Director: Kabir Akhtar — Writer: Rachel Specter and Audrey Wauchope Aired: 10/20/17 — Season: 3 — Episode: 2 — Nielsen ratings: 0.60 Description: 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.
You just Father, Son and Holy Ghost-ed your entire life.
— WhiJo To Josh Chan
Two weeks earlier Josh Chan was at the seminary feeling hopeful about his decision to join the presithood (♫ I've Got My Head In The Clouds ♫). His optimism fades after he meets with Father Rodrigo who points out the dedication required to become a priest. In the present time at Whitefeather & Associates, Rebecca and Paula are working on a lawsuit against Josh. Despite Paula’s assurances that this is the right plan Rebecca wants to do something more vicious. Meanwhile, Nathaniel is disgusted with how he's been acting so soft around Rebecca. In the break room, Maya and Paula make Tim question if he has been satisfying his wife in bed.
Josh has a new calling now.
Later, Tim, Rebecca and a newly rehired George are told by Nathaniel to get a popular local restaurant shut down so their client can buy the property. Rebecca is intrigued by his ruthlessness and goes to his apartment after work. She tells him she’ll fulfill any sexual fantasy he wants if Nathaniel helps her get revenge (♫ Strip Away My Conscience ♫). The next day, Hector and WhiJo meet with Josh and learn he still hasn't talked to Rebecca. They accuse him of joining the priesthood to avoid dealing with his actions. Back at the law firm, Maya and Mrs. Hernandez try educate Tim on female stimulation. While defending his sexual technique Tim realizes his wife uses a vibrator after they have sex.
Rebecca propositions Nathaniel.
Meanwhile, a messenger delivers a gift and an invitation to Rebecca from Nathaniel. That night she goes up to the roof to meet with him and they take a helicopter ride to a masquerade ball. Over at the seminary, Josh struggles with his studies and the guilt he has over jilting Rebecca. At the same time, Tim is depressed he can’t satisfy his wife sexually (♫ The Buzzing From The Bathroom ♫). Back at the ball, Nathaniel has Rebecca distract the wives of several power players who can help with his scheme. Once he’s finished talking to them, Nathaniel asks Rebecca to dance and confesses he isn’t just doing this for sex. After they share a kiss he gets confirmation that his plan is in motion.
Nathaniel and Rebecca at the masquerade ball.
Nathanie takes Rebecca back to his apartment where they have sex. The following morning he goes into detail about his plan. Nathaniel tells Rebecca he’s going after Josh’s family: his sister Jastinity will be kicked out of college, his father Joseph’s business will be audited and his grandfather, who is in a hospice, will have his oxygen turned off. At the seminary, Father Rodrigo invites Josh to join him at the next mass and help out by passing around the collection plate. Back at Nathaniel’s place Rebecca is mortified by his plan and tells him to undo it. What she really wanted was for Josh to face what he did and suffer the same embarrassment she endured. Rebecca apologizes for having Nathaniel do all this for nothing and quickly leaves.
When she gets back to her home Rebecca contemplates what to do next when she sees her wedding dress. Her thoughts are interrupted by a knock on her door and she is angered to learn the package of poop she sent Josh was returned to sender. At Sugar Face, Tim runs into Paula who is there working on Rebecca’s case. He thanks her for insulting his inadequacies as it led to him having a frank discussion with his wife about their sex life. Paula worries Tim by pointing out his wife being dishonest for years is indicative of deeper problems with the marriage. Meanwhile, Rebecca is furious about all her plans not getting the results she wants. She puts on her wedding dress and goes to confront Josh in person.
Rebecca finds him at the seminary’s church services and in front of the entire congregation tells Josh off. In her tirade she lists everything since moving to West Convina that he “made” her do to win his love (♫ After Everything You Made Me Do (That You Didn’t Ask For) ♫). She then storms out but her declaration has the opposite affect on Josh she had intended. Instead of feeling more guilt he sees her confessions as absolution for his own terrible choices and rejoices much to Father Rodrigo’s disdain. Meanwhile Rebecca goes back to her car at first thrilled with having finally unloaded all her anger at Josh. However, it soon sinks in that revealing the entire truth about her actions the last year was a huge mistake.
"You Do/You Don’t Want To Be Crazy" Performed by: Rebecca Bunch Writers: Rachel Bloom, Adam Schlesinger
Rebecca considers various ideas on what being crazy is about.
"I've Got My Head In The Clouds" Performed by: Josh Chan Writers: Rachel Bloom, Jack Dolgen, Adam Schlesinger
Josh feels he made the right choice to become a priest.
"Strip Away My Conscience" Performed by: Rebecca Bunch Writers: Rachel Bloom, Jack Dolgen, Adam Schlesinger
Rebecca makes Nathaniel an indecent proposal.
"The Buzzing From The Bathroom" Performed by: Tim Writers: Rachel Bloom, Jack Dolgen, Adam Schlesinger
Tim is depressed that he can’t sexually satisfy his wife.
Recurring jokes that are featured in this episode:
Rebecca’s poop package to Josh is returned to sender due to insufficient postage.
Rebecca mentions her Poopsgiving at Thanksgiving.
Parts of this episode satirized the 2011 novel "Fifty Shades of Grey" (along with the movie movie of the same name). Examples include the masquerade ball, the helicopter ride, and Nathaniel's attempt to buy lingerie and a dress for Rebecca.
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.