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Is Josh Free in Two Weeks?
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Summary: Nathaniel's father visits the law firm as Rebecca gets stressed out.
Director: Alex Hardcastle — Writer: Katie Schwartz
Aired: 1/27/2017 — Season: 2 — Episode: 12 — Nielsen ratings: 0.59



PlotEdit

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He didn't do anything, it was me! I pooped my pants in this enclosed office!
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— Maya


Rebecca is at her house stressing out about her upcoming wedding happening in less than two weeks. When a delivery man named Patrick shows up she vents her frustrations. Rebecca dismisses Patrick's theory that the wedding date being moved up is related to her boss Nathaniel. Rebecca tells him she’s planning the wedding alone without professions is who weren't willing to work within the time frame. Her mother is busy getting beauty treatments and her best friend Paula is studying for her finals. Later at Home Base, Heather tells Rebecca learns about Do-It-Yourself styled weddings. Rebecca decides to follow this trend and buys supplies from a craft store where she awkwardly runs into Valencia.

At the Our Lady of West Covina school, Josh is with Father Brah and Sara helping out at the kids basketball practice. Brah advises he be more involved with the wedding plans but Josh assures him he's doing his part. At Whitefeather & Associates, Nathaniel is in his office distracted by thoughts of Rebecca. He drinks a cleansing smoothie he concocted and lectures the staff about work ethic when he's told by Paula that Rebecca called out. When Rebecca shows up later she explains to Nathaniel she's been busy and dismisses his suggestion she moved up her wedding date because of their kiss. At work and later at home Rebecca attempts to continue working on her wedding but has underwhelming results.

Josh shows up at Rebecca’s house hoping to inject some of his ideas into the wedding until she agrees to his crane origami on. At the law firm, Nathaniel has a staff meeting in the boardroom which goes awry when he gets an upset stomach from the juice cleanse he drank and continuously passes gas. Meanwhile, Rebecca quickly starts getting overwhelmed by the planning process despite. The next day Paula stops by and her pleas with a manic Rebecca to postpone the wedding is ignored. Over at the law firm, a concerned Paula and Maya go to Nathaniel’s office and find him still sick. He’s still in denial about it until he defecates himself in his office chair and wheels himself to the bathroom.

Across town at the church, Josh tells Sarah about forest green tuxedo he wants to wear at the ceremony and she encourages him to go for it. At the law firm, Darryl convinces Nathaniel to get some rest (♫ Man Nap ♫). Meanwhile, Heather goes to Valencia's apartment to hang out as she’s tired of the wedding stress at her place. Valencia says she’s okay Josh and Rebecca marrying but finds herself directionless now that she’s over her ex-boyfriend. Rebecca herself is at home when her father sends word he can’t attend the ceremony. Patrick is there with her latest deliveries and tries to leave but Rebecca pleads with him to tell her everything is okay before falling asleep exhausted (♫ (Tell Me I'm Okay) Patrick ♫).

Back at the law firm, Nathaniel Plimpton II arrives. Despite Paula and Darryl’s best efforts he finds Nathaniel III asleep. Nathaniel Senior berates his son for showing weakness and leaves the office. Over at Rebecca’s place, Heather brings Valencia over to show off the wedding stuff. They awaken Rebecca who confesses how overwhelmed she is and gives up. The following morning at the firm, Rebecca is in the break room when Nathaniel walks in. She tells him she has to move the wedding date for more time to plan and also to make it possible for her father to attend. Valencia unexpectedly shows up with a wedding planning binder she’s been building the entire time she was with Josh.

She at first offers this for Rebecca to use but then decides instead to offer her services to carry out the wedding plans herself. That night at Rebecca’s place, Josh is shocked to find out Valencia’s in charge of his wedding. The next day, Patrick delivers a package to Paula at the firm who thanks him for the heads up about Rebecca. She gives it to Rebecca which turns out to be a wedding dress from her mother that Paula secretly demanded Naomi buy for her daughter. Later at her house, Rebecca enjoys a Bridal shower party thrown by Valencia. The following evening at the law firm, Nathaniel gives Rebecca his wedding present. He used his private jet and flew in her father Silas Bunch for the ceremony.

TagEdit

  • Valencia shows an invitation she'd designed to Rebecca and Josh. Meanwhile, Trent discovers that Rebecca and Josh are getting married.

Recurring themesEdit

SongsEdit

Episode songs
2x12 Promotional photo 9

"Man Nap"
Performed by: Darryl, Tim and Jim
Writers: Bloom, Schlesinger, Dolgen and McKenna
Darryl, Tim and Jim convince Nathaniel to get some much needed rest.

Tell Me I'm OK

"(Tell Me I'm Okay) Patrick"
Performed by: Rebecca Bunch
Writers: Rachel Bloom, Jack Dolgen and Adam Schlesinger
Rebecca asks her delivery man Patrick to reassure her.

ContinuityEdit

Continuity lists
Narrative
Continuing or debuting plot points in this episode:

Previously:

  • Rebecca and Nathaniel's elevator kiss in the previous episode "Josh Is the Man Of My Dreams, Right?" is still on both of thier minds although she is in denial about it.
  • Valencia still struggles to deal with Rebecca and Josh's engagement but eventually not only accepts it by the end of this episode becomes thier wedding planner.

Foreshadowing:

  • Rebecca wanting to have a 'normal' wedding hints at her struggles to be perceived as normal herself which ties into a revelation about her past in the Season Two finale "Can Josh Take A Leap Of Faith?".
  • Heather points out Rebecca's father Silas hasn't RSVP'ed to the wedding hinting at his reveal at the end of the episode.
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Running jokesEdit

List of running jokes
Recurring jokes that are featured in this episode:
  • Poopsgiving: Due to stress and drinking his homemade vegetable smoothie Nathaniel has stomach pain and flatulence problems which leads up to him defecating in his pants.

ProductionEdit

CastEdit

Episode cast
Main cast
Featured

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.