Men in Trees Episodes

2006, TV Show

Men in Trees Season 1 episodes

February 15, 2007: Indecent Proposal Season 1, Episode 17

Nooooooooooooooooooo! I actually gasped out loud when Jack suggested he and Lynn get married. And when she said yes? No. No. No!! I was willing to go along with things when Lynn showed up after breaking Jack’s heart. I was even willing to go along with things when we found out she was having another man’s baby. But getting married? They are about to push me too far. I mean, I guess I can understand that Lynn and Jack are childhood sweethearts. And if Jack fell in love with Lynn in the first place, she must have redeeming qualities. I guess there isn’t anything better than first love. Except maybe chocolate. But seriously. I’m having trouble here. Does anyone else feel like he should really be with Marin? I did get quite a bit of satisfaction out of the ring not fitting on her finger.Marin seems to be trying to move on, too. She’s finally moving into her own place, even though Mr. Fix It is still there. Don’t get me wrong, that man looks very nice withou... read more

Nice Girls Finish Frist Season 1, Episode 16

As Buzz gets to know his long-lost son, George (Orlando Jones), he learns something that knocks him for a loop. Meanwhile, Lynn is hesitant to invite Marin to her baby shower; Jane decides to remain in Elmo and telecommute; and a straight-talking drifter (Scott Elrod) whom Marin meets at the Chieftain accuses her of being “too nice.” Terri: Mario Cantone. read more

Take It Like a Man Season 1, Episode 15

Marin behaves like one of the boys---until she gets a phone call from sexy publisher Stuart Maxson (Jason O'Mara). And Jane decides she wants to learn how to do the “man's work” on Sam's houseboat. Meanwhile, Lynn (Justine Bateman) is concerned because Jack seems uninterested in her baby, and Annie and Patrick talk about having children. George: Orlando Jones. read more

Bed, Bat & Beyond Season 1, Episode 14

Marin decides to move into her new house, even though it's not in livable condition; Patrick worries about money after Buzz tells him he must “man up” and take care of Annie; Jane visits Sam, but she spends most of her time with Marin; Sara fills in at the Chieftain while Theresa takes care of Ben and runs things very well indeed; and Celia's “needs” wear out Dick (Currie Graham). Lynn: Justine Bateman. read more

History Lessons Season 1, Episode 13

As Elmo's annual Moose rummage sale approaches, Marin is suffering from writer's block just as her new publisher (Jason O'Mara) arrives in town. She is also uneasy (if not exactly upset) about Lynn (Justine Bateman) being back in Jack's life. But then, Jack is uneasy about it, too. And speaking of returning (and uneasy), Sara is back and Theresa is unsettled by it, as is Ben. Meanwhile, Patrick has a question for Annie, but he's having trouble asking it. read more

The Darkest Day Season 1, Episode 12

Jack might be in love with Marin, but his ex-girlfriend (Justine Bateman) is still in Elmo, so Marin decides to wait her out. Meanwhile, Annie thinks that Patrick is tied to Celia's apron strings; Celia gets a visit from her ridiculously demanding out-of-town boss (Currie Graham); Jane wonders if her long-distance relationship with Sam is a good idea; and Sara returns to Elmo. read more

December 7, 2006: With the Irish, Things Tend to Escalate Season 1, Episode 11

Tonight was chock full of surprises, but the biggest of them all was the return of the elusive Lynn — complete with her own “Jack” tattoo prominently displayed around her wrist. I wanted to dislike Lynn, but Justine Bateman is so darn likable. She hardly displayed an ounce of maliciousness or craziness (and we all know she must be crazy to have left Jack). Although, it did definitely catch me off guard when she blurted out that she was pregnant. That scene just didn’t feel right. Understandably, Lynn was scared, but to just blurt out “What if something is wrong with the baby?” Hello, what baby? Maybe explain that first. But all in all, it was a great twist to have Lynn show up and stir things up a bit. It would feel like cheating if Marin and Jack didn’t face a whole set of complications on their road to eternal bliss.On that note, the one couple that you could count on to be completely uncomplicated, Annie and Patrick, are facing the most problems... read more

New York Fiction Season 1, Episode 10

Part 1 of 2. Marin returns to New York during Thanksgiving week, where Jane has arranged for her to meet with editors about her new book. She's thrilled to be back, but misses Elmo---and Jack. Meanwhile, Patrick must choose between spending Thanksgiving with Annie in New York or with his new family; and Ben hopes Theresa will help with the preparations for the annual “Orphan Thanksgiving” for Elmoians. read more

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 Pa... read more

March 8, 2007: The Buddy System (Repeat) Season 1, Episode 8

Thanks to everyone for the warm welcome you’ve given me as well as your thoughtful comments. Please keep them coming. I’m going to keep the recap and comments a little short this week (hey, it’s a repeat after all) and pose some questions at the end, which I encourage everyone to respond to.I forgot how excited I was when Mario Cantone made his first guest appearance as Terry the hairdresser. I remember him so fondly from his days on Sex and the City. I wonder if Jenny Bicks will be able to entice anyone else from the show to make a guest appearance in Elmo. I hope so. But back to Mario. “I’m as New York as the Statue of Liberty but less of a queen,” he tells Marin when they meet, then promptly lops off way too much hair during a tremor. A larger tremor results in an avalanche that traps Patrick and his newly discovered father in Buzz’s cabin. Marin tucks her hair woes under a hat and teams up with Jack to help find the missing pair. And what’... read more

Ladies Frist Season 1, Episode 7

Marin's man-hungry younger sister (Ever Carradine) shows up in Elmo and sets the place on fire...literally. Then she sets her sights on Jack. And the wrecked plane Patrick's dad was flying when he disappeared 26 years ago is found, but no body is discovered. So Patrick refuses to believe his father is dead. Meanwhile, Theresa moves into the Elmo Inn, which puts her in awkward proximity to Sara. read more

The Caribou in the Room Season 1, Episode 6

Annie won't let Patrick spend the night with her---because she snores. And Marin and Jack test their “friendship” during a trip to Anchorage, where his health, his past and his brother (Ed Kerr) complicate things. Back in Elmo, Jack's expertise with animals is needed when a caribou gets into the Chieftain and won't leave. Meanwhile, Ben and Sara can't find anyplace to be alone together. Celia: Cynthia Stevenson. read more

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... read more

September 29, 2006: Identity Crisis Season 1, Episode 4

It seems as though everyone in Elmo is experiencing an identity crisis. Clearly, Marin is completely lost and searching for herself in this small Alaskan village. We already knew that. Although this week she seems to really be struggling, which seems justified — she is dealing with rumors that she is dead. But now this crisis seems to have engulfed the entire town — literally. The townspeople question what it is that makes Elmo special after they are dumped by their sister town. All due to a population drop that demotes Elmo to village status. Of course relationship coach Marin jumps right in with advice on how to land a new mate — one that actually appreciates what makes Elmo special. This is where the plot gets good. Marin along with her ever-loyal fans, Annie and Patrick, make a humorous trio as they attempt to woo Matexi (I attempted to spell that phonetically) and somehow make Elmo appear to be exactly what the people of Matexi need. This plan of making yourse... read more

September 22, 2006: How Much Do You Think You're Worth? Season 1, Episode 3

Another fine episode. I love how everything always comes around full circle and connects to underscore the excellent lesson of the night. The Bachelor Auction was the perfect backdrop for exploring the question of self-worth, which is something that I think lots of people struggle with. Anne Heche is doing a splendid job taking us along on her journey to understanding (and appreciating) exactly how valuable she is alone. The only question that nags at the back of my mind while I watch is how problematic Jack is to Marin being alone. I really like James Tupper's character -- he plays the ruggedly handsome, slightly arrogant man well. I am torn between really rooting for Marin and Jack and wanting to join in Marin's celebration of her freedom. A truly newfound freedom — heck, she's been in a relationship since she was 14. I think we are going to have to watch her "invest in herself" for a while before she can invest in Jack, or anyone else for that matter.I am really interested... read more

September 15, 2006: Alaskan Tap Water Isn't So Bad Season 1, Episode 2

Marin continues on her journey to self-discovery with a new job, a new love interest (kind of), new friends and a new home. And she is doing quite well until she shuts off the entire town power supply with a single blow-dryer and then decides to follow the advice of a radio caller to get her power back by sleeping with a random person read more

September 12, 2006: The Odds Are Good, but the Goods Are Odd Season 1, Episode 1

The Men in Trees pilot episode was pretty good. Anne Heche is Marin, a relationship coach who realizes she knows nothing about relationships and sets out to actually learn something as she writes her next book in Alaska. The premise of the show has the potential to be completely unexciting and predictable, but somehow manages to touch on true emotion. Sure, some of the scenes seemed contrived. Yeah, Jack just happened to be out in the middle of nowhere looking for bears and was able to rescue Marin as she fell through some thin ice. Oh, and of course they were stranded there for the night and had to lie down on top of each other, naked, for warmth. And don?t forget that she lives next door to a prostitute. Endless comparisons between the two are sure to follow from that convenient pairing. But through it all, Heche was completely believable. She really seems like a woman in a complete state of confusion ? granted, she has some past real-life experiences to draw from. The m... 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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