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Six Feet Under

The Silence (Season 5, Episode 7)
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TV Episode | 60 min | Comedy, Drama

Maggie Sibley's friend and fellow Quaker Peter Thomas Burns suffers a heart attack while watching a play, and Nate becomes intrigued about her faith when she brings it up. Brenda's blood tests reveal that her and Nate's child has a ...See moreMaggie Sibley's friend and fellow Quaker Peter Thomas Burns suffers a heart attack while watching a play, and Nate becomes intrigued about her faith when she brings it up. Brenda's blood tests reveal that her and Nate's child has a higher-than-usual possibility for developing Down's Syndrome or other complications at birth, and the doctor recommends amniocentesis to eliminate these factors. Ruth, feeling a misfit among other women in the sudden free time offered her without George, is displeased to hear that he wants the briefest divorce possible since he's already found another woman, so warns her she'd be marrying a depressed, sick man. Meanwhile, Rico is disgusted that sleeping with Vanessa is brief, to the point, and unenthusiastic, almost like another chore for him to help out with. Claire meets Ted, a lawyer, at work and eventually chooses to try to connect with him. David accidentally learns that Durrell will be performing in a school musical, and, remembering what it was like to have a parent who didn't have time to do it for him, he insists to Keith that they should go see him in it...despite the fact that Durrel's embarrassed enough about it not to want them to. After hearing Maggie admit her handicapped son's life was painful for her, Nate is inclined to agree with the doctor that Brenda should test to ensure there are no problems with her pregnancy, but Brenda is doubtful enough of his support to refuse. Written by brainybrailler@comcast.net See less
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Cinematographer
Editor
Tanya M. Swerling (as Tanya Swerling)
Casting Directors
Libby Goldstein | Junie Lowry-Johnson (as Junie Lowry Johnson)
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Updated Jul 17, 2005

Release date
Jul 17, 2005 (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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Justina Machado
Vanessa Diaz Vanessa Diaz   See fewer
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James Cromwell
George Sibley George Sibley   See fewer
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Rachel Griffiths
Brenda Chenowith Brenda Chenowith   See fewer
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Joanna Cassidy
Margaret Chenowith Margaret Chenowith   See fewer
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Tina Holmes
Maggie Sibley Maggie Sibley   See fewer
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Cynthia Stevenson
Joy Solomon Joy Solomon   See fewer
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Chris Messina
Ted Fairwell Ted Fairwell   See fewer
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Stanley DeSantis
Peter Burns Peter Burns   See fewer
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Elizabeth Ruscio
Madeleine Burns Madeleine Burns   See fewer
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Kendre Berry
Durrell Durrell   See fewer
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Anthony Anthony   See fewer
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Christine Tucci
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Kirsten Kirsten   See fewer
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Johnny Johnny   See fewer
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Deborah Offner
Dr. Melnick Dr. Melnick   See fewer
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Vanessa Marano
Tate Pasquese Tate Pasquese   See fewer
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Nathan Norton
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Saleswoman Saleswoman   See fewer
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Rod McCary
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Mountain Mountain   See fewer
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Maya Fisher (uncredited) Maya Fisher (uncredited)   See fewer
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7.8 / 10 | 754 votes