Au contraire. Chuck will never be dancing by herself as long as she has Ned, JD reminds us. She returns home and we sweetly see them walking Pigby and Digby, wearing gloves (not because of Pigby, who is obvs a fastidiously clean pig) so that they can stroll hand in hand. Chuck in her green dress and red coat, and Ned in his... Nedness... are totally cute. Ned loves the cold weather, he says, because gloves allow hand-holding. "We should move to South Pole," Ned suggests, though he is not sure they eat pie in the South Pole, which would put a wrinkle in his new lifeplan as the piemaking normal guy. He asks where they're going, and Chuck reveals that she is leading him to Dicker's Department Store, where the murdered Erin Embry used to work. "Murdered," Ned asks nervously. He had heard it was an accident. Ah, but when they get to the window of Dicker's, they discover that the scene of the crime, down to the mannequin wearing the same outfit as Erin Embry at the time of her death, has been recreated in the window display. "This is the scene of the crime!" Chuck cries, and Ned gives the Alive-Again Avenger a cheer of support. "Who needs Superman?" he says. "You're my hero." However, he says, he is not going to participate in the whole shebang -- he's a piemaker and that's it. Trying to be something you're not is too stressful, he adds, and Chuck plants a lips-to-glove-to cheek kiss on him in support.
Meanwhile, back at the Pie Hole, Olive receives a familiar visitor. None other than Randy Mann, friend-needing weirdo taxidermist. He has come to deliver an incredible sculpture of two doves bedecked with spangly magician accoutrements that Ned hired him to make for his magician brothers.
"Hidey-ho, Pie-bro!" he calls, coming through the door. "Who you callin' a ho?" Olive mumbles back. Hee. Certainly not Olive, Randy Mann says, and he means it. As we can easily tell, Randy Mann couldn't wait to see Olive. He wasn't the only one, Jim Dale is explaining, as two dangerous dudes come through the door. "Those are the guys that kidnapped me when I was a little girl!" Olive whispers urgently to Randy. As Randy Mann swings on them with a butterknife, they only have eyes for Olive. "Snook," they say, in unison, and we cut to black!
Ned returns to the Pie Hole to find this dramatic scene concluded. Finding Randy with a big bruise on his face, he immediately assumes Olive punched him. Hee. In fact, it was Jerry, who only swung in self-defense after Randy threatened them. "Olive," Ned asks, wary, "who are these guys?" Olive nervously shrugs. "Who are any of us, really...?" she asks philosophically, and finally Jimmy D has to break it down. Jerry and Buster weren't really kidnappers. They were stealing a car when they discovered Olive hiding in the back. They wanted to return Olive immediately to her parents, but as she was trying to teach her neglectful relations a lesson, she refused to tell them her name. The sweet guys have to whisper to hide it from her that their repeated attempts to contact her parents have gone unanswered. As a result, they spend a wonderful two days with the little girl, watching cartoons and eating popcorn. When they return her to her parents' house, they realize the Snooks had no idea Olive was even missing, and confront the negligent couple who take umbrage and call the cops. Wow, do all the writers of this show hate their parents? There hasn't been a parent yet portrayed who isn't somehow careless, downright criminal or somehow guilty of abandonment. Anyway, Olive knew what she was losing as she saw Jerry and Buster taken to jail, and thus wrote them every week to stay in touch. They never stopped loving her, either, and had finally busted out of jail to see her again before heading out for a life on the lam.