Six Feet Under: Season 1, Episode 5

An Open Book (1 Jul. 2001)

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An adult film star electrocutes to death in her bathtub, which leads to a memorial service that is anything but ordinary.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Veronica Hart ...
Jean Louise McArthur
Porn Starlet


Nate finally gets to meet some of Brenda's family. he's invited to dinner but gets there to find that he is the only guest. He learns a lot about Brenda and gains some insight into her history and background. He also gets to meet her brother Billy who has moved in with her for a while. Dave is pleased when his Minister asks him to become a Deacon at the church, a post his father occupied prior to his death. His refusal to reveal that he is gay leads to a break-up with Keith however. Ruth is worried about Claire and attends a counseling session at school with Claire. She would like the two of them to be closer, as was the case when Claire was younger. She decides to visit a relative to show Claire what a close mother-daughter relationship can be like. At the funeral home, Rico is faced with a unique problem when Jean Louise MacArthur aka porn star Viveca St. John is brought in after being electrocuted in her bath tub. The memorial service is anything but ordinary. Written by garykmcd

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Ruth Fisher: Claire... wake up! We're leaving, pack up!
Claire Fisher: Oh, my God, Mom, I feel like Anne Frank!
Ruth Fisher: If you don't hurry, we'll have to go spinning!
Claire Fisher: Oh, my God!
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References The Nutty Professor (1996) See more »


Humming Chorus
from "Madam Butterfly"
by Giacomo Puccini
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