

Emily seeks help from an author (John Mulaney) when her favorite tree is threatened.

Plot[]

With Sue gone to Boston, Emily and Austin are distraught. The town plans to build railroads through Amherst and Emily discovers that her favorite tree is going to be chopped down.

After reading Walden, she and George seek out Henry David Thoreau for help. Emily is disappointed to find that he is disinterested in her cause, but her father nevertheless decides to protect her tree on her behalf.

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Co-Starring[]

  • Peggy Cosgrave as Mrs. Thoreau
  • Abra Tabak as Thoreau's Sister
  • Vince Edgehill as Conductor
  • Emma Roos as Passenger #1
  • Skyler Gallun as Passenger #2
  • Clinton Clark as Passenger #3

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Trivia[]

  • The episode's title and themes are based on "Alone, I cannot be", poem #298 by Emily Dickinson.

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