Season 5 Episodes

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Everyone's Waiting

Season 5, Episode 12 - Air Date: 8/21/2005
The drama about a Los Angeles funeral home meets its maker after five compelling seasons. Three weeks ago, Nate Fisher Jr.
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Season 5, Episode 11 - Air Date: 8/14/2005
Billy returns to help Brenda through her difficult time. An inebriated Claire rejects Ted. Rico is eager to discuss the future of the business.
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All Alone

Season 5, Episode 10 - Air Date: 8/7/2005
In the hours following Nate's death from a brain hemorrhage, David copes with his pain by planning his brother's funeral.
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Season 5, Episode 9 - Air Date: 7/31/2005
Following Nate's AVM seizure, Maggie follows Nate's ambulance to the hospital. In the emergency waiting room with David, Maggie answers the doctor's questions about Nate's physical and emotional well-being in the moments before he collapsed.
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Singing For Our Lives

Season 5, Episode 8 - Air Date: 7/24/2005
Since learning of the baby's potential health problems, Brenda and Nate have grown distant from each other.
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The Silence

Season 5, Episode 7 - Air Date: 7/17/2005
While Keith is working long hours with Roger, David is overwhelmed with parenting responsibilities. Durrell is embarrassed about an upcoming school play and refuses to let Keith and David attend.
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The Rainbow of Her Reasons

Season 5, Episode 6 - Air Date: 7/10/2005
Ruth is delighted when her sister Sarah calls. Claire finds a way to keep her money problems at bay.
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Eat a Peach

Season 5, Episode 5 - Air Date: 7/4/2005
Keith and David wait anxiously for an update from their surrogate, Mary. Billy extends a dinner invitation to Claire.
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Time Flies

Season 5, Episode 4 - Air Date: 6/27/2005
Brenda is disturbed by Nate's reaction to her latest news; Ruth shares her feelings about George with her knitting circle; David and Keith "propose" to Mary and meet Roger's equally unconventional family; Rico is shocked at how Vanessa and the boys are doing; frustrated, George shares a beer and a song with Billy, whose recent behavior repulses Claire; and Nate comes home to an unpleasant surprise.
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Hold My Hand

Season 5, Episode 3 - Air Date: 6/20/2005
Claire is seduced by Billy's newfound lust for life but hits a roadblock trying to fund the next leg of her educational journey; George is haunted by visions of an early trauma; David and Keith meet Mary; Vanessa encourages Rico to mingle, so he does--at a funeral directors' conference.
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Dancing For Me

Season 5, Episode 2 - Air Date: 6/13/2005
Nate hangs with some high school friends but finds that as adults, they share little more than teenage memories; Ruth gets relief from George's daughter Maggie; Brenda is reluctant to accept Margaret's help and struggles in her new internship; David and Keith's latest baby dream starts to resemble a nightmare; Claire bemoans being pigeonholed by her art; Billy defends his career but secretly wonders what happened to his old self; and Rico, mortified that he couldn't take a dating hint, seeks sympathy from Vanessa.
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A Coat of White Primer

Season 5, Episode 1 - Air Date: 6/6/2005
Ruth dreads George's return from the hospital in light of his recent diagnosis; Nate and Brenda prep for a big day, but an emergency makes them reconsider; David and Keith bring up alternative parenting options for discussion; Rico navigates new waters via internet dating; and Claire enjoys domestic bliss, but crosses a line with her camera, inciting an attack from Ruth.