Sheriff's/Jack's office. Marin bursts in to talk to Annie -- and to Patrick, who is also there. He asks after New Baby, and Marin snips at him to call Liza by her real name, adding that she left Liza at the Chieftain, playing Quarters. "Quarters at noon -- that's hardcore," mutters Patrick to Annie, and Marin, with a strained smile, agrees that Liza is a handful. "Should we not have invited her?" breathes Annie, and Marin insincerely says that she loves her sister: "We're just very different. She's a force of nature, and I'm the clean-up crew!" Marin says that New Marin is going to let New Baby be herself. Annie says that every birthday should have a resolution. "And hats!" cheers Patrick, putting on a tiny red cowboy hat. Marin nixes hats, to which Patrick sadly agrees. Marin then tries to confirm that Liza is her last surprise: "My parents aren't going to jump out of a cake or something." "We didn't think of that!" quavers the sarcasm-impaired Annie, leaping to her feet. Marin tells them to...not, and Annie duly writes down, "No more surprises," because otherwise she would forget, I guess. Marin's on her way out when Jack comes in. Marin asks whether he's coming to the party. "What party?" says Jack, and Marin starts right in with the arm-flapping about the birthday that, a few hours ago, she wanted to keep a secret, but before she can get up a full head of steam on it, Jack interrupts to let her know he was kidding; she doesn't need to worry -- her birthday is the talk of Elmo. He adds, "I already laid out my clothes. Can't wait." I think Jack has decided that the best way to deal with Marin is to tell her whatever she wants to hear, rather than go with his usual radical honesty.
Men In Trees
Episode Report CardWing Chun: B+ | 347 USERS: C+
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Men In Trees