The Foot
Season 1, Episode 3
Ep03 1
First Aired June 17, 2001
Episode Guide
"The Will"

"The Foot" is the third episode of the first season of Six Feet Under. It was written by Bruce Eric Kaplan, directed by John Patterson and first aired on June 17, 2001.


When a bakery owner is killed, it's up to Federico to put the pieces back together.


The Fishers have decided to sell, but then back out at the last minute because Nate cannot stand Gilardi. Claire finds a rather interesting way to get back at Gabe for spreading rumors about her. Gilardi find his own way of payback. He tells the Fishers that he is buying the rundown house across the street from them in order to provide a cheap alternative to Fisher & Sons. However, mysteriously, the house catches on fire after Nate and Brenda fool around in it.


Main Cast

Guest Starring


  • Eric Balfour as Gabriel Dimas
  • Gary Hershberger as Matthew Gilardi
  • Hayden Tank as Young Nate
  • Joe Capodice as Tommy Romano
  • Sandra Purpuro as Barbara Romano
  • Carol Ann Susi as Pauline Romano
  • Christina Carlisi as Judy Romano
  • Joe Basile as Morgue Attendant
  • Lindsey Parks as Jeannie Fritzen
  • Marty Belafsky as Bakery Worker
  • Christopher Michael as Deadwagon Attendant
  • Darren Le Gallo as School Boy #1
  • Scott Torrence as School Boy #2
  • Eric Keith as Newlywed Man
  • Lenora May as Freckles' Mom
  • Beans as Freckles



Thomas Alfredo Romano

May 16th, 1944 - January 21st, 2001

ROMANO, Thomas (57) passed away on January 21. He was a long-time employee of Haussman's All-Natural bread company. Tommy was a member of the Monday Night Men's Bowling league at Southwest Bowl for 19 years and his team won the championship for four consecutive years from 1986 - 1989.

He is survived by his loving family: his cherished wife Pauline and loving daughters Judy and Barbara. Visitation will be held January 26 at Fisher & Sons funeral home. Private burial services will be held Saturday at 4pm at Holy Cross Cemetery in Rosemead.


Song Title Performer(s)
Things Are Swinging Peggy Lee
What A Little Moonlight Can Do Lauren Ambrose
El Album Aterciopelados
Distractions Zero 7
Yummy Yummy Yummy Julie London


Season One
#101 "Pilot" #108 "Crossroads"
#102 "The Will" #109 "Life's Too Short"
#103 "The Foot" #110 "The New Person"
#104 "Familia" #111 "The Trip"
#105 "An Open Book" #112 "A Private Life"
#106 "The Room" #113 "Knock, Knock"
#107 "Brotherhood"