Men in Trees Episodes

2006, TV Show

Men in Trees Episode: "A Tree Goes in Elmo"

Season 2, Episode 1
Episode Synopsis: An Arctic cyclone is bearing down on Elmo as the second season begins, and everyone gathers at the Chieftain to ride it out---except for Marin and Cash, who are off on a mountain seeking the advice of a “soul healer.” Meanwhile, Patrick and Annie find out things they didn't know about each other, and Mai discovers something she didn't know about Buzz; Sara's ex wants sole custody of Matty, so Ben offers to lend her money for a lawyer; and Dick (Currie Graham) has digestive woes.
Original Air Date: Oct 12, 2007
Guest Cast Simon Webb: Master Todd

"A Tree Goes in Elmo" Season 2, Episode 1

After ABC tortured us with such an interminably long hiatus, it was nice to welcome Elmo and all its wacky inhabitants back into my life. It's funny because I thought I might have trouble getting back up to speed on all the storylines, but it all comes back so easily. OK, enough gushing. Mai is probably one of my favorite characters. Her voice can sometimes be grating but she has such a heart of gold. Of course, that heart is a little crushed when she discovers Buzz's shopping-for-a-mail-order-bride book. What kind of idiot do you have to be to leave that thing lying around? What kind of idiot do you have to be not to throw that book away the second you get married? Even though both Buzz and Mai agree they probably wouldn't have met if they'd left it solely up to stats on a piece of paper, they can agree that they're happy they found each other. Celia is another of my favorites, and her relationship with Dick is nothing if not interesting. Dick is completely smitten and trying very hard to keep the romance alive. Apparently Celia makes him nervous, which makes his little digestive problem act up. Hilarious. At least him cutting the cheese after that crazy game of twister provided some much-needed relief - for him and for everyone else at the bar. I don't know how long Currie Graham plans on sticking around Elmo, but I hope it's for a while. Annie. Oh, Annie. I had no idea she has such a frightening competitive streak. There are those of us who like playing games and winning and there are people like Annie, who not only want to win but want to rub that win in the loser's face. That's not very sportsmanlike. I'm glad Patrick finally got up the courage to say something to his fiancée about her problem: She was scaring people. But what's with her asking if the wedding is off? Doesn't she know by now how crazy Patrick is about her? She's got to stop second-guessing her relationship and just go with it. Ben, on the other hand, probably needs to return to thinking like he's half of a couple. He sees that Sara's in a jam and being the good guy he is, he offers her a loan. The only problem is he didn't tell Theresa. They're sharing everything again, as most couple do, which includes money. She's not pleased he made this financial decision without her. I like Theresa, but am I the only one who wants to see Ben and Sara get back together? Now I'm ready to circle back to Marin and Cash and Jack and Lynn. I know a lot of you aren't big Lynn fans, and neither am I. But Jack seems to want to marry her so I guess we've got to put up with her for now. I did enjoy not seeing her too much in this episode, although that also resulted in seeing a little less of Jack. When Marin couldn't get rid of her Jack tree, Cash took her to see Master Todd. He told her to write all her burdens on rocks and toss them from the top of a mountain - it would help her get rid of all her problems. She ends up with 50 pounds of rocks while Cash, who is also participating in this exercise, only ends up with one rock. Marin manages to let go of all her issues but gets herself and Cash stuck in the middle of a cyclone. Jack comes to save the day, finding Marin's Jack rock on the way. Later, when they've all returned to safety, Jack admits he's having trouble, too. So it looks like they're going to be OK. Jack and Marin won't be together, but they'll be OK. Here are some of my favorite lines: Mai: "Talk to the second hand." Jerome: "Girl comes to Alaska, falls for mountain man, he marries someone else. That's 'Brokeback Marin.'" Dick: "I have a slight flatulence problem made worse by onions and perhaps your mother." Theresa: "If you're going to give our money to your ex-girlfriend it would be nice if you told your wife." Other fun facts and interesting tidbits: " Marin literally paints herself into a corner. " Mai and Buzz are coming up on their 10-year anniversary. " Marin still has writer's block. " Marin gets herself added to the "In Case of Emergence Tree." " Lynn doesn't want her daughter growing up believing in fairytales. " Cash's rock said "sickness." What did you think of the episode? I can't wait to hear your thoughts. For more on Men in Trees, check out our Online Video Guide and this MIT interview. show less
After ABC tortured us with such an interminably long hiatus, it was nice to welcome Elmo and all its wacky inhabitants back into my life. It’s funny because I thought I might have trouble getting back up to speed on all the storylines, but it all comes back so easily. OK, enough gushing. Mai is probably one of my favorite characters. Her voice can sometimes be grating but she has such a heart of gold. Of course, that heart is a little crushed when she discovers Buzz’s shopping-for-a-mail-order-bride book. What kind of idiot do you have to be to leave that thing lying around? What kind of idiot do you have to be not to throw that book away the second you get married? Even though both Buzz and Mai agree they probably wouldn’t have met if they’d left it solely up to stats on a piece of paper, they can agree that they’re happy they found each other.Celia is another of my favorites, and her relationship with Dick is nothing if not interesting. Dick is completely ... 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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