The Plan
Season 2, Episode 3
First Aired March 17, 2002
Episode Guide
"Out, Out Brief Candle"
"Driving Mr. Mossback"
"The Plan" is the third episode of the second season of Six Feet Under. It was written by Kate Robin, directed by Rose Troche and first aired on March 17, 2002.


The death of a psychic's husband sparks some interesting conversation around Fisher & Sons.



Main Cast

Guest Starring

Also Guest Starring



Michael John Piper (1952 - 2001)

Piper, Michael John (48). On September 15th, Michael passed away at USC University Hospital after a long illness.

A 3rd generation California native, Michael grew up in Long Beach. He graduated from University of California at Berkeley and got his Masters Degree in Educational Technology from Pepperdine University. He was a founding member of The Children's Partnership and consulted during the Clinton administration for the Office of Educational Research and Improvement for the U.S. Department of Education.

Michael is survived by his mother Rita, his brother Bradley James and his wife Eileen. Services will be held at 4:00 p.m. Tuesday, September 18th at Fisher & Sons Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made in Michael's name to the USC/Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center.


The episode features a parody of the program used by est and The Forum


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"