Six Feet Under: The Dare
October 16, 2019 7:51 PM - Season 4, Episode 7 - Subscribe

A woman with various disturbing physical symptoms procrastinates on going to the doctor, and dies of cancer. Ruth and George go hunting for fossils and visit Sarah. Nate indulges in dalliances with both Brenda and the woman from the dog daycare, and tries to begin thinking longer-term about his relationship with each. David continues to struggle with his PTSD. Keith comes out to his co-workers. Claire tries to understand her feelings for Edie. Vanessa investigates Rico's interactions with Sophia. Brenda is honest with Joe.

The obituary from this episode:

Joan Morrison (1939 - 2004)

Morrison, Joan - Born in Las Vegas, Nevada on September 28, 1939, died February 5th at her home in Burbank after a prolonged illness.

Joan was warm and funny, and had many friends who loved her. She married Edward, her high school sweetheart, and moved to Southern California after finishing school. She raised a family while working as an Accounts Manager at Amgen Pharmaceuticals, and retired last year after 29 years of loyal service. She will be greatly missed.

Joan is survived by her loving husband, her son Joel in Manhattan Beach and her son David in West Palm Beach, Florida.

Visitation at 1 p.m. on Sunday, February 8 at Fisher & Diaz 2302 W. 25th Street in Los Angeles. Burial at 4p.m. at St. John's Cathedral in Chatsworth.
posted by orange swan (2 comments total)
What was with George's dick move about telling Ruth he didn't have more water when he did? It pissed Ruth off enough that she insisted on the visit to Sarah, which was a good thing. I don't understand why she didn't invite Sarah and Bettina to her wedding, by the way.

Nate's not thinking long-term about his involvement with Brenda and Maile isn't entirely about his not being ready for anything long-term. He has never known what he wants in life and he never will.

Lisa in the petunia costume and Ruth talking to the six heads of George's former wives (SO very Return to Oz!) are among my favourite fantasy sequences of the entire show.

Poor David.

Celeste and her crew all seem to be cases of arrested development.

Vanessa's face after she had seen Sophia for the first time. She should have won an Emmy solely for that face.

I'm surprised Joe still wanted to work on his relationship with Brenda. He hasn't known her that long, and he should have clued in that she wasn't fully on board.

“George just told me the entire history of papier-mache. It was fascinating.”

Heywood Jablome.
posted by orange swan at 1:29 PM on October 23, 2019 [1 favorite]

Dick 'Two Ton' Baker's version of "I'm a Lonely Little Petunia in an Onion Patch" (a little research into Dick Baker was married on a Ruth Fisher). My mum - who I guess is of about the same vintage of Ruth - used to sing this to me when I was a kid - so its fun to see the Fisher children do their rendition for Myra.

As for Mena Suvari - Edie - see also Wheatus "Her name is Noelle, I have a dream about her, she rings my bell, I've got gym class in half an hour..."
posted by rongorongo at 6:44 AM on June 6, 2022 [1 favorite]

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