Pushing Daisies: Preview of Episode 2.9 "The Legend of Merle McQuoddy"
Pushing Daisies: Preview of Episode 2.9 "The Legend of Merle McQuoddy"
Kris De Leon
Kris De Leon
Staff Writer, BuddyTV
Last week on Pushing Daisies, Olive (Kristin Chenoweth) performed "Eternal Flame" by The Bangles in an episode with a food-themed murder case.  This week, she'll be singing "Candle on the Water," made famous by Helen Reddy from the film Pete's Dragon, as an accompaniment to the episode called "The Legend of Merle McQuoddy."

Read on to find out what's in store for tonight's installment.

In the ninth episode of Pushing Daisies' sophomore season, the Papen County Lighthouse keeper, Nora McQuoddy, is discovered dead, and her son hires Emerson (Chi McBride) to find the killer.  In due course, Emerson, assisted by Olive, realizes that the murder case could expose some of Papen County's stranger secrets.

Meanwhile, Ned (Lee Pace) and Chuck (Anna Friel) deal with the traumatic return of someone from their past as Chuck's father Charles Charles (Josh Randall) pays a visit.  Unbeknownst to Ned, Chuck kept her father alive by tricking Ned to touch his gloved hand after Ned revived him to press for more information on Dwight Dixon on last week's episode.

Joining the cast of Pushing Daisies in "The Legend of Merle McQuoddy" are guests Mary Kay Place, David Koechner and Alexander Gould.

Appearing as Annabelle Vandersloop, Mary Kay Place is a Primetime Emmy winner who is credited for her roles on HBO's Big Love as Adaleen Grant and as C.Z. Shakespeare on 12 Miles of Bad Road.

David Koechner, who guest stars as Merle McQuoddy, is most famous for The Naked Trucker and T-Bones Show where he stars as Gerald “T-Bones” Tibbons.  He also has a recurring character on The Office named Todd Packer.

As for Alexander Gould, who appears as Elliot McQuoddy, he is credited for his work in Finding Nemo, How to Eat Fried Worms and Showtime's Weeds, where he has starred as Shane Botwin since 2005.

-Kris De Leon, BuddyTV Staff Columnist

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