Thursday, November 20, 2008

Pushing Daisies S2ep6

What's interesting about Ned and his brothers is that they went through almost exact same situations (wait, did the twins' mom die too and I missed that fact somehow? If so, then it really is almost exactly the same). Yet the twins are clearly looking for a father figure. First in the Great Hermann and now in Ned. But Ned has no father figure. And while the twins have embraced the very hobby their dad introduced them to, Ned gets heartburn at the thought of it. So why the difference? Perhaps it's just the difference in their personalities. Or maybe it's more rooted in Ned's gift. After all, even with parents, Ned would be isolated by his gift. So naturally when he basically became orphaned he didn't feel the need to seek out a father figure.

Emerson hates magic. That makes sense. He's a private detective. His job is to look for clues and figure out the puzzle. Naturally he'd scoff at anything that appears to be something it isn't.

I'm still not sure I understand why Olive seems to have accepted that Chuck is pretending to be dead and has gone along with the whole charade. Maybe it's just because they're such close friends. It takes a close friend to have your conversation with your mother who you didn't know was your mother since you can't see her as she thinks you're dead.

So we know what Dwight Dickson is after... a pocketwatch. And Ned's father has one as well. What we don't know is why he wants these watches. Clearly he's willing to go to great lengths to get them. Together do they make up a key that unlocks great treasure? Or perhaps each watch holds one third of a map or code to great treasure. Whatever it is, I'm betting that it's wealth Dickson is really after.

No news yet from ABC on whether they plan to order more than 13 episodes of Pushing Daisies. I'm pretty sure production has completed on the already ordered episodes for the season. But ABC has until January to make a decision.

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