Thursday, June 30, 2005

Six Feet Under

Six Feet Under
July Episodes

Episode #56: "Eat a Peach"
Debut date: MONDAY, JULY 4 (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT)
Other HBO playdates: July 6 (11:00 p.m.), 8 (10:00 p.m.) and 15 (9:00 p.m.)
HBO2 playdates: July 5 (11:30 p.m.) and 9 (9:00 p.m.)
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 (9:00-10:00 p.m.)
Other HBO playdates: July 11 (10:00 p.m.), 13 (11:00 p.m.) and 15 (10:00 p.m.)
HBO2 playdates: July 12 (11:00 p.m.) and 16 (9:00 p.m.)
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 (9:00-10:00 p.m.)
Other HBO playdates: July 18 (10:00 p.m.), 20 (11:00 p.m.) and 22 (10:00 p.m.), and Aug. 5 (8:00 p.m.)
HBO2 playdates: July 19 (11:00 p.m.) and 23 (9:00 p.m.)
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 (9:00-10:00 p.m.)
Other HBO playdates: July 25 (10:00 p.m.), 27 (11:00 p.m.) and 29 (10:00 p.m.), and Aug. 5 (9:00 p.m.)
HBO2 playdates: July 26 (11:00 p.m.) and 30 (9:00 p.m.)
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 (9:00-10:00 p.m.)
Other HBO playdates: Aug. 1 (10:00 p.m.), 3 (11:00 p.m.) and 5 (10:00 p.m.)
HBO2 playdates: Aug. 2 (12:10 a.m.) and 6 (9:00 p.m.)
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.

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