Dead Like Me

Season 2 Episode 2

The Ledger

Aired Unknown Aug 01, 2004 on Showtime



  • Trivia

    • Featured Deaths:
      - A salesman cuts his throat on one of his own kitchen guillotines (soul taken by George)
      - A jewelery shop owner falls off a ricety stool (soul taken by Daisy)
      - A guy robs a small convenience store, avoids getting hit by cars in the street and jumps into a hole (soul taken by Rube)

    • When Roxy allows Mason to hold her gun, she removes the magazine but neglects to empty the chamber.

    • The Real Estate company selling the Lass home is Empyrean Reality, and their sign has a website for, which does not really exist.

    • While packing Clancy's things, Joy drops a book that is entitled Irish Poems and it appears that the author and/or publisher is Valentine and the location is New York. This is a possible allusion to Jean Valentine, a well respected Irish poet.

    • Daisy and Rube's post-its had the same location, 126 Main Street, but it is clearly seen that their reaps are in two different locations.

    • While Joy and Clancy are cleaning out the boxes, Clancy says "Where do we start?". Joy replies with " was a joke." Later in the episode, as nameless coworkers at Happy Time are leaving the office, one mentions--in discussion of karaoke-- "With you, one apple martini and it's 1983."

    • All of the license plates in this episode (and quite possibly the series) are Washington plates.

    • Nobody seems to notice, or care, that Roxy fired her gun in Das Wafflehaus, and whatever injury Mason suffered was completely ignored following the scene (including by the people who saw him get shot and whine in pain for a few minutes).

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  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • The entire episode has two themes: one discussing luck (both good and bad) and the other concerning things evening out (such as the scale myth depicted by Rube). The car keys that Georgia snatches from the "Kitchen Caboodle" worker's pocket has a rabbit's foot attached to it, which normally is associated with good luck (didn't work for the worker, though). When George goes into the police station one of the officer is having his worker's scratching off lottery scratch-offs only to find out that he didn't win anything (having bad luck).
      The name of this episode is "the Ledger". A ledger is "an accounting journal" or "a book of final entry". It is normally used in business, but here it goes along with the scales and the balance between good luck and bad luck. This is further symbolized by Mason's tome of people to die that Georgia is so curious about throughout the show (she wants to know how her life balanced out in the end).