Ed takes a part-time job as a private investigator and his first case is an
insurance fraud investigation of Hayden Keyes,
who claims to have tripped on a rake and injured himself at Lester Haines' place.
Ed is uncomfortable spying on a friend's every move but does his job diligently
and, after a lone stake-out, videotapes Hayden dancing in perfect health at
home. Confiding in Hayden, Ed hurts his future in investigation but gives a
friend a break by allowing Hayden to experience a miraculous recovery.
was never her strong suit but Maggie wins the prize when she donates an antique
cast iron bank that was a prized possession of her grandfather for Cicely's
library expansion auction. At the auction, Maggie feels guilty about giving
up a treasure of a loved one and she and Chris get
into a bidding war of which he is the victor with a five-hundred dollar bid.
Unbeknownst to Maggie, Chris is a collector and she has to pay him one thousand
dollars to get the bank back.
Maurice donates a case of red wine to the auction and uses it for a tax write off. As
Maurice watches with a sinking feeling, Holling decides
to splurge on the wine. Yet, to Maurice's amazement, Holling does not even notice
that the wine doesn't taste quite right. Feeling guilty, but not enough to confess,
Maurice instead gives Holling a bottle of one of his best wines and back issues
of Wine Spectator magazine.
Shelly and Holling bid on an elaborate dollhouse for Randi's first birthday. After
finding a bit of newsprint from 1892 inside, Shelly is fascinated and dreams
that she meets the original owner who has since passed away. She becomes nervous
and refuses to give the dollhouse to Randi, irrationally insisting that she
will simply grow old and die like the first girl. After Randi's miraculous fIrst
steps, Shelly accepts that she has to relish the moment while it's happening
rather than ponder the inevitable end.