Just Add Magic (2015–…): Season 2, Episode 25 - Just Add Caroline - full transcript

On the opening night of Darbie's play, the three girls cook a detective spell to help them identify who or where Caroline could be, but get lost in the details.

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Previously on
"Just Add Magic"...

I was walking in the garden
when I murdered Lord Cumberland,

and-- Wait.
Murdered, that--
that's not right.

If I can't be an actor,

I'd still like to be
a part of it.

Maybe you can
help build sets.

How could you?
Spying on my mom
for Adam Lever?

You make my dad
really happy,

and that makes me happy.

I came across an old box
you sold us a while back.

Oh, yes.

Laura, who is this?

Hannah: Maybe you spelled
Noelle and RJ

so that you were
the only protector
who remembers magic.

That's a lovely theory,
Hannah, but for the fact

that I'm not
a protector.

Mr. Morris:
RJ was the prankster
of the group.

Noelle, who loved
taking shortcuts.

And then there was Caroline,
all trouble.

Caroline got more
and more ambitious.

She cooked a Chameleon
Cauliflower spell

to completely change
her appearance.

No one has seen or heard
from her in nearly 20 years.

Darbie: Caroline's the one
making everyone forget magic.

And it's only a matter of time
before she spells us all.

What are you copying?

Pop quiz.

- Ouch, harsh.
- Mm-hm.

It's almost
winter break.

Mm-hm, exactly.
Gotta keep the kids
on their toes.

Hm, oh, my.

What are you doing
for break?

I'm gonna hang out
with the family.

How about you?

I don't know.
Haven't quite decided yet.


Bad news:
We're having a pop quiz.

- Ugh.
- Good news:

I've got a copy.

I love magic.


Okay, Caroline
could be anyone,

but if she's
spelling people,

chances are,
we've come across her.

If it's a her.

Remember what
Mr. Morris said.

She could be a man,
an old woman,
a young college kid.

Darbie, we get it.
Not helping.

There's gotta be something
that we've missed.

I mean, Caroline may have
changed her appearance,

but she's still
the same person
on the inside.

Well, we know that
she was a dancer,

and also kind of

But if she's posing
as someone else,

she would hide all that.

Still not helping.

Seriously. Do you have
any other ideas?

in "Murder Masquerade"

the inspector notices
small little clues

no one else does.


Yeah, like the thump
they heard

coming from
the upstairs vestibule

had to have been from
Miss Abernathy tripping.

Her slight limp
gave her away.

Wait, I-- I think I saw
a recipe that could help us.

Here it is.
Solve the Clues-Cous.

The riddle says,
"Don't be fooled by
a picture that's big,

"even the largest trees
are made up of twigs.

"When all the dots
have been connected,

"what you see
will be detected."

It calls for
galafrasian pepper

and one-eighth teaspoon
per hour

of torian garlic powder.

How much garlic powder
do we have?

Uh... looks like enough to
probably last us until 7:00.

Great. Opening night
of "Murder Masquerade"
is tonight,

so we can follow clues
until the play starts.

I better not have any.

I'm meeting Mr. Morris
to work on how Caroline's
spelling everyone.

And he did not react well
the last time

we tried to use magic
to solve a problem.

Yeah. Good call.

Okay, Darbie,
let's become detectives.


Not lovin'
the couscous.

It's not dinner,
it's a spell.

I'm not feeling
detective-y. You?

[footsteps approaching]

Hey, girls.
What's up?

Not much.
Just made a snack.

You made couscous
for a snack?

Yeah, it's very filling.

- Huh.
- Hm.

Oh, no, Buddy must have
scratched the table again.

Wait a second.

Crumbs over by that chair?

Something's not
adding up here.

Buddy couldn't have
done this.

It's sweet of you
to cover for him.

Yeah, I never covered
for my brother.

In fact, I blamed him
for everything.

Buddy always sits
in that chair,

and those are his
pretzel crumbs.

It's clear
who did this.

This scratch was
caused by you, Mrs. Q.

Me? What are you
talking about?

The corner of your briefcase
scraped the table.

Like this.

- See?
- Huh.

I guess you're right.

Boy, I feel bad now
accusing Buddy.

Jill: Okay,
that's freaky.

How'd you
figure that out?

We watch a lot
of mysteries.

I'm watching
the wrong shows.

We'd better get going.

See you later, girls.

That was so cool.

Okay, I've got to go do
a final prop check,

then I'll meet up
with you, Kell,

and we can get
our detective on.

- Bye.
- Bye.

I'm glad you're here.

Something's up with Piper.

She looks nervous.

She's biting her lip.

Take a deep breath, Piper.
Everything's gonna be fine.

I hope so.
It's hours away from
opening night.

- Everyone's gonna be here--
- Don't worry.

You're going to do great.

- Where's Amanda?
- I don't know.

I'm sure she's
here somewhere.


Darbie: [thinking]
Miss Balfour looks stressed.

Okay, kids.
Everybody gather around.

We... have a situation.

Amanda's got the flu
and can't perform tonight.

- How did you--
- She's not here,

Piper hasn't seen her,

the flu's been
going around the school,

and that phone call you took
was from, I'm guessing...

her mom?

Uh-- Yes.

I'm afraid
Darbie is right.

Amanda's not
feeling well enough for
tonight's performance.

But it's opening night.

I know,
and I'm really sorry.

I know how hard you all
have been working,

but we will have to cancel
tonight's performance,

and just hope she
feels better for tomorrow.

Doubt it.
And you're next.

Hey, what about Darbie?

She could do it.

What? No way,
I'm in tech.

But you know
all the lines.

- I'm not--
- Act II, scene 5.

Lady Higginbotham
always ate her food
in pairs,

two potatoes,
two carrots,

even two pieces
of steak.

Two pieces of steak?
You must be joking,
good sir.

Then we bring out
the plate props

as they move into
the dining room.


She can do it.

Okay, just because
I know the lines

doesn't mean I can
pull this off.

I think you can.

You did originally
want the part.

What do you say,

I'll do it.

- [cheering]
- Okay.

Livonian is a multiplier.

When cooking with
cedronian and torian,

always use
a little less torian
than you think you need.

I can't believe
how precise this is.

You kept excellent notes.

Well, magic is really
just like, uh, chemistry.

Um, I started the notebook
in the '90s.

It has, uh, riddles,

everything I know
about magic, really.

So, what do you have on
the Forget Magic spell?


Livonian and elysian.

That's it?

I'm afraid so.

Um, this one
has stumped me.

Do you have an ideas?

Yes. Ever heard of
Can't Recall Caramel?

No. Tell me about it.

Okay, but it's kind of
a long story.

It all started
in the 1800s.

Wow, Darbie,
I can't believe it.

You're the lead?

I know, it's huge.

But it means
I can't be a detective,

because... well,
I have to be a detective.

Don't worry.
I'll take it from here.

You just focus on the play,
and we'll see you later.

Be careful.

What am I missing?


Becky's Voice:
Kelly, it's me.
Call me right away.

I have some information
that's very important.

There's a box,
and the book is the key
to the magic--

Huh. Totally lost
my train of thought,

Must be having
a senior moment.

See you soon, sweetie.

Becky's Voice:
Kelly, it's me.
Call me right away.

- [bell tolling]
- I have some information
that's very important.

There's a box,
and the book is the key
to the magic--

Bells ringing in
the background.

Becky: Totally lost
my train of thought.

Grandma wasn't at
the antique store.

Where did she go?


I wanted to wish you luck
for opening night.

Oh, nice.
You made cookies.

How did you know
I brought cookies?

If it were cupcakes,

you wouldn't let
the container
rest on its side.

And you don't like

Oh. Right.

What are you wearing?

I'm now the lead
in the play.

But the costume
is too big.

Amanda was so much taller
than me.

The lead?
Wow, Darbie,
that's amazing.

And I know how to sew.
I can take in your costume
for you.

- You can?
- Mm-hm.

Oh, that would be so great.
Thank you, Amy.

And once we freed Rose
from the book,

they returned to
the 1800s.

And all this started when, uh--
What did you call them?

- The OCs.
- When the OCs
gave this Chuck

Can't Recall Caramel?

Yes. I think Caroline
is altering it

to make everyone
forget magic.

The difference is
people are being spelled
from a distance.


Rather than Caroline
spelling people

by having them eat
the caramel,

I think she's eating
the caramel.

And there's a time release
element to it.


Yes. Oh.

Great job, Hannah.

You said that Kelly and Darbie
are looking for Caroline.

Once we find her,

we have to make sure that
she can't hurt anybody else.

You want to make Caroline
forget magic?

It's the only way
to stop her.

We can cook the
Can't Recall Caramel,

but substitute
something torian,

like... sugar.

I don't know.

Plus, we don't have
any spices.

What about Mama P's pantry
that you told me about?

Well, she knows
I'm mad at her.

She'd be suspicious
if I just walked in.

Hannah, what have I
been trying to tell you

since the school year

That I need to
apply myself,

because Fox Canyon's
a lot more demanding
than Rockbury.

To think outside the box.

That, too.

Oh! I got it.

Mama P can't remember anything
having to do with magic, right?

Now you're thinking.

Thanks so much
for doing this.

- You're a lifesaver.
- It's my pleasure.

That's an interesting

Is that a lemur?

It is. My grandma
gave it to me

when I graduated
high school.

Where have I
seen that before?


Lavender Heights Lemurs.

Did you go to
Lavender Heights?

I thought you knew that?

Lavender Heights High,
where Caroline went.

- How's that?
- Looks good.

Did your grandmother
teach you how to sew?

I taught myself.

I used to do a lot of
performance stuff
in high school,

and costumes
never fit me right.

Look how Amy's standing.

With her feet
turned out like that,
she looks like a...

ballet dancer.

Let me guess.
You were a dancer?

Yes. How did you know?

Lucky guess.


More like unlucky guess.

I don't believe it.

Could Amy be...


Hi, Grandma.

Kelly. Ohh.

What a pleasant surprise.

What are you doing here?

I just came by to say hi.

can I see your phone?

I want to update
the antiquing app
I found for you.


All the usual places,

my house, her house,
the antique store.

Wait. I don't recognize
this address.

Can Amy really be

Is that why she's
dating my dad?

I need to be sure.

So, you drove
all the way across town

just to bring me cookies?

Well, kind of slow day,
so I figured why not.

Slow day?

Hm. I can smell
the nail salon fumes
from here.

Why didn't she mention
she got a manicure?

And why is she
so dressed up?

You were just
home all day?


Sweat. No eye contact.

Classic physical signs
of lying.

She's clearly
hiding something.

So, when are Kelly
and Hannah getting here?

What do you mean?

Well, I assume
they're coming.

It'll be nice to see them.

Oh, no.

Amy/Caroline is
trying to find out

whether all the protectors
will be at the play

so she can curse us
at the same time.

This is bad.

They may come.


Who knows.

It's so nice to see
young people

getting involved
in politics.

It's easy when you have
a great candidate like
Terri Quinn.

Are you moving?

My, you're observant.

Yes. Unfortunately,
I need to move
on short notice.

Not even sure I'll
have time to vote.


My grandmother
visited Laura,

and now she
suddenly has to move?

She's hiding something.

Where are you going?

Looks like somewhere cold.

Yes. Well,

there isn't much for me
here anymore.

Wait a minute.
I know you.

You're Kelly Quinn.

[thinking] Uh-oh.
How does she know my name?

Have we met?

I saw your picture
in the paper
with your mother.

Oh. [chuckles]

Darbie said Caroline
could be anybody.

Even an older woman.

Forgive me
for being rude,

can I offer you
anything to eat?

So you can spell me?

I don't think so.

Bottled water
if you have it.

Sorry, I don't.

Nothing for me, then.

Thank you.

- Hey, Mama P.
- Hannah.

What are you doing
back here?

I assume after last night,

I'm the last person
you want to see.

You're right,
but I'm not here for you.

I'm just here to take
some magical spices

from your secret
magical spice pantry.

What on earth
are you talking ab--


What was that?

Thanks for
the magic spices, Mama P.

Also, shame on you for
what you did to Mrs. Quinn.

Now, of course,
you won't remember
any of this

because it has to do
with magic.


What was I just doing?

Oh, right.

So, when are you
moving, exactly?

As soon as I tie up
a few loose ends.

Tie up loose ends?

Like spelling the rest of us
and taking the book?

Okay, drop the act,

I know what's going on.


Why did you call me

I know you're
pretending to be Laura.

I don't have any idea
what you're talking about.

I knew a Caroline.

I was her family's


You're not the first person
to come here asking about her.

We were very close.

Is she in
some kind of trouble?

No, I-- I just wanted to
speak with her.

Do you know where
I could find her?

Like I told the woman
from the antique store,

I haven't seen her
in a long, long time.

She's telling the truth.

Is this your sister?


She looks like you.

You're moving to be
closer to her, aren't you?


She's not well and
I want to be near her.

I'm sorry.

Kelly: [thinking]
Look at the dust.

There was a picture there.

Where's the frame
that was there?

Oh. That's odd.

I didn't pack it yet.

Maybe someone took it.

I can't see why,
it was just a picture
of a few friends.

The only other person
who's even been in here

was that woman from
the antique store,

and she wouldn't have
taken it.

Oh, yes, she would.

The answer is in the photo.

must have figured out
who Caroline is.

Do you usually get
dressed up to bake?

And that's
a fresh manicure.

Okay, you got me.

I don't know how
you found out.

You've had us all fooled
for weeks.

Weeks? But I got
the offer today.

Wait, what?
What offer?

For a job in
Juniper Hills.

I had the final interview

A job interview?

That's why she looks so nice
and was acting nervous.

She didn't want to tell me.

But Juniper Hills is
five hours away.

I know.
It's more money,

but it's longer hours,

and I would have to
date your dad long distance.

Are you gonna take it?

I don't know.

A least she's not Caroline.

But I could lose Amy
in my life.

[indistinct chatter]

It was so nice to see you.

Don't forget to vote.

I still don't know
what we're doing here

so close to
the election.

Shouldn't we be,
I don't know,
making calls or--

Small town elections
live and die on things
like school plays.

It shows you support
the arts.

We can duck out
after it begins.

And I think
Grandma took the photo
from Laura's house.

I need to find it.


Well, that's weird.

What is it?

The spell was trying to
tell me something,

but it--
it just stopped.

The torian ran out.

Let's go find Darbie
and wish her luck.

We'll be right back.

Go. I'll grab us
some seats.

...the kind of cold
that gets in your bones.

- The perfect weather--
- Darbie.

Oh, you look amazing.

Yeah, like an actual

I don't know if
I can do this.

Amanda's so lucky
she got the flu.

It's just stage fright.
You're going to do great.

More than great.

You were born to play
the inspector.

I do love
detective stories.

Take a deep breath.

We're with you.

Do you remember our
middle school play?

You were a frog
or a lizard--

An iguana.

Our hippie teacher
wrote the play.

It was about
the peace movement

as told by zoo animals.

That's right.
I was a wolf.

And Ida was a giraffe?

I was a llama.

Is this seat taken?


But I see some
Lever supporters over there.

Maybe you can
sit with them.


- Hey.
- How's Darbie?

She's good.
A little nervous.

Nervous is okay.

As long as she
still remembers magic.

[British accent]
It was a cold, dark winter
in weary old Yorkshire.

The kind of cold
that gets in your bones.

The perfect weather...

for murder.


♪♪[big band]

He's collapsed.
Inspector Langham.

It's Lord Cumberland.

And he's been... murdered.


We're so glad
you could join us.

We don't get many detectives
around here.

Save the niceties
for your husband,
Lady Higgenbotham.

I'm here to figure out
who killed Lord Cumberland.

She's really good.

I know.
I'm impressed.


All killers need motive,
opportunity, and means.

But it's the little things
that reveal the truth.

For starters,
isn't it odd that
Lady Higgenbotham

would vacation here in this
modest country inn,

when she's used to staying
at the Savoy in London?

I-- I just figured it out.

I know who the killer is.

No, you don't.
Not yet.

I think Darbie's
just figured out
the mystery.

I think she knows
who Caroline is.

There's no Caroline
in this play.

Please keep it down.
I'm trying to watch.

We're talking about

You know,
the one who's been
spelling everyone

to forget magic.

Spelling everyone?

I don't even know why
I came to this play,

but you're ruining it.


Mr. Morris has
forgotten magic.

How is that even possible?

Caroline must be here.

And Darbie's on stage

Caroline could be anyone.

I think I know
what the spell was
trying to show me.

[whispering] Grandma,
do you have a mint?

In my purse.

Lady Higgenbotham
showed up out of nowhere
from the big city.

Yes, I lived in London,
but that doesn't mean--

Even though
Lady Higgenbotham

only worked on major
political campaigns,

she knew she needed access to
the victims and their books.

What is she doing?
She's making stuff up.


Both: Jill.

Laura, who is this?

I'd like you to meet Jill.

Jill usually only works
at the federal level.

In summation,
Lady Higgenbotham

had access and

She knew her victims.

She was at Madam Peabody's
where she had access to

Madam Peabody and
Miss Silvertooth.

Who's Miss Silvertooth?

No idea.

She manipulated
the detectives

by helping them
break down a barrier
in the case.

I thought I was getting better
as a public speaker.

Oh, you are.
But you need to
drop your guard

or you'll never
get through to people.

That's a great idea,

But Lady Higgenbotham
wasn't always on her game.

Sometimes she
let things slip,

like during
the billiards game
when she mentioned

she used to be
a chorus girl.

Here's a tip
my teacher gave me once
before a performance.

pull your shoulders back.

Imagine your spine
is made of steel.

And that's how I knew
it was you.

You tricked us all,
Lady Jillenbotham.


- It's Jill.
- We know.

Look, she has
a drink in her bag.

That must be
the spell.

We need to stop her.

- She's getting away.
- Do you see her?

She's gone.