Six Feet Under: Season 5 (2005)

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Critic Consensus: Six Feet Under offers a fitting end for the Fishers by concluding the way it began: an unexpectedly beautiful rumination on life, death and grief.

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Episodes

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Air date: Jun 6, 2005
2
Air date: Jun 13, 2005
3
Air date: Jun 20, 2005
4
Air date: Jun 27, 2005
5
Air date: Jul 4, 2005
6
Air date: Jul 10, 2005
7
Air date: Jul 17, 2005
8
Air date: Jul 24, 2005
9
Air date: Jul 31, 2005
10
Air date: Aug 7, 2005
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The fifth and final series of this macabre drama sees the Fisher family come to terms with the end.

Cast

Peter Krause
as Nate Fisher
Michael C. Hall
as David Fisher
Frances Conroy
as Ruth Fisher
Lauren Ambrose
as Claire Fisher
Rachel Griffiths
as Brenda Chenowith
Freddy Rodriguez
as Federico Diaz
Mathew St. Patrick
as Keith Charles
Justina Machado
as Vanessa Diaz
James Cromwell
as George Sibley
Jeremy Sisto
as Billy Chenowith
Richard Jenkins
as Nathaniel Fisher Sr.
Joanna Cassidy
as Margaret Chenowith
Anne Ramsay
as Jackie Feldman
Jenna Fischer
as Sharon Kinney
Matt Malloy
as Roger Pasquese
Sean O'Bryan
as Tom Wheeler
Patricia Clarkson
as Sarah O'Connor
C.J. Sanders
as Anthony
Kendre Berry
as Durrell
Julie Brown
as Sissy Pasquese
Chase Ellison
as Young George
Chris Pine
as Young Sam
Janice Lynde
as Mrs. Sibley
Ann Cusack
as Linda Hoviak
Lisa Banes
as Victoria
Bahni Turpin
as Wolf's girlfriend
Bruce Nozick
as Mark Feldman
Netta Most
as Sylvia Feldman
Elaine Kagan
as Eileen Goldberg
Colton James
as Josh Feldman
Mimi Michaels
as Brenda's female client
Scott Paetty
as Hairdresser
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News & Interviews for Six Feet Under: Season 5

Critic Reviews for Six Feet Under Season 5

All Critics (28) | Top Critics (15)

Ball does such a good job of providing closure, and leaving characters and viewers with a memorable last chapter, that "Six Feet Under" instantly claims third place on the list of most memorable series finales.

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

Six Feet Under rode to an end with an operatic, bittersweet, and deeply satisfying climax.

Nov 7, 2017 | Full Review…

I'd put the last 10 minutes of that finale up against any series finale - it was simply the perfect way to end the show, and I'm so glad "Six Feet Under" went out on a high note.

May 24, 2018 | Full Review…

Six Feet Under offered prime-time television viewers an unblinking vision of death and perhaps a better understanding of life.

Nov 6, 2017 | Full Review…

The entire series is highly recommended, but Season Five is an exceptional achievement.

Sep 25, 2017 | Rating: 9/10 | Full Review…

You don't complain that your diamond could be bigger or that it's one facet isn't as shiny as the others; it's still a diamond.

Nov 7, 2017 | Rating: 10/10 | Full Review…

It embraced the fact that, in life and death, people are complicated and only become more so as you get to know them.

Oct 25, 2018 | Full Review…
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Now I've had it with people who insist on making themselves miserable, as if it were an art.

Jan 18, 2018 | Full Review…

Utterly compelling, it builds to amazing seasonal showdowns, with plenty of black humour and bitingly horrifying moments that can be hard to watch.

Nov 6, 2017 | Full Review…
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When I watched the show, I would often dream about the characters. There was something about Six Feet Under that got to me on a profound level.

Nov 6, 2017 | Full Review…
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Audience Reviews for Six Feet Under: Season 5

One of the best TV series ever deserves the most amazing ending too. Season 5 of Six Feet Under is simply one of the greatest TV season ever, thank you Alan Ball.

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