Men in Trees

Season 1 Episode 13

History Lessons

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Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Jan 18, 2007 on ABC
8.4
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Marin volunteers to help at a rummage sale to deal with writer's block and her problems with Jack. She also gets an unexpected visit from Stuart Maxson, who wants to discuss the second chapter of her new book.

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  • Sara is back!

    9.2
    Great episode! Sara is back! It was so funny with her and Threase fighting over the blacket until Ben falls over. Annie and Patrick are engaged! Yay! I laughed so hard when Patrick fell off his chair because of the will you marry me fortune cookie thing which didn't go well at all! Jack and Lynn are doind more.
  • Jack gets back with his ex, Marin cleans to overcome the tension, her publisher comes and disses her work, she buys a cabin!

    3.0
    Are the REAL writers on vacation and left the interns in charge? Where are the characters we know and love?? Jack's acting like a wimp - I mean accepting Lynn back into his life without even a "where have you been, why'd you leave me because I wanted kids only to come back grovelling and knocked up with some other guy's kid" and Marin despite her fabulous rant the week before about Jack missing out on a "home run girl" jumps into his truck all misty eyed to try and get some painting??? Where's the decisive Marin who packed up and left her cheating fiance? Where's the romantic yet vulnerable Jack??? This ep had absolutely ZERO magic. Things had better improve soon. After all, who needs another will they/won't they romance on tv??? Not me! I want a mature relationship where couples - even with incredible differences - grow and learn together and overcome the odds to stay together. If I wanted guessing games I'd watch Days of Our Lives!moreless
  • This show is becoming less and less interesting.

    4.9
    The most interesting character of this show is Mai! Too much kissing and not enough interesting plot. All of these uninteresting on/off/on relationships take place every episode, and then some little town "event" at the end of the episode. It has become way too predictable. This is trying to be Sex In The Boonies.
  • Sara is back. Theresa is angry. Again. Marin's publisher makes a surprise visi & Elmo has a rummage sale.

    9.5
    I loved watching poor Patrick try & propose to Annie. The scene at the restaraunt was hilarious. The scrabble game! So funny. But the scene at the dump was totally clasic! I had wondered what had happened to Sara. I thought she was going to EMT school. I had not realized she took off on Ben. I still like her better than Theresa. I mean Theresa was cruel to Ben & now she is being so pissy about sara being back. I don't know why. it wasn't like she hadn't been the one who asked for the separation that allowed him the freedom to start dating Sara in the first place. And I totally can not get behind the whole Jack/Marin/Lynn triangle. It feels really forced to me. Like they are demanding we accept this couple we know next to nothing about, except she too walked out on him & now that she's pregnant & scared she wants him back? Who can't see thru that? I just don't get it.moreless
  • Marin's publisher comes to Elmo. Patrick attempts to propose. Elmo gets ready for the Annual Rummage Sale.

    9.5
    I loved the Episode. Poor Patrick, he attempted to propose twice with no avail. The first attempt with the fortune cookie was sooo cute and romantic, but the cookie ended up in the wrong hands. I actually found this quite amusing.. It ends up at the wrong table and the man that was attempting to break up with his girlfriend. Patrick orders an engagement cake to set himself a deadline. How does he propose? Well, he gets his foot stuck in a trap at the dump and finally proposes to Annie; who obviously says yes. Marin's publisher comes to Elmo because her last chapter was fluff. Marin agrees with him and tells him she may have lost her muse. Stewart tells Marin that it was just Jack that was her muse but that it was Elmo itself. She needs to reconnect and find her "roots". What does she do? She buys a cabin with a beautiful lake in the back yard...moreless
Mary Black

Mary Black

Minnie

Guest Star

Ralph Alderman

Ralph Alderman

Lloyd

Guest Star

Jason O'Mara

Jason O'Mara

Stuart Maxson

Guest Star

Justine Bateman

Justine Bateman

Lynn Barstow

Recurring Role

Lauren Tom

Lauren Tom

Mai Washington

Recurring Role

Timothy Webber

Timothy Webber

Jerome

Recurring Role

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  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (4)

    • (discussing Lynn)
      Jack: I am taking it slow.
      Ben: Because of Marin?
      Jack: No. You know it's not always about another women, Mr. I've-got-two-chicks-after-my-ass.

    • (Sara reading the classifieds)
      Ben: Any prospects?
      Sara: Well, Elmo's got a lot to offer a girl. I could gut fish, I could pack fish, or I could hose up the place where they gut and pack the fish.

    • Ben: I was the idiot who got himself between two women and a unicorn.

    • (Stuart gives a typewriter to Marin)
      Marin: Hey, thanks for the gift.
      Stuart Maxson: Oh, yeah, you need to get it fixed. The period doesn't work.
      Marin: Oh, uh, you know what? That's fine. I don't think I'm ready for my story to have a period yet.
      Stuart Maxson: To be continued...

  • NOTES (2)

    • Featured Music:
      "New Shoes" by Paolo Nutini
      "Follow My Heart" by Jeffry Braun
      "Mesmerizer" by The Come Ons
      "Cleanse Me" by Tim Diaz
      "Discipline of Rain" by Peter Himmelman
      "Can't Look Down" by Katy J
      "Whatever You Want" by Brandon Wilde
      "Wrote A Song For Everyone" by Creedence Clearwater Revival

    • Justine Bateman, Jason O'Mara and Lauren Tom are credited as Special Guest Stars in this episode.

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