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Six Feet Under

Making Love Work (Season 3, Episode 6)
TV-MA
TV Episode | 60 min | Comedy, Drama

Karen Postell Pepper suffers a hemorrhage to the nose while preparing to enter the "Making Love Work" TV studio with a question to ask Dr. Dave. Nate prepares to go on his first camping trip in 2 years (where he went without Brenda), with ...See moreKaren Postell Pepper suffers a hemorrhage to the nose while preparing to enter the "Making Love Work" TV studio with a question to ask Dr. Dave. Nate prepares to go on his first camping trip in 2 years (where he went without Brenda), with Lisa, Maya, and Dana, Todd, and their toddler daughter Spencer. By the time they arrive, though, he realizes he won't be able to drink 3 cans of beer that night or smoke cigarettes. Ruth becomes interested in Arthur the more she gets to know him, and rents a movie whose score he says he favors. David believes Russell is gay, though Claire doesn't and defends him from Olivier's harsh criticism. An obese man's body causes trouble for everyone when it falls from its extra-large coffin and Arthur Ruth, Claire, and Russell must move it back. Lisa is annoyed with their friends' constant claims of affection for one another, but Nate simply grows jealous and worried that he can't seem to have any of those moments with Lisa refusing to smoke or hike with him. After mutilating a snake and forcibly demanding why no one will join him, he hikes alone to a towering mountain where he finds Brenda has been pursuing him. He agrees to kiss her but then sends her away - and she leaps off the cliff, and Nate wakes up from his dream. When he and Lisa finally do go out hiking, it's anything but peaceful when she takes his remark on how they differ from Spencer's parents to mean he rejects her, and he retorts that she won't accept him without change. They end up sleeping together passionately before returning home. Written by brainybrailler@comcast.net See less
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Director
Writers
Alan Ball (creator) | Jill Soloway | Nancy Oliver (staff writer)
Cinematographer
Editor
Tanya M. Swerling (as Tanya Swerling)
Production Designer
Status
Edit Released
Updated Apr 6, 2003

Release date
Apr 6, 2003 (United States)

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Peter Krause
Nate Fisher Nate Fisher   See fewer
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Michael C. Hall
David Fisher David Fisher   See fewer
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Frances Conroy
Ruth Fisher Ruth Fisher   See fewer
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Lauren Ambrose
Claire Fisher Claire Fisher   See fewer
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Freddy Rodríguez
Federico 'Rico' Diaz Federico 'Rico' Diaz   See fewer
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Mathew St. Patrick
Keith Charles Keith Charles   See fewer
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Rachel Griffiths
Brenda Chenowith Brenda Chenowith   See fewer
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Lili Taylor
Lisa Kimmel Fisher Lisa Kimmel Fisher   See fewer
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Ben Foster
Russell Corwin Russell Corwin   See fewer
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Peter Macdissi
Olivier Castro-Staal Olivier Castro-Staal   See fewer
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Rainn Wilson
Arthur Martin Arthur Martin   See fewer
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Donna Bullock
Karen Pepper Karen Pepper   See fewer
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Tara Karsian
'Dr. Dave' Coordinator 'Dr. Dave' Coordinator   See fewer
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Pamela Bowen
Friend in Lavander Friend in Lavander   See fewer
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Amanda Carlin
Friend in Green Friend in Green   See fewer
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Tenaya Cleveland
Massaging Student Massaging Student   See fewer
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Deven Streeton
Spencer (as Devon Streeton) Spencer (as Devon Streeton)   See fewer
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Shawn Barber
Sculpture Student (uncredited) Sculpture Student (uncredited)   See fewer
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Monica McCarthy
Art Student (uncredited) Art Student (uncredited)   See fewer
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Maya Fisher (uncredited) Maya Fisher (uncredited)   See fewer
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Maya Fisher (uncredited) Maya Fisher (uncredited)   See fewer
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8.1 / 10 | 897 votes