Dead Like Me

Season 1 Episode 10

Business Unfinished

Aired Unknown Aug 29, 2003 on Showtime
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Episode Summary

Daisy recruits George and Mason for a money-making-scheme using the ghost of a rich lady. Meanwhile, Roxy is having troubles dealing with the anniversary of her death and Rube is there to help her.

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  • Get rich quick, Daisy, Daisy Adair style

    Daisy, Mason and George concoct a plan to use the ghost of a wealthy woman as a ploy to extort money from her son, and Rube is less than happy when he finds out and foils the plot once and for all. Meanwhile, Roxy mourns the anniversary of her death when she reveals that she was murdered by her flat mate soon after inventing the leg warmer. I liked this episode because of the pure comic genious in it, and was one of the best episodes. Daisy's scheme was very reminiscent of the fraudulent clairvoyant played by Whoopie in Ghost.moreless
  • Daisy in trouble.

    ‘Business Unfinished’ was yet another excellent episode which brought each character more on the light of day and turned out to be one of the show’s best, most enjoyable and character developing-wise.

    Roxy is still not completely forgiven by Rube because of what she did. Now Daisy has to do Roxy’s job and isn’t very happy with that.

    Daisy goes to a woman’s party who is turned on fire after Daisy touches her.

    The woman doesn’t want to leave yet, she is afraid that her son will fail to keep the company so she asks Daisy a favour who decides to steal money from her son. She uses George for that who in her job tells Deloris that her aunt has died. Together with Mason they work together to fool the guy and take some money of his.

    Meanwhile we learn much more about Roxy, who is a bit down. She doesn’t give people tickets and she has been a reaper for 21 years now. The reason why she was killed was because of some socks and she was shocked with them. I really had respect for her after this episode and I loved her relationship with Rube.

    Meanwhile Rube suspects something that is going on with Daisy. The moment that they earn the money, Rube makes some reaper cops arrest Daisy and take away her money and give it back to the mad boy who is now strong enough to have his company. The woman goes in the after life and Rube tells Daisy to never do it again and leaves her chained on a chair.

    This episode was excellent with a few hilarious moments like Daisy slapping George and Daisy showing her boobs to Mason. Her character really grew on me this episode, she has some sort of energy that’s great. There was no background about George this time because this episode were mostly about Daisy getting caught and punished and bout Roxy and the way she died. Her little dance at the end was wonderful.

    This is definitely a classic Dead Like Me episode.

  • Good, entertaining...but not the best.

    I enjoyed this was good. Really funny, as usual, but not HILARIOUS like some other eps have been. My favorite part was that it provided lots of character development for Roxy. After 21 years, she still hasn't come to terms with her death. We find out that she was murdered by her "friend", because Roxy invented leg warmers and was going to get rich. She's eventually murdered by her own invention. Sucks, huh?

    Meanwhile, Daisy convinces George to help her con a dead woman's son out of some money by posing as a psychic. Of course, it backfires.

    Even though Daisy is a (bleep), in this episode I finally start to somewhat like her. She's dishonest, immoral, and mean, but she's growing on me - as far as entertaining characters go.

    Not the best episode of the crop, but definitely not the worst.moreless
Cam Cronin

Cam Cronin

Maitre D'

Guest Star

Susan Sullivan

Susan Sullivan

Mary Kate Hourihan

Guest Star

Fulvio Cecere

Fulvio Cecere

Cop from Plague Division

Guest Star

Crystal Dahl

Crystal Dahl


Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (3)

    • In this episode we find out Roxie died in 1982 when her friend choked her to death in order to take credit for Roxie's invention. We also find out that she was a dancer and that she invented leg warmers.

    • Featured Deaths:
      - Woman catches fire (soul taken by Daisy)
      - A flashback of Roxy's Death

    • Leg warmers predate Roxie's death by at least ten years. They were popular on college campuses in the mid- to late-1970s. She could not have originated them.

  • QUOTES (8)

    • (Roxy gives everyone a balloon)
      George: What's the occasion?
      Daisy: I'm guessing she had sex with a carnie.
      Roxy: Why do I need to have an occasion to spread the love?
      Mason: Because you are an ornery bitch and you eat puppy dogs for breakfast.

    • Mary Kate: Is this a slum?
      Daisy: Suburbs.
      Mary Kate: Oh well, same thing.

    • Delores: You know what they say about people who have idle hands.
      George (V/O): They should strangle the person who asked them to collate?

    • Mary Kate: You are f_cking with the wrong ghost, my little friend!

    • Mary Kate (about Michael): Oh, little dipshit. Wet his bed 'till he was seven.
      Daisy (to Michael): She says she misses you very much, too.

    • Daisy (looking for Georgia): Georgia! Come out, come out, whereever you are!
      Georgia (thinking): It's times like these I wish reapers had some kind of super power, you know, like I could fly, or disappear or... paralyse someones vocal chords

    • Georgia: How much money?
      Daisy: Oodles! Do you know how many zeroes there are in oodles?

    • Delores: I knitted you a little gift.
      Georgia: Er, thanks! A... baby... hat?
      Delores: No, silly, it's a pencilsharpenercosy! And that's the Chinese symbol for prosperity.
      Georgia: That's so sweet, Delores! I could really use one of those.

  • NOTES (1)


    • Roxie: Is it too early for souvlaki?

      Souvlaki is a greek dish. So why would Roxie want greek food in a german waffle house?

    • Roxie's past as a dancer is a clear reference to Jasmine Guy's early years. She appeared in several episodes of NBC's drama show Fame, where she danced during the first season.