Anyway, what Emerson is actually referring to is a case that had come in earlier in the afternoon -- a dentist, Eugene, hired him to get justice for his murdered best friend, Joe! Same dude currently being mourned by the sexy Veronica. What's weird to the Cods is that Veronica's Joe and Eugene's Joe, though the same, have different lifestyles. "Seems Joe's a different friend to different people," Emerson says.
Down at the morgue, we sadly miss out on seeing our beloved coroner, but Chuck, Ned and Emerson do arrive to have a chat with Dead Joe. The friendly corpse says the last thing he remembers was getting ready to play ball and feeling a doozy of a pain in his back. Emerson and Chuck check it out -- he was stabbed, and the killer did a poor stitch job to sew it back up. As they ponder the possible reasons why, FLUID explodes from the stab wound! Aiiieeee! They are just leaping away from this when the same stuff starts shooting from Joe's ear! Chuck takes the initiative and plugs this fountain with her finger, saying she recognizes the smell as formaldehyde. "The coroner must have started embalming me already," Joe says. But, no, that's not what the coroner does, Emerson says. That happens later and elsewhere. Joe sneezes out a violent stream of the stuff, causing them all to leap back. "Bless you," Ned says, but Joe says, no, who needs to be blessed is his girlfriend Downey, who he never got to tell how he felt about her. Emerson frustratedly asks if he has any idea who tried to pickle his gherkin (heee!) and Joe says no. "I wonder if this has anything to do with my best friend..." Joe muses. Emerson: "Which one, Veronica or Dr. Eugene?" Joe is delighted that they know his buddies. "Promise to keep an eye on them for me?" he asks, just before Ned gives him the touch. Emerson: "We plan to."