Men in Trees: The Darkest Day
The title of this week's episode refers to the winter solstice, the darkest day in Alaska, so you know it's going to be a downer.
Teresa talked Lynn into staying, making Justine Bateman a permanent cast member. Lynn's reason is that it "takes a village" to raise a child, but it was only an excuse because she really wanted to stay and try to get Jack back. She even instigated a kiss with him, which freaked him out and he admitted to her that he's in love with Marin. But the truth is he is in love with both women.Marin cuts herself loose from the love triangle, breaking her own heart and Jack's heart.
Patrick is in agony without Annie. In my opinion, he is the one who is wrong. He got wrapped up in his new family and caused Annie to feel left out. Then he went running to his mother, which made matters worse. Annie (rightfully) accused him of not being a man.
I wasn't quite sure how Celia's fling with her superior was supposed to fit in until the end... She has sex with him and then hides the relationship from Patrick because she doesn't have time for anyone but him. No wonder Patrick has never had the chance to grow up. She sees him as a 9-year old boy. Luckily, Patrick sees that his mother is overbearing and he cuts her loose. He reunited with Annie at the end with a hug and kiss.
The end of the episode re-opens a third love triangle: Sarah is back. I worry that the storylines are going to get stale. All it seems to be up there in Alaska is love triangles.
On a sidenote: The timeline here has me confused. Marin said that Jack left her a voicemail three days ago, which was on Thanksgiving night, remember? And now it's winter solstice (Dec. 21)? Details, details.