Men in Trees

Season 2 Episode 3

No Man is an Iceland

Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Oct 26, 2007 on ABC
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No Man is an Iceland
After Lynn's departure, everyone in Elmo assumes Marin and Jack will be reunited. Annie and Patrick are having problems planning their wedding, as Celia wonders about the future of her relationship with Dick after she learns he is younger than she is. Meanwhile, Mai's cousin, Lucy Woo, pays a visit to Elmo. But when it's time for her to return to China, Mai wants her to stay. George offers to marry her much to Terri's dismay.moreless

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  • First come love then comes marriage err...

    The centerpiece of this episode is Annie and Patrick's impending nuptials. Suddenly relationships are breaking out all over, well almost.

    Other that proving that Ann Heche can skate and Mario Cantone can't not that much happened in this episode. Jack is suddenly single. Ben moves out. Mai's cousin visits and looks for a green card husband. Patrick's mother, Celia, worries that she is too old for her lover who is turning "only" forty.

    Patrick feel uncomfortable with his brother George's ideas for the wedding. Annie is freaking out like all impending brides. I can't remember why I watch this series, but I remember enjoying season 1. Here's hoping Men in Trees" recaptures some of that fun and that "No Man is and Island" is just a bump in the frozen road.moreless
  • This felt like a filler but you need those to build up to those moments we all love.

    The central message in today's episode is that, though every man can be an island, why would you want to be? Jack tries to face his breakup with Lynn alone until Marin reminds him that Elmo can support him as it did her. The O'Bacherlortons realize they need help and ask Marin to be their Maid of Honor and Best Man. Terri and George look like they might become more regular cast members as George decides to build a fat camp in Elmo and Terri shows his real feelings. Chief realizes that, just because she's older, she doesn't have to be alone. Cash stands as this man who can go it alone, does go it alone, but at times returns to this new home. We may yet see more of him particularly since his "sickness" has yet to be developed. It was a great episode, as they all are, and Marin's monologues always bring the story point home. Still, for those awaiting a Marin and Jack reunion will have to wait a bit longer. This episode serves as another point of build up to that moment.moreless
Orlando Jones

Orlando Jones


Guest Star

Emy Coligado

Emy Coligado

Lucy Woo

Guest Star

Gary Little

Gary Little

Fisherman #1

Guest Star

Mario Cantone

Mario Cantone

Terri Romano

Recurring Role

Currie Graham

Currie Graham


Recurring Role

Scott Elrod

Scott Elrod


Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (10)

    • Lucy Woo: It would be wrong to marry a man I would most certainly cuckold.
      Mai: Woo doesn't understand the subtleties of a fake marriage.

    • Mai: What if we set you up with a nice American man? You know, the kind of guy who doesn't wear a deep-cut fuchsia leotard.

    • Terri: You two better stop this before I turn on the waterworks, I swear to Oprah.

    • (Marin eyes the bandage on Jack's arm)
      Jack: I tried to remove the tattoo.
      Marin: Yeah? With what, a weasel?

    • Marin: I always wondered why there are so many men in Alaska. Maybe they take satisfaction in roughing it on the last frontier - a place where even the spring is tough to live through. But when the sun finally comes out, you realize you're not alone and there are people all around you and that makes the thaw that much sweeter, even if the spring is fleeting. But now that I live here, I know it's not just the men who are tough. The women here become pretty tough as well. I didn't even realize I'd survived my first winter in Alaska until it was over. I could've done it on my own, but I'm glad I didn't have to.

    • Marin: Spring is coming, men of Elmo. Any day now, the ice is going to crack. My question to you is: when are you going to crack, and ask for some help?

    • Marin: What is it with men? All this, "I'm fine on my own," business? You don't have to survive by yourself, that's the point of community. Women aren't afraid to lean on each other, but men always run to the woods.

    • Jack: (talking about Marin with Cash) She's like the sun. After a long winter, she's like this force that just wakes you up.

    • Jerome: See, women turn you into mush with their healing lotions and their houses and their whatnot.
      Terri: Guys do that too, you know.
      Ben: Yeah, with a different set of whatnots.

    • Marin: What's so wrong with getting attached? That's the point isn't it? We're human beings. We form bonds. We build whole villages to take care of each other.

  • NOTES (2)

    • Orlando Jones was credited as Special Guest Star in this episode.

    • Featured Music:
      "Dirty Work" by Kip Boardman
      "Diatom Blues" by Dylan Donkin
      "I Can't Wait" by Chase Emery
      "Don't Worry About Me" by Dead Rock West
      "Freeway To Heaven" by Swish
      "Soft Asylum" by Grant Lee Phillips
      "Happens Slowly" by Orbiter
      "Sun Again Will Shine" by Slackstring
      "Miracle" by Twelve Girls Band
      "Need A Friend" by Low Stars
      "Choo Choo Ch'Boogie" by Chris Daniels
      "That Was Then, This Is Now" by Cooper Thomson
      "Yesterday's Gone By" Bernard Fanning


    • The title of this episode is a reference to the saying "No man is an island," from a poem by John Donne:

      "No man is an island, entire of itself...any man's death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind; and therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee."