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Six Feet Under Season 2

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A starlet lives fast, dies young, and leaves a beautiful corpse in the inaugural episode of the second season of HBO's Six Feet Under. As Fisher & Sons attends to the death of an ill-fated actress, Nate (Peter Krause), is haunted by the recent revelation that he has a potentially fatal brain condition -- and by the ever-present phantom of his father (Richard Jenkins), who brings a few friends to this week's vision. Meanwhile, Ruth (Frances Conroy) tries out some self-help ideas to connect with her children, especially David (Michael C. Hall), whom she's just learned is gay. Claire (Lauren Ambrose) reconnects with her erratic boyfriend, Gabe (Eric Balfour). David deals with his unresolved feelings for ex-boyfriend, Keith (Mathew St. Patrick), when he finds himself hanging out with Keith and his lover. The final missing Ecstasy pill (see the episode "Life's Too Short") makes an appearance at a queasy family dinner organized by Ruth and attended by everyone's significant others. But when Claire catches the friends of the deceased starlet snorting her ashes with their cocaine, the one-time crystal meth smoker (see the pilot episode) totally freaks out.

Cast & Crew

Peter Krause
Nate Fisher Jr.
Rachel Griffiths
Brenda Chenowith
Richard Jenkins
Nathaniel Fisher Sr.
Frances Conroy
Ruth Fisher
Michael C. Hall
David Fisher
Lauren Ambrose
Claire Fisher
Freddy Rodriguez
Federico Diaz
Shawn Hatosy
Brody Farrell
Eric Balfour
Gabe Dimas
Alexandra Holden
Rebecca Leah 'Becky Maxwell' Milford
Barbara Tarbuck
STD Clinic Doctor
Denalda Williams
Becky's Manager
Scott Atkinson
Kevin Miller
Alan Ball
Executive Producer
Rodrigo Garcia
Director
Robert Greenblatt
Executive Producer
David Janolari
Executive Producer
Alan Poul
Executive Producer
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