Six Feet Under

Season 1 Episode 7


Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Jul 15, 2001 on HBO
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Episode Summary

Victor Wayne Kovich
January 16, 1971 - April 1, 2001

Billy tries to get in the way of Nate and Brenda's relationship. Ruth invites Hiram over for a family dinner, and also takes a florist job in Nikolai's shop. David meets an open-minded associate priest and votes to keep him on for the church. Claire continues to have problems with school and life in general.


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Wade Williams

Wade Williams

Paul Kovitch

Guest Star

Raphael Sbarge

Raphael Sbarge

Father Clark

Guest Star

Brian Kimmet

Brian Kimmet

Victor Kovitch

Guest Star

Ed Begley Jr.

Ed Begley Jr.


Recurring Role

Ed O'Ross

Ed O'Ross


Recurring Role

Tim Maculan

Tim Maculan

Father Jack

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • When Claire is reading "Don Juan" during math class you can actually see that she's reading the very first part of the book (after her teacher ask her to explain the formula). When the camera cuts back to her, the book is opened on the middle, and then in the next shot is back at the beginning.

  • QUOTES (10)

    • (Billy walks in on Brenda and Nate having sex)
      Brenda (To Nate): Well, your mom walked in on us once. So I guess we're even!

    • David: Do you really think that Father Clark would be happy here?
      Father Jack: Why should he be happy? How happy are you?
      David: You're right. I'm not happy. My life is very complicated and confusing. I've experienced a lot of loss recently - my father and my--. And the one thing that helps me to deal with it is having a place that hasn't changed like everything else in my life. There's a reason they call it a "sanctuary."

    • (About the Sierra Crossroads Program)
      Ruth: Is this a school trip?
      Claire: No, you go to the mountains and confront fear and get in touch with your most basic self. (pause) It looks good on your college application.

    • Gary: Have you heard of the Sierra Crossroads Program?
      Claire: What is that? Like, "Bungee Jumping for Jesus"?

    • Father Clark: The hardest part about my work is the fact that most people don't want a real relationship with God. Yeah, sure, they'll pray to a man nailed to a cross, but they'll--they'll ignore the gay kid who gets strung up, or the black man who gets dragged behind a car, or someone's mother living in a box.

    • Father Clark: Well, religion is politics, David. Jesus was a revolutionary, threatened those in power, and they had him assassinated. And they'd do the same thing to him today.

    • Teacher: Algebra forces your mind to solve problems logically. It's one of the only perfect sciences--
      Claire: You think the world runs on logic? Come on. Open your eyes.

    • Nate: Sorry, there was an accident on the 405. Both cars totaled. Should have stopped to hand out cards.

    • Nate: Well, I have to go to work.
      Billy: Bring out your dead!

    • Nate: Fuck! I smell like a dead guy!
      Brenda: No, you smell fine. Your life stinks, you complain all the time, and that's really dull.

  • NOTES (3)


    • Gary: Don't quote Castenada at me.
      Claire: Why not? You quote Bob Dylan at me.
      Bob Dylan is a well-known American songwriter, whose career reached its peak during the 1960s.

    • David: Maybe you should be in the Peace Corps.
      The Peace Corps is an independent U.S. federal agency founded in 1961 and conceived to endorse mutual understanding between Americans and the outside world.

    • Brenda: I love the Bank of America in the background.
      Bank of America (aka BofA) is a North Carolina-based bank holding company founded in 1874.

    • Visual: Claire reading The Teachings of Don Juan by Carlos Castenada
      The Teachings of Don Juan is the first of the 12 Don Juan book series written by Carlos Castaneda in 1968.

    • Paul: Hey, buddy, brought you the latest South Park.
      South Park is a comedy animated series created by Matt Stone and Trey Parker in 1997. The show is widely famous for its aggressively scatological humor.

    • Victor: This particular war, it's really important to keep the mechanisms clean, because of all the sand, which can be as much of a threat as any missile that Saddam can send.
      Saddam Hussein was the ruthless dictator that ruled Iraq since 1979.