Director: Erin Ehrlich — Writer: Rachel Bloom and Aline Brosh McKenna — Aired: 10/13/17 — Season: 3 — Episode: 1 Summary: Rebecca is looking to make Josh pay for leaving her at the altar so he could become a priest.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
"Where's Rebecca Bunch?" Performed by: Rebecca, Paula, Darryl, Heather, Valencia, Nathaniel, WhiJo, Hector, Maya, Tim, Jim Writers: Rachel Bloom, Adam Schlesinger
Rebecca resolves to get revenge as her friends wonder where she is.
"Let's Generalize About Men" Performed by: Rebecca, Paula, Heather, Valencia Writers: Rachel Bloom, Adam Schlesinger
The Gurl Group gripe about the opposite sex.
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.”
Rebecca tries to adopt a femme fatal 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.