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I Never Want to See Josh Again

I Never Want to See Josh Again.
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Summary: Rebecca returns to Scarsdale after hitting rock bottom.
Director: Stuart McDonaldWriter: Jack Dolgen
Aired: 11/10/17 — Season: 3 — Episode: 5 — Nielsen ratings: 0.66


PlotEdit

Rebecca is back home in Scarsdale thinking about how badly she ruined her relationships in California. Her mother Naomi decides to put together a plan to help Rebecca get her life back on track. This includes sending her resignation to Whitefeather & Associates, moving all her things from the west coast and getting her old job back. Back at Rebecca’s house in West Covina, Nathaniel is asleep in her room waiting for her to return. He is awakened by the Mover and his co-workers who were hired to pack up Rebecca’s things. Nathaniel believes this to be a mistake but the Mover shows him an invoice and tells him to move on. He later goes to work taking with him a stuffed alligator Rebecca owned.

Darryl is also upset over the abscence of Rebecca as he wanted to talk to her about WhiJo. While discussing this with Maya, Nathaniel receives a fax and announces to the firm that Rebecca resigned. Over Darryl and Maya’s objection, Nathaniel decides to a replacement from the home office and insists everyone accept this and move on. On the east coast, Rebecca is unable to sleep tormenting herself over her recent actions. In the morning, Naomi tells Rebecca she needs her daughter to work on her résumé. At the Proctor residence, Scott, Brendan and Tommy convince Paula to stop moping about Rebecca by agreeing to play the board game “Fancy Fairy Funhouse.”

Meanwhile, Naomi fails to rouse Rebecca from bed and get her off her computer. Later when Rebecca falls asleep Naomi sneaks a look at her daughters laptop and is horrified to see she’s been researching ways to commit suicide. Back at the law firm, Nathaniel, Darryl, Jim and Maya welcome Rebecca’s replacement Cornelia Wickfield. Each of them project their own ideas of who they want her to be; Maya wants a feminist to look up to, Darryl thinks she can give him relationship advice, Jim believes they have romantic chemistry and Nathaniel sees her as the model employee he’s always wanted. At the Bunch residence, Naomi wakes up Rebecca and pampers her with a strawberry milkshake.

While Cornelia is confused by the odd behavior of her co-workers Paula and her family actually enjoy playing a board game together. Over in Scarsdale, Rebecca is surprised to find herself bonding with her mother. As she enjoys more milkshakes and quality time with Naomi she forgets about doing more research on her laptop (♫ Maybe She's Not Such A Heinous Bitch After All ♫). Their fun is interrupted by a visit from Audra Levine. She suggests to Rebecca that Naomi is acting nicer because she has a hidden agenda. Rebecca is then suspicious when her mother offers her another milkshake. Meanwhile, Paula and Scott decide to call in sick at work and take a family vacation at a local resort.

At the law firm Cornelia is so annoyed by her co-workers she agrees to accompany Nathaniel for a meeting. Upon arriving at the hotel, Nathaniel and Cornelia are told their client is being sued for not having a scenic view from the swim up bar. The Proctor family then arrives at the resort as Paula spots her boss with Cornelia wearing swimsuits and going into the pool. She observes their investigation and sees Nathaniel’s emotional breakdown over Rebecca. When Darryl, Jim and Maya arrives the ensuing argument amongst the staff causes Cornelia to quit (♫ I Feel Like This Isn't About Me ♫). Paula reveals herself to chastise everyone and later tells Nathaniel they have to accept Rebecca’s gone.

Back at Scarsdale, Rebecca learns Naomi was spiking her milkshakes with anti-anxiety pills. She confronts her mother who admits she did it to calm her down so they can discuss getting her help. Feeling betrayed Rebecca leaves the house and catches a flight back to California. On the plane a sympathetic flight attendant gets her a Merlot to calm her nerves. Rebecca finds that she still has her mothers anxiety pills in her pocket and slowly downs the entire bottle. As she drifts into unconsciousness she has a momentary hallucination that gives her hope. Rebbeca pushes a button to summon the flight attendant, hands over the empty bottle of medication and asks her for help.

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SongsEdit

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Debuts

Maybe She's Not Such A Heinous Bitch After All

"Maybe She's Not Such A Heinous Bitch After All"
Performed by: Rebecca
Writers: Rachel Bloom, Adam Schlesinger
Rebecca reconsiders her relationship with her mother.

I Feel Like This Isn't About Me

"I Feel Like This Isn't About Me"
Performed by: Cornelia and bartender
Writers: Adam Shlesinger, Rachel Bloom, Jack Dolgen
Cornelia figures out she isn't the reason her new co-workers are acting weird.

Reprise

Jim sings One Indescribable Instant

"One Indescribable Instant"
Performed by: Jim
Writers: Rachel Bloom, Adam Schlesinger
Jim reprises this song briefly after flirting with Cornelia.

ContinuityEdit

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Recurring plot points:
  • Previously: A recap plays showing the events from the previous episode and other moments leading up to this one. This includes Nathaniel confessing his feelings to Rebecca, Rebecca trying to leave before being confronted by her friends, Rebecca telling off Paula and Darryl, Naomi Bunch criticizing Rebecca's decisions and Rebecca agreeing to come home.
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EpisodesEdit

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Episodes
vedSeason One Episodes
Michael McDonald as Darryl Whitefeather    "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    "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    "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    "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    "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    "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    "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    "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    "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    "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    "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    "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    "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    "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    "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    "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    "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    "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    "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
vedSeason Two Episodes
2x1 Promotional photo 10    "Where Is Josh's Friend?" October 21, 2016
Directed by: Marc Webb - Written by: Rachel Bloom & Aline Brosh McKenna

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

2x2 Promotional photo 1    "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    "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    "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    "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    "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?    "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    "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    "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    "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    "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    "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?    "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
vedSeason Three Episodes
3x1 Promotional photo 1    "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    "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    "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    "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    "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    "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    "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    "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    "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    "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    "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    "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    "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.