Quick Take: Cougar Town, "Something Big"
"That makes less sense than non-alcoholic beer. Or soccer." – Bobby
Review: Cougar Town, "Something Big"
(S0306) As it turns out, Cougar Town is as small as it is fictional (and poorly named), and before getting together with Jules, Grayson's bartending job got him a lot of action. So much action, in fact, that he has a lost-and-found box filled with artefacts from his one-night stands – including Laurie's bra. After apparently working out their baggage at pre-marriage marriage counselling, Gray and Jules receive some game-changing news: Grayson has a daughter.
It really shouldn't be a big deal. Jules has a son from an earlier relationship, and now, so does Grayson – the only difference being that neither of them knew about it. And instead of the other parent being Bobby, it's Laurie's eerily-similar childhood friend, Holly. And instead of being named Travis, her name is Tampa. Yes, like the Bay.
After confirming her worst fears with a positive paternity test, Jules takes some time alone to compose herself and decide whether she can still move forward with the wedding. Ellie, meanwhile, is spending her own time alone wave-sitting, evidently not knowing how to actually surf. Bobby tries to take up training her, but she proves to be as stubborn as he is willing to give up on her. This leaves Angie (Sarah Chalke) to finally relay a story that doesn't end with her friend dying.
Leaving her own friends to their devices, Laurie seeks solace to her loneliness from Travis, who wants to wait out his final week of being confined to a helmet indoors. She instead occupies herself with helping Trav's roommate learn how to stomp – which is apparently a type of dance – for his fraternity audition. Laurie and Travis may only be innocently flirting now, but it's still early in the season; there's already been an engagement, a new love interest, and now a new baby, so there's no telling what other developments are in store.
It takes some words of wisdom forced out of Ellie and a mock-counselling session with Andy for Jules to realize the benefits of having a daughter without having to give birth to her. Though they'll have to curb Holly's influence on Tampa, Jules and Grayson (after stealing their therapist's notes on them) know that they have a bright future ahead of them, barring any more surprise additions to the family.