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Hold My Hand 

In 1954 Loretta Smith Sibley committed suicide in front of her son George. With the anniversary of September 9th approaching, George is haunted by her presence enough to distract him at ... See full summary »


Jeremy Podeswa


Alan Ball (creator), Nancy Oliver




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
Jeremy Sisto ... Billy Chenowith
Illeana Douglas ... Angela
Tina Holmes ... Maggie Sibley
Janice Lynde ... Loretta Smith Sibley
Matt Malloy ... Roger Pasquese
Anne Ramsay ... Jackie Feldman


In 1954 Loretta Smith Sibley committed suicide in front of her son George. With the anniversary of September 9th approaching, George is haunted by her presence enough to distract him at home, repeats his habit of placing unwanted food in his pockets, telling Ruth he was saving it, and confesses to Maggie that he again needs therapy. Ruth also has to deal with Claire confronting her after she freezes her account since she's no longer in school. Billy buys her the camera she wanted to purchase herself as they consider leaving for Spain, but Ruth disapproves of the whole thing. Rico runs into but is rejected by Vanessa at a church dating meet, so dates his former replacement Angela. Brenda befriends a co-worker after her first counseling experience results in a physical attack, and Nate befriends his stepsister Maggie, a divorcée whose son passed away at a young age. Written by

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20 June 2005 (USA) See more »

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One of two episodes to show a death in the opening teaser occurring before the year the episode was set and the only of those where it was not a body handled by Fisher and Sons (George Sibley was remembering his mother's death). See more »


At 32:02 the boom mic is visible in the window's reflection. See more »


Features The Other Woman (1995) See more »


by Handsome Boy Modeling School feat. Jack Johnson
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Crying for Help
4 August 2007 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

Ruth is totally upset with George, who asks his daughter Maggie to take him to a new session of electroshock. He recalls when his mother, Loretta Smith Sibley, committed suicide and asked him to hold her hand. David and Keith have trouble with the adoption process and David overreacts. Rico goes to an undertaker convention and meets his former replacement Angela, and they have one night stand. Brenda is bounced against the wall by a patient and her colleague Jackie invites her to have dinner with her family. Brenda feels very comfortable and schedules a family dinner with Nate and Maya. Claire plans with Billy to move to Spain but her allowance is cut by her family lawyer since she dropped the college, and she argues with Ruth.

"Hold My Hand" is another humanistic episode of "Six Feet Under". I am really impressed with the great acting and development of characters in this series. The situation of the poor George being rejected by Ruth and the attitude of Brenda, who was raised by a dysfunctional family, feeling the true meaning of family and making her best efforts trying to make her own family stronger are very touching. My vote is eight.

Title (Brazil): "Me De a Mão" ("Give Me the Hand")

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