Men in Trees Episodes

2006, TV Show

Men in Trees Episode: "The Girl Who Cried Wolf"

Season 2, Episode 5
Episode Synopsis: Part 1 of 2. As Annie and Patrick's wedding nears, her mother (Annie Potts) arrives and makes an enemy of Mai as preparations take one disastrous turn after another. Meanwhile, Marin and Jack fight over his impending departure; and the board of Eric's church gives him an ultimatum: his job or Sara.
Original Air Date: Nov 9, 2007
Guest Cast Nicholas Lea: Eric Annie Potts: Mary Alice O'Donnell Paul Jarrett: Steve

"The Girl Who Cried Wolf" Season 2, Episode 5

Heck, even I was crying, "Wolf! Um, make that wolves!!" as that final scene arrived. I'm guest blogger ("logger"?) Matt Mitovich, and this is your Men in Trees recap.... Those who know me from elsewhere on this fine site know of my love for Men in Trees. I made a point of flagging down the fab Emily Bergl at TV Guide's Emmys after-party (she went on to refer to me in her TVGuide.com celeblog as "erudite," which someone tells me means "hunky-hot"), and my frequent stumping (heh-heh) for Trees has been known to elicit the occasional e-mail of appreciation from Jenny Bicks. So that's where I'm coming from here. That final scene of this week's episode had both my wife (the No. 1 Trees fan in our household) and I on the edge of our seats. What would you do? Seriously, what? Jack has advised Marin to throw something at the wolf and scream. Is Annie's beloved cat about to become airborne mincemeat? The promo for next week went so out of its way to suggest that Marin winds up in the hospital that I am most sure it's a big ol' red herring. (How would a wolf attack give one contusions and hemorrhaging, anyway?) Just a reminder: t=The episode we saw last night was Part 1 of what would have been Season 1's finale. So the next episode is in fact how Season 1 would have left us. Definitely something to keep in mind at 8:59 pm next Friday. The cursed-wedding storyline was cringe-inducing, though not in an entirely bad way. I personally just hate seeing things go so terribly wrong every step of the way, especially when good people are involved. The instant they showed that heavy church bell atop Annie's roof, even forgetting for a moment the promo for the episode, I knew it was heading straight through the shingles and on top of Mai's heirloom tea set. To my aforementioned point, seeing the tea set in shards crushed me. (Even though Mai is my least-favorite Trees character. Her voice is grating, her personality even more so.) All the embodiments of the curse had me sad. Seeing Jerry, I mean Ben, lose the bar because of his carelessness? Ouch. (Did he have other infractions on record that just one would shutter him? I digress.) And the eyebrow? I was just saying to my wife, "Do some women actually wax themselves?" when rrrrrip. Annie pulled a Cristina Yang. Poor Eric and Sarah didn't get much of a chance, did they? That storyline felt a bit rushed this week, with the church board pressuring the reverend to give up his dalliance with the former town pimp. I hope he doesn't regret his decision to bail and take it out on Sarah somehow. I like her character, and if she can't be happy with Ben, give her some bliss with another good dude. Annie Potts was fine as Annie's mom, though they made her come off as a bit racist in those first scenes with Mai. "Why don't we bio-moms bond?" was a bit harsh and I am sure raised the hackles of many adoptive parents out there. But to her point, the Chinese dragon in a church ceremony was a bit much, and came off as an "Isn't this wacky?" indulgence on the writers' part. And then there is, of course, Jack and Marin. (Isn't it great to see a real-life couple actually have chemistry on screen as well? It's rare.) I loved her speech about how she doesn't want to be "that girl" who asks her man to choose her over something else. (Nice parallels to the Eric-Sarah story, where without even being asked, he chose love over work.) Did Marin's first face-off with that one lone wolf show her that she "doesn't need a man" to complete herself? That she will be fine during the separation from Jack? If so, what does the cliff-hanger portend to teach her? That, you know what, she does need him around more than she thought? What would you do? Would you ask Jack to stay? Check out our Online Video Guide for more on Men in Trees. show less
Heck, even I was crying, "Wolf! Um, make that wolves!!" as that final scene arrived. I'm guest blogger ("logger"?) Matt Mitovich, and this is your Men in Trees recap....Those who know me from elsewhere on this fine site know of my love for Men in Trees. I made a point of flagging down the fab Emily Bergl at TV Guide's Emmys after-party (she went on to refer to me in her TVGuide.com celeblog as "erudite," which someone tells me means "hunky-hot"), and my frequent stumping (heh-heh) for Trees has been known to elicit the occasional e-mail of appreciation from Jenny Bicks. So that's where I'm coming from here.That final scene of this week's episode had both my wife (the No. 1 Trees fan in our household) and I on the edge of our seats. What would you do? Seriously, what? Jack has advised Marin to throw something at the wolf and scream. Is Annie's beloved cat about to become airborne mincemeat? The promo for next week went so out of its way to suggest that Marin winds up in the hospital ... 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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