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'Crazy Ex-Girlfriend' recap: 'Josh and I Are Good People!'

Rebecca tries so hard to be good, but she’s super bad at it.

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Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

type:
TV Show
genre:
Comedy, musical
run date:
10/12/15
performer:
Rachel Bloom, Vincent Rodriguez III, Donna Lynne Champlin
broadcaster:
The CW
seasons:
2
Current Status:
In Season

Consider the title of this week’s episode, and then let’s all recall its opening scene: Rebecca is walking through a park, and a homeless woman asks if she has any change. Rebecca’s reply?  “Oh, sorry, I only have twenties. I got them from working!” So yeah, maybe not a good person?

That opinion is further supported when we learn she’s in the park to meet Josh (who is still dating Valencia) to reminisce over a scrap book from summer camp. This girl will not quit. Who’s also at the park? Greg. Who has Rebecca not seen since she slept with another guy in the middle of their first date? Greg. Who’s mad about it? Greg. And angry Greg is fun. He knows Rebecca can be a terrible person, and he’s not afraid to tell her so. Josh, too! Josh, stop hanging out with other girls when you know it upsets your GF. Both of you, terrible! Greg, out.

Rebecca shows up at the office the next day with coffee and donuts for everyone, in what is a wildly transparent attempt to convince herself that she’s not a terrible and selfish person. Because throwing money at a problem is the only solution she can think of. She also buys all the chocolate bars from Darryl’s daughter’s baseball team, but Darryl is way too distracted to care. His messy divorce is getting messier by the day, and his wife is now going after full custody of his daughter.

Remember how, as early as episode 1, Rebecca refused Darryl’s request to represent him in divorce court? Well, no more! Now that she’s swimming in a pool of guilt, she’s going to help him — and while they’re out of the office saving Darryl’s personal life, Rebecca leaves Paula in charge. And Paula is quickly drunk with power.

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This episode shows Rebecca at her worst, really. She drags Darryl to Home Base to work on his case solely so Greg can see her being helpful. She doesn’t give a crap about Darryl and his daughter and their relationship (which he sweetly/creepily sings about in a country tune about a father’s love for his daughter), she cares only about what people — particularly Greg, this week — think about her.

Josh deals with his guilt about being a disaster of a human being in a more direct way: He goes to confession. As it turns out, the priest happens to be one of Josh’s bros, and they hit the basketball court for some real talk. When Josh admits to his bro-priest that he has feelings for Rebecca, he’s given an assignment: For 24 hours, write down all his sinful thoughts.  The priest follows this instruction with a beautiful basket and shouts, “Nothing but net — and Christ!” And it is easily the best quote of the evening.

NEXT: Sexy mannequins and pop-star snails.