This is it. The end of the line. One week from today, ABC will air the final finished episode of Pushing Daisies. Now, this is not the last episode ever (well, probably not, hopefully not…good god, it better not be. End, writers’ strike, end!), but the last episode for a long time, until at least the end of the strike. Before the strike began, ABC renewed Pushing Daisies for an entire season, which bodes well for the series’ future. It’s been reported that creator/show runner Bryan Fuller tweaked the script for “Corpsicle” at the last second before the strike began to make it feel more like a season finale. The final moments of last week’s episode lend credence to this claim, when Ned spilled the beans to Chuck about inadvertently killing her father. Thanks to Isabelle the Great of SpoilerFix, we have a bit of spoiler-y information regarding next Wednesday’s last 2007 episode of Pushing Daisies.
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An insurance adjuster who is in charge of which organs go to which people, who receives them or doesn’t, is found dead out in the snow and the police offer a reward for anyone who can find the killer. Ned goes to wake up the man and, though he didn’t see who killed him, says that he was “killed with kindness.” Which means, of course, that he was killed by a baseball bat with the word kindness etched on it. More people are found dead and stuffed inside of snowmen. Meanwhile, after Chuck learned Ned’s secret about the death of her father, she disappears to her aunt’s house. Emerson tells Ned that she needs some time alone to figure some things out.
Nothing too earth-shattering, I know. If Fuller did change the script to make the episode more like a finale, it’d make sense that the show would end with a cliffhanger. What would that cliffhanger be? Ned almost touching Chuck? Chuck leaving the city? Someone else close to Ned dying, forcing him into another horrible revival decision? The ending will probably be more subtle than anything like that. We’ll have to wait and see next Wednesday.
-Oscar Dahl, BuddyTV Senior Writer
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