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April 16, 2014

Six Feet Under's creator reveals 8 new character facts

On Tuesday, Six Feet Under creator Alan Ball did an interview with Terry Gross, host of NPR's Fresh Air. During the interview (link to the audio archive launch page below this post) Ball mentions eight plot and character-destiny details that didn't come up during the course of the series - or even in the final obits posted on the Six Feet Under website.   ...

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Six Feet Under: ten Fisher family future details you didn't see last night

If you've watched last night's series-ending episode of Six Feet Under, you'll already know that the story line did not end with Claire Fisher driving to New York in pursuit of an art career. But even if you did watch the last ten minutes of "Everyone's Waiting" to see how each character is to die, I'll bet you missed some details that were not available until today. Read on for the...

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Six Feet Under: Everyone's Waiting

Yes, it is over, as it was and is meant to be.And what a worthy send off it was. Pure art, a thing of beauty.The final episode of Six Feet Under started out with an arc of thwarted change... ...

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Six Feet Under: Static

With some sort of grand character-arc closure possible in next week's 75-minute series-ender, "Static" represented one final opportunity for Six Feet Under to episodically explore how Nate's death evokes even new dimensions of character angst among his grieving survivors.To me, the beauty of "Static" hangs on two almost incaluably tense and stunning moments involving two of...

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Six Feet Under: All Alone

"All Alone" is far more an acting episode than a plot-driven story line.That's because we already knew- or at least thought we knew - what was going to happen. Nate, who died last week in "Ecotone", would now be buried. And because grief was the understandably dominant emotion, the outpouring of grief required and indeed got, some great acting....

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TV Squad Poll: Where will Nate on Six Feet Under be buried?

As most of you know, Nate's death was depicted at the conclusion of "Ecotone," last week's Six Feet Under episode. Scores of you have been commenting on this development, and wondering what it means for the remaining three episodes (you can see results of the last poll on Nate's fate here).One thing is certain- or at least as certain as certain can be in this quixotic show. Given that...

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Six Feet Under: Ecotone

If you haven't seen "Ecotone" yet, I won't spoil it for you. Not at least - to use a newspaper term for the top half of the front page - above the fold.But if you have already seen "Ecotone," or even perhaps if you haven't, then you will want to read on....

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TV Squad Poll: Will Nate die on Six Feet Under next week?

At the end of Six Feet Under's most recent episode "Singing For Our Lives," Nate collapses and appears to be fighting for his own life.Will Nate die?We have some clues....

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Six Feet Under: Singing For Our Lives

OK, now here's a doozy of a question for your moral compass.When you are on the downside of a turbulent or failing marriage - but still married- is it ever OK to seek shelter in the arms of a seemingly gentle lover?Theologians, family counselors, lawyers, bartenders and hair stylists would all have their answers to that most thorny of dilemmas-one that was played out not once, but twice on...

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Six Feet Under: The Silence

The concept of "The Silence" refers to the Quaker practice of mostly silent, meditative contemplation at meetings- rather than the verbal sermons and the singing of hymns at church services.  Peter Thomas Burns, who passed on at the start of this memorable episode, was a Quaker. My profound and very similar personal experience with this "silence" struck a deep chord with...

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