Six Feet Under: Season 1, Episode 7

Brotherhood (15 Jul. 2001)

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The family must persuade the angry brother of a war veteran who died of lung disease that his brother should receive a military-honoring burial.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Keith Charles (credit only)
Paul Kovitch (as Wade Andrew Williams)
Father Clark
Victor Kovitch


Gulf War First-class Private Victor Wayne Kovich finally passes away after years of suffering lung disease, and Nate must persuade Daivd and the man's angry brother that he should receive a military-honoring burial as he wished. Claire prepares for the PSAT test she doesn't care about and wonders how much better her life will turn out compared to others'. Ruth takes a job at Nikolai's shop and invites Hiram to join them for a meal (prepared by him). Rico, angry that Nate plans to take a weekend trip with Brenda to the desert, professes the Fishers' lack of appreciation to him just before getting a call from Gilardi. As for Nate's plans, just as they're accepted grudgingly by Rico and David, a turn of events might throw them. Written by

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When Nate and Rico examine Victor Kovitch's body and look at his file, it says he has over 28 years of active commissioned service but earlier in the episode it is revealed that he was only 30 years old when he died. See more »


Brenda: [sparking up] Sorry, he's obviously off his meds.
Nate: What, intentionally?
Brenda: No, it happens occassionally, it's been a while.
Nate: Uh Brenda, come on!
Brenda: Sorry Nate, I can't. I'm all he's got when he's like this.
Nate: You are letting him manipulate you.
Brenda: You don't know him. You don't know what he's doing.
Nate: Well I know he didn't like me, and I have a feeling he doesn't like any man in your life, am I right?
Brenda: ...
Nate: Answer me!
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