Six Feet Under (2001–2005)
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Perfect Circles 

The surgeons are dismayed when Nate's blood vessel ruptures and he suffers a hemorrhage, and his blood pressure continues to rise, then Nate dies...At least, the family and Rico are in ... See full summary »


Rodrigo García


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Episode credited cast:
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
Lili Taylor ... Lisa Kimmel Fisher
Richard Jenkins ... Nathaniel Fisher
Catherine O'Hara ... Carol Ward
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bobbin Bergstrom ... Scrub Nurse
Kimberlin Brown ... Soap Actress
Robert Cicchini ... Todd
Myndy Crist ... Dana
Dan Desmond Dan Desmond ... Art Teacher


The surgeons are dismayed when Nate's blood vessel ruptures and he suffers a hemorrhage, and his blood pressure continues to rise, then Nate dies...At least, the family and Rico are in shock, grieving, while Nate himself is dining in a hated restaurant with his father, impatiently waiting to get to his own funeral. He arrives early, sick of the food, and sees his funeral (open-casket, not a memorial service after cremation as he wished)...then hears David speaking to him from the next room where he sees himself paralyzed and with speech problems struggling to relearn. He continues through the home and witnesses himself completely healthy living with Lisa and Maya; at Christmas dinner with his family, including his father, who never died; living with a woman he has yet to meet and their son; spending his time lazily, watching TV and drinking beer with a woman. Returning to the funeral room, he meets his father again, who doesn't give him a straight answer on whether he's alive but ... Written by

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2 March 2003 (USA) See more »

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The first episode of the series to be shot in 16:9 HD widescreen (Seasons 1 and 2 were shot in 4:3 Standard Definition - full frame). See more »


Nate Fisher: Will you hurry up? I don't want to be late for my funeral.
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Time is on My Side
Written by Jerry Ragovoy
Performed by Irma Thomas
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Things That May Happen
28 October 2006 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

While being submitted to the emergency cranial surgery, Nate has a bleed and foresees different possibilities of his life, inclusive his death and the funeral service at "Fisher & Diaz". Seven months later, he is living with Lisa and Maya. Keith and David are having sessions with a couple's counselor, trying to find a middle term between Keith's anger and David's submission. Claire is painting and has one night stand with a rock and roll guitar player of a garage band.

I did not like this episode. My first frustration was when I saw the name "Nathaniel Samuel Fisher, Jr." written in white in the beginning of the episode. I thought how could "Six Feet Under" work without Nate? Then, there is an ellipsis and seven months later Nate is having a conventional middle-class life with Lisa and the baby, and this image does not fit to him. The most interesting part of this episode is the troubled relationship of Keith and David and their seeking for the solution. I miss Brenda, my favorite character of this great show. My vote is six.

Title (Brazil): "Círculos Perfeitos" ("Perfect Cicles")

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