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On this page you'll find Synopses, not really reviews.... for Season I & what's already been of Season II - enjoy!

Just so you know, I did NOT write these synopsis - found them and thought you'd like to see them and what you may have missed.

Season 1: 2006-2007

Season 1, consisting of 17 episodes, first premiered in the United States on the ABC network on September 12, 2006 with Pilot, and ended on February 15, 2007 with The Indecent Proposal.

1"Pilot"September 12, 2006
Relationship coach and best-selling author Marin Frist goes to a small town in Alaska for a conference about real love and the best ways to get married. After her own relationship falls apart, she finds herself stuck in a town full of the one thing she doesn't really need -- available men.

2"Power Shift"September 15, 2006
Marin is still adapting to her new lifestyle and her new job as relationship adviser on Patrick's radio station. Meanwhile, she has opened the door to a new romance with a handsome stranger.

3"For What It's Worth..."September 22, 2006
This year the town's charity Bachelor Auction host will be -- Marin Frist! Meanwhile, the relation between Patrick and Annie is ready to go to the next step, meeting Patrick's overprotective mother, and another relationship gets more complicated - that of Ben and Theresa.

4"Sink or Swim"September 29, 2006
Because Marin has been away from New York for a while now, people there are beginning to forget her and are starting rumors she could be dead. When the Elmo town elder passes away, Elmo's sister city breaks its ties with the town just before the New Moon Festival, and Marin sees an opportunity to be useful by finding a new sister city for Elmo.

5"Talk for Tat"October 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.

6"The Caribou in The Room"October 13, 2006
Marin wants to find out if you really can be friends after you've slept 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 asks Theresa to move out.

7"Ladies Frist"October 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.


8" The Buddy System"October 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.

9"The Menaissance"November 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."

10"New York Fiction (1)"November 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.

11"New York Fiction (2)"December 7, 2006
While Jack is waiting for Marin to return from New York, he receives an unexpected visitor, who has arrived in Elmo with a secret. Meantime, the relationship between Annie and Patrick isn't getting better after he neglects her at Thanksgiving dinner. Also, Theresa and Ben ponder their future; Jane and Sam spend a romantic time together in New York.

12"The Darkest Day"January 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".

13"History Lessons"January 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.

14"Bed, Bat & Beyond"January 25, 2007
While Marin moves into her rustic mountain cabin and finds some unexpected visitors, Jane unintentionally neglects Sam. 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.

15"Take It Like a Man"February 1, 2007
Marin experiments with being 'one of the guys'. Jane and Sam teach one another skills traditionally associated with the opposite gender. Jack works through issues about the baby.

16"Nice Girls Finish First"February 8, 2007
Marin can't get her construction crew to work on her run-down cabin and meets a sexy loner. Buzz learns George's secret -- the son he hasn't seen since the boy was eight. Meanwhile, Marin must decide if she should attend Lynn's baby shower, and, in order to spend time with Sam, Jane tries to establish her New York business in Elmo.

17"The Indecent Proposal"February 15, 2007
When Marin lets the sexy and free-spirited Cash temporarily move into her cabin in exchange for repairing it, she must get used to his lifestyle. Meanwhile, Marin finds herself unprepared for some surprising news she hears about Jack and Lynn. And Patrick wants to officially propose to Annie by asking her father for her hand in marriage, so she takes him to New York to meet her parents and other family members.

 

Season 2: 2007-2008

Season 2, presumably consisting of 27 episodes, first premiered in New Zealand on the TV2 network on June 25, 2007 with Chemical Reactions[1]. Season 2 will premiere on ABC on October 12, 2007 with the first produced episode of Season 2. [2]


18"A Tree Grows In Elmo"October 12, 2007
To help Marin get rid of issues that weigh her down, Cash takes her to visit a guru. On the way back down the mountain trail, an arctic cyclone erupts. Meanwhile Celia and Dick take their relationship to a new intimacy level, and Sara tells Ben about her mysterious court summons much to the chagrin of wife Theresa.

19"Chemical Reactions"October 19, 2007
Marin gets lost in the woods and is found by Jack. Lynn becomes envious of the passion she sees in other couples and wants the same in her own relationship. Meanwhile, Sara's ex-husband wants full custody of her son.

20"No Man Is An Iceland"October 26, 2007
Now that Jack's fiancee has left town, everyone in Elmo assumes that Marin and Jack will get back together. Mai's cousin from China comes to visit.

21"I Would If I Could"November 2, 2007
Romance finds its way back into Marin's life as she receives gifts from two men. She also juggles being both maid of honour and best man for Patrick and Annie's wedding. Sara struggles with a church policy.

22"The Girl Who Cried Wolf"November 9, 2007
Wild wolves descend on Elmo, leading to a heated fight between Marin and Jack. A series of ill-fated events threatens Patrick & Annie's wedding.

23"Nice Day For A Dry Wedding"November 16, 2007
Reconsidering her feelings for Jack, Marin invites him to be her wedding date; but Patrick and Annie's wedding is threatened by dangerous and unforeseen events. Jane flies in for the nuptials and has an impulsive reaction when she sees her ex-boyfriend, Sam, with his date. Meanwhile, Dick and Celia become too attached; Sara helps her minister deal with the fall out of his actions toward his congregation; and Cash returns to Elmo.

24"Sea Change"November 23, 2007
Marin finds a mysterious woman's phone number in Jack's belongings while he is away studying whales in the Bering Sea. 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, and Jane drops a bombshell on Marin.

25"Sweatering it Out"December 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.

26"Charity Case"February 27, 2008