Dead Like Me

Season 2 Episode 11

Ashes to Ashes

Aired Unknown Oct 03, 2004 on Showtime
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Episode Summary

George tries to pass herself off as the relative of a homeless man, while Daisy performs as a temptress on Ray's reality show - much to Mason's disgust. Reggie, meanwhile, tries Goth on for size.

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  • A fairly forgettable episode.

    This would be a forgettable episode if not for two things, both disturbing and uncomfortable viewings in very different ways.

    Firstly the scenes with Daisy and Ray will have you squirming, the guy is such a creap and the way he manipulates Daisy is very disturbing to watch.

    The other is a "comedy" scene in a morgue where Mason tries to identify his "uncle" who he thinks may have money stashed away somewhere. And it's just awful. Callum Blue couldn't be overacting much more.

    Reggie's constant moaning is also getting old. Now she's decided to try out being a goth, which pretty much means she is as miserable as ever but with black eyeliner. Maby they could have done something with it, but it's pretty much wasted here.

    Rube has a pointless reap with no connection to the theme or anything else in the episode, and it's not even amusing in itself. This doesn't help matters. Very little about the episode works. It's just a bunch of diverse ideas and scenes, some that work, some that don't, mixed together.moreless
  • when people change...

    This was actually a very good episode despite some things being very off and out of character.

    The main issue in this episode is about a poor man dying and George wants to do the most she can for him but Mason ofcourse is only thinking of stealing whatever he had, as soon as he finds out there wasn't anything to steal he just left the poor guy's body like trash. But George couldn't, she paind for him to be cremated and later sprang his ashes in the river. Very nice deed Georgia!

    Meanwhile the show completely seterotypes the gothics...AGAIN. I really dislike that fact, gothics are portraid as brainless depressed idiots who only think about death which is FAR from true. Reggie becomes a gothic but as soon as she begins to talk about her sisters death Joy makes all the other gothics leave the house. To bad this show is stereotypical towards gothics, it makes me loose a little respect.

    And then you have the Daisy storyline which is both good and dissapointing, I can't stand Ray and he makes her flirt with a guy and make him cheat with her. Mason is also seeing the way she is changing and tells her that he still loves her but doesn't like her anymore. Ray is really ruin her and changing her into a cold bitca just the way he is.

    The episode had plenty of highlights yet it still left me a little cold at times. Great episode neverthless.moreless
Eric McCormack

Eric McCormack

Ray Summers

Guest Star

Sean Roberts (I)

Sean Roberts (I)

B "B-Boy" Boyd

Guest Star

Dan Payne

Dan Payne


Guest Star

Crystal Dahl

Crystal Dahl


Recurring Role

Patricia Idlette

Patricia Idlette


Recurring Role

Talia Ranger

Talia Ranger

Young Georgia Lass

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • Featured Deaths:
      - A homeless man accidentally impales himself with his skewer (soul taken by George)
      - A man dies when a spray can falls and hits him on the head (soul taken by Rube)

  • QUOTES (5)

  • NOTES (1)

    • Recurring stars playing Kiffany, Crystal and Young Georgia are moved up from the end credits, to the onscreen recurring guest cast where Delores, Clancy and Reggie have already been for some time, with this episode.


    • "Light as a feather, stiff as a board."

      Reggie Lass is playing the game of party levitation. The game is supposedly as old as the 17th century. However, the scene with Reggie and her Goth friends playing the game is arguably a reference to the movie The Craft with Neve Campbell and Fairuza Balk where the goth girls are members of a witches coven who play the same game at a party.

    • George: They're dead, put 'em in a marble temple, stick 'em in a coffee can, it doesn't matter.

      This could be an allusion to the 1998 comedy The Big Lebowski in which a character dies and his friends cannot afford an urn, so they transport his remains in a coffee can.

    • George: Bueller?

      After calling out A. Simms' name a number of times and getting no response, George switches to (Ferris) Bueller. This recalls the famous attendance scene in the movie Ferris Bueller's Day Off where the teacher played by Ben Stein repeatedly calls out the name "Bueller". He gets no response either.