Rites of Passage
Episode 7 of 15 within Season Two. Item 22 of 31 overall.
Production number 207.
Karl Gajdusek - Writer
Stephen Godchaux - Writer
James Whitmore Jr. - Director
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George's co-reapers become jealous when she's assigned to pluck the soul of a famous rock star planning to give a live concert at a TV studio. But the duty proves to be more of a pain than a pleasure due to the idol's entourage who block George's effort to get close to physically touch him to claim his soul. Mason messes up big time when he is diverted from his reap assignment to flirt with a Goth groupie at the very studio where George is. Roxy's day job as a policewoman comes to the fore in an unexpected way as she's forced to help Mason out.

Meanwhile, Daisy confides in (then reaps) a priest which causes her to reexamine her Catholic roots.

Elsewhere, arrival of Joy's eccentric mother, Phyllis, whom she cannot stand, creates friction in the Lass household when she takes Reggie to the sacred place where George died.

original airdate--September 05,2004   


music--Dead Like Me --theme Composed by Emilio Kauderer


Goof: As Joy talks to her mom, Phyllis, about Reggie's age, her lips say twelve but the audio says eleven.


What is life really like after death? George Lass finds out when a stray toilet seat from the MIR space station drops out of the sky and kills her. She is immediately recruited to become a Grim Reaper, an undead who collects souls of people about to die.

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regional titles

Riten van Passage
Rites of Passage
Rites de Passage
Deasghnátha Targhabhála
Riti di Passaggio
Ritos de paso