Men in Trees

Season 2 Episode 13

A Tale of Two Kidneys

Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Mar 26, 2008 on ABC



  • Trivia

    • In the scene where they're eating pancakes in the Chieftain, Celia is at the bar with Patrick as he's cutting up and eating pancakes. However, in the next scene, she brings him a plate of cut-up pancakes and comments he doesn't cut them up when he's excited.

  • Quotes

    • Marin: Hey Elmo! Patrick and I were just talking about how you show someone you care. Are big grand gestures the way to go or is it the little things that count? We've all had times when we felt like we didn't get enough of someone else's attention, but what about the flip side? Can you actually give too much of yourself to somebody else?

    • Ivan: (after the tour of his new room) Thank you so much, Patrice.
      (Patrick leaves room, then returns)
      Patrick: It's "Patrick," but I'll start wearing a name tag.

    • (in Terri's hair salon)
      Annie: It is my one-year anniversary in Elmo and I need to celebrate by moving on (holds up photograph of Sandy Duncan).
      Terri: To the seventies?

    • Terri: (discussing his kidney donation with Cash) Besides, I've had it with the volunteering. I'll do the kidney thing and be done with this karmic-payback crap in one fell swoop.

    • Marin: It is rare to get the chance to actually save someone's life. For most of us, our days are filled with a series of smaller gestures... like a place to lay your head or a beer for a thirsty friend. Then there are times when life calls for a bigger gift, whether you give a fresh start to yourself or a second chance to someone else. But, at the end of the day, perhaps it is our small gestures that will add up to something big... to a life saved or at least a life bettered. Because sometimes the grandest gestures can be the smallest one of all.

    • Marin: So, you lose consciousness and get rushed to the hospital, and why didn't you call me?
      Cash: One, I don't have a cell phone. Two, the 'being unconscious' part.

    • Theresa: (to Marin and Jack) When did you get back?
      Jack: Buzz just flew us in.
      Buzz: Which means I've had to go to the bathroom since Anchorage.

    • Terri: (whispering to the nurse as the enters Cash's hospital room) Hi, I'm just gonna spruce things up a bit. Honey, could you help me with those other boxes?
      Nurse: Sir, I'm a nurse.
      Terri: Good, then you know to lift with your knees. Now get a move on it, Florence Nightingale.

  • Notes

    • International Air Dates:
      Czech Republic – November 4, 2008 on Prima
      The Netherlands – November 17, 2008 on Net 5

    • Featured Music:
      "Broken-Hearted Smile" by Ben Arthur
      "Smile" by Lelia Broussard
      "Theme From Mean Season" by Rench
      "Far from the Discos" by The Bella Fayes
      "Hi-Lo and Inbetween" by Neil Halstead
      "Pay Me the Money, You Owe Me" by Front Row for the Meltdown
      "Betting Man" by Mick Sterling
      "Supply & Demand" by Amos Lee
      "Love When I Can" by Nat Jay
      "Alekoki" by Dennis Pavao
      "Good To Be" by Joey Sykes
      "Sunk a Few" by Derby

    • Kelli Williams and Currie Graham are credited as Special Guest Stars in this episode.

  • Allusions

    • Ivan: (about Sandy Duncan) I only know her from Roots.

      This may be an in-joke. While Sandy Duncan did play Missy Anne Reynolds, a plantation owner's daughter, in the miniseries, John Amos (Buzz) made an Emmy-nominated performance as Toby in the same cast.

    • Terri: I'm like Patch Adams with the twinkle lights!
      Terri refers to himself as "Patch Adams." Robin Williams starred in the 1998 movie Patch Adams, which was based on a true story about a doctor in the 1970s who treated patients using humor.

    • Terri: Now get a move on it, Florence Nightingale.
      Terri refers to Cash's nurse as "Florence Nightingale." Florence Nightingale was a pioneer in the field of nursing in the 1800s. She was called "The Lady with the Lamp" and authored several books on nursing, feminism, and theology.

    • The title of this episode alludes to A Tale of Two Cities, a book written by Charles Dickens.

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