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


Alan Ball (creator), Alan Ball




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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Alan Ball fought for the 3-minute closing credit roll as a tribute to the crew who had worked so hard on the show for 5 years. 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 »


Ruth: [talking on the phone] I have to ask you something.
Maggie Sibley: Sure.
Ruth: You were with Nate the night he...
Maggie Sibley: Yes.
Ruth: Was he happy?
Maggie Sibley: He was... feeling, I think, that his life was very complicated.
Ruth: I'm not talking about his life. I'm talking about that night. Was... Was he happy?
Maggie Sibley: He was.
Ruth: Good... Were you?
Maggie Sibley: Yes... Yes I was happy.
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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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Always Worth It
Written by Sarah Blasko and Robert Cranny
Performed by Sarah Blasko
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Nothing can stand beside it, NOTHING! How?
23 December 2013 | by adriar_deserteagleSee all my reviews

Among numerous TV series the final episode of Six Feet Under takes the series at an extra level of greatness. I got to tell you, if the finale was not as it is, I am pretty sure I wouldn't have looked at this series as admirably as I do now. This now leads me saying to people, 'look, if you do not want a series that would make you carry out unsuccessful operations of searching what's in six feet under in other TV series, if you do not want to feel regretted that you actually finished watching a series, then do not watch Six Feet Under'. The final was as simple and beautiful as the series itself; no climax, no sudden plot twisting deaths, no unexpected change of story line. That's what makes it gorgeous. Before this episode was aired, word went around from Six Feet Under crew that the finale will be absolutely mind-blowing. So consequently, audience expected something extremely special. But when it was aired, the audience realized that they saw something that reaches not even the sea-shore of their expected complicated endings. Instead it delivers something which is quite simple but its beauty stretches far beyond the sea of their imagination. Especially the last couple of minutes; if its simplicity, sweetness and unbearable sadness doesn't make you weep openly until the credits rolled, then maybe you weren't watching. Honestly, I don't know how the creator came to realize the beauty of this ending because when you think it in papers, it REALLY seem rather ordinary. It's just one last ultimate bit of audacity and pure ingenuity of Alan Ball with his brilliant writing and direction which made possible to give a gem of television era a sealing of utter perfection.

Peace out!

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