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Six Feet Under: A Coat of White Primer

Brenda struggles with morning sickness as she studies the home video of Nate's 2002 wedding to Lisa. Together, Nate and Brenda watch the Kimmel and Fisher families nervously prepare for the ceremony on the video. Brenda assures Nate that their upcoming wedding will be different from the first ceremony in every way.
Federico meets women through an online dating service, but his overly-high standards prevent him from settling on anyone special. When Vanessa won't agree to be Federico's wedding date, he invites a woman named Sharon instead.
Claire and Billy, who are happily committed to each other and rarely apart, decide to move in together. When Nate and Brenda host a pre-wedding dinner party for the family, Claire gets high with her brothers outside but is unable to convince them that Billy's mental health has improved.
After months of dealing with the consequences of George's Depressive Psychosis and electroconvulsive therapy treatments, Ruth is on the brink of mental exhaustion herself. Once he returns home from the hospital, George suffers from short-term memory loss and disorientation, but insists on attending Nate's wedding anyway. Ruth finally reaches her breaking point at the wedding when Claire takes a compromising photograph of George. To everyone's shock, an enraged Ruth slaps Claire, accusing her of "trying to make a statement" about Ruth's choice to marry George before she really knew him.
Two days before her wedding, Brenda suffers a miscarriage but Nate and Brenda decide to go ahead with the wedding anyway.
Listening to the ceremony inspires David to be more supportive of Keith's dreams of starting a family. Although David would prefer to adopt children who are looking for a home, he agrees to continue looking for a surrogate mother to bear their child if that's what Keith wants. At the wedding reception, David and Keith reach a compromise by deciding to pursue surrogacy and adoption at the same time.
After the wedding ceremony, Brenda wanders off alone, still high from pain medication and despondent over her lost baby. She imagines that Lisa is taunting her for having infertility problems. Nate finds Brenda and convinces her to re-join the party, telling her that the best days of their life together are yet to come.


Episode Info


Episode number: 5x1
Airdate: Monday June 06th, 2005

Director: Rodrigo García
Writer: Kate Robin

Alternate Airdates:

NL (NPS) Sep 15, 2008

  • Currently 9.3/10
9.3/10 (4 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
Brenna ToshBrenna Tosh
As Maya Fisher (alternating)
Recurring
Bronwyn ToshBronwyn Tosh
As Maya Fisher (alternating)
Recurring
Catherine OCatherine O'Hara
As Carol Ward
Recurring
Deborah OffnerDeborah Offner
As Dr. Melnick
Recurring
Giancarlo RodriguezGiancarlo Rodriguez
As Julio Diaz
Recurring
Janice LyndeJanice Lynde
As Woman in Turquoise
Recurring
Jeff YagherJeff Yagher
As Hoyt
Recurring
Jenna FischerJenna Fischer
As Sharon Kinney
Recurring
Jeremy SistoJeremy Sisto
As Billy Chenowith
Recurring
Joanna CassidyJoanna Cassidy
As Margaret Chenowith
Recurring
Julie DretzinJulie Dretzin
As Barb
Recurring
Lili Taylor (2)Lili Taylor (2)
As Lisa Kimmel Fisher
Recurring
Peter MacDissiPeter MacDissi
As Olivier Castro-Staal
Recurring
Steffani BrassSteffani Brass
As Michaela
Recurring
Tim MaculanTim Maculan
As Father Jack
Recurring
Tina HolmesTina Holmes
As Maggie Sibley
Recurring
Veronica CartwrightVeronica Cartwright
As Peg Kimmel
Recurring
Anil KumarAnil Kumar
As Dr. Perry Amaral
Brian DavidBrian David
As Robert
Devera MarcusDevera Marcus
As Justice of The Peace
Franceska LynneFranceska Lynne
As Bridesmaid
Kate McGregor-StewartKate McGregor-Stewart
As Andrea's Therapist
Maggie BairdMaggie Baird
As Andrea
Mark HarelikMark Harelik
As Leonard
Main Cast
Peter KrausePeter Krause
As Nate Fisher
Michael C. HallMichael C. Hall
As David Fisher
Frances ConroyFrances Conroy
As Ruth Fisher
Lauren AmbroseLauren Ambrose
As Claire Fisher
Music
ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Bebel GilbertoAganjou (Latin Project Remix) 
Dinah WashingtonTeach Me Tonight 
Doris DayBut Not For Me 
The DovesAlmost Forgot Myself 
Extreme Music LibraryThe Last Run 
The Martini KingsDays Of Wine And Roses 
The Martini KingsSo Danco Samba 
The Martini KingsWave 
The Martini KingsTeach Me Tonight 
Southern Music LibraryCamilano 
Thievery CorporationThe Time We Lost Our Way 
WilcoHell Is Chrome 


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