SUMMARY: At the turn of the century, Mr. Bill Pibb
and Ms. Pepper - who has just gotten her doctorate - are partners who are about to
part ways, selling their carbonated potion in a traveling
medicine show, promising the crowds it will cure all ills. They are assisted by Mary, a young woman who pretends that the
"medicine" has helped her walk again. Dr. Pepper is
eager to travel back east and begin her practice, no longer
reliant on quack cures for a living. However, she's still
waiting for Pibb to give her her half of the proceeds, which she
needs for her trip back home. Pibb says he's reinvested
the proceeds back into the company, but he'll leave her the
wagon and it's stock of the potion, which is worth more than the
$76 he owes her. After the show,
Pepper and Pibb officially end their partnership. They also try the liquid for the first time... and are surprised
at how tasty it is. Pepper and Pibb once had a romance,
but Pibb is a charlatan, and Pepper - though clearly still
carrying a torch for him - has had enough. Unfortunately
for Mary, she's just starting to fall for Pibb. Dr. Pepper warns
her of Pibb's untrustworthy ways, but ultimately relents and
tells Mary where to find Pibb before he leaves town. Mary
is too late to catch Pibb at the station, and returns with a
note left there by him for Dr. Pepper: "You shouldn't have
trusted me." He's absconded with the wagon.
Photos by Marian
EPISODE TWO (4/4/15)
- PLAYOFFS ROUND 1!
SUMMARY: After a lengthy recap of the previous
episode's events, this week's events include, in their
entirety... Dr. Pepper and Mary deciding to find Bill Pibb.
This is followed by a lengthy preview of the next episode, in
which a man named Gideon Gideon sings about how Bill's been a
ne'er-do-well ever since he was a baby.
SUMMARY: Dr. Pepper and Mary travel to Mr. Pibb's
home town of Amarillo and meet Gideon Gideon, who has known Bill since he
was a baby. He claims he hasn't seen Bill, but of course,
he has. And after he hears Pepper's story, and she and
Mary retire to the local boarding house for the evening, he
calls upon his sons, the oafish Jeremiah and Obadiah and the
soft-spoken Nigel, to help him steal Pibb's money and soda
SUMMARY: Dr. Pepper and Mary are angry enough at
Bill to want to kill him... but Gideon Gideon and his sons have
the same idea. Mary manages to catch up with Bill first,
and he placates her by giving her the formula for the "Mr. Pibb"
tonic to give to Dr. Pepper. Soon after, Gideon and his
boys catch up with Bill and steal his stock; they're about to
kill him when Mary arrives and gives them the formula in an
attempt to save his life. But after she leaves, they're
still ready and willing to do Bill in...