Six Feet Under - Season 4

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  • Untitled
    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
  • Bomb Shelter
    Episode 11
    8/29/04
    8.9
    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
  • The Black Forest
    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
  • Grinding the Corn
    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
  • Coming and Going
    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
  • The Dare
    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
  • 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
  • That's My Dog
    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
  • Can I Come Up Now?
    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
  • Parallel Play
    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
  • In Case of Rapture
    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
  • Falling Into Place
    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
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