At the morgue, Emerson, who apparently needed rubber shoes to go with this requested raincoat, is griping about his "custom cobbled" wing tips that got water damage in the rain. Ned tries to move things along -- he's got to go get Chuck's father a "welcome back to life gift." Emerson, who rules in this episode entirely, says that the perfect gift would be to tap him back to death. He worries that Charles Charles is going to run into the streets and spill Ned's secret to the world. Simple solution, according to Emerson: "Tap that." Which sounds so wrong on so many levels. Ned can't do it, but Emerson insists he can make it look like an accident. "Trip over an ottoman, Dick Van Dyke that ass." At which point I have to stop watching this episode for a while, because I'm laughing too hard at the visual of Ned flipping over an ottoman and flipping into Charles Charles, with a bit of flare. Of course, in my mind Chuck is wearing the cutest little pair of capri pants and the tightest little cardigan of all time, with her hair done in classic Mary Tyler Moore style. But I digress, Ned wants to get on with the re-aliving.
They pull the sheet off of lighthouse lady, who currently looks like a fried egg. She's a big glob of white goo, with her yellow rainhat in the middle. Ned wants to know what happened to her face, looks like the light, from the beacon, melted her. Ned zaps her and they get down to the questioning portion of the episode. Or they try. But since Nora's face looks like a slightly mushier version of Cassandra's from Doctor Who, she's unable to answer. Emerson says "aw hell, we've got a melty mouth," like this is an everyday occurrence. They try yes or no questions, but she can't nod. So she starts tapping with her finger, in Morse code. At which point we learn that Ned can understand Morse code, because he learned it from Charles Charles when he and Chuck were just little neighbors who wanted to talk with flashlights late at night. Who committed the murder? She taps out, "P.C.H.S." Ned thinks this could be pekiss or peaches. The latter suggestion he literally spits at Emerson, who, after taking a moment to wipe the spit from his eye, explains that it's an acronym. It stands for Papen County Historical Society.