Six Feet Under

Season 1 Episode 8

Crossroads

2
Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Jul 22, 2001 on HBO
8.8
out of 10
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Chloe Margaret Bryant Yorkin
January 7, 1959 - April 2001

The business is a bit slow these days, so Nate and David decide to rent out a room at the funeral home to supplement the loss. Frederico is being wooed by Kroehner's and he contemplates doing it for the experience and the money. Claire is hiking in the mountains but doesn't really understand the point of it all.moreless

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  • Solid

    9.0
    While this show hasn't really blown me away yet, it delivers consistency with its characters and story lines. I wasn't expecting Rico to leave and I hope this develops him as a character as well as those around him. Claire slowly grows on me and Dave opening up makes me happy too. Brenda and Nate's relationship gets better with each episode and I hope they continue to please!
  • 108

    8.3
    Another great installment of Six Feet Under, all the character interactions were fantastic as usual. I think the story line I was mostly interested in was Rico's "betrayal." I really didn't expect that, and I'm looking forward to see the future dynamics his absence will bring to Fischer and Sons, and I wonder if Rico will be part of Crowner's family and is willing to help take down Fischer and Sons in the future.



    I really like Claire's story line, I like how this show doesn't whirlwind pace, Claire is getting slow burning development in each episode, and I think it's shaping her as a mature adult. Claire continues to be my favorite character just because everything she says is absolute gold. David playing the fields was actually kind of funny but I'm also wondering if Keith will come back by the end of the season. I wasn't loving their relationship drama in the beginning of the season, but his interactions with Claire showed us his stay was somewhat permanent.



    Nathan & Brenda's story line? I don't know, I'm still uneasy about the whole thing. I'm really not liking Brenda, and she's kind of annoying and probably the most unlikable character in the cast so seeing her & Nathan have relationship problems (mostly through her fault), episode by episode, isn't the most entertaining thing, but overall, as an episode, this was a great installment that offered us a lot of substantial development.moreless
  • Admittedly, the death of the episode made me chuckle.

    7.0
    Very special because the concept of this episode was really different. I enjoyed it alot, but honestly, almost every episode had at least one storyline that didn't compare well next to the other ones. In this one however, Ruth's storyline(which once again proved to be weakest) took... way too much screentime. It really messed up the pacing of the episode.



    I just don't understand the point of having some sort of love triangle with her. Even typing about it makes me laugh - in a bad way.



    I thought I would find Claire's storyline boring but it was actually pretty good, she finally had some social interaction which was fun.



    Nate... oh that was hilarious. I thought his "dialouge" towards the end of the episode was the best thing about the whole episode.... i loved the camerawork too. David... not much happened. No Keith still, but he's slowly opening up which is good. Compared to the first few episodes he's like a different person.



    The biggest development of the episode was Rico leaving the Fishers to join Gilardi's team. It was predictable, but I'm sure he'll come back soon enough. Would be a shame to lose such a cool character. Overall, good episode, but still doesn't reach the level of quality the first episodes had.moreless
  • Review

    8.8
    Liked the reference with the episode as a whole to the title of the episode. The title was obviously not meant to be connected with Claires school adventure. This episode can be broken down into a couple of parts. Claire seemed to be the one that learned the most in this episode, with her really getting to know one of the girls from her school. Ruth on the other hand had one of the more boring storylines to have to follow so far in the series. Her character is at its best when interacting with another big cast member but when it comes to acting on her own I just dont see it. David and Nates storylines are always really good - with Nate beating out david in this episode because of the Nate / Brenda on screen connection. Rico actually stepped up in this episode with a very impressive performance acting wise. Though it was sad to see him leave the show, something tells me that he will be back soon, hes too important to the show to leave now. Solid episode overall, the fact I have it rated as the second worst of the series so far says something about how good the first season has been.moreless
  • For me this show hasn't made an error yet!

    10
    I love this show, it is so funny and original but it can still do drama and sadness extremely well. There is actuaklly not one character I dont like or enjoy. Breanda has always interested me and in this episode this continued, I like the way Nate and breandas relationship is going slowly downhill. Fedirico is great to and I'm glad he finally did something he wanted. The mother (Forgot her name) makes me laugh, just her strange antics. I like her story this week, liking 2 men. Claire is great and quite wacky. I enjoyed her little trip very much. David is funny, his reactions are great! can't wait for the rest of the season! it's getting better and better!moreless
Steven Pasquale

Steven Pasquale

Kurt

Guest Star

Michael Cudlitz

Michael Cudlitz

Crosssroads Leades

Guest Star

Lisa K. Wyatt

Lisa K. Wyatt

Krochnew Mortician

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Marina Black

Marina Black

Parker

Recurring Role

Garrison Hershberger

Garrison Hershberger

Matthew Gilardi

Recurring Role

Justina Machado

Justina Machado

Vanessa Diaz

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