David's going over Nate's three-year-old pre-need, which specifies cremation and a service by the recurring Hot Rabbi from Season Two. Brenda rolls her eyes extravagantly at the mention of the Hot Rabbi's name -- not because it's another example of Nate's interest in different religions when they're practiced by women he's attracted to, but because Hot Rabbi was the one who was supposed to marry them the first time they got engaged. Of course, now the Hot Rabbi is Alma Garrett on Deadwood, which means she's almost certainly been dead for a hundred years. David goes on to explain Nate's "green funeral" request from last week, and everything that entails. "That sounds nice," Brenda whispers. David explains that they're technically supposed to follow the signed document, but that he thinks Nate intended to change it. He "just ..didn't have time to." In the time between "just" and "didn't," of course, Nate would have had time to become a skeleton in the basement. David says it's up to Brenda, as Nate's spouse, to decide what Nate would have wanted. Brenda almost breaks up as she says she has no fucking idea. "I mean, Rabbi Ari? And now apparently he's some kind of Quaker. Was, I mean." Actually, I believe he was just a Quaker Maker. Sorry. Don't email me. On that very subject, Brenda sarcastically adds, "Maybe we should just ask Maggie what he would have wanted." Which is Ruth's cue to enter, still in her bathrobe, asking, "What's Maggie have to do with it?" Nobody answers, but Ruth wants a vote in any case: "I want him buried in the family plot next to his father." When David says Nate wants to be in a nature preserve, Ruth complains that she wants Nate next to her. "Well, you can go there too, then," David suggests, not particularly kindly. Brenda isn't actually saying anything verbally, preferring to let her rudely extravagant head-shaking and eye-rolling do the talking. Ruth turns and walks out, perhaps looking for a room in her own house where somebody gives a shit what she thinks.
Six Feet Under
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