Six Feet Under (2001–2005)
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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 »


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


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

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21 August 2005 (USA) See more »

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Did You Know?


The title not only reflects Nate's line "Everybody's waiting" near the end of the show, but also the song from the pilot, "Waiting", performed by The Devlins. See more »


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 »


Margaret: Ruth, it isn't the '50s anymore, no matter how you dress.
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Crazy Credits

According to Allan Ball, the end credit scroll is slower than usual as a tribute to the show's greatly appreciated but under-acknowledged crew. See more »


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Probably the hardest goodbye I've ever had with a show
13 November 2014 | by WalterSopranoSee all my reviews

Oh man the end is now past me and I can't believe that that is the last time I get to see the fishers in there dysfunctional glory. No matter whether if I hated the character at one point or another it still was so hard to say goodbye to all these amazing characters that you become connected with in six feet under. So now I say goodbye to the show.

Now a review for the episode, I will say this is probably the second best series finale I've ever seen and is close with number one. But man the show had me worried for a minute there. As the ending came closer and closer the ending just didn't seem to have completely earned its 9.9/10 rating it has. And then bam the last 10 minutes makes the show close with probably the most memorable ending I've seen to a series.

I will guarantee I will rematch this series to enjoy every amazing second of this comedy drama and I will not take it for granted this time around. So now I can guarantee this is one of the top 5 shows of all time if you ask me. So what are you waiting for, go buy this show and watch it.

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