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Cougar Town

Episode 2.09 : When the Time Comes

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TV Info


Episode Premiere

November 24, 2010

Distributor

TBS

Genre

Comedy, Drama

Show Period

2009 - now

Production Company

ABC Studios, Coquette Prod., Doozer Prod.

Cast and Crew


Director

Bruce Leddy

Screenwriter

Mary Fitzgerald

Main Cast


Additional Cast

  • LaMarcus Tinker

Synopsis


It's time for the most romantic day of the year—Thanksgiving!

There's a reason Jules wants to make turkey day this the most romantic Thanksgiving ever. When Grayson runs into his ex-wife at the market, he follows her around the aisles. It's not as stalker-scary as it sounds. Jules is with him the entire time. The G-man just wanted his ex to see how happy he is with her. Jules is so moved by this that she doles out her very first "I love you" over by the apples. Grayson responds with a nice little "thank you" before heading off to Aisle 2 to get some yams.

Jules claims she isn't all that worried about not getting an "I love you" return. After all, they were in a grocery store. It's not an ideal setting for Grayson to get all mushy. The guy hates fluorescent lighting. Jules feels he just needs a little romantic push to say those three little words. So she orders everyone to dress nice for their Thanksgiving dinner while she breaks out the candles and a Teddy Pendergrass CD.

Laurie is very upset when Andy loses his cell phone. Something like that would devastate her. She has so many cool things on her phone. She recently got an App in which Zach Braff tells you what appetizer to order. The former Scrubs star is a big fan of potato skins and pot stickers. Andy believes in his heart that he'll get his phone back, which he does. Yes, everything goes Andy's way because he believes it will.

Laurie and Ellie try to crush Andy's unyielding optimism by stealing his wedding ring. It's very important to him and not just because of its "2 Legit 2 Quit" inscription. Hey, it seemed like it would be a timeless saying back in the 90's. Anyway, Andy does a hard target search for the ring but comes up empty. When Ellie and Laurie lose the ring for real, they come clean. Amazingly, Andy is still optimistic. It's really annoying.

Bobby's bummed when he learns that people don't always understand what he's saying. That fact that his friends choose to humor him when he spews out incoherent gibberish bugs him even more. A video of Bobby's ramblings after he won a few bucks with a lottery ticket has him thinking he's some kind of monster. But Trav's also odd-talking roommate, Kevin, sets him straight by saying he should be grateful his friends love him just the way he is. Well said, Kevin. Well said.

As the mellifluous sounds of Teddy Pendergrass echo through the house, Jules lures Grayson into the kitchen to do some smooching and sample some stuffing. Grayson looks like he may say "I love you" until a hideous gurgling sound emanates from his stomach. There were oysters in that stuffing and he's allergic. Let the cold sweats and holiday hurling begin!

The romantic Thanksgiving Jules planned seems to be falling apart. She seeks comfort in Big Carl, the wine goblet that replaced the recently-deceased Big Joe. But Carl can only "almost" fix everything. Jules heads over to Grayson's place to ask him if he loves her even though moves like that often end relationships. Andy talks her out of her plan moments before finding his wedding ring. Pays to be optimistic!

Laurie brings out the turkey after completing her ninth and final wardrobe change of the day. She was trying to break Katy Perry's record of 12 outfit changes at the MTV Music Awards. Sadly, she ran out of boob tape. Maybe she'll get some more for Christmas.

Jules makes her annual Thanksgiving toast to say how grateful she is for all of the people in her life. It's a speech Grayson doesn't want to miss, so he makes his way over to the table while shivering under a blanket. As dinner is served, Grayson thanks Jules for not pressuring him on the "I love you" front. Jules says he can take as much time as he needs. But not too much time. Happy Thanksgiving!

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