Season 1 Episode 8 episode 8

Family Tree Episode 8 "Cowboy" Guide


Here's the official guide of Family Tree episode 8 "Cowboy". This episode airs on Sunday, July 7 on HBO.

Other HBO playdates: July 7 (10:30 p.m., midnight), 9 (10:30 p.m.), 10 (midnight) and 11 (midnight)
HBO2 playdates: July 8 (9:00 p.m.), 9 (11:00 p.m.) and 10 (10:30 a.m.)

  • On their last day in California, Bea (Nina Conti), Monk and Pete (Tom Bennett) hit the beach, while Tom (Chris O’Dowd), accompanied by Ally (Amy Seimetz), meets Tom’s distant cousin Melvin Schmelff (Bob Balaban), whose grandfather was Tumbleweed Tim, a famous silent-movie cowboy star.
  • As Melvin shows them some classic Hollywood history, Tom gets a panicked phone call from Bea: Monk has gone missing at the beach! Tom, Ally, Bea, Pete and Melvin form a search party to find Monk, but Venice Beach is no place for a monkey puppet to get lost.
  • Later, Al (Ed Begley, Jr.) and Kitty (Carrie Aizley) throw a farewell party for Tom, which leads to the discovery of more dark secrets – and a turning point in Tom’s relationship with Ally.