Episode PremiereApril 14, 2010
Show Period2009 - now
Production CompanyABC Studios, Coquette Prod., Doozer Prod.
Cast and Crew
- Courteney Cox as Jules Cobb
- Christa Miller as Ellie Torres
- Busy Philipps as Laurie Keller
- Dan Byrd as Travis Cobb
- Brian Van Holt as Bobby
- Josh Hopkins as Grayson Ellis
- Ian Gomez as Andy Torres / Andy
Travis is crushed when Kylie dumps him. Jules, however, is thrilled. It's not that she likes to see her son in pain. She's just happy to be the one who gets to fix him. As jazzed as Jules is to be the comforting mom, she's also plenty peeved at the person who caused her baby boy such heartbreak. But she's taken aback when Kylie spills the news that Travis cheated on her.
Jules is afraid Travis picked up the cheating gene from his dad, so he asks Bobby to have a chat with him. During the discussion, Jules discovers that Bobby's never been unfaithful to anyone but her. All these years, she thought he was a serial cheater. This leads her to track down Jeff to see if he was ever unfaithful. Turns out, he cheated on her, too. So did Billy Miller in kindergarten. This has Jules feeling like a bit of a doormat.
When Jules finds out that Kylie has taken back Travis, she rushes off to tell the girl she made a mistake. She doesn't want Kylie to end up like her-in love with a cheat. When Travis arrives, he tells his mom that he kissed Tina Spangler and Kylie kissed her brother, Joey Spangler. That means they're even. Travis explains, "We're in high school. We both find the Spangler family attractive." It doesn't mean he's his dad.
In other relationship news, things are going great between Grayson and Sarah. Ellie really likes the G-man's girlfriend, so she gladly accepts an invitation to dinner. After the meal, an intoxicated Andy starts dropping his patented inappropriate question bombs. During the rapid fire round, Andy asks, "Are you worried that Sarah's gonna feel insecure because you're so tight and flirty with Jules?" Excellent question bomb, Andy!
When Sarah catches Grayson comforting a depressed Jules, she actually does start to wonder about the nature of their relationship. Grayson assures her that he and Jules are just friends. He promises to close down the bar early so they can have a special evening together. Sounds like a plan!
Bobby and Andy engage in a game of emotion chicken. The first one to cry while listening to Harry Chapin's 1974 hit Cat's in the Cradle loses. Both men get misty quickly, but it's Andy who becomes an emotional wreck. His pain is amplified when Laurie says baby Stan doesn't look like him. This causes the depressed dad to embark on a mission to find traits he shares with his son.
Since Andy liked animals when he was a kid, Laurie suggests a trip to the petting zoo to see if Stan feels the same way. Bobby is a frequent visitor to the zoo, as they have good takeout meals. No, they don't sell food. Bobby just swipes live chickens for a little home cookin'. When Andy picks up a goose, the big bird becomes agitated and latches onto Andy's neck with its beak. This leaves Andy with a big honkin' goose hickey.
Andy is worried that Ellie will freak because he has a hickey after spending the day with Laurie. Punishment for infidelity involves gardening shears. Fear not, Ellie knows her hubby isn't a cheat. He was just trying to find something in common with his son. A diaper change reveals that Stan is a rather well-endowed baby boy. Andy realizes that he and his son do share similar traits, or at least one pretty big one.
Jules is still feeling the aftershocks of getting burnt by past loves. She pours her heart out to Grayson who says, "You'll be fine. You just need to find the guy that can never bear the thought of hurting you like that." He's out there somewhere, maybe closer than she knows. When Jules mentions to Grayson that he's supposed to close up early, he tells her not to sweat it.
When Grayson shows up way late for his date with Sarah, she shows herself out the door. As Grayson watches Sarah drive out of his life, Jules tells him she's sorry from across the way. When she catches him staring at her a little longer than usual, she asks if they are playing emotional chicken. All Grayson can say is, "Goodnight, Jules." Well, it may not have been emotional chicken, but it was emotional.