Cougar Town Review: Tiny Eyes 2.0

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That’s one way of getting the elephant out of the room.

"Something Big" pushed our favorite narcissistic couple forward by giving them both what they wanted: for Grayson, children; for Jules, not wanting to be knocked up.

Surprise on Cougar Town

Sure, we’ve know for awhile now that one of Grayson’s many one night stands (happy 1,000th customer Jules!) would come back to haunt him, but there’s one thing that’s almost always missing in spoilers: context. How would Jules react? How would Grayson react? Would their relationship survive? Would they still be accepted within the ranks of the cul-de-sac crew? All right, so maybe that last question is easily answerable.

When all is said and done, little adorable Tampa actually brings Jules and Grayson closer together because it solves a few of their problems. Jules, while willing to go on any adventure with Grayson, is ready to move on from her child-rearing years while Grayson is ready to start. Which, as I said above, gives them both what they want. But not before Jules put in place a Big Carl and Ellie therapy session.

“Big” pulled another relationship from its past playbook with Laurie and Travis. The two haven’t really spent much time together since Laurie played with his heart to get him back home, and now we know why: he’s still upset over it. And who can blame him? While she had his best interest in mind, it’s no fun to get led on and then crushed. Although even with all of that the spark between Laurie and Travis is still alive and as palpable as ever.

Overall, “Something Big” was another solid episode of Cougar Town. I just wish more of you were watching.

Other thoughts:

  • Holly brought some of her own charm and fond memories of a past Grayson we knew for a very short time. Remember when Jules and Grayson were paper buddies and he left his porch light on for her? Ah, remember when this show wasn’t working? My how times have changed.
  • I’m disappointed Jennifer Anniston couldn’t come back for another therapy session, but Jules’ couples’ therapist is even better.
  • As you might have heard, I have the biggest crush on everything Ellie says: My favorite this week? “I hope a shark eats your face.” (Speaking of, head on over to our Cougar Town quotes page for more of my favorites)
  • I really want a churro now.


Editor Rating: 4.8 / 5.0
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Rating: 4.5 / 5.0 (58 Votes)

this episode was soo cute.. I loved it how bobby wouldn't give up on ellie and she finally learns how to surf


Loved Tampa's mom, Holly. She brought a sweetness to a character that could have been obnoxious by being overplayed. Another character to love --hope they keep her around for many future episodes.


Love how Cougartown takes on these conventional sitcom/drama storylines like a lovechild and totally gives them a new spin. Not copping out and sweeping them under the carpet but using a lot of heart to resolve them. In another show the lovechild storyline would be a whole 8-episode arc or take an entire season to finally resolve on the finale, but they wrapped it up so warmly and beautifully here.


Amazing show last night AGAIN. Can't wait for next week.


This episode was amazing! This show gets better and better every time. This show deserves to stay on when there are so many bad shows that SHOULD be canceled. I can only pray abc knows this as well. Thanks for writing such a great review. Viva Cougar Town!!!


diana said it best. quirky and dysfunctional as they purse their petty games and nonsensical shenanigans, but total warm and fuzzies at the same time, because the actors performances are endearing, warm and earnest all at the same time. ABC, please renew this show. Quality, not quantity. Our FB fan page is emailing sponsors of the show, Subway and Neutrogena, others, to thank them for sponsorship and tell em' the fans love love this show and seeing their products advertised on it. We are also commenting on every entertainment site on FB we can about how great the show is, twittering about how peeps need to watch, missing the funny if they aren't watching etc. Please join us, need a 4th season. Penny CAn!!


i love that as quirky and dysfunctional as the characters are, by the end of the show i always feel warm and fuzzy. such a sweet, funny show.


Gangstah drive-by that Ellie did certainly deserves a shout-out!


Nicole Sullivan! I Love her! I miss Rita Rock's so much! She is hilarious! She made my day!
On the other side it was a pretty good episode! Loved the Laurie and Travis connection! She has the hots for the little Nerd! ;)
Ellie was great as always, and Sarah Chalke is really sweet withe her small but great quotes!
The Grayson-Jules victory dance was funny as well! and Tom is right they are a funny couple!
this half an hour wasn't a waste of time!

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Cougar Town Season 3 Episode 6 Quotes

Ellie: Hi new girlfriend, I'm sorry you have to sleep with him.
Angie: Oh, that's okay, he's good at it.

I hope a shark eats your face.