Six Feet Under: Falling Into Place
September 25, 2019 7:48 PM - Season 4, Episode 1 - Subscribe

A young man on a acid trip takes a flying leap off a building in 1972, and no one ever picks up his ashes from the former Fisher & Sons. Nate spends the night with Brenda while David and Claire are scarred for life by the sounds of their mother's wedding night ecstasy. Keith and David agree to get back together. Claire reaches out to Russell to tell him about Lisa's death and her abortion. Vanessa tells Angelica it's time to move out, and Rico goes to confession. Fisher & Diaz arranges Lisa's funeral, and Nate and the Kimmels disagree about Lisa's burial arrangements.

The obituaries for this episode:

Lisa Kimmel Fisher (1967-2003)

Lisa was a creative, beautiful burst of happiness and energy. She grew up in Coeur D'Alene, Idaho, where she did well in school and brought joy to her many friends. Lisa graduated from the University of Washington with a degree in Sustainable Resource Sciences. She worked tirelessly to make the world a better place, first at the Healing Arts Center and then at a Food Co-op in Seattle. In 2002, she moved to Los Angeles to start a family. Lisa's kindness and sweet nature will be greatly missed by her many friends, co-workers, and anyone else who was lucky enough to know her.

She is survived by her loving husband Nathaniel Fisher, Jr. and their cherished daughter Maya. Lisa is also survived by her sister Barbara Woodworth in Santa Cruz and her parents Margaret and Edward Kimmel of Coeur D'Alene. Memorial Service at 2 p.m. on Tuesday July 29 at Fisher & Diaz 2302 W. 25th Street in Los Angeles.

Bruno Baskerville Walsh (1951-1972)


Police are investigating the death of UCLA student, Bruno Walsh, who fatally plummeted off the rooftop of his twelve-story dormitory early Tuesday morning. After questioning several eyewitnesses police suspect the twenty-one-year-old veterinary science undergraduate was under the influence of the mind-altering substance known as lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD).

The suspicion raises a red flag to parents concerned for the safety of their children. If it is confirmed that Walsh died under the influence of LSD, it will mark the fourth drug-related death on the UCLA campus this year.

"This is certainly making me think twice about sending my daughter here," said Alicia Tighe whose daughter, Callie, will be entering college next fall.

"Unfortunately, this seems to be a growing trend, especially among kids that are away from home for the first time. They get in with the wrong crowd and then all their friends are doing it... I just hope this boy's death sends a clear message that messing around with this kind of stuff is dangerous," said Police Chief Blake Cox.

A campus spokesperson released the following statement: "We would like to extend our condolences to Mr. Walsh's family and to assure them that will be conducting an extensive review into the circumstances surrounding their son's death." The boy's parents could not be reached for comment.
posted by orange swan (3 comments total)
What on earth is Fisher & Diaz supposed to do with ashes that never get picked up? That could become a problem over time.

Keith is such a great in-law. He gets along with all the Fishers so well (he didn't like Lisa much, but that's, er, no longer going to be a problem), he always attends their gatherings and events as a matter of course and even seems to enjoy them, and he's so quick to be of help whenever he can be. And when David was smothering himself with a pillow rather than hear his mother have sex with George, Keith just laughed his head off. My guess is the Fishers seem like a walk in the park compared to dealing with his dad.

Russell's back. I can't say I missed him.

Even Vanessa is fed up with Angelica. Rico's confession seemed a little pro forma. I thought Catholic priests usually offered some counsel on these things...?

Doesn't the next of kin have the legal right to decide burial arrangements, and a spouse outrank parents as next of kin? I may be totally wrong about that, of course. Lisa really should have had a will that stipulated these things. I think it would have been a good idea for Nate to compromise somewhat, and have Lisa buried in a shroud in the Fisher family plot. That would be close to what Lisa wanted, be physically and emotionally much easier on him, be legal, probably be pretty acceptable to the Kimmels, and give Maya a gravesite that she can visit if she wants later on. But of course he wasn't thinking straight.

Lisa's obit reads as though her sister wrote it.

Brenda's and Lisa's mothers are both named Margaret, heh. And they're both hell on wheels.

"Oh George! Oh George! OH GEORGE!!!!"
posted by orange swan at 5:10 PM on October 1, 2019

Yes priests do counsel, but Rico didn’t seem to want it at this point.

As for Lisa, I think Nate did the best thing. Maya has two places to grieve now, the family mausoleum and her actual burial spot in the desert.
posted by LizBoBiz at 4:11 AM on December 24, 2019

As for Lisa, I think Nate did the best thing.
Kudos to Nate for digging a six foot deep grave by himself, in hard looking ground, at night, with just that one shovel. Next time: at least bring a mattock digger.
posted by rongorongo at 5:13 AM on May 26, 2022

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