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

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

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Poll Results

43. Dorothy Sheedy – hit by car while supposedly witnessing the Rapture 3
50. Lawrence "Larry" Tuttle – crushed by shelf reaching for comic book 1
53. Kenneth Macdonald Henderson – cut in half by elevator 1
51. Robert Duane Wething – alcohol poisoning 0
52. Edward, Coco , Michael, and Amanda Gorodetsky – car accident 0
54. Andrea Kuhn – impaled in the eye by brass andirons 0
55. Samuel Wayne Hoviak – ran himself over reaching for a newspaper 0
56. Loretta Smith Sibley – suicide by drug overdose 0
57. Lila Simonds Coolidge – heart attack while on the toilet 0
58. Daniel Holzenchenko – complications from diabetes (suicide?) 0
59. Fiona Lenore Kleinschmidt – fell off a hill while hiking 0
60. Peter Thomas Burns – heart attack while watching a play 0
61. Pilar Sandoval – hit by a car while rollerblading 0
62. Laurence Hall Matheson – mauled by a cougar 0
63. Nathaniel Samuel Fisher, Jr. – complications from brain hemorrhage 0
33. Daddy – natural causes 0
49. Lames Dubois Marshall – natural causes, after driving himself to Fisher & Diaz 0
48. Joan Morrison – cancer 0
34. Melinda Mary Bloch – suicide by carbon monoxide poisoning 0
35. Jeanette Louise Bradford – bee sting while at picnic 0
36. Dorothy Su – convenience store shooting 0
37. Edward Tully – electrocuted while on an electrical pole 0
38. David Raymond Monroe – collapsed at gym after exercising 0
39. Carl Desmond Williman – execution by lethal injection 0
40. Anahid Hovanessian – head smashed in by “blue ice” from aircraft carrier 0
41. Lisa Kimmel Fisher – unknown (possibly drowned by brother-in-law) 0
42. Bruno Baskerville Walsh – jumped off roof under the influence of LSD 0
44. Kaitlin Elise Stolte – broken neck after falling off bed while laughing 0
45. Lawrence Henry Mason – struck by lightning 0
46. Anne Marie Thornton – slipped in shower 0
47. Robert Carl Meinhardt – shot by robbers in his home 0
64. Paul Ronald Duncan – euthanasia assisted by his sister 0

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

Dude running over his own head was the most memorable of this batch. And probably the kind of clumsy-ass embarrassing way I'll wind up going tbrr.

Donald Fhtagen (Old Lunch), Sunday, 10 October 2021 18:52 (two weeks ago) link

Lisa obviously the biggest plot-wise, if we aren't counting Nate of course. The one which was just the middle-aged woman being informed she had terminal cancer is the one that stays with me the most though

edited to reflect developments which occurred (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Sunday, 10 October 2021 18:55 (two weeks ago) link

I was just thinking it’s time to rewatch for either the 4th or 5th go round. It’s getting to the point where I can practically recite entire scenes, I’m scared to take part in the poll lest it trigger memories of whatever bits I’d forgotten and make rewatching pointless. I’ll come back in about two months.

There was a time when I thought this was definitely the greatest ever. But It doesn’t really stand up to multiple viewings like The Wire does, I’d probably have to alternate watching them both simultaneously to really judge.

recovering internet addict/shitposter (viborg), Sunday, 10 October 2021 19:13 (two weeks ago) link

(xpost) That was the woman who ignored the tumors, right? I could see myself doing something like that. Grossest here were #53 and #54 (separated by a season); saddest was the whole family taken out in the car accident; and, for me, comic-book-store guy the most spectacular/memorable.

I think it does stand up to re-watches, though--as I posted elsewhere--its flaws are more evident every time I go back.

clemenza, Sunday, 10 October 2021 19:16 (two weeks ago) link

Should also note #40 as the most intricate death, being set up by a chain of events involving three or four other people.

clemenza, Sunday, 10 October 2021 19:22 (two weeks ago) link

Someone's Top 10:


clemenza, Sunday, 10 October 2021 19:41 (two weeks ago) link

If I'm remembering correctly, #45 is the punchline to a rather effective (and poignant) fake-out, so I'll throw my vote to that one.

Les hommes de bonbons (cryptosicko), Sunday, 10 October 2021 20:29 (two weeks ago) link

It was, yeah--also the father of David's one-time ill-advised fiancée. (He gets off a couple of memorably creepy lines at the elevator beforehand.)

clemenza, Sunday, 10 October 2021 20:48 (two weeks ago) link

Not the most poignant or significant death, but I can't not vote for Beth Grant's cameo mistaking blow-up dolls for angels.

tangent x (tangenttangent), Monday, 11 October 2021 11:20 (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

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