Aired 19 years ago - Jun 01, 2003
Ruth and George announce their wedding plans. Nate takes to the booze. A frustrated Rico finds comfort outside the home. Nate, Sr. comes and takes Claire on a tour of the afterlife and also comes to David to encourage him to make amends with Keith. Nate receives devastating news...
Lisa Kimmel Fisher
He's just numbing the pain. He has to.
In the kitchen in, say, about ten minutes?
and that is why it's important to keep on living,
to not give up hope.
otherwise you'd never do it.
And then I do
and it's just so sickly political and dumb
A plane. A plane going to Burbank airport.
- Come on.
- Go on, get the fuck out.
I swear, David,
I wish I could just kick her sorry ass out.
But do I, Philip? Do I really?
Peanuts. Some eggs over there.
I could order you a pizza.
Well, then, it's nice meeting you.
Just enough to make me sad.
- Somebody told me you were a cop.
I know he's a presumptuous fool
and a know-it-all, OK?
Well, we could do dinner later tonight.
Man, I was just so constantly aggro.
The whole Catholic thing,
even though I'm Episcopalian.
Whoa, Angie, that's not for kids.
Put on something else.
I'll wait for you out here.
You're not allowed to smoke in there.
but it was more than just hot.
But, believe it or not, I'm not lonely.
I've got nothing but time. Thank you.
but I just bought them, so they're also new.
How much do I owe you?
Take a right up ahead.
Aired 19 years ago - May 18, 2003
Carl Desmond Williman
Ruth and George's relationship takes off and David and Keith's comes to a head. Brenda helps Claire with a personal problem. Nate is frantic about Lisa.
You have to be so
damn nice about everything.
- You sure?
And on top of that, I'm out like $700
Like almost nothing.
You wanted love and he made you believe
he could give it to you.
He's a dorito, crunch them, don't make more.
talk to you about flowers.
Is your wife around?
- You really do?
- I can't just turn that off.
- Sure you can, you've done it before.
For a few minutes, it's that simple.
Just get to the end of the song.
- I don't want to forget that again.
- It's your decision,
OK. OK, you're fine.
- It really is a different way of seeing things.
- Isn't it?
I want you to be, you know what I'm saying?
- You need another pad?
He's so fucked up with Lisa being
- Tell me when you want me to stop.
- I don't want you to stop.
- Fuck me.
- You'll wake the baby.
For I am convinced that neither death nor life
nor anything else in all creation
- And I'm in a committed relationship.
- With Keith?
"Fuck me, fuck me, fuck me, fuck me."
Well, somebody should get something out of it.
I screwed around.
So I tore up the old floor,
ripped up the linoleum,
Did I say something wrong?
I hate it.
Aired 19 years ago - May 11, 2003
1945 - 2003
David Raymond Monroe
1971 - 2003
1955 - 2003
Nate still can't locate Lisa. The funeral home gets a number of cases, and needs all the help they can get. Arthur tries to learn how to interact with the funeral
home's customers. Rico struggles to adjust to Vanessa's sister living with them. Brenda finds her own place in a dangerous neighborhood. Claire shuns Russell's apology, argues with Oliver, and gets some shocking news.
- Feel what?
You said yourself she does
this kind of thing from time to time.
If this is too much for you, I can get Rico
to come in early and Arthur can help.
Don't be giving me attitude. Vanessa is sick.
300mg of Wellbutrin to help me
with all the compulsive eating.
I was wondering, may I join you?
- She had cancer, right?
- No! She was shot in a hold-up!
- We have an excellent restorative artist.
We need to talk. About us.
You do have family, don't you?
- I didn't say that.
- What are you saying?
and that your father and I
created something worthwhile.
Is that paying me to keep my mouth shut?
You sit in such judgement of the world.
How do you expect to ever be a part of it?
Who do you think you are, the Pope,
just because I fucked your boyfriend?
Go ahead. Thank you.
Then you'll have to leave him out, won't you?
My wife is clinically depressed.
We have to deal with the possibility
that something bad has probably happened.
- Why wouldn't she stay on the 101?
- She wanted to drive through Big Sur.
I'm gonna get going.
At least, I don't think she did.
Lately, though, I just feel numb
when we're together,
It's totally cool. The streets are old-timey and
there's an anthropology and a Nike goddess.
We're just gonna get her a new pair of shoes.
Maybe lunch at Farmers Market.
just because you were there once
when you were 12.
There. Now he'll be
in Westwood for all eternity.
Give these to people and make sure
they're here to see Mrs Su.
Mrs Su, please.
There's no way Lisa would do
anything like that, not with the baby.
When we're in the weeds the way we are
today, you gotta move 'em in and 'out.
- My wife is fucking missing!
- I can see that you are genuinely distressed.
Tell Roberta Flack I couldn't take it any more.
and works a full-time job on top of that.
Thank you for doing that.
Aired 19 years ago - May 04, 2003
Jeanette Louise Bradford
1928 - 2003
While at a family picnic, Keith's great great aunt gets stung by a bee and dies from an allergic reaction.
Vanessa seems to be out of her depression. Keith and David argue over their sexual experimentation.
While in class, Russell throws a temper tantrum. Ruth discovers Arthur is a virgin. Keith decides to confront his father about his abusive treatment of him and his sister. Lisa disappears.
It's a different kind of surprise.
I signed us up for a dance class tonight.
They were always getting court-martialled,
Where your father will be
and whose house we'll be staying at.
No, I want something nicer for Martha.
I just want to love her some more.
- You want the front page?
- No. I can't deal with depressing news.
The blade's dull. It's fucking up everything.
And why aren't you putting this into your work?
- You wanna get rid of me.
- No, of course not.
- We'll walk you to the car.
- I don't want Maya to see me go.
Quite frankly, I'd like to know how you feel
about the course our relationship is taking.
I understand. Well...
- It's this way.
- Uncle Keith!
Yeah, but you didn't train for three years
I'm sorry you're fucking confused.
I can't imagine seeing you
only two days a week.
Taylor, how are you doing here?
Are you happy?
And one, two, three and five, six, seven.
And one, two, three and five, six, seven.
- I need some water. I'm thirsty. Are you?
- Yeah, a little.
This storm is exceedingly fierce, Nathaniel.
And Nathaniel and Isabel was the only
good thing we had, and they ruined it.
- You wanna rest?
I don't think so.
She misses her momma,
but we deal with that the best we can.
You were probably repeating what happened
to you, but it did a number on me and Carla.
- I'm the man your son is in love with.
- It makes me sick to my stomach.
You never even got to have your sexual 20s,
so why shouldn't you do it now?
There will never be another man
who will love me when I'm young and pretty
Mom, why is it I attract
every screwed-up guy in the state?
Maybe you wanted to believe
the world is a better place than it really is.
No, I was right there too.
I can't sleep at night anyway.
Aired 19 years ago - Apr 27, 2003
Melinda Mary Bloch
1965 - 2003
A woman packs her bags for a trip, leaving various notes around her house for specific people, and grabs a tape out of her stereo. She heads to the garage, starts her car, puts the tape in the car stereo, applies her
lipstick, and shuts the garage door.
Claire and Russell help Olivier prepare for the art show but Russell feels he's being slighted. Nate and Lisa talk about the possibility of them splitting up. Ruth continues to be interested in Arthur, but he doesn't want to take their relationship to the next level. Keith and David continue their threesomes.
Aired 19 years ago - Apr 20, 2003
1940 - 2003
After the patriarch of a cultish new-age clan dies, Fisher & Diaz is overrun by the wives and children left behind. Meanwhile, Keith gets back at David and his brunch pals during an intense game of paintball, Claire tires of being Olivier's lackey assistant, and Ruth and Arthur savor the smell of clean laundry.
I get a year.
I'm never gonna see my mother again.
This is normal. I'm normal!
You transcend, you don't preserve.
- Hello there.
- Hello there.
You could do like a Warhol series,
with polygamous Mennonite concubines.
What kind of a candyass do you think I am?
Everybody loves guns. What time?
- It's supposed to be empty.
- It's about empty.
- Yeah, pretty much.
- Nate, that's way too clean.
! Which never bore blossom
since Adam was born
People, chose your comrades well.
- I survived.
- That was not my fault. I hinted.
OK, you got a few minutes for recon.
Game commences on the Delta at 1400 hours.
Oh, my God! Friendly fire.
He's our captain, he should know.
No, he's not deep. I love that.
They try and give you an intern.
Just do a Carol.
Your friendship has so much value for me.
Not forever cute, just for the island cute.
- Are you Carmen?
You know, I was good for about five years
but right now I'm shit.
- Um, yeah...
- What kind of cheese?
Our selves know what we go through.
We're all children when we truly love.
Sleep all day, I don't give a shit,
but do not fuck around with my kids.
We'll get you the help.
They may be hell on the battlefield
but they have no party stamina.
You could have pulled out the couch.
I left my number next to the bed so
if you're ever in La Habra, you could find me.
"When the multitude laughs at you,
you are blessed."
There's a big market for hand mops
and they're on welfare and social security.
Did he make a move on you?
Cos he really likes you, too.
Aired 19 years ago - Apr 13, 2003
Bernard Asa Chenowith
1939 - 2003
Brenda and Billy's father dies quietly in the hospital.
Nate goes to the funeral where he reconnects with Brenda. Lisa leaves for a convention, worrying about Maya as it is the first time she's away from her for a
longer period of time. Even though Maya is with Nate. Arthur and Ruth develops their friendship, and Ruth is becoming more and more fascinated with his many talents. David and Keith attends a brunch hosted by some of David's friends. Keith does not fit in and feels very out of place. Claire get a very special gift from Russell. Federico worries about Vanessa and her mood.
Arthur, you wrote this music?
I seem to have gained some weight lately.
Listen, Lise, I got some bad news.
Brenda's dad died.
- You having fun?
- Not yet.
Is this a brunch or a fashion show?
I tried to make rice pudding
but the milk was weird.
Whatever happened to Barney?
Cos I love infants. They smell so sweet.
with Dad at the APA conference in 1984.
It's just a really good picture.
You are my little pooper, aren't you?
I seem to remember Bern liking it.
Don't give me that funeral home shit.
Come on, now.
Let's go round here.
For 30 seconds, anyway.
Keith, we saw her at Chalet Gourmet
with Ben Stiller.
- Watching him die...
This is just ours.
I know. Life comes and gets you, doesn't it?
Keith, we can leave.
I ended up just taking Maya with me
to the funeral. It all worked out.
- How am I different?
- You're more like you used to be.
You know, you've never felt
so much like my children before.
"And, Mom, can we go to the store?"
Dear Carl and Cameron,
greetings from Cousin Arthur.
Aired 19 years ago - Apr 06, 2003
Karen Postell Pepper
1964 - 2003
Three women are waiting patiently in line to see a taping of Dr. Dave. As they are being let in, Karen gets a nose bleed and tells her friends she'll join them in a few minutes but collapses from blood loss.
and Lisa plan a camping trip with friends, but the trip starts out less than idyllically. Lisa doesn't like to hike and she argues with Nate about the amount of beer and tobacco he wants to consume. To make matters worse, Dana and Todd, despite having a small daughter, are so hot for each other that it's really irritating - and enviable.
Aired 19 years ago - Mar 30, 2003
William Aaron Jaffe
1951 - 1975
A couple are in the woods hiking, and come upon an old VW Beetle. The car is rusted and plants have grown over it a bit. The look inside the car and they see someone in it. They open the car door and a bird flies out,
however, there is an old skeleton in the front seat.
Federico convinces Nate, David and Ruth to hire an apprentice to keep costs down. We also find out more about David's past as well as meet someone from Nate's.
I haven't slept in three nights. I've been
devouring this Camille Claudel biography.
Claire, I really like our friendship
The strange part is where they found him,
in that canyon.
- You can crunch numbers?
- Of course I can. It's free labour.
So you guys wanna
look at the résumés they faxed over?
Is that enough? Do you need more?
I don't see why these are problem purchases.
This is lunch with David. I had to eat.
This is my brother, Nate.
Nate, this is Tom Jaffe.
Those up there are for casseroles.
Of course, other people also use the kitchen.
I was 21 when we first met.
The radio was playing.
Can't expect everything
to be perfect all the time.
But if you meet somebody who you think
means something to you, you're doomed.
- Dion Corelli.
- Keith Charles.
And earlier in the day,
I twisted my ankle coming down the stairs.
No, but you could've said,
"I want you to meet my wife,"
So if let you up, no more crazy stuff?
I had a concert.
I won't be gone forever. I'll be back
from Montana in a month or so.
Sure you do. Everyone does.
I dare you.
being the one who started this whole thing.
I did, I just got hungry. Is that OK?
Aired 20 years ago - Mar 23, 2003
Robert Lamar Giffin
1955 - 2003
A room full of men are watching an old movie and one man is cuddled up with Robert, who is attached to an IV. The last thing Robert does is laugh with his head on his lover's shoulder.
Nate is having strange
nightmares about what his future might bring him. Lisa is planning a major birthday dinner for Ruth, but everything will not turn out as planned. Bettina and Ruth spend some more time together, during which Bettina shows Ruth some of the better sides of life. The lover of the deceased wants to make something spectacular for his lover, and is allowed to do so. Claire ends up at a bar with her teacher, and he is flirting with her. Russell reveals something that Claire did not expect.
- I'm making dinner for your mom's birthday.
Lisa called. She wants us
to come over for dinner tomorrow.
I can't just ignore my oral hygiene.
- You can't, huh?
It wasn't Aids. Even though we both
fucked like bunnies during the '70s.
We have durable power of attorney.
I'll have our lawyer fax it to you.
It was so completely whacked.
- He's very political.
- Claire, it's your mother's birthday.
One, two, three.
You know what I've been noticing a lot lately?
I believed these incapacitated victims of greed
deserve to voice their dissent.
Stop hitting on my students,
you overrated shit.
- No, that's the good-good china.
Now go put on your new clothes.
Go to Hollywood, then. That is so pathetic.
"All artists must suffer."
Why do you validate these infantile notions?
Poor David always looked so funny
in a bathing suit.
But you, Russell, you're going to be
successful beyond your wildest dreams.
It's like the tail of a comet.
You were all there. Not you, Bettina.
Not you, Keith. No offence.
I read somewhere that every person
in your dream is actually you.
What? Come on. Why don't you loosen up?
When he felt they were finished, he gave
the deeds to his house to a neighbour,
Every single person at our school
thinks they're gonna be successful
Maybe you just haven't found whatever it is
that's worth cutting off an ear for.
I don't even know what it is.
Guys hit on me all the fucking time.
because I've been rewarded
a thousandfold in this life.
It was pretty great, actually.
Totally sure, a hundred per cent, absolutely,
no doubts whatsoever?
Aired 20 years ago - Mar 16, 2003
Callie Renee Mortimer
1984 - 2003
Young Callie comes walking out of a bar and notices a few guys whistling at her. Becoming fearful for her safety, she crosses the street. By the time she realizes it's a group of her friends, it's too late.
takes a major decision without asking Nate. A decision that brings trouble. Ruth and Bettina are getting closer and Ruth is taking some of Bettina's advice, but not all of it is good. Claire and Phil's relationship changes for the worse, but on the upside Claire is getting praised by her teacher. David and Keith go vacation together to try to reconnect with each other.
Lose the emotion, Dennis! Thats touching, but no one cares!
I dont know
No! Its used to being nestled in a nice soft car seat for this trip!
I really loved him.
I went to this
And who takes care of me?
a month or so ago, and after a few weeks of exchanging messages,
Ive never seen it, and Russell says its like mandatory viewing for all humans.
awaiting our guests at the romantic refuge that is Los Lomos.
Thanks for helping me feel even sexier than I already do at this moment.
- You dont have to get up.
- Please, I need the exercise.
Are you kidding me? Its perfect!
I took a seminar with her at BAMF. It was garbage.
Even when shes out with the kids, she gets it.
But I just, I cant get into all this.
And now, now theres Nate and his dirty car and the...her! And her needs, and...
because its easier than drawing from the eye inside.
That is the sweetest thing Ive ever heard! But Id just return it and give you the money.
Fortunately, women our age are invisible, so we can really get away with murder.
It makes you look 20. Get it.
I would rather live on the street and beg for rice with a bowl
So, what were you thinking, that wed go stay at my moms, I guess?
WERE HAVING SOME HOT MAN- ON- MAN LOVE ACTION!!
You can tell if something is truthful, even if you dont understand it, if it affects your body.
I never even once saw her scared
Awesome. I mean, we screwed up a lot, but no one noticed.
Okay. Well, how about, like, after a couple of months?
No! So totally not!
Well, can I have a hug or something?
Aired 20 years ago - Mar 09, 2003
Matthew Clark Hazen
1962 - 2003
1978 - 2003
Andrew Wayne Milne
1952 - 2003
Daniel Grant Showalter
1978 - 2003
Lisa & Nate are having a few problems finding times to be alone. Lisa is still having to deal with all of her employer's
issues that seem to pop up at all inappropriate times. Ruth's sister Sarah makes contact with Ruth, and through her Ruth meets a new friend, Bettina. Claire and her new beau Phil seem to be getting hot and heavy, or are they? Claire finds a friend in a fellow art student, Russell.
Rico is experiencing the difficulties of being a partner at Fisher & Diaz. Keith ends up having a counseling sessions sans David. Keith is able to voice his opinions a bit better without him.
Please! This is my one hour a day to eat carbs.
I thought you might
wanna come up to Topanga for the day.
But still, it was my life and it was all I knew.
They make you take all the boring classes
before they let you do anything cool with clay.
- Does your brother like eggplant?
- I don't know.
- We can't possibly...
- Imagine what you must be going through.
If they'd raised their kid better
he may not have killed those people.
I'm Bettina. Come on in.
I always thought by being gay
I'd avoid fucking my mother
I'll do it. Go.
- He's got his own band.
- It's Keanu Reeves.
I hope it could go both ways. If you're dating
anyone, you can totally talk to me.
Good. Let me go wash up.
Where's your little boys' room?
- It wasn't asleep.
- Maya, row the boat ashore
- I knew I never should have hired you.
- You shouldn't have fired me.
Yeah. So far.
- You two have never had a fight?
Lisa, I would love some cinnamon toast
and a cup of tea.
Keith, what were you talking about in there?
God, this sucks. I'm dying.
- Is Carol all tucked in?
- After eight slices of toast and a Popsicle.
Why do we have Tide? Sorry
I wasn't following you around taking notes.
They didn't know him as a murderer,
they knew him as their son, their brother.
Maybe I'll have a little.
with being the most intriguing.
Here. Ruth and I are gonna go outside
and get some air.
Yeah. Hey, Nate.
So he said, "Don't worry, Mum,
I'm gonna be just fine."
Andy won't beat me this time
because I've got the elements on my side.
light bulbs, the energy-efficient ones,
Aired 20 years ago - Mar 02, 2003
Nathaniel Samuel Fisher, Jr
1965 - 2002
What would it be like if Nate died? Or, if Nate and Brenda had a kid? Or, if Nathaniel Sr married someone different? Or, if Nate's surgery didn't go so well and he became brain damaged? Or if Nate was an
existential redneck? Nate experiences alternate realities but which one does he choose?
Fisher & Sons is now Fisher & Diaz, and Rico is taking a stand. He does not want to be a "gofer" anymore, and makes sure everyone knows he is now a partner. Claire becomes "gofer," for 50 bucks a shot, and takes a body to the crematory where she meets a worker named Phil. She plays hooky from art class the next day to be with him.
David and Keith start couples therapy, which only seems to anger Keith more. Ruth gets a bit obsessive with her granddaughter Maya, but Lisa puts her in her place. Lisa also deals with the quirkiness of her frenetic boss and landlord, Carol.