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- Man bitten by spider (death not seen, soul taken by Betty)
- Betty jumping off cliff (Reaper's last reap)
- Old Woman (Death not seen, Soul taken by Mason)
- Man hit by canoe (Soul taken by George)
- Man stabbed by swordfish (Soul taken by George)
We learn that Rube called Betty a Pistol.
We learn (through flashbacks) how Betty died: she jumped of a cliff for fun but didn't realize the fall had killed her.
George's scrapbook is called Mysterious and Reassuring.
When George takes Betty's picture, the picture shows Betty with her original face, not her afterlife face.
The Irish guy at the end saw the white cliffs of Dover, which fans from Ireland will probably be offended to see as they are in fact on the English coastline facing France.
The usual explanation for a ghost not falling through chairs and floors is because it is still used to being solid. It thinks it's sitting on the chair but it is actually hovering just above it, due to force of habit. However, it can't interact with the real world, so if the ghost tries to pick up a cup or move the chair back, the ghost will pass through the object.
In episode 3, we see through a flashback that Betty takes her ring from what some people interpret as a burnt hand in a coffin. In this episode, she says her boyfriend bought it for her, which would make the hand from episode 3 her own. In fact, the hand isn't meant to be burnt, just heavily decayed. She is apparently just retrieving the ring her boyfriend bought for her and was buried with her (after she removes the ring, it focus on the headstone in the background: Rhomer, Betty | 1899-1926).
George: Why do I keep losing all the things and people that I care about?
Rube: That's what life is, Peanut.
Rube: Fine. Jesus'll leave a note.
George: If he can walk on water, I guess he can write a note, too.
George: Why do you take people's Polaroids right before you pop their souls?
Betty: Mmm... I was looking for a signature, trying to get away from the whole cloak and sickle thing; it's so unflattering.
George (V/O): Betty could get excited about the littlest things. Being undead made her more alive than any person I know.
(George sees Dolores bring a basket to her cubicle)
George: If this is Murray the dead cat, I'm so outta here.
(Rube, George and Betty are at a Bowers family reunion trying to find M.J. Bowers)
Rube: Is your name M.J.?
Old Man Bowers: What?
Rube: My friend tells me 'go say hello to M.J. he's standin' over there' and she points to you.
Old Man Bowers: Which friend?
Rube: Right there. Pretty girl in the pant suit.
(They look at George and George waves)
Old Man Bowers: That one? I don't know her. Uh, what is she pointing at me for?
Rube: She thought you were M.J. Bowers. Are you?
Old Man Bowers: Who wants to know?
Rube: It's a family reunion. We're all family. I'm just askin' your name.
Old Man Bowers: I don't know you, sir!
Rube: Rube. Hi, how are you? Listen, I'm tired of f***n' around. Is your name M.J. Bowers or not?
Old Man Bowers: (Confused) Uh...
Rube: You don't mess with fate, Peanut. People die when they are meant to die. There's no discussion. There's no negotiation. When life's done, it's done. You of all people should know that.
George as Millie: I'm almost finished.
Delores: Wonderful. The embossed binders are in a white box by my desk. We're going do the cover pages last. I'm having Gail make a few changes. Did you know she's colour blind?
George as Millie: No.
Delores: That's unusual for girls.
George as Millie: Really?
Delores: Sure. My sister's colour blind, and everyone made such a fuss because it's so rare, but she's a little masculine, so none of us were very surprised, she has a wispy little moustache.
Florence: Les told me I could do anything on that stage long as I was singing. Such a kind heart. Except when he was working with Red Nickels. But that's because Red could be a real cocksucker. Especially when he was parading around with his ass in the air like a baboon presenting.
Mason: Oh my God. God, my dad used to listen to Louie Prima.
Florence: I worked with Louie. It was at Frank Delaney's Terrace room. That's in Newark. Have you ever been to Newark?
Mason: No, can't say I have.
Florence: Oh. It's a toilet. But Louie had such an instinctive voice. Rub you all wrong, then would rub you all right. He was something else.
Florence: You're pushing too hard. Just the one stroke on the F. You lifted the goddamn pen. And that N, looks like an M. I mean, there's no M in Florence.
Mason: No wonder your children don't come to visit you.
Delores: I know I act like I have it all together, but I am no stranger to adversity. I went through a rough patch when I was your age. It was the 80's and everyone was doing so much... cocaine. We called it... blow.
George (V/O): How does death deal with death? I guess the same way the living do, trying to make sense of something that will never quite make sense.
Rube: We usually take the soul in the A.M. Rest of the day is sangria and sunshine.
Mason: Is this collectable?
Florence: I was raised on that washing powder. Those are the Gold Dust twins. Aren't they just the cutest little jiggaboos?
Betty: (takes out some things that help take security tags off clothing in stores.) This one is for those little hard reusable ones. Looks like a nipple on a tongue depressor.
Rube: Where you headed?
Betty: Oh, I'm going again. That was a hoot.
Rube: You like falling, do ya?
Betty: Well, it's not the fallin', it's the jumpin'.
Rube: I'd feel a whole lot better about the jumpin' if it weren't for the fallin'.
Betty: Fallin's easy, you just fall. Jumping involves strength of will.
Rube: Unless you're on a plank.
George (V/O): From the moment we're born, we hit the ground running, put one foot in front of the other and anything is possible. Of course, that's all bullshit. The truth is from evolution to revolution, things hardly ever change gradually. They change suddenly in great leaps. For those who understand this, life is a constant search for the next big jump. For the rest of us, all that jumping seems kind of stupid.
Betty: Here, take my picture.
George: What? What?
Betty: Take my picture.
Betty: Happy thoughts.
(George takes the picture. Betty starts taking off her ring.)
Betty: For my beautiful young friend. (she puts the ring in George's hand) I love you, sweety. (she starts walking away)
George: Wait, what are you doing?
Betty: Time to shake things up a bit. Piggyback ride.
Betty: I had to work the Macy's Thanksgiving parade all alone one year. There was this travesty with a rogue Marmaduke balloon.
Florence (elderly dead lady): That's an ugly cat. If I had a cat like that I'd sell it to a Vietnamese restaurant.
Betty: Your friend cups my buttocks reaching for a piece of blueberry buckle. Probably figured that I didn't notice but I did.
Rube: Well, he calls that soul popping.
Betty: Call it whatever you want. I think you should keep better company.
Jasmine Guy and Cynthia Stevenson are credited but do not appear.
The music played in the end of the episode is "Boom Boom Ba" by Metisse (featured among other places on "The Next Best Thing" soundtrack).
M.J.: Aren't you guys supposed to help me send a message to my loved ones? Rube: Well, I don't see Della Reese sitting at this table.
Della Reese plays a character named Tess on the Touched By an Angel television show. Tess, a compassionate angel, would have probably helped M.J. with his sister, without a fuss. Rube is not Tess.
The title of this episode, Reaping Havoc, is an allusion to the phrase "wreaking havoc," meaning to bring about or cause destruction.
George: Yeah, stupid huh? We should get paid, at least minimum wage.
Betty: Look who's Norma Rae.
Norma Rae is the fictional character in the 1979 movie by the same name. The movie tells the story of a woman (Sally Field) who becomes involved in the labor union activities at the local textile factory where she works.
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