In the front of the shop, Pop Voodoo says goodbye to the pregnant couple as he grinds something with a mortar and pestle. A little boy in a beret enters the shop and gestures wordlessly with his hands. Pop Voodoo hastens to the back and makes the same gesture to his daughter. Immediately, she begins packing stuff up and hiding it as her father tells their waiting patients that the clinic is closed for the day because they forgot it was a holiday. Kimble asks what's going on and is told to be quiet. The clinic is made to look like a simple storage room, and the three of them go to the front of the shop. Two men walk in and Pop Voodoo greets them, saying, "Well, welcome, gentlemen, all of our healing herbs are half off today." One of the men asks if he is Maurice Beaumont, and Pop Voodoo answers affirmatively while offering them African ginger. Kimble identifies himself as a patron who came to have his fortune told. They brush this aside and tell Pop that they've heard reports he runs an illegal clinic. Pop denies this as they rip open boxes in the back, finding nothing medical. Now, I don't know much about police procedure (and I'm certainly not learning anything more by watching this show), but you'd think that between the dad from Family Matters, the cop from Die Hard, and the holding cell cop from Ghostbusters, one of them would know they couldn't search without a warrant. There's a tense moment as one of them kicks a pair of medical shears aside but doesn't notice it. Finding only dried banana leaves and gris gris dolls, they are thwarted, so they leave. One cop says, "There oughta be a law against all this voodoo crap!" And I go to the study to make a voodoo doll for cops who use "voodoo" and "crap" in the same sentence.
Episode Report CardKeckler: C+ | 492 USERS: C+
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