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Six Feet Under
Six Feet Under
Like so many memorable characters we met on the show, “Six Feet Under” has passed on as well. Last night was the final episode of the series, did y’all see it?
The final ten minutes were the happiest we ever saw on the maudlin show, but they covered the next 80 years or so, so it seems that for the most part, the Fishers, Diazs, and Chenowiths were able to know some happiness.
The stories told in these final ten minutes were done so with images, though, not dialogue; so much was suggested, but not confirmed. Better that way, I think.
Here are the conclusions I made of the final stories:
* Ruth stayed with George until her death, but it was more of a “friends with benefits” relationship, maintaining separate residences.
* At Ruth’s funeral, Was that her Russian lover (Sergei?) and the hairdresser (Ed Begley, Jr’s character) standing behind Claire?
* Claire & Ted drifted apart after her move to the City; however, Ted went to Ruth’s funeral, they reunited, and lived happily until his death; Claire found success as a photographer and lived to the ripe old age of 102.
* Brenda remarried within four or five years.
* David and Keith were married, and stayed together with their kids. Keith started his own security company and was killed on the job at around 60 years old. David found another lover, but Keith remained his heart’s love.
* One of D & K’s kids, I believe the oldest, ended up being gay himself. (Was it the gay porn they found as kids and watched? ) The other child, I think the youngest, followed the family business, and so Fisher & Son’s remained for at least another generation. It seems the youngest also - and this is far from clear - ended up marrying Willa, Nate & Brenda’s child.
* Billy, or Captain Insano, never found happiness and remained unstable for the rest of his life, and was STILL hung up on Claire until the day he died.
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So, obsessive reader, what are your thoughts on these conclusions? Agree, disagree? Any conclusions of your own?
The one thing I couldn’t figure out was what became of Maya. Did any of you figure it out? Do tell!
8/26/2005 6:39 pm
Interesting conjecture on that final montage. I think you have most of it...80 percent... nailed down tight. Although some of what you have surmised here may just be familial relationships rather than closer connections. |
Great show... that final scene with Claire leaving LA made me think of one like it from my own saga.
Glad I stumbled into your blog.
8/26/2005 7:28 pm
Thank you, RockWriter.|
Watched it again, and figured out it was not Willa that one of D & K's sons was with.
Also, Brenda had a child with her new husband or lover.
Also... and I think this is key, and it's intentional. Did you notice how clouded over (glaucoma?) Ol' Lady Claire's eyes were? Those same eyes, that had seen so much, seen the world so differently than most of us, and made her a living as well, were now extinguished.
8/27/2005 12:16 pm
AW!! now i'm just green with envy -- this is one of my favourite shows, but well, it will take some time before the next series arrives in SA -- i don't even know how many series there are, but we've only had two so far! i just read the first sentence of you blog and no, can't read further in case you tell me anything i don't wanna know till i see it myself |
8/28/2005 4:35 pm
FL999 - I envy YOU! You get to watch the whole series and it's all new and fresh to you.|
Glad you didn't read more... but a lot of the characters I wrote about you haven't even met yet.
BTW - when you say "series," do you mean a year's worth of episodes? 'Cause that's what we call a "season." To us, a series is a show... we might refer to, "season two of the series 'Six Feet Under.'"
Also, what kind of channel do you watch it on? Is it a pay station? It's produced by HBO, so here you have to subscribe to HBO on your cable on sat package.
Finally, the first four seasons of the show are available on DVD here; an American friend could buy them for you if you were so inclined, and if SAs DVD players are compatible.