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Eat a Peach 

Diabetic Daniel Holzenchenko succumbs to the call of canned peaches...and leaves behind 2 brothers and 2 sisters who seem unable to agree on anything from refreshments to music to be used ... See full summary »




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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
... Nate Fisher
... David Fisher
... Ruth Fisher
... Claire Fisher
... Federico 'Rico' Diaz
... Keith Charles
... Vanessa Diaz
... George Sibley
... Brenda Chenowith
... Billy Chenowith
... Margaret Chenowith
... Maggie Sibley
... Mary
... Anthony
... Victoria


Diabetic Daniel Holzenchenko succumbs to the call of canned peaches...and leaves behind 2 brothers and 2 sisters who seem unable to agree on anything from refreshments to music to be used at his funeral. While trying to mediate them, Nate also has to figure out how to convince Brenda not to tell Maya that she is her stepmother and her real mother Lisa is dead. David and Keith go to an adoption agency picnic where they meet Anthony, and choose to foster and possibly adopt him and his brother, when Mary's news about conception changes to news of an error. Ruth tells her knitting group her patience with George has officially ended, and at their urging convinces him to find an apartment for them and a job for himself - but actually plans to leave him with the apartment. Claire has a worse time leaving Billy, pressured by Margaret as well as him. Julio torments another student so Rico volunteers to go in and explains his anger is actually from his parents' divorce, but Vanessa confronts ... Written by

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4 July 2005 (USA)  »

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Officer Keith Charles: [They look at themselves in a mirror] Look at us. You know what we look like?
David: Homos?
[They laugh]
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Motherhood and Parenthood
16 August 2007 | by See all my reviews

While eating canned peaches, the diabetic Daniel Holzenchenko dies and his relatives do not agree with a procedure for the funeral services. George invites Ruth to travel, but she has no further patience with him. Brenda decides to tell Maya that she is her stepmother, upsetting Nate. David and Keith go to an adoption picnic promoted by an agency and David meets the Afro-American Anthony; however, Mary tells them that she is pregnant and they conclude that they are not able to have two children at home. Margaret puts pressure on Claire to return to Billy. Julio has a problem at school with another student, and Rico manipulates the principal blaming his divorce with Vanessa for the situation, telling private details of her life. Mary finds that is not pregnant, and David and Keith return to the adoption agency and finds that Anthony has an older brother. Ruth rents an apartment and plots to leave George in the place. Nate decides to tell Maya the truth about Lisa.

In this great episode, my first conclusion is that I definitely hate the loathing character Ruth, brilliantly performed by Frances Conroy. Rico sees the backfire of his Machiavellian manipulation of the situation of his son in the school. Claire is completely lost, pressed by her disgusting mother and her deranged boyfriend. Nate and Brenda seem to have find peace in their marriage. My vote is eight.

Title (Brazil): "Coma Um Pêssego" ("Eat a Peach")

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