B'stard recovers in hospital in time to cast the deciding commons vote to bring back capital punishment and even gains the contract to have the new gallows built. Sarah rightly guesses that the supposed assassination attempt was a fraud and that B'stard had bet that hanging would be restored, gaining a sizeable cash sum. When B'stard promotes a new charity Sarah teams up with TV chat show host Kerry Grout to expose him at the same time that Piers discovers how the fake assassination was carried out but unfortunately kills Kerry whilst demonstrating it. B'stard is charged with the murder and is hung on the gallows but, since the contractor he hired used balsa wood and not mahogany, it collapses. This is seen as an act of God and he receives a free pardon as a result.
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