LAST EDITED ON 10-25-07 AT 04:37 PM (EST)
That was a great episode.
Town council reads the "journal." Time to clean up the town of Bonanza. The town council picks of a team of people to do the dirty work - load all the trash up on carts, take it far outside the town and bury it.
They choose several that have proven to be willing and capable workers along with Taylor and her little cohort. Taylor and friend refuse to go.
Guylan jumps in to do some digging and doesn't seem to have the upper body strength to really dig in. He gets a lot of ribbing from Greg and others and gives up. Layla decides she should help after all and is warmly greeted by Laurel. Everybody works together and gets the trash buried. DK comforts Guylan and reassures him that he's working hard and that it'll all be okay.
Back at town they discover that the water tank is empty. It is decided that Taylor will haul water as a punishment for not helping with the trash. She refuses and struggles with Anjay and tries to kick him. She finally relents and goes to get the water. On her way back she sets both buckets down and says something like, "Hey ya'll, look at this!" She knocks the buckets over and says, "Oops! My bad." (edited to correct faulty memory)
DK rallies the whole town to do a little bucket brigade and the tank gets filled up.
Challenge. Pigs running around in a huge tank of baked beans - Pork 'n Beans - get it. There are colored cans in the beans and a member of each team takes turns collecting their cans. The team with the most cans at the end wins upper class and so on. If all the teams collect a total of 75 cans they win reward.
The reward choices - loads of fresh fruits and vegetables or two gas powered dune buggies. Taylor is screaming for the dune buggies. The new council chooses ---- the fruit and veggies. Yay!!
Council discusses gold star recipient. Without question, they all choose DK. No other name even comes into the conversation.
Town Meeting. Quite a fuss over Taylor's lack of contribution to the town. They all gang up on her a bit until DK gets everyone to calm down and give Taylor a break. She smugly thanks him.
Does anyone want to go home? dundun duuuun.... DK raises his hand and the council looks like they've been hit with a ton of bricks. There is a collective gasp from the town. Everyone cries as DK explains that he's tired of all the negativity and that he wants to be with his family. Guylan takes matters into his own hands. He has a private heart to heart with DK and convinces him to stay (without telling him about the gold star).
Gold star time. Town council announces that they have chosen....
DK!!! Town erupts in applause and the DK is so surprised that he doesn't know what to say. Then "I've got six brothers and sisters that all want to go to college."
I know this sounds corny but... That was one of the best moments I have seen on TV in a long time. I cried and cheered along with the rest of the crowd and so did my family. Way to go, DK.