Last Man Standing

Season 1 Episode 16

Tree of Strife

Aired Friday 8:00 PM Feb 07, 2012 on ABC

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  • Mike and his family fight the man in city hall when they demand a tree on his property be chopped down.

    This was a more-than-great episode of Last Man Standing. I'm a big follower in standing up for what you believe in, and not letting "the man" bring you down and every TV sitcom has one or two of these kind of episodes. A storm knocks a city tree into the Baxters' living room window, and while a bureaucrat is sent out to remove the tree and repair the window, the brainless man wants another perfect fine tree he thinks is "unsafe" torn down. The girls all have memories with the tree - Eve with broken bones and Kristin and Mandy with first kissing the same boy. Mike could care less about the tree, but he won't let the man keep him down. The case goes to court while each and every one of the family makes their case of why the tree shouldn't be chopped down, but it's not good enough. I was disappointed the tree was demolished, but it was a good twist on the same plot that so many shows use. Usually in this storyline, the group of people protesting the removal of something win, but not in this case. However, Mike ends the episode with another touching moment as he plants a new tree outside the house. But once the next two are cut down, he's done fighting because like he said earlier, he really doesn't care. I thought that was funny. Anyway, superb feel-good episode of Last Man Standing. Looking forward to next week.