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Comedy/Drama/Mystery/Romance/, USA, 2007, 42 min.

Synopsis Ned is sitting alone in a field at the Longburrow School for Boys because he finds it difficult to make friends. Digby makes his way to his master, stopping only to sound a fire alarm. The two are reunited, but they still cant touch without Digby dying again. Ned pets him with a stick.While Chuck makes pies for her aunts Lily and Vivian and adds the mood-altering drugs, Ned comes in with bee stings. He takes Chuck up to the roof and shows her how hes set up her old bee hives with new bees. Olive arranges to have the pie delivered, knowing theyre connected to Chuck. Shes interrupted when a messenger pigeon with a broken wing slams into the Pie Hole window and dies. She picks her up, affectionately names her "Pidge" and tries to determine if shes really dead, and brushes her against Ned. She comes back to life, and Ned and Emerson nervously wonder what is going to die to replace her. Olive talks about taking Pidge to Lily and Vivian, since she knows theyre bird lovers from her last visit. Ned worries about a nearby squirrel, but after sixty seconds, another bird falls from the sky. The group is shocked when a crop-duster slams into a nearby apartment building.They check out the apartment, which belongs to a Conrad Fitch. Fitch, an attractive man, is unharmed and even manages to catch Chuck when she stumbles over some debris. Ned is unhappy, since he couldnt catch her without re-killing her. They quickly discover that the insurance company refuses to pay on the pilots life insurance, believing he committed suicide. The widow, Becky Caden, hires them to prove it was murder and Emerson and Ned go to the morgue. While Emerson has to deal with the coroner, Ned interrogates the pilot, Bradan Caden, who says his plane was hijacked by a man in an orange prison suit.Olive goes to the aunts and shows them Pidge, while considering the best way to tell them about Chuck. They discover that Pidge had a message on her leg and Olive suggests they go to the Pie Hole for pie for celebration after they heal Pidge's wounds.While Chuck has pie with Conrad, Ned and Emerson go back to the apartment and find a corpse in a trunk. Ned brings him back to life and they figure out the dead man is Conrad and the original Conrad is an impostor. Back at the Pie Hole, Conrad holds Chucks hand and she pretends that its Neds hand. Ned barges in and Conrad runs out the back. Ned grabs his hand but pulls it off: the man has a wooden arm. He makes his escape.Emerson checks the background on the prisoner and determines his real name is Lemuel Weinger who was in jail for embezzlement. He lost his right arm while shredding important papers and ended up with the nickname Lefty Lem. Further, Leftys cellmate was Jackson Lucas who was in jail for stealing jewels that were never recovered. They go to dig up Jackson at the prison grave yard and he reveals he hid the jewels at the VonRoenn Windmill and that he told Lefty about the hiding place.Lefty arrives at the windmill and introduces himself to the owner, Elsita. She invites him in and he ties her up and rips open the stairs to find the jewels. Olive, Lily, and Vivian are following Pidge, who is flying to the windmill. Ned, Chuck, and Emerson are driving there separately and Emerson is forced to sit through them chatting about their relationship.Pidge arrives at Elsitas windmill, and Lemuel says that shes his bird. Olive and the aunts come in and it turns out that when Jackson hid the jewels at the windmill he fell in love Elsita's mother, Elsa. Once he went to jail, they secretly corresponded by messenger pigeon, Pidge. Elsita reveals that her mother died but she kept up the correspondence. Lemuel also kept up the correspondence when Jackson died, and the two fell in love. Elsita is also missing a leg, and reveals that the diamonds are hidden in her wooden leg.Chuck and the guys arrive and Olive goes to answer the door. She sees Chuck and prepares to open the door and reveal her existence to the aunts, but then reconsiders since she realizes how much it would hurt them. She slips out and tells Chuck to wait a couple of minutes, and Chuck spots her aunts car. Olive gets Vivian and Lily out the back. As Lily drives them away she catches a brief glimpse of Chuck but isnt sure if her one eye is playing a trick on her.Emerson captures Lemuel and collects the reward for turning him in, and Elsita promises shell write. Lily and Vivian share a pie while looking at a portrait of Chuck, and Lemuel and Elsita continue their correspondence. On the roof, Ned and Chuck dance while wearing beekeeper gear.

Directed by Adam Kane  

Starring Lee Pace, Anna Friel, Chi McBride, Jim Dale, Ellen Greene, more...

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