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Everyone's Waiting 

Nate and Brenda's daughter Willa is born, but 2 months early and at only 2 lb. 4 oz., requiring a prolonged hospital stay. Nate is convinced she won't make it and insists that he can't ... See full summary »

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Alan Ball

Writers:

Alan Ball (creator), Alan Ball
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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
Justina Machado ... Vanessa Diaz
James Cromwell ... George Sibley
Rachel Griffiths ... Brenda Chenowith
Kathy Bates ... Bettina
Jeremy Sisto ... Billy Chenowith
Joanna Cassidy ... Margaret Chenowith
Richard Jenkins ... Nathaniel Fisher
Tina Holmes ... Maggie Sibley
Peter Macdissi ... Olivier Castro-Staal
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Nate and Brenda's daughter Willa is born, but 2 months early and at only 2 lb. 4 oz., requiring a prolonged hospital stay. Nate is convinced she won't make it and insists that he can't accept it if she does and is "damaged", shaking Brenda's own confidence. Rico encourages David to sell the funeral home but instead he and Keith buy out Rico's 25% so he can start his own. David agrees to temporarily leave home, and goes to the funeral home. There he's confronted by Nathaniel about considering leaving the business and for his gayness, and is forced to fight his mysterious attacker back, then finally sees his face. Maya is returned to Brenda and Ruth has to face her own problems, until Maggie reveals Nate did see her, happily, as Brenda insisted. Claire takes up photography (of Ted) again and gets a job offer at a New York photo production company, but offers to be there for Ruth until she insists she go and unfreezes her account. Brenda gets a surprise visit from Nate, who finally shows... Written by brainybrailler@comcast.net

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Comedy | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 August 2005 (USA) See more »

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Trivia

Shot in 13 days. See more »

Goofs

In one scene, Ruth finds Maya's stuffed monkey lodged between the refrigerator and the wall in the kitchen, but in all previous shots of the fridge (after Maya has left) the monkey isn't there. See more »

Quotes

Claire: [leaving the funeral home to move to New York] Mom.
Ruth: You gave me life. My sweet baby girl... Don't let them work you too hard at you new job.
Claire: I won't, Mom. I really hope you can come and visit.
Ruth: I'll try.
Ruth: [hugs Claire] Oh, Clarie, I pray you'll be filled with hope for as long as you possibly can.
Claire: Thank you for everything and thank you for giving me life.
Ruth: You gave me life.
Claire: Oh my, God, I don't wanna go!
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Crazy Credits

In every episode, the end credits appear in white lettering over black. This is the only episode in which the end credits are in black lettering over white. This is also the only episode after the second season which features rolling credits as opposed to title cards, and the only episode in which all of the end credits are in scroll (seasons one and two feature a mix of cards, followed by a scroll). See more »

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Doctor My Eyes
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Written and performed by Jackson Browne
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Life Goes On, Until It Ends
19 August 2007 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

Brenda has troubles in the delivery of the premature Willa in the Cedars-Sinai Hospital. Claire is feeling lost, not sure whether she is not good to be an artist. She is invited by a New York City agency to work as assistant photographer. Keith uses his savings to buy Rico's share in the funeral house. Ruth moves to Sarah's place. David defeats his fears and ghosts and recovers his sanity. Claire moves to New York, while envisions the fate of each character.

Everything comes to an end, including this magnificent show. It is amazing how wonderful an unpleasant theme like death can be brought to audiences, supported by credible, realistic human stories and outstanding performances. I am certainly going to miss this show, one of the best ever produced by television. The conclusion, disclosing the death of each character, was unique and very touching. Congratulations to all the people involved in bringing this awesome series to my home. My vote is ten.

Title (Brazil): "Todos a Espera" ("Everybody Waiting")


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