Family Plot Episode 1: Blood is thicker than water.
Welcome to the funeral parlor. First off, lets meet our family.
Shonna is the Embalmer, Head Mortician, Funeral Director and Middle sister of the group.
Emily is the Office Manager, Director in training.. and youngest sister.
Melissa is Assistant Director and eldest sister.
Chuck is the Funeral Assistant, Hearse driver, Body remover, Ex-Boxer and pain in the butt to the kids.
Rick is the owner of the mortuary.
John is a Funeral Director, apprentice Embalmer, used to work for the ME office.
David is a morning speed freak Funeral Director and part-time pain in the butt.
The show opens with some snappy theme music and a growing panic from business overload. Seems that they have too much business and not enough room or people to handle it all. On top of that, Shonna sees on the daily schedule board that they have to have graveside ceremony in 30 minutes and not the hour that she seemed to remember. Grabbing Chuck,her Dad, she gets the coffin and corpse ready to go while Dad fumes every time she gives him an order. You get the idea that Chuck can't grasp the idea of one of his kids giving him orders even though she is technically his boss. Off he goes to make the appointment. Shonna spruces up the makeup on another corpse and shows that she takes a lot of pride in her work and doesn't want to dissapoint the family. It's lunch time and Chuck is having pizza, Emily makes the mistake of telling us that Chuck is diabetic which sets him off. Someone call the police!!! Homeland Security!! Oh my God!!! No one was supposed to know that He is diabetic! National Security has been compromised and the country will be overun by the communist hoard!. Oh the humanity of it all!!! Geeze, you think I may have overreacted to that news like Chuck did? Emily lets him know what she thinks of his Grump show and cuts her lunch short by flinging the pizza slice she had across the room. Meanwhile back on the slab, Shonna finishes the corpse and readies the room for the viewing when a circuit breaker trips. It takes them a minute or two to figure out what to do, then Boss Rick goes to check the panel. Safety is a plus, NOT when we get a shot of the panel and the front cover is off. San Diego Building inspector will be showing up for an inspection if they see this episode. Big violation. Reset the breaker and finish the room for the family. Chuck makes the cemetery just a tad late but it all evens out since half the family is late too. Some day are good, some days are bad, this was average. The sisters get ready for a girls night out to take the edge off a busy day and Chuck has 4 teens to give boxing lessons too so he loads a corpse in his van that has to be delivered to the airport and has the kids share the back with the box. Boxing lesson #1- keep your guard up or end up horizontal on the mat. End of story.