Six Feet Under (2001–2005)
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Surrounded by his family, Bernard Asa Chenowith dies of stomach cancer, and when Nate learns of it he requests Lisa's permission to attend his funeral since Brenda was there after his ... See full summary »


Nicole Holofcener


Alan Ball (creator), Craig Wright | 1 more credit »




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
Lili Taylor ... Lisa Kimmel Fisher
Jeremy Sisto ... Billy Chenowith
Joanna Cassidy ... Margaret Chenowith
Robert Foxworth ... Dr. Bernard Chenowith
Ben Foster ... Russell Corwin
Justina Machado ... Vanessa Diaz
Rainn Wilson ... Arthur Martin
Matt Winston ... Terry


Surrounded by his family, Bernard Asa Chenowith dies of stomach cancer, and when Nate learns of it he requests Lisa's permission to attend his funeral since Brenda was there after his father's. Lisa agrees, and Nate plans to leave Maya with Ruth, but she's out secretly stalking Arthur jogging. Claire chooses to go shopping with Russell at an arts store, where Russell buys her a gift of an expensive bottle of paint she refused to purchase. David takes a reluctant Keith to Terry's party, where he's humiliated at playing a game and eventually leaves David to take his drinks alone. Nate doesn't want to leave Maya with Arthur and almost drops her off at the Diazes', but Vanessa is so distracted and on edge he decides against it. He informs Rico, though, who worries that she's depressed over her mother's loss and despairs of getting her to talk about it openly. Nate ends up taking Maya to the funeral, which angers Lisa, who believes Nate still loves Brenda rather than her, along with the ... Written by

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Frances Conroy would again sing "My Favorite Things" in an episode of How I Met Your Mother. See more »


Bernard Chenowith: [of Brenda] You've found your happiness, Nate. She'll find hers. It's just a matter of time.
Nate Fisher: And what if I haven't found mine?
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References Timecode (2000) See more »


Let It Ride (Jimpster Remix)
by Lisa Shaw, composed by Dave Warrin
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This whole episode is a masterpiece
11 March 2011 | by tv_is_my_parentSee all my reviews

'Watching him die, it was like watching somebody get washed out to sea, only they're sitting right there in the bed. A wave comes, takes them a little away. Another wave comes takes them a little away. Every wave is a day. Little by little off they... Off they go.' - Brenda Chenowith

Brenda's father Bernard dies cause of a stomach cancer and we see for the first time, a person we know can die. All the scenes between her and Nate together was so emotional. Margaret is still one of my favorite characters in the series.

Ruth was acting like stupid in this episode, she was like drunk but her and Arthur's relationship is sweet. I think Arthur's music really shows his personality.

Russell buying Claire the blue paint she wants. It shows us he's really a good guy and cares about Claire.

Whole David and Keith storyline wasn't great. It was just fun to see Keith under the gay pressure.

Lisa's behavior was a bullshit. What will happen if Brenda touched Maya, you're going to slap her? I think she's really want Nate to leave her and get back together with Brenda.

We find out Nate's true feelings, by his chat with Bernard's vision. Bernard: You find your own happiness, she'll find her. Nate: What if i didn't find mine.

This episode reminds me why this show is the best thing i've seen.

10/10, flawless.

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