Six Feet Under (2001–2005)
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That's My Dog 

Although their earlier visit did not go very well, Ruth suggests they invite George's estranged son Kyle for dinner. She's also thinking of inviting a friend of hers and introduce them. ... See full summary »


Alan Poul


Alan Ball (creator), Scott Buck




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Peter Krause ... Nate Fisher
Michael C. Hall ... David Fisher
Frances Conroy ... Ruth Fisher
Lauren Ambrose ... Claire Fisher
Freddy Rodríguez ... Federico 'Rico' Diaz
Mathew St. Patrick ... Keith Charles
James Cromwell ... George Sibley
Rachel Griffiths ... Brenda Chenowith
Joanna Cassidy ... Margaret Chenowith
Ben Foster ... Russell Corwin
Michael Weston ... Jake
Idalis DeLeon ... Sophia (as Idalis de Leon)
Sprague Grayden ... Anita Miller
Brooke Smith ... Carolyn Pope
Elise Robertson ... Anne Marie Thornton


Although their earlier visit did not go very well, Ruth suggests they invite George's estranged son Kyle for dinner. She's also thinking of inviting a friend of hers and introduce them. Nate goes to a grief management class but has trouble relating to the other participants. At the funeral home, Rico and Dave console Anne Thornton's husband who blames himself for his wife's death. Claire doesn't react well to criticism of her self-portraiture photos. David picks up an apparently stranded motorist but it all turns nightmarish for him. Written by garykmcd

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18 July 2004 (USA) See more »

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Did You Know?


Keith talks about a "Japanese horror flick they want Celeste to do the remake for". The reference is to The Grudge (2004), which starred Sarah Michelle Gellar. Michelle Trachtenberg, who plays Celeste, also played Gellar's (as title role) little sister Dawn in Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997). See more »


At approximately 20:00, while Brenda is eating and talking with her mom, the large cowl collar on her mom's sweater changes position each time the shot goes back to her. See more »


Brenda: So how's it going with Olivier?
Margaret: He's a very passionate man. He's lot of fun if you don't take him too seriously. And he's completely supportive of my decision to have vaginal rejuvenating surgery.
Brenda: [disgusted] Awww, mom!
Margaret: Darling, I've had a couple of children. You expecially took your toll. I mean, c'mon, no one wants to fuck a glass of water, if you know what I'm saying.
Brenda: [puts away the glass of water she's drinking]
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References Doom (1993) See more »


After the Dance
by Marvin Gaye
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This episode is a detour, but an excellent one.
7 November 2016 | by aaronpenton-32676See all my reviews

I find the negative, almost angry reviews of this episode rather strange. People complain about the fact that the writers broke David's character by having him do (or not do) what he did during his kidnapping. NOBODY knows how they would react in a situation like this.

This episode was extremely disturbing - but then again SFU is disturbing by its very nature. The weird conflict David faces - pure fear alongside being turned on is disturbing in itself. People are angry because David doesn't do what they would WANT him to do, or what they think he SHOULD do. I didn't have this issue - I am not David. As far as David not suffering long enough with PTSD for some people's liking - again, we don't know how we would deal with such a thing, or how David is actually dealing with this. After all, he's not the only character in the show, and it would be pretty one dimensional to focus on this for the rest of the series.

The hitchhiker, who I recognized as Private Dancer from Scrubs - was brilliantly played. What an absolutely terrifying character. This unnerving dichotomy of a likable, affable guy and a completely sadistic, evil monster. It really showed David's vulnerability, insecurity and confusion within himself, being terrified and at the same time drawn to this terror of a human being.

Six feet under is supposed to be unsettling. I love it when a TV show, or a band, takes chances and challenges their audience - as long as it's still art and it's done well. This episode was both.

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