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Josh's Sister is Getting Married!
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Director: Alex Hardcastle — Writer: Audrey Wauchope and Rachel Specter
Aired: 3/28/2016 — Season: 1 — Episode: 16 — Nielsen ratings: 0.86
Summary: Rebecca is asked to be a bridesmaid in Josh's sisters wedding.


PlotEdit

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She's in love with someone else but I figure ten/eleven years of trying I'm a lock.
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— Greg

In her apartment, Josh confronts Rebecca about a packet of photos she has of him. Rebecca finally owns up to her feelings but insists she is moving past that obsession. She trying to make healthier choices now and avoiding the same destructive patterns she's been repeating. Rebecca is also adamant on making things right with Valencia but Josh advises her against it before he leaves. That night Rebecca ran into Greg at a bar where he was studying for a test. She learns he broke up with Heather and leaves not wanting to be around Greg's surly attitude. The next morning at her apartment, Rebecca decides to toss out various Josh related items much to Paula's horror.

At Greg's business school his teacher reprimands him for his lackadaisical efforts and suggests he made up his mind not to try. Greg ignores her critique believing he could have done better but just didn't feel like it (♫ I Could If I Wanted To ♫). Back at Rebecca's apartment, Paula continues to be upset at seeing her friend dispose of Josh related items like Channy Bear. They are interrupted when Mrs.Chan and her daughter's Jayma and Jastinity show up. They wanted to know if Rebecca would be a bridesmaid at Jayma's upcoming wedding. When Rebecca points out Valencia is not in the wedding party Jayma decides they can both be bridesmaids. Over at the grocery store, Greg bumps into a grocery clerk he met months ago at Spider's named Marty.

He learns Marty is in love with a co-worker named Ally who herself is smitten with another employee named Brody. Greg offers to lend his expertise on unrequited love to Marty. Meanwhile, Rebecca joins Jayma, Jastinity and their cousin Ruby at the bridal shop. Rebecca tries to defend Valencia after the Chan's criticize her which is made difficult when she arrives late. Privately, Valencia tells Rebecca she knows about the kiss with Josh but because she got her into the wedding party she'll let it slide for now. Rebecca promises Valencia she will make her look good in front of the Chan's. As everyone looks at dresses, Rebecca builds up Valencia to the Chan's who start to warm up to Josh's girlfriend and listen to her suggestions.

After returning to the law firm, Rebecca nixes Paula's ideas to sabotage Valencia insisting she is genuinely trying to make amends. Over at Country Market, Greg has Marty publicly serenade Ally on the sales floor with a song (♫ Clean Up on Aisle Four ♫). It seems to work until Brody upstages Marty by doing cartwheels which wins Ally's approval. At the law firm, Rebecca tells Paula to stop scheming which her friend interprets is just the usual denials. Rebecca receives an emergency text and joins the bridal party at the wedding shop where Jayma announces her dress is finished early. After an impromptu party, Jayma and the others leave giving Valencia and Rebecca the resonsibilty of packing up the dress.

When Valencia tells her she's jealous of her bust size Rebecca demonstrates the cons of having large breasts. She puts on Jayma's wedding gown which is too small for her chest (♫ Heavy Boobs ♫). Rebecca gets Valencia to try on the dress as well. At Valencia's request (and using her phone) Rebecca snaps a picture of her in the gown. Meanwhile, Paula hacks into Valencia's online accounts and posts the latest photo on Instagram. Jayma sees this, along with the insulting hashtag Paula added, and the Chan women go to the bridal shop to confront Valencia. She claims her account was hacked and blames Rebecca who realizes Paula's involvement and accepts the blame. She is removed from the bridal party and the Chan's apologize to Valencia who is finally accepted her into thier family.

Rebecca goes to the law firm and confronts Paula over her actions. Paula points out what she did is no different than the other schemes Rebecca tacitly approved of. Rebecca realizes she is right but tells her from now on it ends. When Paula refuses Rebecca gets her to confess she worries thier friendship won't survive without them chasing Josh. Rebecca tells Paula assures they will always be friends but insists that this mutual unhealthy obsession needs to stop. Meanwhile, Greg talks to Ally about to Marty and she explains she's told him several times she's not interested but he refuses to listen. Later, Greg commiserates with Marty and suggests he let his unrequited love go and resolves to do the same in his own life.

That night at Home Base, Rebecca walks in and banters with Greg. When she asks him if he wants to go out later he declines refusing to be her second choice. Rebecca goes back to her apartment where Josh unexpectedly shows up angry over the situation with Valencia. Rebecca tells him that things turned out for the best and to just focus on his family and girlfriend. Much to her and Josh's surprise she kicks him out and goes back to Home Base. Rebecca kisses Greg and assures him this time he is not second choice. Greg tells her if this is happening she needs to prepare herself for a marathon of sex. After Rebecca agrees they resume making out as Greg carries her off to continue this in the back room of the bar.

TagEdit

Brody meets with Ally for a date at an outdoor hot dog stand. Ally's initial enthusiasm for the date disappears when Brody drops the charm and asks her when they are going to have sex. Realizing he is yet another guy in her history of dating terrible men she resolves to start making better choices in her life. After she walks off, Brody calls after her that she'll be back since in his experience they always come back.



Ally and Brody first date
Ally and Brody's date.

Recurring themesEdit

MusicEdit

Episode songs
I Could If I Wanted To

"I Could If I Wanted To"
Performed by: Greg Serrano
Writers: Rachel Bloom, Adam Schlesinger
Greg refuses to accept responsibility for his bad grade.

Clean Up on Aisle Four

"Clean Up on Aisle 4"
Performed by: Marty
Writers: Rachel Bloom, Adam Schlesinger
Marty performs a song for Ally.

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"Heavy Boobs"
Performed by: Rebecca Bunch
Writers: Rachel Bloom, Adam Schlesinger
Rebecca demonstrates to Valencia the problems with having a big chest.

Leitmotifs

ContinuityEdit

Continuity lists
Narrative
Recurring or debuting plot points
  • Previously: Rebecca's new attitude continues from the previous episode. She confesses to Josh that she has feelings for him but is trying to move past it.
  • Relationship developments: Rebecca finally decides to give Greg a chance and they begin a friend's-with-benefits arrangement at the end of the episode.
People
Recurring or debuting characters
Places
Recurring or debuting places
Things
Recurring or debuting things

Running jokesEdit

  • I went to Harvard:
    • Greg mentions that he was once accepted to Emory University which he states is the Harvard of the south although a bartender believes it to be Vanderbilt.
    • Jastinity was accepted into Cal Tech Northridge which Lordes Chan describes as the Harvard of Northridge.
    • Marty actually went to the the real Harvard in Boston.
  • Bonnie & Clyde: Valencia admits she is jealous of Rebecca's bust size which leads to the song "Heavy Boobs"

QuotesEdit

External linkEdit

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.

vedSeason Four Episodes
4x1 Promotional photo 11    "I Want To Be Here" 10/12/18
Directed by: Stuart McDonald - Written by: Rachel Bloom

Rebecca confronts the consequences of her guilty plea while an angry Nathaniel seeks solace in a retreat and Josh searches for answers.

I Am Ashamed    "I Am Ashamed" 10/19/18
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.

I'm On My Own Path    "I'm On My Own Path" 10/26/18
Directed by: Jude Weng - Written by: Alden Derck

As Rebecca contemplates her feelings about her career, Paula is forced to deal with a big client. Josh tries to get back in the dating game, while Heather and Hector deal with insurance.

I'm Making Up For Lost Time    "I'm Making Up For Lost Time" 11/02/2018
Directed by: Stuart McDonald - Written by: Elisabeth Kiernan Averick

As Rebecca contemplates her feelings about her career, Paula is forced to deal with a big client. Josh tries to get back in the dating game, while Heather and Hector deal with insurance.

I'm So Happy For You    "I'm So Happy For You" 11/09/2018
Directed by: Erin Ehrlich - Written by: Ilana Pena

Heather and Valencia both have changes in their lives which leaves Rebecca reeling. Meanwhile, Paula has to adjust to some good news/bad news from her eldest son.

I See You    "I See You" 11/16/2018
Directed by: Dan Gregor - Written by: Jack Dolgen

Rebecca gets more than she bargained for during a day out with Darryl. Josh lends a helping hand to Paula, while Heather encourages Nathaniel to be a nice person.

I Will Help You    "I Will Help You" 11/30/2018
Directed by: Kabir Akhtar - Written by: Aline Brosh McKenna

Rebecca takes a trip to visit her mother with intentions to tell Naomi about her new career path. Josh housesits for Rebecca and discovers being alone is harder than it seems, while Nathaniel helps one of Paula’s clients in an effort to do something good.

4x8 Promotional photo 9    "I'm Not The Person I Used To Be" 12/07/2018
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.