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    • Everyone's Waiting
      Season 5 - Episode 12
      8/21/05
      9.7
      The drama about a Los Angeles funeral home meets its maker after five compelling seasons. Three weeks ago, Nate Fisher Jr.’s death ended speculation about which of the show’s major characters would die. But in the hands of creator Alan Ball, who wrote and directed this episode, you can bet the finale will be anything but anticlimactic. One issue certain to be resolved involves the health of Nate’s unborn child, since tonight, Brenda goes into labor. While the last two seasons have been downbeat, the writing has remained original, the acting terrific. Like Nate, the series will be missed.moreless
    • All Alone
      Season 5 - Episode 10
      8/7/05
      9.5
      Nathaniel Samuel Fisher, Jr.
      1965-2005

      David makes arrangements for Nate's funeral with Ruth and Brenda. Keith makes a humiliating discovery. Brenda must answer a difficult question for Nate's daughter, Maya. Claire reminisces on the past.
    • Ecotone
      Season 5 - Episode 9
      7/31/05
      9.5
      Lawrence Hall Matheson
      1971 - 2005

      David and Keith begin to feel comfortable in their roles as parents to Durrell and Anthony. Claire shares a common interest with co-worker Ted. Brenda faces common truths. Federico finally understands Vanessa. Feeling liberated after leaving George, Ruth goes camping with Hiram. Nate is checked into the hospital, while the rest of the family (except for Ruth, who is unreachable) waits to hear news from the doctors. Nate enters a brief coma after an operation to repair the damage from his AVM. He appears to be on the path to recovery when he suddenly dies, with only David by his side.

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    • The Last Time
      Season 2 - Episode 13
      6/2/02
      9.4
      Aaron Buchbinder
      1976-2002


      Nate is not feeling well, emotionally and physically. Something is going on inside him. Keith's work situation changes, and this creates some extra problems between him and David. Federico makes the Fisher's an offer they cannot refuse. Claire graduates from High School.
    • I'll Take You
      Season 2 - Episode 12
      5/19/02
      9.3
      Leticia Perfecta Perez

      1922-2002


      Nate and Brenda begin to start over, but something comes in the way, a secret Brenda is hiding.
      David and Keith apply to adopt Taylor. But what will the social worker think about two men living together?
      Federico and Vanessa gets an unexpected gift from a very unexpected place.
      Nikolai and Ruth's relationship takes a serious turn for the worse. Ruth also gets some wonderful news.moreless
    • Falling Into Place
      Season 4 - Episode 1
      6/13/04
      9.3
      Bruno Baskerville Walsh
      1951-1972
      Nate is having a difficult time with Lisa's death. The guilt that he feels is overshadowed by the arrival of Lisa's family. Nate and Lisa's mother end up in a fight over what Lisa wanted for her passing. Lisa told Nate that when she died she wanted to be buried directly in the ground with nothing in between her and the earth that created her. Her mother, however, wants her cremated and placed in the family mausoleum. Eventually, Nate finds a way for everyone to get their way. Brenda seems to be showing interest in her neighbor after he brings her dinner one night. Keith stays over at the Fisher's with David after Ruth's wedding, which sparks a discussion on what the two want in a relationship with each other. Vanessa finally tells her sister she thinks it's time for her to find her own place. Claire is trying to find a new way of seeing things to enhance her art. Russell attends Lisa's funeral, and Claire ends up spilling the news about her abortion. She is taken aback by Russell's reaction.moreless
    • I'm Sorry, I'm Lost
      Season 3 - Episode 13
      6/1/03
      9.3
      Anahid Hovanessian
      1951-2003
      Ruth and George are getting married. When they announce to the Fisher family, there are mixed emotions. Nate is completely against it, David feels like it's inconsiderate considering Lisa's disappearance, and Clare thinks they barely know each other. Ruth doesn't care, she just wants to be happy and wants her children to be a part of it, but will continue even if they don't. Nate is drinking more often, and it's starting to effect the business. He also leaves Maya alone at night. Federico, in his frustration from home, accepts an invitation to a strip club. It's his first time to ever go to one. He gets a bit inebriated and flirts with one of the dancers, who later gives Federico a bit of enjoyment in his car. Nathaniel, Sr. visits Claire and takes her on a trip to the afterlife, which is guised as a park amusement park. She sees people that she has loved and lost, like Gabe Dimas, her baby, and Lisa. Her trip to the afterlife seems to resolve some issues for Claire. David also has a visit from his father. In his, his father convinces him to call Keith and try to make a go of it. David also seems to resolves some of his issues. Ruth and George get married at the house and have a nice reception. Everyone but Nate attends. He finally receives a phone call that he was not looking forward to. The police have found Lisa's body. In his fragile state, Nate goes to a local bar and gets himself beat up. On his drive home, he starts to see his father in the car with him, then Lisa. They both start talking to him about committing suicide. Instead, he ends up at Brenda's.

      Lisa Kimmel Fisher
      1967-2003
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    • Death Works Overtime
      Season 3 - Episode 11
      5/11/03
      9.3
      Dorothy Kim Su
      1945-2003
      David Raymond Monroe
      1971-2003
      Edward Tully
      1955-2003
      Nate is still trying to find Lisa. He makes calls frantically to everyone he knows. Lisa's car is found near a beach, and Nate nearby in hopes of finding something out. The funeral home gets a number of cases, and needs all the help they can get. Arthur tries to learn how to interact with the funeral home's customers. Federico is having added issues now that Vanessa's sister lives with them, but has to go into work despite that due to the influx of deaths. Vanessa and her sister go shopping and come home with a big screen television and a fridge, and refuse to take them back. Brenda finds a new place of her own in a questionable neighborhood. She has few belongings and moves in quickly. Brenda's mother asks her to join her and Billy to scatter their father's ashes. Brenda reluctantly agrees. When they do get together to scatter the ashes they argue, of course, and end up throwing them over an apartment balcony. Russell shows up at the Fisher's to apologize once again to Claire. However, she rejects his continued advances. Claire has a review with Olivier, and they end up getting into a very heated argument. Later, Claire takes a pregnancy test, and it's positive. After one of the funerals, Ruth meets a new man, George Sibley, and proceeds to cry all over him.moreless
    • 4/21/02
      9.3
      Jesse Ray Johnson

      1944-2001

      It's the one year anniversary of Nathaniel Sr's death, and it gets the whole family reminiscing. Nikolai gets seriously injured and Ruth takes him into her home to take care of him. Claire gets sucked back into her love of the not-so-good boys. David and Keith continue to grow closer. Nate gets an unexpected gift that could possibly set him free.

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    • A Private Life
      Season 1 - Episode 12
      8/19/01
      9.3
      Marcus Foster Jr.
      March 5, 1978 - June 5, 2001

      Rico and Vanessa finally have their new son. Brenda tries to handle her brother's obsessiveness and suggests he give her back her house key and start back on his medication. Billy does not react too well to this. David's feelings about his secret come closer to the surface due to a hate crime against a gay man, that the funeral home now must deal with. Ruth tries to get her son to bring up the subject, but has a very difficult time. Nate has a freakish encounter with Billy. Claire and Gabe continue their odd-ish relationship.

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    • Life's Too Short
      Season 1 - Episode 9
      7/29/01
      9.2
      Anthony Christopher Finelli
      April 12, 1995 - April 12, 2001

      Claire runs into Gabe again, but not under the best circumstances. His brother died and his mother and he have come to Fisher & Sons for the services. Brenda and Nate visit several different local funeral homes posing as mourning relatives in order to help Nate improve upon his salesmanship.

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    • Knock, Knock
      Season 1 - Episode 13
      8/19/01
      9.2
      Lillian Grace Montrose
      October 4, 1936 - June 14, 2001

      Tracy Montrose Blair is back but for very different reasons this time. Her Aunt Lillian has passed away and David is the only one that can help her. While David is trying to deal with Tracy's outrageous demands and cope with her ever-changing ideas, Nate is trying to deal with Brenda and her family. Interrupted from his funeral director's exam, Nate scurries over to Brenda's so he can take her to visit Billy. Ruth finally decides she doesn't want to be involved with Nikolai and gets fired because of it.

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    • Untitled
      Season 4 - Episode 12
      9/12/04
      9.2
      Kenneth M. Henderson
      1954-2004
      George has a terrible nightmare connected to his apocalyptic fears; in the dream he is visited by a mysterious woman in a turquoise dress whom he seems to know. Ruth meets George's daughter, Maggie, and is pleased to find that Maggie and George share a close relationship. In a brief moment alone, however, Maggie makes vaguely alarming inquiries into her father's health and supplies Ruth with all her contact information in case Ruth should need to suddenly reach her. Ruth is confused by Maggie's insinuations but is prompted to call her when she chances upon George having a heated conversation with an imaginary person. Federico can't adjust to life without his family. Unable to face another lonely night in his depressing little room at the Fisher's house, he spends the night in a parked car on the street overlooking his old house. Desperate to get things back to the way they were, Federico makes a heartfelt and tearful apology to Vanessa. Though Vanessa accepts his apology, she can't forgive him and asks for a divorce. Claire prepares for her gallery opening. The stress of her instant fame at first overwhelms her, but she quickly adjusts to being the center of attention. At the opening, a drunken Russell harasses Claire and Billy intercedes on her behalf. Afterwords, Claire and Billy go home together and share a romantic kiss. David is traumatized after identifying his carjacker in a police line-up. He decides to confront his abuser in jail in the hope that it will provide him some closure, but the visit only confuses him more. Keith gets an unexpected call from Roger Pasquese. Worried that Roger is going to renege on their earlier deal, Keith accepts his request to meet with him. To Keith's surprise, the meeting turns out to be a business proposition; Roger wants to hire him to be his personal bodyguard. Nate finds a Polaroid of Lisa in a book that Barb's daughter, Michaela, had given to him shortly after Lisa's death. The picture disturbs him, especially when he notices Lisa's outfit is relatively new and concludes that the photograph must have been taken the day she died. Nate drives to Santa Cruz to confront Michaela who directs him to her father. When Nate questions Hoyt about the photograph, he backpedals at first, and then admits that he and Lisa had an on-going affair. Barb overhears Hoyt's confession and when Hoyt realizes she is there, he kills himself, leaving Nate with many unanswered questions. Upon his return home, Nate asks Brenda to marry him. She says yes.moreless
    • The Invisible Woman
      Season 2 - Episode 5
      3/31/02
      9.2
      Emily Previn
      July 14, 1954 - September 2001

      Claire gets extremely upset when her friend gets another girl to take her SATs for her. Ruth takes an odd interest in the death of a single woman that has no family. Keith needs temporary attention from David, which causes issues in his current relationship. Brenda gets particularly wrapped up with one of her clients who happens to be a prostitute.

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    • In the Game
      Season 2 - Episode 1
      3/3/02
      9.2
      Rebecca Leah Milford

      1980-2001
      Brenda and Nate seem to be in a bit of a slump, or rather Brenda is in the slump for both of them. David gets some good news, but then continues to get bad news of varying degrees. But if David's news is bad, Nate's could be considered slightly potentially devastating. And it doesn't help Nate that Brenda is being so detached and cold towards him. Ruth is trying to figure out ways she can be more accepting and open to David's homosexuality. In the process she questions Claire about her sexuality. Rico is trying to become more involved on the sales side of the business but strikes out.moreless
    • The Trip
      Season 1 - Episode 11
      8/12/01
      9.2
      Dillon Michael Cooper
      May 4, 2001 - May 23, 2001

      The day before Rico is expecting his own new baby, he must deal with handling a 3-week old dead baby. Nate, David, and Brenda go to Las Vegas for a funeral director's convention. David continues to "date" rather random men, and trying desperately to hide it from his mother and family. Ruth gets bold and actually attempts to ask David about whether or not he is g.... but David rudely interrupts her and says they can talk about it later. Claire is struggling with feelings for Gabe, whether they are guilt or adoration is a bit fuzzy. Ruth signs up for flower arranging classes to improve her skills, only to discover she's conceived as a bit controlling and tight.

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    • Pilot
      Season 1 - Episode 1
      6/3/01
      9.2
      Nathaniel Fisher
      1943-2000

      Meet the Fisher family.

      After the patriarch of the family, dies in a hearse-accident, the family comes together to mourn and decide the fate of the family Funeral Home. Nate, who works for an organic grocery store in Seattle, has to deal with more than just the death of his father. His mother, Ruth, is taking the death especially hard because she had been having an affair with her hairdresser, Hiram. David, the closeted homosexual who has helped with the business, has a difficult transition running things. Claire, the youngest of the clan, is a teenager in high-school trying to get comfortable in her own skin. On top of everything the family is already going through, they have a corporate funeral company hounding them to sell out.moreless
    • The New Person
      Season 1 - Episode 10
      8/5/01
      9.1
      Jonathan Arthur Hanley
      April 24, 1946 - May 4, 2001

      Nate and David hire a replacement for Rico -- Angela. She's very good at what she does, but they have a hard time getting used to her willingness to speak her mind. Billy has a rather surprising gallery exhibit of some of his work.

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    • Everyone Leaves
      Season 3 - Episode 10
      5/4/03
      9.1
      Jeanette Louise Bradford

      1928-2003

      When Keith's great aunt dies, he and David attempt to gain the acceptance of Keith's family. Ruth discusses having intimacy with Arthur. Vanessa and Frederico go dancing. Brenda and Billy settle into their new living arrangements. Russell finally snaps. Lisa goes on a trip, leaving Maya with Nate.moreless
    • Twilight
      Season 3 - Episode 12
      5/18/03
      9.1
      Carl Desmond Williman
      1948-2003

      Lisa has been gone for two weeks and the chance of ever seeing her again is getting slimmer by the minute. Ruth has started a whirlwind romance with someone new. David and Keith are standing at a crossroad in their relationship, what will happen? Claire has to make one of the most difficult decisions of her life. Something that in a way brings her closer to Brenda. Nate is getting more and more agitated about not finding Lisa.moreless
    • Rainbow of Her Reasons
      Season 5 - Episode 6
      7/10/05
      9.1
      Fiona Lenore Kleinschmidt
      1948-2005

      Ruth is delighted when her sister Sarah calls. Claire finds a way to keep her money problems at bay. Nate reminisces about his love life while Brenda is away taking time out for a little rest and relaxation. Federico entertains an interesting offer unaware of someone’s motives.

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    • Singing For Our Lives
      Season 5 - Episode 8
      7/24/05
      9.1
      Pilar Sandoval
      1970-2005

      Claire attends a LAC-Arts benefit show with new friend, Ted. Brenda gets news from her doctor. Ruth babysits for Durrell and Anthony. Nate and Brenda attend a service at Maggie's church.

    • Back to the Garden
      Season 2 - Episode 7
      4/14/02
      9.1
      Jeffrey Marc Shapiro

      1963-2001

      Nate is exposed to a friendly female rabbi at a funeral they have. Claire visits her Aunt Sarah's place and meets a boy that she isn't immediately disgusted by. Keith starts to get less icy towards David.

    • Static
      Season 5 - Episode 11
      8/14/05
      9.1
      Paul Ronald Duncan
      1983-2005

      Billy returns to help Brenda through her difficult time. An inebriated Claire rejects Ted. Rico is eager to discuss the future of the business. George wants to help Ruth tend to Maya while David is consumed with fear.

    • An Open Book
      Season 1 - Episode 5
      7/1/01
      9.1
      Jean Louise McArthur - "Viveca St. John"
      September 9, 1957 - February 17, 2001

      David is trying to fill the void his father left in more than the business. He wants to become deacon at the family church, but Keith is having a problem with it. Ruth has a difficult time with a group of mourners for a porn star. But she and Claire try to have more bonding time and visit their cousins. Nate has dinner with Brenda's parents, psychiatrists Bernard and Margaret, without Brenda. He also meets her brother Billy in an unorthodox manner.

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    • Driving Mr. Mossback
      Season 2 - Episode 4
      3/24/02
      9.1
      Harold Mossback
      February 1, 1942 - September 18, 2001

      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.

    • The Foot
      Season 1 - Episode 3
      6/17/01
      9.1
      Thomas Alfredo Romano
      May 16, 1944 - January 21, 2001

      The Fishers have decided to sell, but then back out at the last minute because Nate cannot stand Gilardi. Claire finds a rather interesting way to get back at Gabe for spreading rumors about her. Gilardi find his own way of payback. He tells the Fishers that he is buying the rundown house across the street from them in order to provide a cheap alternative to Fisher & Sons. However, mysteriously, the house catches on fire after Nate and Brenda fool around in it.moreless
    • The Liar and the Whore
      Season 2 - Episode 11
      5/12/02
      9.0
      Edith Kirky
      1929-2002

      David is having a rather interesting time trying to deal with Keith's niece. Nate has to leave work for a bit so he and Brenda can visit with his rabbi friend, but before he can leave he gets served with legal papers. They are getting sued by a former client. Keith's mother and father visit only to tell him how much they don't approve of his "lifestyle" and they don't want his niece exposed to it.

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    • Nobody Sleeps
      Season 3 - Episode 4
      3/23/03
      9.0
      Robert Lamar Giffin
      1955-2003

      Nate is having strange nightmares about what his future might bring him. Lisa is planning a major birthday dinner for Ruth, but everything will not turn out as planned. Bettina and Ruth spend some more time together, during which Bettina shows Ruth some of the better sides of life. The lover of the deceased wants to make something spectacular for his lover, and is allowed to do so. Claire ends up at a bar with her teacher, and he is flirting with her. Russell reveals something that Claire did not expect.moreless
    • Out, Out, Brief Candle
      Season 2 - Episode 2
      3/10/02
      9.0
      Joshua Peter Landmead
      1981-2001

      Brenda is stressed about a dinner she is having for an ex-boyfriend and his wife. She wants to appear happier, more free, and generally just superior thus proving that he missed out by not being with her. Nate is attempting to deal with his condition with the help of a young man that died very young. Claire finds out that Gabe is changing in incredible ways, which includes stealing from her and her family. David and Keith are attempting a friendship again.

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    • The Room
      Season 1 - Episode 6
      7/8/01
      9.0
      Mildred "Hattie Effinger Jones
      April 16th, 1920 - March 21, 2001

      Nate continues to learn disturbing things about his father. This time he finds out that sometimes his father would barter for funerals. In one case, he traded a room. While David is pursuing a closer relationship with his church, a divorcee tries to pursue a closer relation with him. Claire meets Brenda's brother Billy and they hit it off extremely well. Ruth is still with Hiram, but is now also being pursued by her husband's florist, Nikolai.moreless
    • Familia
      Season 1 - Episode 4
      6/24/01
      9.0
      Manuel Pedro Antonio Bolin "Paco"

      February 6, 1980 - February 15, 2001

      The Fisher family wonder if Claire might have some part to play in the blaze across the street. Nate has Brenda over for dinner and it does not seem to go as well as expected. Nate is dealing with issues from every side, including a feud between a deceased's family and gang about how to handle his services. David tries to gain enough courage to stand up to Gilardi and handle issues with Keith and the clients.

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    • Grinding the Corn
      Season 4 - Episode 9
      8/15/04
      8.9
      Lawrence Tuttle

      1969-2004

      George, Rico and Nate now all living under the same roof have become roommates. In the aftermath of Ruth's leaving, George feels fine, on the contrary for Federico who would like to forget his encounter and go home to his wife and children.

      Nate and Brenda are back together however Nate finds it extremely difficult when Brenda blurts out the phrase "I Love You" during sex. Still having feelings for Lisa he leaves and goes home.

      Keith has finally returned home after being fired from being Celeste's head body guard and has to come clean with David. He slept with someone.... Celeste. By that statement David becomes extremely perturbed and fanta about Keith being with other women. Keith vows not to switch sides but the following days become difficult when Keith starts acting unlike his previous self. David then comes clean about his encounter with Sarge and Keith then also becomes angered.

      Claire visits Edie's apartment where she is given the cold shoulder by Anita. It seems Edie is extremely depressed over the fact that Claire was a lesbian for a week and could not reach climax. After being snubbed and ridiculed by Edie, Claire turns to Jimmy who gives her a stimulating technique when Claire finally receives what she desired.

      Nate has a terrible nightmare that everything he holds sacred in life he has lost. In a sign of true maturity, Nate begins a commitment with Brenda when he decides that he and his daughter will move into Brenda's home.moreless
    • The Will
      Season 1 - Episode 2
      6/10/01
      8.9
      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
    • A Coat of White Primer
      Season 5 - Episode 1
      6/6/05
      8.9
      Andrea Kuhn
      1963-2004

      Ruth dreads George's return from the hospital in light of his recent diagnosis; Nate and Brenda prep for a big day, but an emergency makes them reconsider; David and Keith bring up alternative parenting options for discussion; Rico navigates new waters via internet dating; and Claire enjoys domestic bliss, but crosses a line with her camera, inciting an attack from Ruth.

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    • The Plan
      Season 2 - Episode 3
      3/17/02
      8.9
      Michael John Piper
      1952-2001

      Nate and David have their first customer for the wall-o-caskets. This mourner is unlike most, though. She can still talk to her deceased husband, and he helps her pick out the casket of his choice. Ruth goes to a ceremony for graduates of a self-improvement class and decides it's something she needs to do too. Nate and David attend a lunch for the Independent Funeral Directors where they vent about their mutual hatred for Kroehner. David and Keith continue to play racquetball together. Claire gets into a bit of trouble because of Gabe and his continuing downward spiral.

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    • In Place of Anger
      Season 2 - Episode 6
      4/7/02
      8.9
      Matthew Heath Collins

      1959-2001

      Mitzi Hutley comes back into David and Nate's lives, bringing with her yet another offer from Kroehner. Ruth's estranged sister Sarah arrives for an unexpected visit, David considers giving his relationship with Keith another shot, and Brenda's feelings about her situation with Nate grow more muddled. A family dinner meant to announce some happy news about Nate and Brenda goes awry thanks, in part, to Nikolai's vodka pouring influence.

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    • Terror Starts at Home
      Season 4 - Episode 6
      7/25/04
      8.9
      Robert Carl Meinhardt

      1962-2004

      David struggles with the aftermath of his attack. He downplays the incident with his family by telling them he was carjacked. He tries to go back to work, but has very little success. Keith returns to the Celeste tour with hesitation.

      Rico continues to juggle his two relationships, but starts to find it more difficult.

      Nate tries to get a job to fill his time. And, of course, he chooses to visit a dog kennel. Perhaps he is looking for Lisa again.

      Brenda and Joe's relationship goes a step further. Joe has found a house he thinks they should live in, so they can prepare for the coming onslaught of babies. Brenda seems a bit caught off guard by all this, but goes along.

      The family throws David a birthday party, and in true Fisher form, someone has to be un-sober. Claire comes in feeling a little too happy. During her drug-induced haze, she and Edie get closer. Jimmy, Russell, and Anita get a bit closer too.moreless
    • Eat a Peach
      Season 5 - Episode 5
      7/4/05
      8.9
      Daniel Holzenchenko
      1939-2005

      David and Keith are anxious for a report from Mary; Vanessa is not pleased by Rico's reaction to their son's misbehavior at school; Ruth discovers another way to relax without George; and Billy invites Claire to dinner.

    • Someone Else's Eyes
      Season 2 - Episode 9
      4/28/02
      8.9
      Dwight Edgar Garrison
      1945-2001

      Ruth continues to help an injured Nikolai recover, but her patience is tested when she discovers just 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 from the hospital.

    • Time Flies
      Season 5 - Episode 4
      6/27/05
      8.9
      Lila Simonds Coolidge
      1909-2005

      Brenda is disturbed by Nate's reaction to her latest news; Ruth shares her feelings about George with her knitting circle; David and Keith "propose" to Mary and meet Roger's equally unconventional family; Rico is shocked at how Vanessa and the boys are doing; frustrated, George shares a beer and a song with Billy, whose recent behavior repulses Claire; and Nate comes home to an unpleasant surprise.

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    • The Secret
      Season 2 - Episode 10
      5/5/02
      8.8
      Benjamin Srisai
      1935-2002

      Karla has a secret that will affect Keith and David. Ruth prepares to move ahead with Nikolai. Brenda faces anxiety about the engagement.

    • Tears, Bones and Desire
      Season 3 - Episode 8
      4/20/03
      8.8
      Daddy
      1940-2003

      A unique family makes hand mops and teaches their children from the backyard. Daddy, their teacher and father, sits down as the children play and his hat slips from his hand.

      The family of Daddy comes to Fisher & Diaz, and have a unique look on life. They are a communal family known as "The People". They decide to allow embalming, but they insist on remaining in his presence at all times so government agents don't take him.

      David invites some of his friends to a paintball game that Keith planned. Keith seems fine with it, but once off the paintball field, he seeks revenge for the party game he failed so miserably at.

      Lisa gets even more paranoid about Brenda, and decides to make an appointment for a massage with her. While there, Lisa seems very nervous, and at one point even cries. Afterwards, Nate sees something different with Lisa, but can't quite figure what it is.

      Ruth kisses Arthur, but he asks her not to do it ever again. He cherishes their friendship and doesn't want it to change. Ruth agrees, and then kisses him again.

      Claire and Russell go to Olivier's house to see what he wants. He wants Claire to go to Azusa to pick up something. They argue, but she eventually goes, leaving Russell behind with Olivier. While in Azusa, she meets up with an artist that was once Olivier's assistant. She finds out that Olivier usually sleeps with his assistants, and sometimes he has "boy years". She gets a bit concerned and asks Russell later if Olivier came onto him at all. He vehemently denies it and reiterates the fact that he is not gay.

      David & Keith end up having a paintball buddy, Sarge, stay the night because he drinks too much. However, when David and Keith are going to bed, Sarge asks if he can join them. They both agree. The next morning, Sarge is up making breakfast and David seems to feel a bit awkward. Keith seems fine, though.moreless
    • Bomb Shelter
      Season 4 - Episode 11
      8/29/04
      8.8
      Edward Gordon Gorodetsky
      1956-2004
      Coco Grimes Gorodetsky
      1962-2004
      Michael Timothy Gorodetsky
      1992-2004
      Amanda Lynn Gorodetsky
      1995-2004
      Ruth is very excited about going on a "Couples Retreat" with George, who is far from enthusiastic about attending. Instead, he finds solace after discovering the Fisher home has a bomb shelter that was built in the 1950s by Nathaniel's parents. Meanwhile, Brenda is excited about having children of her own with Nate, who is in the middle of his own problems with his ex-in laws, Barb and Hoyt. When the Woodworths visit, Nate comes out to them that he gave Lisa the funeral that she wanted. Disgusted, Barb and Hoyt leave Nate & Brenda's home and threaten legal action over the custody of Maya. David however is in the middle of a crisis, when he finds out that the victim from his sushi restaurant encounter is suing him for restitution of $500,000.00. On an evening on the town, David and Keith woo Roger (the victim) and he drops the lawsuit after Keith gives him a special "gift". However, there is even more of a problem: the police called and have found his carjacker and would like him to come in and identify him.moreless
    • Timing & Space
      Season 3 - Episode 7
      4/13/03
      8.8
      Bernard Asa Chenowith
      1939-2003

      Brenda's father passes away and Nate goes to the funeral where he reconnects with Brenda. Lisa leaves for a convention, worrying about Maya as it is the first time she's away from her for a longer period of time. Even though Maya is with Nate. Arthur and Ruth develops their friendship, and Ruth is becoming more and more fascinated with his many talents. David and Keith attends a brunch hosted by some of David's friends. Keith does not fit in and feels very out of place. Claire gets a very special gift from Russell. Federico worries about Vanessa and her mood.moreless
    • The Opening
      Season 3 - Episode 9
      4/27/03
      8.8
      Melinda Mary Bloch

      1965-2003

      An art show in which Claire, Russell, and Billy all have pieces bring the Fishers and the Chenowiths together for an evening. Meanwhile, Lisa discuss the possibility of splitting up, David and Keith discuss the possibility of their three-way not being a one-time event, and Ruth continues to pursue Arthur.moreless
    • Brotherhood
      Season 1 - Episode 7
      7/15/01
      8.8
      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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    • You Never Know
      Season 3 - Episode 2
      3/9/03
      8.8
      Matthew Clark Hazen 1962-2003
      Martin Jacobs 1978-2003
      Andrew Wayne Milne 1952-2003
      Daniel Grant Showalter 1968-2003


      Lisa & Nate are having a few problems finding times to be alone. Lisa is still having to deal with all of her employer's issues that seem to pop up at all inappropriate times.

      Ruth's sister Sarah makes contact with Ruth, and through her Ruth meets a new friend, Bettina.

      Claire and her new beau Phil seem to be getting hot and heavy, or are they? Claire finds a friend in a fellow art student, Russell.

      Rico is experiencing the difficulties of being a partner at Fisher & Diaz.

      Keith ends up having a counseling sessions sans David. Keith is able to voice his opinions a bit better without him.moreless
    • Parallel Play
      Season 4 - Episode 3
      6/27/04
      8.8
      Kaitlin Elise Stolte
      1989-2003

      David is training Arthur to perform more customer-oriented duties at the funeral home. The new responsibilities require new things – such an updated wardrobe – so David and Keith take Arthur shopping. Ruth is still stressing over the poo incident, but seems temporarily at ease when the new "Mr. & Mrs. George Sibley" receive a beautiful gift basket full of treats –- and a trick. Nate takes Maya to a Mommy ‘N Me class and they both meet some new friends. Brenda discovers her new boyfriend has some interesting ideas about how their sex life should be playing out. Claire attends a party with her new friends from art school, but unfortunately Russell is there in all his glory. Claire also discovers that Edie is a lesbian, but seems more intrigued about it than anything.moreless
    • Coming and Going
      Season 4 - Episode 8
      8/8/04
      8.8
      James Dubois Marshall

      1923-2004
      It is a typical Sunday morning at Fisher & Diaz Funeral Home, Claire is putting the moves on her new lover Edie, Ruth is pressuring George to go to Catholic mass, Nate goes for a jog and all is well until David announces "that death spared L.A., there are no bodies in the prep room". David & Ruth then leave for church and an older gentleman pulls in, soon after he has a heart attack and dies.
      Federico still asleep at Sophia's from the evening before is awoken by his flame, Sophia and tells him that he needs to go home. He asks if he can stay because he was thrown out of his house, however she says that her relatives stay at her apartment. Soon after, Sophia is confronted by Vanessa and her sister and a fight pursues. Then, Sophia breaks up with Rico. Rico with no place to go ends up at the Fishers where Ruth welcomes him in with open arms.
      Ruth however, is extremely upset at the fact that George is focusing a lot of time on other things but not on her. Such include debating with Claire's friend Anita and "murdering" or pruning her favorite tree in her garden.
      Brenda checks in with Nate and wants to do something with Nate who is busy getting ready to go to an amusement park with Maya. She tags along and soon the two get cozy. Joe then walks in and like Sophia breaks up with Brenda.
      David still recovering from Post-Traumatic stress welcomes a familiar face from the past, Sarge (his and Keith's paintball buddy) into his home. After an afternoon of sex, Sarge decides he's tired and goes home, David becomes angered and demands that he stays however David is soon pushed to the floor.
      The following evening, George, David, Claire and Nate sit down to KFC and "The Simpsons" to find a note on the table from Ruth, she has gone to stay with Bettina and will not be coming back any time soon.moreless
    • Crossroads
      Season 1 - Episode 8
      7/22/01
      8.8
      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
    • Hold My Hand
      Season 5 - Episode 3
      6/20/05
      8.8
      Loretta Smith Sibley
      1908-1953

      Claire is seduced by Billy's newfound lust for life but hits a roadblock trying to fund the next leg of her educational journey; George is haunted by visions of an early trauma; David and Keith meet Mary; Vanessa encourages Rico to mingle, so he does--at a funeral directors' conference.

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    • Making Love Work
      Season 3 - Episode 6
      4/6/03
      8.8
      Karen Postell Pepper
      1964-2003

    • That's My Dog
      Season 4 - Episode 5
      7/18/04
      8.8
      Anne Marie Thornton
      1966-2004
      On the way home from retrieving a body, David picks up a hitchhiker, who then takes him for a ride. At the funeral home, Ruth plans to match her friend Becky, a cashier at the Fabric Shop and George's son Kyle up as a couple which George feels uncomfortable talking about. He believes she is meddling and to worry about her own children. Nate attends a Bereavement Support Group which offers little comfort. Brenda discusses her relationship with Joe to her mother Margaret over lunch. Federico attempts to break ties with Sophia, who asks that they should go out on a date.moreless
    • In Case of Rapture
      Season 4 - Episode 2
      6/20/04
      8.8
      Dorothy Sheedy
      1954-2003
      The Fisher family seems to be having a hard time accepting George. Ruth is trying to integrate his furniture into their house as a way to get the family to realize that he's part of the family too, and to allow George to feel the same way. Nate is projecting his feelings about mourning Lisa onto clients of Fisher & Diaz. When it becomes too much, he makes a critical decision that affects everyone. Keith gets a new job as a bodyguard to the stars, but when faced with raging male hormone talk, he joins in and instantly slams the closet door for himself at work. Meanwhile, David is dealing with Nate's decision and a clogged up plumbing system that has blood erupting from the drains. He gets a plumber to service the clog, among other things, rather quickly.moreless
    • The Silence
      Season 5 - Episode 7
      7/17/05
      8.7
      Peter Thomas Burns
      1948-2005

      David and Keith struggle to create boundaries. Nate and Brenda receive some ambiguous news. Ruth fills her days with activities leaving no time for relaxation.

    • Can I Come Up Now?
      Season 4 - Episode 4
      7/11/04
      8.7
      Lawrence Henry Mason
      1938-2003
      David's former fiancee, Jennifer, calls David in the middle of the night. Her father has been killed by a lightning strike and she wants Fisher and Diaz to handle the funeral. Being in contact with her stirs up old feelings of guilt in David. David also finds out that Keith is not out on the job which he finds rather shocking. Nate gets some alone time while Maya spends time with her relatives, but this might not necessarily be a good thing. Claire attempts flirtation with another art student with mixed results. Ruth and George receive yet another package, but this time in a kid's style dump truck. George suddenly realizes who has been doing the sending of the excrement -- a son he's never told Ruth about. Ruth, being Ruth, hunts the man down and decides they should both visit him. Brenda takes Joe to meet her mother and new "friend", our favorite art teacher, Olivier Castro-Stahl.moreless
    • The Dare
      Season 4 - Episode 7
      8/1/04
      8.7
      Joan Morrison
      1939-2004
      Claire is developing quite the crush on Edie. She continues to stare at a photo she took of Edie. Wonder what she has in mind. She is staying at David's so he won't have to be alone. Rico finally decides to get rid of his woman on the side, Sophia. She doesn't take it very well, and neither does his wife. Nate is helping out the business while David is still stressing out. He deals with his stress by having cleaning frenzies around the house. Nate and Brenda are having trysts in a seedy Motel. But of course, late at night Nate sees Lisa, and she instructs him to stop seeing Brenda and try to start a relationship with a woman he recently met.moreless
    • The Trap
      Season 3 - Episode 5
      3/30/03
      8.7
      William Aaron Jaffe
      1951-1975

      Federico convinces Nate, David and Ruth to hire an apprentice to keep costs down. We also find out more about David's past as well as meet someone from Nate's.

    • Dancing For Me
      Season 5 - Episode 2
      6/13/05
      8.7
      Samuel Wayne Hoviak
      1965-2004

      Nate hangs with some high school friends but finds that as adults, they share little more than teenage memories; Ruth gets relief from George's daughter Maggie; Brenda is reluctant to accept Margaret's help and struggles in her new internship; David and Keith's latest baby dream starts to resemble a nightmare; Claire bemoans being pigeonholed by her art; Billy defends his career but secretly wonders what happened to his old self; and Rico, mortified that he couldn't take a dating hint, seeks sympathy from Vanessa.

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    • Perfect Circles
      Season 3 - Episode 1
      3/2/03
      8.7
      Nathaniel Samuel Fisher
      1965-2002

      What would it be like if Nate died? Or, if Nate and Brenda had a kid? Or, if Nathaniel Sr married someone different? Or, if Nate's surgery didn't go so well and he became brain damaged? Or if Nate was an existential redneck? Nate experiences alternate realities but which one does he choose? Fisher & Sons is now Fisher & Diaz, and Rico is taking a stand. He does not want to be a "gofer" anymore, and makes sure everyone knows he is now a partner. Claire becomes "gofer", for 50 bucks a shot, and takes a body to the crematory where she meets a worker named Phil. She plays hooky from art class the next day to be with him. David and Keith start couples therapy, which only seems to anger Keith more. Ruth gets a bit obsessive with her granddaughter Maya, but Lisa puts her in her place. Lisa also deals with the quirkiness of her frenetic boss and landlord, Carol.moreless
    • The Eye Inside
      Season 3 - Episode 3
      3/16/03
      8.6
      Callie Renee Mortimer
      1984-2003

      Lisa takes a major decision without asking Nate. A decision that brings trouble. Ruth and Bettina are getting closer and Ruth is taking some of Bettina's advice, but not all of it is good. Claire and Phil's relationship changes for the worse, but on the upside Claire is getting praised by her teacher. David and Keith go vacation together to try to reconnect with each other.moreless
    • The Black Forest
      Season 4 - Episode 10
      8/22/04
      8.6
      Robert Duane Wething

      1958-2004

      Nate, Maya and Brenda go to Idaho to inter Lisa's cremains. Brenda stays at the motel, but the Idaho relatives discover the rebound relationship because of a chance encounter at a local diner. Then, the Idahoans get evidence that the cremains are not Lisa's.

      David wants to have a commitment ceremony and adopt a child, after attending a friend's ceremony. Keith does not.

      Ruth comes home. George is glad. Ruth sets conditions (George must be open about his life; he must accept his children into his life). George agrees, begrudgingly.

      Claire is really into drugs. Russell surprises Claire by sleeping on her floor while she is still out partying; he's there when she returns. Claire dances crazily at a rave; she makes a play for Edie, the lesbian performance artist, who angrily tells Claire to get out of her life, and leaves.

      Rico tries to reconcile with Vanessa, and comes home to be with the kids. Vanessa has started looking foxy, and Rico notices. Turns out, she's seeing a guy who Rico knew in high school. Rico tells her not to allow that guy in when the kids are home. Vanessa demands that Rico hand over his keys to the house, or else she will change the locks. Vanessa asserts that they are "separated," but Rico objects.

      Death of the week: a drunken dad. Mom, rather than help dad, kicks him while he's face down in the mud. The kids look on. Before the funeral, mommy dearest yells at her kids for crying over their dead dad. David tries to intervene, but mom scolds him, tells him to mind his own business.moreless
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