Men in Trees Episodes

2006, TV Show

Men in Trees Episode: "The Menaissance"

Season 1, Episode 9
Episode Synopsis: Jane has leaked the first chapter of Marin's new book to the New Yorker and it's a big hit. That's the good news. The bad news is that it's about Jack, and Marin didn't tell him about it. Meanwhile, singer-songwriter Jewel (playing herself) arrives in town and makes Theresa open up to Ben about her past; and Patrick welcomes Mai (Lauren Tom) as his stepmother, a generous gesture, perhaps, but Celia doesn't see it that way.
Original Air Date: Nov 10, 2006
Guest Cast Debbie Podowski: Cheryl Lori Triolo: Merril Jewel: Herself

November 10, 2006: The Return of the Real Man? Season 1, Episode 9

My heart broke when Jack told Marin that their relationship would never be the same. The one word that I truly hate to hear a character utter is "never." Sure, their relationship was thrown a bit off balance, but now it can never be the same? And how cruel was Jack when he threw Marin's copy of The New Yorker into the fire? Actually, he was unbelievably cold to Marin the entire episode; there was not an ounce of tenderness on his face at any point. Is this how a "real man" behaves? Of course, being confronted by two obnoxious women (Cheryl and Meryl) was probably not the most enjoyable experience, and then to also know that tons of people read personal things about you - well, yes, maybe he was a bit justified in being upset. But why did he have to thrown around that word, "never"? Even Chief Celia, arguably the most stubborn woman in Elmo, made an effort to adjust to her unseating as Patrick's only mother - in her own way. When Mai told Patrick she only made dumplings when Buzz was away because he was allergic to glutens, my boyfriend immediately predicted that Patrick would also be allergic and that all kinds of trouble would erupt. That would have been a great story line, but I also enjoyed that nothing outrageous happened and instead Mai and Patrick bonded over the dumplings. And that she embraced Annie, causing Celia to also (somewhat) attempt to form a relationship with Annie over lunch - although her intentions were obviously to pump Annie for information about Mai. Very nice touch that during their brief lunch Annie was wearing a kimono and eating her dumplings with chopsticks. The showdown scene between Celia and Mai was terrific - very High Noon-esque. And who can resist loving Patrick more every week? If only everyone could view more family as an opportunity for more love. Two final observations: I loved Plow Guy. He was a great match for uptight Jane; and I loved the ice sculpture of the Blackberry. Also, Jewel was an awesome addition to tonight's episode. Her song was beautiful and fit the episode perfectly. And her presence brought about the touching scene last night between Ben and Theresa. Ben is such a great guy and how sad is it that he gave Theresa enough strength to leave him? I am still holding on to some form of hope that they might reunite. With Sara gone for now, who knows what might happen? show less
My heart broke when Jack told Marin that their relationship would never be the same. The one word that I truly hate to hear a character utter is “never.” Sure, their relationship was thrown a bit off balance, but now it can never be the same? And how cruel was Jack when he threw Marin’s copy of The New Yorker into the fire? Actually, he was unbelievably cold to Marin the entire episode; there was not an ounce of tenderness on his face at any point. Is this how a “real man” behaves? Of course, being confronted by two obnoxious women (Cheryl and Meryl) was probably not the most enjoyable experience, and then to also know that tons of people read personal things about you — well, yes, maybe he was a bit justified in being upset. But why did he have to thrown around that word, "never"? Even Chief Celia, arguably the most stubborn woman in Elmo, made an effort to adjust to her unseating as Patrick’s only mother — in her own way. When Mai told Pa... 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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