The Trap
Season 3, Episode 5
First Aired March 30, 2003
Episode Guide
"Nobody Sleeps"
"Making Love Work"

"The Trap" is the fifth episode of the third season of Six Feet Under. It was written by Bruce Eric Kaplan, directed by Jeremy Podeswa and first aired on March 30, 2003.


Fisher & Diaz deal with the recently discovered body of a man missing for years. Meanwhile, Ruth sets the ground rules for a new live-in apprentice named Arthur.



Main Cast

Guest Starring

Also Guest Starring



William Aaron Jaffe (1951-1975)

Jaffe, William Aaron - A native Californian, Will grew up in San Jose and moved to the San Fernando Valley when he was a teenager. He graduated from Granada Hills High School and Cal State Fullerton, where he earned his bachelor's degree in 1972. Will worked as a sound engineer, first for KNXT, then later at several prominent nightclubs in Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley. He toured briefly with Canned Heat in the Spring of 1973.

Will died in a car accident in 1975 and his remains were discovered Saturday, March 15, 2003. He is survived by his wife, Diane (Jaffe) Buckner and his son Thomas Jaffe. Memorial service at 3 p.m. March 18 at Fisher & Diaz Funeral Home. Interment at Hillside Memorial Park in Sherman Oaks.


Song Title Performer(s)
Not Dead Yet Ralph Covert & The Bad Examples


Season Three
#301 "Perfect Circles" #308 "Tears, Bones and Desire"
#302 "You Never Know" #309 "The Opening"
#303 "The Eye Inside" #310 "Everyone Leaves"
#304 "Nobody Sleeps" #311 "Death Works Overtime"
#305 "The Trap" #312 "Twilight"
#306 "Making Love Work" #313 "I'm Sorry, I'm Lost"
#307 "Timing & Space"