Six Feet Under: Season 3, Episode 8

Tears, Bones & Desire (20 Apr. 2003)

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63-year-old polygamous family leader "Daddy" leaves behind 5 wives and numerous children of The People clan, making the Fishers intrigued about their spiritual and cultural beliefs, like ... See full summary »



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63-year-old polygamous family leader "Daddy" leaves behind 5 wives and numerous children of The People clan, making the Fishers intrigued about their spiritual and cultural beliefs, like their guarding his body throughout the embalming. Ruth gives Arthur an unwanted kiss and instantly breaks her vow not to do it again, so struggles to find a new way for her to express her passions for Arthur. Terry and Patrick invite themselves to Gay Paintball Day - which plays right into Keith's hands since he chooses to be on the opposite team as David as revenge for being taken to the hated brunch. Lisa schedules an appointment with Brenda under a false name to see if she and Nate are still passionate, but hears that Brenda has gone through some difficult times love-wise lately but is ultimately content now. Claire becomes suspicious of Olivier's motives for not letting Russell go on her errands with her when, in Azusa, a former assistant tells her she enjoyed sleeping with him as her job, then ... Written by

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When Daddy dies in a family where their rules are written in "Daddy's Book", his five concubines hire the Fisher & Diaz funeral services, but with the condition that the embalming process should be witnessed by each wife in shifts. Meanwhile, Vanessa misses and grieves her mother and has been visiting her tomb in the graveyard every Sunday for four months, neglecting her sons and her house. Ruth has a huge crush on Arthur and kisses him. David and Keith play paint-ball with a group of gays, while Claire quits her position of "assistant" of Olivier. Lisa schedules a Shiatsu session with Brenda to see and meet her.

"Tear, Bones & Desire" is a weird episode of "Six Feet Under". The paint-ball game is the boring part of this episode, and the behavior of Ruth is very silly. The relationship of Claire and Russell is interesting, and I personally hate the insecure and boring Lisa. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil: "Lágrimas, Ossos e Desejos" ("Tears, Bones and Desire")

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