Six Feet Under: The Eye Inside
August 16, 2019 9:16 PM - Season 3, Episode 3 - Subscribe

A young woman pursued by three aggressively cat calling young men runs into the street only to realize that they're her friends and are playing a "joke" on her... and that she's standing directly in the path of an oncoming vehicle. Keith and David spend the weekend at a resort. Ruth goes hiking and shopping with her new friend Bettina. Claire begins a new studio class with an inspiring new instructor, and reluctantly decides she and Phil have irreconcilable differences. Lisa has finally had all she can take of Carol's neurotic demands. Rico finds it difficult to separate thoughts of his family from his work, and Nate tries to find time for himself away from both family and work.

The obituary from this episode:

Callie Renee Mortimer (1984-2003)

Mortimer, Callie Renee - Beloved daughter to Paula and loving sister to Rachel, died Thursday, Feb. 6, 2003.

Callie was a Political Science major at UCLA and made the Dean's list every semester. She was a free spirit and an idealist, who had dreams of making a difference in her community.

She is deeply loved and missed by all who knew her. Though her time on earth was short, we are grateful for every moment we had and are better for knowing her.

Visitation will be held on Sunday from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., with a Vigil Service at 7:00 p.m. at Fisher & Diaz Funeral Home. Interment to follow at Hollywood Forever, 5970 Santa Monica Blvd., Hollywood.
posted by orange swan (2 comments total)
I'm amazed Callie's family allowed those three guys to attend her funeral, much less let one of them speak at it.

I didn't buy how paranoid David was about the people at the resort being homophobic. No one was paying any attention to him and Keith. It felt so manufactured, especially given that David has been so free of self-hatred for quite some time now. It was nice to see the two of them have some fun together though.

It's nice to see Ruth having fun with a new friend, but I can't get behind the shoplifting.

For all Olivier's annoyingly performative delivery, he does have some useful insights to impart to his class. Phil showing his tattoo to Ruth was such a great moment, as was Ruth's mild, polite reaction to it. There's a bare-chested tattooed young man in her kitchen who spent the night banging her teenaged daughter, and Ruth is taking it in stride and offering him frozen waffles. I was glad to see Claire demonstrate a mature, self-respecting clearsightedness towards Phil: he was stringing her along with the hope of a committed relationship, she recognized it for the demeaning, dead-end situation it was, and she wasn't having it. I was more than twice her age before I learned that kind of sense.

By the same token, it was also a relief to see Lisa finally tell Carol off, though I wish she'd owned her quitting as something she needed to do for her own well-being rather than claiming she was doing it for Maya's sake. Nate thought Lisa's quitting her job should have been a decision they made together, and while he would ordinarily be right, especially given that their apartment was provided through Lisa's job, I don't know how he could have expected Lisa to just put up with Carol treating her like shit without snapping at some point, and she'd already been taking it for well over a year. They both should have faced the fact that her job situation wasn't sustainable and talked about what they were going to do.

Rico came across really well in this episode -- the show's been focusing on all his bad qualities lately. His advice to Nate about the first year of marriage/parenthood was solid and sensitive -- he had picked up on the fact that Nate was struggling -- and his inability to compartmentalize work and family speaks to the depth of his love for his wife and sons. He loves Vanessa and the boys so much, and is so committed to them, that they are always on his mind and he sees everything from the perspective of a loving and proud husband and father, while Nate is avid for any escape from the obligations and hassles of his tepid marriage, even if it's just the saddest roadside wank ever.

And now Nate lives and works in the same house and there'll be no escape from work and marriage. He can't even watch Friends in the sunroom by himself without Lisa popping in to the room to talk to him about vaccinating Maya. Which she is against, because of course she is, and of course she printed a bunch of crap off the internet supporting her stance. Fuck off, Lisa.
posted by orange swan at 6:37 PM on August 18, 2019

“They were just playing around. They were all in a state of shock that a woman could be terrified by a group of men chasing her at night.”

This episode's death and the ones in the previous episode are so...pertinent to life here and now in the US that I'm a little rattled and I'm not a superstitious person, not usually anyway.
posted by kingless at 12:14 PM on August 20, 2019

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