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Josh's Ex-Girlfriend Wants Revenge.

Josh's Ex-Girlfriend Wants Revenge.
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Director: Erin Ehrlich Writer: Rachel Bloom and Aline Brosh McKenna
Aired: 10/13/17 — Season: 3 — Episode: 1 — Nielsen ratings: 0.62
Description: Rebecca is looking to make Josh pay for leaving her at the altar so he could become a priest.


Plot[]

After Josh Chan jilted her to become a priest, Rebecca went incommunicado and spent two weeks recovering at the West Covina Inn. At Whitefeather & Associates, Nathaniel and Paula are worried while Maya, Jim, Tim and Mrs. Hernandez gossip about Rebecca. Back at the hotel, Rebecca shakes off her depression and plots her revenge (♫ Where's Rebecca Bunch? ♫). At the Proctor residence, Paula has Scott sumbit to contractual trials to rebuild their marriage after his affair. The next day at the law firm, the associates gather in the boardroom for an emergency assembly. Rebecca then dramatically reveals herself debuting a sultry new look and attitude.



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Rebecca returns.
Nathaniel dismisses the staff and is then himself told to leave by Rebecca when he expresses concern for her. Afterwards, Rebecca is joined by Heather, Valencia and Paula. She tells them her revenge will be tricking Josh into eating feces. Elsewhere, WhiJo has Darryl taste his ant based protein bar and his boyfriend again hints at wanting to adopt. Meanwhile, Rebecca’s friends reject her first idea but agree to support her next plan. It involves filming a fake sex tape with a Josh Chan look-a-like denouncing Jesus. At Paula’s house, Scott passes a polygraph test Paula administers which is the last item on the marriage contract.



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Paula interrogates Scott.
Paula leaves to go to Rebecca and Heather's house where auditions are being held for the Josh Chan part. An actor named Colin Crowley shocks everyone by being a near doppelgänger for Josh. Rebecca goes outside to tell the other actors the part is cast when Nathaniel shows up. She makes fun of his lame excuse for dropping by and points out the power she has over him now. Back inside, Paula, Valencia and Heather hope Rebecca comes to her senses. Later at the Proctor house, Paula has sex with Scott but insists he call her Tanya, the co-worker he slept with. The next morning at Home Base, Darryl promotes Whijo's protein bars wearing an anteater costume.



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Josh Doppel-Chan-ger.
WhiJo shows up annoyed Darryl did all this without permission and again alludes to adoption which convinces him they need couples therapy. At Rebecca’s house, production of the fake porno is about to begin. Paula confides in Heather that she had Scott call her Tanya during sex. Heather suggests Paula took on that role to feel desirable to Scott. Valencia joins them after having applied make up to Colin’s backside and worries that filming is really going to happen. Her fears are justified when Rebecca emerges naked from her room ready to film. The shoot is canceled by Paula when Rebecca decides the onscreen sex should be real.



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Rebecca's ready to start filming.
Paula asks why Rebecca is willing to bring herself more pain and humiliation. Rebecca says she doesn’t care about herself anymore; she just wants Josh to feel her anguish. Paula assures her everyone is eager to help her get revenge but they don’t want to see Rebecca get hurt in the process. Colin intrudes on the moment and is immediately kicked out. Across town, Darryl and WhiJo have a therapy session with Dr. Davit Akopian, Noelle's husband. WhiJo complains Darryl is too emotional and takes things too far. Darryl points out his enthusiasm made him a successful lawyer and devoted father. He suggests he should be appreciated more and WhiJo apologizes for being too judgemental.



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The other Dr. Akopian.
Meanwhile, as the Gurl Group complain about men (♫ Let's Generalize About Men ♫) Valencia inadvertently gives Paula an idea. She tells Rebecca the perfect revenge is to sue Josh. Her plan excites her so much Paula goes home to sleep with Scott without role playing as Tanya. The next day at the law firm, WhiJo appears wearing the anteater costume. He tells Darryl the promotion is working and he’ll consider adopting a baby. In the boardroom, Paula and Rebecca strategize her case against Josh. Rebecca lies to Paula when the subject of “Robert” is brought up. They are briefly interrupted by a pretty blonde Nathaniel hired to make Rebecca jealous. Later at her house, Rebecca is in her bathroom finishing a special package she's mailing to Josh.



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Rebecca carries out her first plan.


Recurring themes[]

Songs[]

Episode songs

Debut songs

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"Where's Rebecca Bunch?"
Performed by: Rebecca, Paula, Darryl, Heather, Valencia, Nathaniel, George, WhiJo, Hector, Maya, Tim, Jim
Writers: Rachel Bloom, Adam Schlesinger
Rebecca resolves to get revenge as her friends wonder where she is.

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"Let's Generalize About Men"
Performed by: Rebecca, Paula, Heather, Valencia
Writers: Rachel Bloom, Adam Schlesinger
The Gurl Group gripe about the opposite sex.

Leitmotifs

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"Let's Have Intercourse"
Performed by: N/A
Writers: Rachel Bloom, Adam Schlesinger
The chords are heard while Nathaniel and Rebecca are talking after he stopped by her apartment while running.

Continuity[]

Continuity lists
Narrative
Returning or debuting plot points in this episode:
  • Previously: Scenes from the previous Season are shown including Josh proposing, Rebecca moving up the wedding to two weeks, Scott admitting he had an affair to Paula, Paula kicking Scott out and eventually taking him back, Darryl telling WiJo he wants to raise a child with him, Nathaniel propositioning Rebecca, Rebecca kissing Nathaniel, Trent getting a file on Rebecca and giving it to Josh, Rebecca calling Josh “Robert”, Josh admiring Brah as a priest and asking him about doubts he might have had, Josh leaving Rebecca at the altar to become a priest, Rebecca declaring that Josh Chan must be destroyed.
  • Foreshadowing: Goerge’s declaration in the song “Where’s Rebecca Bunch?” proves to be an accidental foreshadowing events in the later episode “I Never Want to See Josh Again.
  • Relationship developments:
    • Rebecca tries to adopt a femme fatal persona to get revenge on Josh which Nathaniel finds attractive.
    • Paula and her husband Scott work at repairing their marriage after his affair.
    • Rebecca reconnects with her Gurl Group which now includes Paula.
People
Returning or debuting characters in this episode:
Places
Returning or debuting places in this episode:
Things
Returning or debuting things in this episode:
  • Anteater costume
  • Anteater protein bar

Running jokes[]

List of running jokes
Recurring jokes that are featured in this episode:
  • Poopsgiving: Rebecca’s first plan to get revenge was Copropaghia which is the consumption of fecal matter.

Production[]

Cast[]

Episode cast
Main cast
Featured

Episodes[]

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Episodes
veSeason One Episodes
Michael McDonald as Darryl Whitefeather.jpg    "Pilot" N/A
Directed by: Marc Webb - Written by: Aline Brosh McKenna and Rachel Bloom

New York attorney Rebecca Bunch moves to West Covina to pursue her ex-boyfriend Josh Chan.

1x1 main photo.jpg    "Josh Just Happens to Live Here!" October 12, 2015
Directed by: Marc Webb - Written by: Rachel Bloom & Aline Brosh MCKenna

New York lawyer Rebecca Bunch makes an impulsive decision to move to West Covina, California.

1x2 main photo.jpg    "Josh's Girlfriend is Really Cool!" October 19, 2015
Directed by: Don Scardino - Written by: Rachel Bloom & Aline Brosh McKenna

Rebecca unexpectedly bonds with Valencia much to the dismay of Josh and Paula.

1x3 main photo.jpg    "I Hope Josh Comes to My Party!" October 26, 2015
Directed by: Tamra Davis - Written by: Rachel Bloom & Aline Brosh McKenna

Rebecca thows a party in order to get quality time with Josh.

1x4 main photo.jpg    "I'm Going on a Date with Josh's Friend!" November 2, 2015
Directed by: Stuart McDonald - Written by: Erin Ehrlich

Greg asks Rebecca out on a date while Josh hopes to land the job of his dreams.

Josh and I Are Good People! main photo.jpeg    "Josh and I Are Good People!" November 9, 2015
Directed by: Alex Hardcastle - Written by: Michael Hitchcock

Rebecca goes to extremes to prove Greg that he's wrong about her being a terrible person.

My First Thanksgiving With Josh! main photo.jpeg    "My First Thanksgiving With Josh!" November 23, 2015
Directed by: Joanna Kerns - Written by: Rene Gube

Rebecca gets invited to Josh's family Thanksgiving dinner where she hopes to impress his parents.

I'm So Happy That Josh is So Happy main photo.jpg    "I'm So Happy That Josh Is So Happy!" November 28, 2015
Directed by: Lawrence Trilling - Written by: Sono Patel

Rebecca becomes depressed after Josh and Valencia move in together.

My Mom, Greg's Mom and Josh's Sweet Dance Moves! main photo.jpeg    "My Mom, Greg's Mom and Josh's Sweet Dance Moves!" November 30, 2015
Directed by: Steven Tsuchida - Written by: Rachel Specter & Audrey Wauchope

Rebecca's mother visits; Greg and Heather go to Christmas dinner with his mother and step family.

I'm Going to the Beach with Josh and His Friends! main photo.jpg    "I'm Going to the Beach with Josh and His Friends!" November 30, 2015
Directed by: Kenny Ortega - Written by: Dan Gregor & Doug Mand

Rebecca rents a party bus to hang out with Josh and his friends at the beach.

I'm Back at Camp with Josh main photo.jpeg    "I'm Back at Camp with Josh!" February 1, 2016
Directed by: Michael Shultz - Written by: Jack Dolgen

Rebecca volunteers at a youth camp with Josh; Darryl invites Greg, Hector and White Josh over to his place for a party.

1x11 main photo.jpeg    "That Text Was Not Meant for Josh!" February 8, 2016
Directed by: Daisy Meyer - Written by: Elisabeth Kiernan Averick

Rebecca accidentally sends a text meant for Paula concerning Josh to Josh himself.

Queso.jpeg    "Josh and I Work on a Case!" February 22, 2016
Directed by: Steven Tsuchida - Written by: Aline Brosh McKenna & Rachel Bloom

Rebecca recruits Josh to help work on a case.

1x13 Promotional photo 5.jpg    "Josh and I Go to Los Angeles!" February 29, 2016
Directed by: Michael Patrick Jann - Written by: Aline Brosh McKenna

Rebecca faces off against her New York rival Audra Levine.

Josh is Going to Hawaii! Main photo.jpeg    "Josh is Going to Hawaii!" March 6, 2016
Directed by: Erin Erhlich - Written by: Sono Patel

Rebecca is convinced by Paula to chase after Josh who is going to Hawaii.

1x15 Promotional photo 4.jpg    "Josh Has No Idea Where I Am!" 3/21/16
Directed by: Steven Tsuchida - Written by: Aline Brosh McKenna and Rachel Bloom

While on a plane trip Rebecca has a therapy session with Dr.Akopian.

1x16 Promotional photo 5.jpg    "Josh's Sister is Getting Married!" 3/28/2016
Directed by: Alex Hardcastle - Written by: Audrey Wauchope and Rachel Spector

Rebecca is asked to be a bridesmaid in Josh's sisters wedding.

1x17 Promotional photo 6.jpg    "Why Is Josh in a Bad Mood?" 4/11/2016
Directed by: Joanna Kerns - Written by: Jack Dolgen

Paula suspects Rebecca of having a steamy affair and Josh is upset when he discovers who that is with.

1x18 Promotional photo 9.jpg    "Paula Needs to Get Over Josh!" 4/18/2016
Directed by: Aline Brosh McKenna - Written by: Rene Gube

Relationships are forever changed at Jayma Chan's wedding.

CharactersSongsLocationsCast
ve Season Two Episodes
2x1 Promotional photo 10.jpg    "Where Is Josh's Friend?" October 21, 2016
Directed by: Marc Webb - Written by: Rachel Bloom & Aline Brosh McKenna

Rebecca and Josh continue their new relationship as Greg goes missing.

2x2 Promotional photo 1.jpg    "When Will Josh See How Cool I Am?" October 28, 2016
Directed by: Jay Chandrasekhar - Written by: Rene Gube

Rebecca plays table tennis to impress Josh as Greg tries to adjust to his new path in life.

2x3 Promotional photo 6.jpeg    "All Signs Point to Josh...Or is it Josh's Friend?" 11/4/16
Directed by: Stuart McDonald - Written by: Wauchope and Specter

Both Rebecca and Paula struggle with a big decision in thier personal lives.

2x4 Promotional photo 1.jpg    "When Will Josh and His Friend Leave Me Alone?" 11/11/2016
Directed by: Paul Brigantine - Written by: Erin Ehrlich

Rebbeca tries to reinvent herself in the wake of losing both Greg and Josh.

2x5 Promotional photo 1.jpg    "Why Is Josh's Ex-Girlfriend Eating Carbs?" 11/18/16
Directed by: Erin Erlich - Written by: Sono Patel

Rebecca tries to make amends with Valencia.

2x6 Screencap 1.jpg.jpeg    "Who Needs Josh When You Have a Girl Group?" 12/2/2016
Directed by: Stuart McDonald - Written by: Jack Dolgen

Rebecca, Paula, Heather and Valencia have a girls night out.

Who's the Cool Girl Josh Is Dating?.jpg    "Who's the Cool Girl Josh Is Dating?" 12/9/2016
Directed by: Jude Weng - Written by: Michael Hitchcock

Rebecca and Valencia team up to investigate Josh's new girlfriend.

2x7 Main photo.jpg    "Who Is Josh's Soup Fairy?" 1/6/17
Directed by: Linda Mendoza - Written by: Rachel Specter and Audrey Wauchope

Paula has Rebecca look after her son Tommy.

2x8 main photo.jpg    "When Do I Get to Spend Time With Josh?" 1/13/17
Directed by: Kabir Akhtar - Written by: Aline Brosh McKenna and Rachel Bloom

Whitefeather & Associates gets a new boss.

2x10 Promotional photo 5.jpg    "Will Scarsdale Like Josh's Shayna Punim?" 1/13/17
Directed by: Alex Hardcastle - Written by: Dan Gregor and Doug Mand

Rebecca returns to Scarsdale.

2x11 Promotional photo 13 edit.jpg    "Josh Is the Man Of My Dreams, Right?" 1/20/17
Directed by: Michael Patrick Jann - Written by: Elisabeth Kiernan Averick

Rebecca and Nathaniel get to know each other better.

2x12 Promotional photo 3.jpg    "Is Josh Free in Two Weeks?" 1/27/2017
Directed by: Alex Hardcastle - Written by: Katie Schwartz

Nathaniel's father visits the law firm as Rebecca gets stressed out.

Can Josh Take A Leap Of Faith?.jpg    "Can Josh Take A Leap Of Faith?" 2/3/17
Directed by: Aline Brosh McKenna - Written by: Aline Brosh McKenna

Unexpected life changing moments happen on Rebecca and Josh's wedding day.

CharactersSongsLocationsCast
veSeason Three Episodes
3x1 Promotional photo 1.jpg    "Josh's Ex-Girlfriend Wants Revenge." 10/13/17
Directed by: Erin Ehrlich - Written by: Rachel Bloom and Aline Brosh McKenna

Rebecca is looking to make Josh pay for leaving her at the altar.

3x2 Promotional photo 13.jpg    "To Josh, With Love." 10/20/17
Directed by: Kabir Akhtar - Written by: Rachel Specter and Audrey Wauchope

Rebecca, unsatisfied with Paula's ideas to build a case against Josh, turns to Nathaniel for help crafting a truly evil plan. Meanwhile, Josh finds becoming a priest is harder than he thought.

Josh Is a Liar.jpg    "Josh Is a Liar." 10/27/17
Directed by: Stuart McDonald - Written by: Michael Hitchcock

Rebecca starts a smear campaign to discredit Josh before he can turn everyone against her.

Josh’s Ex-Girlfriend is Crazy.jpg    "Josh’s Ex-Girlfriend is Crazy." 11/3/17
Directed by: Joseph Khan - Written by: Rachel Bloom and Aline Brosch McKenna

Rebecca is confronted by her friends about her recently uncovered history.

I Never Want to See Josh Again.jpeg    "I Never Want to See Josh Again." 11/10/17
Directed by: Stuart McDonald - Written by: Jack Dolgen

Rebecca returns to Scarsdale after hitting rock bottom.

Josh is Irrelevant.jpeg    "Josh is Irrelevant." 11/17/17
Directed by: Max Winkler - Written by: Ilana Peña

Rebecca tries to recover from a suicide attempt.

Getting Over Jeff.jpeg    "Getting Over Jeff." 12/08/17
Directed by: Stuart McDonald - Written by: Erin Ehrlich

Rebecca accompanies Paula when she goes back to her hometown of Buffalo.

3x8 Promotional photo 13.jpg    "Nathaniel Needs My Help!" 01/05/18
Directed by: Jude Weng - Written by: Rachel Specter & Audrey Wauchope

Rebecca wonders if history is repeating itself as Darryl embraces a newfound superpower and Paula schemes again, this time for good.

3x9 Promotional photo 1.jpg    "Nathaniel Gets the Message!" 01/12/18
Directed by: Kabir Akhtar - Written by: Elisabeth Kiernan Averick

Rebecca discovers the powers and limitations of altruism as a new unexpected bromance forms between two other characters.

3x10 Promotional photo 1.jpeg    "Oh Nathaniel, It's On!" 01/26/18
Directed by: Jude Weng - Written by: Sono Patel

Rebecca navigates major changes in her professional life and Heather gets a new opportunity.

3x11 Promotional photo 1.jpeg    "Nathaniel and I Are Just Friends!" 02/02/18
Directed by: Erin Ehrlich - Written by: Rene Gube

Rebecca faces some fears in therapy while Paula brings a new friend to work.

3x12 Promotional photo 10 edit.jpeg    "Trent?!" 02/09/18
Directed by: Stuart McDonald - Written by: Dan Gregor and Doug Mand

Just as Rebecca tries to be more realistic and practical, Trent throws a wrench into her plans. At the same time Josh and Valencia reckon with their shared history.

3x13 Promotional photos 7.jpeg    "Nathaniel Is Irrelevant." 02/16/18
Directed by: Aline Brosh McKenna - Written by: Aline Brosh McKenna and Michael Hitchcock

When Rebecca decides to make amends for her past, she finds some unexpected challenges. At the same time, West Covina awaits an important new arrival.

veSeason Four Episodes
4x1 Promotional photo 11.jpg    "I Want To Be Here" 10/12/18
Directed by: Stuart McDonald - Written by: Rachel Bloom

Rebecca confronts the consequences of her guilty plea while an angry Nathaniel seeks solace in a retreat and Josh searches for answers.

I Am Ashamed.jpeg    "I Am Ashamed" 10/19/18
Directed by: Audrey Wauchope - Written by: Erin Ehrlich

Rebecca, Paula, Heather and Valencia participate in a séance after a spooky discovery. Darryl takes his parenting duties to an extreme, while Nathaniel is determined to prove to his father he's the best person to run the law firm.

I'm On My Own Path.jpeg    "I'm On My Own Path" 10/26/18
Directed by: Jude Weng - Written by: Alden Derck

As Rebecca contemplates her feelings about her career, Paula is forced to deal with a big client. Josh tries to get back in the dating game, while Heather and Hector deal with insurance.

I'm Making Up For Lost Time.jpeg    "I'm Making Up For Lost Time" 11/02/2018
Directed by: Stuart McDonald - Written by: Elisabeth Kiernan Averick

As Rebecca contemplates her feelings about her career, Paula is forced to deal with a big client. Josh tries to get back in the dating game, while Heather and Hector deal with insurance.

I'm So Happy For You.jpeg    "I'm So Happy For You" 11/09/2018
Directed by: Erin Ehrlich - Written by: Ilana Pena

Heather and Valencia both have changes in their lives which leaves Rebecca reeling. Meanwhile, Paula has to adjust to some good news/bad news from her eldest son.

I See You.jpeg    "I See You" 11/16/2018
Directed by: Dan Gregor - Written by: Jack Dolgen

Rebecca gets more than she bargained for during a day out with Darryl. Josh lends a helping hand to Paula, while Heather encourages Nathaniel to be a nice person.

I Will Help You.jpeg    "I Will Help You" 11/30/2018
Directed by: Kabir Akhtar - Written by: Aline Brosh McKenna

Rebecca takes a trip to visit her mother while back home Josh housesits. Nathaniel helps one of Paula’s clients in an effort to do something good.

4x8 Promotional photo 9.jpeg    "I'm Not The Person I Used To Be" 12/07/2018
Directed by: Stuart McDonald - Written by: Rene Gube

Greg returns to West Covina, which forces Rebecca to question things she thought she knew about people she has loved in her life. Meanwhile, Valencia and Josh make some shocking discoveries while at their high school reunion.

4x9 Promotional photo 5.jpeg    "I Need Some Balance" 1/11/2019
Directed by: Kimmy Gatewood - Written by: Elizabeth Kiernan Averick

Rebecca starts dating again while two of her ex-boyfriends get acquainted.

4x10 Promotional photo 1.jpeg    "I Can Work With You" 1/18/2019
Directed by: Kabir Akhtar - Written by: Rachel Specter & Audrey Wauchope

Rebecca agrees to help out Darryl by offering to babysit and an unexpected guest crashes the evening. Meanwhile, Paula throws a game night.

I'm Almost Over You.jpeg    "I'm Almost Over You" 1/25/2019
Directed by: Erin Ehrlich - Written by: Michael Hitchcock

Rebecca tries to stick to her plan for happiness while Nathaniel and Maya bond over their feelings of unrequited love.

4x11 Promotional photo 9.jpeg    "I Need A Break" 2/1/2019
Directed by: Jack Dolgen - Written by: Ilana Pena

When Rebecca and Greg take a day trip, things don’t go quite as planned. Meanwhile, Paula has an incredibly stressful week.

4x13 Promotional photo 7.jpeg    "I Have To Get Out" 2/8/2019
Directed by: Stuart McDonald - Written by: Rene Gube

Rebecca supports Paula in her time of need despite, her own personal challenges. Emotions run high when Greg, Josh and Nathaniel have an unfortunate encounter.

4x14 Promotional photo 5.jpeg    "I'm Finding My Bliss" 3/15/2019
Directed by: Kabir - Written by: Elisabeth Kiernan Averick and Michael Hitchcock

Rebecca tries out for the local community theater, while Paula is courted by various law firms.

4x15 Promotional photo 14.jpeg    "I Need to Find My Frenemy" 3/22/2019
Directed by: Stuart McDonald - Written by: Alden Derck & Aline Brosh McKenna

Rebecca gets a call to help her old nemesis out of a complicated situation. Meanwhile, Nathaniel, Josh and Greg attempt to deal with their competing feelings for Rebecca.

I Have a Date Tonight.jpeg    "I Have a Date Tonight" 3/29/2019
Directed by: Dan Gregor - Written by: Erin Ehrlich

Rebecca spends time with Nathaniel, Josh and Greg in an attempt to get clarity.

I'm In Love.jpeg    "I'm In Love" 4/5/2019
Directed by: Aline Brosh McKenna - Written by: Rachel Bloom & Aline Brosh McKenna

Rebecca makes a life-changing decision about her future.

Yes, It’s Really Us Singing- The Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Concert Special.jpeg    "Yes, It’s Really Us Singing: The Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Concert Special" 4/5/2019
Directed by: Marty Pasetta, Jr. - Written by: Rachel Bloom, Adam Schlesinger and Jack Dolgen

Rachel Bloom and the cast of the critically acclaimed series perform live versions of fan-favorite songs with incredible staging, multimedia visuals and a live band and orchestra.

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