The Will
Season 1, Episode 2
Ep02 1
First Aired June 10, 2001
Episode Guide
"The Foot"

"The Will" is the second episode of the first season of Six Feet Under.  It was written by Christian Williams, directed by Miguel Arteta and first aired on June 10, 2001.


Nate offers to loan a casket to the family of a man who left them with loads of debt.


During a get together around a pool, people discuss a franchise pyramid scheme. Chandler Swanson dives into the pool, but he doesn't come back up. He leaves a wife and an infant daughter.

Nathaniel Fisher's will is read and Ruth gets money, stocks and insurance money. Nate & David are both given the funeral business. Claire receives college tuition, but she considers trading it in for cash.

In an effort to help the Widow Swanson, Nate starts learning a few things about the funeral business. First up, caskets cannot be rented. By law, a used casket cannot be re-sold.


Main Cast

Guest Starring

Also Guest Starring




Chandler James Swanson

July 29th, 1967 - January 8th, 2001

Of Pacific Palisades. Passed away at home on January 8, 2001. Was the founder of Beauty-Vision, a personalized self-management system, with franchises in thirteen states and the nation of Uruguay. He is survived by his wife Adele and daughter Haley.

Funeral Services will be held at 4:00 p.m. Saturday, January 13th at Fisher & Sons. Interment to follow at Woodlawn Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Chandler Swanson Interment Fund at the Santa Monica branch of Washington Mutual Bank.


Song Title Performer(s)
Ain't That a Kick in the Head Dean Martin
Tenderly Soulstice
Girl Who Fell to Earth Submarine
I Love Being Here With You Peggy Lee
So Long Baby, Goodbye The Blasters
Parallel Life The Starseeds
Bohemian Like You Dandy Warhols


Season One
#101 "Pilot" #108 "Crossroads"
#102 "The Will" #109 "Life's Too Short"
#103 "The Foot" #110 "The New Person"
#104 "Familia" #111 "The Trip"
#105 "An Open Book" #112 "A Private Life"
#106 "The Room" #113 "Knock, Knock"
#107 "Brotherhood"