Men in Trees

Season 1 Episode 10

New York Fiction (1)

Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Nov 30, 2006 on ABC
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New York Fiction (1)
When Marin goes back to New York during Thanksgiving week to meet with editors regarding publishing her new book, the emotions between her and Jack escalate. Although she is happy to be back in a more familiar environment, she misses her life back in Elmo. Meanwhile, Jack has decided it's time for him to make his move concerning his "friendship" with Marin, but an unexpected event changes his plans. Thanksgiving week is a headache for most of the Elmoians. Patrick must choose between spending Thanksgiving with Annie in New York or with his new family, and Ben is hoping Theresa will help him prepare for their annual Orphan Thanksgiving.moreless

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  • I can't wait till the next one!

    Great episode! Marin and Jack and have second thoughts about each other. Jack finale reads what Marin said about him. I wish Marin did get the message. It was so funny when Plow Guy(Sam) was at the window. Oh my god! At the end Lynn was there! And she has a tatoo that says Jack!
  • This episode was so fantastic!

    I loved all of the indecision on the parts of Marin and Jack, and how ultimately Marin decided to go back to Alaska because it felt more like home! I love that even though she loved New York, she no longer felt like it was where she was supposed to be... so like real life!

    Annie and Patrick's storyline was heartbreaking... I am so sad that she didn't get to go home, and that he sort of overlooked her at the Thanksgiving.

    Can't wait to see what happens with Lynn's reappearance, and I wonder what will happen with Ben and Theresa. I really love the orphans of Elmo, they make the show that much better, and Plow Guy is my new hero!moreless
  • I definitely cried at this one.

    Wow, what a wonderful holiday episode. I was crying, laughing, screaming, frustrated, all in one show! This is the greatest thing to hit TV since Twin Peaks. It reminds me of it often. Although Twin Peaks was very much about the supernatural, this show reminds me of the softer side it had. I love Anne Heche, what a wonderful job she's doing. Man this episode left me wanting more and more! What will happen with Jack, and his old evil flame coming back to town right at the worst moment possible. BUT it sure is a good thing she showed up now and not a couple episodes ago when Jack was still pissed at Marin for her article. Damn publishers, always screwing things up. :)moreless
  • This episode left me wanting the next one NOW!

    So Marin goes back to NY - and her apartment breaks up with her! Hilarious mishaps - as so many of us girls know - sometimes it's just better to have a guy around to fix stuff. It's the Pros/Cons list that finally has her thinking longingly of Elmo (she even missed Rocky the Raccoon). So she heads back to Elmo.

    Meanwhile back in Elmo, the annual Orphan's Thanksgiving gets under way with Ben and Theresa cooking (and drinking) together - they work well as a couple in my opinion. I miss Sara, but I'm rooting for Ben and Theresa working out!

    Patrick and poor Annie, who is forced to stay in Elmo because of bad weather, have Thanksgiving with Patrick's new family. I love Ma-Mai - she's the greatest! I really felt sorry for Annie, because she felt so out of place. And all she really wants is Patrick's attention. She ends up storming out after dinner. But I think they'll be ok. They are after all, perfect for each other!

    Jack and the guys at the bar do some reminiscing - and I think that's what finally coerces Jack into reading the article. FINALLY! That's when he realizes how much he misses her. At the dinner, Ben receives the call from her saying that she is on her way and will land at 10:00. Jack runs down the walkway with a great smile on his face, anticipating her arrival, when WHAM, it's not the girl he was hoping for!

    The previews for next week look great - can't wait to see it!moreless
  • What a wonderful episode! Why were we forced to wait to see it?

    Marin in New York, her element right? Well through out the episode we find that maybe this City girl has "become a little bit Country" (to paraphrase an old song).

    While Marin is in New York, things are busy in Elmo. Ben decides to stay and run the orphans Thanksgiving dinner again, Jack reads Marins article finally, Annie and Patrick have a falling out when Annie thinks she has been cut out of Patricks life.

    There is a great scene at the orphans dinner where Jack admits to Ben he is falling in love with Marin, and Ben admits he still loves Theresa. And lets not forget the Plow Guy showing up in NY to suprise Jane.

    The best part is when Jack goes down to the dock to meet a returning Marin and gets the suprise of his life!

    Can't wait for next week!!!moreless
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Guest Star

Erin Karpluk

Erin Karpluk


Guest Star

Jason O'Mara

Jason O'Mara

Stuart Maxson

Guest Star

Cynthia Stevenson

Cynthia Stevenson

Celia Bachelor

Recurring Role

Justine Bateman

Justine Bateman

Lynn Barstow

Recurring Role

Lauren Tom

Lauren Tom

Mai Washington

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • During the scene in which Marin is holding Liza's forwarded mail and speaking to the head of the building board, the flyer at the bottom of the pile changes between shots. During the final shot in which Marin exclaims "I'm moving back to New York!", the one on the bottom is from the Real Canadian Superstore, a large grocery chain in Western Canada and Ontario.

  • QUOTES (2)

    • (discussing Sarah being out of town)
      Buzz: Awful quiet with her gone too.
      Jerome: And dangerous. Some of these guys are eying me like a leg of lamb.

    • Patrick: Wow. I thought being half-black was confusing, but having a girlfriend is down right mind-boggling.

  • NOTES (3)

    • Featured Music:
      "Running On Sunshine" by Jesus Jackson
      "Remember To Breathe" by Kip Boardman
      "Wake Up" by 44 Long
      "Got No Problem With The Rain" by James Combs + Linda Good
      "Keep Me Home" by Kraak & Smaak
      "Overdue" by Bitter:Sweet
      "If You Can't Get Me Off Your Mind" by Amp Fiddler
      "I Thank You Now" by Nicole McKenna
      "Stranded" by Tim Diaz
      "It's You" by Annie Stela
      "Coming Home" by The 88

    • Justine Bateman, Jason O'Mara and Cynthia Stevenson are credited as special guest stars.

    • The New York scenes were filmed in situ in New York City rather than in the Vancouver studio where the series is usually filmed.