Six Feet Under (2001–2005)
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Knock, Knock 

A simple game of golf results in the death of a woman.

Director:

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
Jeremy Sisto ... Billy Chenowith
Rachel Griffiths ... Brenda Chenowith
Ed Begley Jr. ... Hiram Gunderson
Richard Jenkins ... Nathaniel Fisher
Ed O'Ross ... Nikolai
Dina Spybey-Waters ... Tracy Montrose Blair (as Dina Waters)
Eric Balfour ... Gabe Dimas
Tim Maculan ... Father Jack
Marina Black ... Parker McKenna
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Storyline

Matthew Gilardi discusses the difficulties of convincing the Fishers to sell to Kroehner's with his superior Mitzi Dalton Huntley while golfing, and one of the balls hits Tracy Montrose Blair's aunt Lillian Grace Montrose. Tracy is her usual difficult self while refusing to sign the Fishers' service contract, changing her mind completely about what kind of service to have, and being finicky over the only coffin available of the chosen kind, but shows a different side of herself when revealing why she's so devoted to keeping this funeral perfect. Claire is unaware that Gabe robs a convenience store, but still fears for him when she dreams that her father predicts his life won't last much longer. Father Jack is reprimanded for presiding over a lesbian marriage, and when the deacons get to an argument over this David is forced to voice his opinion as a tie-breaking vote, so his secret is revealed and he is dismissed quietly in order to keep Fr. Jack there. Ruth and Hiram decide their ... Written by brainybrailler@comcast.net

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Comedy | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 August 2001 (USA) See more »

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(DVD)

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Marc Foster, Jr. was the only casualty (aside from protagonists) to be "seen" in more than one episode after his death (he'd died the episode before, but David gets a message from him here). See more »

Quotes

Tracy Montrose Blair: Why do people have to die?
Nate Fisher: To make life important. None of us know how long we've got. Which is why we have to make each day matter.
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Connections

References Harold and Maude (1971) See more »

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Mayday
Written by Eric Chenaux, Kevan Byrne, Kevin Lynn, Michael Armstrong and Michelle McAdorey
Performed by King Cobb Steelie
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Six Feet of Settling In
29 April 2018 | by matthewjmilesSee all my reviews

The first season of Six Feet Under concludes in the light of the death of the ever-irritating Tracy's aunt, with each protagonist involved in a subplot that is unquestionably important to them: Nate and Brenda begin to discuss marriage, and their own mortality is threatened, David faces yet another obstacle challenging his sexuality, Claire pulls an typical teenager's move and sneaks away to a party and Ruth takes strides in deciding what she wants and who she wants to be with in her life.

This is my first watch of the series, so I am still discovering the unique qualities that it has to offer, but I feel that it was this episode that solidified an attachment between myself and each of the characters. I could use just one word to define each of them as Ball has created them - 'human'. We have already had the privilege, in these thirteen episodes alone, to experience multiple facets of each of the main and even some of the supporting characters, with some of the facets being particularly unflattering. I think this is where Six Feet Under grabs you, unlike other shows, and forces you to watch, not because it is enjoyable, but because it is part of life. This is Billy's mental illness, every argument between Nate and Brenda, and especially Tracy - until now the 'comedy relief' and essentially a straight woman to fancy David - and her heart-rending breakdown towards the end of this episode. As I sat transfixed, with Nate delivering a poignant message about life, I realised that this episode, this season, and indeed this whole show is something special. Through the good and the bad, both of which abound in this episode, with moments that will make you both grin in pleasure and widen your eyes in despair, you unconsciously have to develop feelings for each of these characters.

'Knock, Knock' feels like the show's undisputed 'settling in' point. As the episode fades out (with a happy ending, don't fear) I feel ready and eager to delve into Season 2, and I can't wait to see what faces the Fishers (and Federico) face next.


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