3. I watched him in 'Six Feet Under,' I watched him on 'Dirty Sexy Money' and I'll carry on watching him, and I've been lucky enough to be a part of that world with him. David: “One day when your mind isn’t on Fisher & Sons, I will find you or someone you love. And I’ll wait for you because I love you. Votes: 3, I'm in fact a hair under six feet, but I'm very svelte. Billy: “Mh, it doesn’t work that way.” Margaret: [on Marv] He never forgave your father for being such a success or for giving up Chanukah. Claire: I just can’t seem to have a normal, healthy relationship with another person.” Nate seems to see the women in his life as ideas that he can engage in to help him with what he needs in his life. For the Fisher family, the world outside of their family-owned funeral home continues to be at least as challengin, “I guess we all wanna be loved. Nate: “When you were six?” In the last few episodes of Six Feet Under, Claire has a huge decision to make: does she stay where she is, to remain close to her family, or should she move across the country and start a life that is more in line with what she wants? The Chenowith family is always completely insane, which is why it makes sense that Margaret Chenowith begins dating Olivier. At the beginning of Season Three, Keith and David are in couple’s counseling. When Keith tells Claire this, it’s because he knows he’s found that with David—a closeness with someone who loves you for you. David: “Me too.” It's a place with no rules or limitations. Maybe you should just accept that, instead of trying to be something you’re not.” When Ruth accidentally takes some ecstasy while camping, she comes to this realization that she hasn’t had a life outside of Nathaniel Sr. for decades, and it’s hard to move past that. There’s no God, no rules, no judgments, except for those you accept or create for yourself. Gary, Claire’s guidance counselor, makes it seem like Claire is an anomaly, but Six Feet Under always posited that even in some small way, everyone’s life is meaningful and we’re all trying to find that meaning in ourselves as well. Deathless,” Six Feet Under focused on a multitude of theories on life after death, but this one seems to be the most prevalent. George is just close enough to the family to be able to speak eloquently about Nate, and also distant enough to do so without breaking apart. Claire: “Okay, if you were a gay mortician, what would you want for Christmas?” What a shock.” Only the shell, the perishable passes away. I do feel loved.” For Nate, it’s the futility of wanting something that he will never have. At the end of Season Three, David and Keith break up. Russell: Are you kidding? At his father’s funeral, Nate can’t hide his disdain anymore and wants everyone to feel the pain he feels. The idea that there are kids waiting for homes, and people still have the nerve to say who’s good enough, and who isn’t based on are you gay or not.” Even after being a member of two different churches, including one that was much more open to his sexuality, David realized that what you believe is far more important than where you believe. The Life You Create, “Static” (Episode 5.11), 96. Nathaniel Sr.: “Well, well, the prodigal son returns. Nate: It's hard sometimes, relationships aren't easy. I know that.” It’s never quite clear what Arthur means in this statement – likely that he’s a virgin – but it’s also hinted that maybe he’s gay or maybe he’s asexual. David: “With all their genitalia” Nathaniel Sr.: Pretty much. Some people just do it faster and more often than others.” Votes: 0, Money is nothing really worth squabbling about. Right now they’re all I have.” Some of her happiest moments are with Bettina, a person who lives her life the way Ruth wants to. But everything—death, life, everything—it’s all completely suffused with static. Our loss put six feet under ground Is measured by the magnolia's root; Our gain's the intellectual sound Of death's feet round a weedy tomb. We’ve all been there. So many of the relationships in Six Feet Under crumble under lies and deception. I'll start carin' what people think when I am six feet under. Just give me a reason. 1. Brenda: “Well I thought we all did.” It's a place where only two people can be at a time where no one can judge them and no one could try to break them apart. The rest of us who don't have babies, we're real. Nate: Yeah? So, I got a bootleg copy of the first four episodes on videotape, watched them and was instantly into it. Despite the fact that Ruth’s children are all now adults at this point, when they interact with each other in the same household, they tend to fall into their fairly childish patter. When David and Keith decide to adopt a child, they discover that, despite the vast number of kids who need homes, gay couples are still undesirable adoptive parent candidates. I'm not about to give her up. Everything Just Happens, “The Rainbow of Her Reasons” (Episode 5.06), 90. This is clearly about Brenda’s frustrations with herself more than anything else. Both are so similar in their current outlooks—they’re both trying to find themselves at different ages, and they also fight more than maybe any of the other Fisher family members. For Lisa, at least during the period we see her with Nate, life has been filled with pain, misplaced love and a horrible death. David: This is how it's done. Father Jack: Truth and relationships don't make life easy. But it would be arrogant of us to assume that. After showing off her art, Claire immediately becomes self-deprecating instead of confident. Money is nothing really worth squabbling about. Claire: Yeah. While Margaret is talking here about her husband cheating on her (even though they have an open marriage) she could also easily be talking about Nate and Brenda as well, who occasionally bring out the best in each other, but often bring out the worst. Ruth: “I want to know why other wives left you!” Time flies when you’re pretending to know what people mean when they say ‘love.’ Face it buddy boy, there’s two kinds of people in the world: there’s you and there’s everybody else, and never the twain shall meet.” David: “So what if I just shut the door on Keith, like he’s dead to me. For Claire especially, it always seems like the worst possible scenario is exactly what happens. On Soul Mates, “Back to the Garden” (Episode 2.07), 35. Lisa: Nate, I'm not a chance. Isn't that the most pathetic thing you've ever heard? In spite of all the emotional drama behind the outburst, it’s hard not to laugh. And once in a fucking blue moon, they bring out the best in each other. In addition to the conversation with Maggie, it’s Nate’s vision of his father that also pushes him in the wrong direction. Old Man: “If there’s any justice in the universe, she’s shoveling shit in Hell.” When Lisa secretly gets a massage from Brenda to find out more about her, it actually cheers her up. I really want to do a 'True Blood-Six Feet Under' comic book crossover. Ruth: “There’s been an accident. Peter Krause stars as Nate, who reluctantly becomes a partner in the funeral home after his father's death. Infinite possibilities and all he can do is whine.” Father Jack: “Well, religion is politics David. I care for your hankies. As with the many deaths throughout the series, one of the best ways to deal with the grief is through humor. Home, Ms. Lane?” His deep voice was gently amused. David’s kidnapping and the horrific day that follows is one of the most terrible things to happen on Six Feet Under. Nate: “I’m glad today sucked, because I wouldn’t want the happiest day of our life to be over already, would you?” Couple’s Counseling, “Perfect Circles” (Episode 3.01), 45. Keith: “There’s a lot more insanity in the world than people realize. George: “Life is a series of accidents, one after another.” Life is wasted on the living.” If you’re a child and you lose your parents, then you’re an orphan. Earlier in “Grinding the Corn,” George talks about the benefits of great things being grown in dung—this is the essence of life, for him. Confidence Building, “The Eye Inside” (Episode 3.03), 48. Keith isn’t happy working security since he’s no longer a cop and David rests far too much of his own happiness on Keith’s happiness. And, if anything, Lisa’s death is a call to action, a reminder of how short life is and how every day should be received as a blessing. So I was like, 'I'm not watching this 'True Blood.'' His words remind us of another quote we heard before: if something scares you in life, you should probably do it. But Nathaniel Sr. points out that he survived, that it’s useless to worry about the past and that, most importantly, he’s still got a future. Did you have a good time stalking me this morning? If you change one thing, that changes everything. The fact that Nate sees his marriage with Lisa as some kind of prison proves that their marriage is an issue, but also that Nate’s whole concept of marriage might be too. David: “Oh no.” I'm not about to give her up. When David comes back home, he embraces Brenda as an escape. Most of the time, it’s the Fisher family members who see dead people. Well, let me tell ya, it's not worth shit. Six feet under the stars is a place that doesn't exist. And some things are the way they should be.”, “That's where everything started. Rico: “Having to admit fucked up shit about yourself fucking sucks.” David: “I don’t recall Freud’s position on the ‘Heywood Jablome’ phony phone message.” They make it possible.