Dead Like Me

Season 2 Episode 15

Haunted

1
Aired Unknown Oct 31, 2004 on Showtime
9.6
out of 10
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241 votes
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It's Halloween and reaper legend has it that the reapers can be seen as they were when alive; a serial killer stalks a neighbourhood, the reapers collecting his victims as he goes, George getting the bad guy; Joy and Reggie pay a late night visit to George's grave. So does George.moreless

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • A terrific conclusion to a wonderful series.

    9.7
    I can't imagine a better series finale for this wonderful show. It seems fitting at the show concludes on Halloween. Though there are some unanswered questions that left the audience speculating (does Reggie see Georgia or Millie at the end? Are Crystal and Kiffany reapers or other supernatural beings?), the overall tone of the episode, for me, seemed to return to the more classic episodes of Season 1 and even early Season 2, when the focus was on the reapers and the family dynamic, and not so much the back-story and weird personal relationships/situations the reapers got into (i.e. Ray, Tripp, etc) that came in mid-late Season 2. I also really liked the serial killer storyline that brought together all the reapers for sort of one large reap. Personally, I like it when they are able to almost work together. Though, the way the serial killer went about his business was a little improbable (he literally walked into most of those houses, even the ones where people were suspicious of the reapers about two seconds beforehand), it worked well overall. It was also interesting that it tied back to an experience that George had as a child and that she was the one who reaped him in the end.



    Overall, a terrific episode, reminiscent of earlier DLM episodes, and a good way to say goodbye to the characters I've grown to love over two seasons.moreless
  • Why I hate television networks.

    10
    I know it's 2007 but I just now finished watching season two of Dead Like Me. I fell in love with this show while in Iraq and was saddened and angry to find out that it was a cancelled show. I then found out that there was a season two that I was completely unaware of. This gave me 15 more episodes to enjoy before again coming to the reality that I was watching a cancelled show.



    Now I await for the movie to be released. I hear that if the 'made for DVD' movie does well, the show might make a return to television. Well I plan to do my part and introduce this show to as many people as possible.



    Overall I love this show and I can only hope that there are still enough fans to bring it back from the dead.moreless
  • The last time we'll ever see a reap

    9.5
    The series finale. This episode was, in my opinion, one of the best episodes during the show's entire run. This episode really hit the plot on the head, loved every minute of it. It was a more interesting plot compared to the previous episodes and I thought the actors gave it all they had. However, the only thing that ticked me off was that we don't know how the serial killer died. I was desperate to know, cause I hate it when they leave you hanging like that.



    But all in all, it was the perfect ending for the series. The scene where Reggie wakes up and (possibly?) sees George just as she walks away was the best send off possible.moreless
  • The final episode of Dead Like Me.

    9.7
    I think it's really stupid that Dead Like Me was cancelled after only 2 seasons, but this final episode somewhat makes up for it. I had heard a lot of good things about this episode, and believe me, they're all true. This is the perfect way to top of this amazing series. The last few minutes of this episode are some of the best minutes of television ever.



    I love the fact that the ending was a happy one. Well actually, it wasn't so much happy as hopeful and mysterious. But, one thing I didn't like about this episode, is that it left quite a few unanswered questions. But for a show with so many great episodes, this was definately a great final episode.moreless
  • Can’t believe they cancelled this show!

    10
    But for a show finale it leaves me as happy as I can be with a show that I want to see more of.



    The Halloween settings takes the by now familiar world of reapers into a new depth making the characters more focused, more the consensus of themselves. The episode is sprinkled with the flashbacks that make this show the masterpiece it is. As George walks the same Trick or treat neighborhood as she did as a child the flashbacks are an even more natural part of the story.



    As usual the episode leaves you hungry for more, quadrupled by the knowledge that there will be no more installments.moreless
Emily Perkins

Emily Perkins

Josie Feldmen

Guest Star

Megan McKinnon

Megan McKinnon

Trick or Treater

Guest Star

Sheelah Megill

Sheelah Megill

Katie Clark

Guest Star

Crystal Dahl

Crystal Dahl

Crystal

Recurring Role

Patricia Idlette

Patricia Idlette

Kiffany

Recurring Role

Talia Ranger

Talia Ranger

Young Georgia Lass

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (13)

    • Mason claims to have reaped Brian Jones of The Rolling Stones.

    • Just like the end of season 1, the series finale ends at George's gravesite.

    • George has the very last line in the show: "It's not so bad, being DEAD LIKE ME." She also had the first ever line in the show.

    • The characters' costume choices are significant. Delores dresses like a cat (in fact she has the same kind of fur as Murray), Young George is a ghost (ie. a dead person), Crystal is a Grim Reaper, Joy dresses as a cigarette girl (someone ready to respond to another person's needs), while Roxy and Daisy's costumes take on the other person's character (Roxy becomes a princess and Daisy becomes a cop). George and Reggie want to be nothing but themselves.

    • The fact that Kiffany and Crystal apparently recognize the reapers as themselves already has helped fuel fan speculation that they themselves are reapers or other supernatural beings.

    • Featured Deaths:
      - A young woman is murdered by The Rope Guy (soul taken by Rube)
      - A woman is murdered by The Rope Guy (soul taken by Daisy)
      - A man is murdered by The Rope Guy (soul taken by Roxy)
      - A boy is murdered by The Rope Guy (soul taken by Mason)
      - The Rope Guy dies, causes unknown (soul taken by George)

    • When Mason enters his reap's front yard, he trips on the front steps and his candy falls out but in the next shot it is not there anymore.

    • When Dana is about to start her session with Reggie, she goes to open the top of bottled water but in the next scene, her hand is nowhere near the bottle.

    • Ellen Muth, Callum Blue and Mandy Patinkin are the only actors to appear in all 29 episodes. Laura Harris appeared in all episodes after she joined the cast.

    • From Crystal's treasure map, you can clearly identify several neighbourhoods located in the Seattle area: Sand Point, Capitol Hill, Montlake, Queen Anne, Fremont, Ballard, and Greenwood. Near the center, and partially obscured behind a white section of map, there is also Wallingford. The map is also labeled Seattle, confirming the city where the series is located.

    • For each victim that was strangled by the murderer, the time that they died was the same number as the victim's house number. This is probably how the murderer chose who to kill.

    • If the reapers appeared as if they were alive, how come Kiffany still recognizes them?

    • Rosie's date of birth moved from 1925 (on her birth certificate seen in 'Death Defying') to 1922 on her gravestone.

  • QUOTES (14)

    • Mason: It's so strange that you were here, man.
      George: I am here.
      Mason: No. I mean before. Now it's almost like you're haunting the place.

    • Kiffany: Roxy's the mother.
      George: Excuse me?
      Kiffany: She reminds me of my mother.
      George: She reminds me of my mother.
      Mason: Was she a cop?
      George: She could've been.

    • George (V/O): Now that I'm older and… deader… I see that Halloween is amateur night for death.

    • (Flashback: Young George ringing on a door on Halloween and no one opens)
      Young George: Trick or treat, damn it!

    • Mason: We're going to play a little Halloween game. Now, I'm going to ask you a question and you're going to answer me. If you get it right, you win a dollar, if you get it wrong, I get all your candy. All right? Question: What original member of the Rolling Stones croaked whilst having a drowning accident?
      Kids: Mick Jagger?
      Mason: No, he's kind of alive and still touring.
      Kids: Keith Moon?
      Mason: No, that's the fucking Who.
      Kids: Who?
      Mason: The Who! It was Brian Jones, now hand over the candy. Now piss off. I partied with him and I reaped him, YES!
      Rube: Stealing candy from children. Challenging.

    • Daisy: What exactly are you supposed to be?
      Roxy: I'm Roxy, the badass witch of the northwest.

    • (George's last monologue)
      George: I always thought I loved Halloween because I got to look behind all those closed doors. But now I see that it's because I was painted with something darker. That I was meant to see the dark... And through the dark. I'm not supposed to be here, but I am. I don't know if I am supposed to watch over them or just haunt them. Either way I'd be lying if I said I wasn't having fun. I'd be lying if I said I didn't want to be here, walking through a graveyard on the day after Halloween, on a quiet and beautiful November morning. It's not so bad... being Dead Like Me.

    • Mason: (about Roxy's dress) Roxy, your dress makes me feel funny in the pants.

    • Mason: Flaming shit that's a classic

    • Mason: Do you know what a Brit is?
      Kid: No.
      Mason: Well then, I am a Brit, that's what I am.

    • Daisy: I'm not a prude. It's just unseemly.
      Mason: A man's home is a man's castle. In his castle, he should be allowed to swing free.
      Daisy: There are boundaries Mason. Other people can see them. Why can't you?
      Mason: Nude is natural. Nude is now.

    • Young Georgia: There's barely any furniture. Maybe some weirdo lives here.
      Joy: Honey, you're being the weirdo.

    • Reggie: I'd like to talk about how my parents divorce is destroying my childhood.

    • Delores: Chocolate liqueurs were my gateway drug.

  • NOTES (3)

  • ALLUSIONS (3)

    • Roxy: I'm Roxy, the badass witch of the Northwest.

      This refers to the witches in the children's book "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" by L. Frank Baum.

    • Rube placing pebbles on Lucy's and Rosie's gravestones alludes to his faith. The origins of this Jewish custom are not known, possibly related to having each mourner pile a stone atop a deceased person to build a funeral cairn in ancient times. Today, it is only practiced when visiting the grave and is a sign of respect that someone has visited. The more pebbles on top, the more visitors the deceased had.

    • Rube: Last Name
      Rube is most likely Jewish. His last name is Sofer, which means "Writer" or "Counting" in Hebrew.

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