Six Feet Under: Bomb Shelter
October 30, 2019 9:13 PM - Season 4, Episode 11 - Subscribe

A minivan carrying two distracted parents and their two youngest children takes a left turn into the path of a truck, and the remaining 20-year-old son of the family must arrange for the funeral of his parents and two siblings. Ruth plan to attend a tantric sex workshop is siderailed when George becomes obsessed with preparing for some form of future apocalypse. Brenda's hopes of having a child with Nate are shelved when Lisa's sister Barb learns about Lisa's actual burial arrangement and threatens to take Maya away from him. Margaret has an emergency hysterectomy. The sushi restaurant guy files a 500K lawsuit against David, which Keith settles out of court. Claire is incensed when Russell tries to take credit for her photo collage concept. And Rico is still objecting to Vanessa's going out on dates.

The obituary from this episode:

The Gorodetsky family

Four members of the Gorodetsky family of Atwater Village passed away suddenly on Thursday, April 1. Edward and Coco Gorodetsky and their two children, Michael and Amanda will be greatly missed by friends and family. They are survived by their loving son Jonathan Gorodetsky, 20, of Westwood, Eddie's brother and sister-in-law, Patrick and Marcia Gorodetsky of Jacksonville, Florida, and Coco's mother Janice DuBow of Glendale.

Memorial Service will be held at 2p.m. on Sunday, April 4 at Fisher & Diaz 2302 W. 25th Street in Los Angeles. Interment at Rose Hills Memorial Park.
posted by orange swan (3 comments total)
This is one of the most horrifically tragic cold opens of the entire show. I can't even imagine how poor young Jonathan Gorodetsky will carry on after losing his entire family at one blow. My guess is that his life is never going to be a happy or easy one, and that he is very likely going to have chronic substance abuse and/or mental health issues.

Also tragic: that Ruth never gets her tantric workshop.

I almost felt sorry for that evangelical Christian after his encounter with George. Almost.

I don't blame Barb at all for being extremely upset by Nate's secret and illegal burial of Lisa -- he should not have done that -- but to respond by demanding that he hand over Maya was ridiculously over the top.

Poor Margaret could have bled to death. It's a good thing she had Brenda there when it happened. And then she has Olivier there to make her feel like a sexually attractive woman again. Now Brenda and Billy are talking again -- and feeling normal in comparison with their horror show of a mother.

I don't know what I find more hilarious: that David was so willing to pimp Keith out to avoid a potentially ruinous lawsuit, or that Keith was so willing to prostitute himself for David's sake. It was such a non-issue for them -- they acted more annoyed by it than anything else.

I do think Russell deserved some credit for helping Claire develop her photo collage idea, but he doesn't deserve as much credit as he gave himself. She is the one who ran with their experiment, developed the concept, and actually did something with it.

Oh God, Rico, you are so fucking tiresome. You banged a stripper; you don't get to tell your estranged wife whom she gets to date or how to do her hair or barge into her residence.
posted by orange swan at 5:07 PM on October 31, 2019

Claire's toying with Edie by trying to get her to dance and then to kiss her was pretty shitty, and Edie quite rightly wasn't having it. Claire, like her big brother Nate, needs to show others more care and respect when she plays around sexually. As Edie put it, the world is not her chemistry set.
posted by orange swan at 4:46 PM on November 1, 2019 [1 favorite]

I love the way George embeds himself in projects with both utter commitment and on a basis that is more or less random: pruning trees in the garden, worrying about water shortages, bulk buying walnuts, preparing for an earthquake, marrying Ruth even. I suspect his restless behaviour was modelled on a few retired dudes known to the writers.
posted by rongorongo at 5:22 AM on June 20, 2022

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