Six Feet Under: Season 2, Episode 11

The Liar and the Whore (12 May 2002)

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Edith Kirky is the 4th patient of the year to be brought to Fisher & Sons from Bay Breeze Hospital where Vanessa works, so David predicts Rico's usual pride over the fact...but no one ... See full summary »



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Edith Kirky is the 4th patient of the year to be brought to Fisher & Sons from Bay Breeze Hospital where Vanessa works, so David predicts Rico's usual pride over the fact...but no one predicts him, suspicious about her neck-markings, to discover a whole hot dog wedged down her esophagus. When informing the authorities, Fisher & Sons is forced to allow them to bring Vanessa and her partner to be examined since they failed to find the hot dog themselves. Rabbi Ari encourages Nate and Brenda to be honest with each other, but Brenda reacts badly when Nate informs her he's going to be a father (though fails to mention she's unfaithful to him) and he later talks about it with Rabbi Ari, who introduces him to a Jewish client, Aaron Buchbinder, who needs a pre-meet since he has pancreatic cancer. Brenda's reaction after criticizing Nate is to get high and sleep with a pair. At Brenda's bridal shower, Bernard Chenowith asks Ruth what she's done as far as Claire's depression, but when Ruth ... Written by

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Glenn Fitzgerald's three episode arc of a young man with terminal cancer befriended by Nate begins with this episode. All of his scenes were shot in one day so it required the presence of three different directors. See more »


Ruth Fisher: Claire, are you depressed?
Claire Fisher: I'm not going to even answer that.
Ruth Fisher: Well, whatever you're going through, I hope you're not going to blame me.
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Lyrics by Dorothy Fields and music by Jerome Kern
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Disclosing and Hiding Secrets
25 October 2006 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

While in the Bay Breeze hospital sharing the room with another patient, Edith Kirky dies. Vanessa Diaz is one of the nurses in charge of Edith, and sends her body to Fisher's Service. Her husband Federico finds a hot-dog in the throat of Edith, calls the police and Vanessa loses her job, accused of negligence. Nate and David are sued by the bargain hunter Catherine Collins (of "In Place of Anger") in US$ 500,000.00 because Nate showed her husband's corpse to her. They find that Mitzi Dalton Huntley is providing the lawyers and David tries to deal the lawsuit with the widow and has a great surprise. Ruth believes Claire is depressed, visits Gary Deitman and he suggests that Ruth herself is the depressed one. Keith's parents decide to take Taylor with them, and David convinces Keith to face his father. The codependent Ruth secretly pays the debt of US$ 87,000.00 of Nikolai with Yuri. Nate discloses the truth about the pregnancy of Lisa to Brenda, and his disturbed, dysfunctional and unstable girlfriend uses many drugs, recalls her twisted childhood and has sex simultaneously with two strangers. Rabbi Ari visits Nate and he tells her about his disease and the pregnancy of Lisa.

"The Liar and the Whore" is another great episode of "Six Feet Under", where the inner flaws in the personalities of many characters are approached: the codependency of Ruth; the insecurity of Claire with her artistic vein; the relationship of Keith and his brutal father; the doubts of Nate about his feelings; the actions of the deranged and twisted Brenda, probably the most interesting character of this series, and I am really curious to see where her sexual behavior will lead her. David seems to be the strongest and most positive character of "Six Feet Under". My vote is nine.

Title (Brazil): "A Hora da Verdade" ("The Time of Truth")

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