Six Feet Under: Brotherhood
June 1, 2019 12:57 AM - Season 1, Episode 7 - Subscribe

When a young Army vet dies of Gulf War Syndrome, his brother opts for cremation and disposal though he had wanted a military funeral. Billy interrupts a private moment between Brenda and Nate and thwarts their plan for a weekend getaway. Ruth invites Hiram over for a family dinner, and also takes a florist job in Nikolai's shop. David meets an open-minded associate priest and votes on whether he should be hired by St. Bart's. Claire lacks interest in algebra and the PSATs.
posted by orange swan (4 comments total)
That poor soldier. He wasn't even 30. I can certainly understand his brother's anger. I do think Nate did the right thing by arranging for a memorial service that the guy had wanted, and in the end it was of some value to the guy's older brother to share his grief with his brother's army buddies and to see how they appreciated his fighting for medical benefits for his brother.

Brenda, it's really not enough to tell Billy to call first before he comes over. Take away his keys or change your locks.

Nikolai thinks he doesn't need no stinking website for his business.

Ruth does know her flowers. Her advice to that bride-to-be was A++.

David drinks milk while he watches porn, because of course he does. It really hurt to see David side against the progressive priest. We see what he's up against and why he's afraid, but at the same he needs to stand up and be counted or things will only get worse for him.

Claire, you heedless brat.
posted by orange swan at 9:50 AM on June 2, 2019

Nate did the right thing

Maybe Nate's finest moment so far, (nearly?) ruined by his graceless acknowledgement when David told him he made the right decision.

That actor's depiction of the soldier's brother's complicated emotions was brilliant.
posted by kingless at 8:45 AM on June 3, 2019

The obituary from this episode:

Victor Wayne Kovich, PFC

January 16, 1971 - April 1, 2001

Passed away Sunday after a long illness. He is survived by his brother Paul and step-father, Stanley Cutler.

Friends are invited to a memorial service held in his honor on Tuesday, April 3, at Fisher & Sons Funeral Home, from 11-2PM, followed by burial at National Cemetery.
posted by orange swan at 6:22 PM on July 20, 2019

That poor soldier. He wasn't even 30
Cue to feel old: watching a 21 year old TV episode and noting the "died young" soldier was still born after I was.
posted by rongorongo at 10:38 PM on March 24, 2022

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