Pushing Daisies Premiere Plot, Pics and More

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If you'd prefer not to read any Pushing Daisies spoilers, we suggest you skip this post. Below is a brief summary - and even a pair of images - from the show's series premiere on October 3.

Summary: Ned, a mild-mannered baker of fabulous pies, discovered as a child that he had a unique gift. Ned had the ability to return someone dead briefly back to life with just a simple touch. Through the years, Ned has learned to live with his unique ability, and puts his gift to good use, working with his only friend, a private investigator, to crack murder cases by asking victims to name their killers.

But the tale gets complicated, as all tales do, when he saves his childhood sweetheart and she miraculously stays alive. Life would be perfect, except for one cruel twist: if Ned ever touches her again, she'll lose the life he gave her, for good this time. There's always a catch…

Series Premiere Pic

Meet Ned (Lee Pace) and his shady busines partner, Emerson Cod (Chi McBride).

Olive and Digbee

Olive Snook (Kristin Chenoweth) loves Ned. Ned loves a dead woman he can't touch. So it's easy to see why even the adorable presence of Digby can't raise Olive's spirits here.

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Pushing Daisies Quotes

She read about people she could never be, on adventures she would never have. Life was good enough until one day it wasn't. Chuck wanted more. But at Boutique Travel Travel Boutique she got more than she bargained for.


Ned: What did you say it was, besides mysterious?
Emerson: I have not yet expressed my opinion.
Ned: Would you care to express it now?
Emerson: My opinion is you need to take a coupon for this conversation and redeem it at another date.
Ned: I want to use my coupon now.
Emerson: Redeem it tomorrow. There's somebody in the county fridge you need to talk to.