Six Feet Under

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1. Six Feet Under (2001–2005)
Episode: Pilot (2001)

M | 63 min | Comedy, Drama

When the funeral director is killed in an accident, the family comes together to mourn and decide the fate of the funeral home.

Director: Alan Ball | Stars: Peter Krause, Michael C. Hall, Frances Conroy, Lauren Ambrose

Votes: 2,168

On Christmas Eve 2000, patriarch Nathaniel Fisher, owner of Fisher & Sons Funeral Home, is hit and killed by a bus while driving his brand new hearse. His death throws his immediate family into emotional chaos as they attempt to deal with their grief. *** Nathaniel's death casts a pall over the return of his older son Nate, who was hoping for a relaxing vacation before returning to his home in Seattle. On the flight, he meets and later has sex with Brenda Chenowith. ** Dutiful son David is struggling to keep his true sexual identity and his new boyfriend Keith from his family. *** Matriarch Ruth has her own secrets to keep, while youngest child and only daughter Claire has her first taste of crystal meth before finding out about Nathaniel's death and must now go through the experience while tweaking. ** Meanwhile, Nathaniel's spectre repeatedly appears to each member of his family and forces them to face their own anxieties about life and death. ***

9.0 (Excellent)

2. Six Feet Under (2001–2005)
Episode: The Will (2001)

TV-MA | 52 min | Comedy, Drama

The family attends the reading of Nathaniel's will. A widow is unable to pay the funeral bill after her late husband leaves her with a mountain of debt.

Director: Miguel Arteta | Stars: Peter Krause, Michael C. Hall, Frances Conroy, Lauren Ambrose

Votes: 1,411

Chandler Swanson, the inventor of a large-scale pyramid scheme, is killed when he hits his head on the bottom of the pool. ** His young widow is shocked to learn that her husband’s business was actually a scam and that she has inherited massive debts. * Meanwhile, the reading of Nathaniel’s will drives a wedge between Nate and David when he leaves them each half of the business. * Claire, angry that she must either go to college or wait until she is twenty-five to get her inheritance, starts getting closer to Gabe, the boy who got her high the night Nathaniel died and they have a close encounter involving Gabe’s toe. * Ruth goes on a hiking trip with her boyfriend Hiram and decides that from now on, she does not want to be involved with the family business, leaving all the responsibility to the brothers. David reconnects with his ex-fiancee Jennifer while pushing Keith away. * Brenda helps both Nate and David deal with their grief and reconnect with each other in a surprising way. *

8.2 (Solid)

3. Six Feet Under (2001–2005)
Episode: The Foot (2001)

TV-MA | 53 min | Comedy, Drama

The family considers selling the business. Their latest client had an unfortunate accident with an industrial dough-mixer.

Director: John Patterson | Stars: Peter Krause, Michael C. Hall, Frances Conroy, Lauren Ambrose

Votes: 1,367

Thomas Alfredo Romano is cut into pieces and killed when the dough mixer he is cleaning is accidentally turned on. * Nate persuades the others to sell Fisher & Sons to a large chain, Kroehner International, but Nathaniel’s presence gives him second thoughts. * Claire is humiliated when her car is vandalized at school with phrases like “toe slut” and “this little piggy lover”. She takes her revenge by stealing one of Romano's severed feet and putting it in Gabe’s locker. ** Nate must make a choice between taking the money and running from the business he hates and fears, or staying and using his gifts to help people. He and David decide to turn down Kroehner, but their refusal has serious consequences when the large corporation plans to open a cheap cremation house just across the street. Ruth decides to have a little fun and ends up losing $25,000 betting on horse races. The family discovers that Claire stole Romano's foot and events take a surprising turn when Kroehner's new property catches on fire. *

8.3 (Solid)

4. Six Feet Under (2001–2005)
Episode: Familia (2001)

TV-MA | 52 min | Comedy, Drama

When a gang member is shot, his family requests that he is buried, but the gang's leader wants it done a different way.

Director: Lisa Cholodenko | Stars: Peter Krause, Michael C. Hall, Frances Conroy, Lauren Ambrose

Votes: 1,295

A gang member, Manuel "Paco" Bolin, is shot to death by a rival gang and Fisher & Sons arranges his funeral, but Nate and David have to turn to Federico, their restorative artist, to help with the interference of gang leader Powerful. * Meanwhile, Nate and Brenda are questioned over the fire, but Nate is more suspicious of Claire, given her recent behavior. * Ruth hosts a dinner to meet Brenda, but walks in on Brenda receiving oral sex from Nate. ** The police rule the fire was started by "causes unknown", letting Fisher & Sons off the hook. An incident involving Keith forces David to confront his self-loathing. *** David is antagonized by the spectre of Manuel about his "run-and-hide" attitude toward life.

8.2 (Solid)

Don't call Keith a faggot David mans up David : "You're Puerto Rican !?" David : "You have the entire Kroehner organization behind you, and what do we have? You. Because one day when your mind isn't on Fisher & Sons, I will find you or someone you love. [Gilardi laughs.] I'm not saying anyone's going to die. There are tragedies far worse things than death: things you couldn't even dream of, you spineless, candy-ass, corporate fuck. Just give me a reason. It's your decision. Are we worth the trouble, Mr. Gilardi? [Gilardi looks nervously at David.] Lunch is over, get lost." Nate is caught by his mother going down on Brenda Nate presumes Brenda burned the house

5. Six Feet Under (2001–2005)
Episode: An Open Book (2001)

TV-MA | 55 min | Comedy, Drama

An adult film star electrocutes to death in her bathtub, which leads to a memorial service that is anything but ordinary.

Director: Kathy Bates | Stars: Peter Krause, Michael C. Hall, Frances Conroy, Lauren Ambrose

Votes: 1,241

Viveca St. John, a famous porn star, is electrocuted in her bath tub, bringing much needed business to Fisher & Sons, but her less than conventional circle of friends makes for an interesting funeral and shocks Ruth. * Elsewhere, David is invited to be a deacon at his mother’s church and this causes problems with Keith, who wants David to keep coming to church with him. * Nate is introduced to Brenda’s psychiatrist parents Margaret and Bernard, who reveal a few of Brenda’s darker secrets. * Acting on the advice of Claire’s guidance counselor, Ruth tries to form a closer relationship with her daughter, which does not go as planned. * David comes out to Nate, but when he refuses to let Keith come to church with him, Keith accuses him of being a coward and breaks up with him and David later denies his sexuality to his brother. * Nate meets Brenda’s brother Billy, who is unstable and suffers from bipolar disorder.

8.1 (Fine)

Ruth : "She seems nice" David : "She seems nuts"

Brenda: "Yeah. We live, we die, ultimately nothing means anything. Nate: How can you live like that? Brenda: I dunno, sometimes I wake up so fucking empty I wish I'd never been born, but what choice do I have?"

Claire : "I know stealing a foot is weird. But, hello, living in a house where a foot is available to be stolen is weird."

Nate: "Oh, my God, I think David is gay!"

6. Six Feet Under (2001–2005)
Episode: The Room (2001)

TV-MA | 58 min | Comedy, Drama

After a woman passes away in her sleep, her husband proves to be a very demanding client.

Director: Rodrigo García | Stars: Peter Krause, Michael C. Hall, Frances Conroy, Lauren Ambrose

Votes: 1,279

Mildred “Hattie” Jones dies in her sleep, leaving her husband to arrange the funeral. *** Nate discovers some irregularities on the Fisher & Sons books, and discovers that Nathaniel used to trade funeral services for favors, such as getting marijuana from a local businesswoman and renting a room above an Indian restaurant, leading Nate to ponder just how well he really knew his father. ** Claire takes an interest in Billy, but when he later rejects her, she takes little comfort from Brenda’s kind words. Tracy, a woman who has been aggressively pursuing David, makes him realize how lonely he is without Keith and he takes to trolling gay bars for companionship. * Mr. Jones himself dies at his wife’s side after her viewing. * Ruth reignites her romantic relationship with Hiram the hairdresser.

8.4 (Good)

M. Jones: "Help ! Help ! There's a white girl trying to cripple an old black man !"

M. Jones: "Let go off me ! What're y'all doing ? Trynna steal my watch ? I'll call the goddamn cops"

M. Jones: "Everybody's alone. You're born alone, you die alone, goddamn it."

M. Jones: "You sell that shit to somebody who's buyin' it cause I ain't. You don't know nothin' about love. Some pretty little thing catches your eye, and the next thing you know it's been 56 years and you've shit all over yourself in the movie theatre, and she the only one to help you clean it up. That's love."

Nate: "I don't wanna be somebody who when I die nobody knows who I was. Brenda: So don't be."

Nathaniel, Sr.: "Life is wasted on the living."

7. Six Feet Under (2001–2005)
Episode: Brotherhood (2001)

TV-MA | 51 min | Comedy, Drama

The family must persuade the angry brother of a war veteran who died of lung disease that his brother should receive a military-honoring burial.

Director: Jim McBride | Stars: Peter Krause, Michael C. Hall, Frances Conroy, Lauren Ambrose

Votes: 1,105

A young veteran, Victor Kovitch, dies from supposed Gulf War syndrome and his brother Paul, who refuses a military service because he and Victor were fighting the Army for compensation, arranges the funeral. Nate soon discovers that Victor loved the Army and wanted a military burial but had never wanted to cause trouble with his brother. Nate and Brenda plan a trip away for the weekend, but their plans are interrupted by Billy, who is having an emotional crisis. David interviews a progressive priest for a position at the church, which forces him to consider his own place within the congregation. Ruth brings her boyfriend Hiram over for dinner and introduces him to the family. * She takes a job working for Nikolai at his flower shop. Fisher & Sons holds a funeral for Victor without Paul's permission but Nate manages to convince Paul to give his brother the funeral he really wanted. *

7.9 (Decent)

Father Clark: "The hardest part about my work is the fact that most people don't want a real relationship with God. Yeah, sure, they'll pray to a man nailed to a cross, but they'll--they'll ignore the gay kid who gets strung up, or the black man who gets dragged behind a car, or someone's mother living in a box."

Claire: "Maybe if you talked about something that was usefull to me I would (listen) Teacher: "Oh algebra is useless ? Not for physicist Claire: I don't wanna be a physicist Teacher: Algebra forces your mind to solve problems logically. It's one of the only perfect sciences— Claire: You think the world runs on logic? Come on. Open your eyes."

Nate: "I love you David, I always will... I could get hit by a bus. I just want to make sure you know"

8. Six Feet Under (2001–2005)
Episode: Crossroads (2001)

TV-MA | 57 min | Comedy, Drama

A divorced woman meets an unfortunate end while partying with her friends, and the family discusses renting out the home to a seniors' dancing group.

Director: Allen Coulter | Stars: Peter Krause, Michael C. Hall, Frances Conroy, Lauren Ambrose

Votes: 1,094

It's a dry season in the funeral business for the Fisher family, and Rico takes the opportunity to test his skills and his income by freelancing with Kroehner. Business is so slow that Nate and David rent out their slumber room to a seniors' dance class, and David finds a short-term, drug-laced romance in the class's young male dance instructor. * Nate is angered to discover Brenda's Australian friend is staying at her home and sleeping in her bed. He gets high and blows up at Brenda but the two later apologize for their erratic behaviors toward one another. * Claire gets herself kicked out of a school trip after the leader finds marijuana in her bag. She befriends a classmate, Parker, and learns that people are not always what they seem. * Ruth finds herself torn between the comfort that Hiram offers her and the spirit of adventure she finds in Nikolai. *

8.0 (Fine)

Nate: Come on, Dave. I watch Will & Grace. I have gay-dar. David: Okay, don't say gay-dar.

9. Six Feet Under (2001–2005)
Episode: Life's Too Short (2001)

TV-MA | 60 min | Comedy, Drama

A boy accidentally shoots and kills himself while playing with a gun, and his mother is nearly comatose with grief.

Director: Jeremy Podeswa | Stars: Peter Krause, Michael C. Hall, Frances Conroy, Lauren Ambrose

Votes: 1,158

When Gabriel's six-year-old brother dies of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, Claire finds herself softening toward her ex-boyfriend. * David hits the dance clubs with his new lover and discovers the joys of ecstasy. He later runs into Keith and his new boyfriend at a club and ends his relationship with his lover when he tries to coax him into a threesome. * Ruth takes the pills that David left in the aspirin bottle. While under the influence of ecstasy, Ruth dreams of reuniting with her husband, Nathaniel. * Brenda comes up with a scheme to improve Nate's management abilities by taking a whirlwind tour of some rival funeral homes after he flunks the funeral director's exam. *

8.4 (Good)

Brenda: You know what I find interesting? If you lose a spouse, you're called a widow, or a widower. If you're a child and you lose your parents, then you're an orphan. But what's the word to describe a parent who loses a child? I guess that's just too fucking awful to even have a name.

Brenda: Everybody dies, we all die, everything we ever care about will disappear, so what's the fucking point of living?

Ruth Fisher: We were such children when we met. Then we watched those children disappear.

Nikolai: Are you going with your little friend, the one with the funny car? Ruth: It's an electric car and it's very good for the environment. [Nikolai laughs] Ruth: Why are you laughing? Nikolai: Because you're not.

10. Six Feet Under (2001–2005)
Episode: The New Person (2001)

TV-MA | 60 min | Comedy, Drama

An egocentric husband is killed with a frying pan after his wife finally has enough of his mouth.

Director: Kathy Bates | Stars: Peter Krause, Michael C. Hall, Frances Conroy, Lauren Ambrose

Votes: 1,070

The Fishers need to replace Rico and they hire outstanding but outspoken embalmer, Angela. * Brenda and Nate's relationship faces a mounting crisis when her brother, Billy, includes in his art exhibit a portrait of an unsuspecting Nate urinating against a wall. * Finding Billy off his "meds" one time too many, Brenda's parents think he should be sent away for treatment. David orchestrates a meeting with his ex-boyfriend, Keith, which ends with David coming on to and being rejected by Keith, who is seeing someone new. * Claire finds herself enmeshed in a deep relationship with Gabe, but it may be shallower than she thinks when he lies to her about going to visit his father, who Claire later finds out died when Gabe was four.* David fires Angela for breaking one of his mother's wine glasses, and on her way out, Angela reveals to Ruth that her son is gay.* Nate tracks down Rico, and he agrees to return to Fisher & Sons temporarily because of his new-found unhappiness at Kroehner. He also informs Nate that Kroehner set the house across the street on fire in order to collect insurance money, and they are not through with their take-down of Fisher & Sons. *

8.3 (Solid)

Nate: [to Brenda] OK, no offense, but your family's fucked up beyond comprehension.

Angela: I've never worked in a funeral home that was more depressing.

Ruth: Thank you. I've had the best time coming to this funny little restaurant and having you yell at me in the bathroom.

11. Six Feet Under (2001–2005)
Episode: The Trip (2001)

TV-MA | 60 min | Comedy, Drama

Nate and Dave travel to Vegas in order to attend a convention for funeral directors. A newborn child dies from a case of SIDS.

Director: Michael Engler | Stars: Peter Krause, Michael C. Hall, Frances Conroy, Lauren Ambrose

Votes: 1,047

David, Nate and Brenda attend a funeral directors' conference in Las Vegas where David successfully speaks on the role of independent funeral homes as he faced the "suits" from Kroehner. * David's fellow funeral director friends pay for a female stripper to give David a lap dance, and he is forced to reveal that he is gay. He calls a male prostitute and is later arrested for having sex in public.* David calls Keith to bail him out of jail. Keith is able to have the charges dropped, but he is disappointed that David was having unprotected sex with a prostitute.* Brenda and Nate are disturbed to discover that Brenda's psychotic brother, Billy, followed them and broke into their hotel room to photograph them naked and asleep in bed.* Meanwhile, Rico has rejoined the firm and faces a tough emotional challenge with his first client, a three-week-old infant who died of SIDS, which causes him to worry about the impending birth of his own child.* Ruth attends a class to make her flower arranging less funereal after a suggestion from Nikolai. Claire finds out that Gabe overdosed on heroin and visits him in a hospital. The episode ends with Claire and Gabe professing their love for one another, and with the birth of Rico and Vanessa's son, Augusto. *

8.3 (Solid)

Stripper: [during a lap dance] Aren't you enjoying this even one bit? David: Yeah, I'm loving it. Why? Stripper: Well, your dick isn't responding.

12. Six Feet Under (2001–2005)
Episode: A Private Life (2001)

TV-MA | 60 min | Comedy, Drama

A gay couple is attacked and one of them is killed, causing controversy among the family and a confession to be made.

Director: Rodrigo García | Stars: Peter Krause, Michael C. Hall, Frances Conroy, Lauren Ambrose

Votes: 1,184

The homophobic killing of a young man forces David to re-examine his lifestyle and his family relationships. Ruth suspects that David is gay. She asks Robbie, her homosexual co-worker, how he came out to his mother, and he tells her that it is not her business. At the funeral, Keith is on patrol to protect the family from homophobic rioters. David assaults one of the rioters in retaliation, and Keith covers for him. Eventually, David comes out to an accepting Ruth and a disgusted Rico.**** Claire is concerned that Gabe's overdose was not accidental and is concerned for his well-being. ** Brenda is trying her best to break from her brother, Billy. Nate goes to pick up a body when in reality, Billy had lured him there, where he displays pictures of himself kissing Nate's sister, Claire, and of Nate and Brenda having sex. He threatens Nate with a knife, but Nate is able to escape. Brenda then breaks up with Nate, telling him she needs space. Later, Billy breaks into Brenda's home, showing her that he has removed his tattoo on his lower back of the name "Isabel" by cutting off his own skin. He tries to remove Brenda's matching tattoo, but she is able to knock him unconscious and call an ambulance. She decides to have Billy committed, and she and Nate reunite. ***

8.9 (Great)

Claire: Everyone is too obsessed with what everyone else thinks about them to think about anyone else!

Protester: God hates fags! Nate: [to protester] God hates morons!

Protester: God killed Marc Foster, and I'm here to celebrate. David Fisher: [punches fundamentalist] God just shoved your stomach into your lungs, and I'm here to celebrate!

David: Please, God. Help me. Take this pain away. Please fill this loneliness with your love. Help me, God, please, help me.

13. Six Feet Under (2001–2005)
Episode: Knock, Knock (2001)

TV-MA | 60 min | Comedy, Drama

A simple game of golf results in the death of a woman.

Director: Alan Ball | Stars: Peter Krause, Michael C. Hall, Frances Conroy, Lauren Ambrose

Votes: 1,141

Tracy Blair arranges a funeral for her aunt but keeps changing her mind and refusing to sign an official contract leading to a revelatory conversation with Nate. * Nate and Brenda work past their problems and recommit to each other. * Nikolai fires Ruth from the flower shop out of jealousy, but later, after Hiram broke up with her, they make up, passionately. * David is thrust into a conflict with the other church deacons when Father Jack officiates at a lesbian wedding. Later he is verbally comforted by Keith. ** Claire attends a wild party with Gabriel but it seems he's becoming more unraveled. Brenda visits her brother Billy in the mental hospital. * The season ends in joy as Federico holds a christening party for his son Augusto at the Fisher residence. **

8.7 (Very Good)

Tracy Blaire: Why do people have to die? Nate: To make life important. None of us know how long we've got, which is why we have to make each day matter.

14. Six Feet Under (2001–2005)
Episode: In the Game (2002)

TV-MA | 60 min | Comedy, Drama

A drug-addicted actress dies from a cocaine overdose and leaves her fellow cast and crew members to set up the funeral.

Director: Rodrigo García | Stars: Peter Krause, Michael C. Hall, Frances Conroy, Lauren Ambrose

Votes: 1,038

Rebecca, a young coke-addicted actress, overdoses and dies at the premiere party for her new horror movie. Her boyfriend knows Federico's sister-in-law. * Nate and Brenda, who is still traumatized from the car accident, face some difficulties in their sex life. Claire has difficulties with Gabriel. David finds out he has gonorrhea; later he returns to Keith's church to find Keith happy with his current boyfriend. * Ruth researches homosexuality and holds a dinner in David's honor. Nate gets high accidentally from the ecstasy in the aspirin bottle and embarrasses himself. ** Later he finds out that he finally passed the licensing exam. *

8.3 (Solid)

15. Six Feet Under (2001–2005)
Episode: Out, Out, Brief Candle (2002)

TV-MA | 60 min | Comedy, Drama

A famous football player dies of dehydration during a strong training session, and the family is hired for the funeral services.

Director: Kathy Bates | Stars: Peter Krause, Michael C. Hall, Frances Conroy, Lauren Ambrose

Votes: 930

A college football player dies of heat stroke. Ruth attends a session of a self-help group called "The Plan" with her coworker Robby. Nate battles with keeping his arteriovenous malformation (AVM) secret but eventually tells David. * Brenda stresses about having dinner with an ex-boyfriend and his new family, but they turn out to be far from perfect. The Fishers invest $20,000 on a casket wall to raise profits, much to the chagrin of Rico who had asked for a loan to buy a new home. Vanessa goes against Rico's wishes and accepts money from her sister. * Dave and Keith get closer while spend time with Keith's drug addict sister and her neglected daughter. * Claire rages at Gabriel for stealing embalming fluid from her family. *

7.9 (Decent)

Mitzi Dalton Huntley: [David hands her a cup of coffee] Y'all didn't put rat poison on in here, did ya? Nate: Drink it and find out.

Nate: What would you rather have, some overly-educated gas bag like Trevor, or a semi-literate fuck-machine like me, come on.

Nate: [preparing to confess he has AVM disease] ... I have something to tell you. David Fisher: What have you done now?

16. Six Feet Under (2001–2005)
Episode: The Plan (2002)

TV-MA | 60 min | Comedy, Drama

A man dies after a long battle with cancer, and his psychic widow discusses the funeral arrangements with the family.

Director: Rose Troche | Stars: Peter Krause, Michael C. Hall, Frances Conroy, Lauren Ambrose

Votes: 924

The funeral for a psychic's husband raises many interesting questions. Ruth attends "The Plan" self-help seminar and tries to make "renovations" in her life, but ends up deciding it's all nonsense and telling the whole seminar group so. *** Dave and Keith continue to bond while Keith frets about his absent addict sister and her daughter. * Claire tries to help Gabriel as the cops close in on him for armed robbery but he shoots a driver in a fit of rage. *** As Mrs. Piper transitions her husband into the afterlife, the ghost Nathaniel questions his sons about their beliefs. *

8.8 (Great)

Claire: You know, it's polite for the first person downstairs to make the coffee even if that person has a penis! Nate: Well, you know, it's also polite for the first person who uses the bathroom to spend less than 45 minutes in there even if that person has a vulva. Ruth: [entering] Oh goodness, everyone's here. David: With all their genitalia.

Ruth: You want me to complain? Alright then, Fuck this. Fuck you; fuck all of you and your sniveling self pity, and fuck all your lousy parents. Fuck my lousy parents while were at it. Fuck my selfish, bohemian sister and her fucking bliss. Fuck my legless grandmother. Fuck my dead husband, and my lousy children with their nasty little secrets. And fuck you Robby for dragging me to this terrible place and not letting me have a snickers bar. I'm going to get something to eat!

Nathan: The only god I know is a mean-spirited comedian in ugly pants whose every joke has the same damn punchline.

[...] Brenda: Yeah, that's physics. Energy affecting matter. Talking to dead people is delusional. Nate: So you definitely don't believe in any kind of a life after death? Brenda: I think people live on through the people they love and the things they do with their lives … if they manage to do things with their lives. [...]

17. Six Feet Under (2001–2005)
Episode: Driving Mr. Mossback (2002)

TV-MA | 60 min | Comedy, Drama

Nate and Claire go to Seattle to pick up the body of a man who died on a public bus.

Director: Michael Cuesta | Stars: Peter Krause, Michael C. Hall, Frances Conroy, Lauren Ambrose

Votes: 940

Nate and Claire travel to Seattle and stay with Nate's ex-girlfriend Lisa before retrieve the body of an old man (Mr. Mossback) who died on a tour bus after his surviving children insist that he must be driven and not flown. While there, Nate has an attack related to his AVM and reconnects with Lisa. ** David babysits for Keith's niece after her mother disappears. ** Brenda's mother becomes obsessed with her father's infidelity. * Ruth tries to make amends with people from her past in line with "The Plan" with mixed results.

8.3 (Solid)

Nate: Yeah, I'll have a double dub – uh – uh – a – a Chubby – a double Chubby – a Chubby Chubby – a double double – a double chubby – a chubby chubby – a chub – I'll have a doub – I'll have a double Chubby cheeseburger. [scrunches eyes, having a major headache] Oh, fuck me!

18. Six Feet Under (2001–2005)
Episode: The Invisible Woman (2002)

TV-MA | 60 min | Comedy, Drama

A middle-aged woman chokes to death in her apartment, and is found dead a week later.

Director: Jeremy Podeswa | Stars: Peter Krause, Michael C. Hall, Frances Conroy, Lauren Ambrose

Votes: 932

Emily, a solitary woman, chokes to death in her house. Ruth takes an interest in her as she died without any family or friends. ** Nate continues to deflect questions about his health. * Keith, in the midst of trouble with both his niece and his boyfriend, is forced to shoot a man in the line duty. * David starts to date a new man but makes love to Keith when he comes by after the shooting. * Brenda has trouble starting a novel and turns to a prostitute friend for inspiration, going with her on a date. ** Later, Brenda asks Nate to marry her. *

8.4 (Good)

David: Maybe Emily Previn was autistic. I read an article once about a high-functioning autistic person who didn't need people. She just had a job designing these big cattle slaughterhouses. At night, she came home and sat in a machine that made her feel like she was being hugged. And that was all the intimacy she needed. Nate: That's really upsetting. Claire: I don't see why this person has to be mentally ill just because she had a life that doesn't conform to some familiar image that we have in our heads. Maybe she was living the life she wanted. The life without the hassle of other people.

19. Six Feet Under (2001–2005)
Episode: In Place of Anger (2002)

TV-MA | 60 min | Comedy, Drama

While at a boat party, a drunken man falls overboard. The family tries to convince his widow to use their funeral services.

Director: Michael Engler | Stars: Peter Krause, Michael C. Hall, Frances Conroy, Lauren Ambrose

Votes: 872

Matthew, a drunk businessman, falls off a boat and drowns. * Nikolai stays overnight with Ruth and tries to make himself part of the family. * Brenda masturbates a massage client. Ruth's sister Sarah visits unannounced causing tumult throughout the family and making Ruth tremendously uncomfortable. Nate and Brenda announce their engagement to the family. * The Fishers are visited for a second time by Mitzi Dalton-Huntley who offers them a huge payout to sell. * Matthew's wife insists on seeing his body and reveals that he abused her. *

8.2 (Solid)

20. Six Feet Under (2001–2005)
Episode: Back to the Garden (2002)

TV-MA | 60 min | Comedy, Drama

Jewish executive Jeffery Shapiro accidentally hangs himself while masturbating with asphyxiation.

Director: Daniel Attias | Stars: Peter Krause, Michael C. Hall, Frances Conroy, Lauren Ambrose

Votes: 898

A young man, Jeffrey, dies from autoerotic asphyxiation. His Jewish funeral leads Nate to question the Jewish view on death with a female rabbi. * Claire visits her aunt Sarah on the weekend of a big party despite Ruth's strong misgivings. ** Keith dumps Eddie and starts seeing David again. His niece has an emergency appendectomy. * Rico suspects his cousin Ramon is sleeping with Vanessa, but when he comes home early he catches Ramon with another man. ** Brenda's erratic divorcing mother makes Brenda question her upcoming marriage. *

8.3 (Solid)

21. Six Feet Under (2001–2005)
Episode: It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year (2002)

TV-MA | 60 min | Comedy, Drama

Christmas Eve - and the one year anniversary of Nate and Brenda's meeting and Nathaniel Fisher's death - is approaching, and this year, the Fishers are requested by bikers to allow the ... See full summary »

Director: Alan Taylor | Stars: Peter Krause, Michael C. Hall, Frances Conroy, Lauren Ambrose

Votes: 1,098

Jesse, a seasonal Santa, dies in a motorcycle crash. His family puts on a big flamboyant Christmas funeral. ** Christmas signals the one year anniversary of Nathaniel's death, causing everyone to reminisce. ** Brenda and Nate visit Margaret and are shocked to find that Billy is living with her. * Nikolai is beaten and mugged on Christmas Eve. Brenda continues having brief sexual encounters with men and writing about them. Claire brings her new boyfriend Toby to dinner but an argument causes them to break up. * Karla returns. Nate has a seizure while with Brenda. **

8.6 (Very Good)

22. Six Feet Under (2001–2005)
Episode: Someone Else's Eyes (2002)

TV-MA | 60 min | Comedy, Drama

A construction worker's metal lunch-pail falls from his perch on the building and strikes Dwight Edgar Garrison on the head - resulting in a major family conflict between his current wife ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Cuesta | Stars: Peter Krause, Michael C. Hall, Frances Conroy, Lauren Ambrose

Votes: 849

Dwight, a random pedestrian, is killed by a falling metal lunchbox from a high-rise construction site. His wife and daughters argue about his funeral. Nate learns through a chance meeting that Lisa is pregnant with his child while Brenda has sex with a stranger in a bathroom stall. * Keith checks up on Karla finding her high again and forcing her back to rehab. * Later, he invites David to move in together, at David's biggest pleasure. * Nikolai continues to recuperate at the Fisher's, inconveniencing everyone. Later Ruth discovers that he is hiding out from the gangster loan sharks who broke his legs. Claire agrees to help Billy with a project and discovers a talent for photography. *

8.4 (Good)

23. Six Feet Under (2001–2005)
Episode: The Secret (2002)

TV-MA | 60 min | Comedy, Drama

Benjamin Srisal suffers a heart attack at home, requiring a Bhuddist service at Fisher & Sons that Nate gets a crash-course in how to conduct, but he's still got no answers as far as what ... See full summary »

Director: Alan Poul | Stars: Peter Krause, Michael C. Hall, Frances Conroy, Lauren Ambrose

Votes: 868

Benjamin, a retiree, dies in his driveway and requires a Thai-Buddhist funeral. * Nate signs away his parental rights. Nikolai finally leaves the Fishers' house. Brenda realizes that she has a problem and sees a therapist, but later she has sex with a couple at a swingers' party. Brenda's parents get back together. Karla commits a hit-and-run on a homeless man and tries to cover it up but her daughter tells David. * David and Keith fight incessantly. * Claire illegally takes portraits of the deceased for a school project but her work is rejected by her teacher and an incensed Nate.

7.9 (Decent)

24. Six Feet Under (2001–2005)
Episode: The Liar and the Whore (2002)

TV-MA | 60 min | Comedy, Drama

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 »

Director: Miguel Arteta | Stars: Peter Krause, Michael C. Hall, Frances Conroy, Lauren Ambrose

Votes: 875

Edith, a cranky old woman, dies in hospice care due to Vanessa's negligence which costs her job. * David and Keith have difficulty taking care of Taylor but refuse to let Keith's dysfunctional parents take custody. * Ruth pays Nikolai's $87,000 debt, enraging him. A lawsuit from a previous client backed by Kroener turns out beneficial. ** Nate tells Brenda about Lisa's pregnancy after Rabbi Ari recommends they be honest with each other before moving forward with marriage. She later screws a pair of strangers before professing her love for Nate and forgiving him. ***

8.5 (Good)

25. Six Feet Under (2001–2005)
Episode: I'll Take You (2002)

TV-MA | 60 min | Comedy, Drama

The Diazes' friend and former neighbor Leticia Perfecta Perez dies in her sleep at a beauty parlor and leaves his family a large sum of money, causing Rico to remember how he lost his ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Engler | Stars: Peter Krause, Michael C. Hall, Frances Conroy, Lauren Ambrose

Votes: 1,014

Leticia, an 80-year-old grandmother and Rico's neighbor, dies peacefully in a salon unexpectedly leaving $149,000 to Rico. ** Ruth breaks up with Nikolai who seems not to care. * David and Keith greet a social worker. * Brenda's parents renew their wedding vows. Nate discovers Brenda's infidelity after reading some of her manuscript resulting in an explosive breakup. ** Keith beats up a suspect in a fit of anger. ** Lisa gives birth to a girl two weeks early at first shocking, then delighting new grandmother Ruth. ***

8.7 (Very Good)

26. Six Feet Under (2001–2005)
Episode: The Last Time (2002)

TV-MA | 60 min | Comedy, Drama

Aaron Buchbinder passes away painfully shortly after Nate arrives to visit (after he argues with Ruth about her visiting and photographing his daughter Maya). Kroehner's last act against ... See full summary »

Director: Alan Ball | Stars: Peter Krause, Michael C. Hall, Frances Conroy, Lauren Ambrose

Votes: 1,095

Aaron, a young acquaintance of Nate's, dies after a battle with pancreatic cancer. * Keith gets suspended, gives Taylor to his parents, and fights with David. ** Fisher & Sons has an unannounced inspection allowing Rico to invest his new inheritance in the company and become a partner. ** Brenda goes to a sex addicts anonymous meeting. * Ruth quits her job. * Nate undergoes a high-risk surgery for his AVM and his family anxiously awaits the outcome as Brenda packs up her house and drives away. ***

8.9 (Great)

27. Six Feet Under (2001–2005)
Episode: Perfect Circles (2003)

TV-MA | 60 min | Comedy, Drama

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 ... See full summary »

Director: Rodrigo García | Stars: Peter Krause, Michael C. Hall, Frances Conroy, Lauren Ambrose

Votes: 989

During his surgery Nate hallucinates various futures and alternate realities. ** Seven months later, Nate has recovered from his operation and is happily married to Lisa. The two live with their daughter Maya. * Fisher & Sons is now Fisher & Diaz. David and Keith attend couples' counseling. ** Ruth becomes obsessed with her granddaughter, clashing with Lisa. * Nate grates against Lisa's neurotic, overbearing boss, Carol. * Claire is working hard at college but believes the work is pointless. She sleeps with a crematorium worker, Phil, who also plays in a band. Keith hates his new job in security. * David auditions for the Gay Men's Chorus. *

8.4 (Good)

28. Six Feet Under (2001–2005)
Episode: You Never Know (2003)

TV-MA | 60 min | Comedy, Drama

Telemarketers Andrew Wayne Milne, Matthew Clark Hazen, and Martin Jacobs are shot by their insane former co-worker Daniel Grant Showalter who then commits suicide. Fisher & Diaz gets both ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Cuesta | Stars: Peter Krause, Michael C. Hall, Frances Conroy, Lauren Ambrose

Votes: 838

Four telemarketers are gunned down by a former employee who then shoots himself. ** David and Rico are at odds over taking the shooter's body. * Lisa and Nate hold a dinner for David and Keith which is crashed by the narcissistic Carol. * Ruth comes to help her supposedly sick sister Sarah and finds Bettina detoxing her from Vicodin. ** Claire gets closer to Phil romantically and befriends a classmate, Russell. Strain starts to show in Nate's marriage.

8.1 (Fine)

29. Six Feet Under (2001–2005)
Episode: The Eye Inside (2003)

TV-MA | 60 min | Comedy, Drama

Callie Renee Morimer flees a group of jeering young men calling to her as she walks alone in the dark, who turn out to be some joking friends, but stops in the street and is hit by a car ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Engler | Stars: Peter Krause, Michael C. Hall, Frances Conroy, Lauren Ambrose

Votes: 826

Callie, a 19-year-old student, is struck and killed by a car. ** David and Keith go on a much-needed vacation and have a great time. ** Claire and Russell are challenged by a new teacher, Olivier. * Carol blows up at Lisa, who quits her job forcing her family to move in with Ruth. Ruth has fun at the mall with Bettina, who shoplifts several items. * Claire decides she's not happy with an open relationship and breaks up with Phil. *

7.9 (Decent)

30. Six Feet Under (2001–2005)
Episode: Nobody Sleeps (2003)

TV-MA | 60 min | Comedy, Drama

Robert Lamar Griffin's rare heart disease finally takes its fatal toll, leaving behind his boyfriend Kevin Lamb, a scene-designer of the opera company where he was a lighting-designer, who ... See full summary »

Director: Alan Poul | Stars: Peter Krause, Michael C. Hall, Frances Conroy, Lauren Ambrose

Votes: 967

Robert, a middle-aged gay man, dies after a long illness; his lover arranges an operatic tribute. ** Lisa arranges a birthday dinner for Ruth despite warnings from the entire family, but Bettina shows up and hijacks her plans. ** David yearns for the closeness Robert had with his lover in his relationship with Keith. ** Nate starts showing signs of depression and worries he is becoming like his father. **

8.7 (Very Good)

31. Six Feet Under (2001–2005)
Episode: The Trap (2003)

TV-MA | 60 min | Comedy, Drama

A lost pair of hikers discover the wrecked remains of a car with the skeleton of the driver, William Aaron Jaffe, inside. Nate is surprised by the son who never knew him not seeming to be ... See full summary »

Director: Jeremy Podeswa | Stars: Peter Krause, Michael C. Hall, Frances Conroy, Lauren Ambrose

Votes: 821

A hiking couple find the body of a 24-year-old man who died in 1975, leaving many mysteries for his remaining family. * Ruth sets ground rules for new live-in apprentice Arthur. * Brenda returns to apologize to Nate. ** David encounters a man from his past with whom he had anonymous bathroom sex. * Claire and Russell get closer but their teacher, Olivier, seems to also be interested in Claire and offers her a job. * Tensions between Nate and Lisa increase over money. *

8.0 (Fine)

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