Six Feet Under: Black Forest
October 30, 2019 8:40 PM - Season 4, Episode 10 - Subscribe

An enraged wife kicks her husband's prone body viciously and screams at him about his alcoholism, not realizing that he's already dead of blood alcohol poisoning. Ruth moves back home and reconciles with George, with certain conditions. Nate, Maya, and Brenda travel to Idaho for Lisa's interment ceremony. David gets broody about the prospect of marriage and children, and then gets into a fight with a jerk in a sushi restaurant. Claire experiments with a new photographic technique with Russell and develops things in the darkroom with Billy. Vanessa begins dating... despite Rico's objections.

The obituary from this episode:

Robert Duanne Wething (1958 - 2004)

Wething, Robert Duane - 45, son of Kenneth and Nadine Wething of Houston, TX, was born on Aug. 6, 1958. He died Mar. 27, 2004.

Robert graduated from Houston High School in 1976 and worked for several years in the trucking business before settling in California where he met his wife, Suzanne. For the last 16 years, he worked as a mechanic at Phoenix Auto Body and was known by his friends there as "Double Trouble."

Surviving are his wife, Suzanne, and three daughters, Paige (11), Alexandra (8) and Hallie (5) of Hollywood; his parents of Houston; two sisters, Lexie (Searcey) and Kimberly of Houston; and one brother, Steve of Licking, TX.

Services are 2 p.m. Tuesday, Mar. 30, at the Fisher & Diaz Funeral Home, 2302 W. 25th St., LA.
posted by orange swan (3 comments total)
Suzanne Wething is almost certainly one of those people who blamed all her problems on her spouse, and now that he's gone is going to have a difficult time facing the fact that she was just as much the problem as him and is one fucking horrible person. Those poor girls of hers.

Ruth's conditions aren't going to be any use in the face of what is about to happen with George.

Keith really called it on Nate's rushing into a relationship with Brenda. He even takes her along on the weekend to Idaho, which wasn't really a good idea. She's not someone he really wants to be with -- she's just available, and a pacifier.

David has always wanted children. It's a shame that the only one of the Fisher children to actively want children had the hardest time getting them.

Claire's banging Jimmy, hanging out with her ex Russell, and trying to start something with Billy. I guess this sort of thing is par for the course for someone so young and attractive.

The whole Rico and Vanessa marital breakdown plot is simply annoying. With the exception of the scene where Vanessa and Anjelica confront Sophia, I don't think it adds anything to the show, or even makes much sense.
posted by orange swan at 4:24 PM on October 31, 2019 [1 favorite]

Poor George and his environmental pessimism. If he’s alive today, he must be going mad.

Ooh and Lisa’s family found out about the ashes! I thought the sister was perfectly pleasant to Brenda, but that’s not going to help things with Lisa’s family.
posted by LizBoBiz at 7:32 AM on December 25, 2019 [1 favorite]

For somebody who likes to get to the bottom of things by searching for information online, George's late night discovery of the worlds fresh water support depicted as a hour glass with dripping sounds - looks a bit lame. Here is a much better visualisation - again originally created back in 2003.

Kudos to Brenda for actually keeping the details of her crazy client confidential from Nate.

Noting in passing that there really is a rainbow kids adoption agency.
posted by rongorongo at 3:35 AM on June 18, 2022

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