When Tom opened the box from his distant family member, his entire world changed. Once directionless and content to wallow in the face of a breakup and a job loss, he now had something to keep him going and get him back out into the world, even if he’s merely looking into the history of his family. With each piece of information that he gathers, he gets one step closer to figuring out where he should go in life, so with a little help from Bea and a lot of help from Pete, this trip down the Chadwick family rabbit hole shows no signs of ending anytime soon. What will he find out next about his extended family?
Listed below are the dates, times, titles, descriptions, and repeat information for the three upcoming episodes of Family Tree.
SUNDAY, JUNE 16 (10:30-11:00 p.m.) – “Welcome to America”
Tom arrives in Los Angeles to stay with his American cousins, Al and Kitty Chadwick (Carrie Aizley), and to discover why his great-great-grandfather Charles left for England more than a hundred years ago. Al has invited two other cousins – Rick (Matt Griesser), who also lives in California, and Dave (Christopher Guest), who’s on a road trip from North Carolina – to a family barbecue. With Rick’s girlfriend, Julie (Maria Blasucci), and Al’s neighbor, Mike (Fred Willard), rounding out the party, everyone gets to know each other a little better, and they put their heads together to figure out how the family ended up having branches in both the U.S. and England. As the drinks flow, tongues loosen, inhibitions are dropped, and ice is not the only thing that gets broken underneath the California sun.
Other HBO playdates: June 16 (12:30 a.m.), 18 (10:30 p.m.), 19 (midnight) and 20 (midnight)
HBO2 playdates: June 17 (9:00 p.m.), 18 (11:30 p.m.), 19 (10:00 p.m.) and 23 (1:40 p.m.)
SUNDAY, JUNE 23 (10:30-11:00 p.m.) – “Civil War”
Tom’s cousin Rick, an American Civil War enthusiast, helps Tom find out more about his great-great-grandfather Charles’ mysterious activities as a soldier in the war. They visit a Civil War expert, Harvey Krupp (Don Lake), who agrees to investigate further on Tom’s behalf, and invites him to take part in a Civil War reenactment that he organized. A car accident leads Tom to meet Ally Keele (Amy Seimetz), a beautiful aspiring writer, and the attraction appears to be mutual. Tom gamely participates in the Civil War reenactment with Rick, Julie and Harvey, but war isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. During the battle, he gets a phone call with news from England. Afterwards, Harvey gives him even more interesting news about his great-great-grandfather, which explains a lot of things.
Other HBO playdates: June 23 (12:30 a.m.), 25 (9:30 p.m.), 26 (midnight) and 27 (midnight)
HBO2 playdates: June 24 (9:00 p.m.), 25 (11:30 p.m.), 26 (9:30 p.m.) and 30 (11:50 a.m.)
SUNDAY, JUNE 30 (10:00-10:30 p.m.) – “Indians”
Tom rents a classic convertible car and meets Ally for lunch, where they get to know each other a little better. Bea and Pete arrive to share Tom’s last two weeks in America. Tom has done more genealogical research and discovers that his and Bea’s great-great-grandmother, Rebecca, may have been Native American. He, Pete, Bea and Monk drive to an Indian reservation to trace his Native American past, and meet Running Bull (Graham Greene), a chief, and White Feather (Saginaw Grant), an elderly shaman. Their inquiries lead them to a store, where Marty (Kevin Pollak), the owner, reveals the surprising truth about Tom’s great-great-grandmother. And a phone call from Mr. Pfister in London, who has Tom’s DNA results, tells him even more about his roots.
Other HBO playdates: June 30 (10:30 p.m., midnight) and July 2 (10:30 p.m.), 3 (midnight) and 4 (midnight)
Family Tree currently airs Sundays at 10:30 on HBO. The show will move to 10:00 on June 30th and stay there for its season finale the following week. You can check out descriptions of the next two episodes here.
Have you been watching Family Tree? What all do you think Tom will find out about his family? Will the trip to America prove to be fruitful in terms of information (and perspective) gained?