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While speaking in the cell phone in the yard of her house, a "blue ice"
of a plane going to Burbank comes off onto Anahid Havanessian. Her
husband and her mother are badly treated by a totally uncontrolled
Nate. He leaves Maya alone, thinking in Lisa, goes to a bar, drinks a
lot and has sex with a prostitute. Six and half weeks after meeting
each other, Ruth and George decide to get marry and inform the family,
receiving a cold reception from David, Claire and Nate, that do not
approve their marriage. Brenda meets her neighbor Joe, who plays French
horn. They date, but Brenda advises she is in celibate. David invites
Keith to go to the church; they have a long conversation and settle
their situation. Rico has an argument with Vanessa because of Angelica,
goes to the dance class alone and later a mate invites him to go to a
bar. He meets the stripper Sophia "Infinity" and she has oral sex with
him in his car. The police calls Nate and tells they found the body of
Lisa. Ruth gets married with George, with the presence of Claire, David
and Keith. Nate, completely wasted, fights in a bar and drives to
In this episode, there is the confirmation that Lisa is dead. There is a contrast between a deranged Nate and the happiness of Ruth. David and Keith seem to have settled their relationship, and Claire is still very sensitive. My vote is nine.
Title (Brazil): "Desculpe, Estou Perdido" ("Sorry, I am Lost")
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The second season of Six Feet Under really improved and deepened the
characters on the already strong opening season and it ended with
somewhat of a cliffhanger as Nate goes into surgery. The third season
returns to this point and does so with Nate's death but then undoes it
in the same opening sequence and he survives. It is an odd opening
sequence and it threw me because it echoes through the whole first
episode as we see him having flashes from life into the afterlife he
saw; it didn't totally work for me and I found it a little confused and
I was glad when it moved on from it even if I wished it had done it
better. The season jumps forward after this opening and we find Nate
and Lisa married with their daughter, David and Keith in couples
therapy, Clare in art college and Ruth alone.
The third season is mostly about relationships and as such it falters a little bit because it isn't as strong as the previous season, becoming a bit too much about events and plotting which distracts from the characters rather than adding to them. Most of it is really good even if it is depressing at times. The interactions are mostly honest and recognizable even if they tend towards the more extreme; the script feels genuine and the characters remain who they are and the conflicts within the various relationships fit who they are mostly. I say mostly because there are plot devices that don't work or maybe aren't used particularly well, so for example Ruth and Arthur seems odd and while it sort of connects to who Ruth is at that point, it doesn't make too much sense. Likewise the situation with Lisa isn't helped by the time jump into it and the manner in which it ends. These sorts of things limit how engaging the stories are this season and this is amplified a little by how little cheer there is in the season as a whole a lot of things are falling apart and it isn't always clear that it is worth it in the balance of things.
The cast are strong though, just as they have been before. All of them convince in their characters even if some of their material is weaker. Season 3 generally doesn't live up to the previous season but it is still engaging. It is almost too dark for its own good and it has too many threads that don't ring as true as they should, which limit the impact, but it still works hopefully season 4 can rediscover the strength of the previous two seasons though, and address some of the weaker aspects of this one.
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