Rick has diamond jewelry made from the ashes of his dead son; Chuck's family seeks out a family plot.
Ongoing anger issues surface; Rick and Shonna call in a relationship specialist.
Tensions between Chuck and Rick explode; Shonna threatens to quit.
Rick brings his new girlfriend to the mortuary; John bonds with the children of a female federal marshal.
Shonna plans a Halloween party; the gang hires a psychic to find out whether the funeral home is haunted.
An influx of cancer-related deaths gets the gang thinking about giving up smoking.
Funeral director David baby-sits for newly single Emily, who has begun dating.
Shonna does a radio-show interview; Melissa takes Chuck speed-dating; John bonds with a widow.
When the staff has too much free time on its hands, tensions rise; a son needs help with the sudden passing of his father.
Her husband of 80 years sees a great-great-grandmother for the last time.
Emily separates from her husband; one of the boxers whom Chuck coaches has a big fight in Las Vegas.
Chuck remembers his grandmother; Shonna is impatient with her father; Melissa helps Chuck to outfit his cat for a contest.
After hiring a new employee, staff members reflect on how they got their start in the funeral business.
Chuck's daughters set him up on a date with a fan.
A woman helps set up the mortuary's first Web site.
A family buries the much-loved father; Chuck leaves John and David stranded on their way to a funeral.
Rick invites the staff to a swim party.
A young couple lose their 3-month-old son.
Funeral director John is recently separated from his wife and living on his own.
A couple who met in grief counseling after losing their spouses ask if they can be married at the mortuary.
Chuck's ex-wife plans a party; Chuck has a big fight with John.
Rick gets a date for the rodeo; Chuck and John look for women.
Rick hires a new funeral-arranger; the staff prepares for the funeral of a man who was also in the funeral business.
Tensions at the mortuary come to an explosive head.
The staff tries to keep a child's birthday party a secret from Rick.
The group deals with Rick and Melissa's breakup; Emily separates from her husband; John separates from his wife.
Rick hires a "life affirmation" expert to give a seminar for the staff.
Rick brings a new girlfriend to the mortuary; John faces a tragic arrangement; Chuck oversees a memorial service that brings back memories which haunt him.
Rick brings a new woman to Emily's birthday party in order to make Melissa jealous.
The mortuary makes funeral arrangements for a Cold War naval legend.
Emily lines up another potential date for Chuck.
Problems at home mirror the stress of Emily's job.
Rick demands that his fiancee move in with him.
With the phones ringing off the hook, Chuck's ex lends a hand; Shonna faces the emotional challenge of helping two women dress their dead mother for a viewing.
The girls secretly sign up Chuck for an Internet dating-service; David arranges a funeral for a reclusive woman.
Last-minute emergencies interrupt a night out.
Chuck initiates boxing therapy for the employees; John faces the delicate situation of arranging for a child's burial.
Shonna helps a grief-stricken woman; David deals with a family whose mother has died after many years of dementia; Chuck loses money he needs to buy a car.
Rick and Melissa's roller-coaster relationship impacts the other staff; Rick helps a volunteer group to take care of the burial of an abandoned baby.
Body-remover Chuck oversleeps, setting off a series of chaotic events.
The staff tries to stop smoking; Shonna tries to reconstruct a woman who died in a horrific car-crash.
The staff of a San Diego mortuary is a hard-working family; Shonna has a half-hour to get a body into its casket and to the funeral.