Pushing Daisies 'Comfort Food': The Secret Life of Chuck

Knowing we've lost our dearly beloved Pushing Daisies makes watching the new episodes very bittersweet, but I'm still glad at least the final episodes of this amazing show are getting aired instead of just getting cut off upon the cancellation.


So, those words of mourning said, this week's "Comfort Food" was an episode making me pine for much more as not only do I love these characters, but I've become more and more intrigued with where their storylines are going.


This season has brought on more complications to Chuck staying an unnoticed fake dead person, and also to Ned's abilities, as we discovered Chuck couldn't bare to say goodbye to her father again, and faked out Ned when he came to touch her dad to put him back to rest.


So throughout this episode, we saw Chuck struggling with having the huge lie of her father being "alive" between Ned and herself, and the issue of Dwight making it clear to The Pie Hole gang that he knows about Chuck's death/life, and he almost made it clear to Lily as well, but luckily she's so trigger happy, if he was going to tell her, he didn't get the chance to do so.


While these characters are so wonderfully fairytale-like, I love how we continue to get more dimensions to them. It's been sad to see Chuck hurting so much this season over figuring out her past and her family, and that dimension of Chuck increased this episode as we saw her so torn over tricking Ned, having her father alive to talk to again after 20 years, and also knowing someone had to have died since she allowed her father to live beyond the 60 seconds.


Now I have to wonder here - didn't she think that maybe Ned was the only living person around in the graveyard late at night? She clearly realized it was not him who died, but how would that not have crossed her mind unless we just didn't see the moment of them immediately running off from the graveyard meaning she knew Ned would be fine.


So all that worry noted, Chuck was busy not running The Pie Hole and rushing to Emerson for help while Ned and Olive were off trying to win the yearly bake off Ned had narrowly lost two years before.


They weren't looking for a murder mystery this week, but of course a one found them at the bake off, leading Ned to figure it all out, and then in the midst of all the murder attempts and mystery, still win the contest with Olive's Plan B pie!


This led to some moments of song for Olive which were adorable and perfect for this show though only interjected now and then when it's just right, but meanwhile Ned ran around worried about why Chuck was not minding The Pie Hole, as he discovered from Vivian who stopped by saddened by her missing lover, the mysterious Dwight.


And Chuck was indeed not around because she was back to the graveyard with Emerson searching for the departed due to her emotional mistake - and the plot thickened! It was Dwight skulking in the graveyard at night, which was pretty predictable, but what was not predictable was that he was there not just to skulk and investigate, but to point a gun directly at Chuck and Ned! While it was clear he would probably be the one to be offed for the sake of Chuck's mistake, it was not clear that they would discover he was trying to kill her and probably Ned too!


So now they've eliminated the Dwight threat, or so it seems, but now they have a very decayed live body to deal with, aka Papa Charles, which Chuck revealed to Ned right at the end of the episode - now this will be an interesting one to work out.


Where do you think we'll see the rest of the season go before we lose our Daisies?


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Dec 4, 2008 6:07PM EST

this was such a good episode! I love Olive! I love it when she sings too. fantastic. I'm so upset that its cancelled. :(

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Dec 4, 2008 6:58PM EST

Im SOOOOOO angry--- this is the best show on TV--- the only show that makes me laugh out loud and then 5 minutes later makes my eyes all teary....canceling this Pushing Daisies is a commentary on why America sucks these days--- anything original and taking a little effort to understand is killed for the same mediocre and dumbed down crap the powers that be, think are a "safer" bet--
I can only imagine how many great things we have missed out on just so we can have CSI:Detroit and Greys Anatomy:another boring spin off ---
I find myself purposely avoiding watching shows anywhere but on sidereel and sites like it...i feel better knowing i havent spent 3 minutes watching pitiful ABC and their sponsors especially after decisions like canning such an amazing show.....
Im heartbroken about losing Pushing Daisies.....

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Dec 5, 2008 3:01PM EST

Im trying to watch it, really wanna see it cause i totally love pushing daisies but the only links for this episode only work in the states, can anyone help me out?

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Dec 7, 2008 10:24AM EST

You'll just have to look harder. I'm in Spain, and megavideo and supernova tube usually work for me. If you can't find a link on here, just google the episode. It may take you to alot of dead links, but if you really want to watch the episode, that shouldn't be a problem.

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Dec 11, 2008 3:55AM EST

Did anyone else love that Chuck's dad ended up looking like "The invisble man" with his face all wrapped up in bandages like that? I loved it.

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