Speaking of young lovers reunited, we cut to the pie shop, present day, to find Ned broadly smiling, thinking of Chuck. Over in the kitchen, Chuck adds a few eyedroppers full of her homeo-prozac to a pie intended for her aunts, as The Narratour reminds us that they have a social phobia and that they don't like to go outside. Next up, The Narratour will read verbatim from the Wikipedia entry for the words "Pushing" and "Daisy," just to make total sure that nobody in the viewing audience is the slightest bit confused about anything. Was this episode originally intended to be the pilot?
Ned finds Chuck in the kitchen, where she informs him that she did not sleep particularly well the night before. Ned asks if she had a "lumpy mattress," and Chuck responds that she had "lumpy dreams." We learned about those in health class, and they are absolutely nothing to be ashamed of, especially as a teenager. She tells him that her dreams have become more vivid since she became an undead monster refugee from the "Thriller" video (I'm paraphrasing), and then turns the topic to a few unsightly welts on Ned's face. She recognizes them instantly as bee stings and asks how he came to be stung by so many bees. She also tells him that it was a suicide attack for the bees who stung him, to which Ned tells her, "Not in this case. They sort of stung me, died, and flew away again, and some other bees died." Eager to turn the topic away from the fact that Ned can touch people and make them alive again, she asks if he thinks the honey of undead bees tastes different, noting that it would be "one of those little things." I know Chuck was dead for a time, but not so long that her last reference for human conversation would be in the form of early '90s observational comedy. Did you ever notice how bees that have been dead have different-flavored honey than bees who haven't been dead? What is the deal with that?
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.