Literally picking up immediately after the end of episode 2.6, the silk balloon with the two airmen lifts off in the air, and the French folk return to the cafe to sigh with relief. The balloon takes off amidst German flak but the wind shifts and they end up crashing back into the Cafe, where Rene hides them inside moose heads in the pool room.
General Erich von Klinkerhoffen takes command of the area due to all the Resistance activity. The Colonel has hidden the world's first cuckoo clock (shown back in the pilot) inside a bust of his head, but Hans sets it working and ends up beating it into submission to stop the ticking. Von Klinkerhoffen assigns the Colonel to seduce Edith in hopes of learning more about the Resistance, and the Colonel passes the mission on to Hans.
The Resistance is aware of Von Klinkerhoffen's reputation as a vicious fiend, Herr Flick is unhappy that Von Klinkerhoffen has interfered in Gestapo affairs, and the Colonel and the Captain don't like his usurpation of power, so everyone tries to kill him at a Kaiser's Birthday Party arranged by the Generals' new ADC, Lt. Gruber. Herr Flick picks the blowdart death pipe of the Katari tribe, the Resistance picks dynamite inside the birthday cake (with a candle as the fuse), and the Colonel picks a poison pill in the wine.moreless