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Six Feet Under: The Silence

While Keith is working long hours with Roger, David is overwhelmed with parenting responsibilities. Durrell is embarrassed about an upcoming school play and refuses to let Keith and David attend. Despite the boy's wishes, David and Keith go and David relives the glory days when he performed in school musicals.
Claire meets a lawyer at work named Ted, who takes interest in her art. She joins her office friends for drinks after work, hoping to see him again. At the bar, Claire and Ted talk briefly, but she reveals very little about herself. Later, at the office, Claire opens up to Ted a bit more and admits that she's creatively blocked.
Federico is frustrated by the lack of passion in his marriage. Despite his best efforts to be amorous, Vanessa is mostly uninterested in sex. When she finally does agree sleep with him, she's eager to get it over with.
Now that she's no longer taking care of George, Ruth tries to fill her life with other diversions. At a friend's party, she feels hopelessly out of place and can't find anyone her age to talk to. When George asks for a quickie divorce and admits he's fallen in love again, Ruth is in shock. His imminent marriage plans prompt Ruth to warn George's fiancee about his mental illness.
Blood test results have Brenda and Nate concerned about their unborn child. After speaking with Maggie about the emotional strain of caring for a child with special needs, Nate worries they can't handle the responsibility. Brenda's doctor recommends an amniocentesis to test for problems and Nate insists that she take the test. Brenda refuses, though, convinced that Nate's real problem is an inability to be present for their marriage. She decides to go forward with the pregnancy despite possible complications.

Episode Info

Episode number: 5x7
Airdate: Sunday July 17th, 2005

Alternate Airdates:

NL (NPS) Oct 27, 2008

  • Currently 9.7/10
9.7/10 (3 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
Abby Brammell
As Kirsten
Brenna Tosh
As Maya Fisher (alternating)
Bronwyn Tosh
As Maya Fisher (alternating)
C.J. Sanders
As Anthony
Chris Messina (1)
As Ted
Christine Tucci
As Marianne
Deborah Offner
As Dr. Melnick
Joanna Cassidy
As Margaret Chenowith
Kendre Berry
As Durrell
Kevin Rankin
As Johnny
Lisa Banes
As Victoria
Nathan Norton
As Enzo Pasquese
Patty Tobin
As Carmen
Rosalind Chao
As Cindy
Tina Holmes
As Maggie Sibley
Vanessa Marano
As Tate Pasquese
Ariel Rivera (1)
As Mountain
Chris Farach
As Singing Scuba Kid
Cynthia Stevenson
As Joy Solomon
Elizabeth Ruscio
As Madeleine Burns
Rene Ashton
As Saleswoman
Rene Weisser
As Saleswoman
Rod McCary
As Mitchell Stein
Stanley DeSantis
As Peter Burns
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
Black Toast MusicYada Yada Yada 
Central LivingEveryday (Sven's Version) 
JourneyAnyway You Want It 
Michael C. HallBlow Gabriel Blow 
Oscar PetersonCorcovado 
Ryan AdamsLet It Ride 
Sara McLachlanFallen 
Teddy LasryEnd Of Spring 

Warning: Six Feet Under season 5 episode 7 guide may contain spoilers
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