Cougar Town

Season 1 Episode 21

Letting You Go

Aired Tuesday 10:30 PM Apr 28, 2010 on TBS
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Episode Summary

Jules struggles with the news that Travis was accepted to two of his college choices and now he must decide between California and a school 20 minutes from home. Grayson is there for Jules in this times. Meanwhile, Smith returns from law school and Laurie considers her feelings for him, while Andy wants to do whatever he wants in his house and not be commanded by Ellie's rules.moreless

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  • This week's Cougar Town ep brings its usual mix of wit and crazy-obsessive-woman humor as Jules struggles yet again with her abandonment issues.

    Don't get me wrong, I love Cougar Town. For me, its like my weekly fix of crazy, where I can sit in my pyjamas and laugh at someone else's issues, on my metaphorical high horse that of course, I would never be that needy/clingy/obsessive/interfering. It feel good to feel superior, you know? This week's ep revolved around Travis chosing colleges, and Jules struggling to accept that her little boy is all growned up (tear!). As usual the humour and wit is there, and I love the banter between the different actors, but Jules' constant whining is getting old. Saving grace of the show came in the form of Smith, Laurie's boy of the hour, who gave the ep some direction. Of course the kiss (FINALLY) between Jules and Grayson was long-awaited and didn't disappoint, but where are the writers going with this? The next ep suggests they may take it into friends-with-benefits-land which will see the predictable 'oh wait we had sex now everything has to be awkward' storyline which I don't know if I'll be able to watch. Of course looking forward to next week's Cougar Town but I wish the writers would take the show further and either step up the jokes or the drama, give us something to keep hanging on. Preferably both, who doesn't love a bit of funny drama?moreless
  • Great! I enjoyed this concept!

    Seriously have been enjoying the last few episodes, and I really thought that this one was no exception!

    The storyline was great, with Travis being accepted into two colleges, and Jules realising that she must let him go (as suggested by the episode titel). These sad times actually develop her love-life, as things heat up with neighbour Grayson.

    The storylien was interesting, but I do think that the humour level is not up to scratch just yet. Could use a little work, but I'm glad this show is on the up, and I can't wait for some more!

    Keeep it up, Cougar Town, and this ocould turn into a great show!moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

  • QUOTES (7)

    • Jules: How are you gonna decide between these two colleges? One's known as the jewel of central southwest Florida, and one's in a state where people lean out of their car window and shoot you in the face.
      Travis: Subtle. You really think you can pull this off?
      Jules: Maybe. I'm like the third smartest one here.
      Bobby: What number am I?
      Ellie: Sixth.
      Travis: This is my decision, so I'm just gonna make it myself. (Jules gives him a long hug) Let's not get weird.
      Jules: If I could, I'd have them shrink me down so small I could live in your blood.
      Bobby: She's gonna let him make his own decision, right?
      Ellie: Now you're eighth.

    • Jules: (From downstairs) Travis, help! I'm hurt!
      Travis: Yeah, yeah. I'm not falling for that again.
      Jules: I'm serious this time! I twisted my ankle, it might be broken! (Travis comes downstairs, Jules is fine)
      Ellie: Sucka!
      Bobby: Sucka!
      Travis: Great job, adults!

    • Andy: So you really don't care where Travis goes to college?
      Bobby: Of course I do. I can't afford to visit him in California. But I didn't tell him that, cause I want him to make the decision on his own.
      Ellie: Out-parented by Bobby! How does it feel?
      Jules: (Mimes pulling a knife out of her gut) Dagger!

    • Jules: Would you rather be with someone emotionally stable or someone who, on game night, carves "die, bitch" in the kitchen table because you think he sucks at Jenga?
      Laurie: There are positives and negatives to both.
      Jules: There really aren't.
      Laurie: I know. And I am sorry about the table.
      Jules: It's okay. I added a T so now it says "diet, bitch." It's actually pretty motivating.

    • Jules: I know I'm being ridiculous, you just don't know how it feels.
      Grayson: To be lonely? I think I do. (Kisses Jules's forehead; the two stare at each other)
      Laurie: But what the hell, right? Sometimes you have to go for it when you know it's what you've wanted all along. (Jules and Grayson kiss)
      Jules: Wow. (Grayson picks her up as they continue to kiss) Is it gonna totally kill the mood if I stop to brush my teeth and shave my legs?
      Grayson: Yeah.
      Jules: Fine. (They continue to kiss as Grayson carries her up the stairs)

    • Travis: (About everyone's drinking) It's eight in the morning.
      Bobby: We're trying something.
      Jules: It's European.
      Ellie: We don't answer to you.

    • Upon looking at the carving on the table that says Diet Bitch.
      Andy: Good thing I'm not a bitch.
      Andy proceeds to eat an entire half gallon of ice cream.

  • NOTES (3)

    • International Episode Titles:
      Czech Republic: Nenechám tě jít (I Will not Let You Go)

    • Music in this episode:
      "Orinoco Flow (Sail Away)" by Enya
      "Samantha" by Karen Deberg
      "In The Morning" by Taddy Porter
      "Not Interested" by Josh Auer
      "Too Young" by Jake Walden
      "Something Beautiful" by NEEDTOBREATHE

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Canada: April 28, 2010 on Citytv
      Norway: May 24, 2010 on TVNorge
      United Kingdom: June 8, 2010 on Living
      Latin America: July 1, 2010 on Sony Entertainment Television (a.k.a. Canal Sony)
      Sweden: October 19, 2010 on Kanal 5
      Finland: December 30, 2010 on MTV3
      Czech Republic: June 16, 2011 on ČT1


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