Six Feet Under: Ecotone
But if you have already seen "Ecotone," or even perhaps if you haven't, then you will want to read on.
Nathaniel Fisher- 1965-2005.
And how did we know thee.
Nate's dead. He's gone. I have to admit I am surprised. And since only 33 percent of you predicted this in the poll we ran on Nate's fate, I have to think most of you are as well.
In lesser hands, the first 45 minutes of "Ecotone" would be a tease. Nate is shown snapping out of his possibly climax-induced AVM episode at Maggie's quicker than was expected, and much quicker than was feared. He recognizes everyone, jokes,and is his flippant self.
During the episode, characters have some redeeming moments.In a fantasy sequence, Ruth plays out her hatred of most of the men that have been in her life. Vanessa admits that her hostility to Rico is a direct result of being scared. Claire and her new very pro Iraq-war friend from work start out their first date with a highly political argument- a tiff that is quickly forgotten when they get THE CALL.
Brenda is among the first to arrive, but as soon as Nate has the strength to talk to Brenda alone, he tells her their life together is over. At least as far as he is concerned, the energy is gone from their marriage. He retreats to a dream sequence in which he is apparently lost to the sea, in the same ocean that was to carry the lifeless body of his first wife, Lisa.
And soon, the machines he is being monitored with in the hospital sing their most ominous monotone song. The song that creates tears more than any other ever written.
If indeed Nate's body was compromised and then rendered for the ages by the jolt of an adulterous liaison, that is the utmost irony. A discharge that in some cases creates life ultimately took his.
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