Ned works in a pie store and seems to lead a perfectly normal life. This, however, is far from the truth. Through his touch, Ned is able to wake people from the dead. He decides to use this ability of his to solve crimes. But this proves complicated, when he gives life back to his childhood crush, and decides to let her keep living.
Ned sees his power as both a gift and a curse, and it's illustrated with flashbacks to Ned's childhood which include dissecting frogs in school.
In the present, Ned, Emerson and Chuck visit the morgue to inspect the body of a victim of a car accident. It's a 45 year-old man who specialized in automobile safety. The police are offering a reward to anyone who can find the hugger, and Emerson wants answers in order to get the reward.
A mysterious death at the Schatz Funeral Home sends Ned back to Coeurs d'Coeurs again. Chuck holds true to the threat she made in the pilot by baking anti-depressants into her aunts' food--in the form of Ned's pies. Olive delivers one to them and stumbles onto Chuck's secret.
Emerson, Ned and Chuck are hired to prove that a pilot was cuddled, rather than committing suicide, but soon become involved in a case of stolen jewelery and an escaped prisoner.
In this Halloween episode, Emerson and Olive track down "the ghost" who's been killing the jockeys at the old race arena where Olive used to race as a former jockey herself. With help from Ned and Chuck, they try to solve the big mystery.
Ned, Chuck, Emerson and Olive tackle a hug mystery involving a man who was cuddled over a dog and claims to have been killed by his wife. Problem is, he's a polygamist with four wives.
Ned, Emerson, and Chuck's next case involves an olfactory assistant who was killed when her scratch-'n'-sniff book combusted.
Emerson, Ned and Chuck investigate the death of Tony DiNapoli, who appears to have been strangled by a woman. Meanwhile, business at the Pie Hole plummets when a new candy store opens in town. Alfredo Aldarisio returns and continues to pursue an oblivious Olive who, herself, still pines for affection from the Pie Maker.
Chuck learns the most shocking secret of her life and refuses to forgive Ned. In order to take the Pie Maker's mind off of Chuck, Emerson gets him to solve the mystery of a man killing life insurance agents and hiding them in snow banks. Oscar Vibenius returns to investigate why Chuck has an unique smell. Meanwhile, the aunts' antidepressant-laced pies begin to show some hallucinogenic effects.