Men in Trees

Season 1 Episode 4

Sink or Swim

Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Sep 29, 2006 on ABC
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Sink or Swim
Marin has been away from New York for so long that people there are beginning to forget her, and they are starting rumors she could be dead. Meanwhile, when the Elmo town elder passes away, Elmo's sister city breaks its ties with the town just before the New Moon Festival, and Marin sees an opportunity to be useful by finding a new sister city for Elmo.moreless

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  • Since Marin has been away from New York for a long time people think she is dead.

    Great episode. This show so cannot be canceled one day. Its too good. Didn't Marin's friend tell everyone in New York that Marin was in Alaska. OMG!!! Are Marin and Annie living in Alaska now? Thats so cool because I want to see more of Annie and Patrick and see what happened with Jack and Marin. Marin could of took all her stuff back from that lady because I would be like move out of my way lady or get your a** kicked! I would so want to jump in the lake with a bunch of other people. It would be so fun!moreless
  • Loved it.

    Another great eppi. This is one the shows that I hope it not canceled. I love all the characters. This is a good show. I love the fact that there are hardly any cuss words used. The most touching, but funny scene was when Buzz and Jerome tell Jack they are his Dads now. I was laughing so hard. It was such a nice gester. Are there any more people like them? Anne Heche gave another good performance.

    I can hardly wait for Jack and Marin to become a couple. I agree he is the next McDreamy. His voice is so sexy.moreless
  • I think this episode is a true positive turn in the series. It just went from outstanding to perfect. Imagine for a second a world where men and women could live happy ever after.I urge you to check out this incredible story of the new Carrie Bradshaw.moreless

    First of all I would like to start this review by saying that a series cannot be judged just on its first few episodes. This one is a little bit catchy since it seems far away from the glitter and sunshine that we are used to with more standardized programs. However, a \'village\' lol, like Elmo brings a lot of sensitivity and humbleness in our ever-so shallow world. It is good to go back to our roots and understand the meanning of living eternally together. I am a firm believer of love and having studied Matrix 2, I can tell you that Trinity is the one that gives the key to Neo which then transmits it to Persephone...

    However in this paradox the secret is as followed:

    Living Eternally and faithfully with someone is beautiful accepting it and allowing yourself to discover new sexual horizons without hurting the ones you love most?


    Think about it...

    I shall say no more and once again this is a truly unbelievable masterpiece of entertainment. Maximum round of applause for \'Men In Trees\'moreless
  • I've liked this show so far, but this episode was a slight disappointment...

    I'm not an Anne Heche fan, and I am an actress (amateur theatre, of course), so everything she does as Marin, I find myself going "I could do that better!" ... maybe only the line delivery. She's one of the worst offenders of thrown-away well-written lines I've ever seen (maybe only surpassed by "Grey's Anatomy"'s Ellen Pompeo). But Heche's pretty good with expressions and physical acting, especially the jump off the pier. This episode seemed a little contrived and fell into a lot of cliches, but I continue to be impressed by Abraham Benrubi (Ben), John Amos (Buzz), Lauren Tom (Mai), Sue Mathew (Sara), and Sarah Strange (Theresa). These actors impress every time, and I would like to see more of their character development (although Sara's plotline was a little too 'what a coincidence, a choking old biddy', it was nice to see her as more than the 'wise young mentor-whore'...). Ben and Theresa are my favorite couple, and I want them to get back together more than even Jack and Marin.

    I will probably continue to watch this show, mostly because I'm terribly curious and I can't tear myself away before things are resolved no matter how bad it gets, see my continued viewing of "The O.C," not that "Men in Trees" remotely approaches the horribleness of that show....

    I think it'll get better soon, though, maybe after Anne Heche gets some more direction as to the fact that she's way too twitchy for a supposedly-confident public speaking veteran, and that when she says things, people should be able to realize 'oh, that's sad', or 'oh, that's a joke', without having to think about the words too much. (I do not watch telly to think; that's why I don't watch "Nova".)moreless
  • Super show!

    Well, I've been watching since the pilot, and in my opinion, this is the best show of the season. The show is hip, fun, and dramatic without out putting me to sleep or making me think it was written for children.

    This is Northern Exposure without the bitter nasty undertone that ran through that show. It is a show of growth and hope.

    From Annie walking into the bar dressed as a hottie, to Mirin jumping off of the pier, this just a well written episode.

    The exploration of how various characters handle the death of Franklin, to Mirins efforts to secure a new sister city, are done so well that I found myself missing Franklins burnt spaghetti, while wondering if the "2nd date' was going to happen.

    I'm not ashamed to admit it, I'm loving this show!moreless
Daryl Shuttleworth

Daryl Shuttleworth


Guest Star

Chelan Simmons

Chelan Simmons


Guest Star

Nicola Cavendish

Nicola Cavendish


Guest Star

Lauren Tom

Lauren Tom

Mai Washington

Recurring Role

Timothy Webber

Timothy Webber


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