Grayson and Jules elope to Napa, Cal., but they can't keep the cul-de-sac crew from coming along in the conclusion of the Season 3 finale. A gracious hotel concierge makes sure their stay is a pleasant one.
In Part 1 of the two-part third-season finale, Grayson compares the daily gatherings at Jules' house to "Groundhog Day," but the bride-to-be needs an explanation of the movie from Ellie and Laurie at her bachelorette party.
A cul-de-sac crew Thanksgiving—in the spring, since they missed it in the fall—doesn't leave much room for gratitude after an incident involving Ellie's son and Big Carl. Meanwhile, Bobby and Laurie coach Travis on writing his mom's wedding vows; and Grayson helps Andy train for a pizza-toss tradition for mayoral candidates.
Hurricane damage to Grayson's place forces him to move in with Jules, a cohabitation that could provide a glimpse of their life together after they get married. Meanwhile, Travis is asked to settle an argument between Ellie and Laurie over who's sexier; and Jules and Bobby have a contest involving a white shirt and keeping it clean.
Jules throws a hurricane party when she can't do much about an approaching storm, but she feels she can prevent a potential disaster when Travis wants to pursue a romance with Laurie, who just ended a long-distance flirtation with a soldier.
Jules struggles to accept the fact that Holly, the mother of Grayson's baby, is a part of their lives, and it doesn't help when Travis and the young mom share an attraction. Meanwhile, Andy mulls a mayoral run on a platform involving beach weddings; and Laurie helps Bobby make sense of his inappropriate comments at the cake shop.
Jules and Grayson aren't ready to give up their financial independence even though their impending marriage will require some sacrifices. Meanwhile, Travis has advice for Laurie after her business is a surprising success.
Ellie cautions the cul-de-sac crew that her visiting mother is not as nice as she seems. Meanwhile, Grayson offers to help Laurie start a cake business; and Bobby and Chick become accomplices in a college prank pulled by Travis and his friends to steal a cougar statue.
Jules and Co. coax Bobby to put the moves on his new girlfriend, Angie. Meanwhile, Ted is on his way to Disney World for an audition with his singing group. "Scrubs" alums featured in this episode include Sarah Chalke, Sam Lloyd and Ken Jenkins.
Bobby falls for Travis' photography professor; Laurie begins a romance with a soldier in Iraq; Jules and Andy clash with a gang of kids on bikes who are rampaging through the cul-de-sac. Series star Courteney Cox directed the episode.
Jules' tunnel-visioned approach to planning her wedding is interrupted when Travis is rushed to the hospital after an accident. Meanwhile, the guys invent a new game after Grayson feels that Jules is shutting him out, but they didn't count on Ellie and Laurie wanting to play, too.
In the third-season premiere, Grayson irks Jules by labeling her predictable; Ellie worries that Little Stan is a spawn of the devil; and Travis settles into his new off-campus housing, though he's not sure he wants his dad's dog as a roommate.