Six Feet Under

Six Feet Under
When death is your business, what is your life? For the Fisher family, the world outside of their family-owned funeral home continues to be at least as challenging as - and far less predictable than - the one inside. Oscar-winning screenwriter Alan Ball's breakout series takes a darkly comic look at members of a dysfunctional L.A. family that run a funeral business. Starring: Peter Krause as Nate Fisher; Michael C. Hall as David Fisher; Frances Conroy as Ruth Fisher; Lauren Ambrose as Claire Fisher; Rachel Griffiths as Brenda Chenowith; Freddy Rodriguez as Federico Diaz; Richard Jenkins as Nathaniel Fisher Sr.; Mathew St. Patrick as Keith Charles; Justina Machado as Vanessa Diaz; Jeremy Sisto as Billy Chenowith; Joanna Cassidy as Margaret Chenowith; Lili Taylor as Lisa Kimmel Fisher; Patricia Clarkson as Sarah O'Conner; Robert Foxworth as Bernard Chenowith; and Rainn Wilson as Arthur Martin.

Genre: Drama

  • Watch Six Feet Under Season 4

    • Episode 12


      aired: Sun, Sep 12, 2004

      In the Season Four finale, Ruth is delighted to meet George's daughter, but worries as his paranoid 'views' of the future escalate. 'Star' Claire gets high off her newfound fame; Federico pleads his case to Vanessa, who delivers a verdict.

    • Episode 11

      Bomb Shelter

      aired: Sun, Aug 29, 2004

      Ruth is giddy about going to a tantric workshop with George, who retreats to the family's emergency shelter. Meanwhile, David's last bite at a sushi restaurant threatens to cost him--and Keith--a lot more than the bill; and Nate drops a bomb on Barb.

    • Episode 10

      The Black Forest

      aired: Sun, Aug 22, 2004

      Nate gives Maya 'one last look' at a memorial for Lisa, where some surprise discoveries ensue. David and Keith are inspired by a same-sex wedding; George agrees to Ruth's marriage stipulations; Federico is disturbed by the 'new and improved' Vanessa.

    • Episode 9

      Grinding The Corn

      aired: Sun, Aug 15, 2004

      Ruth and Bettina take a road trip to Mexico, leaving the men of Fisher & Diaz to some male bonding--and comic-book crime-fighting. David and Keith open up after closing their 'open' relationship; and Billy resurfaces as a substitute art teacher.

    • Episode 8

      Coming And Going

      aired: Sun, Aug 8, 2004

      Nate and Brenda take Maya on a train ride, getting caught in their tracks when they go a little too far. Meanwhile, David tries to 'sex-orcise' his demons; Keith straightens out a conflict of interest; and Federico starts sleeping on the job.

    • Episode 7

      The Dare

      aired: Sun, Aug 1, 2004

      Ruth goes on a fossil hunt with George, and digs up Sarah and Bettina. Claire focuses her talents on Edie; Federico tries to unload on Sophia; Vanessa does some detective work; Keith goes 'out' to a bar with co-workers; David drowns his stress.

    • Episode 6

      Terror Starts At Home

      aired: Sun, Jul 25, 2004

      Fisher & Diaz hosts two very different parties in one night. Meanwhile, David is uncomfortable with all the comfort he's receiving; Nate finds temporary relief at a 'canine retreat,' Claire and her art-school friends go on a trip.

    • Episode 5

      That's My Dog

      aired: Sun, Jul 18, 2004

      With Keith out of town on business, David gets taken for a ride by a hitchhiker. Meanwhile, Nate feels out of place in a bereavement group, Ruth tries to play matchmaker--to George's chagrin, Claire feels empty after a critique of her self-portraits.

    • Episode 4

      Can I Come Up Now?

      aired: Sun, Jul 11, 2004

      David's ex-fiancee re-enters his life in search of answers. Meanwhile, Nate has a psychic rendezvous, Keith's new job sends him into the closet, Federico identifies with David's past, Claire decides not to let life pass her by.

    • Episode 3

      Parallel Play

      aired: Sun, Jun 27, 2004

      A group of prank-happy teenagers find their latest joke is no laughing matter. Meanwhile, the Fishers decide to hold a yard sale; David grooms Arthur for a new role; Nate gets intimately involved in Maya's afternoon playgroup.

    • Episode 2

      In Case of Rapture

      aired: Sun, Jun 20, 2004

      George puts his stamp on the Fisher home. David cautions Nate about projecting his personal grief onto their clients; Keith applies for a glamorous new job; Joe challenges the logic of Brenda's 12-step plan; Claire reawakens her artistic muse.

    • Episode 1

      Falling Into Place

      aired: Sun, Jun 13, 2004

      Season Four premiere. In an attempt to honor Lisa's last wishes, Nate winds up at odds with her family. Meanwhile, David and Keith look for 'genuinely new' ways to start over; Federico seeks a priest for absolution; Vanessa gets tired of Angelica.

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    • Episode 13

      I'm Sorry, I'm Lost

      aired: Sun, Jun 1, 2003

      In the Season Three finale, Death continues to shuffle its deck randomly for would-be clients of Fisher & Diaz. Meanwhile, Nate looks to quell his inner demons through extreme remedies offered at a local bar.

    • Episode 12


      aired: Sun, May 18, 2003

      After a serial killer is executed in Texas, his daughter brings him home for a fitting Fisher & Diaz funeral. Meanwhile, Ruth spends some quality time in the company of George Sibley; David arrives at a crossroads in his relationship with Keith.

    • Episode 11

      Death Works Overtime

      aired: Sun, May 11, 2003

      Fisher & Diaz is brimming over with activity after a trio of unrelated deaths. Meanwhile, Nate anxiously awaits Lisa's return from Santa Cruz; Vanessa and her sister Angelica enjoy a therapeutic shopping excursion, to Rico's chagrin.

    • Episode 10

      Everyone Leaves

      aired: Sun, May 4, 2003

      A bee sting during a family picnic ends a life. Nate tends to Maya while Lisa visits her sister in Santa Cruz. Meanwhile, Vanessa seems back to her old self, to Rico's relief; Russell's decision to share a secret with Claire backfires.

    • Episode 9

      The Opening

      aired: Sun, Apr 27, 2003

      The Fishers run into some unexpected guests at an art-school benefit featuring works by Claire, Russell and Olivier. David and Keith have an awkward video-store meeting with Father Jack, then haggle over the 'rules' of three-way sex with a stranger.

    • Episode 8

      Tears, Bones and Desire

      aired: Sun, Apr 20, 2003

      After the patriarch of a cultish new-age clan dies, Fisher & Diaz is overrun by the wives and children left behind. Meanwhile, Keith gets back at David and his brunch pals during an intense game of paintball.

    • Episode 7

      Timing and Space

      aired: Sun, Apr 13, 2003

      A group of familiar relatives and friends is united in mourning. Meanwhile, David and Keith (reluctantly) play 'Leading Ladies' at brunch with members of the Gay Men's Chorus and Ruth and Arthur perform a rendition of 'My Favorite Things.'

    • Episode 6

      Making Love Work

      aired: Sun, Apr 6, 2003

      A nosebleed proves deadly for one audience member queuing up to see the 'Dr. Dave' advice show. Meanwhile, Lisa takes Maya on an illuminating camping trip, and Rico wrestles with the challenges of a double-wide corpse and 'triple X' casket.

    • Episode 5

      The Trap

      aired: Sun, Mar 30, 2003

      Fisher & Diaz deal with the recently discovered body of a man missing for years. Meanwhile, Ruth sets the ground rules for a new live-in apprentice named Arthur and David meets an old acquaintance during an L.A. Gay Men's Chorus rehearsal.

    • Episode 4

      Nobody Sleeps

      aired: Sun, Mar 23, 2003

      While the partner of a recently deceased gay man is orchestrating an operatic tribute at Fisher & Diaz, Lisa plans an unwanted birthday party for Ruth. Meanwhile, Claire has a night to remember with Russell and two outlaw art teachers.

    • Episode 3

      The Eye Inside (AKA Another Voice)

      aired: Sun, Mar 16, 2003

      Keith and David find the reality of a resort vacation different than advertised, Ruth learns the meaning of 'express checkout' during a shopping excursion with Bettina, and Claire gets a lesson in 'sick' art from a new teacher.

    • Episode 2

      You Never Know

      aired: Sun, Mar 9, 2003

      David and Rico are at odds over doing business with the family of a deceased telemarketer, Claire finds she has more in common with a fellow art student named Russell than with Phil, and Ruth meets a new friend, Bettina.

    • Episode 1

      Perfect Circles

      aired: Sun, Mar 2, 2003

      In the Season Three premiere, Fisher & Sons has become Fisher & Diaz, and Rico is doing all he can to make sure he's not a 'gofer' anymore. Meanwhile, David and Keith decide to give couple's therapy a try and Claire gets to know a crematory worker.

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    • Episode 13

      The Last Time

      aired: Sun, Jun 2, 2002

      In the Season Two finale, Fisher & Sons is the subject of an unannounced inspection, which proves surprisingly beneficial for Federico. Meanwhile, Claire's art-school interview takes an unexpected turn, and things grow tense between Keith and David.

    • Episode 12

      I'll Take You

      aired: Sun, May 19, 2002

      Claire begins to find some direction in her life, and a newly serious Billy is an unlikely choice to help. Tensions between Nate and Brenda finally come to a head, while Keith has a problem that threatens everything he has worked for with David.

    • Episode 11

      The Liar and the Whore

      aired: Sun, May 12, 2002

      Nate and Brenda find comfort in Rabbi Ari's advice. Ruth's need to control the lives of Nikolai and Claire leads her to a surprising self-assessment. Federico's suspicions about an elderly woman's death lead him to place Vanessa under scrutiny.

    • Episode 10

      The Secret

      aired: Sun, May 5, 2002

      David and Keith continue trying to iron out their problems...and Karla has a secret that isn't going to make things any better. Meanwhile, Claire takes a curious approach to photography and Brenda's engagement anxiety leads her on a sexual adventure.

    • Episode 9

      Someone Else's Eyes

      aired: Sun, Apr 28, 2002

      Ruth continues to help an injured Nikolai recover, but her patience is tested when she learns how he broke his legs. Brenda's escapades help her to write, but her feelings about being engaged grow more muddled--especially after Billy's release.

    • Episode 8

      It's The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

      aired: Sun, Apr 21, 2002

      The Christmas season marks the anniversary of Nathaniel's death...and gets everyone thinking about their last moments with him. Meanwhile, Nate and Brenda are shocked by Margaret Chenowith's Christmas Eve guest.

    • Episode 7

      Back to the Garden

      aired: Sun, Apr 14, 2002

      A Jewish funeral at Fisher & Sons leads Nate to seek spiritual guidance from an intense female rabbi. Claire meets a guy while visiting her Aunt Sarah. A medical emergency prompts David to consider giving his relationship with Keith another shot.

    • Episode 6

      In Place of Anger

      aired: Sun, Apr 7, 2002

      Mitzi Huntley arrives back in Nate and David's lives thanks to a comparison-shopping widow. Ruth's estranged sister Sarah arrives for a visit. A vodka-fueled family dinner casts a pall over Nate and Brenda's happy news.

    • Episode 5

      The Invisible Woman

      aired: Sun, Mar 31, 2002

      Ruth takes a personal interest in the death of a woman who has no friends or relatives. Meanwhile, Brenda's search for a literary muse prompts her to turn to one of her massage clients and Nate's relationship with Brenda takes an unexpected turn.

    • Episode 4

      Driving Mr. Mossback

      aired: Sun, Mar 24, 2002

      Nate brings Claire to his old stomping ground in Seattle to help him retrieve the body of a man who feared flying. There, they stay with Lisa (Lili Taylor), a woman who still carries a torch for Nate.

    • Episode 3

      The Plan

      aired: Sun, Mar 17, 2002

      The death of a psychic's husband sparks some interesting conversation. Meanwhile, Ruth is changed after attending a lengthy self-actualization seminar; Claire is upset to learn that her guidance counselor has betrayed her confidence.

    • Episode 2

      Out, Out, Brief Candle

      aired: Sun, Mar 10, 2002

      A football player's death bothers Nate, who earlier learned of his own potentially fatal condition. Meanwhile, Federico's request to borrow money from Nate and David is rejected, and he later learns of their newest purchase: a 'casket wall' display.

    • Episode 1

      In The Game

      aired: Sun, Mar 3, 2002

      In the Season Two premiere, a young actress's death prompts her castmates from a slasher film to pitch in (more or less) for a cheap funeral at Fisher & Sons. Meanwhile, Ruth arranges a dinner for Nate, David and Claire--and their significant others.

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    • Episode 13

      Knock, Knock

      aired: Sun, Aug 19, 2001

      In the first season's final episode, written and directed by series creator Alan Ball, the Fisher family experiences the control-freak side of Tracy Montrose Blaire; Brenda visits a remorseful Billy; David faces problems at his church; Gabe reverts to some bad habits; and Rico finds reason to celebrate.

    • Episode 12

      A Private Life

      aired: Sun, Aug 19, 2001

      A gay man's murder forces David to confont his own fears about his lifestyle; Brenda's parents and Nate consider getting help for the increasingly troubled Billy...but Brenda isn't so sure that's the answer. Meanwhile, Ruth, Claire and David all share secrets with respective acquaintances.

    • Episode 11

      The Trip

      aired: Sun, Aug 12, 2001

      Nate (Peter Krause), David (Michael C. Hall) and Brenda (Rachel Griffiths) take an interesting trip to Vegas for a funeral directors' conference; a baby's death from SIDS stuns the family; and Ruth (Frances Conroy) takes a floral-arrangement class.

    • Episode 10

      The New Person

      aired: Sun, Aug 5, 2001

      Nate (Peter Krause) and David hire an outspoken mortician (Illeana Douglas); Billy's photo gallery exhibit features one particularly surprising shot; and Claire frets over Gabe's inconsistent behavior.

    • Episode 9

      Life's Too Short

      aired: Sun, Jul 29, 2001

      A tragedy reunites Claire with a guy who sullied her reputation at school; David and his new boyfriend run into Keith and his new partner on the disco circuit; and Ruth has an eye-opening camping trip with Hiram.

    • Episode 8


      aired: Sun, Jul 22, 2001

      In an effort to raise income, Nate and David decide to rent out a room in the funeral home; Claire struggles to grasp the lessons of her outreach hike in the mountains; Ruth attempts to reconcile her feelings about Hiram; Brenda's Aussie friend gets under Nate's skin; and David is buoyed by the news of extra funeral business.

    • Episode 7


      aired: Sun, Jul 15, 2001

      When a young Army vet dies of Gulf War Syndrome, his brother opts for a cremation and disposal of the body; Ruth has Hiram over to cook dinner and then takes a job with Nikolai; David's church involvement results in his casting a very important vote; and Billy interferes with Nate and Brenda's vacation plans.

    • Episode 6

      The Room

      aired: Sun, Jul 8, 2001

      An ornery widower camps out in the Fisher Funeral Home; sparks fly between Claire and Billy; Ruth spurns Hiram and is later wooed by a Russian florist; David is pursued by a pushy parishioner while performing charity work; and an examination of the business's receipts uncovers some interesting secrets.

    • Episode 5

      An Open Book

      aired: Sun, Jul 1, 2001

      Ruth is stunned by the visitors at a porn star's wake; Nate has a strange first meeting with Brenda's brother Billy (Jeremy Sisto); and Keith takes issue with David's desire to replace his father as deacon at the family church.

    • Episode 4


      aired: Sun, Jun 24, 2001

      After a gang member is killed, the Fishers find that his family's wishes for burial differ from those of his gang leader. Nate's girlfriend Brenda (Rachel Griffiths) makes an unfavorable impression during a family dinner.

    • Episode 3

      The Foot

      aired: Sun, Jun 17, 2001

      When a bakery owner is killed, it's up to Federico (Freddy Rodriguez) to put the pieces back together. The family considers selling the funeral business altogether to Kroehner.

    • Episode 2

      The Will

      aired: Sun, Jun 10, 2001

      After a pyramid scheme owner dies and leaves his wife and baby daughter with a load of debt, Nate (Peter Krause) offers to loan them a casket. Meanwhile, the Fisher family attend the reading of their father's will.

    • Episode 1


      aired: Sun, Jun 3, 2001

      In the series premiere, Nate Fisher returns home for the holidays to the shattering news of his father's death.

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