Maggie receives a sealed envelope in a the mail from her dad that contains a
a letter she wrote to herself at the age of 15. After reading the letter, she
compares her accomplishments to her teenage expectations and analyzes her life.
Her teenage self, Mary-Margaret, visits Maggie for several trying conversations
until she realizes that even though she hasn't lived up to an idealized 15-year-old's
image of what success is, she is happy with the person she has become. Now she's
motivated to achieve more, including putting a a political race for Cicely's
mayor under her belt.
After the barber
gives Joel a diagnosis for a bump on his head, Joel is unnerved but laughs at
his credibility. Meanwhile, he neurotically worries about his mortality after
a Harvard doctor in Anchorage thinks it could be a tumor. Believing his days
are numbered, he takes time to smell the roses and risks his life on a high-speed
death ride on Chris' motorcycle. When the diagnosis comes back from Anchorage
that it is benign, he is relieved to find out the barber had been right all
at the "peril" threatened in a chain letter until bad things start happening
to her and Holling. Believing the bad luck is the
result of the chain letter, she searches the dump for the crumpled letter and
then sends a the copies out.
When good things
happen, she credits the chain letter but soon finds out that the chain letter
never left the post of fice due to insufficient postage. Walt helps her understand
that destiny is shaped by her own free will.
There's a new
barber in town and his name is Angelo Maxwell. He's surly and takes his job
very seriously and has been in the witness protection program for most of his
life after witnessing a mob hit. He doesn't trust anyone and has a chip on his
shoulder until Chris manages to break through with persistence and by showing
Angelo a little trust with his hair.