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The Best of the Best
Pushing Daisies “Window Dressed to Kill” Emerson enlists Chuck’s help in solving the murder of a window dresser and Ned and Olive pretend to be a couple.
Burn Notice “Friends and Family” Michael learns what it really means to be on his own in the third season premier.
WARNING: After the jump, THERE BE SPOILERS!
Pushing Daisies: After a five-month absence, in which we learned about the show’s impending doom, we finally got another pie-tacular episode. While it seems like the storyline about Ned and Chuck’s fathers is going to be dropped in order to find some sort of resolution for the show, we had plenty of dramatic tension in this week’s offering. This came from Ned and Olive pretending to be a couple for the sake of Olive’s old pen pals. Besides the sitcom-like setup this provided, it also lead to one of the more affecting moments of the episode, another Olive song. The show was firing on all cylinders here, pairing up Emerson with Chuck and Ned with Olive to create a dynamic that has produced some of the series’ best episodes. Sadly only two more to go.
Burn Notice: The return of Michael Weston picks up right where we left off a few months ago, though in his long swim to shore quite a few things have changed. Management has decided to stop looking out for Michael, which means he’s now showing up on everybody’s radars, both friend and foe. Burn Notice is the perfect summer show, light and breezy but heavy on the explosions. This week was a pretty standard fare for the show, but I think that there is a lot of potential to be mined from Michael being out in the cold.