Ned tells Chuck he wants to show her something, and a cut later we're on the roof of the Pie Hole. We are in the presence of numerous enormous beehives. Chuck is delighted, and I make a mental note that, instead of flowers or fancy dinners, if you want to impress the love in your life, buy them a gift that could easily kill them in a blink. Chuck tells Ned that she would hug him if she could, and I start making calls to see if I can scare up some anthrax or some guns with no safeties so that I can remind my significant other how lucky he is to have me.
Speaking of bees, a disgruntled Olive would gladly release those bees into a sleeping Chuck's mouth if she had the chance, so awesomely filled with rage is she at Chuck's very existence. Well, let's hear how The Narratour tells it way, way better: "Her affection for the pie maker had not wavered despite the romantic threat of a dead girl who wasn't dead." We are reminded that Olive just found out that Chuck wasn't dead, and that she currently believes Chuck faked her own death. Instead of giving her secret away, it seems Olive has chosen the more insidious method of subtle torture, as she walks into the kitchen and announces, "You know what would be delicious? Pear with gruyere crust," the exact pie that Olive delivered to Chuck's aunts last week. Now Chuck knows that Olive knows that Chuck is up to no good, and she communicates it through the delicious message of pies. The secret ingredient is passive-aggression.
But Olive's adventures in junior high mid-fucking are quickly done in when some plot development comes dropping out of the clear blue sky. Olive, Ned, and Chuck run outside to find a dead pigeon has crashed into one of the windows of the Pie Hole. Olive picks it up to find out if it is dead, asking Ned to feel whether or not there is a heartbeat. He recoils in horror, announcing, "I don't do heartbeats," and Olive grabs Ned's hand and informs him, "They feel like this" while pulling his hand to her chest. Just then, the not-actually-romantic-for-anybody moment is broken by Emerson, who tells Olive to get rid of the bird, as it is clearly swimming with disease. Olive levels a perfect, "Don't be such a drama queen," which is a line of dialogue I'm willing to believe has never once been lobbed at any of Chi McBride's characters. As the argument over whether or not this ex-pigeon is diseased continues, Emerson pushes the bird away, where it brushes against Ned's arm, and the bird lives again. A thrilled Olive exclaims, "It's swimming in miracles, not disease!" which would make an excellent marketing slogan for some kind of health clinic or hospital, especially in light of the fact that we recently learned everyone on the planet is about to die from staph. A little PR for hospitals would probably go a long way, and the catchy slogan "It's swimming in miracles, not disease!" could really help.