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Men in Trees Season 1 Episodes

Season 1 Episode Guide

17 Episodes 2006 - 2007

Episode 1

Pilot Episode

Tue, Sep 12, 2006 58 mins

In the series pilot, relationship coach and dating-guide author Marin Frist (Anne Heche) learns that her fiancé is cheating on her while she travels to Elmo, Alaska, for a lecture. It's a disaster because her pitch is aimed at women, and Elmo's 90 percent male. But Marin needs to chill and, she concludes, learn about men. She's in the right place.

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Episode 2

Power Shift

Fri, Sep 15, 2006 60 mins

Marin gets plenty of relationship advice and a gig on Patrick's radio show. She also receives flowers from Graham, but then she meets a nice guy who's in town visiting family. And she learns the consequences of operating a hair dryer in Elmo. Meanwhile, Annie gets an apartment and a job (working for Jack), and Patrick asks her for a date. And Theresa spends the night at home with a guy, even though she's still living with Ben.

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Episode 3

For What It's Worth...

Fri, Sep 22, 2006 60 mins

Marin, who's struggling with her single status more than she expected, is asked to host Elmo's charity bachelor auction. She does more than just host it. Meanwhile, Patrick takes a nervous Annie to meet his mother, Celia (Cynthia Stevenson); and Ben and Theresa's relationship gets more complicated. Mai: Lauren Tom. Tiffannii: Chelan Simmons.

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Episode 4

Sink or Swim

Fri, Sep 29, 2006 60 mins

After Elmo is dumped by its nearby sister town because it has been downgraded to a village following the death of its oldest citizen, the village folk enlist Marin to woo another municipality to take its place, one that has lots of women. But Annie becomes upset when Patrick proves adept at wooing one of them. Meanwhile, Buzz's wife (Lauren Tom) has taken most of Marin's new clothes from lost and found; and Sara mulls taking EMT courses, unsettling many of Elmo's men.

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Episode 5

Talk for Tat

Fri, Oct 6, 2006 60 mins

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.

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Episode 6

The Caribou in the Room

Fri, Oct 13, 2006 60 mins

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.

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Episode 7

Ladies Frist

Fri, Oct 20, 2006 60 mins

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.

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Episode 8

The Buddy System

Fri, Oct 27, 2006 60 mins

It's an earthshaking day for Patrick, whose suspicions about Buzz are confirmed by Celia even though it's a surprise to Buzz. The earth moves for Marin as well, as she experiences her first Elmo earthquake. It's also a bad hair day for her, so she goes to the proprietor of Elmo's beauty "emporium." Meanwhile, Sara is having trouble studying for the EMT exam, so Ben decides to help her out. Terri: Mario Cantone.

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Episode 9

The Menaissance

Fri, Nov 10, 2006 60 mins

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.

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Episode 10

New York Fiction

Thu, Nov 30, 2006 59 mins

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.

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Episode 11

New York Fiction

Thu, Dec 7, 2006 59 mins

Conclusion. While awaiting Marin's return from New York, Jack gets an unexpected visitor, who arrives in Elmo with a secret. Meanwhile, Annie is still mad at Patrick for neglecting her at Thanksgiving dinner; Jane and Sam (Ty Olsson) spend romantic time together in New York; Theresa and Ben ponder their future; and Buzz faces a medical crisis.

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Episode 12

The Darkest Day

Thu, Jan 11, 2007 59 mins

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.

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Episode 13

History Lessons

Thu, Jan 18, 2007 59 mins

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.

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Episode 14

Bed, Bat & Beyond

Thu, Jan 25, 2007 59 mins

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.

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Episode 15

Take It Like a Man

Thu, Feb 1, 2007 57 mins

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.

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Episode 16

Nice Girls Finish Frist

Thu, Feb 8, 2007 59 mins

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.

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Episode 17

The Indecent Proposal

Thu, Feb 15, 2007 59 mins

In New York, Patrick meets Annie's mom and dad (Annie Potts, Colm Meaney), and Annie introduces Jane to her stockbroker brother. In Elmo, Marin moves into her house and finds Cash (Scott Elrod) still there; Sara meets a cute guy (Nicholas Lea) at her EMT class; and Jack has a question for Lynn.

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