The BEST Episodes of Men in Trees

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Jan 8, 2020

Network: ABC (US)

A relationship-advice guru, upon learning that her fiancé is cheating on her, decides to stay in a small town in Alaska, the most recent stop on her book tour. It's in this remote town, where the ratio of men to women is ten to one, she realizes she can truly learn about the subject she thought she knew so well -- how to find, and keep, a good man.

Nice Day For a Dry Wedding (2)

#1 - Nice Day For a Dry Wedding (2)

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Nov 16, 2007

In this conclusion of a two-part story, dangerous and unforeseen events threaten Patrick and Annie's wedding. Marin invites Jack to be her date, and Jane flies in for the wedding only to see Sam with another woman.

star 8.67
159 votes
I Wood If I Could

#2 - I Wood If I Could

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Nov 2, 2007

Marin receives romantic gifts from both Jack and Stuart Maxson, her publisher. She also finds herself juggling dual roles as maid of honor and best man as well as party planner for their bachelor and bachelorette festivities. Meanwhile, Ben thinks about buying a professional hockey team.

star 8.47
187 votes
Sweatering It Out

#3 - Sweatering It Out

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Dec 7, 2007

Marin becomes concerned when she hasn't heard from Jack, and with good cause as she soon finds out. In his absence, she is wooed by two suitors, one with whom she has a history and another who is a complete surprise. Meanwhile, Sam and Jane attend a snowplow convention and develop an unusual living arrangement, and Sara's relationship with Eric begins to show promise.

star 8.29
215 votes
Sonata in Three Parts

#4 - Sonata in Three Parts

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Mar 5, 2008

Eager to remain positive after learning that Jack could be in peril, Marin focuses her energy on nursing Cash through his illness. Meanwhile, Patrick asks a young woman out on a date and Jerome's past life brings surprises to Annie. Eric's church group causes discord between Eric and Sara.

star 8.27
216 votes
Directors: Joanna Kerns
Writers: Cara DiPaolo
Taking the Lead

#5 - Taking the Lead

Season 2 - Episode 19 - Aired Jun 11, 2008

The First Annual Elmo Talent Show begins as Marin receives a large check for her latest book. Sam's frugality annoys Jane when he decides to drive to Elmo from New York Patrick redoubles his efforts to win back Annie.

star 8.24
213 votes
Writers: Jennifer Shaklan
The Girl Who Cried Wolf (1)

#6 - The Girl Who Cried Wolf (1)

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Nov 9, 2007

In the first of a two-part story, a heated fight between Marin and Jack is the result of an invasion of wild wolves in Elmo. Annie's mother arrives in town as a series of unfortunate events could ruin Patrick and Annie's wedding. Meanwhile, Ben's new hockey team causes problems and the church elders of Eric's church attempt to stand in the way of his relationship with Sara.

star 8.21
186 votes
Directors: Rick Wallace
Writers: Jenny Bicks, John Mankiewicz
Bed, Bat & Beyond

#7 - Bed, Bat & Beyond

Season 1 - Episode 14 - Aired Jan 25, 2007

While Marin moves into her rustic mountain cabin and finds some unexpected visitors, Jane unintentionally neglects Sam ("PlowMan"). In the meantime, Sara fills in at the Chieftain while Theresa takes care of Ben. Patrick is concerned he will not be able to give Annie the wedding of her dreams, and Celia admits to dating her boss, Richard.

star 8.18
184 votes
Directors: Matthew Diamond
Writers: Tim Davis
The Darkest Day

#8 - The Darkest Day

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Jan 11, 2007

While Marin is waiting for Lynn to leave Elmo and Jack, Annie thinks that Patrick can't have a relationship until he can survive without his mother. Meanwhile, Celia gets a visit from her out-of-town boss, Sarah comes back to Elmo and gets a surprise when she sees Ben and Theresa back as a couple. Back in NY, Jane wonders if she wants to keep a long-distance relationship with Sam "Plow Guy."

star 8.17
186 votes
Directors: Rick Wallace
Writers: Cara DiPaolo
The Buddy System

#9 - The Buddy System

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Oct 27, 2006

Marin tries to help Patrick and Buzz build their relationship, but things go haywire when Celia reveals they are actually related to one another. Marin and Annie need to unwind and go to a beauty salon. Sara begins to feel nervous about taking her EMS exam as she thinks about the future. Marin and Jack head out in search of friends who have been trapped by an avalanche caused by minor earthquake tremors.

star 8.15
189 votes
Directors: Matt Shakman
Writers: Chris Dingess
Ladies Frist

#10 - Ladies Frist

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Oct 20, 2006

Marin is surprised not only by the birthday party that the people of Elmo are throwing her, but her younger sister shows up as well. Her sister immediately has the hots for Jack and wants to marry him. Marin is left feeling insecure by her sister, because all the attention is now on her. Buzz informs Patrick that he found a plane on the mountain while he was out flying. The plane belongs to Patrick's dad and it went down over 26 years ago. Patrick starts to wonder if it is possible that his father survived the crash somehow and is still out there. Sara is officially dating Ben now, and that makes Theresa mad.

star 8.00
168 votes
Directors: Tamra Davis
Writers: Cindy Chupack
The Menaissance

#11 - The Menaissance

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Nov 10, 2006

After Jane leaks an excerpt from Marin's new book on men to The New Yorker magazine, Marin is forced to defend her career to Jack. Elmo receives a special guest singer-songwriter Jewel, whose car has broken down. She runs into her former bandmate, Theresa, in the Chieftain. Meanwhile, Celia and Patrick's new stepmother, Mai, face each other in an alpha showdown for the role of "top mom."

star 8.00
186 votes
Directors: Rick Wallace
Writers: Padma Atluri
The Indecent Proposal

#12 - The Indecent Proposal

Season 1 - Episode 17 - Aired Feb 15, 2007

While Jack and Lynn's relationship gets more complicated, Patrick decides that he wants Annie's father to agree to their marriage. Meanwhile, a new visitor, Cash, moves into Marin's cabin temporarily in exchange for repairing it.

star 8.00
183 votes
Directors: Sanaa Hamri
Writers: Jenny Bicks
Sea Change

#13 - Sea Change

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 23, 2007

Marin finds a mysterious woman's phone number in Jack's belongings while he is away on a research ship. Celia suggests that Annie help Patrick remember his old life. Ben begins to put his hockey team ahead of his friends and family. Buzz and Mai offer dating advice to Jerome and Mary Alice.

star 8.00
215 votes
Directors: Jeff Melman
Writers: Anna Fricke
No Man is an Iceland

#14 - No Man is an Iceland

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 26, 2007

After Lynn's departure, the everyone 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, pays a visit to Elmo. But when it's time for her to return to China, Mai wants her to stay. When George offers to marry her, he doesn't realize it could prevent someone else from taking his chance.

star 7.99
161 votes
New York Fiction (1)

#15 - New York Fiction (1)

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Nov 30, 2006

When Marin goes back to New York during Thanksgiving week to meet with editors regarding publishing her new book, the emotions between her and Jack escalate. Although she is happy to be back in a more familiar environment, she misses her life back in Elmo.Meanwhile, Jack has decided it's time for him to make his move concerning his "friendship" with Marin, but an unexpected event changes his plans. Thanksgiving week is a headache for most of the Elmoians. Patrick must choose between spending Thanksgiving with Annie in New York or with his new family, and Ben is hoping Theresa will help him prepare for their annual Orphan Thanksgiving.

star 7.98
213 votes
Directors: Arvin Brown
Writers: Jenny Bicks
Charity Case

#16 - Charity Case

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Feb 27, 2008

Cash brings a shocking secret with him as he returns to Elmo, and Sara and Eric work together to rebuild his church. Buzz tries to help Patrick regain his memory, but his efforts result in disastrous consequences. Sam learns more about Jane's personality after she throws away one of his favorite shirts.

star 7.98
189 votes
Writers: David S. Rosenthal
Take It Like a Man

#17 - Take It Like a Man

Season 1 - Episode 15 - Aired Feb 1, 2007

Marin receives an invitation from Stuart to join him on an overnight ski trip. Jack accompanies Lynn to the doctor for a sonogram, and Patrick tells Annie that he once made a donation to a sperm bank. Jane and Sam ("Plow Guy") teach each other some of life's secrets, while Buzz meets someone from his past.

star 7.91
213 votes
Directors: Dean White
Writers: Chris Dingess
Nice Girls Finish Frist

#18 - Nice Girls Finish Frist

Season 1 - Episode 16 - Aired Feb 8, 2007

Marin meets Cash, an attractive loner, who is the local handyman, when she can't get her construction crew to do what she wants on her cabin. Buzz's attempts to be supportive are thwarted when he learns George's secret. Meanwhile, Marin is torn as she tries to decide if she should attend Lynn's baby shower, and Jane tries to establish her New York business in Elmo so she can spend time with Sam.

star 7.88
243 votes
Directors: Jeff Melman
Writers: Anna Fricke
The Caribou in The Room

#19 - The Caribou in The Room

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Oct 13, 2006

Marin wants to find out if you really can be friends after you've spelt together. She asks Jack to take her to Anchorage so she can get a dose of culture. Patrick begins to wonder if there is a problem in his relationship with Annie, because she always asks him to leave right after they've been intimate. Meanwhile, Ben gets tired of having to sneak around with Sara, and he asked Theresa to move out.

star 7.85
186 votes
Directors: Rick Wallace
Writers: Tim Davis
History Lessons

#20 - History Lessons

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Jan 18, 2007

Marin volunteers to help at a rummage sale to deal with writer's block and her problems with Jack. She also gets an unexpected visit from Stuart Maxson, who wants to discuss the second chapter of her new book.

star 7.82
186 votes
Directors: Wendey Stanzler
Writers: Bruce Miller
Kiss and Don't Tell

#21 - Kiss and Don't Tell

Season 2 - Episode 16 - Aired Apr 23, 2008

Marin wants Cash to recuperate in her home after he is released from the hospital. Patrick gets a job in New York with Jane's company as Jane pursues another client who also writes relationship books. Meanwhile, Mai moves in with Celia, and Buzz steps in for Patrick at the inn so he can earn enough money to pay off his gambling debts.

star 7.80
157 votes
Directors: Sandy Smolan
Writers: Chris Dingess
Talk for Tat

#22 - Talk for Tat

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 6, 2006

As Elmo experiences a record heatwave, Marin realizes the energy bars she has been feeding the raccoon are making him sick. When she turns to Jack for help, she discovers something between them has changed.

star 7.80
189 votes
Directors: Joanna Kerns
Writers: Cara DiPaolo
A Tale of Two Kidneys

#23 - A Tale of Two Kidneys

Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired Mar 26, 2008

Upon Marin and Jack's return from New York , they discover Cash is in the hospital and needs a kidney transplant. Terri still feels guilty for Patrick's being struck by lightning because of the bobby pin he put in his hair at the wedding. Patrick continues to be upset with Celia for putting him in jail, and Celia is having issues with Dick's smothering ways. Meanwhile, Ben's sexy, young, new hockey player, Ivan, arrives in Elmo and is immediately enamored with Annie.

star 7.69
156 votes
New Dogs, Old Tricks

#24 - New Dogs, Old Tricks

Season 2 - Episode 17 - Aired May 28, 2008

Jack's gift of puppies distracts Marin from completing her book. Meanwhile, Annie realizes she has feeling for Ivan as she organizes the auditions for Elmo's First Annual Talent Show. In New York City, Pilar's romantic attention to Patrick leaves him confused.

star 7.68
184 votes
Directors: Wendey Stanzler
Writers: Jennie Snyder
Chemical Reactions

#25 - Chemical Reactions

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 19, 2007

Marin gets lost in the woods while looking for a special root for a stew and is found by Jack, who is filming a documentary. Lynn becomes envious of the passion she sees in other couples and wants the same kind of affection in her own relationship. Meanwhile, Patrick wants to change his surname and Sara's ex-husband wants full custody of her son.

star 7.63
216 votes
Directors: Seith Mann
Writers: Padma Atluri