Dead Like Me

Season 2 Episode 10

Death Defying

Aired Unknown Sep 26, 2004 on Showtime
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Episode Summary

George is in a foul mood, after Trip. Daisy makes a new friend which makes Mason jealous. Rube leaves, looking for a mysterious woman from his past.

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  • A very good episode of an even better series.

    This is one of the better episodes of Dead Like Me, though they are all consistently great. One of my favorite characters, Rube is developed quite a lot in this episode. He and the viewers learn a lot about his past as he goes on a quest to learn about his son. George is upset about Trip and is in a rage throughout this episode. She is very funny flipping people off and not caring about anything. Also, it becomes even more evident how Mason is in love with Daisy in this episode as she is flirting with another guy. Also, the scenes with George’s family in this episode are actually very good. Usually, they are the most boring, but I enjoyed all of them in this episode.moreless
  • Baby don't hurt me, don't hurt me. no more.

    Another very sweet episode.

    In this episode George is upset because her boyfriend who she slept with doesn't call her back, she gets so bad that she even begins to hate men because of it. Then she breaks a window and is caught by the police and taken to jail, where Deloris is the one who picks her up and gives her a nice pep-talk. I really love the band between those two girls.

    Meanwhile Rube left and leaves Roxy in charge, he went to look for certificates of someone he knew. She seems to be his daughter.

    Daisy's character begins to have more depth in this episode, I love how she's hard to get. This time she meets a guy named Ray who everyone hates but they seem to like each other, we get to see more of him later this season and he turns to be a complete jerk.

    The best storylines these episode are from George's family, Joy is trying to look for someone but Reggie doesn't want her to. Joy's friend Angelo comes by and they have a great time, even Reggie likes him. Clancy also makes an appereance but he seems to want to get together, but that's a different story with Joy as she wants to move on and still thinks Clancy is a bad husband. Sadly when Angelo and Joy start to get it on he leaves her because he doesn't want to get to close to the dead daughter, to bad it was never explained on why he didn't want to hook up with Joy.

    The episode was great, I loved the flashbacks although George is a big pain in the ass this time.moreless
  • For once the Lass family has the funniest scenes in an episode.

    After a run of great episodes, "Death Defying" is a bland affair, which takes too long getting to rather obvious conclusions by not very interesting ways.

    George is in a bad mood after breaking up with Trip and claims a gold medal in overreaction for the sake of 'drama', smashing up a bridal shop.

    Rube searches for the woman he sent a package to a long time ago but the scenes in the record office go on to long. Daisy meets a TV producer at a bar, making Mason jealous. The flirting takes up far too much screen time than it should.

    In a complete contrast to what we're used to, all the best scenes are with the Lass family. Clancy's deduction that Joy is going on a date followed by his childish attempts to ruin her plans are played to perfection. And at last there seems to be a genuine affection between Reggie and Joy.moreless
Eric McCormack

Eric McCormack

Ray Summers

Guest Star

Dustin Milligan

Dustin Milligan


Guest Star

Peter Williams (IV)

Peter Williams (IV)


Guest Star

Patricia Idlette

Patricia Idlette


Recurring Role

Crystal Dahl

Crystal Dahl


Recurring Role

Talia Ranger

Talia Ranger

Young Georgia Lass

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (6)

    • Rube's full name is revealed to be "Rube John Sofer". He was 49 in 1925, lived in Englewood, New Jersey, and was wanted for Bank Robbery. His wife was named Lucy Sonia Debrouski, was 24 in 1925, and came from Czechoslovakia. They had a daughter born on March 18th 1925, named Rose Anne Sofer. Lucy is confirmed as being dead.

    • Featured Deaths:
      - A jackass style stunt guy throws himself off a multi-storey car park (soul taken by George)
      - An arm wrestler dies from spontaneous combustion (soul taken by Daisy)

    • When Rube tries to search for his daughter on the computer, a video game the boy was playing is still running. The game is 'Grand Theft Auto: Vice City'. The sound effects used in the show are very different than the effects used in the game.

    • As Ray puts the balls on the pool table, the balls change in each shot.

    • Rube's last name of "Sofer" doesn't match the spelling of his daughter's name on the letter recieved a few episodes ago, which was "Rosie Stofer", with a "t". Almost makes you think it ended up sent back because of a typo!

    • The beer bottles George is drinking out of in the bar are empty.

  • QUOTES (9)

    • Mason: I would have stalked you Daisy, I would have stalked you.
      Daisy: What is it that you're doing now?
      Mason: Please, come on, I'm not stalking you. I'm persistent.

    • Roxy: You know, George, men have made me act crazy too. I mean, if you haven't bought a gun or a pick-axe at some point it isn't a real relationship.

    • George (V/O): This is my perspective. I am a Grim Reaper. I take souls. I do not go to prom. I do not live happily ever after. This is who I am. Anyone got a problem with that?

    • Mason: And I hope one of those is for me.
      George: Nope!!

    • Mason: I-Is that for us?
      George: I believe it is.
      Mason: That is really impolite!!

    • I. Jones (talking to an audiance... about to die): Now, I have a little message for any grim-reapers out there in the audiance. I realize it must be so frustrating going home empty handed.
      George: This is some weeeeeeeird shit.
      Mason: True words Georgie, true words.

    • Ray: Hi, I'm Ray
      George: Fuck you, Ray

    • Ray: OK George, 5 reasons men are scum and women let us get away with it. One, we only want one thing, no exceptions. Two, we fall in love with you before we can have that thing and then fall back out once we've had it ... whereas women conversely fall in love afterwards. Three, we will lie, cheat, steal or murder in order to get that thing ... why am I sugarcoating this? You're a big girl ... in order to f*** you. Four, we freely admit the numbers 1 through 3 and women don't care. And the number Five reason why men are scum and women let us get away with it ... you can't live without us.

    • Rube: I don't envy you Joey, you live in a world with 12,000 menus and not a thing you can eat.

  • NOTES (0)


    • The guy who jumps off the building has the name "Icarus" on the back of his shirt. This is a reference to a story in Greek mythology about a man named Icarus who tried to fly with wax wings, but dawdled and flew too close to the sun. His wings melted, and he plunged into the sea, much like "Icarus" into the cement.

    • Daisy: I am looking for a Mr. or Mrs. B. Briggs.

      "Buddy Briggs" is awfully close to "Bobby Briggs", a character from 'Twin Peaks'. Interestingly, in 'Twin Peaks' the death of a girl is also the beginning of the series.