Six Feet Under

The Will

Season 1, Ep 2, Aired 6/10/01
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  • Episode Description
  • Chandler James Swanson July 29,1967 - January 8, 2001 During a get together around a pool, people discuss a franchise pyramid scheme. Chandler Swanson dives into the pool, but he doesn't come back up. He leaves a wife and an infant daughter. Nathaniel Fisher's will is read and Ruth gets money, stocks and insurance money. Nate & David are both given the funeral business. Claire receives college tuition, but she considers trading it in for cash. In an effort to help the Widow Swanson, Nate starts learning a few things about the funeral business. First up, caskets cannot be rented. By law, a used casket cannot be re-sold.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Peter Krause

    Nate Fisher

  • Mathew St. Patrick

    Keith Charles

  • Frances Conroy

    Ruth Fisher

  • Lauren Ambrose

    Claire Fisher

  • Freddy Rodriguez

    Federico Diaz

  • Fan Reviews (11)
  • The Fisher Family Legacy Continues

    By thequietvoice, Jun 27, 2013

  • The Fisher family receives Nathaniel's will

    By JaCkKbAuEr2424, Jun 09, 2011

  • 102

    By Canogaparkcindy, Oct 22, 2010

  • I think this was actually better than the pilot.

    By PabloExobar, Jul 12, 2008

  • 1.02: Definitely improving. I'm loving this series by the episode.

    By Mikay, Jun 25, 2005

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (14)

    • Nate : Look, don't take this out on mom. What is it that you want to say to me? David : Well, there's a body that's spent over two hours in a van, unrefrigerated, decomposing at a rate much faster than you could ever imagine, thanks for making my life just that much more difficult. Thanks for undemining my authority with our employees. And thanks for making it so clear to me that my choice to dedicate myself to this business and to this family was really stupid, because apparently I would have been rewarded just the same for wasting my life. Nate : Oh, my life is a waste? Fuck you! At least I enjoy it. David : Oh, well lucky you. Nate : Dave at-at least let me help. David : You've helped enough!

    • Claire : Okay, spare me the tough love rationalization. Just bottom line it, please.

    • Federico: (Referring to the deceased's erection) Angel lust. You can be dead, but you're never really dead.

    • Claire:(To Ruth) Apparently you want a child with an eating disorder.

    • Nathaniel Sr. (Reading his tombstone): Is that the best anybody could come up with? "Father, husband, caregiver"? Nate: How would you prefer? "Introvert, sadist, mindfucker"

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    Notes (2)

    • Music featured in episode: Dean Martin - Ain't Thank A Kick in the Head, Soulstice - Tenderly, Submarine - Girl Who Fell to Earth, Peggy Lee - I Love Being Here With You, The Blasters - So Long Baby Goodbye, The Starseeds - Parallel Life, Dandy Warhols - Bohemian Like You

    • - German title: "Der letzte Wille" (= "The Last Will"); - Italian title: "Il testamento" (= "The will").

    Allusions (1)

    • Nate: Good Morning Dave
      Reference to the talking computer HAL in the movie "2001: A Space Odyssey"

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