A simple stroll through the country inspires Hyacinth to throw a picnic on the riverside for Elizabeth, Emmett, the vicar and his wife. But a simple picnic isn't the Bucket way -- Hyacinth insists on fancy alfresco dining, even if it kills her.
Coach Taylor has difficulties in the relationship between his new starting quarterback and the kid's father.
Hyacinth puts her knowledge of proper etiquette to use when she becomes a professional hostess. To drum up business, Hyacinth places an ad in the newspaper, but the responses she receives aren't even close to what she thought they'd be.
Hyacinth is crushed when she loses a crafts fair competition to Lydia, a rival snob. To add insult to injury, Lydia drives a new Rolls Royce. Much to Richard's dismay, Hyacinth decides to save face with the purchase of a pricier Rolls than Lydia's.
When Emmett makes preparations to do another musical, Hyacinth will stop at nothing for him to cast her as the female lead. Meanwhile, at Daisy's house, Daddy believes he's back in World War II and stands guard outside her door.
To avoid public humiliation, Hyacinth instructs Richard to disguise himself before he bails out Daddy from the police station. Meanwhile, Hyacinth continues her quest for a weekend home, regardless of Richard's fears that they can't afford it.
Hyacinth is determined to have a weekend retreat she can call her own, and forces Richard to scour the country with her in search of a country cottage. But the two soon surmise that a perfect place with an affordable price isn't easy to find.
To help out with a ladies' luncheon, Hyacinth takes it upon herself to deliver the keynote speaker, a Royal Navy Commodore, to the event. Unfortunately, the eccentric Commodore isn't as easy to track down and transport as Hyacinth was led to believe.
Hyacinth is green with envy when neighbor Delia Wheelwright brags about a lavish vacation she has planned to the Caribbean. To top Delia, Hyacinth cons everyone with bogus plans for an ultra-extravagant trip she has no plans to actually take.
To occupy his time and cheer him up, Hyacinth makes the recently retired Richard take up photography. Unfortunately, he doesn't know how to use a camera or what to shoot. Back at the house, Hyacinth schmoozes Mrs. Nugent for a shot on her committee.
After a forced retirement, Richard's worst fears come true when he spends every free moment with Hyacinth. Two Buckets always under the same roof proves too much even for Hyacinth, who stops at nothing to get Richard started on a second career.
When Richard is stricken with a bad case of athlete's foot, Hyacinth insists they tell everyone he has a more dignified ailment, such as gout. Over at Daisy's house, Onslow and Daisy are shocked to find a stranger sleeping in Daddy's bed.
To impress Richard's boss, Hyacinth arranges for him to dress as Santa and pass out gifts at church. Unfortunately, when a delusional Daddy and an intoxicated Richard show up, making a good impression will take nothing less than a Christmas miracle.
Daddy flies the coop from Daisy's and has a ball at the local toy store. When Hyacinth arrives to take him home, the store manager refuses to let either of them leave until she covers the outrageously expensive bill Daddy has racked up on toys.
Richard is horrified by an early retirement offer when he realizes he'll never have a break from Hyacinth for the rest of his life. Meanwhile, Hyacinth takes another crack at admittance into the Amateur Operatic Society by singing for Emmett.
Hyacinth couldn't be less excited about an invitation to attend yet another of Onslow's tacky birthday parties. But when Rose's rich new boyfriend plans to pick them up for the festivities, an intrigued Hyacinth hastily changes her tune.
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