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The Trip
Season 1, Episode 11
S1Ep11 1
First Aired August 12, 2001
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"The Trip" is the eleventh episode of the first season of Six Feet Under.  It was written by Rick Cleveland, directed by Michael Engler and first aired on August 12, 2001.

Story

The day before Rico is expecting his own new baby, he must deal with handling a 3-week old dead baby. Nate, David, and Brenda go to Las Vegas for a funeral director's convention. David continues to "date" rather random men, and trying desperately to hide it from his mother and family. Ruth gets bold and actually attempts to ask David about whether or not he is g.... but David rudely interrupts her and says they can talk about it later. Claire is struggling with feelings for Gabe, whether they are guilt or adoration is a bit fuzzy. Ruth signs up for flower arranging classes to improve her skills, only to discover she's conceived as a bit controlling and tight.

​Cast

Main Cast

Guest Starring

  • Ed O'Ross as Nikolai
  • Mary Gross as Floral Instructor
  • Eric Balfour as Gabriel
  • Justina Machado as Vanessa Diaz
  • Michelle Ruben as Amber

Also Guest Starring

  • Garrison Hershberger as Matthew Gildari
  • Wendy Schaal as Vickie Dimas
  • Blake Adams as Brad
  • Patrick Cavanaugh as Dillon's Father
  • Veronica Lauren as Dillon's Mother
  • Jenette Goldstein as Obstetrician
  • Joel Brooks as Robbie
  • Harry S. Murphy as Kroehner Funeral Director
  • Linda Klein as Delivery Room Doctor
  • David Ursin as Processing Officer
  • David Doty as Schaeger
  • Steve Hafvendahl as Dooley
  • Jonathan Brent as One-Night Stand

Co-Starring

Obituary

Dillon Michael Cooper

May 4th, 2001- May 23, 2001

Born May 4, 2001; passed away May 23, 2001. Dillon is survived by his loving parents, Mike and Paula; his grandparents, Jane and Dan Cooper and Theresa and James Walmsley.

Dillon, you were the light and joy of our lives. Every second we had with you was a gift. Mommy and Daddy love you so much and miss you. You will always be our beautiful baby boy.

Funeral service will be held today at 1PM at Fisher & Sons Funeral Home.

Trivia

  • This episode is the only episode to date that doesn't show the face of the person who died in the opening. This is also the youngest deceased, that we know of, that Fisher & Sons take care of throughout the series.


Music

Song Title Performer(s)
Lullaby Johannes Brahms
Submission Dust to Dust
Everyone's a Winner Syd Dale
With Plenty of Money and You Tony Bennett
Doo Wah Doo Wah Syd Dale
Prelude #15, Op. 28 Frederic Chopin
A Paris Francis Lemarque
Sexy Body Jungle Brothers
Something Hot Afghan Whigs

Gallery


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"
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