Joe thinks that he's released a curse by breaking the chain on Dorothy's ornament.
Beverly and Jim are home from their trip. He has cooked Beverly dinner while she's been to the surgery to check in. They have had a wonderful time and are getting on very well together.
Joe is trying to fix the kitchen light. He electrocutes himself and falls to the ground. He isn't too badly shocked, but he's now convinced that the ornament is grinning at him.
The kids are trail biking around and Todd, Melissa and Cody are hanging out with them. Ryan is fixing his bike and is challenged to a race by one of the other bikers. He challenges Cody instead and Todd gets in on the act too!
Ewan comes to tell Beverly about meeting the potential Danish sponsors for their research project. Beverly is amazed that Jim hasn't told her - they could have gone away any weekend. Ewan says it's no problem but Beverly is suspicious - she realises that Jim must have booked the hotel after finding out about the research appointment.
Boof, Ryan Todd and Cody are lined up on their bikes ready to start the race.
MELISSA:(to Todd) If you're doing this to impress me, there's no need.
TODD: I'm not...honest.
Hmm, methinks me might be trying to impress Cody though...
Josh starts the race going and they take off through the forest. Boof runs into Cody and knocks her off. Todd stops to looks after her - her knee is really sore. They smile at each other. How...er...romantic!
Ryan has won the race, but Boof reckons he was distracted by Cody falling off her bike(!) Ryan tells him to get lost.
Todd leads Cody off to get Beverly to lookat her wound. Melissa glowers a bit.
Joe is fixing his van on the drive. The jack pops and Joe is nearly trapped under the van. He feels a bit shaky and has hurt his nose.
JOE:(to Kerry) That's four or five attempts on my life in the last 24 hours. It's the curse!
Kerry says there's no curse, Joe will just have to be more careful. Also, he should give the doll back to Dorothy. As he stands up, he bangs his head on the boot.
Beverly is looking at Cody's knee. Apparently it's not too bad. They tell Beverly that they were out horse-riding, not trail biking.
Joe is making Dorothy's shelves and has sneaked the ornament back on to the table. Joe tells Lochy that he's not the superstitious type, but he's had a heck of a lot of bad luck since he broke the chain on the ornament. Lochy looks terrified!
With that, Joe knocks one of the shelves on some other ornament. Dorothy's ornament sword flies through the air and embeds itself in one of the waiting shelves.
JOE: Flamin' heck! It's too close for comfort!
He begs the ornament to let him off the hook(!) When Dorothy comes in, he confesses to breaking the chain on the ornament.
JOE: I fixed it Couldn't even see the break or anything. But it's a vindictive little mongrel. It's been tormenting me all day!
Dorothy plays along and says that the only thing they can do is to exorcise the demon.
DOROTHY: It would take a brave individual to tread that particular path!
Beverly is waiting for Jim to come home and has worked herself into a fury. When Jim arrives, she wants to know why he didn't mention Ewan calling in. Jim says it just slipped his mind. Beverly says the only reason Jim took her away was to keep her away from Ewan. Helen comes in and is dismayed to hear shouting.
Jim says they had a great weekend, but Beverly won't be appeased.
Dorothy has made a little altar with four candles on it and is dropping things into a bowl in the centre of the altar.
DOROTHY: One comb. One coffee mug. One...pair of undies.
JOE: They're clean! You said something personal and they don't come much more personal...
Dorothy covers the bowl in the original wrapping that came with the ornament.
DOROTHY: We cover your belongings. Now, you must kneel down in front of the bowl.
JOE: Oh, fair go.
DOROTHY: You want to remove the curse, don't you? Then kneel down.
DOROTHY: Repeat after me. Oohhhhhhhhh Great Spirit.
JOE: Oohhhhhhhhh Great Spirit!
DOROTHY: Oohhhhhhhhh King Botie...
JOE: Oohhhhhhhhh King...Bottie...!
DOROTHY: It's 'Botie' I'd advise you to take this a little more seriously.
Dorothy makes Joe stand up and turn around three times.
DOROTHY: Now, bow to Botie. Kneel down again.
She turns out the light.
DOROTHY: Oohhhhhhhhh King Botie...
JOE: Oohhhhhhhhh King Botie...
DOROTHY: Forgive me thy servanttttt
JOE: Forgive me thy servanttttt
DOROTHY: For injury and disrespectttt...
JOE: For injury and disrespectttt...
DOROTHY: To thy person and possessionssss...
JOE: To thy person and possessionssss...
DOROTHY: Tiw tin aseojjjj
JOE: I beg your pardon?
DOROTHY: It's Haitian! Tiw tin...
JOE: Tiw tin...
Dorothy says that now Joe bows three times and his forehead should touch the bowl each time. He does so.
DOROTHY:(picking up the bowl) Now, you must take this and bury it. And the curse will be buried with it.
JOE: Right. Like...in a bone yard.
DOROTHY: No. Like in a back yard. Your own.
JOE: Oh, right. Oh, ta. See you soon.
DOROTHY AND JOE: Tiw tin aseojjjj...!
When Joe has gone, Dorothy turn on the lights and starts to laugh (I don't know how they managed to do that scene with a straight face!) Lochy is forced to confess that she was the one who broken the chain, but Dorothy says she made the whole exorcism up. Even the foreign "language" was just "Joe's a nitwit" spelt backwards!
No.32, back garden
Joe is burying the bowl.
JOE: Tiw tin aseojjjj!
Todd comes up and asks what he's doing and Joe claims he's teaching Bouncer how to retrieve buried things!
Beverly tells Jim off - after all, she was a doctor when Jim married her, he knew what he was getting into. Jim says that back then she wasn't gallivanting around the country with old boyfriends.
BEVERLY: Oh, I'm so sorry I had boyfriends before I met you, I didn't realise I was supposed to save myself!
JIM: I just wish you spend more time with me than you do with him!
HELEN:(coming in) And I wish that you'd stop doing this to each other! Have you any idea how destructive you are?
Helen tells them that it's hell living with them. She's made threats before, but now she's decided to move out.
BEVERLY: Helen, there's no need. I can solve this.
JIM: And how do you propose to do that?
BEVERLY: It's quite simple. I'm moving out.