pushing daisies


Tonight’s episode of Pushing Daisies should have been called, “CSI: Norwegia”. Oh, Pie Lovers, I laughed till I cried. Well, maybe not cried. But I thought about crying every time I laughed because it made me sad that this amazing show is being canceled! And even worse, my tivo doesn’t show any upcoming episodes. Is it possible they won’t let us see the last 3 episodes? Say it isn’t so!!

We begin with Young Ned and his orthodontically challenged friend, Eugene playing war in the woods. They find a dead man and this begins Ned’s first experience with interviewing the dead. His timing isn’t too great because when he’s discovered near the unfortunate dead hunter, he’s accused of foul-play and sent to a Juvenile Detention-jail-place. He learns he has to take responsibility for his actions….

(OK, I know this show is completely fantasty and far-fetched. But this was just weird. Ned in jail? No trial? No parents? When does he get out? Weird.)

Yoo-hoo! Pushing Daisies fans! Did you love last night’s episode? It was the first one I didn’t take notes on! I was so enthralled I couldn’t stop long enough to write anything down. (Or maybe I was just tired.) However, each week I watch makes me more sad knowing it’s coming to a close…DID YOU HEAR THAT ABC?! I ALREADY MISS PUSHING DAISIES!!!

OK, now, back to our show…I guess splitting up our four main characters really worked last week, because they did it again this week. Olive and Emerson were on the case while Ned and Chuck worked on something…uhm, personal.

Let’s start with the murder…I’ll try to do it quickly so we can get to the real story: Charles Charles (say it with me: “What is wrong with that man?!”). But I’m jumping ahead. Now where was I? Oh yes, the murder…

After learning that Pushing Daisies is canceled, I think we were all in need of a little comfort food. And this episode delivered. It might have been my favorite one this season. I think it was the hats. Olive and Ned in matching hats just takes the…uhm…cake.

But I’m jumping ahead of myself. Let’s start with our theme intro—Young Ned at boarding school. He is in need of some comfort food and whips up a pie for himself. But just then, his dentally-challenged friend Eugene enters and needs some pie, too. And pretty soon all the boys in the school are partying with Ned and his pies. The party ends too soon when foreboding-authority-figure enters the kitchen and marches Ned away. Lesson learned? “Even a forkful of immediate gratification can lead to a world of grave consequences.”

Speaking of graves, Ned and Chuck are leaning over Charles Charles’ casket ready to open it up. As is typical, they lovingly argue about who gets the first 30 seconds of their one minute. And soon Ned touches Mr. Charles.

He asks the important question about Dwight Dixon (uh, is he bad?), then gives Chuck some alone time (like 30 seconds) with her dear old Dad.

The next time we see our lovebirds, Ned is asleep in bed holding Chuck via some plastic wrap. Chuck is fitful and gets up…so we can begin our TWO AWESOME STORYLINES!