Adam is a zombie learning how to function. Pete has hired a lawyer to defend him in the trial of Adam’s murder, but he keeps calling Phoebe by Julie’s (ex-girlfriend that died). Phoebe is trying to keep things normal and help Adam. Tak and the Sons of Romero are trying to raise awareness through rebellious art.
While Phoebe is still going to school, Adam has to stay behind at home because he doesn’t have enough function yet. When Phoebe’s friends start asking her why she’s dressing differently, Karen points out that she isn’t dressing in her usual Got garb because she doesn’t want to appear to be mourning for Adam. Tommy approaches Phoebe in the hall, but she’s not ready to talk to him yet. She ends up yelling at him for not stepping in front of the bullet that was shot at her. She is blaming Tommy for Adam’s death.
Adam decides to go to the Foundation thinking that it will help him become more like Tommy and Karen (able to function, more or less, like a normal teenager). While there, the class meets a new zombie named Melissa—who always wears a mask—and Cooper. They are then updated that their classmate (who left for “augmentation” weeks ago), Sylvia, was past the first stage.
Adam goes to his trial, but the entire thing ends up being very frustrating considering that he can’t talk well yet. There is a loud noise and a scream. Pete ends up with community service and therapy at the Foundation for a “crime of negligence.” This is where he meets Duke Davidson.
Phoebe ends up going to school without Adam because his mom says he’s “too sick.” Rather than arguing, Phoebe lets it go and heads off to school in her usual way of dressing: black clothes. She ends up breaking things off with Tommy officially. She tells him that she doesn’t have time for anyone but Adam, but she is also unsure that Tommy even wants her (rather than just any living girl).
The zombies throw a small party at the Haunted House and Phoebe takes Adam in the hopes of cheering him up. Margi questions Phoebe’s relationship status about Tommy and Phoebe informs her that she is with Adam. Adam decides that he wants to visit the spot where he died. Karen tries to talk him out of it, but he is determined to go and to go alone. He meets Tak there and Tak tells him about how he will start to remember things and will grow to hate the living.
Pete’s father is bugging him about seeing a plastic surgeon to fix the scar on his face from Tak. Pete is reluctant to do so for many reasons; one reason being that his father would stop calling him. He arrives at the Foundation and Duke starts asking him about the zombies and his reactions to different events that have been going on. Pete keeps his feelings to himself, but thinks that Duke is fishing for information somehow.
Adam gets a visit from Master Griffin, his karate instructor. He tells Adam that he needs to be positive about his recovery and tells him to go through the forms that he learned while living.
As the group is heading to the Foundation, Tommy asks to speak to Phoebe. He tells her that she was brave to date him and that he still has feelings for her. Phoebe wants to explain that it wasn’t an act of bravery, but her feelings, but the conversation is cut short. At the foundation, Cooper tells the story of the Dickinson House fire that he and Melissa suffered through. He explains that there were white vans with men in white Tyvek suits. They had shotguns and used squirt guns filled with gasoline. After the story, Tommy announces that he is leaving the class (and school in general) to pursue field work. On the ride home, Adam wants Phoebe to sit with her friends so that she can be around the living. She argues with the “weird sisters” for a while before they start talking about the current situation with Tommy. Adam is trying to push Phoebe away, but is having trouble considering he still loves her.
Joe, Adam’s step-dad, start’s teaching Phoebe how to drive. Adam is a little upset that it wasn’t him teaching her. They are dropped off at the Dojo and Adam starts working with Master Griffin again. Phoebe is noticing the progress that the karate has helped achieve. Thinking of what Tommy said about love and kissing, Phoebe goes to make her first move on Adam and he denies her. She runs out of the house embarrassed.
Phoebe goes to Tommy’s house to talk to him. Karen is there and expecting Phoebe to talk sense into Tommy. However, he explains that he must go and that Phoebe and Karen will be taking over the website for him. Tommy also slips Phoebe the first poem that she wrote him with a note saying that he’ll want it back someday. Margi offers Karen a ride him, but Karen refuses as she has other things to do, like reading to Mal. Tommy then goes to visit Adam to say goodbye and to ask him to watch over the remaining zombies.
Pete strikes up a conversation with Duke about his family. He then goes to mop up the lab. Later, Duke implies that the real experiments are not done in the “lab.”
Back at the foundation, there is some disagreement between the teens about whether Pete should be allowed to work off his community service at the Foundation. Some of the group has a talk with Alish about what they have found out about zombies since they started the experiments. After the meeting, Margi and Collette want Phoebe to hang out with them, but she refuses. Adam isn’t home, so she goes home and her mom tells her about a newspaper article where zombies are killing pets. George, one of the Sons of Romero, is pictured, but Phoebe explains that she doesn’t think he would do that.
Phoebe writes her first post for mysocalledundeath.com. She receives an email from Tommy with his own addition to the blog. They end up signing there emails with “love,” which confuses Phoebe somewhat.
Margi, Collete, Karen, and Phoebe decide to go to New York City to visit a zombie club called Aftermath. On the train ride over, they happen to meet half of the band that will be playing at the club and are added to the guest list. They get to the club and find that not only do zombies work there, but the place is decorated in everything zombie (movie posters, etc). They meet some zombies on the dance floor, who ask them questions about Tommy and the website. Skeleton Crew starts playing, and after the set, joins the crowd. Collette and DeCayce hit it off and decide to keep in touch.
Pete continues his therapy with Angela. He explains that he didn’t want to hurt Adam or Phoebe, just Tommy and about his hatred for zombies. Duke starts to explain the bigger picture to Pete, like that Duke was the one killing the pets so that the zombies would get blamed. He eventually makes an insinuation that he can help Pete get back at Tak.
The undead studies class takes a field trip to the Haunted House, accompanied by Alish and Angela. Popeye shows off some of his artwork and Tak says that there is no way that his group would be killing pets. He asks Karen to join them the next time they go out, but she is reluctant. Tak still doesn’t believe that the living can be trusted or counted on.
Phoebe talks with Karen and starts to realize that she really does love Adam. Adam talks to Master Griffin and Joe and both tell him that should not be pushing Phoebe away. Adam goes to Phoebe’s house to make up and ends up kissing her. Though there is no instant resurrection as Tommy had hoped, he is still pleased with the results. They end up going on a date at the mall and no one really seems to notice, or at least say anything about it.
Pete and Duke start setting up their own pictures to blame the zombies for digging up graves. Popeye sets up a pictures using mannequins and zombies . Karen helps out and supplies from shirts from her job at Wild Thingz. Tak and the rest thank her for her help and want to welcome her to the group, but she states that she’s not ready for the commitment yet.
Some detectives come to the next undead studies class and start asking questions about the grave digging pictures. Since the pictures came out, most traditional people are becoming afraid of the zombies again. The zombie students have to be escorted to classes. Phoebe ends up getting a detention for helping one out of a bullying situation.
After school, Tak stops by Adams house to let him know that he is not responsible for the graves. They agree to disagree on their attempts to “speak” to the living through their actions.
Phoebe goes over to Margi and Collette’s for a sleepover and they start reminiscing about what they used to do together. Collette tells Phoebe what it was like after she died. Phoebe has more communication between her and Tommy about what is going on in each of their lives.
Duke finally shows Pete one of the real experiments: Sylvia. She has been completely taken apart and pieces of her are lying all over the room that she is in. The worst part is that she is still living, but begging to be destroyed to end it. Duke gives Pete a book to read by Reverend Mathers. Pete says that the zombie-hating reverend never went far enough with his actions. He says that the Hunters (Alish and Angela) know about this and that he will talk to them about Pete.
Phoebe, Adam, Collete, and Margi make another trip to Aftermath, however, Collette decides to stay with DeCayce rather than returning home with her friends.
Back at the Foundation, Pete leads the undead studies group to believe that their friend, Sylvia is back. However, they find her in her room, still dissected. Alish and Angela try to tell everyone that they are helping Sylvia and that she will be more functional after the procedure. However, Karen declares that the classes are over. Karen had taken pictures of Sylvia and sent them to news stations. Segregation between the living and the dead at the High School gets worse.
Pete and Duke are part of another scandal that will make the public believe that zombies are now recruiting the living. They set up a news story saying that Pete’s attorney and family have gone missing, with pictures of people in zombie masks to “back it up.”
The Son’s of Romero go to St. Jude’s church to set up another picture using the nativity scene. However, the cops arrive and chase them off. Melissa, who lives at the church, went outside to see what was going on and was only saved because of Father Fitzpatrick. George was taken down and Karen was shot in the face. The others got away and decided that the zombies would have to go into hiding.
Kiss of Life