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Cougar Town

Episode 3.02 : A Mind with a Heart of its Own

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TV Info


Episode Premiere

February 21, 2012

Distributor

TBS

Genre

Comedy, Drama

Show Period

2009 - now

Production Company

ABC Studios, Coquette Prod., Doozer Prod.

Cast and Crew


Director

John Putch

Screenwriter

Chrissy Pietrosh, Jessica Goldstein

Main Cast


Additional Cast

Synopsis


Travis lets Grayson know that his mother is an eavesdropping ninja. That means Jules has many stealth-like moves to get closer to the action when others are talking about her. She also hates when people spoil movies, TV shows and books for her. Actually, she's cool if you spoil books. Of course, that's probably not the case for ones that get turned into movies. Anyway...

Jules is planning a spring wedding because that's when Laurie will be freed from her ankle monitor. It'll be on a Tuesday because that's Bobby's day off. She'll also need a private room for Andy and Ellie so they can have sex at some point during the ceremony. Grayson's belief that he actually has a say in the wedding plans gets a big laugh from the rest of the Cul-De-Sac Crew.

Bobby gets the perfect wedding present for Jules and Grayson. It's a zip-line that goes back and forth to their houses. Somehow we don't think he snagged a gift receipt. That's too bad because Andy and Laurie don't think Jules is going to like it. His friends are right. Thankfully, Andy is around to do a super-sad two-man zip-line run with his pal to lift Bobby's spirits.

Grayson heads off to ask Jules' father, Chick (guest star Ken Jenkins) for permission to marry his daughter. Before that can happen, the G-man will have to spend a little time with dear old dad on his ranch. Chick says his beloved horse, Annabelle, is sick. The old girl needs to be put out of her misery. In other words, Chick wants Grayson to shoot Annabelle.

The whole horse-shooting notion is just Chick's way of seeing if Grayson is willing to do anything for his daughter. Travis lets his grandfather know that his mom's new man is okay. He actually would do anything for Jules, including shooting a perfectly healthy horse. Wait a minute. Is that gun still in the barn?!

Andy forgot to put away the ice cream, so Ellie kills him. Okay, it's not a real murder. It's just a staged crime scene these two do to help strengthen their marriage. Whatever works, right? In other news, Ellie is thrilled to be the Maid of Honor at her BFF's wedding, but she wants the bride-to-be to stop people-pleasing. No problem, right? Wrong. Jules can't help but say yes to Laurie's request to be a Co-Maid of Honor. This news makes Ellie hiss. It's a new sibilant sound she's trying out.

Jules claims that if Laurie is a co-maid of honor, she could do all the work. Ellie buy into this plan as long as it doesn't fall into the realm of people-pleasing. That's why she can never know that that the whole Co-MoH (that's short for Co-Maid of Honor) idea came from Laurie. Of course, Ellie's new hiss is heard once again after the secret is blown.

Ellie threatens to tell Laurie that her Co-MoH" role was given to her out of pity. Jules must stop her before she crosses the cul-de-sac. If only she had a zip-line handy. Oh, wait. She does! Unfortunately, Jules does NOT stick the landing.

Jules appreciates Bobby's gift and the fact that he's cool with her marrying another man. She's still made at Ellie though. Being a people-pleaser makes her happy. Ellie apologizes, but Jules is still mad enough to kill her. Thankfully, they have all the means to create a cool crime scene. Jules may not be great with a zip-line, but she sure can handle a bloody chainsaw.

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