Six Feet Under (2001–2005)
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Everyone's Waiting 

Nate and Brenda's daughter Willa is born, but 2 months early and at only 2 lb. 4 oz., requiring a prolonged hospital stay. Nate is convinced she won't make it and insists that he can't ... See full summary »

Director:

Alan Ball

Writers:

Alan Ball (creator), Alan Ball
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Peter Krause ... Nate Fisher
Michael C. Hall ... David Fisher
Frances Conroy ... Ruth Fisher
Lauren Ambrose ... Claire Fisher
Freddy Rodríguez ... Federico 'Rico' Diaz
Mathew St. Patrick ... Keith Charles
Justina Machado ... Vanessa Diaz
James Cromwell ... George Sibley
Rachel Griffiths ... Brenda Chenowith
Kathy Bates ... Bettina
Jeremy Sisto ... Billy Chenowith
Joanna Cassidy ... Margaret Chenowith
Richard Jenkins ... Nathaniel Fisher
Tina Holmes ... Maggie Sibley
Peter Macdissi ... Olivier Castro-Staal
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Nate and Brenda's daughter Willa is born, but 2 months early and at only 2 lb. 4 oz., requiring a prolonged hospital stay. Nate is convinced she won't make it and insists that he can't accept it if she does and is "damaged", shaking Brenda's own confidence. Rico encourages David to sell the funeral home but instead he and Keith buy out Rico's 25% so he can start his own. David agrees to temporarily leave home, and goes to the funeral home. There he's confronted by Nathaniel about considering leaving the business and for his gayness, and is forced to fight his mysterious attacker back, then finally sees his face. Maya is returned to Brenda and Ruth has to face her own problems, until Maggie reveals Nate did see her, happily, as Brenda insisted. Claire takes up photography (of Ted) again and gets a job offer at a New York photo production company, but offers to be there for Ruth until she insists she go and unfreezes her account. Brenda gets a surprise visit from Nate, who finally shows... Written by brainybrailler@comcast.net

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Comedy | Drama

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TV-MA | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 August 2005 (USA) See more »

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Color
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Trivia

The title not only reflects Nate's line "Everybody's waiting" near the end of the show, but also the song from the pilot, "Waiting", performed by The Devlins. See more »

Goofs

In one scene, Ruth finds Maya's stuffed monkey lodged between the refrigerator and the wall in the kitchen, but in all previous shots of the fridge (after Maya has left) the monkey isn't there. See more »

Quotes

George Sibley: [after her reminder that he left her and her brother, never to fully regain contact] I'm sorry.
Maggie Sibley: Don't be. That's the way life is, right? I mean, you ruin things, you walk away. You go somewhere else until it's ruined... Just let me go.
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Crazy Credits

In every episode, the end credits appear in white lettering over black. This is the only episode in which the end credits are in black lettering over white. This is also the only episode after the second season which features rolling credits as opposed to title cards, and the only episode in which all of the end credits are in scroll (seasons one and two feature a mix of cards, followed by a scroll). See more »

Connections

Featured in TV's Most Unforgettable Finales (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Sur Le Pont D'Avignon
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Traditional
Sung by Peter Macdissi
[This French song is sung by Olivier to the baby]
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Simply The Best
24 July 2006 | by danielshotmaleSee all my reviews

So sad that the best television in years is now over. But what an ending.

In recent years American television has produced two masterpieces "Angels In America" and "Six Feet Under" both HBO productions. Well done HBO.

From Episode 1 to this last chapter every part an experience and a joy to watch. Why can't more producers, both TV and Film, learn from this production? Maybe then more people would pay attention to their products.

The sublime acting of Frances Conroy has been a joy throughout, why that woman does not have 5 Emmys (One for each season) is a mystery to me.

All of the cast has produced a wonderful and believable portrayals of real people living real lives. A credit to them, the writers and directors. Even their encounters with the dead, totally believable, who hasn't wanted to reconcile with the ghosts in their lives as the characters in this show have done? Again a sublime series. So sad to see the end, but what a superb way to end it making me question my own mortality. Truly moving.


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