Six Feet Under - Season 1, Episode 5 - Rotten Tomatoes

An Open Book


Episode Info

The funeral of a porn star creates an uncomfortable situation for Ruth (Frances Conroy), who doesn't quite know how to cope with the casket-side presence of the dead diva's friends and co-stars. Deciding to spend some more quality time with Claire (Lauren Ambrose), Ruth takes her sullen daughter to visit some cousins, whose wholesome, perpetually cheerful lifestyle serves as even more of a shock than the porn star's funeral. Back at home, David (Michael C. Hall) has yet another argument with Keith (Mathew St. Patrick), this time over David's intent to take over his late father's position as deacon of their church. And Nate (Peter Krause) experiences an uncomfortable family visitation of his own when, sans Brenda (Rachel Griffiths), he has dinner with her parents and a disturbing introduction to her brother Billy (Jeremy Sisto).


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
Mathew St. Patrick
as Keith Charles
Joanna Cassidy
as Margaret Chenowith
Robert Foxworth
as Bernard Chenowith
Veronica Hart
as Viveca St. John
Jeremy Sisto
as Billy Chenowith
Sandra Oh
as Porn Starlet
Tim Maculan
as Father Jack
Dina Waters
as Tracy Montrose Blair
David Noroña
as Gary Deitman
Joyce Greenleaf
as Mrs. Murdoch
Terence Knox
as Larry Wadd
Jessica D. Stone
as Young Brenda
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