In episode one, there was a conspiracy to murder the Tin Man; in episode two, serial kidnapper the Green Bay Chopper was brought to justice. Episode three? A dwarf rides an elephant into town. Well, specifically, Mr. Dreeb is the dwarf and he claims he stole the elephant because it was being abused by the circus owners. The trial takes up some time; the Brocks have to deal with housing the elephant while the trial is going on. But most interestingly, Maxine and Dreeb begin to have feelings for each other. Their final scene together in the episode is actually really good, quite sad without being sappy. Least of the first three episodes. 3 stars.
tl;dr – a love story with a dwarf and a runaway elephant; Picket Fences keeps going in interesting directions, even if this episode is a bit lackluster in the final analysis. 3 stars.