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In Place of Anger 

While at a boat party, a drunken man falls overboard. The family tries to convince his widow to use their funeral services.


Michael Engler


Alan Ball (creator), Christian Taylor




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Peter Krause ... Nate Fisher
Michael C. Hall ... David Fisher
Frances Conroy ... Ruth Fisher
Lauren Ambrose ... Claire Fisher
Freddy Rodríguez ... Federico 'Rico' Diaz
Mathew St. Patrick ... Keith Charles
Rachel Griffiths ... Brenda Chenowith
Patricia Clarkson ... Sarah O'Connor
Harriet Sansom Harris ... Catherine Collins
Ed O'Ross ... Nikolai
Julie White ... Mitzi Dalton Huntley
Justina Machado ... Vanessa Diaz
Adam Scott ... Ben Cooper
Graham Jarvis ... Bobo
Aysia Polk ... Taylor


At a corporate-funded boat-party he denounces, Matthew Heath Collins has too much to drink, drops his latest beverage over the side of the deck, and in attempting to retrieve it falls underwater and is cut by the propeller. His widow Catherine first contacts Fisher & Sons for a closed-casket funeral without bodily repairs, then chooses to switch to Kroehner's instead, forcing David and Nate to think of a way to set a cheap, but reasonable, price to convince her to switch back. Ruth's sister Sarah comes to visit upon receiving her message after years of feuding, angering Ruth once again at the memory of how her friend slept with Nate as a teenager and she did nothing to help with taking care of their grandmother. So she's not very supportive that Sarah informs Claire she's a natural artist. David continues dating Ben but doesn't feel anything for him - he chooses not to invite him to Nate and Brenda's engagement dinner with the family, Sarah, and Nikolai, where the dinner's ... Written by

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7 April 2002 (USA) See more »

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Did You Know?


Both Harriet Sansom Harris (Catherine Collins) and Christine Estabrook (Emily Previn (S02E05)) are in Desperate Housewives (2004) and play sisters Felicia Tilman and Martha Huber respectively. See more »


Nate was deflowered by Fiona Kleinschmidt. Although when that happened, Nate was 15 and Fiona 32, the given year of Fiona's birth is 1956, and Nate's 1965, and that makes Fiona 9 years older than Nate instead of 17. In Episode 6, Season 2 is first mentioned that 32 year old woman that deflowered Nate. Nate's birth year is mentioned repeatedly, and Fiona's birth year is mentioned in Episode 6, Season 5. See more »


Ruth Fisher: David, do you remember your aunt Sarah?
David Fisher: ...Yes.
Ruth Fisher: I'm sure you couldn't forget her if you tried.
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References Leave It to Beaver (1957) See more »


So Danco Samba (Jazz n' Samba)
Performed by Wanda De Sah
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