The facts are these ...
Oh, and he accidentally killed Chuck's father back when they were kids when his mother suddenly died and, not realizing his powers and their ramifications, he brought her back to life, only to kill her again later with a fatal last touch. Now, Ned and Chuck work together at his pie shop, The Pie Hole, and in their spare time, use his powers to solve murder mysteries. They're also in love, but can never touch, lest he send her back to the grave.
Got all that? Good.
Chuck is an avid beekeeper with a rooftop hive, although her colony has recently died. (Perhaps victims of Colony Collapse Disorder?) Of course, Ned brings them back to life. In the season two premiere, she puts her skills to use to help solve the murder of a Betty's Bees beauty products spokesgirl who was, of course, stung to death by a bee-wearing man. To do so, she and Ned go undercover at the company, working in its fabulously honey-themed offices. (Check out the honeycomb desk!)
Ultimately, they find the culprit – the owner of Betty's Bees' top competitor – and it's back to the Pie Hole for a slice, and inevitably more fantastical drama.
Are you cooking with honey this weekend? Why not try one of these recipes?
- Fall Breakfast: Ricotta, Fig, and Honey Tartine
- Simple Pleasures: Ricotta with Honey and Fruit
- D.I.Y. Honey Roasted Peanuts
- Honey Lavender Panna Cotta
- Roasted Figs with Honey and Rosemary
- Honey Pumpkin Créme Brúlée
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