The Silence
Season 5, Episode 7
First Aired July 17, 2005
Episode Guide
"The Rainbow of Her Reasons"
"Singing for Our Lives"

"The Silence" is the seventh episode of the final season of Six Feet Under. It was written by Bruce Eric Kaplan, directed by Joshua Marston and first aired on July 17, 2005.


David and Keith struggle to create parent-child boundaries; Brenda and Nate get some ambiguous news.



Main Cast

Guest Starring

Also Guest Starring



Peter Thomas Burns (1948 - 2005)

Peter Thomas Burns - Our beloved Peter died suddenly on February 11, 2005 and our family struggles with incomprehensible grief and loss. Peter left behind his devoted wife Madeline and loving daughter Annabeth. Friends are encouraged to express their feelings, offer prayers and support in the silence at a Meeting for Worship at Fisher and Diaz at 2 p.m. 2302 W. 25th Street in Los Angeles. The Meeting will be followed by a light lunch; pot luck welcomed.

"And he will raise you up on eagle's wings, bear you on the breadth of dawn, make you to shine like the sun, and hold you in the palm of His hand."


Season Five
#501 "A Coat of White Primer" #507 "The Silence"
#502 "Dancing for Me" #508 "Singing for Our Lives"
#503 "Hold My Hand" #509 "Ecotone"
#504 "Time Flies" #510 "All Alone"
#505 "Eat a Peach" #511 "Static"
#506 "The Rainbow of Her Reasons" #512 "Everyone's Waiting"