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In the aftermath of learning the Aunts' secret, Olive decides to resign as waitress and Lily arranges for her to be checked into a nunnery. Meanwhile, Emerson takes on the case of a woman who died in a bee-related incident.

Episode Info

Episode number: 2x1
Airdate: Wednesday October 01st, 2008

Director: Adam Kane
Writer: Bryan Fuller

Alternate Airdates:

UK (sky MOVIES FAMILY) Jan 30, 2009


Guest Stars
Diana ScarwidDiana Scarwid
As Mother Superior
Sy RichardsonSy Richardson
As Coroner
Sammi HanrattySammi Hanratty
As Young Chuck
Missi PyleMissi Pyle
As Betty Bee
French StewartFrench Stewart
As Woolsey Nicholls
Peter CamborPeter Cambor
As Dusty Fitz
Autumn ReeserAutumn Reeser
As Kentucky Fitz

Co-Guest Stars
Robin GwynneRobin Gwynne
As Customer
Main Cast
Lee PaceLee Pace
As Ned
Anna FrielAnna Friel
As Charlotte "Chuck" Charles
Chi McBrideChi McBride
As Emerson Cod
Jim DaleJim Dale
voiced Narrator
Ellen GreeneEllen Greene
As Vivian Charles
Swoosie KurtzSwoosie Kurtz
As Lily Charles
Kristin ChenowethKristin Chenoweth
As Olive Snook
Field CateField Cate
As Young Nate



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Episode Notes
Betty's Bees uses the Happy Time Temp Agency. That was the same agency that creator and executive producer Bryan Fuller used in his 2003 TV series Dead Like Me.

Episode Quotes
Dusty Fitz: (talking about his murdered wife) She was having an affair. Said she was going to leave me or him. I'm not sure which. She wasn't using proper nouns.

Emerson: Let me just say I'm sorry about your loss. And I do accept credit cards.

Ned: Could that have happened to me, on the roof? Could I have been swarmed, in my underwear too? I could have been swarmed in my underwear.
Emerson: Hey! You don’t just get to put them pictures in my head. That’s an assault on my imagination.

Chuck: What if he was made entirely out of bees and that’s why she couldn’t see his face, because he didn’t even have one? What if there’s a whole beefolk society who walk around shaped like people?
Ned: You’re thinking about how you can train your bees to walk around in people shapes, aren’t you?
Chuck: Yeah.

Woolsey Nicholls: You know, I find that the most amazing creatures have furry behinds.

Narrator: Kentucky’s affairs were clearly a bee in Betty Bee’s bonnet.

Ned: If I could breathe I would vomit.

Ned: What if someone from Betty’s Bees finds out you’re a spy?. Spying is a lot like sabotage in that they kill you for it. That’s what you do with spies and saboteurs—you kill them. And you don’t feel bad, because they’re spying and sabotaging.

Ned: What's gotten into you?
Olive: I am a sawed-off shotgun full of secrets!
Vivian: Did she say she was armed?
Olive: No, I don't have a gun. I am a gun. At any moment truth buckshot could come spewing out of my muzzle. Look out!
Ned and Lily: That's enough.
Olive: Truer words were never spoken. This rifle is going to go away in a little satin-lined case with the trigger locked and the safety on. I quit!

Emerson: I’m goin’ dose the both of you with a scoop of shut-the-fudge-up.

Betty: The colony collapsed. Mites might have caused it. In fact, we know they did. Took over every hive not long after Woolsey took over Betty’s Bees. Might almost be poetic, if it didn’t suck so much.

Betty: Mother was a Methodist and Daddy was a pragmatist, so God put those bees there for a reason.

Dusty: If I was more comfortable with you people, I would cry.
Chuck: Oh, you can cry, that’s okay.
Emerson: It is not okay for a grown-ass man to weep in public with a bunch of happy families enjoying pie. If you can’t hold it, you take your ass to the men’s room and cry in private on the toilet… like a man!
Dusty: I need to use the men’s room.

Vivian: (talking about Chuck) Her room is how she left it. Clothes in the closet. Her books on the shelves. Her special pillow still at the head of the bed.
Ned: I didn't know she had a special pillow.
Vivian: It was her father's. I'm sure it's teeming with fungus and microscopic bugs that feed on flakes of human skin, but she was fond of it.

Olive: But I like my belongings. That's why they belong to me.

Olive: Whoa. Hold that pregnant pause. I'm not with child. Unless it's immaculate conception or I wore a strange man's underwear.

Olive: I spent so much time praying, I’ve run out of things to say. I’m having awkward silences with God!

Olive: These nuns aren’t my people. Unless you’re telling me “flibbertigibbet” is a title of respect.

Lily: This place knows things about me nobody knows.
Olive: Like that you holidayed here thirty years ago and found a baby in a cabbage patch. And by “cabbage patch,” I mean your lady parts.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorBryan Fuller
Executive ProducerBarry Sonnenfeld  |  Peter Ocko  |  Dan Jinks  |  Bryan Fuller  |  Bruce Cohen
Co-Executive ProducerAaron Harberts  |  Gretchen J. Berg  |  Lawrence Trilling
ProducerDavey Holmes  |  Dylan K. Massin  |  Scott Nimerfro
Co-ProducerMark S. Glick  |  Livia Hanich
Consulting ProducerDouglas Petrie
Production DesignerMichael Wylie
EditorLisa Lassek
CastingJennifer Lare  |  Camille H. Patton
Unit Production ManagerMark S. Glick
First Assistant DirectorMelissa V. Barnes
Second Assistant DirectorSean D. Whitler
MusicJames Dooley
Music EditorTom Trafalski
Costume DesignerRobert Blackman
HairstylistDaniel Curet
Make-upTodd McIntosh
Set DecoratorHalina Siwolop
Property MasterJeffrey Paul Johnson
Post Production SupervisorClaudia Alves
Supervising Sound EditorChristopher Harvengt
Re-Recording MixerMichael C. Casper  |  B. Tennyson Sebastian III
OtherAndrea Morgan (Ms. Friel's Dialect Coach)
Director of PhotographyMichael Weaver (2)
Story EditorChad Gomez Creasey  |  Dara Resnik Creasey
Sound MixerEdward L. Moskowitz
Executive Story EditorKatherine Lingenfelter
Costume SupervisorCarol Kunz
Visual Effects SupervisorWilliam Powloski
Visual Effects ProducerElizabeth Castro
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