A family-building episode, and a plot-advancing episode. Oh so slowly, anyway. Maybe as slowly as Anne is picking up parasailing. At least she has Sprig to show her how it’s done, and to maybe accidentally try to kill Sylvia. Whoops.
So Hop Pop is actually a terrific actor. He had the entire bazaar eating out of the palm of his hand. But not the hand he had the blue shell in. That would be dangerous. And unbalanced.