Bzzzzzzz! Chuck goes undercover as a "Bee Girl" at a honey-based cosmetics company after their new spokesmodel is stung to death. She soon discovers that office politics are killer (literally) between the founder and the new owner. Meanwhile, Ned can't stand her growing independence or the fact that she wants to move out of his apartment. In other developments, Lily spirits Olive off to a nunnery so she won't spill Lily's deep, dark secret.
Circus Circus Ned, Chuck and Emerson search for a missing teen who's run off to the circus... a circus where people keep turning up dead. Meanwhile, overcome with guilt, Lily pays Olive a visit at the nunnery.
Bad Habits Olive calls on the Pie Maker and Emerson to solve a suspicious suicide of a fellow nun that she believes is murder. Meanwhile, Chuck considers what to do in the present with her new lease on life.
Frescorts When the most popular escort at a rent-a-friend agency turns up dead, the team investigates who killed him, including likely suspect Randy Mann, the guy's antisocial, taxidermy-loving roommate. Meanwhile, Emerson's famed private investigator mom, Calista Cod, pays an unexpected visit.
Dim Sum Lose Some Ned is startled when a mysterious man appears at the diner claiming to be an old friend and associate of his dad's and asks for his help in finding him. Meanwhile, Emerson investigates a murder at a dim sum restaurant and reunites with Simone, the polygamist's widow and dog obedience trainer who once caught his eye.
Oh Oh Oh... It's Magic Ned reluctantly agrees to help "The Great Herrmann", a famed magician whose animal assistants are being mysteriously killed off. The magician has been a surrogate dad to Ned's half-brothers Maurice and Ralston ever since their father walked out on them. Meanwhile, Dwight Dixon insinuates himself into the Aunts' lives, but Lily is instantly suspicious of his motives.
Robbing Hood Ned, Chuck and Emerson investigate the case of a dead millionaire who may have been murdered by a latter-day Robin Hood... or his much-younger money grubbing widow. Meanwhile, Lily fumes as the suspicious Dwight Dixon begins romancing clueless Vivian.
Comfort Food Chuck turns to Emerson for help in dealing with the consequences of her actions, while Ned and Olive compete at a comfort food cook-off that turns deadly when a chef is found deep fried and dead.
The Legend Of Merle McQuoddy Ned and Chuck deal with the traumatic return of someone from their past, while Emerson, assisted by Olive, investigates the odd death of lighthouse keeper Nora McQuoddy, whose murder could expose some of Papen County's stranger secrets.
The Norwegians When Emerson turns down Vivian's request to look into the sudden disappearance of Dwight Dixon, she turns to another PI team, lead by Emerson's bitter rival, Magnus Olsdatter. Magnus and his cohorts are relentless Norwegian gumshoes, ejected from their own country, whose snooping may reveal all of Ned's and Chuck's secrets.
Window Dressed To Kill Erin Embry, window dresser extraordinaire for Dicker's department store, is killed and Chuck manages to get the Pie Hole gang on the case. Erin's fans think it was her window-dressing partner, Coco Juniper, who did the deed. Apparently the two artistic minds did not always meet. Ned, Olive and the twins visit Lily and Vivian, filling that old house with more people than they've had since their last home invasion (per Vivian). Meanwhile, Ned loses his zapping ability which causes him a small crisis of identity. How can he assist in solving cases if he can't undead and redead? How does it change his relationship with Chuck? And why are Ned and Olive posing as a couple?
Water And Power Emerson and Simone attempt to rekindle the romance that started to kindle when Emerson was investigating Simone's husband's death. Unfortunately, another death interrupts. Rollie Stingwell, not Emerson's favorite person and owner of the Papen County Dam, has been robbed and murdered, and his widow wants Emerson to find out what happened. Mrs. Stingwell and Emerson have a history - which is why Mr. Stingwell and Emerson were not on the best of terms - but it was another woman in Emerson's life who is accused of the murder and robbery of the dam owner. Olive finds herself charmed by Randy, the taxidermist we met in 2.04, and decides that perhaps she should take a chance with him. Randy is charmed right back.
Kerplunk We begin with a flashback to when Vivian was born and a 5-year-old Lily unhappily stared at her new baby sister. Vivian was born with a heart defect which, though patched, meant she was always the vulnerable one. Condemned to have a younger sibling who mimicked her every move and provided unconditional love, eventually Lily realized what a gift that was and the Darling Mermaid Darlings were born.
Back to the present, Vivian, devastated by her lover's betrayal, is coping by answering 37-year-old fan mail. Lily is sure there is a healthier way to cope with the oss of that rat, but Lily remains firm in her resolve to ignore the miserable present in favor of the happy past. The past becomes the present, however, when one half of the Darling Mermaid Darlings' arch rivals, the Aquadolls, is killed. In order to find the murderer, the Darling Mermaid Darlings must come out of retirement with Ned as their manager and Olive as their stylist. Chuck, of course, cannot participate. Olive gets close to Sidwith whom she shares her experiences in gender discrimination, what with him being a male synchronized swimmer and her attending Vassar on a jockey scholarship. But was Sid jealous enough of the headliners to commit murder?