is having a thousand fits because she is sick and tired of searching
for the surprise. T-Shirt and Tow-Ling are not paying her any attention
because they are too engrossed in their game of Unhappy Families ("Have
you get Master Bun the unemployed baker's son?" "No. Have
you got Mrs Drip the plumber's ex-wife who ran off with Mr. Stamp
turns on them and orders them to take her back to Chateau Bag. The
two T-Caddys refuse because they think that they are really close.
then goes mad and seizes the controls, causing the ship to veer and
swerve violently before it crash lands on a frozen, windswept landscape.
T-Shirt starts panicking and yelling that they are all going to die.
Tow-Ling suddenly has an idea and suggests stringing a load of equipment
together. The others listen intently, thinking that he has a survival
plan, but it end up that he was thinking of building a ping-pong table
to pass the time until they all die.
then suggests that they should go and find help and that they should
draw lots. Whoever gets the short straw will have to go out to get
help. T-Bag gets the short straw, but distracts T-Shirt whilst she
trims it shorter than hers. She shoves him out in the snow. Tow-Ling
protests that it is cruel to send T-Shirt out on his own, so she shoves
him out too.
in the snow, T-Shirt and Tow-Ling go searching for a phone box.
the saucer, T-Bag is dismayed when her one and only candle goes out.
She starts to have visions of T-Shirt and Tow-Ling in a luxury five
star hotel around the corner in a heated jacuzzi eating hot soup with
their pyjamas being heated in front of a blazing fire. The vision
becomes too much for her and she rushes out after them.
finds her way into a cave where T-Shirt and Tow-Ling are hiding. They
suddenly hear a gong. They track the sound to a beautiful garden at
the other end of the cave. They have reached Shagri-La.
is warm in the garden , so they can take off their furs. Suddenly,
T-Bag sees a huge golden box labelled "Tabatha Bag's Birthday
Surprise". She gets all excited and rushes to get it. Suddenly,
there is an explosion and an oriental woman appears next to the box.
Her face is made of porcelain. She demands to know who has defiled
the garden of the temple of the Empress Po. T-Bag ignores her and
rushes to get her present, but the Empress zaps her and tells them
all to leave.
tells her that she is not going anywhere without her present. The
Empress then realises who T-Bag is and welcomes them. The Empress
tells T-Bag that she can't have her present unless she can make her
laugh. T-Bag is not impressed and decides to go home. T-Shirt brings
her back and tells her that she has to open the box as they will always
be wondering what was in it if they don't.
T-Shirt and Tow-Ling each try to make the Empress laugh, but the Empress
remains po faced. T-Bag then gets really narked and wrestles the present
off the Empress. She opens the box and a large, white bird pops out
and pecks her on the nose.
Empress takes off her mask and it turns out to be Granny Bag. She
explains that the bird in the box is a wild goose and that the whole
expedition has been a wild goose chase. T-Shirt and Tow-Ling have
been in on it from the very start.
all return to Chateau Bag, with T-Bag in floods of tears. Whe they
come in, the place is in total darkness. T-Bag walks through the door
and the lights come on with a shout of "Surprise!".
is at the party, including Bagsy Malone, Sultan Bagwash, Dr Strangebag,
and a load of other people. T-Bag turns to Granny and says that she
now understands that the greatest gift of all is friendship.
comes into the room floating a massive pink cake in the air telling
everyone that he has been practising his magic. Everyone is impressed
until he treads on Doggy Bag's tail and turns to apologise. The cake
falls out of the air and splatters all over T-Bag's head. The series
ends with T-Bag sitting under a heap of cake bawling her eyes out.