Let's see if you can guess who dies on Episode 506 of the last season of HBO's Six Feet Under, to be broadcast this July 11. I am the guest star, playing myself, but I am NOT the victim! The episode is written by Jill Soloway, who invited me to make merry with her on her last show.
The 6FU season will begin this June, and my show is in the middle of it all.
If you are a regular viewer, you know that in each episode, someone dies.
In most episodes, the person who dies is unconnected to serial plot line, and unknown to the rest of the characters. But in #506, this is not the case! The "dead person" is a character who has been part of the series storyline.
Therein lies our contest! Who dies in Episode 506? Who should die in Episode 506?
If you guess correctly, or speculate brilliantly, before the show airs, you will win:
An autographed, original photograph of me, Susie, posing with the "dead" character in the morgue. What a treasure! No one else has this photo, it was taken on my camera and no one has seen it except me.
And that's not all!
The lucky winners will also receive a year's subscription to In Bed with Susie Bright, on Audible.com, and a copy of Jill Soloway's new novella that I edited, Three Kinds of Asking For It, which is coming out this June as well.
Plus, if you are the altruistic type, there is another motive. I am using this contest to help raise funds for my blog and for the Planned Parenthood offices in Santa Cruz County, where I live. I hope I can raise at least $500! That shouldn't be too hard.
Everyone who makes a guess in my contest has to purchase a cheap ticket to play, $5 a pop. Half the proceeds will go to my blog expenses, and half the money will go to Planned Parenthood in Santa Cruz. You can donate more if you like, but $5 is all that's required.
Planned Parenthood, as I know from personal experience, will offer anyone free, anonymous birth control information and help, gynecological exams, as well as prenatal care, abortion counseling, STD screening, and absolutely anything you need for your reproductive roller coaster. Their waiting room is jam-packed with women from every walk of life, and they genuinely need our support and donations. The women who work at our clinic are my heroines, and I hope you will be pleased to help raise some money for them, because they are the REAL THING.
HOW TO PLAY
The contest offers you TWO different ways to play. You can play one, or both contests.
The Simple Guess Game:
You make one guess as to who you think dies. Post it HERE. (After you buy your ticket). You don't have to explain why or how, just write their name down. (Of course you can make your argument, but you don't have to). The name will win you the contest, even if your reasoning doesn't. You can only guess ONE person, ONE TIME. Entry fee is $5.
The Playing God Game:
If you are the imaginative, screenwriter-wannabe type, you can write me a short explanation (300 words or less) of who on the show you think SHOULD die, and what would be the circumstances. Post it HERE. (After you buy your ticket.) I will be the judge of which entry I think is the most fabulous and believable. This guess, and explanation, cannot be the same as your "Simple Guess." You can only submit ONE scenario, ONE time. Entry fee is $5.
You cannot play if you are a member of my immediate family, or work at HBO in any capacity. You cannot be anyone who worked on Episode 506 or was anywhere near it. Cheaters will be found out, exposed, and ridden out of town on a rail.
You must buy a "ticket" to play. When you make your donation of $5 or more, you will earn your "ticket" to play the guessing game of who dies, or who should die, in Episode 506 of Six Feet Under, to be broadcast on July 11.
You must post your guesses here, in the Comments Section. No private emails or correspondances will be accepted; it all has to be visible here.
(You pay for your ticket at the Amazon donation site I set up, which I provided the link to above. If you don't want to use Amazon, or your credit card, you can send me a check for $5 to Susie at P.O. Box 8377, Santa Cruz, CA 95061).
After you pay for entry ticket,you will get an automated "Thank You" message, and will be referred back to this page to make your guess!
In your guess, state whether you are making a SIMPLE GUESS or a PLAYING GOD guess. You can play either or both games, but you must make a $5 donation for each.
If you make a Simple Guess, all you have to say is the name of the character you think dies.
If more than one contestant picks the winning Simple Guess answer, I will draw the winner out of a hat.
If you make a Playing God Guess, you have to write a short, (under 300 words) essay on who you think SHOULD die, and why/how. I will pick the winner based on my judgment of the most convincing speculation. It will NOT be the same victim as the Simple Guess answer.
WHAT YOU WIN!
The two winners will receive an original, 8 x 10, autographed photograph of Susie with the "deceased" character on the set of Six Feet Under. They will also receive a year subscription to In Bed with Susie Bright on Audible.com, and a copy of her new erotic novella series: Three Kinds of Asking For It.
The winners will be announced July 12, 2005 on Susie's blog and notified individually by email.
Thank you for having some fun with me, and supporting good causes!
HOW TO START PLAYING
Start your entry in the "Six Feet Under WHO DIES? Contest" by getting your ticket HERE.
Then come back to this post, and write your guesses here, in the Comments Section.
P.S. To All of you who already started guessing in earlier posts, you MUST make an official entry. Go to the Ticket donation site, plug in your five dollars, than come back here and post your guess, fresh. I will NOT be counting any emails or posts sent previously to this posting.