Six Feet Under: Season 3 (2003)

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Season 3
Six Feet Under

Critics Consensus

Six Feet Under's third season dials down the comedy in favor of creepier narratives -- a challenge its cast is more than up to.

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Critic Ratings: 20

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User Ratings: 170
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Episodes

1
Air date: Mar 2, 2003
2
Air date: Mar 9, 2003
3
Air date: Mar 16, 2003
4
Air date: Mar 23, 2003
5
Air date: Mar 30, 2003
6
Air date: Apr 6, 2003
7
Air date: Apr 13, 2003
8
Air date: Apr 20, 2003
9
Air date: Apr 27, 2003
10
Air date: May 4, 2003
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Series 3 of this macabre drama opens with the Fisher family believing Nate (Peter Krause) is dead, while he awaits his own funeral.

Cast

Peter Krause
as Nate Fisher
Michael C. Hall
as David Fisher
Frances Conroy
as Ruth Fisher
Lauren Ambrose
as Claire Fisher
Freddy Rodriguez
as Federico Diaz
Mathew St. Patrick
as Keith Charles
Justina Machado
as Vanessa Diaz
Richard Jenkins
as Nathaniel Fisher Sr.
James Cromwell
as George Sibley
Arye Gross
as Frank Muehler
Tim Maculan
as Father Jack
Rachel Griffiths
as Brenda Chenowith
Kimberlin Ann Brown
as Soap Actress
Nolan North
as Soap Actor
Manuel E. Urrego
as Dance Teacher
Evan Hander
as Scott Philip Smith
Evan Handler
as Scott Smith
Matt Ross
as Daniel Showalter
Sarah Rafferty
as Rachel Mortimer
Anthony Vatsula
as Bob Griffin
Jim Ortlieb
as Andrew Wayne Milne
Megan Austin Oberle
as Callie Mortimer
Donna Bullock
as Karen Pepper
James Pickens Jr.
as Roderick Charles
Tara Karsian
as "Dr. Dave" Coordinator
Beverly Todd
as Lucille Charles
Julie Ariola
as Dorothy Milne
Judith Baldwin
as Paula Mortimer
Anne Dudek
as Allison Williman
Jim Holmes
as Kevin's Friend #1
Josh Radnor
as Will Jaffe
Claudette Sutherland
as Cynthia Showalter
Mageina Tovah
as Pink Haired Girl
David Knell
as Kevin's Friend #2
Pamela Bowen
as Friend in Lavender
Aysia Polk
as Taylor
Graham Beckel
as Carl Williman
Amanda Carlin
as Friend in Green
Zachary Quinto
as Hip Student
Todd Merrill
as Kevin's Friend #3
Edward Conery
as Jim Showalter
Robert Foxworth
as Bernard Chenowith
David Peterson
as "Nessum Dorma" Soloist
Ann Weldon
as Aunt Jeanie
Caroline Lagerfelt
as Alternate Wife
Paul Hayes
as Joe Marti
Brian Stepanek
as Melissa's Ex-Fiance
Jim Beaver
as Prison Officer
Tenaya Cleveland
as Massaging Student
Mike Hagerty
as Tom Jaffe
Lori Alan
as Macy's Saleswoman
Timothy Landfield
as Marv Chenowith
Momo Tashima
as Mrs. Su
Lenny Wolpe
as Gregory Fasteau
Tereza Rizzardi
as Melinda Bloch
Mandy June Turpin
as Crying Widow
Fred Stoller
as Telemarketer
David Carrera
as Lisa's Boyfriend
Allrise
as The Crematorium Band
Michael Flynn
as Jan Van Hoozen
Cheryl White
as Abigail
Nick Toth
as Will's Eulogizer
Melissa Paul
as Female Bruncher
Michael Flynn
as Jan Van Hoozen
Stephen Snedden
as Alternate Son
Anastasia Basil
as Record Store Cashier
Santo C. Ragno
as Gay Bruncher #1
Elayn Taylor
as Nurse #1
Peggy Miley
as Landlady
J. Paul Rogen
as Callie's Friend #1
Alan Lambert
as Gay Bruncher #2
Paula Malcomson
as Woman in Bar
Terri Hanauer
as Diane Buckner
Larry Sullivan
as Deputy Wheeler
Sarah Lancaster
as Alternate Daughter
Joel Moore
as Video Clerk
Linda Cevallos
as Teacher's Partner
Jeremy Gushkin
as Student Volunteer
Jeremy Roberts
as Callie's Friend #2
Gary Bristow
as Convenience Store Robber
Patricia Clarkson
as Sarah O'Conner
Bill Doyle
as Police Officer
Alicia McCutcheon
as Soap-Watching Wife
Dennis Cockrum
as Chris Buckner
Dana Desmond
as Art Teacher
Smith Cho
as Art Student #1
Ken Takemoto
as Funeral Guest
Ken Davitian
as Krikor Hovanessian
Quinby Jasch
as Hannah Grace
Kiyoko Yamaguchi
as Funeral Guest
Violetta Gevorkian
as Anahid Hovanessian
Julia Vera
as Cleaning Woman
Shawn Carter Peterson
as Art Student #2
Markus Rudel
as Three-Way Guy
Adam Nelson
as Match-Lighting Guy
Eric Ustian
as Waiter at Resort
Kyle Mullaney
as Boy Asking for Cheese
Patrice Walters
as Anesthesiologist
Christina Cabot
as Hiking Woman
Gail Borges
as Mrs. Tully
Ben Weber
as Hiking Man
Bobbin Bergstrom
as Scrub Nurse
Eve Sigall
as Bartender
Ron Rogge
as Smog Check Technician
Jack Grinnage
as Minister
Magda Harout
as Anahid's Mother
Jake Gridley
as Anthony
Tim Ryan
as Father with Bird
Jillian Henry
as Daughter
Leo Marks
as Actor with Hat
Sonja Alarr
as Federico's Dance Partner
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Critic Reviews for Six Feet Under Season 3

All Critics (20) | Top Critics (11)

Right after the opening credits are over, you'll be hooked, and stunned, and strapped in for another amazing ride.

Nov 17, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

A riveting season of the show.

Nov 7, 2017 | Full Review…

I'll admit it -- last year I was concerned about Six Feet Under. This year, however, it's back to being this incredible, metaphysically physical show about life, and mostly death.

Mar 30, 2020 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…

There's anger, manipulation and jealousy bubbling under in nearly every situation and it's a tribute to these actors that they carry it all off so thoroughly.

Mar 30, 2020 | Full Review…
Top Critic

What's remarkable about Six Feet Under is that, in spite of the unwillingness to let more than a few beams of light filter through the eternally drawn blinds, it merits watching.

Mar 30, 2020 | Full Review…

What I consider to be one of the gentlest and most intelligent series on the air.

Mar 30, 2020 | Full Review…

Yes. Six Feet Under has been intellectualized, dissected to death and praised to the stars for its superior writing and emotional depth, all rightly so. But call it what it is -- a good soap. A great one.

Mar 30, 2020 | Full Review…

Aside from the audacity and its utterly undeniable addictive quality, it never was good TV. It's just a whacked-out, wickedly clever nighttime version of a daytime soap... It is a lot of nothing, though at least it's well-wrought nothing.

Mar 30, 2020 | Full Review…

In lesser TV fare, sameness and predictability is the norm. Character changes are usually played for laughs and only for the duration of an episode. In Six Feet Under, the characters ripen.

Mar 30, 2020 | Full Review…

While other dramas are stuck in ruts of repetition or take predictable paths, Six Feet Under digs deeper and returns at the top of its game.

May 3, 2019 | Full Review…

There's something fascinating, even thrilling, about the defiant unlovability of these characters. Which is why you end up loving them despite themselves.

Jun 21, 2018 | Full Review…

Six Feet Under jettisons much of its quirky humor, becoming increasingly erratic, morbid and terrifying, an entropic drift dragging the characters apart even as they walk along together, one foot in the grave.

Nov 7, 2017 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Six Feet Under: Season 3

  • Sep 25, 2015
    Season 3 was a bit slow. We see a lot of heartbreaks as the Fischer family had to adjust to their new situations as well as various characters are all having issues waiting to be resolved. The hallucination were actually really interesting this time round.
    Sylvester K Super Reviewer
  • Sep 14, 2019
    One of the most emotional experiences on Television. This season is perfect and is the moment it cemented itself as one of the best.
  • Aug 28, 2016
    continues to be great
  • Oct 11, 2014
    Season finale is great. 4rth best season of SFU
  • Jul 26, 2014
    6.5/10 Weakest season
  • Feb 18, 2014
    Slightly lesser season (only cause the novelty was running out).

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