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Six Feet Under: Hold My Hand

George Sibley is haunted by childhood memories of his mother's suicide. While doing laundry, Ruth finds rotting, half-eaten food in the pockets of George's clothes. When she confronts him about the food, George regresses to child-like behavior and claims he planned to save the food for later. Later, George confesses to Maggie that his symptoms are worsening and he feels he needs another round of electro-convulsive therapy.
Billy's manic energy fuels his passionate relationship with Claire and he proposes they move to Spain to work on their art. When Claire's credit card is declined at a camera shop she contacts the family's lawyer in a huff and learns that access to her trust fund has been frozen. Claire confronts her mother, but Ruth reminds her that she's no longer attending college and Nathaniel didn't intend to finance her life while she "played house with a crazy person." To cheer Claire up, Billy goes on a spending spree and buys them both expensive digital cameras.
David and Keith continue pursuing adoption and surrogacy in their hope of starting a family. But for all their careful planning, the two are rejected by the adoption agency when the counselor uncovers David's Las Vegas arrest for "lewd and lascivious behavior with a male prostitute." Keith and David are heartened, however, by their interview with a potential surrogate who seems TOO good to be true.
Brenda counsels a disturbed student at the community college who shoves her against the wall violently. Afterwards, she is comforted by her co-worker Jackie, who invites her over for a family dinner. Brenda is struck by the lack of tension and envies the easy dynamic Jackie shares with her close-knit family. Meanwhile, Nate is at a family dinner at the funeral home, where he finally meets George's daughter Maggie. She tells Nate about her son, who died when he was a baby, and the two instantly connect over shared personal tragedies.
Federico runs into Vanessa at a church-sponsored singles mixer where she makes it clear that she's not interested in getting back together with him. At a funeral directors' conference, Federico meets Angela, the restorative artist who worked at Fisher & Sons briefly years earlier - when Federico was hired by Kroehner Services Corporation. The pair hit it off and end up sharing a wild, uninhibited romp in bed.


Episode Info


Episode number: 5x3
Airdate: Monday June 20th, 2005

Director: Jeremy Podeswa
Writer: Nancy Oliver

Alternate Airdates:

NL (NPS) Sep 29, 2008

  • Currently 9.7/10
9.7/10 (3 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
Anne Elizabeth Ramsay
As Jackie Feldman
Recurring
Brenna Tosh
As Maya Fisher (alternating)
Recurring
Bronwyn Tosh
As Maya Fisher (alternating)
Recurring
Janice Lynde
As Mrs. Sibley
Recurring
Jenna Fischer
As Sharon Kinney
Recurring
Jennifer Elise Cox
As Mary
Recurring
Matt Malloy
As Roger Pasquese
Recurring
Peter Birkenhead
As Lawyer
Recurring
Tina Holmes
As Maggie
Recurring
Bruce Nozick
As Mark Feldman
Chase Ellison
As Younge George
Chil Kong
As Minister
Chip Heller
As Conference Speaker
Colton James
As Josh Feldman
Dave Power
As Nolan
Kellan Lutz
As Critter
Netta Most
As Sylvia Feldman
Zakareth Ruben
As Woman in Supermarket
Main Cast
Peter Krause
As Nate Fisher
Michael C. Hall
As David Fisher
Frances Conroy
As Ruth Fisher
Lauren Ambrose
As Claire Fisher
Music
ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Allen ToussaintWhat Is Success 
Basement JaxxYou Don't Know Me 
Handsome Boy Modeling SchoolBreakdown (feat. Jack Johnson) 
Kid GlovesWhere Do We Go 
Patti PageTennessee Waltz 
Private Waves Music LibraryBeautiful Day 
Ric MarvinHow Sweet It Is To Be Loved By You 
Scissor SistersFilthy/Gorgeous 
The SpecialsMonkey Man 


Warning: Six Feet Under season 5 episode 3 guide may contain spoilers
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