A Serious Flanders (Part 2)
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"A Serious Flanders (Part 2)" is the seventh episode of season 33 of The Simpsons and the seven-hundred and thirteenth episode overall. It originally aired on November 14, 2021. The episode was written by Cesar Mazariegos and directed by Matthew Faughnan. It guest stars Brian Cox as Kostas Becker, Cristin Milioti as Barbara Belfry, Chris O'Dowd as Seamus, Timothy Olyphant as Sheriff Flanders and Jessica Paré as Colette.
- "Uff-da! Things for Ned and Homer go from bad to gosh-darn worse in the stunning conclusion of this SIMPFLIX prestige crime thriller."
Chapter IV: Tree Money, Where Art Thou?
Marge is at the Police Station to report that Kostas is the one that kidnapped Homer. Wiggum gives up on taking him, but Marge finds out he's being using The Rich Texan's car. Meanwhile, Ned is worried on finding out what happened and tries to find a way to come up with the ransom, and wonders back to the past.
Ned and his grandfather are at the barber shop when the Szyslak Brothers mafia come in and seem to start a fight, but after the barber takes the kid out, they hand him a bribe. After punching one of the brothers out of the window to keep his reputation, he goes with them to have fun at a pub before earning his keep at the Prestige Motel.
At the Motel the deal between the brothers and the Capital City Mob goes wrong as they start a gun fight over the money in the bag. He survives just before police was coming and hides the money in the trees, but Kostas shows up, asking for the money, but before he could reveal where they are, he slips on the ice and stabs himself on Kostas knife. Kostas writes the debt in his book and flees from the police, whose car hit the tree and makes it fall to where Homer finds it.
Chapter 5: Uff-Da!
At The Rich Texan's house, Seamus and Colette are discussing over working on their anniversary and Colette leaves a knife by Homer, which incite their fight more, before a fire starts burning the house. After a bit they reconcile and start dancing but the fire breaks the top floor, crushing them under the bathtub.
Meanwhile at St. Giles Orphanage, Ned is entering it to steal the money from them, but Barbara gets back with the key to the safe on her necklace, so he feigns missing her and start making out with her, while Marge manages to save Homer from the burnt house. Ned manages to recover the bag and escape but Barbara finds out and throws the American flag to his car. He asks God for forgiveness for his action, having to save Homer, but he sees Homer and Marge, safe in their car going the other way, before having a car crash.
Homer goes to save Ned from the crash but, burning his arm in the process, saves the money bag too, but before he could take it away, Barbara comes to the scene and recognizes him as the hero who saved the orphanage money. Ned manages to run away, but can't run away from Kostas, which calls to remember him the debt is still on, and to expect him to come when he least expects it.
Chapter 6: From Red to Black
Three years later, Homer and Marge are now owners of the Heroic Lube and Tire shop and he's a very popular hero, however Marge knows the truth and is mad over him saving the money instead of Ned. Meanwhile, Bart is going to be the youngest Eagle Scout in town, while Lisa is popular, all thanks to Homer. Homer receives a card from Wyoming, and unknown to Marge, goes there to meet the Flanders, after taking all precautions, and Ned admits he wanted the attention and brought all this to them.
Suddenly someone arrives at the cottage, and Marge enters the door slamming it, confronting Homer over his secret, having followed him from home, finding out he's helped Ned in this three years, forgiving him for his actions, however Homer suspects she's been followed by Kostas, just before the cottage is shot by him with a machine-gun.
Kostas enters the cottage to find it empty and them escaping from a hole in the floor. Ned puts himself in the line leaving them to safety, which they happily agree to, and starts fleeing before reaching an iced over lake, failing to escape. When Kostas tells Ned the truth a fight starts and Ned, to get out of the fight, grabs his debts book and throws it away on the ice.
Kostas goes to retrieve it, followed by the ice cracking beneath him. In the end Kostas drowns under the broken ice and Ned is free. Bart becomes an Eagle Scout, Wiggum eats donuts at Fat Tony booth, Snake becomes a priest, and Barbara is having another affair, with the Sea Captain. The Flanders are back at their house, and Homer and Marge are back at home merging the bed together again.
The episode received a table read on December 17, 2020, but Al Jean chose not to reveal the title or any details on it, till the writer Cesar Mazariegos announced it after having being asked on Twitter.
Similar to the 4th season of Fargo, where they pan across a bunch of gangsters and you see all their names under them, the writer Dan Vebber named them all, but time costraints cut the scene. Animators designed some of them with the names in mind.
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