The surgeons are dismayed when Nate's blood vessel ruptures and he suffers a hemorrhage, and his blood pressure continues to rise, then Nate dies...At least, the family and Rico are in shock, grieving, while Nate himself is dining in a hated restaurant with his father, impatiently waiting to get to his own funeral. He arrives early, sick of the food, and sees his funeral (open-casket, not a memorial service after cremation as he wished)...then hears David speaking to him from the next room where he sees himself paralyzed and with speech problems struggling to relearn. He continues through the home and witnesses himself completely healthy living with Lisa and Maya; at Christmas dinner with his family, including his father, who never died; living with a woman he has yet to meet and their son; spending his time lazily, watching TV and drinking beer with a woman. Returning to the funeral room, he meets his father again, who doesn't give him a straight answer on whether he's alive but ... Written by
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The only episode to show a death but not an actual one (Nate dreamed of his) and, consequently, a character's name with a birth-year with a blank replacing the death-year to indicate a person's still being alive. See more
[witnessing his open-casket funeral
Damn it, David, I told you I wanted to be cremated.
Time is on My Side
Written by Jerry Ragovoy
Performed by Irma Thomas See more