Six Feet Under (2001–2005)
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The family prepares for the worst funeral of their lives. Ruth makes things worse on David by taking out her pain on him until he stands up for himself, and Nate makes things worse for ... See full summary »

Director:

Adam Davidson

Writers:

Alan Ball (creator), Kate Robin
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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Peter Krause ... Nate Fisher
Michael C. Hall ... David Fisher
Frances Conroy ... Ruth Fisher
Lauren Ambrose ... Claire Fisher
Freddy Rodríguez ... Federico 'Rico' Diaz
Mathew St. Patrick ... Keith Charles
Justina Machado ... Vanessa Diaz
James Cromwell ... George Sibley
Rachel Griffiths ... Brenda Chenowith
Kathy Bates ... Bettina
Patricia Clarkson ... Sarah O'Connor
Joanna Cassidy ... Margaret Chenowith
Jeremy Sisto ... Billy Chenowith
Richard Jenkins ... Nathaniel Fisher
Tina Holmes ... Maggie Sibley
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The family prepares for the worst funeral of their lives. Ruth makes things worse on David by taking out her pain on him until he stands up for himself, and Nate makes things worse for Brenda by reminding her she had the chance to marry Joe if she doubted him. Claire, troubled by the fact that mainly negative memories come to mind, again finds comfort in Ted, who explains that it's not unusual. In the middle of the preparations, Keith gets an emergency call from Roger to remove a breaking-and-entering actor...who reveals Roger taped their affair as he promised he wouldn't, so Keith quits working for him. David has no other business so concentrates on the funeral to keep himself together, especially after a brutal insult from his father, who dodges the question on whether he had favoritism among his children but openly condemns David's gayness. Ruth's pain increases when learning it's a green burial so helps David in order to see the body. At the private burial, David is terrified when... Written by brainybrailler@comcast.net

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Comedy | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 August 2005 (USA) See more »

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(DVD)

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Color
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Trivia

The only episode never to include or report a death at any point. See more »

Quotes

Nate: [crying] Kurt Cobain killed himself today. He was just too pure for this world.
Young Claire: Well, his music will live on, right?
Nate: Yeah.
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References Two and a Half Men (2003) See more »

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To Live is to Fly
by Townes van Zandt
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I Want To Stay With You
27 December 2018 | by matthewjmilesSee all my reviews

I won't be giving this episode a numerical rating, nor will I be discussing the actual content of the episode. I feel that to do that would cheapen the emotional message that Alan Ball and Kate Robin, as the writers of this episode, wanted to send. Nate Fisher, the character, played by Peter Krause, in a fictional TV show called Six Feet Under, is dead. Yet I think he is more than just that, as the show is. Nate died, but the idea of Nate lives on. It may have been too soon, but that is the cruelty and fleeting opportunity of life. He is Kurt Cobain, in a way.

I am 20 years old at the time of writing this, and Christmas 2018 has just passed. I am glad I waited a few weeks after 'Ecotone' to watch this episode. I'll keep it brief but a member of my family has been suffering with cancer this year, and thankfully has recovered in time for Christmas. Her daughter gave birth to her second child on Christmas morning. Her brother has rarely called and only visited once in the past year. I was not really surprised when an almost identical situation was referenced in this episode.

I think it's important throughout life, and especially after death, to love and to hold everyone dear to us as best we can. I realise that just saying this doesn't mean much, and some people have impossible problems and infinite sadness facing them. I'd like to think that I could 'deal', as Claire would say, and be strong for everyone around me, but the truth is I won't know until I'm there. I'm sure nobody can know for sure. But I think, if anything, watching Six Feet Under is important, to try and help people, or at least show them, how a situation like this would actually transpire. I love the fact that I can say that about a fictional TV show, it really vindicates my passion for TV and creative storytelling. I will always hold Six Feet Under close to my heart, and recommend it endlessly to everyone I love - because it is important.

Nate was important, and I will miss him.


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