Elmo, Alaska -The
comedy/drama MEN IN TREES/ABC/2006+ featured the small town police
force of Elmo Alaska.
Police Chief Celia Bachelor
The Elmo Police Department consisted of widowed Police Chief Celia
Bachelor (Cynthia Stevenson) and Police supervisor Richard Ellis
(Currie Graham), Celia's romantic interest.
Together, they maintain law and order in the remote Alaskan
wilderness. Celia's maiden name is Hisbut
Dick and Celia in a private moment
Other citizens in the town of Elmo included.
- Derek Richardson as
Celia's son Patrick O'Bachelorton who runs the town
inn. He really hates the way his mother is so clingy. Celia arrested
Patrick once for pulling a reckless stunt. While in jail, Patrick
refused to speak to Celia, even after Celia baked him cookies shaped
in the message of "I Love You" (The letter "I", the shape of a
heart, and the letter "U"). Eventually, they resolved their
differences, but the mother son dynamic was always at the root of
something or another in their lives, like the time Celia tried to be
patient as she taught Patrick how to drive. She insisted he follow
the rules. He just wanted to drive.
Patrick's last name of O'Bachelorton is compilation of the "O" from
Annie "O'Donnell (Patrick's fiancée), his original name "BACHELOR", and
"TON" from his
biological father Buzz Washington (John Amos), an African American
pilot who owns one of the only planes that flies people in and out
of Elmo. Buzz also has a gay son named George Washington.
Celia teaches Patrick how to drive
- Anne Heche as Marin First, a New York City relationship coach and
best-selling author who traveled to Alaska for a speaking
engagement. Unfortunately, along the way, she finds pictures of her
fiancé with an other woman. Shattered at his infidelity, Marin seeks
out the seclusion of Elmo, Alaska to mend her wounds. To her
delight, she finds that town of Elmo is overstocked with eligible
handsome bachelors and so she buys a cabin by a lake and settles in
to do some soul searching and write her next book. Meanwhile she
hosts the local radio program with Patrick. He is an avid fan of
- Emily Bergl as Annie O'Donnell, a devoted fan of Marin's literary
works who followed Marin to Elmo. She became Patrick's fiancée but
when a lightning bolt hits Patrick in the head, he got amnesia and
failed to remember his love for Annie.
- Seanna Kofoed as Jane Burns, Marin's editor who falls in love with
Sam, the "Plow Guy" (Ty Olsson), a snow plow driver.
- James Tupper as Jack Slattery, a local fish and game biologist who
falls in love with Marin
- Abraham Benrubi as Ben Thomasson, the owner of The Chieftain, the
town bar. He coaches the Huskies, the local hockey team
- Suleka Mathew as Sara Jackson, an ex-prostitute, single mother and
waitress at the Chieftain. She is Ben's former girlfriend.
- Sarah Strange as Theresa Thomasson, Ben's wife and backup singer for
the popular singer Jewel, another Alaskan native.
Lauren Tom as Mai Washington, Buzz's talkative, Asian-American wife.
She has a side business of selling items from unclaimed luggage.
- Timothy Webber as Jerome Robinsky, a once famous musical
composer and regular at The Chieftain
- Justine Bateman as Lynn Barstow, Jack's pregnant ex-girlfriend.
- Scott Elrod as Cash, a handsome nomadic handyman who agrees to fix
up Marin's cabin by a lake in exchange for room and board. He is
attracted to Marin. Cash later learns he needs a kidney transplant.
Marin offered to give him one of hers. In the end, Cash receives a
kidney donation from a gay hairstylist.
- Nicholas Lea as Eric, the town minister who is dating Sara
Celia on duty
helping locals Annie, Marin and Jack
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