Six Feet Under: The Plan
July 2, 2019 9:10 PM - Season 2, Episode 3 - Subscribe

A man dies of cancer and his widow, who considers herself a psychic, takes his opinions under advisement during the funeral arrangements. Brenda, who has cut Nate off sex-wise, signs up for a college course but walks out after she disagrees with the instructor over her book, which she hasn't read. Ruth attends self-development workshops. Claire is questioned by the police regarding Gabriel's whereabouts, and then receives a distress call from Gabe himself. David plays racquetball with Keith, and then calls on him to help deal with the Gabe situation.

The obituary from this episode:

Michael John Piper (1952 - 2001)

Piper, Michael John (48). On September 15th, Michael passed away at USC University Hospital after a long illness.

A 3rd generation California native, Michael grew up in Long Beach. He graduated from University of California at Berkeley and got his Masters Degree in Educational Technology from Pepperdine University. He was a founding member of The Children's Partnership and consulted during the Clinton administration for the Office of Educational Research and Improvement for the U.S. Department of Education.

Michael is survived by his mother Rita, his brother Bradley James and his wife Eileen. Services will be held at 4:00 p.m. Tuesday, September 18th at Fisher & Sons Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made in Michael's name to the USC/Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center.
posted by orange swan (1 comment total)
Psychics, ugh. I suppose in the Six Feet Under universe, where there are ghosts, psychics might be real.

Brenda's arrogance is so insufferable. I don't blame her for rolling her eyes at the way one of her fellow students was fawning over the professor, but she was being rude and pre-judging the professor's ideas, and she quit the course entirely after being reproved for it, like a spoiled pout. AND she's telling Nate it's perfectly normal for her to lose all sexual interest in him instead of owning up to the fact that she doesn't want to have sex because of her emotional issues, reducing him to awkwardly polling the other people in his life to find out whether she's right or not. NATE. RED FLAGS ABOUND. HEED THEM.

The Plan scenes annoyed me. The coach telling that young woman to re-establish a relationship with her father, who had set her on fire, was utterly appalling. And then there's Ruth, who has a supposed breakthrough and tells them all to fuck off. How much of a breakthrough is it to realize that the very expensive self-development course you paid for is nonsense and you're better off figuring out things on your own?

The Gabe situation has finally come to a head. Poor Claire.

David's still looking for an opening with Keith and is clearly excited by the mere possibility that Keith might be less into Eddie than he was. And the way he looked at Keith for being so good with Claire. I will say for him that he's right to love Keith and to want him back. Keith is a good man -- not perfect, but solidly and reliably good. Also hot.
posted by orange swan at 9:59 AM on July 5, 2019

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