Pushing Daisies 1.08: Bitter Sweets

determined to drive Ned out of business by any means necessary.

Guest starring in “Bitter Sweets” are Molly Shannon as Dilly Balsam, Michael White as Billy Balsam, Field Cate as young Ned, Sy Richardson as the coroner, Raul Esparza as Alfredo, Nicholas Khayyat as Eugene, Reginald Veneziano as Tony, Abbe Meryl as Tina and Michael Cornacchia as Burly Bruce.

“Bitter Sweets” was written by Abby Gewanter and directed by Allan Kroeker.

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Pushing Daisies 1.07: Smell of Success

Pushing Daisies 1.07: Smell of SuccessPushing Daisies 1.07: Smell of Success     First Aired:   11/21/2007
When the assistant to renowned scent expert Napoleon LeNez (guest star Christopher Sieber) is found dead after a scratch ‘n’ sniff book explodes, Ned, Chuck and Emerson investigate whom the deadly missive was intended for. Meanwhile, Olive continues her campaign to get Aunts Lily and Vivian back in the swim of things.

Guest starring in “Smell of Success” are Paul Reubens as Oscar Vibenius, Field Cate as young Ned, Christopher Sieber as Napoleon LeNez, Tim Conlon as Chas Spielman and Sarah Jayne Jensen as Juanita Gray.

“Smell of Success” was written by Scott Nimerfro and directed by Lawrence Trilling.

Pushing Daisies 1.01: Pie-lette

Pushing Daisies 1.01: Pie-lette Pushing Daisies 1.01: Pie-lette  First Aired:    10/3/2007

As a young boy Ned discovers that he can return the dead briefly back to life with just one touch. But his random gift isn’t without deadly consequences . . . as he soon finds out. Grown up Ned (Lee Pace) puts his talent to good use by touching dead fruit and making it ripe with everlasting flavor. He opens a pie shop. But his gift leaves him wary of becoming close to anyone, as beautiful waitress Olive Snook (Kristin Chenoweth) finds out. His life as a pie maker gets more complicated when private investigator Emerson Cod (Chi McBride) finds out about Ned’s secret. Emerson convinces the cash-strapped Ned to help him solve murder cases (and collect a hefty reward fee) by raising the dead and getting them to name their killers.

In the premiere episode, “Pie-lette,” Ned is handed the case that changes his life forever. His childhood sweetheart, Charlotte “Chuck” Charles (Anna Friel), is murdered on a cruise ship under strange circumstances. Her death sends him back to his hometown of Coeur d’ Coeurs to bring Chuck back to life, albeit briefly, and solve the crime. But once reunited with Chuck, Ned can’t send her back. He helps her escape after her grieving aunts, Lily and Vivian (Swoosie Kurtz, Ellen Greene), former synchronized swimmers Darling Mermaid Darlings, think they’ve buried their niece forever.

Chuck becomes the third partner in Ned and Emerson’s PI enterprise, but she encourages them to use their skills for good, not just for profit. Ned is overjoyed to be reunited with Chuck, the only girl he’s ever loved. Life would be perfect, except for one cruel twist: If Ned ever touches her again, she’ll go back to being dead, this time for good.

Guest starring in “Pie-lette” are Field Cate as young Ned, Tina Gloss as Ned’s mother, Sammi Hanratty as young Chuck, Patrick Breen as Leo Gaswint, Brad Grunberg as the funeral director, Sy Richardson as the coroner, Julie Wittner as Deedee, Greg Suddeth as gravedigger 1, Ted Garcia as newscaster 1, Leyna Nguyen as newscaster 2, Terry Anzur as newscaster 3, Geraud Moncure as newscaster 4, David Trice as Martin Miltenberger, Ed Brigadier as minister 1 and Murray Gershenz as the rabbi.

“Pie-lette” was written by Bryan Fuller and directed by Barry Sonnenfeld.


Chuck: “Chuck Versus the Imported Hard Salami”

Chuck Versus the Imported Hard Salami First Aired: November 19, 2007  Episode: 108  

Not all of Sarah’s feelings for Chuck may have been a cover, she finds out, as Chuck begins dating Lou, a sandwich maker. When things couldn’t get even more complicated, Lou turns out to be a part of a smuggling ring.

                           Guest star:                Vik Sahay (Lester)               ,                 Rachel Bilson (Lou),                Bonita Friedericy (General Beckman),                Julia Ling (Anna Wu),                Matthew Bomer (Bryce Larkin)
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Moonlight: “Fleur de Lis”

Director: James Whitmore Jr.
Guest star: Victor Webster (Owen Haggans), Kathleen Munroe (Tina Haggans), Richard Cox (Richard Haggans), Marc Anthony Samuel (Tucker), Amayla Early (Young Beth), Bryn Early (Young Beth #2), Andrew Lin (Waiter)

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