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Six Feet Under: An Open Book

The death of a porno queen shocks Ruth, who is not prepared for the crush of co-stars who arrive at the Fisher's home to eulogize the fallen star. Keith takes issue with David's desire to replace his father as deacon at the family church. Claire and Ruth attempt to spend some more quality time together, and make a spontaneous visit to their cousins' Cleaverian home. Nate has dinner, sans Brenda, with her psychiatrist parents Bernard and Margaret, and has an unsettling first encounter with her brother Billy.

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x5
Airdate: Sunday July 01st, 2001

Director: Kathy Bates
Writer: Alan Ball

  • Currently 8.7/10
8.7/10 (6 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
David NoroƱa
As Guidance Counselor
Dina Waters
As Tracy Montrose Blair
Jessica D. Stone
As Young Brenda
Joanna Cassidy
As Margaret Chenowith
Robert Foxworth
As Bernard Chenowith
Tim Maculan
As Father Jack
Cristine Rose
As Hannah
Jordan Ladd
As Ginnie
Joyce Greenleaf
As Mrs. Murdoch
Sandra Oh
As Porn Starlet
Terence Knox
As Larry Wadd
Timothy Lynn Greer
As Man In Choir
Veronica Hart
As Viveca St. John
Main Cast
Peter Krause
As Nate Fisher
Michael C. Hall
As David Fisher
Frances Conroy
As Ruth Fisher
Lauren Ambrose
As Claire Fisher
Rachel Griffiths
As Brenda Chenowith
ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Antonio VivaldiConcerto #3 in G Major for Violin 
Bobbie GentryFancy 
Cowboy JunkiesA Common Disaster 
Giacomo PucciniHumming Chorus 
Six Feet Under ChoirOh For A Closer Walk With God 
Wolfgang Amadeus MozartDove Sonno 
Wolfgang Amadeus MozartDivertimento in D Major for Strings 

Warning: Six Feet Under season 1 episode 5 guide may contain spoilers
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