How fitting that for an episode in which Ned is fighting change that the murderer committed his crimes because he didn't want change either. The only people to welcome change were Chuck and Vivian.
But by the end they all did. Whether it was a big or small change. How cute were Ned and Chuck introducing themselves at the end? I loved when Ned asked if they could play that game everyday!
I noticed during this episode that while everything and everyone else is brightly colored, Ned remains dressed in blacks and greys. I don't think it's because he's moody, even though he can be especially considering how he can't touch his girlfriend.
I also noticed that he keeps his hands in his pockets or behind his back even if Chuck is not around. Understandably he does this when she's nearby to avoid touching her and making her permanently dead. But why when she's not?
With the muted toned clothes, he's trying not to draw attention to himself. It is clear that Ned tries to keep his gift hidden from the rest of the population. Probably because he's afraid of becoming a test object and being exploited. With his hands shoved in his pockets, he's avoiding intimacy with everyone. Trying to keep others at arm's length so they don't find out about his ability to turn the dead alive again.