Six Feet Under: Death Works Overtime
September 15, 2019 7:13 PM - Season 3, Episode 11 - Subscribe

Death comes suddenly for a convenience store owner, a fitness buff, and an electrician. Lisa is missing, Nate is frantic, David and Claire are worried, and Ruth is in denial. Vanessa and Rico are still struggling to deal with Vanessa's depression. The Chenowiths have their interment ceremony for Bernard's ashes.

The obituaries for this episode:

Dorothy Kim Su (1945-2003)

When she was a young woman, Dorothy came to this country with her family from her homeland of South Korea. She married Yong Su in 1972 and they bought a home in Atwater Village. The Sus became involved in the community, attending services in the Los Angeles Korean Methodist Church in Los Feliz and joining the Korean Business Association. They were owners of the Lucky 6 convenient store on Selma Ave., working 14-hour days, six days a week to build their business.

Visitation at 2 p.m. on Tuesday June 10 at Fisher & Diaz Funeral Home. Burial to follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale. Contributions can be made to the Korean American Association of Los Angeles.

Edward Tully (1955-2003)

Born December 4, 1955, died June 7, 2003 Ed was a wonderful, caring man with a generous spirit. He was an avid outdoorsman, never missed a USC football game, and loved to tell bad jokes. He leaves behind his adoring wife of 23 years Julie, his loving sons Patrick Joseph and Peter James, his daughters-in-law Jody and Holly, and the newest light of his life, his 5-month old granddaughter Megan Louise Tully.

Service at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, June 10 at Fisher & Diaz Funeral Home. Burial to follow at Holy Family Catholic Church in Alhambra.

David Raymond Monroe (1971-2003)

Born in Chittenango, New York on December 7, 1971. Dies suddenly on Friday morning in Mar Vista.

David graduated from SUNY Buffalo with a degree in Liberal Arts, and attended post-graduate classes at UCLA in his quest to become a writer in the film industry. He was a fitness buff, training 5 times a week for an upcoming 15 K race in San Diego. David completed the 2001 LA Marathon with a finish time of 3:40:03, the 2002 New York City Marathon with the time of 3:11:16, and most recently, the Revlon Run/Walk for Women. David leaves behind his devoted parents Patsy and Nicolas Raymond of Oswego, NY, his sister Ann and his brother Thomas, as well as aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends.

Service at 4 p.m. on Tuesday June 10 at Fisher & Diaz Funeral Home. Private burial to follow.
posted by orange swan (1 comment total)
Those poor sods in the cold open. The convenience store owner's murder was especially heartbreaking.

Good thing Nate let Arthur sit on in the interview with Mr. Su, because Arthur was able to take the reins when Nate nearly blew the whole thing.

Everything had to take a back seat to Lisa's disappearance in this episode, though there was plenty going on: David and Keith needing to talk, Ruth meeting George for the first time, and Claire not only dealing with her ex boyfriend Russell and a grossly unfit instructor, but also finding out she was unexpectedly and undesirably pregnant. It speaks so well of David and even better of Claire that they put their problems on the back burner to be there for Nate. Nate also picked up on the tension between David and Keith despite his own anxiety over Lisa, so kudos to him too. The whole Fisher family did genuinely care about Lisa.

Pollyannas who tell me, without evidence, that something's going to be totally fine, drive me crazy, so Ruth's state of extreme denial got on my nerves. But it was realistic. My mother behaved very similarly a few years ago when one of my foster sisters was having neurosurgery to remove and biopsy a brain tumour. Even though the doctors said the tumour was almost certainly benign, and Gayle was receiving excellent medical care and the operation was very likely to be a success, I was still concerned that something might go wrong, that Gayle might have a stroke on the table and/or sustain brain damage. But when I suggested as much to my mother, she was absolutely adamant that everything was going to be fine and very upset with me for even suggesting otherwise.

Vanessa's sister Angelica really is kind of an asshole, but then Rico can be too, so the two of them deserve what they get from each other.

God, that interment ceremony. Why didn't the Chenowiths' decide and plan in advance what they were going to do with Bernard's ashes? And Billy's declaration of love for Brenda... [shudder]. I always find it difficult to have sympathy for Brenda when she's living life on her own and doing things like calling Nate -- nominally to apologize, but really to drag things out with him, given that she apologized at the time -- because she is so dysfunctional and can be such an arrogant asshole, but all the Chenowith family scenes make her sympathetic, because her family is such a nightmare.
posted by orange swan at 4:42 PM on September 18, 2019 [1 favorite]

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