Men in Trees: For What It's Worth...
My only question is... where did all the snow go?
This week, Marin gets her refund check for her half of the cost of the wedding. It's for $13,000 and it's burning a hole in her pocket. She tries to buy Sara a new roof and ends up offending her. Instead, she spends the money on Jack when the bidding gets real high at the man auction she's hosting. Instead of a date, she has him move furniture, build some shelves, and fix her truck. Of course, she ends the date by hitting him with her truck. She tries to make it up to Jack by shopping for him and cleaning out his refridgerator. He throws her out but, as she's leaving, she gets sprayed by the skunk he's been searching for throughout the episode. Marin ends up in a bathtub of tomato soup to wash away the stink, where she gets a pep talk from Jack about how she's a courageous woman for dropping everything and moving to Alaska.
Other couples make up the sub-plots. We learn that Buzz has a mail order bride and that Patrick's mom has a crush on him. Buzz lets her down easy at a nice dinner. It turns out that Patrick's mom is just lonely since her husband, also a bush pilot, died 25 years ago.
And that explains why his mom is so cold to Annie, Patrick's true love. Annie gets cold feet when bidding for Patrick goes above her allotted $200 but those two have a sweet reconciliation when Annie buys him back after the auction and tells him he's her "rainy day". These two are a great pair with some very sweet chemistry. I look forward to more interactions with Annie and the mom.
Sparks fly between Theresa and Ben, owners of the Chieftain, who are separated. The way Theresa treats him is heart breaking. Ben's obviously a wounded soul who is trying to support his wife's wishes that they separate. They sleep together but then Theresa tells Ben that it's a mistake. Ouch.