What happened to Lili Taylor’s Lisa on Six Feet Under?

With the release of Six Feet Under on Netflix, new viewers can find out what happened to Lisa Kimmel-Fisher, the wife of Nate Fisher, played by Lili Taylor.

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Lili Taylor as Lisa Kimmel-Fisher in Six Feet Under.
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The essentials:

  • Six feet under has arrived on Netflix, but the fate of a key character is still confusing fans.
  • The death of Lisa Kimmel-Fisher shocked many viewers.
  • Lisa’s relationship with her husband led to a surprising plot twist and very few clear answers.

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Spoiler alert: This article contains major spoilers for Six feet undernow streaming on Netflix.

HBO’s hit series Six feet under has arrived on Netflix, allowing new audiences to discover the morbidly dramatic adventures of the Fisher family and their loved ones. Alan Ball’s dark comedy lasted four seasons, won numerous awards and introduced viewers to many memorable characters along the way.

One of these characters was Lisa Kimmel-Fisher, who was introduced in Season 2, Episode 4, “Driving Mr. Mossback.” Nate Fisher’s old friend became an even bigger part of his life, and Lili Taylor played the role in more than two dozen episodes. But Lisa’s fate surprised both old and new viewers, and many were still unclear about what happened to Lisa.

Read on to find out who Lisa was with Six feet under and why her fate was so confusing for audiences.

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Lili Taylor as Lisa Kimmel-Fisher in Six Feet Under.
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Lisa and Nate’s tumultuous relationship led to a surprising twist in the plot of “Six Feet Under.”

Lisa initially had a “friends with benefits” relationship with Nate; The two slept together at times. Lisa was much more interested in Nate than he was in her. Six feet under implied that he had previously impregnated Lisa, but she terminated the pregnancy.

However, when Nate sees Lisa in a grocery store in Season 2, Episode 9, “Someone Else’s Eyes,” he learns that she is expecting his child a second time – having become pregnant five episodes earlier when they met again.

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In the penultimate episode of the season, Lisa gives birth to her and Nate’s daughter, Maya Fisher. The third season premiere, “Perfect Circles,” reveals that the two got married. But like most Six feet under Relationships, their marriage is messy and complicated.

After episodes of fighting, Lisa goes missing in Season 3, Episode 10, “Everyone Leaves.” The police tell Nate that they found Lisa dead in the season three finale. But how did her body end up on the beach?

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Lisa’s death remained a mystery for most of Six Feet Under’s fourth season.

However, Lisa was buried there Six feet under When the fourth season premiered, the HBO series took an entire season to explain what led to her death. The season finale “Untitled” revealed that Lisa had been on the beach with her brother-in-law Hoyt when she died.

Hoyt had an affair with Lisa and they met on the beach. When confronted by Nate, Hoyt admitted to the affair. At first he suspected that Lisa had taken her own life due to Lisa and Nate’s marital problems.

However, Nate wasn’t convinced. “She could leave me, but she would never leave Maya,” he explained.

A tearful Hoyt never explicitly confessed to killing Lisa, but the fact that he took his own life moments later in front of Nate and his own wife Barbara strongly suggested that Hoyt had murdered Lisa on the beach. Six feet under left the details of Lisa’s death vague, even when she returned as a recurring vision in seasons 4 and 5.

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Audiences continue to debate the details of Lisa’s death to this day, wanting to know what led to Hoyt killing her and exactly how the tragic situation unfolded. Given the revelation of infidelity, it is widely assumed that Lisa either wanted to end the affair or tell Nate about it, which drove Hoyt crazy.

But Lisa’s death remains something of a thing Six feet under Mystery – giving viewers just enough to amaze them and then letting them draw their own sad conclusions.

Lili Taylor was nominated for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series for her portrayal of Lisa Kimmel-Fisher and has since continued to expand her already impressive film and television career.

Netflix subscribers can also watch them in the streamer’s horror series Chambers where she played the recurring role of Ruth Pezim. Her other appearances include: American crime And External area.

Six feet under is now streaming on Netflix.

Olly Dawes

Olly Dawes is a Nytimas U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Olly Dawes joined Nytimas in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing: ollydawes@nytimas.com.

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