Men in Trees Episodes

2006, TV Show

Men in Trees Episode: "Talk for Tat"

Season 1, Episode 5
Episode Synopsis: Jack's tattoo gives strong evidence of a romantic past, but he brushes Marin off when she asks him about it. And Annie and Patrick's romance is heating up, but Patrick's reluctance to talk about a potential pitfall could put a damper on it. Meanwhile, Ben seeks out Sara, a former lover, to ask for her opinion of his sexual prowess.
Original Air Date: Oct 6, 2006
Guest Cast Daryl Shuttleworth: Doug

October 6, 2006: Looks Like Someone Got His Hand Caught in the Cookie Jar Season 1, Episode 5

Communication is the topic of this week's episode, and of course everything turns into one big miscommunication. As much as it was unavoidable that Marin and Jack were going to end up together, it still seemed too early to have them jump into bed. OK, yes, neither of them actually wants to date and they are both obviously attracted to each other, which doesn't leave a whole lot of options for them, but I am not surprised that sleeping together isn't leading them to anything meaningful yet. I guess I am fine with them ultimately reaching a decision to be "just friends." Although, clearly, they are not "just friends." Immediately after determining their "friend" status, Jack teaches her how to fly-fish by putting his arms around her. It looks like next week they delve into the topic of whether it is possible to be "just friends" with someone you are attracted to. Should be interesting.... Annie and Patrick were the best part of the episode for me. There is an element of purity and honesty in their relationship that is really enviable. Both want so badly to make the other one happy that confusion and misunderstanding are inevitable. The scene where Patrick is running through the town with a condom dispenser attached to his arm was great. Patrick ( Derek Richardson) is absolutely adorable; he really plays his part well. I have to admit here that I have seen Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd, which stars Richardson. He has the role of being clueless down pat. I was really enjoying the friendship that Ben and Sara seemed to have. It just seemed so nice and truthful. Them sleeping together ruined it a little bit for me. Two weeks ago it seemed like Ben and Theresa were on their way to working through their problems. How can you not cheer for a married couple that still seems to care enough about each other to work things out? Yes, Theresa brought a guy home to the house she and Ben share, and that seems pretty twisted. But then they had the auction date.... And what does this mean for Sara? Will she have to get a new job if she and Ben start dating? Her occupation has to be a problem somewhere along the line. Two things I have been wondering about Sara. First, where is her son Matthew? We hear a lot about him, but never see him. And also, this is more of an observation, why is she always half-clothed? True, she is just going to have to take her clothes off for her next client but what is she doing in the room during all her downtime? Just kind of waiting around in nightgowns and oversized T-shirts? As always, I liked the final message of the episode. Marin's observation that sometimes we need to be quiet and listen to ourselves to find the answers we are looking for was especially true for everyone tonight. It's funny that Jack, the most nonverbal one of the bunch, had the right idea. All he wanted to do was be alone and think through things. Maybe men do have the right idea - stop talking and start doing. Ladies, what do you think of that? show less
Communication is the topic of this week’s episode, and of course everything turns into one big miscommunication. As much as it was unavoidable that Marin and Jack were going to end up together, it still seemed too early to have them jump into bed. OK, yes, neither of them actually wants to date and they are both obviously attracted to each other, which doesn’t leave a whole lot of options for them, but I am not surprised that sleeping together isn’t leading them to anything meaningful yet. I guess I am fine with them ultimately reaching a decision to be “just friends.” Although, clearly, they are not “just friends.” Immediately after determining their “friend” status, Jack teaches her how to fly-fish by putting his arms around her. It looks like next week they delve into the topic of whether it is possible to be “just friends” with someone you are attracted to. Should be interesting.... Annie and Patrick were the best part of... read more

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Premiered: September 12, 2006, on ABC
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Premise: Anne Heche stars as a 'relationship coach' and best-selling author who starts life afresh in Alaska after learning that her fiancé has been cheating on her. Executive producers include former 'Sex and the City' writer Jenny Bicks and 'Walk the Line' director James Mangold.

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