Six Feet Under (2001–2005)
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A drug-addicted actress dies from a cocaine overdose and leaves her fellow cast and crew members to set up the funeral.

Director:

Rodrigo García

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
Rachel Griffiths ... Brenda Chenowith
Shawn Hatosy ... Brody Farrell
Richard Jenkins ... Nathaniel Fisher
Ed O'Ross ... Nikolai
Eric Balfour ... Gabe Dimas
Alexandra Holden ... Rebecca Leah 'Becky Maxwell' Milford
Geoffrey Nauffts ... AMV Doctor
Paul Terrell Clayton ... Eddie (as Terrell Clayton)
Barbara Tarbuck ... STD Clinic Doctor
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Storyline

Drug-addict actress Rebecca Leah Milford overdoses on cocaine, leaving her fellow cast and crew members, including Rico's sponsoring obnoxious sister-in-law, to set up the funeral. A guide to parents with gay children recommends accepting them by welcoming their lovers for a family meal, so Ruth prepares to invite Brenda, Gabe, and Nikolai before learning that Keith is no longer part of David's life. David and Nate both get bad news on their MRI's: David has gonorrhea and Nate learns that his brain condition is indeed AVM, potentially (but not necessarily) fatal, but upon learning there appears to be no effective solution for curing it, leaves the doctor angrily with no intention of learning anything more about it. He tries harder than usual to stay fit and healthy by taking an aspirin a day...but ends up taking one of David's ecstasy tablets instead, making Ruth's dinner an interesting one. Later, he dreams his father introduces him to Life and Death, playing Chinese checkers with ... Written by brainybrailler@comcast.net

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Comedy | Drama

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TV-MA | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 March 2002 (USA) See more »

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Runtime:

(DVD)

Color:

Color
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Lauren Ambrose (Claire Fisher), Alexandra Holden (Rebecca Leah 'Becky Maxwell' Milford), & Shawn Hatosy (Brody Farrell) also worked together on In & Out as Vicky, Meredith & Jack respectively. See more »

Goofs

When Nate is high at supper, having got David's ecstasy pill by mistake, he overflows his glass of wine. He takes a big sip so the glass is no more filled to the brim. In next take, the glass is mysteriously full to the brim again. See more »

Quotes

Ruth Fisher: David, are you bringing a special friend to dinner?
David Fisher: Why are my friends always special?
Ruth Fisher: Okay, then. If you're having sex with anyone, is he coming to dinner?
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Connections

References Titanic (1997) See more »

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Heaven
Performed by Lamb
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God have mercy. God have mercy. God have mercy.
19 January 2007 | by cloistermouseSee all my reviews

This struck me as one of the most entertaining episodes of Six Feet Under, right from the slasher movie beginning followed by the event which actually provided business for the Fishers (in a rather parsimonious way from the late actress's colleagues).

Nicolai saying grace at the dining table in his heartfelt way was funny and moving, and this was followed by Nate's even more hilarious ecstasy trip.

A great start to the second series of Six Feet Under. It was the only show with a soap opera format that I can really say I liked, with its characterisation and its postmodern supernatural elements.


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