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Six Feet Under: The Black Forest

Nate has second thoughts about attending the Kimmel family's memorial service for Lisa in Idaho. Brenda encourages him to go for Maya's sake and agrees to come along as a show of support, remaining behind in the hotel room during the service. The trip proves a unique bonding experience for the pair and is only slightly marred by an awkward encounter with Lisa's sister Barb who chances upon the happy couple and Maya at a local cafe.
Ruth finally reconciles herself to going home. Her return sparks an emotional discussion with George, who promises Ruth that he will be more open with her and more welcoming of his family. As a show of good faith, George agrees to have his son Kyle over for dinner the following night. George and Kyle spend the evening bonding over their mutual apocalyptic views of the earth's future and though Ruth is delighted by George's interest in his son, she rejects his pessimistic outlook of the world.
Keith and David attend a commitment ceremony for Terry, David's friend from the Gay Men's Chorus. At the reception David talks to a couple with an adopted child and is shocked when they mention that the adoption agency they used doesn't work with gay couples. David becomes oddly fixated by the injustice of this reality. At a sushi establishment, a rude male patron triggers David's anger resulting in his viciously attacking the man.
Federico thinks he's making progress with Vanessa after she offers to let him come over to the house for the afternoon to play with the kids. He gets a rude awakening however, when a former high school acquaintance drops by to visit Vanessa. Later, Rico impulsively returns to the house to confront Vanessa and she admits that she's officially dating again. The confrontation leads to an argument and ends when Vanessa threatens to change the locks if Federico ever comes by unannounced again.
Though Claire and Jimmy continue to sleep with each other, Claire still seems interested in Edie. At a party, Claire gets high and makes an unsuccessful attempt to seduce Edie. Later, Russell and Claire do more drugs together and experiment with Claire's camera. At school, Billy chances upon Claire in the dark room and she invites him out on a date. To her delight, Billy says yes.

Episode Info

Episode number: 4x10
Airdate: Sunday August 22nd, 2004

  • Currently 8.8/10
8.8/10 (4 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
Andrew Prine
As Ed Kimmel
Becky Thyre
As Marcie
Ben Foster
As Russell Corwin
Brenna Tosh
As Maya Fisher (alternating)
Bronwyn Tosh
As Maya Fisher (alternating)
Giancarlo Rodriguez
As Julio Diaz
James Waterston
As Kyle
Jeff Yagher
As Hoyt
Jeremy Sisto
As Billy Chenowith
Julie Dretzin
As Barb
Justina Machado
As Vanessa Diaz
Kathy Bates
As Bettina
Matt Malloy
As Roger Pasquese
Matt Winston
As Terry
Matthew Viens
As Shawn
Mena Suvari
As Edie
Michael Viens
As Simon
Pat Healy (1)
As Byron
Peter Facinelli
As Jimmy
Sprague Grayden
As Anita Miller
Steffani Brass
As Michaela
Veronica Cartwright
As Peg Kimmel
Adam Rodriguez
As Kenny Simms
Angelique Little
As Woman with Baby
James MacPherson
As Wedding Guest
Lois Hall
As Minister
Rachel Thorp
As Paige Wething
Vivienne Benesch
As Suzanne Wething
Main Cast
Peter Krause
As Nate Fisher
Michael C. Hall
As David Fisher
Frances Conroy
As Ruth Fisher
Lauren Ambrose
As Claire Fisher
ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
APM Music LibraryEvery Bossa 
James CombsOk It's Sunday 
Joe HenryStars 
MellowdroneBeautiful Day 
Mindy SmithJolene 
Mo HorizonsMambuloo 
N.E.R.D.She Wants to Move 
One Music LibraryMausoleum - Nate and the Kimmel family attend Lisa 
RK LIbraryConcerto Grosso Fur Vioeline & Streichorchester OP 
Terry, Harry and The One Night BandYou Light Up My Life 
Truby TrioUniversal Love 

Warning: Six Feet Under season 4 episode 10 guide may contain spoilers
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