Abracadabra! Joe’s great disappearing trick with Daphne the ferret goes horribly wrong, and it seems that the dark magic Joe has unleashed is flying through the village. Pretty much everything the Aldridges held dear disappears, along with hopes of saving Shula and Alistair’s unfathomable marriage. The last vestiges of good manners vanish from Lynda and Lilian’s discourse now that the Pets’ Party Pieces competition looms, while sibling affection between Freddie and Lily disappears in several puffs of suspicious-smelling smoke. Freddie doesn’t care – he’s holding a wad of dubiously acquired cash, and plans to have a high old time of it on his travels. Has he got the wrong end of the stick about inheriting his late father’s title?