Petticoat Junction/Bedloe's Successor
Kate's sixth sense tells her that there is impending doom. Reality ends up being worse: Homer Bedloe shows up. But he tells a story of woe: he has been fired by Norman Curtis for his actions against the Cannonball, and he has been replaced by Wilbur Goodfellow, who is the exact opposite of Bedloe in every way. So Bedloe, penniless, is looking for somewhere, anywhere, that he can call home, at least for a little while. He is even willing to work at the hotel to pay his way. Following Bedloe's arrival is that of said Wilbur Goodfellow, who has come to inspect the spur line and the Cannonball. After his inspection, Goodfellow plans on making major investments into the line as he sees it as an integral part of a burgeoning community. He even plans on sending the Cannonball in for a refit and loaning a new diesel locomotive in its place during that time. Everyone seems to be excited by all this news, except for Kate, who changes her mind about the proposed upgrades and Mr. Goodfellow after she goes to the cinema in Pixley.