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Six Feet Under 4.06 - Terror Starts At Home


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#1 of 23 OFFLINE   Robert Ringwald

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Posted July 25 2004 - 11:40 AM

Well, another sunday, and another episode of Six Feet Under.

I missed the episode preview last week (saw the episode last night actually...) but I'm interested to see how David's story is going to change as a result of this.

Wondering if Keith will leave the tour.

Also, nobody really touched on the other storylines from last week.

I think Ruth's gonna really let George have it.

Interestingly, the 4 photos from "That's My Dog" that hbo.com has up feature Brenda and Joe on a bed together, in 2 of them.

If I recall, he didn't appear in last week's episode.

A missing scene perhaps? Or just a flub?

#2 of 23 OFFLINE   Paul_Stachniak

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Posted July 25 2004 - 01:59 PM

This episode should be subtitled "Just when I thought I was out, they pulled me back in". The first half was lame, the second half was interesting. On a whole the episode was a bit mediocre. Next week looks more interesting.
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#3 of 23 OFFLINE   Patrick Sun

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Posted July 25 2004 - 02:04 PM

For me, the best episode of season 4.

The scene between David and Clare was pitch perfect, and then the "He'd do it for you" scene, and then the quick scene where Nate stands by David's side, showing him that he's got his back, all mighty fine scenes.

James Crowmell's delivery of the "They ask too many F-in questions" line made me laugh for quite a few minutes. Damn, funny stuff.

Rico's gonna be six feet under in his marriage soon...

Clare on drugs at the birthday dinner was amusing.

So Brenda's finally come back to her senses, after almost jumping off the cliff of domesticity. Interesting...
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#4 of 23 OFFLINE   Robert Ringwald

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Posted July 25 2004 - 02:28 PM

I thought it was really good too. So many good moments, and the stories are developing nicely.

Happy to see Brenda and Nate... even if it doesn't last, though I hope it does.

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Posted July 25 2004 - 08:16 PM

I agree with Pat. Overall, the best episode of the season. Quite a few good moments.
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#6 of 23 OFFLINE   Patrick Sun

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Posted July 25 2004 - 11:50 PM

Gee, I wodner, what are the odds that Joe knocked up Brenda before Brenda came to her senses and went back to Nate? Now was the only "soap opera-ish" point that had me rolling my eyes.
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#7 of 23 OFFLINE   Mark Turetsky

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Posted July 26 2004 - 12:12 AM

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Gee, I wodner, what are the odds that Joe knocked up Brenda before Brenda came to her senses and went back to Nate? Now was the only "soap opera-ish" point that had me rolling my eyes.


I you see a preview with Nate shouting "Whose baby is it?!" you know we're in trouble with it. I think it's a bit too obvious to do. Also, why is everyone so up on Nate and Brenda getting back together. I mean, it seemed like Brenda was in a working, committed relationship again and made it self-destruct, again. Why would things be any different with Nate (again)?

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Posted July 26 2004 - 02:38 AM

Nate and Brenda have incredible chemistry, even if they aren't "right" for each other, each one sort of accepts the other as-is, without pretense.

BTW, anyone else catch Frances Conroy (Ruth) plugging the "Catwoman" movie at the birthday dinner? *Chuckle* (Yes, Frances has a part in the Catwoman movie that opened this past weekend).
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Posted July 26 2004 - 02:51 AM

Ugh, I admit, having Brenda go back to Nate was pretty much exactly what I did -not- want. It felt contrived and unrealistic, and I really thought it blew apart an interesting (positive) story.

I would have found it more interesting if she could have just said to him "you're too late, I've moved on.."

This season has been back-and-forth for me on what I think of it.. some of the plot interesting, some not so. But the thing with Nate.. talking dogs, belief his wife is still alive, and then this turn.. ugh, it's like Brenda can't stay away from those who are uber-messed up, rather then stay in a pretty functional relationship.
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Posted July 26 2004 - 03:44 AM

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BTW, anyone else catch Frances Conroy (Ruth) plugging the "Catwoman" movie at the birthday dinner?
I didn't notice that, what did she say?

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Posted July 26 2004 - 04:28 AM

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Also, why is everyone so up on Nate and Brenda getting back together. I mean, it seemed like Brenda was in a working, committed relationship again and made it self-destruct, again. Why would things be any different with Nate (again)?
As much as I never cared for the Brenda character, I'm actually glad she and Nate are back...only because I couldn't take much more of the whole Brenda/Neighbor storyline. It seemed like nothing more than filler and that guy was annoying. It's been the only part of the season I haven't enjoyed.

I really hope they don't go the "Brenda got pregnant before getting back with Nate" route.

I'm also glad it seems they're not overplaying the after effects of David's run-in with the psycho.

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Posted July 26 2004 - 04:52 AM

Ruth suggested cats for pets at dinner.
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#13 of 23 OFFLINE   Robert Ringwald

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Posted July 26 2004 - 04:56 AM

Joe and Brenda didn't have any chemistry, and Brenda was right in that she CAN'T be a typical house-wife/soccer-mom. She's got too many layers, and it's not what she's after. They may have rocky patches, but she and Nate DO get along very well, and they work together. I think a more free lifestyle, combined with her new sense of direction would make a lot more sense for her character than a complete 180, something she was trying to pull with Joe.

I have a feeling what we'll get is a worried Brenda who is scared that she's pregnant because it truly will be a mistake/trap for her.

Also, considering how these episodes usually go, they tend to skip like 3-4 weeks in between, last night being an exception with 4 days. But Brenda would know, theoretically, in like the next 4 episodes if she were pregnant.

Claire and Mena actually have great chemistry too, but part of me wonders what exactly they're going to do with that story. I'm expecting Claire will once again get too invested in someone, only to have them pull away after being interested in just a few good times...

Highly anticipating the return of Ruth's sister next week.

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Posted July 26 2004 - 05:08 AM

Surprised that Claire has not hooked up with one of those Chicks in a love scene ala Keith and David. Was waiting to see her and that chick on the lawn get it on... :b

That Skull "open trunk" scene was wild too!!

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#15 of 23 OFFLINE   Robert Ringwald

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Posted July 26 2004 - 06:08 AM

I think we're setting the seeds. Did you see how they were looking at each other? Posted Image

Also, "It smells like sex in here." Ew.

The three-way on Claire's bed was just horrible, that is so wrong. I do hope she washes the sheets... *shudders*

Still, nothing will EVER match the Brenda/Old Couple three way from season 2... that was easily the most disturbing thing I've seen on this show... and it wasn't even on camera...

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Posted July 26 2004 - 08:47 AM

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Ruth suggested cats for pets at dinner.

That was too subtle for me, I guess. I just assumed it was just part of the conversation when others were talking about Nate's job at the dog place.

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Posted July 26 2004 - 08:54 AM

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Ruth suggested cats for pets at dinner.


It was Claire who suggested to Ruth she should "totally get a cat."


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#18 of 23 OFFLINE   Mark Turetsky

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Posted July 26 2004 - 02:35 PM

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They may have rocky patches, but she and Nate DO get along very well, and they work together.


Yeah.... except that Brenda felt smothered, depressed, restless, and didn't want to have sex with him. (Mark is working his way through season 2 again) Fact is, Brenda's never shown herself to be a one-man woman, and while people can certainly change (see all of Six Feet Under for evidence that the writers realise this), they do tend to fall into certain behavioural patterns, such as Brenda falling into the pattern of being a borderline personality after imitating one for the sake of the psychiatrists who studied her when she was young.

#19 of 23 OFFLINE   Robert Ringwald

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Posted July 26 2004 - 04:54 PM

Well, that's what I mean. she was restless before, but maybe she will be able to settle a little bit with nate, but still maintain a little of her wild former self, unlike what she was trying with Joe... which was a complete turnaround.

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Posted July 29 2004 - 05:52 PM

I was actually cheering when Nate showed up to help David at the wake. Now he's going to have to shoulder the load as David and Rico deal with their shit.

I can't believe how fast Vanessa fell for Rico's story of charity hook, line and sinker.

Claire at dinner being high was funny as hell. I was laughing throughout the whole thing. No points for guessing who figured out she was high first.

Claire and Edie getting it on? Oh yeah. Posted Image

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