Jules (Courteney Cox) and Grayson (Josh Hopkins), the will-they-or-won't-they couple of Cougar Town, may be taking a step toward an actual romantic relationship in the coming episodes, but the waiting game has been fun, according to Hopkins. Even if they get together, there's plenty of drama to be had with the introduction of Sheryl Crow to the cast and Bobby (Brian Van Holt) turning into quite the stand-up guy.
"There's a real friendship growing between [Jules and Grayson] and they're really taking it slow and easy," said Hopkins. "As the season progresses, they're going to get a little more romantically involved. This is a will-they-or-won't that's never been seen or done; it's a lot messier."
"People are rooting for them," added Cox. "I love the thought of the love triangle and who I should be with, and having Bobby maybe become more of a viable person now that I might end up with Grayson. Ultimately, Grayson is probably someone that will be the push-pull relationship."
While Bobby, Jules' simple-minded ex-husband, has been known to be a skirt-chaser in the past, "I think he regrets it now," said Van Holt. In his quest to be a better man for Jules, and a better father for Travis (Dan Byrd), he may step on a few toes. "There is definitely potential for Grayson and Bobby's friendship to be threatened by Jules," he added.
Guess who else is causing trouble for the bromantic relationship? Sheryl Crow will join the cast as a love interest—and at one point, a duet partner—for Grayson. "In the coming episodes, we go off with different females and our bromance is threatened," said Van Holt. "Grayson starts to date her and gets taken away."
Still, she'll be a good influence on the ladies' man. "She comes in and challenges Grayson in what he sees in these young girls, rather than be challenged intellectually by someone his own age," said Hopkins. "He rethinks things and has a breakthrough."
Who are you rooting for? Should Jules ride off into the sunset with Grayson or fall back into the arms of Bobby?