Six Feet Under
Six Feet Under
Episode #56: "Eat a Peach"
Debut date: MONDAY, JULY 4 (/PT)
Other HBO playdates: July 6 (), 8 () and 15 ()
HBO2 playdates: July 5 () and 9 ()
Ruth (Frances Conroy) finds a new way to unwind from George (James Cromwell), who longs to close the distance between them; Nate (Peter Krause) and Brenda (Rachel Griffiths) discuss giving Maya (Brenna Leigh Tosh and Brownwyn Anne Tosh) a "coherent narrative"; David (Michael C. Hall) and Keith (Mathew St. Patrick) await news from Mary (Jennifer Elise Cox), and meet a special little boy named Anthony (CJ Sanders); Vanessa (Justina Machado) is shocked when Julio (Giancarlo Rodriguez) gets into trouble at school, and mortified when Rico (Freddy Rodriguez) "schmoozes" things over; Billy (Jeremy Sisto) invites Claire (Lauren Ambrose) to dinner, but she has no appetite; Margaret (Joanna Cassidy) helps stage an ambush; and Maggie (Tina Holmes) brings George to a tense meal.
Written by Rick Cleveland; directed by Daniel Minahan.
Episode #57: "The Rainbow of Her Reasons"
Debut date: SUNDAY, JULY 10 ()
Other HBO playdates: July 11 (), 13 () and 15 ()
HBO2 playdates: July 12 () and 16 ()
Ruth happily helps "circle the wagons" when Sarah (Patricia Clarkson) calls; David and Keith discover it's hard work playing house with Anthony and his brother Durrell (Kendre Berry); Nate muses on the loss of his first love; Claire finds a temporary financial solution while waiting on an artist's grant; Billy hangs on Claire's every word; Brenda takes a break for some female fun; Vanessa hires a nanny with unexpected talents; Rico gets an offer he can't believe, or refuse; and Maggie worries about George, who starts to embrace the freedom of his reality.
Written by Jill Soloway; directed by Mary Harron.
Episode #58: "The Silence"
Debut date: SUNDAY, JULY 17 ()
Other HBO playdates: July 18 (), 20 () and 22 (), and Aug. 5 ()
HBO2 playdates: July 19 () and 23 ()
David and Keith struggle to create parent-child boundaries; Brenda and Nate get ambiguous news, confirming their views on life and death; Ruth fills her schedule with activities, but has trouble unwinding; Vanessa proves to Rico that she can relax herself; Claire meets an interesting guy at work and makes more of an effort to fit in; Margaret lets a cat out of the bag; Maggie and Nate enjoy some silence; and George drops a bomb on Ruth.
Written by Bruce Eric Kaplan; directed by Joshua Marston.
Episode #59: "Singing for Our Lives"
Debut date: SUNDAY, JULY 24 ()
Other HBO playdates: July 25 (), 27 () and 29 (), and Aug. 5 ()
HBO2 playdates: July 26 () and 30 ()
A young Latina's funeral raises questions about the culture and future of Fisher and Diaz; David and Keith are upset when they're not in the driver's seat; Claire takes her co-worker Ted (Chris Messina) to an art school show, where not much has changed; Brenda gets vital information from her doctor, and from Jackie (Anne Ramsay); Nate seeks peace through Maggie's faith; Vanessa heads for a night out, leaving Rico to his fantasies; and Ruth goes out for some pampering and gets more than she paid for.
Written by Scott Buck; directed by Matt Shakman.
Episode #60: "Ecotone"
Debut date: SUNDAY, JULY 31 ()
Other HBO playdates: Aug. 1 (), 3 () and 5 ()
HBO2 playdates: Aug. 2 () and 6 ()
David and Keith get comfortable with their new family life; Claire is shocked to discover she and Ted share a passion for politics; Ruth finds empowerment in the woods; Maggie is forced to make a series of awkward calls; Brenda faces several truths at once; Rico finally "gets" Vanessa; and Nate brings the family together against their will.
Written by Nancy Oliver; directed by Daniel Minahan.
The executive producers of Six Feet Under are Alan Ball, Robert Greenblatt, David Janollari, Alan Poul, Bruce Eric Kaplan and Rick Cleveland; co-executive producers, Scott Buck and Jill Soloway; supervising producer, Kate Robin; producers, Lori Jo Nemhauser, Bob Del Valle and Craig Wright; co-producer, Nancy Oliver.