JD delivers the goods. What was up with that witch was this: Dilly and Billy's world was turned upside down when their parents died of bird flu. Dilly felt adrift, Jim Dale goes on. But when we see her in flashback, she is anything but adrift. Rather, she is speeding across a cold lake in a gorgeous Hedren/Hitchcock homage, wearing a green sheath under a fabulous fur, seeking revenge against the birds who killed her parents and nearly being killed herself by said birds in a frenzied attack. My Lord, how that movie scared me to death as a child. I still hate birds, and I am pretty sure that's the root cause, though I also hate monkeys and, after a bottle or two of wine, have been known to go into deep and personal therapeutic detail on why I might be so passionately against those two otherwise innocent species. Anyway, so Dilly survived the bird attack to be rescued by a fisherman who gave her a piece of saltwater taffy, inspiring her to open her own candy store. Naturally.
Back in the present day, Ned watches Billy and Dilly smugly welcome candy shoppers to their store as Emerson, Olive and Chuck look on. Still, he refuses to engage. Even Chuck has gone over to the side of revenge, and when Emerson sits down to join ol' goody-two-shoes in his passive resistance, Chuck and Olive mysteriously announce that they've got somewhere else to be. "Well," Emerson sighs, opening his newspaper, "this can't end well."
But oh, it so does. Later that evening, Chuck and Olive flit across the road, totally catsuited up like hot Bond girls, sneaking over to Bittersweets to do some vengeance. Olive is impressed that Chuck, who she presumed to be all apple pie and baseball, would engage in this badassery. "Only so far as I know how to use a baseball bat," Chuck clarifies, "to make someone's face look like an apple pie." Whoa! They do a runner and take cover behind a vintage automobile. Chuck, somehow, thinks this is a good time to reopen the love triangle wounds with Olive. She's sorry about Ned, she says -- sorry that Olive's still upset about the Ned/Chuck loveathon. "I thought you were okay about it," she says. Olive who is trying to concentrate on the sneakiness, here, whispers that yeah, she thought she was okay, too and runs across to flatten against the Bittersweets wall. "Here's what we're not going to do," she whisper-yells, before they can continue with the sneaking. "We're not going to start with all this puppy dog-face, 'get back on your horse and find a man crapola.' Because maybe you forgot, that Ned was the horse, and you pushed me off, so maybe, just maybe, I need to get a little angry before I can be all happy about it!" With that, she whips off her stealthy beret, puts on a huge strap-on helmet, and asks Chuck a final question: "You got a credit card?" Chuck: "Why? You know how to pick the lock?" Olive: "No, you're gonna need to pay for the damages." And with no further ado, she lowers her head and runs THROUGH the glass front door. Could it be more awesome? Impossible.