Men in Trees: Sink or Swim
I tuned in during a bar scene where Marin was mourning the cancellation of her third book and the townsfolk were mourning some guy named Franklin. So, the whole Lost & Found storyline was lost on me (heh heh). So was the Jack/son storyline.
Even though I missed the beginning, I adored this episode. I am starting to feel a closeness to the characters and I find myself looking forward to seeing them on Friday nights. I especially like the whole storyline for Marin, who is discovering who she is outside of New York and without a man.
This week, Marin, Annie and Patrick were hilarious as they tried to find a new sister city for Elmo, after it was dumped by its former sister city. It was just like dating. The Golden Girls who interviewed the trio to be their sister city ended the interview with a hug and a pat on the back and Patrick knew that was a bad sign. The experience with the search for a sister city mirrored Marin's search for her identity. What was her identity at the end of this episode? I dunno. I'm not sure she knows yet. All she knows is she pretty much has a clean slate and can reset her priorities, as it turns out life is not so much about the shoes.
Once again, we were treated to a fight and make up session between Annie and Patrick. These two are cute and sweet and, so far, I'm enjoying their little early-relationship storyline. However, if this keeps happening in every episode, it may get old. Not now. But maybe soon.
I was so glad to see Ben grow some balls and stand up to Teresa, who has been treating him like dirt for the last four episodes. He's right. He was weak and a little pathetic. It was heartbreaking to watch him get stomped on and I hope this new, ballsy Ben sticks around for a while. Although, the previews for next week show Ben visiting the town hooker so now I'm worried about exactly where he's going with this new attitude.
Great line from Marin as she's booting the Golden Girls out of Elmo: "No one likes a sequined party crasher."
**Emily Bergl, who plays 'Annie' on Men in Trees, has a blog over at TV Guide.