In the kitchen, Chuck muses on the nature of Ms. Cod's brutal honesty and appetite for hooch. "If she had an eye-patch," Chuck says, "Calista could be Lily." Ned quickly asks how Chuck's doing with that whole your-aunt's-your-mom thing. Chuck seems downright sanguine. "I'm happy to know I have a mother who's alive," she says, "and not so happy that she can't know I'm alive." Suddenly, she says, what was seeming happy is kind of sad. Ned offers his skills as a comforter. No, an actual comforter. "Consider me your king-sized duvet," he says, eyebrows waggling, "ready to wrap you in goose-down goodness." Now here is where I wish they would explain some stuff. Like, who did Chuck think her mom was before? And, how is Ned going to wrap her in anything without killing her? I am willing, you know, to suspend all sorts of disbelief, but I need to understand a little better how this alleged, very dangerous relationship is supposed to work, physically. In any case, Chuck easily turns down this offer, saying she already has plans with Olive. Ned jealously points out that Chuck and Olive have been hanging out every night since Olive got back. "Are you two new best friends or something?" he asks. Pausing for a moment, Chuck realizes that yeah, she guesses they are: "I have a new best friend, isn't that superb?" Oh, but Jim Dale tells that no, Ned does not find it superb. He misses his undead girlfriend something awful, and does not like being on the butt-end of this love triangle. But, to keep from looking needy, he lies and pretends to be happy about it.
Episode Report CardAl Lowe: A | 5284 USERS: A-
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