Recap: Pushing Daisies S 2 E 11 Window Dressed To Kill
Young Olive, ignored and neglected by her wealthy parents, is kidnapped—by two bumbling thieves who end up being far better parents to her.
Ned has sworn off raising the dead, convinced it only leads to problems. That leaves Emerson at a disadvantage when investigating the deaths of the window-dressers at Dickers' Department Store.
- Brought Down to Normal: A variant, crossed with 10-Minute Retirement—Ned doesn't lose his power, but decides not to use it.
- Confusing Multiple Negatives: Olive tries to parse Ned's declaration that he didn't never look at her the way he looks at Chuck.
- She parses it by overusing this trope.
- Conspicuous CG: The rhino.
- Foreshadowing: The first department store diorama, by Erin (and to a lesser extent, Coco), showed a scene similar to Erin's murder. The second diorama, by Coco, shows a woman with just a bit of her dress caught in an escalator...
- He's Back: Ned raises Randy Mann's rhino to scare off the police.
- Hey, It's That Guy!: The episode features the final acting appearance to date of Richard Benjamin, who was a moderately big name in the '70s but mostly stopped when he moved into directing.
- I Need a Freaking Drink: Dickers, when Emerson and Chuck tell him that Denny is probably the murderer.
- Share Phrase: "Erin, and, to a lesser extent, Coco..."
- The Other Darrin: Young Olive has been recast.
- Whole Plot Reference: Olive's kidnapping and relationship with her kidnappers references Savannah Smiles.
- Unrequited Love Switcheroo: Olive finally seems to have moved on from Ned, and is flirting with Randy Mann. When Ned is seen watching them, the narrator reveals that the Pie Maker is very jealous.