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David still struggles with violent nightmares after six weeks of mourning his brother. When he learns about a criminal at large who's abducting children, he becomes overly protective of his sons. Eventually he snaps, and yanks Durrell and Anthony out of school in a panic. Fearing David's unpredictable behavior will upset the boys, Keith sends David away until he can get a hold of himself.
Maya has been staying at the funeral home for several weeks, where Ruth and George happily care for her together. Ruth decides she wants to have permanent custody of Maya and argues fiercely with Brenda about what's best for the little girl. In a moment of weakness, Brenda allows Ruth to keep Maya for a while longer.
While Brenda prepares for the arrival of her new baby, who is due in two months, Billy stays with her at the house. Brenda plans to raise Maya and the new baby with Billy's help but after she has a disturbing sex dream about her brother she asks him to move out. Later, Brenda resolves to take Maya home with her for good. She shows up at the funeral home to collect her daughter but goes into labor the moment she arrives.
Federico is eager to have a business discussion but David is too distracted by his inner demons to help plan the funeral home's future. Meanwhile, Vanessa urges Federico to invest in his own funeral home and they find a property for sale. Federico asks his wife to assist him at the office and Vanessa finds that she has a knack for consoling a grieving client.
When Claire is drunk and belligerent at the office for several days in a row, Ted confiscates her car keys. She verbally attacks a client at Fisher & Diaz, then fights with Ted and throws a glass of water in his face. Later, Claire drives to the nature preserve to visit Nate's grave, but strange noises frighten her and she speeds away. Trying to avoid a deer in the road, Claire crashes the green hearse. Her car is totaled but she makes $950 selling it for parts.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 5x11
Airdate: Sunday August 14th, 2005

Director: Michael Cuesta
Writer: Craig Wright

Alternate Airdates:

NL (NPS) Nov 24, 2008

Guest Stars
Abby BrammellAbby Brammell
As Kirsten
Brenna ToshBrenna Tosh
As Maya Fisher (alternating)
Bronwyn ToshBronwyn Tosh
As Maya Fisher (alternating)
C.J. SandersC.J. Sanders
As Anthony
Chris Messina (1)Chris Messina (1)
As Ted
Christine TucciChristine Tucci
As Marianne
Giancarlo RodriguezGiancarlo Rodriguez
As Julio Diaz
Jeremy SistoJeremy Sisto
As Billy Chenowith
Justina MachadoJustina Machado
As Vanessa Diaz
Kendre BerryKendre Berry
As Durrell
Kevin RankinKevin Rankin
As Johnny (as Kevin Rankin)
Kristin MorleyKristin Morley
As Obstetrician
Tina HolmesTina Holmes
As Maggie Sibley
Amy SpangerAmy Spanger
As Holly Duncan
Billy LushBilly Lush
As Paul Duncan
Fred FeinFred Fein
As Crossing Guard
Jenny OJenny O'Hara
As Garland Duncan
Libby WestLibby West
As Nurse
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
ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Arcade FireCold Wind 
HaydnHunt Quartet: Adagio 
Juana MolinaSalvese Quien Pueda 
Ludwig Van BeethovenTrio for Piano, Violin and Violincello 
RoyksoppDead To The World 

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