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Time Flies 

Lila Simmonds Coolidge passes away just before her 95th birthday...which she happened to share with Nate. This year, Nate's 40th is marked by the news that he'll be a dad, which he doesn't ... See full summary »


Alan Poul


Alan Ball (creator), Craig Wright




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
Richard Jenkins ... Nathaniel Fisher
Tina Holmes ... Maggie Sibley
Anne Ramsay ... Jackie Feldman
Jennifer Elise Cox ... Mary
Ellen Albertini Dow ... Roberta


Lila Simmonds Coolidge passes away just before her 95th birthday...which she happened to share with Nate. This year, Nate's 40th is marked by the news that he'll be a dad, which he doesn't react to as enthusiastically as Brenda had hoped. Claire breaks off with Billy after a final night together because of his wild behavior off medication, while George's apologies to Ruth don't lessen her impatience toward his problems. Rico sleeps with Vanessa when he shows up to remind she forgot to pick their son up, but she ensures it will be the last time. At Nate's unwanted party where his mood is already low after accidentally revealing Brenda's pregnancy and creating more friction, a bird some consider to be an omen and others merely to be an annoyance continues to invade the house. When Nate is insulted for allowing its return by not closing the window it originally entered through, he takes out all his frustration on the bird. Written by

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The death at the top of the episode tells us that the dates of the deceased are 1909-2005, making her 96 (or 95 if her birthday hadn't yet taken place that year). Yet, at the meeting with Nate and Rico, her elderly friend says "today would have been her 95th birthday", but her 95th birthday took place in 2004. (Perhaps the old lady might just be forgetting what year it is.) See more »


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Life Is So Lonely
10 August 2007 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

On the day of his fortieth birthday, Brenda tells Nate that she is pregnant and she becomes upset with his reaction. Billy is aggressive and disturbed since he stopped his medication, affecting his relationship with Claire. David and Keith have an interview with the candidate to rent her belly, and they ask if they may use her eggs. Rico brings his son to Vanessa's place and they have one night stand. David decides to cut his hair and has a crush on the hairdresser. Brenda gives a surprise birthday party to Nate, and they argue. Nate is not sure if he loves Brenda and wants a baby. George feels miserable with the treatment of Ruth. Claire has one night stand with one friend of Nate.

In this great episode, the relationships of most of the characters are shacked: Brenda and Nate; Claire and Billy; Ruth and George; David and Keith, all of them have some level of trouble with their partners. Maggie is getting closer to the insecure Nate and Rico is closer to Vanessa. In the end, one conclusion: life is lonely and time flies faster after the forty years old. My vote is eight.

Title (Brazil): "O Tempo Voa" ("The Time Flies")

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