Sam from Ghosts isn't the only one who can see the dead on broadcast television.
Nell, a 37-year-old journalist who left her job on the verge of marriage five years ago, was introduced to viewers during the series premiere of ABC's Not Dead Yet on Wednesday. She assumed she'd pick up where she left off in her old role. Instead, she is assigned to Dennis (Upload's Joshua Banday) as her obituary assistant.
Nell's greatest achievement is that, in the short time since she's gone, her best pal Sam (New Girl's Hannah Simone) has become close to their former work foe Lexi (Superstore's Lauren Ash), who used to call them Scotch Tape because she's stuck up and believes things like that Old Navy is a military branch. So when Lexi crashes Nell's birthday drinks, Nell gets pretty drunk and spills the beans to Lexi, which clearly hurts Lexi'
Monty (guest star Martin Mull) appears in the apartment she shares with her roommate Edward (As We See It's Rick Glassman), an environmental lawyer with an autism spectrum disorder. Nell freaks out and refuses to believe what she's seen, but Monty remains there the next morning, with no idea why, as Nell points a handheld vacuum at him. She's forced to confront him because she's too a slugger.
Sam suggests that Nell apologize to Lexi since she's the big boss. But instead of a sincere apology, Nell tells Lexi that she's not good enough to be friends with Sam, after which Lexi reveals that she only hired Nell back because Sam pleaded her case.
Nell invites Monty to dinner by herself at a fancy restaurant. He tells her his life and dreams and how he, too, was a mess until he met Cricket (On My Block‘s Angela Gibbs)... the two women end the night having drinks and becoming friends. That seems to be Monty's need to get on with her writing.
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