The 6 Best Scenes That Aren’t Cold Opens in Six Feet Under
Posted by Billy on Jan 5th 2018 at 3:18 am
#6 Tough Love Claire’s aunt Sarah poses some identity-level questions that land in Claire’s ears with a thud.
#5 Nate’s Funeral Sarah reads a poem that Nate’s selected, and Claire thinks back to a memory of Nate mourning the death of Kurt Cobain.
#4 “Why do people have to die?” Still uncertain about his future, Nate is thrust into a situation in which he must comfort a woman who is deep in grief and suffering.
#3 “I am the egg man.” Six Feet Under wasn’t so emotionally powerful in spite of its ability to be humorous but because of it. In humor, there’s life – and the only way that a show so much about death could ever work is to be filled with life.
#2 Nate’s Death How far are we ever really apart? How close do we ever really get? These are the big questions confronted in this dream-like take on Nate’s death.
#1 The Closing Montage While it may seem like an obvious choice, it would be dishonest to claim that any other scene in Six Feet Under is superior to the one it’s most famous for – its last. Featuring the song “Breathe Me” by Sia, this montage ties together the ends of the main characters in the same style used in its iconic, cold-open death scenes.