Normally I wouldn't consider a little swamp romp a candidate for a 4-star rating, but this series has a niche of its own so I am letting it ride. The series is coming round the bend to a conclusion with more plotting and narrative skill than slapstick comedy to support the story. It's a nice development, with more mystery -and reptiles--taking up the duty to amuse. The ladies are no less funny than usual; the many other swamp dwellers are plausible secondary characters doing their bits to bring Sinful to life. Happily events are somehow less pressured in this episode as Fortune works to figure out where her life is going. It doesn't hurt that Gertie is ably assisted as top-clown by a seemingly domesticated, thieving alligator which she named Godzilla. His occasionally burlesque appearance is made less terrifying by walking on a leash, chasing Fortune through neighborhood yards and streets for reasons Woody Allen could have explained in his best stand-up (back in the day.) When logic would demand shooting the critter, it hisses at her, accepts pastry in lieu of flesh and blood--and the moment passes. That's how I am going to reduce the elements which add up to plenty of gator antics. Add a layer of danger with Ida Belle driving like a maniac and a deadly poacher on the loose, and this turn in Fortune' s adventures offers a fun light summer read.