Six Feet Under - Season 2, Episode 1 - Rotten Tomatoes

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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.


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
Richard Jenkins
as Nathaniel Fisher Sr.
Freddy Rodriguez
as Federico Diaz
Mathew St. Patrick
as Keith Charles
Alexandra Holden
as Becky Maxwell
Ed O'Ross
as Nikolai
Eric Balfour
as Gabriel Dimas
Scott Atkinson
as Kevin Miller
Geoffrey Nauffts
as AVM Specialist
Barbara Tarbuck
as STD Clinic Doctor
Denalda Williams
as Becky's Manager
David Shatraw
as Shiatsu Client
Ben Scott
as Butcher
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