The Narratour tells us that the man they knew as Conrad was, in fact, really named Lemuel Weinger. In a flashback, we see Chuck's recent flame wearing a suit and glasses, attempting to shred documents at some kind of energy company. He simultaneously shreds his right hand with his insider trading documents, and off he goes to jail. While in jail, he took on the name Lefty. Okay, seriously, is this episode of Pushing Daisies an adaptation of the verse in "Bust a Move" with all the names? Because I keep hearing Conrad, Lemuel, and Lefty, but all I can think about is my best friend Harry who had a brother Larry. Are you aware that in five days from now he's gonna marry?
What you should be aware of is that Lefty, while behind bars, met an infamous diamond thief named Jackson Lucas who found a buried treasure that was never recovered. And so it was that we cut to Ned, Chuck, and Emerson, digging him up. I'm not actually sure why. This episode is, like, film noir confusing. This is some Chinatown levels of what the eff is going on. The only thing that could make this weirder is if this show suddenly puts us in the presence of people who live inside of windmills. That would be more weirdness than I think my body is capable of handling right now.
Anyway, they dig up Jackson, who apparently doesn't have any eyes, so Chuck pops her glasses on him and Ned is all, Stop, Zombie time! Jack pops up out of his grave, looking like a crazy David Lynch in white designer lady's sunglasses. Which is, I'm sure, at some point an outfit that the actual David Lynch has worn, probably also while lying in an open grave. But unlike most cadavers, Jack isn't quite as receptive to telling them exactly what they want to know, though he finally tells them that they should go to something called Von Roenn and find a farm or windmill or something. Uh-oh. I don't have a good feeling re: my earlier prediction about windmills.
Back at Aunt Subplots house, the aunts talk about performing taxidermy on birds (how often do you get to say that about a network television show?), until Olive is sooooooort of subtly able to segue into the sad case of Charlotte leaving them. Auntie Eye Patch fact-checks that she didn't leave. In fact, she died. The conversation turns back to the pigeon, whom the aunts have added a new wing to. Happiness ensues, as the world of Pushing Daisies gains yet another undead Frankenstein.
Ned, Chuck, and Emerson (I feel like I need some kind of kitschy nickname for the three of them, but...meh, I'm only doing one recap) enter the Papen County Historical Society Museum, where a woman at a desk appears to be yet one more victim of muuuuuuuurder. Emerson takes us to the act out with the dramatic, "Lefty Lem has officially taken the lead." Who killed the museum lady? I don't know, but you're shifty.