The Boar’s Nest Fire

by: Jamanda

<inspired by an episode of Happy Days, in which Arnold’s burned down>

Bo and Luke are driving along home after a long day.

Bo: Man, that was some race this morning wasn’t it?
Luke: I’ll say. But the General pulled us through again, didn’t he?
Bo: What should we do with that $500?
Luke: Well, we should see if Jesse needs it for anything at the farm first. If not…

Suddenly, there’s an explosion and the sky lights up off to the left.

Bo: What was that!?
Luke: It looks like it came from the Boar’s Nest! Turn around!

Bo swings the car around and puts the pedal to the floor.

Luke: Was Daisy working tonight?
Bo: I think she was. Oh man I hope she’s all right!

Bo drives even faster and hears sirens up ahead.

Luke: I hope Rosco and Enos were closer.

They pull up to the Boar’s Nest and see flames shooting from the roof. They leap out of the car and rush towards a crowd that’s already begun to form in front of the building.

Bo: Daisy! We gotta get her out!
Rosco: Stay back Bo! Enos has already gone in there. I was too late to stop him, the dipstick!
Luke: Daisy!

Rosco tries to keep everyone back from the burning building as the fire truck pulls up. Bo and Luke rush over to help with the hoses. Cooter and Uncle Jesse pull up and rush over to the scene as well.

Jesse: DAISY!
Rosco: I’m sorry Jesse. You have to stay back.
Jesse: My neice is in there!
Rosco: Enos went in after her.
Cooter: How long ago?
Rosco: About ten minutes.
Cooter: That dipstick! He’s gonna git himself killed.
Luke: (yelling from the side) I SEE SOMEONE!

Bo and Luke rush over to the side of the building. Bo has an axe and helps break the door open. Enos stumbles out, carrying Daisy.

Enos: Stand back! Luke! Help me here.

Bo pushes everyone back as Enos lowers Daisy to the ground. He breathes into her mouth as Luke applies pressure to her chest.

Bo: Come on Daisy.
Jesse: Daisy…
Cooter: Daisy…
Rosco: Oh Daisy…

Boss drives up in his caddie, as he didn’t want to wait for his driver when he heard the explosion. Lulu is with him and they both rush over to the scene.

Lulu: Rosco! What…?
Rosco: Stand back Lulu.
Boss: Rosco what…Daisy!
Rosco: Oh God please let her be okay.
Lulu: Oh no…not Daisy!
Enos: SHE’S BREATHING!

Everyone lets out a breath as Luke checks Daisy’s pulse. An ambulance drives up and the paramedics rush over to Daisy. Luke pulls Enos away as they lift her onto a stretcher.

Luke: We’d better take you in too.
Enos: Huh?
Luke: Let’s go Bo.

Bo and Luke lift Enos into the General, as Enos is somewhat dazed and dizzy. Bo follows the ambulance to the hospital.

Balladeer: I don’t know about you, but I get all worked up whenever something happens to Daisy.

Bo paces around the waiting room at the hospital while Luke stands and stares out the window. Cooter is sitting next to Uncle Jesse, wringing his hat in his hands. Boss and Rosco also wanted to come to the hospital, but had to stay with the volunteer firemen to survey the damages to the Boar’s Nest.

Doctor: Mr. Duke?
Jesse: I’m Jesse Duke.
Doctor: I’m Doctor Pierce. Your neice has been stabalized, but she’s still in pretty critical condition.
Jesse: Well…will she live?
Doctor: She has a good chance, but we’ll be monitoring her condition closely.
Jesse: I appreciate that.
Luke: How’s Enos?
Doctor: The deputy who pulled her out is fine, but we’d like to keep him overnight to make sure. He breathed in a lot of smoke and we’ve got him on oxygen.
Bo: Can we see him?
Doctor: One at a time please. He was in a state of shock when you brought him in.
Jesse: You go ahead Luke. Let him know Daisy’s okay.

Luke nods and is led to Enos’s room. Enos is lying back with an oxygen mask over his face.

Luke: Hey Enos. How are you doing?
Enos: (muffled) Okay. How’s Daisy?
Luke: She’s gonna be fine.
Enos: Honest?
Luke: <sighs> I won’t lie to you Enos. She looked pretty bad when you pulled her out, but the doctor said that she’s stable and they’re gonna keep a close eye on her.
Enos: She’s gotta make it Luke.
Luke: You just rest Enos. Daisy’ll be fine. You saved her life you know.
Enos: (nodding) I know.

Bo and Cooter also go in to visit Enos, each telling him that Daisy would be fine and reminding him that he’s a hero. Finally, Uncle Jesse visits him.

Jesse: Hey there Enos.
Enos: Hey Uncle Jesse. Is Daisy really gonna be okay?
Jesse: If they say she’ll be okay, she’ll be okay. You gotta have faith…in the doctors and with the Lord Himself. Are you praying for her Enos.
Enos: I have been ever since I started looking for her. First I prayed that I’d find her…then that I’d be able to get her out…then that she’d start breathin’…
Jesse: Well all of them were answered weren’t they?
Enos: Yes sir.
Jesse: Then this one should be too. Just keep on praying.
Enos: Thanks Uncle Jesse. I will.

The Dukes agree that one of them should stay at the hospital while the others go home to rest. Bo takes the first night while Cooter and the others go home. Luke arrives back at the hospital the next morning.

Luke: Go on home Bo. Get some sleep.
Bo: Okay Luke. Call if anything happens.

Luke hangs out in the waiting room and the doctor arrives an hour later.

Luke: How’s Daisy?
Pierce: She’s still stable. Hopefully she’ll stay that way.
Luke: And Enos.
Pierce: A few more tests and he should be able to check out.
Luke: Thanks.

Half an hour later, Boss and Rosco arrive.

Boss: How are they?
Luke: Daisy’s still critical but Enos is okay. They’ll be checking him out in a little while.
Rosco: Oh that’s good. Any idea how long Daisy will be here?
Luke: No idea. She was pretty bad.
Boss: Luke. I know there’s been some time between us and you Dukes, but I assure you…
Luke: Boss, I know you’d never want anything to happen to Daisy.
Boss: Thank you.
Luke: Did you find out what caused the fire?
Rosco: Not yet. All we can tell is that something blew up in the kitchen…probably moonshine…but we don’t know what set it off.
Luke: Could be anything. A stray match…cigarette butt…faulty wiring…
Rosco: Lots of things.
Luke: Oh here’s the doctor.
Pierce: Officer Strate is ready to check out.
Boss: Oh good.

They go over to the desk as Enos leaves his room. He’s wearing clothes provided by the hospital and carrying his uniform in a bag.

Enos: Howdy Sherriff…Mr. Hogg.
Rosco: How’re you feeling Enos?
Enos: I’ll feel a lot better when Daisy’s out of here.
Luke: We all will.
Boss: Now Enos, don’t you worry none. Daisy’ll be fine and I’m taking care of both of your medical bills.
Enos: I appreciate it Mr. Hogg.
Boss: Now Rosco, you take Enos home and make sure he don’t fret none. I’ll take care of the bills and meet you at the courthouse later.
Rosco: Right Boss. Come on Enos.

They leave and Boss takes care of the bill.

Boss: Now you take it easy Luke Duke. Jesse wanted me to tell you he’s coming later this afternoon.
Luke: Thanks Boss.

Balladeer: I’ll say one thing for Daisy, ain’t nothin’ going right when she’s not around.

Bo: You know, things have just been plain dull around here without Daisy.
Luke: I know. And if anybody asks me one more time how she’s doing…
Bo: Don’t look now.
Luke: It’s Enos isn’t it?
Bo: Yup.

Enos pulls up.

Enos: Hey fellas.
Luke: Nothing’s changed.
Enos: <sighs> I was afraid of that. Sorry I keep bugging you.
Bo: It’s okay Enos. We’re all worried too.
Luke: You sending more flowers?
Enos: I would but I kinda ran out of money, so it’s just a homemade card today.
Luke: You know, Daisy did say you were gonna go broke on buying her flowers.
Enos: She’s worth it. Oh, and here’s a card from Cooter.
Bo: Thanks. We’ll give ’em to her.
Enos: I appreciate it fellas. Sorry I’m such a pest.
Bo: I admit, it is nice that you’re bugging us about Daisy instead of trying to arrest us for something.
Enos: <grins> Well I think ya’ll would be happy to know that I overheard the Boss tellin’ Sherriff Rosco to leave ya’ll alone…at least until Daisy gets better.
Bo: Well isn’t that nice?
Luke: He’s all heart.
Enos: He does feel bad about it. He needs to concentrate on rebuildin’ the Boar’s Nest anyway.

The CB crackles.

Rosco: (over CB) Enos, this is your superior officer speaking, you got your ears on come on?
Enos: (into CB) Howdy Sherriff.
Rosco: Enos, I need you to go get Avery again. He’s over at the hotel this time.
Enos: Right Sherriff. (hangs up CB) Rosco really needs to leave Avery’s ladder alone. See ya fellas.
Bo: So long Enos.

After Enos leaves, Luke heads over to the hospital to trade with Uncle Jesse and visit Daisy.

Luke: Hey Daisy. How are you feelin’?
Daisy: Same as ever Luke.
Luke: You got some cards.
Daisy: (looks at one and laughs) Oh that Cooter. He cracks me up.
Luke: What’s it say?
Daisy: <reads> Get well soon Daisy. My business is going down the drain without you distracting the motorists around here, not to mention to cops.
Luke: He’s right you know. Rosco and Boss are leaving us alone and well…there hasn’t been a good chase or wreck in a week.
Daisy: (looking at the other card) In most towns that’s a good thing…Oh Enos!
Luke: Now what?
Daisy: I told you he’d go broke!
Luke: He said you were worth it.
Daisy: <sighs> What am I gonna do about him?
Luke: What’d he say?
Daisy: <reads> Dear Daisy, You were right. I can’t afford flowers no more so a card will have to do. Just as well as none of them flowers are a pretty as you are anyway. Come home soon. Love, Enos.

Daisy gazes at the card and sighs.

Daisy: He hasn’t seen me lately now has he?
Luke: Now Daisy, stop talking like that.
Daisy: But it’s true! I’ve got burns everywhere and I know I ain’t gonna be the same girl, even when I do get better.
Luke: You’ll always be the same Daisy to us.
Daisy: It’s never gonna be the same Luke. The Boar’s Nest is gone…
Luke: Boss is rebuilding it.
Daisy: I won’t be able to have my old job back…
Luke: You hated that job anyway.
Daisy: And ain’t nobody gonna be able to look at me without…
Luke: Oh stop it. You are just as beautiful now as you ever were.
Daisy: You’re just saying that.
Luke: But it’s true. And we’ll all love you just as much…even more now that we almost lost ya.
Daisy: Of course you will. You’re kin, along with Uncle Jesse and Bo. But everyone else will…
Luke: Love you just as much. They all miss you Daisy. Enos is driving me crazy asking me about you.
Daisy: They won’t once they see me.
Luke: That’s where you’re wrong. Trust me.

Balladeer: Ya gotta hand it to ol’ Luke. He’s sure tryin’. But once Daisy has her mind made up about something, it’s hard to convince her otherwise.

Balladeer: Well, seeing as she’s a Duke, it didn’t take long for Daisy to get out of the hospital. But seeing as Daisy is Daisy, she ain’t out of the woods yet.

Jesse: Daisy, I’m awfully glad to be taking you home.
Daisy: Me too Uncle Jesse.
Jesse: Everyone is anxious to see you.
Daisy: Oh Uncle Jesse, I don’t want to see anybody yet.
Jesse: Well, you just wait ’til you’re ready. They wanted to have a big party you know, but the boys discouraged it.
Daisy: Thanks Uncle Jesse.

As soon as she arrives home, Daisy goes into the house. Her head is wrapped in a bandanna, as most of her hair was burned off and the rest had to be shaved. She hides behind large sunglasses as she has black burn marks on her face as well. She also keeps to wearing long sleaved shirts and pants to hide the burns on her arms and legs.

Meanwhile, the boys are hanging out with Enos and Cooter at the garage, as the Boar’s Nest is still being rebuilt.

Cooter: So she doesn’t want to see anybody?
Luke: No one.
Bo: She’s still pretty down about the way she looks.
Enos: <sighs> At least she’s home.
Bo: We’ll do our best to talk some sense into her.
Luke: But it ain’t gonna be easy. I mean, her whole life kinda revolved around the fact that she’s so beautiful.
Enos: But she still is.
Cooter: We know that, and you know that, but she don’t.
Luke: She thinks she lost everything in that fire. Not being able to get her job back isn’t helping any.
Enos: Boss still wants to give her a job. He just doesn’t think she’d like waitressing.
Bo: It would be a little difficult. Especially since she doesn’t even want to leave the house.
Luke: Just give her time. I’m sure she’ll come around eventually.
Cooter: I sure hope so.
Enos: Yeah. If I don’t get to see her soon, I may just flat bust.

Balladeer: Well, a couple more weeks have gone by, and Daisy still ain’t about to leave that farm for anybody.

Daisy: Uncle Jesse? You wanna hang these up for me?
Jesse: Daisy, you can do that.
Daisy: Enos is spying again.
Jesse: Never stopped you before.
Daisy: I don’t want him to see me like this.
Jesse: All right.

Jesse goes outside with the basket.

Jesse: Sorry Enos. She’s still not coming out.
Enos: Shoot. I’ve been doing this so long she knows when I’m coming.
Jesse: It was worth a shot.
Enos: Isn’t there any way she’ll let me see her?
Jesse: If I think of something, I’ll let you know.

Balladeer: That boy don’t give up does he? He’s sure got it bad.

Balladeer: Well, another week has gone by and Daisy still ain’t leaving home, or letting anyone come by, or coming out of her room when someone does come by. Friends and neighbors, it’s enough to make a grown deputy turn to drinkin’.

Rosco: Here’s some buttermilk Enos.
Enos: Thanks Sherriff.
Rosco: Still ain’t comin’ out is she?
Enos: Nope.
Rosco: At least this place got built back up.
Enos: It just ain’t the same without her.
Rosco: Oh I know. Business has been downright lousy. Boss keeps reminding me of it too.
Enos: If only she’d let me see her…
Rosco: I gotta hand it to that girl. She’s awful stubborn.
Enos: She ain’t the only one that’s stubborn.
Rosco: You’re also a dipstick. Whoever said “Love is blind” musta been talking about you.
Enos: Love is blind…That’s it!

Enos jumps up, downs his buttermilk, and heads for the door.

Enos: Thanks Sherriff! Why didn’t I think of that before?
Rosco: Because you’re a dipstick! Where’s he going? Oh it don’t matter. It was my idea. But what was my idea? Ooh oh.

Enos floors it over to the Duke farm. Uncle Jesse is out front with Bo and Luke, working on a tractor.

Bo: You’re too late. She heard you coming and went in.
Enos: That’s okay. Any of you got a hankerchief?
Uncle Jesse: (pulling one out) Well sure but…
Luke: Brilliant! Why didn’t I think of that?
Enos: It was the sherriff’s idea.
Bo: What was?
Luke: (taking the hankercheif) This. Watch.

Luke and Enos go inside, followed by Bo and Jesse. Luke knocks on Daisy’s door.

Luke: Daisy? You in there?
Daisy: I know he’s still here.
Luke: Yeah he’s here and I think you should see him.
Daisy: I ain’t coming out.
Luke: I said you should see him. I didn’t say he’d see you.
Daisy: What?

Luke wraps the hankercheif around Enos’s eyes.

Luke: I’m blindfolding him right now Daisy. Enos? Can you see anything.
Enos: Nope. Sure can’t Luke.
Luke: Hear that Daisy? Now you’ve done run out of excuses.

There’s a pause before the door opens a crack. Daisy peeks out and sees that Enos is indeed blindfolded. Luke backs away and pushes Enos slightly forward.

Enos: Easy Luke. I can’t see now.
Daisy: (reaches out to him) Oh Enos be careful.

Enos finds Daisy’s hands and steadies himself as the other Dukes quietly leave the room.

Daisy: Oh Enos…you just don’t know when to give up do you?
Enos: Sure don’t Daisy. But don’t worry. I’ll be careful.

Enos very gently pulls her to him. Daisy rests her head on his chest and lets him hold her. Bo and Luke peek through the window.

Bo: Well shoot. I never woulda thought of that.
Luke: Brilliant. I mean that’s gotta cheer her up.
Jesse: Now you two get away from that window and leave them alone.
Bo: But Uncle Jesse, you said we needed to keep an eye on her.
Jesse: I’d trust her with Enos more than anybody else I know, including you two. Why he doesn’t just marry that girl is beyond me now you two git back to that tractor!

Balladeer: Well friends and neighbors, soon as word got out about how Enos got to see Daisy, everybody wanted to try it. The Dukes got all kinds of visitors, from Cooter, to Boss and Rosco, to their first grade teacher Mrs. Smith, who remembered Bo and Luke a little too well. But no one seemed to cheer Daisy up like Enos.

Enos and Daisy are sitting on the sofa. He’s still wearing the blindfold and has his arm around her.

Daisy: Enos? Did anyone ever tell you you were brilliant?
Enos: No. I’ve been called a lot of other things…
Daisy: Oh Enos. I never did thank you for saving me from the fire.
Enos: Anybody could’ve done that. Rosco said Bo and Luke were about to run in there after you too. I just beat ’em to it.
Daisy: It was my fault you know.
Enos: What was?
Daisy: The fire.
Enos: Now how was that your fault?
Daisy: I put the bucket of cigarette butts on the counter, but I forgot that some whiskey had been spilled on the floor.
Enos: Now Daisy you listen to me. Everybody makes mistakes and there ain’t no use in beating yourself up over it.
Daisy: Enos, why are you so good to me?
Enos: I think you already know.

Enos kisses her gently on the forehead, then on the bridge of her nose.

Daisy: <giggles> Oh Enos, what are you doing?
Enos: (kissing her cheek) I’m looking for the good part.
Daisy: You never did that before.
Enos: (kissing her ear) Well (kissing her temple) I was pretty content with just looking at ya before (kisses her chin) but seein’ as you won’t let me do that no more…

With that, Enos finds her lips and kisses her, gently but sincerely and with passion. Bo and Luke are once again watching through the window.

Bo: Are you SURE we can trust him? I ain’t ever seen him do that before!
Luke: Well, can you blame him?
Bo: I guess not.

Enos: I’d better go Daisy.
Daisy: But…
Enos: I ain’t gonna take advantage of you Daisy. I need to go.
Daisy: Okay.
Enos: Besides, I think you’re cousins are looking through the window again.
Daisy: Well you let me take care of that.

Daisy guides him to the door, kisses his cheek, and then retreats to her room. As soon as Enos hears the door close, he pulls off the blindfold and leaves. Daisy watches him through the window.

Daisy: Oh Enos. Why didn’t I just marry you last time?

Balladeer: Once again, Enos is at the Duke farm with Daisy. Frankly, I don’t blame him one bit.

Enos: I’m sure glad you come out and see people now.
Daisy: Well, it does help me feel better.
Enos: It helps all of us too. Everybody misses you Daisy.
Daisy: I miss all of you too, especially you Enos.
Enos: Shucks Daisy.
Daisy: I still miss you.
Enos: I’m right here.
Daisy: But you’re always wearing that silly blindfold. I mean, I can hardly remember what your eyes look like.
Enos: Well you know, you could take it off…if you really wanted to.
Daisy: I know…I could…

Daisy pauses for a minute. Then she reaches up and slowly pulls the blindfold down. Enos opens his eyes and looks directly into hers, which are full of tears.

Enos: Oh Daisy, are you a sight for sore eyes.
Daisy: But…
Enos: I don’t think I’ve ever seen anything so beautiful.
Daisy: But I’m not…
Enos: I never lie Daisy.
Daisy: (starting to cry) Oh Enos, why’d you go and do that? Why’d you go and blindfold yourself for so long just to be with me?
Enos: For the same reason I’ve been waiting for everything else. The same reason I put up with that dang reputation that everybody teases me about. The same reason I came home from California, even though I made more money out there.

Enos lifts her chin and looks into her eyes.

Enos: Anything worth having is worth waiting for Daisy. Especially if it’s you.
Daisy: Even though I look like this?
Enos: The sherriff said that love is blind. I must still be blind cuz all I can see is the woman I fell in love with…the woman I’ve been saving myself for…the woman I want to marry and stay with forever.

Daisy stares for a minute as it sinks in what he just said. He slips a ring on her finger.

Enos: Would you marry me Daisy?

Balladeer: Friends and neighbors, I don’t think I could turn down a question like that. Could you?

Balladeer: Well, it seemed only fitting that Daisy should present herself to the whole town at the wedding. Nearly everybody was invited, and even some who weren’t showed up anyway, just to see why Daisy’d been hiding herself for so long. Now most brides are just nervous. Daisy’s just about to throw herself a fit.

Daisy is pacing in her wedding gown in the back of the church. Lulu is trying to keep Daisy’s veil straight and Maybelle is peeking out the door.

Daisy: I don’t know if I can go through with it! All those people looking at me and…
Lulu: You look fine Daisy. Your veil will stay down ’til the end and no one will even be able to tell that you’ve been through a fire.
Daisy: I suppose. I still think we should’ve eloped.
Maybelle: And have everyone miss the wedding of the century? Why we’ve been waiting for this for years!

There’s a knock at the door and Maybelle lets Uncle Jesse in.

Jesse: Daisy? It’s time.

Lulu and Maybelle enter the church first as Enos stands at the alter with Luke and Rosco. Bo and Cooter stand at the back of the church, waiting to open the doors for the bride.

Jesse: You ready Daisy.
Daisy: (adjusts her veil) I’m ready.

Bo and Cooter open the doors and everyone stands as Jesse escorts Daisy in. Enos beams with pride and scratches the back of his neck. Luke notices a rash forming, but keeps his mouth shut.

Boss: Who gives this woman to this man?
Jesse: I do.

Uncle Jesse raises Daisy’s veil just briefly to kiss her, then lowers it again.

Boss: Dearly beloved, we are gathered here to witness the union of these two young people…and it’s about time.
Daisy: Boss!
Boss: Well it is. Alright then.

Boss gives only a short speech before performing the ceremony of the rings. Luke hands Enos one ring and Lulu hands Daisy the other. Luke tries to ignore the red bumps on Enos’s hands, which Daisy now notices. She gently strokes his hand with her fingers as she places the ring on his finger. Enos refrains from scratching as places the ring on Daisy’s finger.

Boss: Now, do you, Miss Daisy Duke, take this man, Deputy Enos Strate, to be your lawful wedded husband?
Daisy: I do.
Boss: And do you, Deputy Enos Strate, take this woman, Miss Daisy Duke, to be your lawful wedded wife, God help us all.
Enos: (weakly) I do.
Boss: Well, by the power vested in me by the state of Georgia, I know pronounce you, man and wife!

Everyone cheers.

Rosco: Uh Boss. Don’t forget to say, “Kiss the bride.”
Boss: Oh hush up Rosco. I know what I’m doing. You may now kiss the bride.

Enos lifts Daisy’s veil and gazes at her. She can’t help but smile, as he now has hives all over his face, and kisses him. She then helps him get back down the aisle as everyone stares.

Daisy: Oh Enos. I know you wanted me to feel better about how I looked but I didn’t expect you to go and get the hives again!
Enos: It just happens Daisy. I need to sit down.
Daisy: Someone get him some water.
Luke: Here ya go Enos. (hands him a water glass) At least you were already up there before they broke out this time.
Enos: They were breaking out earlier. You just couldn’t see ’em yet.
Rosco: And you still went through with it?
Enos: (grins at Daisy) When you’ve been waiting as long as I have, you learn to put up with certain things.
Daisy: Oh Enos. Balladeer: Well, it seemed only fitting that Daisy should present herself to the whole town at the wedding. Nearly everybody was invited, and even some who weren’t showed up anyway, just to see why Daisy’d been hiding herself for so long. Now most brides are just nervous. Daisy’s just about to throw herself a fit.

Daisy is pacing in her wedding gown in the back of the church. Lulu is trying to keep Daisy’s veil straight and Maybelle is peeking out the door.

Daisy: I don’t know if I can go through with it! All those people looking at me and…
Lulu: You look fine Daisy. Your veil will stay down ’til the end and no one will even be able to tell that you’ve been through a fire.
Daisy: I suppose. I still think we should’ve eloped.
Maybelle: And have everyone miss the wedding of the century? Why we’ve been waiting for this for years!

There’s a knock at the door and Maybelle lets Uncle Jesse in.

Jesse: Daisy? It’s time.

Lulu and Maybelle enter the church first as Enos stands at the alter with Luke and Rosco. Bo and Cooter stand at the back of the church, waiting to open the doors for the bride.

Jesse: You ready Daisy.
Daisy: (adjusts her veil) I’m ready.

Bo and Cooter open the doors and everyone stands as Jesse escorts Daisy in. Enos beams with pride and scratches the back of his neck. Luke notices a rash forming, but keeps his mouth shut.

Boss: Who gives this woman to this man?
Jesse: I do.

Uncle Jesse raises Daisy’s veil just briefly to kiss her, then lowers it again.

Boss: Dearly beloved, we are gathered here to witness the union of these two young people…and it’s about time.
Daisy: Boss!
Boss: Well it is. Alright then.

Boss gives only a short speech before performing the ceremony of the rings. Luke hands Enos one ring and Lulu hands Daisy the other. Luke tries to ignore the red bumps on Enos’s hands, which Daisy now notices. She gently strokes his hand with her fingers as she places the ring on his finger. Enos refrains from scratching as places the ring on Daisy’s finger.

Boss: Now, do you, Miss Daisy Duke, take this man, Deputy Enos Strate, to be your lawful wedded husband?
Daisy: I do.
Boss: And do you, Deputy Enos Strate, take this woman, Miss Daisy Duke, to be your lawful wedded wife, God help us all.
Enos: (weakly) I do.
Boss: Well, by the power vested in me by the state of Georgia, I know pronounce you, man and wife!

Everyone cheers.

Rosco: Uh Boss. Don’t forget to say, “Kiss the bride.”
Boss: Oh hush up Rosco. I know what I’m doing. You may now kiss the bride.

Enos lifts Daisy’s veil and gazes at her. She can’t help but smile, as he now has hives all over his face, and kisses him. She then helps him get back down the aisle as everyone stares.

Daisy: Oh Enos. I know you wanted me to feel better about how I looked but I didn’t expect you to go and get the hives again!
Enos: It just happens Daisy. I need to sit down.
Daisy: Someone get him some water.
Luke: Here ya go Enos. (hands him a water glass) At least you were already up there before they broke out this time.
Enos: They were breaking out earlier. You just couldn’t see ’em yet.
Rosco: And you still went through with it?
Enos: (grins at Daisy) When you’ve been waiting as long as I have, you learn to put up with certain things.
Daisy: Oh Enos.

Balladeer: Well, they all went to the new Boar’s Nest for the reception. It was the most people gathered there since it was rebuilt. Business always did depend on Daisy.

Boss: So where are they?
Cletus: Well they have to have their pictures taken.
Boss: But Enos has those things all over his face again.
Cletus: Ain’t it great cousin Boss? It’s kinda like they match!
Boss: Oh I suppose.
Cooter: They’re here!

Enos and Daisy enter and everyone cheers. Neither seem to mind the obvious marks on their faces, they’re just happy that they got through the wedding. They cut the cake and Luke makes his toast.

Luke: To Enos Strate, who in a short while, will no longer be the oldest…
Daisy: Luke!
Enos: He’s got a point Daisy.
Daisy: Enos!
Luke: Take care of her Enos.
Enos: I will Luke ol’ buddy.

Daisy and Enos dance to Waylon Jennings, who arrived at the wedding as a special guest. Several of Enos’s friends from California were also able to come.

Daisy: All right girls! Who’s gonna catch the bouquet?

Daisy tosses the bouquet and cousin Alice catches it.

Alice: Oh look at that! Where’s Bo?
Bo: Oh no. Luke don’t let me catch that garter!
Luke: Well come on.

Enos blushes enough to hide the hives all over his face as he takes the garter off. He then shoots it over his head at the single men. Bo ducks and Luke catches it.

Luke: Oh fine.
Alice: Oh shoot. Oh well. Luke’s cute too.
Enos: That’s for the toast.
Luke: All right, so we’re even.

Luke cringes as he puts the garter on Alice’s leg. She giggles and dances with him, but he quickly passes her to Bo, who scowls at Luke, who goes off with Maybelle.

Enos and Daisy exit the wedding through a shower of rice and get in her Jeep, which Cletus and Rosco decorated with toilet paper, beer cans, and parking tickets. Enos drives the Jeep away as everyone watches and waves.

Cletus: So uh, where are they going?
Rosco: I dunno. I just know he won’t be back for two weeks.
Turk: Oh he got a deal on a beachside condo in California. Didn’t tell me which beach though.
Luke: Well there ain’t gonna be any change if they’re disturbed.
Bo: You got that right.

Balladeer: And that’s the legend of how the Boar’s Nest fire brought some good to the people of Hazzard county, who quickly learned that appearances don’t hold a match to true genunine love.

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