Emily seeks help from an author (John Mulaney) when her favorite tree is threatened.
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.
- Hailee Steinfeld as Emily Dickinson
- Toby Huss as Edward Dickinson
- Adrian Enscoe as Austin Dickinson
- Anna Baryshnikov as Lavinia Dickinson
- Ella Hunt as Sue Gilbert
- Jane Krakowski as Mrs. Dickinson
- Samuel Farnsworth as George Gould
- Gus Birney as Jane Humphrey
- Chinaza Uche as Henry
- Sophie Zucker as Abby Wood
- Allegra Heart as Abiah Root
- Kevin Yee as Toshiaki
Special Guest Star
- 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
- The episode's title and themes are based on "Alone, I cannot be", poem #298 by Emily Dickinson.
"Because I could not stop" • "I have never seen ‘Volcanoes’" • "Wild nights" • "Alone, I cannot be" • "I am afraid to own a Body" • "A brief, but patient illness" • "We lose - because we win" • "There’s a certain Slant of light" • "‘Faith’ is a fine invention" • "I felt a Funeral, in my Brain"
"Before I Got My Eye Put Out" • "Fame Is A Fickle Food" • "The Only Ghost I Ever Saw" • "The Daisy Follows Soft The Sun" • "Forbidden Fruit A Flavor Has" • "Split The Lark" • "Forever - Is Composed Of Nows" • "I'm Nobody! Who Are You?" • "I Like A Look Of Agony" • "You Cannot Put A Fire Out"