Out, Out Brief Candle
Season 2, Episode 2
First Aired March 10, 2002
Episode Guide
"In the Game"
"The Plan"

"Out, Out, Brief Candle" is the second episode of the second season of Six Feet Under. It was written by Laurence Andries, directed by Kathy Bates and first aired on March 10, 2002.


A football player's death bothers Nate, who has his own potentially fatal condition.


A college football player collapses in the heat of practice, and his death haunts Nate and his AVM secret. With Matt Gilardi failing to buy out the "resilient" Fishers, Kroehner's regional director, Mitzi Huntley, decides to take matters into her own hands. Federico asks Nate and David for a down-payment loan for his house, but learns they're buying a "casket wall" display instead. Desperate, his wife Vanessa turns to her sister, Angelica, for help. Brenda invites the man who deflowered her over to dinner; Claire learns that Gabe is carrying some serious excess baggage; Keith frets that his drug-troubled sister Karla is neglecting her daughter, Taylor; and Robbie, Ruth's flower-store co-worker, asks Ruth to witness his graduation from a self-help seminar.


Main Cast

Guest Starring

Also Guest Starring



Joshua Peter Langmead

1981- 2001

Langmead, Joshua Peter (20). Born September 10, 1980 in Culver City, California. Passed away August 29, 2001.

Josh earned three varsity letters as a tight end at Fox Hills High School in Culver City, CA. He was rated No. 10 tight end in the west by the PacWest Football Association. When he died, Josh was a senior at California State College, where he played for the Grizzlies and majored in Sociology with a minor in Business Administration.

He is survived by his loving parents Richard and Susan, his brother Milo and his sister Brandee. Viewing this Saturday, September 1st at 6 p.m. at Fisher & Sons.


Song Title Performer(s)
You Shoulda Treated Me Right Ike & Tina Turner
Pilots Goldfrapp


Season Two
#201 "In the Game" #208 "It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year"
#202 "Out, Out Brief Candle" #209 "Someone Else's Eyes"
#203 "The Plan" #210 "The Secret"
#204 "Driving Mr. Mossback" #211 "The Liar and the Whore"
#205 "The Invisible Woman" #212 "I'll Take You"
#206 "In Place of Anger" #213 "The Last Time"
#207 "Back to the Garden"