The setup: James MacKinnon is a walking corpse, a kind of zombie except that he doesn’t have a taste for human flesh. He was killed after being hit by a car (he thinks) and someone brought him back to life. And not just him. There are others, and not all of them are as sweetly disposed as James, who is working with investigators to both find others like him and hopefully locate whoever is creating them. He’s been partnered with Summer Walsh, who doesn’t entirely trust or understand James’s altered state.
JAMES: I do have a working brain, however.
SUMMER: That’s a matter of opinion.
JAMES: You could try being a little more sensitive, you know. I’m dead and I have to live with that. (off her look) Okay, well, that didn’t come out quite right, but you get what I’m saying.