At breakfast, egomaniacal Jonathan Arthur Hanley receives a blow on the head with a frying-pan when his wife finally has enough of his mouth. Rico's replacement David and Nate find is difficult to reason with and informs Ruth she's convinced David is gay. Nate confronts Billy after he displays a degrading picture of him at an art gallery, and Brenda too grows disgusted with him when his parents reveal what he actually did instead of attempting suicide years before...but not enough to believe he should be institutionalized as they do. Ruth shows her feelings about Nikolai, and a rival shows her feelings about her. David meets Keith at a food distribution and is disappointed to learn his feelings for him aren't mutual. Claire is concerned with Gabe's continued possible depression without any support from his family, especially when she picks up on an underlying message in his words to her.
Did You Know?
Claire (Lauren Ambrose
) mentions at dinner that she has an overnight astronomy thing for school, and Nate (Peter Krause
) and David (Michael C. Hall
) cover for her. They then have a discussion about the planetary status of Pluto (is it, or isn't it?). The same discussion occurred on an episode of Peter Krause
's previous show, Sports Night
(1998), between him and his co-workers. See more
In the opening sequence, we are looking at a man at a breakfast table talking to his wife who is making breakfast. It shows her grabbing the frying pan's handle filled with steaming scrambled eggs and using a spatula, turns them while they are cooking, although she does not wear a potholder or other cloth to pick up the hot pan. See more
I can't believe they pressured you into sacrificing your life for your brother.
Nobody pressured me... I wanted to stay.
Six Feet Under (Original Main Theme)
Written by Thomas Newman
Performed by Thomas Newman See more