Familjen Fisher driver begravningsbyrån Fisher and Sons Funeral Home i Pasadena, Kalifornien och äldste sonen Nate har rest från Seattle hem till Kalifornien för att fira jul. Under flygresan träffar han en kvinna vid namn Brenda och de båda har sex direkt efter att de anlänt till flygplatsen. Under akten ringer yngste brodern David och meddelar att deras dominante far Nathaniel blivit påkörd av en buss under färden i firmans nyinköpta begravningsbil och omkommit. David ringer även till dottern i familjen, Claire, som sekunderna innan samtalet rökt crystal meth och drabbas av tyngden i samtalet mitt under ruset. Modern Ruth verkar på ytan samlad men allteftersom dödsbeskedet om hennes man blir verkligt, drabbas hon av enorma skuldkänslor och hon erkänner för sönerna att hon varit honom otrogen den sista tiden.
Michael C. Hall
Inga tablålagda sändningar de närmsta sju dagarna.
The drama about a Los Angeles funeral home meets its maker after five compelling seasons. Three weeks ago, Nate Fisher Jr.'s death ended speculation about which of the show's major characters would die. But in the hands of creator Alan Ball, who wrote and directed this episode, you can bet the finale will be anything but anticlimactic. One issue certain to be resolved involves the health of Nate's unborn child, since tonight, Brenda goes into labor. While the last two seasons have been downbeat, the writing has remained original, the acting terrific. Like Nate, the series will be missed.
Everything. Everyone. Everywhere...Ends. Story elements established in the first four seasons reach a series of emotional climaxes, with Ruth overwhelmed by her mentally fragile husband George, Nate struggling to reaffirm his relationship with Brenda while raising his daughter Maya, David and Keith longing for children of their own, Claire trying to broaden her horizons, and Federico attempting to fill the void left by Vanessa. By season's end, all will come to embrace the cycle of life—birth, death and rebirth—in ways that are both unique and interconnected.
There’s a new family order at the Fisher & Diaz funeral home. Although one spouse is gone, another has moved in, ushering in changes for better and worse. For Nate, Ruth, David and Claire, every day above ground is a good one. With Ruth remarried and Nate spiraling out of control, the Fishers struggle with the latest losses and additions to the family, whose dismembered pieces never seem to add up to a healthy whole.
Thanks to the financial contributions of their mortician, Federico, Fisher & Sons has become Fisher & Diaz, and the Fisher family members face major adjustments as they open a new chapter in their professional lives and personal relationships.
With owner/patriarch Nathaniel Fisher no longer alive (except in the hearts and sometime visions of his family), his survivors — wife Ruth, sons Nate and David, and daughter Claire — continue to cope with the tricky business of looking to the future while being constantly reminded of the past.
As prodigal elder son Nate Fisher returns home for the holidays to news of his father's death, the family must learn to deal with the death of one of their own—while figuring out how to go ahead with the business of living.