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Six Feet Under: Everyone's Waiting

In the series finale, David finally embraces a demon; Keith gives "tough love"; Nathaniel talks to his younger son; Brenda delivers early and fights Nate's negativity; Claire gets an exciting phone call; Ted inspires some sexy photos; Margaret is impressed to see Olivier's nurturing side; Rico and Vanessa celebrate an investment; Ruth finds consolation in the truth from Maggie; George's limitations eclipse his intentions; and Claire drives into her future. The Future of the family is revealed.

Episode Info

Episode number: 5x12
Airdate: Sunday August 21st, 2005
Special Runtime: 75 Minutes

Director: Alan Ball
Writer: Alan Ball

Alternate Airdates:

NL (NPS) Dec 01, 2008

  • Currently 9.8/10
9.8/10 (4 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
Becky Thyre
As Marcie
Brenna Tosh
As Maya Fisher (alternating)
Bronwyn Tosh
As Maya Fisher (alternating)
C.J. Sanders
As Anthony
Chris Messina (1)
As Ted
Giancarlo Rodriguez
As Julio Diaz
Jeremy Sisto
As Billy Chenowith
Joanna Cassidy
As Margaret Chenowith
Kathy Bates
As Bettina
Kendre Berry
As Durrell
Kristin Morley
As Obstetrician
Patricia Clarkson
As Sarah O'Connor (uncredited)
Peter MacDissi
As Olivier Castro-Staal
Richard Jenkins
As Nathaniel Fisher
Tim Maculan
As Father Jack
Tina Holmes
As Maggie Sibley
James McDonnell
As Dr. Frank
Michelle Alexandria
As Cocktail Waitress (uncredited)
Ricardo Mamood
As Hospital Orderly (uncredited)
Sahar Bibiyan
As Dr. Peterman's Nurse
Terry Hoyos
As Realtor (as Terri Hoyos)
Toby Holguin
As Armored Truck Robber (uncredited)
Main Cast
Peter Krause
As Nate Fisher
Michael C. Hall
As David Fisher
Frances Conroy
As Ruth Fisher
Lauren Ambrose
As Claire Fisher
Episode Notes
This episode runes 75 minutes long (15 minutes longer than a normal episode). Before the episode aired HBO aired 2 30-minute retrospective 'specials' that totaled an hour in length, so the entire series finale airing of "Six Feet Under' actually ran 2 hours and 15 Minutes.

This episodes has won several online polls stating it to be the best series finale ever to air on television.

Warning: Six Feet Under season 5 episode 12 guide may contain spoilers
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