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PopWatch: Pushing Daisies, Season 1, Episode 6 "Bitches"

Pop Watch: Pushing Daisies, Episode 6 "B*tches"

Oh Pushing Daisies, I love you already, you didn't need to bring in Joel McHale (lovely host of the E!'s The Soup) to make me love you even more!! And puppies! Love it. Here's some of my thoughts:

  • So, Ned and Chuck finally kissed! Hurrah! Except it was in Ned's dream and Chuck was actually Olive in a Chuck suit. Wow. Ick. And I think that shows where Ned's head is currently at.
  • He had even more to ponder as polygamy was the name of the game this episode. It was all centred around the murder of Harold Hundin (Joel!), who lets the gang know that "his wife" killed him – only problem, he had four wives. Narrator: "Harold Hundin was, indeed, a damn polygamist."
  • How cute was young Ned's claymation dream? Poor young Ned.

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  • Emerson's description of polygamy – one woman to have, one to hold – certainly hit home for Ned, despite his protests that he'd make a terrible polygamist – "I'm easily distracted; I wouldn't know where to focus".
  • As compelling as the Chuck/Ned dynamic is, though, I got more of a kick out of Emerson's feelings for Harry's stern ex-wife, Simone. Clearly, there was no love lost between Simone and Harry, though Emerson somehow got charmed by Simone – despite her OCD habits and her tendency to chloroform others to get her way.

  • Loved Olive's comment on Ned and Chuck not touching: "That's the most tragic story I've ever heard, notwithstanding the big-ticket items like genocide and famine." Well said.
  • The alive-again part of things got a new dimension this week, as Ned brought Snuppy back to life during the funeral to see which of the wives would freak out. Loved the shot of the re-dead Snuppy crumpling to the ground, then Ned asking Emerson to "take care of that."
  • My favourite Emerson quips: "I suppose I could pay my bills with blind kids' smiles, but taking their money seems a lot easier." As well as, whilst Ned and Chuck were getting lovey-dovey again, "Why'd I always have to be around for this stuff?"
  • How perfect that Simone had apparently taught Bubblegum the command "go hide!"
  • I loved the wives' outfits. Just another pretty thing to look at in this beautiful series!
  • Also loved: Digby covering his eyes during Ned's sexy dream, the pew of mourning dogs and Emerson's drug-induced dream. Giggle-inducing.

I'm starting to think this show is baked with mood-enhancers as I'm always smiling by the time the credits roll. What did you think of the episode? I can't wait to hear your thoughts!

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