Director: Aline Brosh McKenna — Writer: Aline Brosh McKenna and Michael Hitchcock Aired: 02/16/17 — Season: 3 — Episode: 13 — Nielsen ratings: 0.60 Description: 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.
Paula tells Rebecca the tracking device she put on Trent indicates he’s visiting his mom in Iowa. Later, Rebecca is still distracted when she has a meeting with Nathaniel. He lets her know he’s moving in with Mona and is throwing a party to celebrate which she’s not invited to. She congratulates Nathaniel and gets a shock when she sees an apparition of Trent. Rebecca calls an emergency meeting of her therapy group at Home Base. She believes the hallucination of Trent is a manifestation of the guilt she has for all the bad things she’s done in West Covina. Bert suggests she confess everything to those she’s wronged. Rebecca takes his advice and summons Nathaniel, Paula and Josh to the firm’s boardroom.
Elsewhere, as Heather discusses the delivery day game plan she figures out Darryl misses WhiJo before going into labor. Back at Whitefeather & Associates, Rebecca gives everyone a list which details all the ways she wronged them. Nathaniel learns Rebecca put a hit on Mona, Josh learns Nathaniel and Rebecca plotted to have his dad deported and his grandfather killed, and Paula learns Rebecca lied to her about Trent blackmailing her. Paula storms out angry at having been manipulated while Josh punches Nathaniel after he makes a flippant remark. Rebecca catches up to Paula but her friend refuses to listen to her apology. Once Paula leaves Rebecca then thinks she’s hallucinating Trent again.
She discovers he’s really there and Trent warns her he’s going to make her regret rejecting him before leaving. Rebecca is unable to use the tracking device on Trent and Paula refuses to respond when she calls her about it. The office staff is also unhelpful including George who warns Rebecca to stay away from Nathaniel. Meanwhile, a worried Nathaniel rushes home and finds that Mona is okay. Together they later go to the top floor suite the party is being held at to finish preparations. Nathaniel considers Mona for a moment (♫ Settle For Her ♫) only to have his reverie interrupted by George. At the hospital, Heather is going into labor and tells Dr. Pratt she wants drugs to help her through the birth.
Over at the law firm, Rebecca’s phone receives Instagram updates including threatening pictures from Trent featuring Nathaniel. She rushes to the event where Trent is there in disguise working as a waiter. He lures Nathaniel to a balcony on the pretense of fixing the catering bill. Rebecca arrives and runs into Tim, Maya and George before locating Nathaniel who’s oblivious to Trent holding a knife behind him. Rebecca pushes Trent over the balcony and he falls several stories into the pool below. Soon after, the police arrest Rebecca for attempted homicide while across town at the hospital Heather gives birth. Previously she had contacted WhiJo who arrives to see Darryl and his new baby.
Over at the police station, Nathaniel tells Rebecca he believes her story but that there’s no corroborating evidence to support it. He advises she give a not guilty plea due to temporary insanity and reassures her she was not responsible (♫ Nothing is Ever Anyone's Fault ♫). The next day at Rebecca’s arraignment trial most of her friends are in the courtroom. She is about to enter her plea to the judge when Paula arrives and she has a sudden change of heart. Rebecca apologizes to Nathaniel and gives a speech about personal responsibility while addressing Paula directly. She declares that she wants to be held accountable for all of her actions. To the shock of her friends she then officially pleads guilty to all charges.
"The Miracle of Birth" Performed by: Paula Proctor Writers: Adam Schlesinger, Rachel Bloom
Paula tells Heather what to expect when having a baby
"Nothing is Ever Anyone's Fault" Performed by: Nathaniel Plimpton III and Rebecca Bunch Writers: Adam Schlesinger, Rachel Bloom
Nathaniel and Rebecca convince themselves no one is truly responsible for any bad decisions they make
"Settle For Me" Performed by: NA Writers: Adam Schlesinger, Rachel Bloom
While preparing for the party, Nathaniel considers Mona as a melody of this song plays in the background.
Josh is late for a meeting Rebecca called at the firm because someone asked him to change the water cooler on the way in. This is a reference to Nathaniel’s first impression of Josh in the Season Two episode “When Do I Get to Spend Time With Josh?.”
Heather references the song “Group Hang” when Darryl mentions wanting to have a number of people in the delivery room when she gives birth.
Darryl directly references the song “Having a Few People Over” when he defends his plan to have a role for all his friends during the birth of his child.
Trent references the song “Scary Scary Sexy Lady” by describing himself to Rebecca as a "Scary scary sexy man.”
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.
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.