Eddy has installed a panic room in the house in case of burglars but she panics herself when Patsy brings home a demanding Minnie Driver whom she is hoping to dress in a collection of ... See full summary »

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Eddy has installed a panic room in the house in case of burglars but she panics herself when Patsy brings home a demanding Minnie Driver whom she is hoping to dress in a collection of designer clothes and become her stylist. After Patsy wrestles Eddy for a necklace Minnie wants they fall into the panic room and manage to get themselves locked in whilst Minnie makes off with the clothes. After playing Trivial Pursuit with Saffy through the video camera they get out and are surprised to learn they have only been shut in for a short while and not for days. Written by don @ minifie-1

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One of my favorite episodes from the fifth series
12 April 2007 | by (Lancaster, Pennsylvania) – See all my reviews

"Panickin'" is one of my favorite episodes from the fifth series. Edina has turned her old nuclear shelter into a panic room. She explains this is in case murderous thugs or terrorists try to attack them. Saffy helps carry food and other creature comforts to the panic room, and Edina shows her a few of the room's features. Bubble enters the house via open window, and talks about her recent celebrity contacts. Patsy arrives distressed and very hyper, and we see a flashback of her working day at Jeremy's. We see Patsy giving her "best" customer service until she encounters Minnie Driver in the shop. Minnie wants Patsy to give her a styling session, and it's arranged for the following day. Bubble becomes puzzled and doesn't recognize Minnie Driver's name at first. Patsy thinks a styling session with Minnie will propel her career. She even gets collagen plumping for her lips, so she can make her appearance more impressive. The next day finds Patsy and Edina sorting through a couple racks of new fashions in Edina's sitting room/office. Minnie Driver arrives, and demands Edina and Bubble leave the room while she tries on clothing. Edina goes to hang out in her new panic room. Minnie doesn't seem pleased when she hears she can't get the fashions for free. Patsy will do almost anything to please Minnie, and Minnie tries to make a bargain by mentioning she likes the necklace Eddy is wearing. Patsy attempts to get the necklace from Eddy, and they end up sealing themselves in the panic room during the scuffle! The door is now time activated, and they can't even use the code since Patsy hit the buttons like a hyperactive typist! Patsy is very exasperated now that she's locked away, and unable to continue with the styling session. She gets on the house's public-address system, and informs Minnie that she is unable to return. Eddy and Patsy pass the time by conversing, drinking beer, and looking at a celebrity magazine. Patsy also gives herself collagen injections to make her lips more even. They come to realize the panic room has television monitors, which they can watch since there are security cameras throughout the house. They watch Saffy moving about the kitchen, but it's not very entertaining. Eddy gets on the P.A. system, and informs Saffy that they are stuck in the panic room. Saffy, Eddy, and Patsy manage to play Trivial Pursuit with Saffy in the kitchen, and Eddy and Patsy in the panic room. Giddy Sarah comes for a visit, but she doesn't believe Saffy when she's told there are cameras all around the house. In fact, Sarah becomes fueled with strange thoughts of fantasy, and she lets out some minor secrets that Eddy and Patsy can hear on the sound monitor. Saffy becomes perturbed by Sarah's behavior. She slaps Sarah in the face, and tells her to leave. At that moment Eddy begins to talk on the P.A. system. Hearing Eddy's voice is enough to scare Sarah out of the house! The door to the panic room finally opens, and Eddy and Patsy are free. They learn Minnie has left the house, and she's taken all the clothes with her! Mrs. M. is not in this episode.


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