Six Feet Under: Season 4 (2004)


Season 4
Six Feet Under

Critics Consensus

Six Feet Under overreaches in its fourth season, with twists and story arcs that feel more contrived than compelling, though its willingness to venture boldly into the dark also proves occasionally exhilarating.

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Critic Ratings: 10

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User Ratings: 171

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Air date: Jun 13, 2004

Nate clashes with Lisa's family over her last wishes; Federico's guilt leads him to confession; Claire shares a painful secret with Russell (Ben Foster); Brenda reaches out to her new neighbor; George makes his presence known in the Fisher household. Joe: Justin Theroux. Peg: Veronica Cartwright. Barb: Julie Dretzin.

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Air date: Jun 20, 2004

Claire is mesmerized by Edie (Mena Suvari), a performance artist from school; Brenda and Joe's relationship heats up; Keith gets a job in celebrity security; Nate wonders if he should remain a funeral director; Federico continues to see Sophia; George rubs Ruth's kids and Arthur (Rainn Wilson) the wrong way; and David deals with a plumbing catastrophe.

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Air date: Jun 27, 2004

Keith (Mathew St. Patrick) oversteps his boundaries on his new security job; David coaches Arthur (Rainn Wilson) on how to receive clients; Federico makes a financial promise to Sophia; the Fishers hold a yard sale. Anita: Sprague Grayden. Madeline: Anna Gunn. Sophia: Idalis de Leon. Celeste: Michelle Trachtenberg.

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Air date: Jul 11, 2004

David receives a visit from his ex-fiancée; Nate sees a psychic; Ruth gets to the bottom of the bizarre mailings; Joe and Brenda spend an evening with her mother (Joanna Cassidy); Claire, Anita and Edie have a frank talk about sex; Rico tries to put a lid on his extracurricular activities; and Keith is reluctant to discuss his personal life on the job. Jennifer: Missy Yager. Olivier: Peter Macdissi. Kyle: James Waterston.

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Air date: Jul 18, 2004

David has an alarming encounter with a hitchhiker while Keith is away on business; Nate tries group therapy; Federico (Freddy Rodriguez) is in for a surprise at work; Brenda goes back to school. Jake: Michael Weston. Sophia: Idalis de Leon. Margaret: Joanna Cassidy. George: James Cromwell.

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Air date: Jul 25, 2004

David recovers from a traumatic experience; Ruth learns more secrets about George; Claire and her art-school friends have a memorable evening; Vanessa becomes suspicious when Federico dials a wrong number; Brenda and Joe look for a new place to live. Vanessa: Justina Machado. Joe: Justin Theroux. Edie: Mena Suvari.

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Air date: Aug 1, 2004

Vanessa (Justina Machado) confronts Federico about his charity work; Ruth runs into an old friend after fossil-hunting with George; Keith shares a secret at work; Brenda finds old habits hard to break. Bettina: Kathy Bates. Sarah: Patricia Clarkson. Javier: Bobby Cannavale. Celeste: Michelle Trachtenberg. Sophia: Idalis de Leon.

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Air date: Aug 8, 2004

David tries a new method of dealing with the shame of his terrifying ordeal with a hitchhiker; Vanessa and her sister unite against a common enemy; Nate and Brenda ride the rails with Maya. Angelica: Melissa Marsala. George: James Cromwell. Vanessa: Justina Machado.

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Air date: Aug 15, 2004

The men of Fisher & Diaz bond when Ruth and Bettina go to Mexico; David and Keith come to terms with their exclusive relationship; Claire and Jimmy (Peter Facinelli) grow closer; Bill (Jeremy Sisto) takes a job as a substitute art teacher; Nate is confused about Brenda.

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Air date: Aug 22, 2004

Ruth and George (James Cromwell) try to iron out their marital differences; Vanessa's new image fails to impress Federico; Nate and Maya go to a memorial service for Lisa. Billy: Jeremy Sisto. Vanessa: Justina Machado. Brenda: Rachel Griffiths.

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Series 4 of this macabre drama sees George (James Cromwell) haunted by visions of an impeding disaster.

Critic Reviews for Six Feet Under Season 4

All Critics (10) | Top Critics (6)

At this rate, Ball is lucky his HBO colleague David Milch has snagged the phrase "Deadwood," or I'd be suggesting it as "Six Feet Under"'s new alternate title.

Sep 25, 2017 | Rating: C | Full Review…

Nothing is certain on Six Feet Under, except death and, of course.

Nov 7, 2017 | Full Review…

It's unsurprising many viewers felt abused, and taken for a ride. But there's something thrilling, too, about creators willing to jeopardize their unspoken contract with their audience: to risk our loyalty in the name of something new.

Nov 7, 2017 | Full Review…

Dark, funny stuff.

Nov 7, 2017 | Full Review…

I love that when Nate and David are driving to get Lisa's body, Nate-even in his severely depressed state-still does the big-brother thing of teasing David about his boyfriend.

Nov 6, 2017 | Full Review…

At some point, however -- and that point is the first episode in this fourth season -- it all becomes too much, too arch, too ridiculous and trying and forced.

Sep 25, 2017 | Full Review…

Too often, the writers take the easy choice and rely on a curious mix of sex and depression... It still has its moments and some great acting, but these days too often it plays just like a "normal" soap opera.

Mar 30, 2020 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

The characters of Six Feet Under seem to have absorbed the funereal atmosphere of their surroundings all too well, and they and the story are sinking together into a perpetually glum morass.

Mar 13, 2018 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

Season Four forges on, sure-footedly, in the virtuoso standard the series set way back in season one.

Nov 7, 2017 | Full Review…

But in a show whose ethos has been strongly tied to how we can't have the answers to everything, Untitled feels like Six Feet Under trying desperately to suggest the opposite.

Nov 7, 2017 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Six Feet Under: Season 4

  • Oct 03, 2015
    Season 4 continues from the happy ending of season 3 with a lot of misery. I am glad the Lisa mystery is finally resolved, David overcame his fear and Claire discovered her talent, while Ruth deals with an increasingly unstable George.
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  • Oct 01, 2020
    Gone is the fun part, just depressing
  • Sep 12, 2019
    Probably the worst season,it's still really good though.
  • Oct 11, 2014
    5th best season of SFU.
  • Jul 26, 2014
    8/10 The 4th and 5th season are the best ones
  • Feb 18, 2014
    Dude, the episode with the crack-head...

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