Hbo Shows The Best Six Feet Under Episodes  

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List of the best Six Feet Under episodes, as determined by voters like you. The Fisher family and their chaotic life made for groundbreaking television for HBO. With all the amazing episodes of the show that exist, it's hard to trust just one person's opinion of what the top Six Feet Under episodes of all time are. Fans of Six Feet Under are very passionate about the show, and there are often debates over which episodes are the greatest. That's why this list exists- so you can vote for your favorites and we can find out once and for all what everyone thinks the best episode is. List features episodes like "Everyone's Waiting" and "The Foot". What is the best Six Feet Under episode of all time? Look below and find out.

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Everyone's Waiting is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Six Feet Under Episodes
Everyone's Waiting Aug 21 2005 The drama about a Los Angeles funeral home meets its maker after five compelling seasons. Three weeks ago, Nate Fisher Jr.'s death ended speculation about which of the show's major characters ...more

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Static is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Six Feet Under Episodes
Static Aug 14 2005 Paul Ronald Duncan 1983 - 2005 Billy returns to help Brenda through her difficult time. An inebriated Claire rejects Ted. Rico is eager to discuss the future of the business. George wants to ...more

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Perfect Circles is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Six Feet Under Episodes
Perfect Circles Mar 02 2003 Nathaniel Samuel Fisher, Jr 1965 - 2002 What would it be like if Nate died? Or, if Nate and Brenda had a kid? Or, if Nathaniel Sr married someone different? Or, if Nate's surgery didn't go so ...more

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That's My Dog is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Six Feet Under Episodes
That's My Dog Jul 18 2004 Anne Marie Thornton 1966 - 2004 On the way home from retrieving a body, David picks up a hitchhiker, who then takes him for a ride. At the funeral home, Ruth plans to match her friend Becky, a ...more

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Ecotone is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Six Feet Under Episodes
Ecotone Jul 31 2005 Lawrence Hall Matheson 1971 - 2005 David and Keith begin to feel comfortable in their roles as parents to Durrell and Anthony. Claire shares a common interest with co-worker Ted. Brenda faces ...more

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Pilot is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Six Feet Under Episodes
Pilot Jun 03 2001 Nathaniel Fisher, Sr. 1943-2000 Meet the Fisher family. After the patriarch of the family, dies in a hearse-accident, the family comes together to mourn and decide the fate of the family Funeral ...more

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The Room is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Six Feet Under Episodes
The Room Jul 08 2001 Mildred "Hattie" Effinger Jones April 16, 1920 - March 21, 2001 Nate continues to learn disturbing things about his father. This time he finds out that sometimes his father would ...more

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A Private Life is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Six Feet Under Episodes
A Private Life Aug 19 2001 Marcus Foster March 5, 1978 - June 5, 2001 Rico and Vanessa finally have their new son. Brenda tries to handle her brother's obsessiveness and suggests he give her back her house key and start ...more

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Nobody Sleeps is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Six Feet Under Episodes
Nobody Sleeps Mar 23 2003 Robert Lamar Giffin 1955 - 2003 A room full of men are watching an old movie and one man is cuddled up with Robert, who is attached to an IV. The last thing Robert does is laugh with his head on ...more

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I'm Sorry, I'm Lost is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Six Feet Under Episodes
I'm Sorry, I'm Lost Jun 01 2003 Anahid Hovanessian 1951-2003 Ruth and George announce their wedding plans. Nate takes to the booze. A frustrated Rico finds comfort outside the home. Nate, Sr. comes and takes Claire on a tour ...more

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The Foot is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Six Feet Under Episodes
The Foot Jun 17 2001 Thomas Alfredo Romano May 16, 1944 - January 21, 2001 The Fishers have decided to sell, but then back out at the last minute because Nate cannot stand Gilardi. Claire finds a rather interesting ...more

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Falling Into Place is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Six Feet Under Episodes
Falling Into Place Jun 13 2004 Bruno Baskerville Walsh 1951 - 1972 Nate is having a difficult time with Lisa's death. When problems arise in how to handle her remains, he comes up with a unique solution that satisfies ...more

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The Last Time is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Six Feet Under Episodes
The Last Time Jun 02 2002 Aaron Buchbinder 1976 - 2002 Nate is not feeling well, emotionally and physically. Something is going on inside him. Keith's work situation changes, and this creates some extra problems between ...more

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I'll Take You is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Six Feet Under Episodes
I'll Take You May 19 2002 Leticia Perfecta Perez 1929 - 2002 Some ladies are at the beauty parlor are getting ready for a Quinceanera (15th Birthday Party). When the stylist goes over to Leticia to see if she's done, he ...more

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Crossroads is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Six Feet Under Episodes
Crossroads Jul 22 2001 Chloe Margaret Bryant Yorkin January 7, 1959 - April 2001 Riding in a limo, a drunken Chloe is celebrating her new-found freedom with friends. she stands up with her head out the sunroof to ...more

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An Open Book is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Six Feet Under Episodes
An Open Book Jul 01 2001 Jean Louise McArthur aka "Vivica St. John" September 9, 1957 - February 17, 2001 David is trying to fill the void his father left in more than the business. He wants to become deacon ...more

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The Black Forest is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Six Feet Under Episodes
The Black Forest Aug 22 2004 Robert Duane Wething 1958 - 2004 A drunken Robert falls flat on his face in the mud and dies. Nate, Maya and Brenda go to Idaho to inter Lisa's cremains and get some terrible news. David wants ...more

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Singing For Our Lives is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Six Feet Under Episodes
Singing For Our Lives Jul 25 2005 Pilar Sandoval 1970 - 2005 Claire attends a LAC-Arts benefit show with new friend, Ted. Brenda gets news from her doctor. Ruth babysits for Durrell and Anthony. Nate and Brenda attend a service ...more

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Life's Too Short is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Six Feet Under Episodes
Life's Too Short Jul 29 2001 Anthony Christopher Finelli April 12, 1995 - April 21, 2001 Claire runs into Gabe again, but not under the best circumstances. His brother died and his mother and he have come to Fisher & ...more

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Bomb Shelter is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Six Feet Under Episodes
Bomb Shelter Aug 29 2004 Edward Gordon Gorodetsky 1956 - 2004 Coco Grimes Gorodetsky 1962 - 2004 Michael Timothy Gorodetsky 1992 - 2004 Amanda Lynn Gorodetsky 1995 - 2004 Ruth is very excited about going on a ...more

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Twilight is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Six Feet Under Episodes
Twilight May 18 2003 Carl Desmond Williman 1948-2003 Ruth and George's relationship takes off and David and Keith's comes to a head. Brenda helps Claire with a personal problem. Nate is frantic about Lisa.

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The Liar and the Whore is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Six Feet Under Episodes
The Liar and the Whore Season 2 Episode 11: [HBO] Nate and Brenda find comfort in Rabbi Ari's advice. Ruth's need to control the lives of Nikolai and Claire leads her to a surprising self-assessment. Federico's suspicions about an elderly woman's death lead him to place Vanessa under scrutiny.

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The Secret is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Six Feet Under Episodes
The Secret Season 2 Episode 10: [HBO] David and Keith continue trying to iron out their problems...and Karla has a secret that isn't going to make things any better. Meanwhile, Claire takes a curious approach to photography and Brenda's engagement anxiety leads her on a sexual adventure.

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I'll Take You is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Six Feet Under Episodes
I'll Take You Season 2 Episode 12: [HBO] Claire begins to find some direction in her life, and a newly serious Billy is an unlikely choice to help. Tensions between Nate and Brenda finally come to a head, while Keith has a problem that threatens everything he has worked for with David.

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It's the Most Wonderful Ti... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Six Feet Under Episodes
It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year Season 2 Episode 8: [HBO] The Christmas season marks the anniversary of Nathaniel's death...and gets everyone thinking about their last moments with him. Meanwhile, Nate and Brenda are shocked by Margaret Chenowith's Christmas Eve guest.

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Brotherhood is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Six Feet Under Episodes
Brotherhood Jul 15 2001 Victor Wayne Kovich, PFC January 16, 1971 - April 1, 2001 Billy tries to get in the way of Nate and Brenda's relationship. Ruth invites Hiram over for a family dinner, and also takes a florist ...more

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The Trap is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Six Feet Under Episodes
The Trap Mar 30 2003 William Aaron Jaffe 1951 - 1975 A couple are in the woods hiking, and come upon an old VW Beetle. The car is rusted and plants have grown over it a bit. The look inside the car and they see ...more

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Out, Out, Brief Candle is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Six Feet Under Episodes
Out, Out, Brief Candle Mar 10 2002 Joshua Peter Langmead 1981 - 2001 Brenda is stressed about a dinner she is having for an ex-boyfriend and his wife. She wants to appear happier, more free, and generally just superior thus ...more

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The Plan is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Six Feet Under Episodes
The Plan Mar 17 2002 "The Plan" is the third episode of the second season of the HBO series Six Feet Under. The episode was written by Kate Robin and was directed by Rose Troche. It first aired on March ...more

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The Will is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Six Feet Under Episodes
The Will Jun 10 2001 Chandler James Swanson, Jr. July 29, 1967 - January 8, 2001 During a get together around a pool, people discuss a franchise pyramid scheme. Chandler Swanson dives into the pool, but he doesn't ...more

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The New Person is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Six Feet Under Episodes
The New Person Aug 05 2001 Jonathan Arthur Hanley April 24, 1946 - May 4, 2001 Nate and David hire a replacement for Rico -- Angela. She's very good at what she does, but they have a hard time getting used to her ...more

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Coming and Going is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Six Feet Under Episodes
Coming and Going Season 4 Episode 8: Nate and Brenda take Maya on a train ride, getting caught in their tracks when they go a little too far. Meanwhile, David tries to 'sex-orcise' his demons; Keith straightens out a conflict of interest; and Federico starts sleeping on the job.

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The Dare is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Six Feet Under Episodes
The Dare Season 4 Episode 7: Ruth goes on a fossil hunt with George, and digs up Sarah and Bettina. Claire focuses her talents on Edie; Federico tries to unload on Sophia; Vanessa does some detective work; Keith goes 'out' to a bar with co-workers; David drowns his stress.

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Terror Starts at Home. is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Six Feet Under Episodes
Terror Starts at Home. Season 4 Episode 6: Fisher & Diaz hosts two very different parties in one night. Meanwhile, David is uncomfortable with all the comfort he's receiving; Nate finds temporary relief at a 'canine retreat,' Claire and her art-school friends go on a trip.

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That's My Dog is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Six Feet Under Episodes
That's My Dog Season 4 Episode 5: With Keith out of town on business, David gets taken for a ride by a hitchhiker. Meanwhile, Nate feels out of place in a bereavement group, Ruth tries to play matchmaker--to George's chagrin, Claire feels empty after a critique of her self-portraits.

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Can I Come Up Now? is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Six Feet Under Episodes
Can I Come Up Now? Season 4 Episode 4: [HBO] David's ex-fiancee re-enters his life in search of answers. Meanwhile, Nate has a psychic rendezvous, Keith's new job sends him into the closet, Federico identifies with David's past, Claire decides not to let life pass her by.

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Parallel Play is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Six Feet Under Episodes
Parallel Play Season 4 Episode 3: [HBO] A group of prank-happy teenagers find their latest joke is no laughing matter. Meanwhile, the Fishers decide to hold a yard sale; David grooms Arthur for a new role; Nate gets intimately involved in Maya's afternoon playgroup.

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In Case of Rapture is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Six Feet Under Episodes
In Case of Rapture Season 4 Episode 2: George puts his stamp on the Fisher home. David cautions Nate about projecting his personal grief onto their clients; Keith applies for a glamorous new job; Joe challenges the logic of Brenda's 12-step plan; Claire reawakens her artistic muse.

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Grinding the Corn is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Six Feet Under Episodes
Grinding the Corn Season 4 Episode 9: Ruth and Bettina take a road trip to Mexico, leaving the men of Fisher & Diaz to some male bonding--and comic-book crime-fighting. David and Keith open up after closing their 'open' relationship; and Billy resurfaces as a substitute art teacher.

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Untitled is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Six Feet Under Episodes
Untitled Season 4 Episode 12: In the Season Four finale, Ruth is delighted to meet George's daughter, but worries as his paranoid 'views' of the future escalate. 'Star' Claire gets high off her newfound fame; Federico pleads his case to Vanessa, who delivers a verdict.

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Everyone's Waiting is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Six Feet Under Episodes
Everyone's Waiting Season 5 Episode 12: In the series finale, David finally embraces a demon; Keith gives 'tough love'; Nathaniel talks to his younger son; Brenda delivers and fights Nate's negativity; Claire gets an exciting call; and Ted inspires sexy photos.

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All Alone is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Six Feet Under Episodes
All Alone Season 5 Episode 10: While David attends to family business, Keith makes an embarrassing self-discovery on the job; Brenda is challenged by Nate and answers a hard question for Maya; Margaret compares herself to her daughter; Ruth lets Bettina play nurse.

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Singing for Our Lives is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Six Feet Under Episodes
Singing for Our Lives Season 5 Episode 8: A young Latina's funeral raises questions about the culture--and future--of Fisher and Diaz. Meanwhile, David and Keith are upset when they're not in the driver's seat; and Claire takes her co-worker Ted to an art school show.

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The Silence is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Six Feet Under Episodes
The Silence Season 5 Episode 7: David and Keith struggle to create parent-child boundaries; When Brenda and Nate get some ambiguous news, it confirms their views on life and death; Ruth fills her schedule with activities, but has trouble unwinding.

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The Rainbow of Her Reasons is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Six Feet Under Episodes
The Rainbow of Her Reasons Season 5 Episode 6: Ruth happily helps 'circle the wagons' when Sarah calls; David and Keith discover it's hard work playing house with Anthony and his brother Durrell; Nate muses on the loss of his first love; Claire finds a temporary financial solution.

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Eat a Peach is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Six Feet Under Episodes
Eat a Peach Season 5 Episode 5: Nate and Brenda discuss giving Maya a 'coherent narrative'; David and Keith await news from Mary, and meet a special little boy; Vanessa is shocked when Julio gets into trouble at school--and mortified when Rico schmoozes things over.

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Time Flies is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Six Feet Under Episodes
Time Flies Season 5 Episode 4: Brenda is disturbed by Nate's reaction to her news; Ruth shares her feelings about George with her knitting circle; David and Keith 'propose' to Mary and meet Roger's unconventional family; Rico is shocked at how Vanessa and the boys are doing.

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Hold My Hand is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Six Feet Under Episodes
Hold My Hand Season 5 Episode 3: Claire is seduced by Billy's lust for life but hits a roadblock trying to fund the next leg of her educational journey; George is haunted by visions of an early trauma; and Brenda feels at home with her new supervisor Jackie.

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Dancing for Me is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Six Feet Under Episodes
Dancing for Me Season 5 Episode 2: Nate hangs with some high-school friends but finds that, as adults, they share little more than teenage memories; Ruth gets relief from George's daughter Maggie; Brenda is reluctant to accept Margaret's help and struggles in her new internship.

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A Coat of White Primer is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Six Feet Under Episodes
A Coat of White Primer Season 5 Episode 1: In the Season Five premiere, Ruth dreads George's return from the hospital in light of his recent diagnosis; Nate and Brenda prep for a big day, but an emergency makes them reconsider; David and Keith discuss alternative parenting options.