How many times do they have to put Maya to bed in an episode, anyway? Nate's just finishing tucking his daughter in when his cell phone rings. He hurries to get out of the room and answer it before it wakes up Maya. It's Maggie, calling from her parked car somewhere. "Heeey," Nate Tribbianis. "I was just putting Maya to sleep." Maggie asks if Nate has seen Ruth. "Ummm, why do you ask?" Nate responds carefully. Maggie says she was just at George's apartment and Ruth is neither there nor answering the phone at the house. Nate says smoothly, "Huh. Well, I, uh." Maggie interrupts to ask Nate to do something for her, and she'll do the same for him. "Never lie to me. Okay?" And with that earnestly sincere request, Maggie, whom Nate barely knows, succeeds in getting him to roll over on the woman who gave birth to him. He says Ruth's at the house. "It's just a bunch of women," he says. "They're having a little party, but she's fine. If there's a problem with your dad, she didn't tell me about it." Maggie says okay. Nate, unable to shut up, adds, "You know, Brenda's over there too; it's just me and Maya here." He sort of cringes as soon as it's out of his mouth, like he didn't realize how that would sound until he got done saying it. I'd like to think that Nate's not that obvious when he's not full of tequila, and that he's just pointing out that there's nothing sinister about a girls' night out. But I'm not really convinced. Maggie doesn't say anything to that, but somehow manages to react anyway with an ambiguous head tilt. Around his mouthful of foot, Nate asks if Maggie is okay. "I'm fine. I'll see you soon, I hope," she says, and hangs up before he can respond. He'd probably end up saying something stupid like "We just embalmed someone who looked a lot like you when she was younger" anyway.
Six Feet Under
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Six Feet Under