'Cougar Town' Season 4 finale: Fate and a funeral

When Season 4 of "Cougar Town" began airing on its new home, TBS, Jules Cobb was in the first week of wedded bliss with Grayson, whom she sweetly wed in Season 3, the last season to air on original network ABC. The stakes for the character had reached a low point, which is saying something considering this show's kept it relatively low-stakes since the day it premiered. And it wasn't until midway through the 15-episode season that the writers introduced the new great worry in Jules' life: the health of her father, Chick.Forcing Jules, and the rest of the Cul-de-Sac Crew, to acknowledge their own mortality and the mortality of those they hold dear gave the characters something serious to consider, as opposed to when they'd next pound some grape. That's not to say that "Cougar Town" became a telenovela overnight, but there was something present in each scene -- a sharpened focus in each...



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