Pushing Daisies

Season 2 Episode 12

Water and Power

Aired Saturday 10:00 PM Jun 06, 2009 on ABC
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Episode Summary

Emerson's old flame offers a bit of quid pro quo in return for proving her innocence in the murder of the owner of the Papen County Dam, who despised Emerson. Meanwhile, Olive takes a liking to Randy Mann, the taxidermist and former client of My Best Friend, Inc.moreless

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  • Emerson gets the spotlight in another perfect tale.

    That this is the penultimate episode of this series is a tragic shame since this story was so amazing. Fred Williamson was well cast as the man from Emerson's past as was Gina Torres as his former love. Adding Simone to the mix just made it more fun as the dialouge and pacing clicked wonderfully and the mystery was fun too. But the emotion carried it, McBride doing a wonderful job with the softer side of Emerson and his attempts to get back with his daughter all the way to the bittersweet ending. The stuff with Chuck and Ned discussing their relationship was good as was Olive but Emerson carried this story and did it brilliantly. Once again, makes you miss this show so badly.moreless
Robert Picardo

Robert Picardo

Detective Puget

Guest Star

Francesca P. Roberts

Francesca P. Roberts

Amelia Stingwell

Guest Star

Gina Torres

Gina Torres

Lila Robinson

Guest Star

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (12)

    • Chuck: It's like driving a car blindfolded. You just have to relax.

    • Olive: I'll be in the kitchen rationalizing my panic attack.

    • Ned: What better place to nurture romance than the Pie Hole? Warmth, pie, snuggly booths.

    • Olive: So what you're saying is, I shouldn't run away from Randy.
      Ned: Yes.
      Olive: That Randy might be just what I need right now.
      Ned: Yes.
      Olive: A quick fling to heal the scars and and rub ointment on the burns from us, and then rip off and toss away like a used square of gauze.
      Ned: Not yes.
      Olive: He's Randy Rebound.
      Ned: No he's not.

    • Amelia Stingwell: Forgive me, but your door was ajar.
      Emerson: Well, just because it was ajar doesn't change the fact that it was a door before it was ajar, which would indicate to most people to a-knock before a-entering.

    • Chuck: How can yo not tell me that you have a daughter? We buried bodies together.

    • Narrator: With each passing thermos, the private investigator grew more blind to the fact that he was fast approaching the thin line between "stake out" and "make out."

    • Puget: Never known you to share, Cod. What's your angle?
      Emerson: Maybe I wouldn't mind a little help bringing down the hammer of justice on whatever lowlife did this. Doesn't matter to me if the hammer is public or private, long as the nail gets hit on the head. You catch my drift?
      Puget: I do not.
      Emerson: Catch the bitch.

    • Olive: Well, signals are like nuts--mixed are better. And who wants all the same kind, right?

    • Olive: Some things are so absurd that I can't even hear them. Like you just blew a dog whistle full of crazy, and I'm not a dog.

    • Brunt: Now, when is your birthday, precious?
      Chuck: December.
      Brunt: Hmmm. Funny, I would have bet you were an autumn birthday. See, the deep orange of orchid embers and Asiatic lilies make your skin tone glow.
      Chuck: Well, actually, I have two birthdays, and my second one's in the fall, so actually you're right.
      Brunt: Your gibberish is sweet, honey. Keep the flowers.

    • Narrator: As he considered the power of the hydroelectric plant he had designed, Stingwell was struck by the irony, then by the water.

  • NOTES (2)

    • Field Cate, Ellen Greene, and Swoosie Kurtz are credited but don't appear.

    • International Airdates:
      Germany: March 11, 2009 on ProSieben
      UK: April 24, 2009 on ITV1
      Australia: August 25, 2009 on W Channel
      Slovakia: August 23, 2010 on Markiza
      Czech Republic: December 15, 2010 on Prima COOL
      Finland: March 20, 2011 on Sub