Ned possesses the unique talent of being able to bring the dead to life merely by touching them. However, the person may remain alive only for one minute, or else someone else dies for them. A second touch will render the person dead again, unable to be revived. Through his connections with PI Emerson Cod, Ned revives his childhood sweetheart, Chuck. The trio, aided occasionally by Olive Snook, helps solve the mysteries of various murders, whose murderer is often surprising. Written by
A touch of romance. A touch of mystery. A touch of magic. (Season 2)
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, who plays Charlotte "Chuck" Charles with an American accent, also did the voice over for the Dandy Lion SX commercial in her natural British accent (Episode 1.2 "Dummy"). See more
Ned is shown resurrecting parts of organisms, notably the pieces of fruit for his pies and individual leaves. This is completely inconsistent throughout the series, as Ned doesn't revive wooden furniture, paper, sticks and so on. Similarly he can revive the skins of taxidermied animals and bear skin rugs but doesn't revive wool sweaters. He doesn't eat pies made with revived fruit because it would rot again but food derived from other animal and plant sources doesn't revive. See more
You can't die of evilness.
Charlotte 'Chuck' Charles
Happens all the time; you do something mean or hurtful to someone like tell a secret... Bang! You're dead.
Or bang! You're not really dead, you're just pretending to be dead while other people who think you're dead are heartbroken.
Or bang! You talk too much and you both go wait in the car.
Referenced in Face Off: Mortal Sins