Cougar, Cougar, Burning Bright
We see the teenage boy still stealing Jules' real estate signs. In the kitchen, Jules peels a banana until Travis confiscates it and bans bananas from the house. She says she needs to get out and do things, and not just the things she was caught doing earlier. Jules shows up to work to find Ellie there, as well as Laurie. Ellie calls Laurie an idiot and tells her to push Stan around the block. "Stan?" Laurie asks if her baby is 60. Ellie really doesn't like her now, but not so much that she won't ask her to baby-sit what appears to be her only child.
Travis is taunted by a long-haired punk at school holding one of Jules' signs and speaking in a high-pitched voice that sounds nothing like Courtney Cox. Travis looks furious. After a brief cut back to Jules and Ellie sitting and talking at what appears to be an outdoor cafe, we return to see Travis screaming and sadistically beating the boy with his mom's sign. Back at the cafe, Ellie is sad because she thinks she's losing Jules to Laurie, and says that she loves her. Jules says she loves Ellie so much more than Ellie loves her, and Ellie agrees, but says it's really close. Then Jules gets the call from Travis' school.
Behind the glass of the school office, the principal holds the sign and pantomimes beating someone, although we can't hear what he's yelling about. Jules marches Travis out and tells him to get his stuff. Bobby walks up, and Jules can't believe that they called him, too, but no, he's just here to interview for a groundskeeping position. Travis hears this and is thrilled. Pulling into the driveway at home, Travis tells Jules that junior high kids are stealing her signs to pleasure themselves with, and Jules is flattered. Travis tells Jules that he wants his mom to be normal, and Jules tells him she just wants to live her life, and that violence doesn't solve anything. They're screaming at each other, and Travis storms inside as Grayson walks up and tells Jules that he's gonna have issues when he grows up. She shoves him, hard in the chest, and he falls over. "Who shoves people?" Upstairs, Travis leans his head out the window, and sing-songs, "Violence doesn't solve anything, Mom!" Jules screams back, "Get back in the house!" and the window slams. Jules then gives Grayson her speech about how it's tough to be a 40-year-old woman. Nobody wants them, that's all life will be. Grayson says his grandfather got a woman pregnant when he was 90. She shoves him again.