Six Feet Under

Season 2 Episode 6

In Place of Anger

Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Apr 07, 2002 on HBO



  • Trivia

    • Ricardo Chavira and Harriet Sansom Harris will both later appear on "Desperate Housewives". Chavira as Carlos Solis and Sansom Harris as Felicia Tilman.

  • Quotes

    • Sarah: Vodka is to Russians what therapy is to Americans.

    • Nate (To Brenda): What would you rather have, some overly educated gas bag like Trevor, or a semi-literate fuck-machine like me, come on.

    • Sarah: I met Vollhoffer at a party once and he came on to me. But I'd just dropped acid for the first time and I thought he was some Mayan death priest who wanted to cut out my heart and throw it into a pit. So I blew him off.

  • Notes

    • Brazil title: "Raiva" ("Anger")

    • Songs:
      Iffy - Super Bad Girl (Mint Royale remix)"
      Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - "Milan String Quartet #1 in A Major, Allegro"
      Frank DeWolfe - "Like a Friend"
      Wanda De Sah - "So Danco Samba (Jazz n' Samba)"
      George Shearing - "If I Should Lose You"
      John Beltran - "Collage of Dreams"
      Royksopp - "Sparks"

    • Brenda also has visions of pillows falling on top of her in the Season 4 episode "Terror Starts at Home".

  • Allusions

    • Brenda: You know, my Constance Chatterley.

      Constance Chatterley is the main character in D.H. Lawrence's racy 1928 novel Lady Chatterley's Lover. When the young Lady Chatterley's wealthy husband is rendered paralyzed and impotent, her sexual desires lead to her have an affair with her gamekeeper, whom she eventually marries. Critics believe that Lawrence modeled some of the events in the book after his own rather unhappy domestic life. The book's explicit language caused it to be banned in Britain for thirty years after its initial publication.

    • Brenda: She's more like my Humbert Humbert.

      Humbert Humbert is the central character in Vladimir Nabokov's 1955 novel Lolita. In the story, Humbert is sexually attracted to underage girls, particularly to a twelve-year-old named Dolores Haze, whom he nicknames "Lolita." He goes to great lengths to be close to her--including marrying her mother--but she ultimately runs away with another man. Brenda's character Christina, therefore, is likely a manifestation of her sexual desires.

    • Nate: Well, now who's Christina? Is that like your fictional alter ego? Your Holden Caulfield?

      Holden Caulfield is the protagonist in J.D. Salinger's 1951 novel The Catcher in the Rye. Many critics believe that Salinger shaped Caulfield's character from Salinger's own experiences.