'Cougar Town' react: The zip line metaphor
Jules and Grayson have only been engaged for a week (of TV time), but the couple is already planning their upcoming nuptials. Being the people-pleaser she is, Jules’ plans thus far include: a Tuesday wedding so Bobby doesn’t have to work, a spring wedding so Laurie will be sans ankle monitor, and some kind of private bang room for Ellie and Andy. (Prince Charles!) The groom-to-be does not get a say. Duh!
But perhaps the most important task was for Jules to select a maid of honor. Naturally, she asked Ellie. But our dear Jelly Bean wanted the job, too. Laurie asked Jules if she could have two maids of honor, or co-MOHs. (And you’re right, Laurie. It’s a total T saver. But in this recap we have time for all the words!) Jules gave in, and then had to make up a story about losing a toe to keep both Ellie and Laurie happy. Man, people-pleasing is hard. Ellie and Laurie divvied up the MOH duties, and by divvied I mean Laurie was assigned all the work. But let’s not forget that Ellie is a mean person. She threatened to tell Laurie that Jules only agreed to have two maids of honor out of pity. Jules sustained an injury (more on that later), and the MOH conversation was essentially dropped. For now. We all know that great battle is not over.
Mr. Pees With No Hands Grayson accompanied Travis to visit Chick (Ken Jenkins) at his ranch. And after Travis and city mouse Grayson had to ride a horse double dude, things got serious. Chick told Grayson to shoot his horse to put her out of her misery, but she was never really sick. Thankfully, Grayson — quite literally — couldn’t pull the trigger. At least Chick’s heart was in the right place. He was only torturing Grayson because he felt like he didn’t protect her from her good man/crap husband Bobby. Chick was only making sure Grayson was worthy of his daughter.
Speaking of Bobby, he decided to gift Jules with a metaphor for her engagement present. And nothing screams “I’m okay that my ex-wife is marrying my good friend” like a zip line connecting their two houses! Bobby totally gets metaphors. Unfortunately, he can’t gift them. Jules suffered internal bleeding (not really) following a zip line injury, and Bobby agreed to take it down. But not before Jules thanked him for sweet gesture.
UP NEXT: The best lines and moments of the night…
++ Learning the eavesdropping ninja Jules takes a bath/shower/bath. “That’s a bath, a shower to wash off the bath, and a final clean bath. Cause that’s normal.” —Grayson
++ The title card: “Titles we liked better than Cougar Town. Sunshine State, The Drinking Age, Cougar City, Mid-Life”
++ “It’s so romantic like that movie Inception when Leo loves his wife so much. But then she gets mad and moves to that weird city where there’s like no people and earthquakes all the time. Then, he ends up on snow mountain and falls in love with Juno!” —Laurie who SPOILER(!) didn’t really understand the plot to Inception
++ “When I said, ‘Ricky, I don’t care that you’re way shorter than me’ what I meant was, ‘lose my number, Frodo!'” —Laurie
++ Jules: “…And then Ansel Adams here takes pictures of it.”
Travis: “You know who Ansel Adams is?”
Jules: “No. But I can tell by your tone I used her name right.”
++ “Go wash up before Stan sees you. That little snitch tells his psychiatrist everything.” —Ellie to Andy, following one of their fake murders
++ Ellie’s impression of Laurie. What what!
++ “His name is Chick. He calls people puddin’. He has both formal and informal overalls.” —Travis explaining that, yes, his grandfather lives on a ranch
++ Travis: “The back of my neck is sore from your chin stubble.”
Grayson: “Well my entire crotch is sweaty from your butt heat, so nobody wins.”
++ Ellie: “Semantics!”
Ellie: “Not a movie. A word!”
What did you think of “A Mind With a Heart of It’s Own?” How did it compare to the season 3 premiere? Is anyone else completely bummed they didn’t get to see the portrait of Jules and Grayson made completely of chocolate? And what was your favorite line of the night? Now make sure you comment. Thanks, babe!