Mildred Effinger "Hattie" Jones passes away in her sleep, leaving behind her gruff, crusty husband of 56 years who forcibly stays at the Fishers' even before the brothers can see him, and stubbornly insists they can't embalm his wife despite a 2-day wait on the service. Claire falls for Billy before learning of his odd nature, and gets some interesting news about Brenda. Ruth introduces David to Hiram, which naturally doesn't go well, and is pursued by the family florist, Nikolai. David is forced to admit to Tracy Montrose Blair his engagement is actually over without giving anything away in front of Ruth, and must forcibly reject her later. Nate looks through old business records and discovers Nathaniel respected his decision to leave, and took pay for certain funerals in odd ways - like purchasing drugs, or renting an apartment for free. Written by
Did You Know?
According to the Six Feet Under obituaries, Mr. Jones' first name is Arthur. See more
When Ruth is talking to Hiram outside the church in the beginning of the episode, David leaves to go to the car being upset after meeting Hiram. When Ruth says goodbye to Hiram and turns away to follow David, you can visibly see the impression of a mic-pack on her lower back through her blue dress. See more
Life is wasted on the living.
Journey to the Center of the Mind
Written by Ted Nugent
(uncredited) and Steve Farmer
Performed by The Amboy Dukes See more