Right after episode 8 I accidentally waatched this episode, missing Ecotone...... Interestingly I only realized this when I came to tv.com and noticed I missed an episode!
I've yet to watch Ecotone, but see.... the way I accidentally ended up watching the episodes I think it was even more dramatic, as for me, it appeeared as if Nate instantly died.
Now that is enough of my stupid accident.
Nate Fisher is dead. The main character of the show died.... before the fnale. Somewhat brave of the writers as this means alot of stress for the end of the show. Not just this episode but obviously the finale will be somewhat depressing too, afterall, this is Six Feet Under, isn't it?
Every single family member reacted to Nate's dead as excepted yet I think I've never teared up so much during a TV episode.
Basically about 5 times during the episode - especially David's speech and Claire's flashback.... incredible.
Michael C Hall has done his best in this episode, along with almost everyone else... but Michael stood out with his extremely realistic breakdown(s).
One of the things I was afriad of is Brenda. I dont like her character too much, and her relationship with Nate was never really good in my opinion, so... yes. I was afraid she might ruin this sacred episode. But no. No way. The vision with her and Nate in the car after the funeral was extremely telling.
Even after Nate's death, they argue. This just sums it all up. They never really belonged together. Never ever. A tragic story, comes to an end. The best episode of the show so far. May you Rest in Peace, Nate.