Your private detective and your fairy godmother have very different roles. Chief amongst the differences is the fact that “making your dreams come true” is not often the gumshoe’s lot in life. But wouldn’t it be nice if, just once, someone would do something about theirs? Even if it means that somebody is a… Dead Duck?
It has been observed more than once that life isn't fair, even if the mass of humanity cannot possibly be as deserving of a thumb on the scales of fate as they think that they are. Still, it is just possible that from time to time the universe does conspire to heap misfortune on the narrow shoulders of one poor specimen, and turn that benighted soul into... The Born Loser!
There are certain things in life that feel fixed… immutable, as if they had never changed and they never would. But the world outside the window changes every day, and a great war is being fought, without a single shot being fired. In times like these, even the Northern Star can change his stripes... or something.
Celebrate the arbitrary milestone of seventy delightful episodes with Lord and Lady Flatfoot! Once again our intrepid heroes are thrust into a situation that falls well short of their customary bailiwick, is well and truly outside of their comfort zone and for which they are deeply, deeply unqualified. It’s enough to give a person Chess Pains!
Sometimes a bet comes with such terrible odds that there isn't much point in placing it. Sometimes it's a sure thing, usually because someone has made it so, often by cheating on a massive scale. Those are the times that tend to kill you dead, my friends, they really are. When you can't help but win, everybody loses. Or do they?