And so they eat pie, Not-rad telling Chuck that he has to start over now that a plane has flown into his living room. She tells him that she had to start over once, and he puts his hand on hers. The Narratour tells us that Chuck meant to pull her hand away, but that it was kind of nice to have someone actually be able to touch her for once. Not-rad asks if the man in the apartment -- "the one who took a step back to let you fall" -- was her boyfriend. Chuck asks Not-rad to hold her hand for a minute and not say anything, and Chuck opens her eyes to see herself holding hands with Ned. Ack! Even seeing this in a fantasy sequence I'm like, "Yo, girlfriend be dead." That's how convincing this show is. That's how much I spend every episode being like, "You guys are standing way too close to one another. You don't want to brush up against each other. You need to be more careful!"
Just then, Ned and Emerson come bursting in, and Not-rad takes off. Ned tells Chuck that she's been enjoying pie with the hijacker, not with Conrad. Chuck grouses, "You miss one trip to the morgue," and gives chase as well. In the kitchen, Ned thinks he has the liar by the arm, but he gives a good tug and the arm comes right off in his hand, slamming him in the face. There hasn't been a good opportunity for someone to say the words "Nyuck-nyuck-nyuck" on television in at least fifty years, but this would be as good an opportunity as any.
Back at the booth, the other arm of the one-armed man sitting between them on the table, Ned asks what Chuck was doing holding the man's hand. Chuck tells Ned that, if it's any consolation, she was pretending she was holding his hand. Suuuuuuuure she was. You can chalk up "I swear, baby, I was thinking about you the whole time" in The Gallery Of Relationship Lies right next to "It's not you, it's me" and "I swear I want to commit, but if I touch you even one time, you will die forever." Ned continues to catalog the man's many shortcomings -- he's a kidnapper, a liar, and he kept crops from getting dusted -- until Emerson comes back and reports that he came across some more information and that they're going to need shovels. That's a lot to have happened off-screen. Ned and Chuck look back at him with surprise, because, in order to button the scene, evidently everyone has to pretend they're surprised that they have more than a passing acquaintance with dead people.