Cougar Town Season 6 Episode 5 Review: Even the Losers

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I'm going to be honest, the only thing I took away from Cougar Town Season 6 Episode 5 was that Jules got a snazzy new haircut.

And NO ONE said anything. 

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Knowing my fair share of mothers, I can confirm that Jules' "mom goggles" are in fact a real thing that every mother suffers from. You might think your kid is the cutest, smartest, most talented toddler in the sandbox, but it's only because they're yours. The rest of us don't share your particularly strong bias. Likewise, Jules struggled with the realization that Travis' attempts to turn a beat up old van into a Scooby Doo Taxi Cab was maybe not the best laid plan. She just couldn't help but support her son, even if his idea was sure to fail.

But in true cul-de-sac crew fashion, wine was the solution to their every problem. Instead of a taxi service, Travis gets the bright idea to open up a mobile wine bar. In this neighborhood, I expect him to turn quite a profit. 

I like that the show seems to be wrapping up everyone's lives a little bit as we get closer and closer to the end of the series. Travis and Laurie are together, and now they've got a stable source of income in this new business venture. The two people you were sure would end up tragic at life in general are setting themselves and their family up pretty nicely. 

Grayson's subplot was short, sweet, and bizarre. Always a good sign in a Cougar Town episode. I don't know if I'll ever get the slightly disturbing image of tiny children performing "Everybody Dance Now" with Grayson out of my head.

Andy and Ellie stole the show when it comes right down to it. After seeing Andy in a funk over his less than cheerful personal life, Ellie concocts a plan to get him back in the swing of things.

I've never seen him this bad. I almost... what's that word? Care.


For all the times that Ellie teases and disregards her husband, we know that she truly does love him, and it's episodes like these that make it obvious. Why else would she go through the trouble of creating a fake arch nemesis for Andy to defeat, complete with secret mission background music?

If you weren't totally impressed with the key swipe, then I'll bet that Fight Club reference at the end got you.

Were you touched by Ellie's devotion to Andy? Do you think Travis' Winebulance will take off? Let us know in comments below! 

And if you in the mood to be traumatized by Grayson's first grade concert, watch Cougar Town online with TV Fanatic.

Even the Losers Review

Editor Rating: 3.2 / 5.0
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Cougar Town Season 6 Episode 5 Quotes

Jules: Sometimes I still sneak into Travis' room and watch him sleep.
Laurie: Travis and I live together.
Jules: I've said too much.

Take OFF the mom goggles!