Pushing Daisies: Season 1, Episode 6

Bitches (14 Nov. 2007)

TV Episode  -   -  Comedy | Drama | Fantasy
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When a dog breeder is poisoned to death, suspicion falls upon his four wives as well as a businessman who was planning to market his new breed of dog.

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Ned, Chuck, Emerson, and Olive team up to solve a case in the murder of Harold Hundin, a well respected dog breeder whose prized dog, a bitch named Bubblegum, becomes the worlds first Coll-A-Dor-Russell-A-Poo. They learn from the momentarily revived Harold that his wife killed him. It's only later they find that prime suspect Hallie was not his only wife; Harold was a polygamist with four wives! Ned finds himself in an uncomfortable situation after his kiss with Olive is revealed. Written by K.M.

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First appearance of Simone Hundin, who becomes a recurring character in Season 2. See more »

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Emerson Cod: [after seeing the state of Ned after kissing Olive] She dropped a bomb in your self-conscious with her saliva!
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The wife did it... but which one?!
18 February 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This week's case sounds as if it should be easy to solve; when Ned wakes a dead dog breeder, Harold Hundin, he is told that his wife gave him his morning coffee and that coffee had the distinctive almond taste of cyanide: case closed... or it would be if he wasn't a polygamist with four wives! With four wives to interview Ned; Emerson, Chuck and Olive visit one each but that hardly helps; each wife claims to have given him his morning coffee. Of course it is possible that none of the wives actually put the cyanide in the coffee. Rival dog breeder Ramsfeld Snuppy had a motive; Harold Hundin had created a crossbreed that he believed would be the ultimate pet dog; now Ramsfeld was offering them for sale. Away from the mystery Ned is still coming to terms with the kiss he shared with Olive in the previous episode; even having a dream in which it appears that Chuck can now touch him; but after shedding her clothes takes off her skin to reveal Olive!

Once again 'Pushing Daisies' provides quirky entertainment; the mystery was light but a lot of fun; I loved how the dead man was initially thought to have been stabbed as, after dropping his flask of poisoned coffee, he repeatedly slipped onto a knife-handled brush! The regular cast put in their usual fine performances and the guest stars were good to; I particularly liked Christine Adams's performance as wife number three, Simone Hundin, the dog behaviour expert whose canine skills seem to work just as well on Emerson. One can't help but feel sorry for Ned; unable to touch the woman he loves and not wanting to touch the woman who loves him. Over all another fun episode with an entertaining mystery and some good character development for Ned, Chuck and Olive.


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