Something so big happened on last night’s Cougar Town that they titled the episode “Something Big!” Clever writers. Anyway, the road to marriage isn’t an easy one, particularly when you’re packing a lot of extra baggage. So off to therapy Jules and Grayson went to make sure their relationship was completely baggage free before tying the knot. Therapy was a success, but then they hit a pretty big speed bump when they learned Grayson had (gasp!) fathered a child with a former girlfriend/clubbing partner.
Enter Holly (Briga Heelan), Grayson’s baby mama, and his daughter, Tampa. The best thing about this “something big” was that Laurie not only knew Holly from grade school, she was also Tampa’s godmother. What what! As you can imagine, Jules was none too pleased when she learned her fiance had a child with another person. It was a problem not even Big Carl could solve, and ultimately, Jules had to decide if it was going to be a dealbreaker for her. But wise Ellie helped her see the light: Jules has a kid with another person too, and “he gets his dream kid, and your 43-year-old egg maker gets off scot-free.” Problem solved!
Meanwhile, Ellie had taken up wave sitting so she could have some alone time. Bobby interrupted her time alone and offered to transform her wave sitting into actual surfing. But you know what they say: You can’t teach an unteachable woman new tricks. Thanks to some advice from new girlfriend, Angie, Bobby stuck it out and successfully taught Ellie how to hang ten. Awww. He’ll always be there for her!
And in my favorite story line of the night, Travis and Laurie explored their “relationship” or whatever the heck it is. I know it might be creepy, but I just love these two together, and I can’t help but root for them. I think I’m officially a Laurie/Travis shipper. Anyway, it seemed as though Travis had outgrown his crush on Laurie, finally realizing nothing real would ever happen. But all that flirting made Laurie feel special, and she was jonesing for her Travis attention. He even told her no when she asked him to go to
lunch louie with her! But at the end of the day, Travis couldn’t give up the opportunity to make her smile by participating in his college’s black fraternity step dance. These two are totally going to happen, right?