Six Feet Under

Season 4 Episode 10

The Black Forest

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Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Aug 22, 2004 on HBO
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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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Peter Krause

Peter Krause

Nate Fisher

James Cromwell

James Cromwell

George Sibley (episode 40+, recurring previously)

Mathew St. Patrick

Mathew St. Patrick

Keith Charles

Frances Conroy

Frances Conroy

Ruth Fisher

Lauren Ambrose

Lauren Ambrose

Claire Fisher

Freddy Rodriguez

Freddy Rodriguez

Federico Diaz

Veronica Cartwright

Veronica Cartwright

Peg Kimmell

Guest Star

Adam Rodriguez

Adam Rodriguez

Kenny Simms

Guest Star

Matt Winston

Matt Winston

Terry

Guest Star

Sprague Grayden

Sprague Grayden

Anita

Recurring Role

Mena Suvari

Mena Suvari

Edie

Recurring Role

Kathy Bates

Kathy Bates

Bettina

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (1)

    • The classic act, to schedule a date when you're divorcing your ex. A similar scenario occurred in "Desperate Housewives" season 3.

  • QUOTES (7)

    • David: It's just so absurd. The idea that there are kids waiting for homes, and people still have the nerve to say who's good enough, and who isn't, based on are you gay or not.
      Keith: People are stupid. What a shock.

    • Keith (To David, about marriage): You're in my will, I'm in yours. We basically are married, even if the law refuses to recognize it. But then again, I refuse to recognize most of the Bush administration, so I guess it all evens out.

    • Edie: The world's not your own private f*cking chemistry set, just stay away from me!

    • (David looks in cupboard)
      David: It's a Chinese baby!
      Keith: What's it doing in the cupboard?
      David: Someone must have left her here for us.
      Keith: Who.
      David: I don't know, someone Chinese!

    • Bettina: I have colitis
      Ruth: Oh, no
      (playing "Scrabble")
      Bettina: C-O-L-I-T-I-S

    • (Suzanne kicks her dead husband and yells)
      Suzanne Wething: You stupid, son of a bitch, you've got three beautiful girls! And they're never gonna be able to take a drink! They're never going to be able to go to cocktail hour! (kicking him very hard) YOU WANNA NO WHY?
      Man: Suzanne, take it easy!
      Suzanne: Because you are a f*cking AL-CO-HOLIC!
      (scene fades to white as people run for help)

    • (talking about Lisa's internment)
      Brenda: Well, when you think about it this ceremony does the same thing. You want to go so that when Maya grows up you can say that, you were there.

  • NOTES (4)

    • Brazil title: "A Floresta Negra" ("The Black Forest")

    • Songs:
      Terry, Harry and The One Night Band - "You Light Up My Life"

      James Combs - "Ok It's Sunday"

      N.E.R.D. - "She Wants to Move"

      Truby Trio - "Universal Love"

      Mellowdrone - "Beautiful Day"

      Mindy Smith - "Jolene"

      Mo Horizons - "Mambuloo"

      Joe Henry - "Stars"

    • The song at Jimmy's party where Claire tries to woo Edie is "She Wants to Move" by N.E.R.D.

    • Phil Reeves, who plays Stan the minister and Matt Malloy, who plays the man David picks a fight with, both appeared in the film Election as Principal and Vice-Principal,respectively.

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