Six Feet Under: Season 5, Episode 12

Everyone's Waiting (21 Aug. 2005)

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Nate and Brenda's daughter Willa is born, but 2 months early and at only 2 lb. 4 oz., requiring a prolonged hospital stay. Nate is convinced she won't make it and insists that he can't ... See full summary »



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Nate and Brenda's daughter Willa is born, but 2 months early and at only 2 lb. 4 oz., requiring a prolonged hospital stay. Nate is convinced she won't make it and insists that he can't accept it if she does and is "damaged", shaking Brenda's own confidence. Rico encourages David to sell the funeral home but instead he and Keith buy out Rico's 25% so he can start his own. David agrees to temporarily leave home, and goes to the funeral home. There he's confronted by Nathaniel about considering leaving the business and for his gayness, and is forced to fight his mysterious attacker back, then finally sees his face. Maya is returned to Brenda and Ruth has to face her own problems, until Maggie reveals Nate did see her, happily, as Brenda insisted. Claire takes up photography (of Ted) again and gets a job offer at a New York photo production company, but offers to be there for Ruth until she insists she go and unfreezes her account. Brenda gets a surprise visit from Nate, who finally shows... Written by

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The title not only reflects Nate's line "Everybody's waiting" near the end of the show, but also the song from the pilot, "Waiting", performed by The Devlins. See more »


In one scene, Ruth finds Maya's stuffed monkey lodged between the refrigerator and the wall in the kitchen, but in all previous shots of the fridge (after Maya has left) the monkey isn't there. See more »


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Marcie: A meth lab.
Bettina: Marcie, get serious!
Ruth: I don't know what that is.
Bettina: Its illegal and she's pulling your leg.
Marcie: We'd make a lot of money.
Bettina: So could opening our own professional assassin service, but that's not gonna happen either.
Ruth: Why not? I think I'd like that.
Marcie: We could steal people's kidneys.
Bettina: Oh, God, no! It's too messy.
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Simply The Best
24 July 2006 | by (Adelaide, Australia) – See all my reviews

So sad that the best television in years is now over. But what an ending.

In recent years American television has produced two masterpieces "Angels In America" and "Six Feet Under" both HBO productions. Well done HBO.

From Episode 1 to this last chapter every part an experience and a joy to watch. Why can't more producers, both TV and Film, learn from this production? Maybe then more people would pay attention to their products.

The sublime acting of Frances Conroy has been a joy throughout, why that woman does not have 5 Emmys (One for each season) is a mystery to me.

All of the cast has produced a wonderful and believable portrayals of real people living real lives. A credit to them, the writers and directors. Even their encounters with the dead, totally believable, who hasn't wanted to reconcile with the ghosts in their lives as the characters in this show have done? Again a sublime series. So sad to see the end, but what a superb way to end it making me question my own mortality. Truly moving.

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