Marin attempts to destroy some harmless plant life by yanking Jack's tree out of the ground. It doesn't give an inch. It's called an axe, Marin. She heads to the Chieftain, where she has the great good fortune of almost walking into Lynn on her way out. Awkward! Marin gets seated at the bar and everyone makes fun of her and her failed relationship with Jack. Ha ha ha! They hate her. Ben warns her to finish up her home improvements soon, because an Arctic Cyclone is a-heading their way. Marin cracks lame jokes about not hearing "arctic cyclone" much in New York, along with "excuse me" and "rent control." Either no one in Alaska is familiar with rent control, or else they all hate her, because they pointedly don't laugh along with her.
At the radio station, Patrick informs Marin that during Arctic Cyclones, everyone in town grabs their pre-packed emergency bags and heads for the Chieftain. They also have an emergency phone tree that is rather complicated, since not everyone in town has a phone. If you don't have a phone in 2007, you deserve to be left off the emergence-tree entirely as far as I'm concerned. With that, Marin begins her broadcast by insulting the town and its stubborn trees.
Over at the Buzz and Mai home, Mai is packing their emergency bags when she stumbles across an old file. She opens it to find that a silly prop guy has circled one picture of a mail-order bride and written "#1!" next to it. The other picture is of Mai, who just gets an "OK." Not even any punctuation! Mai is less than thrilled.
And over with the cop couple, Richard farts in Celia's closet and kills the mood.
The next day, Cash has finished painting the floor of Marin's writing room and put up some shelves for her. She's not pleased; she wanted to do it all herself. She feels like she can't get anything done. Cash offers to help, and Marin assumes he's trying to have sex with her. He isn't, and Marin thinks way too highly of herself. He suggests a "spiritual rebirth."
Next time we see them, they're hiking up the mountain to see Master Todd, who lives in a treehouse. Since this show is called Men in Trees, I guess every single man on it has to live in an actual tree.
Master Todd hates Marin as much as everyone else on this show and quickly says he "can't work with this." She asks him for his academic credentials, and he proudly says he went to DeVry while Cash nods solemnly. Master Todd tells her to write all her issues down on rocks and throw them off the mountain in order to be truly free from them. With that, he asks for fifty bucks.