Six Feet Under: Season 1, Episode 12

A Private Life (19 Aug. 2001)

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A gay couple is attacked and one of them is killed, causing controversy among the family and a confession to be made.

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A pair of young gay men is attacked, resulting in Marc Foster, Jr's death. With citizens arguing over the morality or immorality of the situation, David feels extreme discomfort on his being gay, making it even more daunting when he is encouraged to confess it to Ruth. So does Keith, instructed to deal with any troublemakers who attend the funeral. Nate tries to convince Brenda that Billy should receive treatment as their parents suggested after he attacks him, but Brenda doesn't get it until it happens to her. Written by brainybrailler@comcast.net

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Fundamentalist #1: God killed Marc Foster, and I'm here to celebrate.
David Fisher: [punches fundamentalist] God just shoved your stomach into your lungs, and I'm here to celebrate!
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Best episode of season 1; about something that has to be focused on
4 May 2012 | by (Turkey) – See all my reviews

This episode is very special to me, mostly because I'm gay. When I watch Marc's death scene at the beginning, something in my heart breaks and shakes me, it's something really deep that a person is being killed because of something he didn't choose.

I'm not a religious person, in fact I'm an atheist but David's struggle with faith and his sexuality and the conflict it creates are beautifully written and portrayed, because homosexuality and religion are two opposite and conflicting things. Kate Robin is one of my favorite writers of the series, she touches carefully such sensitive issues.

I also love the other story lines. Billy's getting more sick and Brenda's accepting his situations are too real. Very good performances from both Griffiths and Sisto.

I also love Claire and Gabe's relationship, it's something nice found in the ruins. A Private Life is one of the series' highlights. My point to this flawless, beautiful and very special episode is 10/10.


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