Everyone's Waiting (Part I): The Opening Deaths in Six Feet Under

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Because I just finished another rewatch, and because there's a handy list here:

https://annex.fandom.com/wiki/List_of_Six_Feet_Under_deaths

I didn't include the end-of-finale deaths from Claire's highway reverie--they're different--leaving 64, if you group the workplace shooting and family-of-four car accident into single entries. You can only list 50 poll options, so I'll split this into two parts. Not sure if there's any interest in this show anymore, so I may or may not have a third poll with the two winners. Vote for the most memorable death...if you still remember it clearly, it was probably memorable.

(The first 13 deaths are from S1; S2 is #14-26; and #27-32 are from S3. The companion poll will have #33-40 from S3; #41-53 from S4; and #54-64 from S5. Nathaniel Sr. to Nathaniel Jr. would have been perfect symmetry, but it doesn't quite unfold that way.)

Poll Results

OptionVotes
11. Dillon Michael Cooper – Sudden Infant Death Syndrome 2
8. Chloe Anne Bryant Yorkin – decapitated sticking head out of a limo 2
10. Jonathan Arthur Hanley – wife smashes a frying pan over his head 1
27. Matthew Hazen, Martin Jacobs, Andrew Milne, Daniel Showalter (shooter) – workplace shooting 1
28. Callie Renee Mortimer – hit by car after running from "attackers" who were really her friends 1
5. "Viveca St. John" – electrocuted in the bathtub 1
3. Thomas Alfredo – chopped up by dough maker 1
26. Aaron Buchbinder – pancreatic cancer 1
23. Benjamin Srisai – heart attack while taking out garbage 0
22. Dwight Edgar Garrison – metal lunchbox dropped on head 0
24. Edith Kirky – roommate shoved a hot dog down her throat 0
21. Jesse Ray Johnson – motorcycle accident while dressed as Santa 0
25. Leticia Perfecta Perez – died in sleep at beauty parlor 0
1. Nathaniel Samuel Fisher – car accident 0
29. Robert Lamar Giffin – dilated cardiomyopathy while watching movie 0
30. William Aaron Jaffe – car fell off a dirt road, found 28 years later 0
31. Karen Postell Pepper – excessive nose bleed due to a deviated septum 0
20. Jeffrey Marc Shapiro – autoerotic asphyxiation 0
19. Matthew Heath Collins – fell off boat and chopped up by a propeller 0
18. Emily Previn – choked to death on a TV dinner 0
2. Chandler James Swanson – diving accident 0
4. Manuel "Paco" Bolin – shot repeatedly in a gang killing 0
6. Mildred "Hattie" Effinger Jones – natural causes in her sleep 0
7. Victor Wayne Kovitch, PFC – Gulf War syndrome 0
9. Anthony Christopher Finelli – accidentally shot playing with a gun 0
12. Marcus Foster, Jr. – beaten to death in a gay bashing 0
13. Lilian Grace Montrose – hit in the head by a golf ball 0
14. Rebecca Leah Milford – cocaine overdose 0
15. Joshua Peter Langmead – heat stroke at football practice 0
16. Michael John Piper – cancer 0
17. Harold Mossback – natural causes, died on a tour bus 0
32. Bernard Asa Chenowith – stomach cancer 0


clemenza, Sunday, 10 October 2021 18:17 (two weeks ago) link

decapitated sticking head out of a limo is the one that I found most memorable, though accidentally shot while playing with with gun, wife smashes a frying pan over his head, gay bashing and motorcycle accident while dressed as Santa were all also very memorable.

edited to reflect developments which occurred (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Sunday, 10 October 2021 18:46 (two weeks ago) link

Limo decapitation most memorable, death by nosebleed most horrible

Donald Fhtagen (Old Lunch), Sunday, 10 October 2021 18:49 (two weeks ago) link

alan ball did an interview where he said he was unaware of previous shows opening with deaths. like he had never heard of inverted murder mysteries.

adam t. (abanana), Sunday, 10 October 2021 18:55 (two weeks ago) link

The SIDS scene is devastating.

Les hommes de bonbons (cryptosicko), Sunday, 10 October 2021 19:37 (two weeks ago) link

alan ball did an interview where he said he was unaware of previous shows opening with deaths. like he had never heard of inverted murder mysteries.

Took me quite a long time to realise I was thinking of the wrong Alan Ball, there

kinder, Sunday, 10 October 2021 22:59 (two weeks ago) link

Great poll idea. Nate's friend dying from pancreatic cancer and his attitude leading up to death is the one that sticks with me the most of these.

tangent x (tangenttangent), Monday, 11 October 2021 11:13 (two weeks ago) link

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

System, Sunday, 17 October 2021 00:01 (one week ago) link

Automatic thread bump. This poll's results are now in.

System, Monday, 18 October 2021 00:01 (one week ago) link

oh, would've voted 31. there's quite a few of these I still remember often but especially that one, really freaked me out in my nosebleed-prone teen years.

the adventures of pavlo and schrödis (geoffreyess), Monday, 18 October 2021 02:27 (one week ago) link


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