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pounds, two and ten pence; enough to set out in search of The Great Pink Sea Snail. Emma Fairfax, having witnessed Dolittle's act, charges to the caravan and accuses the doctor of being a hypocrite and an immoral person. In frustration, Emma vents to Matthew Mugs, who tells her she is a beautiful person. Dolittle comes back to the caravan with news; he has discovered the cause of Sophie's depression - she was separated from her husband when they were captured. The doctor and Matthew hatch a plan to help the seal escape and return her safely back to the North Pole. As nightfall arrives, Dr. Dolittle and Sophie sneak off to the cliffs above the Bristol Channel. Here, John Dolittle wishes Sophie well and carries her to the edge of the cliff. As the doctor is walking away from the cliffs, however, two policemen appear from the shadows - they have witnessed everything! The officers grab Dolittle and take him away. Emma, shocked and remorseful, follows close behind. We transition back to the trial, at the Courthouse, to find that Dr. Dolittle has been acquitted of murder charges due to the testimony from the bearded lady at the circus. As the crowd rejoices, however, General Bellowes decides that Dolittle's behaviour is lunatic and infringes upon the public safety; the doctor must be committed to the insane asylum. Emma objects and is taken away by the Bailiff as the crowd angrily responds. In frustration, Dr. Dolittle wonders why we treat animals like animals and the doctor is led out of the courtroom to his cell. ACT TWO The curtain rises on Dr. Dolittle sitting in a cell, awaiting his fate, when Emma Fairfax enters the jail to visit with him. When their conversation turns into an angry fight, the two express their hatred for each other. As the argument reaches its peak, Dolittle grabs Emma and kisses her on impulse. Emma, who is utterly surprised, reels back and slaps the doctor as she leaves the cell. Just outside of the Courtroom, Polynesia and Matthew have gathered together to prepare for the escape! As the parrot flies away to begin the rescue, Emma storms in to find Matthew who tries his best to calm Emma down and rationalize the doctor's behaviour. When he finally helps her realize the true compassion of John Dolittle, Emma rushes off in excitement but plants a big wet kiss on Matthew's cheek before leaving. With Emma out of sight, Matthew jumps for joy and proclaims his love for Ms. Fairfax. We now find Tommy and Matthew on sea, aboard The Flounder, as they anxiously await the arrival of Dr. Dolittle and Polynesia. At that very moment the doctor appears, from the sky, in a parachute supported by a flock of seagulls. He lands safely and the whole crew rejoices. When the group arrives at the ship's dining saloon, Emma is revealed in the kitchen! Dolittle, both weary and annoyed by this, takes a seat at the table. The two begin to argue once again when Emma is in disagreement about the ship's final destination. As a compromise the bickering duo agrees to randomly choose one location on the globe - this will be the undisputed destination of their travels. Emma lands on Sea Star Island, a tiny island which merely floats in the sea. Later that evening, on the upper deck of The Flounder, Polynesia and Dolittle search for Sea Star Island. They put their search on hold, for the remainder of the night, to rest. Emma, who had been scrubbing the deck all evening, is already fast asleep; Matthew and Dolittle each try to express their feelings for Emma. As the two men fade silently into the shadows, there is a flash of lightning and rumbling of thunder. The Flounder crew rush up on deck to encounter the turbulent storm. The weather continues to grow more violent and eventually splits the ship in half creating chaos; the crew abandons ship as The Flounder sinks to its watery grave. Morning breaks and the sun rises - Dr. Dolittle calmly floats to the seashore on a piece of wreckage as Polynesia looks on. The remaining crew members, except for Emma who has vanished, also arrive onto the seashore; exhausted from the storm. The group has finally found Sea Star Island and must begin to travel inland on foot. As the others head off, the doctor stays behind to leave orders with Polynesia. From the undergrowth comes Emma, in a bad mood, who overhears Dolittle's concern for her safety. Dolittle, embarrassed that she has heard, attempts to cover up his compassion and continues on with his rude ways. At that very moment warriors appear from behind the bushes and the group is surrounded; Straight Arrow, their leader and a good friend of the doctor's, steps forward - the two embrace. Straight Arrow invites the