|Season 1, Episode 2|
|First Aired||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.
- Peter Krause as Nate Fisher
- Michael C. Hall as David Fisher
- Frances Conroy as Ruth Fisher
- Lauren Ambrose as Claire Fisher
- Freddy Rodriguez as Federico Diaz
- Mathew St. Patrick as Keith Charles
- Rachel Griffiths as Brenda Chenowith
Also Guest Starring
- Missy Yager as Jennifer Mason
- Mark Devine as Chandler Swanson
- Eric Balfour as Gabriel Dimas
- Gary Hershberger as Matthew Gilardi
- Justina Machado as Vanessa Diaz
- Daniel Zacapa as Mr. Suarez Jr.
- Maximillian Orion Kesmodel as Young David
- Richard Penn as Attorney
- Melissa Egan as Debbie
- Chip O'Neil as Ronnie
- Van Epperson as Angry Man
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.
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