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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The only episode where the full name of the deceased in the opening teaser was never known (the family patriarch simply was referred to by all who knew him as "Daddy"). See more »


Arthur claims that Francesco Petrarca is the beginner of Renaissance. Petrarca was actually the beginner of new Italian lyrical poetry, that was just a facet of Italian Renaissance. Actually, the proper "Renaissance" began in Italy just in the mid 15th Century. Petrarca died in 1374.... See more »


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I have to say this season was starting to get me down, and I was so happy to finally get an episode with a lot of humor in it (at least during the first half). So far this season, Nate just seemed dead inside, a shadow of his former self, and I've been questioning why David was putting up with so much negativity coming from Keith. And it has been disappointing seeing the narrow-mindedness of Rico, a character I had found endearing, even with his aversion to homosexuality. I was surprised at his lack of compassion with the family of the office shooter and his inability to comfort a grieving wife. His personality just seemed warmer than that. The paint ball storyline was fabulous, finally seeing David & Keith have some childlike fun, as was Ruth & Arthur's early scenes and the cheese-eating "Children of the Corn." Even as Ruth & Arthur's scenes became less humorous, I did like the sweet reverse Harold & Maude-ness of their relationship.

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