Six Feet Under: Here's my REVISED guess on who dies next
Note the scuttlebutt says "recurring," not "regular."
So let us look at some "recurring character" candidates for an early grave:
Billy has, once again, gone from medicated to maniacal. He is capable of violent behavior toward others, and even to himself. Can't rule him out, but my money is on Claire, rather than an act of self-violence, ending the relationship.
Margaret (Brenda's Mom) has had cancer, but doesn't really seem ill right now. Of course she could pass on from something else, but that would introduce a too-tragic arc several episodes from the finale.
Olivier (now Margaret's beau) could be the one. A reckless artiste, prone to taking chances...
Maya. Many of you have commented that the "bluebird" seen in last week's Time Flies episode could be a representation of Nate's late wife Lisa. If this is the case, then Lisa may want to "claim" Maya to keep her company in the afterlife. This would be a final revenge against Brenda, who she "hates," and against Nate, who she was unfaithful to. Plus Maya is the only "recurring" Fisher I could see off the show while there are still some episodes left. But this death would be so tragic, it would hang over all the Fishers so profoundly that other plot lines would have difficulty bearing fruit.
Which leaves three. I am betting the next "recurring" character to go will be one of these:
It could be Nate's hard-drinking former high-school classmate. You know what they say about drinking and driving...
Roger- Keith's former admirer, now part-time employer, was shown last week to be in a sham marriage. But we know that his wife is about to set up an adoption for Keith and David. That brings Roger back into the story arc. Recurring character, somewhat vain and self-destructive, distinctly unlikeable.I don't know, maybe he chokes on a peach...
Ready for my SWAG? (Silly, Wild Assumed Guess).
I'm betting on Bettina. The site tv.com's description of Rainbow Of Her Reasons, (episode after this next one) says in part:
"Ruth is delighted when her sister Sarah calls."
But that doesn't say why Sarah called, or if Ruth stays delighted after Sarah started talking.
Since Ruth, Sarah and Bettina (the Kathy Bates character) hung out together, it could be that Sarah called to inform her sister of their mutual friend Bettina's death.