BIG TIME SPOILER ALERT!
Do not read the following if you are a fan and do not want to know what happens in the first few episodes of the upcoming Season 3…the following was from a MSNBC article today (I can’t believe they let the cat out of the bag!) Skip to the bottom!
The second season of “Six Feet Under” ended with a cliffhanger: Nate is facing life-threatening brain surgery. On any other series, it would be obvious that he survives—after all, the actor who plays him, Peter Krause, is still in the cast. But Nate’s dead father is still hanging around as a ghostlike presence. So let’s just say that Sunday’s season premiere is a shocker. It’s also TV at the peak of its powers. Drama, at its best, confronts us with the truth of our lives, and it’s hard to think of any series on television doing a better job of that than “Six Feet Under.” Forget “Joe Millionaire.” This is reality TV.
With or without Nate, life goes on for the rest of the Fishers in season three. David (Michael C. Hall) has entered couples therapy with his partner, Keith (Mathew St. Patrick), who’s been booted out of the LAPD and is now a rent-a-cop fishing drowned rats out of rich people’s pools. Claire (Lauren Ambrose) is in art school, perfecting her talent for dating the wrong guys. Brenda, Nate’s ex-fiancee, played by the scalding Rachel Griffiths, is MIA until the fifth episode—and when she finally does reappear, it hits you like a shovel to the chest. Meanwhile, Ball keeps her chair warm with a trio of terrific actresses in guest appearances, including Lili Taylor, who returns as Lisa, the mother of Nate’s baby girl, and Catherine O’Hara (“Best in Show”) as an infantile producer who hires Lisa to be her personal assistant.
Suffice it to say, it looks like this season ought to be a doozy!
(And if you were clever enough NOT to read the spoiler, it should be a Season Opener that you will remember!)
I have been lucky enough to see both Seasons from the first episode, and it has consistantly been well written and unpredictable. It deserved every Emmy nomination it got!