Six Feet Under: Season 3, Episode 4

Nobody Sleeps (23 Mar. 2003)

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Robert Lamar Griffin's rare heart disease finally takes its fatal toll, leaving behind his boyfriend Kevin Lamb, a scene-designer of the opera company where he was a lighting-designer, who ... See full summary »



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Brenda Chenowith (credit only)
Kevin Lamb
Scott Philip Smith
Anthony Vatsula ...
Bob Giffen


Robert Lamar Griffin's rare heart disease finally takes its fatal toll, leaving behind his boyfriend Kevin Lamb, a scene-designer of the opera company where he was a lighting-designer, who requests Fisher & Diaz to allow him to create a Chinese opera set for the funeral. David suspects Rico's views of homosexuality are narrow and defends it, while the couple's having been together so long offer new insight to his relationship with Keith. With Ruth's birthday approaching, Lisa prepares to throw her a party despite Nate's warning that she prefers her birthdays without any celebration. But with fun-loving Bettina invited and at Lisa's insistence, Ruth breaks her own standards of not using the best china or dancing. Claire is the only one not to attend the party; she's out watching the introduction of ultra-radical artist Scott Philip Smith, and is invited to dinner with Russell by Olivier and Smith, later learning what her potential may come to and wondering what it will be. After a ... Written by

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The title is a direct translation of the Italian aria "Nessum Dorma" which features in the episode's funeral scene. See more »


Lisa: Nate used to be like that... sometimes you just have to hang in there and wait.
Claire: Wait for what?
Lisa: For them to grow up.
Claire: If I'd known he was going to be such a jerk I never would have slept with him in that crematorium.
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Moments of Happiness
3 November 2006 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

When the L.A. Lyric Opera lighting designer Robert Lamar Giffin dies of cardiomyopaty, his mate for twenty-two years and scenic designer Kevin Lamb proposes David and Nate to build the scenario of Turandot for the funeral services. Lisa decides to make a birthday party for Ruth and invites Bettina and Keith. Bettina takes Ruth for her first massage and she loves the sensation. Claire goes to a lecture of the famous artist Scott Philip Smith with her friend Russell Corwin, and later they are invited by their art professor Olivier Castro-Staal to join Scott and have some drinks. Olivier discloses his sincere opinion about the artistic veins of Claire and Russell.

"Nobody Sleeps" is a unique episode of "Six Feet Under", since I believe this is the first time that I see Ruth and Claire really happy and feeling well. Bettina is improving Ruth, and Claire seems to be coming-to-age and feeling very well in the art school. Nate seems to be frustrated with his marriage and fighting to have a good behavior, while David seems to be insecure with Keith. My vote is eight.

Title (Brazil): "Ninguém Dorme" ("Nobody Sleeps")

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