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Cougar Town Review: "Wake Up Time"

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The theme of this week's episode of Cougar Town was definitely cheating as it tied the main story lines of "Wake Up Time" together.  The main cheaters?  Like father like son, it was Bobby and Travis.

Kylie from Cougar Town

When Jules learned that Travis was dumped, she had to hop into "Jules" mode and be there to comfort her son.  However, after learning that it was because Travis cheated on Kylie, it clearly brought up some pent up feelings from Bobby, especially when she learned he only cheated on her.

From there, the episode really became about Jules, leaving the petty high school romance where it belongs... in the background.  We saw a brief cameo by Scott Foley, reprising his role as Jeff, only to reveal that he also "cheated" on Jules before they became exclusive.  We love this guy and any excuse to bring him back on scene.

Speaking of guest stars, Jules' issues even found a way to break up Sara and Grayson.  That's a shame because Sheryl Crow, besides always looking gorgeous, was really starting to blend together with the rest of the cast.

Unfortunately, the show will always be about at some point pairing up Grayson and Jules, giving no other guest starring relationships a fighting chance.  We'll just have to learn not to get attached to characters like Jeff and Sara.

Meanwhile, Andy's side plot, which was loosely tied in to Ellie suspecting him of cheating, was decently funny.  Our favorite part was definitely Bobby stealing animals from the petting zoo.

Overall, it was a good episode, despite giving Sheryl Crow the boot.  Our favorite Cougar Town quotes from the half hour after the jump.

Laurie: I always hold eye contact with people, it totally freaks out my gyno. | permalink
Sara: Come to dinner tonight. I can't cook, but I'll bring plenty of free wine.
Ellie: Marry me. | permalink
Jules: If you go to college within six hours, I'm gonna drive there and if you don't we can rent the same movie and watch it while we're on the phone.
Travis: Sounds horrifying. | permalink
Ellie: Andy, punishment for cheating?
Andy: Removing my own genitalia with garden shears while you watch. | permalink
Jeff: Jules and Grayson. Is this gonna be fun or weird?
Jules: Did you ever cheat on me?
Jeff: So fun then. | permalink


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