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Josh and I Work on a Case!
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Director: Steven Tsuchida — Writer: Aline Brosh McKenna & Rachel Bloom — Aired: 2/22/2016 — Season: {{{season}}} — Episode: {{{number}}}
Summary: Rebecca recruits Josh to help work on a case.


PlotEdit

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I don't trust you as far as I can throw you, which is not far since you eat begals after 8:00 PM.
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— Valencia


At Whitefeather & Associates, Rebecca is depressed that Josh is continuing to keep his distance from her after he discovered she had lied to him. Paula explains a new scheme she has put into play to get Rebecca back into Josh's good graces. She manipulated a series of events which led to a supposedly chance encounter between Rebecca and Josh at an auto body shop. Per Paula's instructions, Rebecca mentioned a supposed boyfriend she has called Trent to put Josh at ease. She then "accidentally" showed off a fake coupon for free drinks at a local restaurant called Jalapeño Jack's. As Paula expected Josh took the bait and agreed to go to the restaurant with Rebecca before the coupon expired.

The night went well until Josh's friends Hector, White Josh, Ken and Beans show up. The intimate date turns into a group hang and which racks up an expensive bill (♫ Group Hang ♫). As she pays for the dinner she eavesdrops on Josh and Hector and learns he invited his friends as a buffer as he no longer trusts her. The next day at work Rebecca consulted Mrs.Hernandez and Paula about about what to try next. Inspiration hit when they hear Tim complaining about spending too much time with a client. Rebecca recalls a potential lawsuit for Josh involving hot water problems he has at his apartment. Meanwhile, Darryl is at the 24 Hour Gym with White Josh who is supervising his work out. Darryl leaves after learning White Josh is gay and believes he shares the same orientation.

Rebecca invites both Valencia and Josh to the law firm to discuss grounds for a case against the apartment owners. She entices them to proceed by promising a hefty settlement. Although interested in the money Valencia's distrust of Rebecca's true motives makes her insist Josh turn down the offer. Later at Home Base, Josh discusses the potential lawsuit with Chris who in turn informs Greg. He believes it to be a ruse for some scheme but Josh argues her interest is strictly professional now that she has a new boyfriend named Trent. Back at the firm, Rebecca is shocked to find a legitimate angle to the lawsuit.

The next day Rebecca heads to Josh's apartment with Paula and Darryl. Valencia answers the door and reveals Greg is there too as they have formed an alliance to stop her plans. Josh, White Josh and Hector then show up having just returned from a run and are surprised to see everybody. When everyone talks to Josh all at once Paula silences the crowd with a loud whistle. This allows Rebecca to explain to Josh she had new information which she guarantees can win him and his neighbors a huge settlement. However, Josh refuses to listen and he and his friends join Valencia and Greg inside of the apartment closing the door behind them.

Rebecca is undeterred and she Paula and Darryl canvass the entire apartment complex getting Josh's neighbors to join in on the class action law suit (♫ Cold Showers Leads to Crack ♫). When they return to Josh's apartment with a bunch of signatures he is finally convinced to sign on. The next day Josh is at the law firm having lunch and discussing the case with Rebecca. The meeting is interrupted by a call from the plaintiff who agrees to settle the case for a million dollars. Although everyone is eager to accept the money Rebecca is unwilling to end her time with Josh so soon. Sensing the building owner is giving up too easily she decided to investigate the matter further with Darryl.

Meanwhile, Valencia and Greg have a secret meeting where she reveals a way to expose Rebecca as a fraud. Elsewhere, Rebecca contacts an ex-utilty worker called Bert who has a theory about the cold shower epidemic. In the sewers, he shows Rebecca and Darryl pipes that are illegally siphoning off water to Los Angeles. This has affected the area's water heaters leading to cold showers. The demonstration causes Darryl to have an epiphany; he runs to the gym to tell White Josh he is "both-sexual" and kisses him. At the same time, Rebecca goes to Josh's apartment to tell him the latest news only to find her fake boyfriend Trent there. Greg, Valencia and Josh watch on in astonishment as Rebecca passionately kisses Trent.

TagsEdit

The West Covina Window Washers club meets at Home Base to gossip about things they overheard while cleaning. one mentions s prostitute breaking up marriages and another brings up Rebecca and Josh's latest developments.



Window Washer Gossip Fridays
Window Washers

Recurring themesEdit

SongsEdit

Episode songs
Group Hang

"Group Hang"
Performed by: Rebecca Bunch, Hector, White Josh, Bernard and Ken
Writers: Rachel Bloom, Adam Schlesinger
Rebecca laments that her night alone with Josh turned into a 'Group hang'.

Cold Showers Leads to Crack

"Cold Showers"
Performed by: Rebecca Bunch (with Paula Proctor, Darryl Whitefeather and the tenants)
Writers: Rachel Bloom, Adam Schlesinger
Rebecca convinces Josh's neighbors to join a class action lawsuit.

ContinuityEdit

Continuity lists
Narrative
Debuting or continuing story
  • Previously: This story follows the events of the previous episode "That Text Was Not Meant for Josh! where Josh is now wary of Rebecca since she lied to him about an incident.
  • Relationship developments:
    • Darryl comes to grips with his sexual orientation and starts a new relationship.
    • Rebecca gets closer to Josh by involving him in a lawsuit but a lie she told him about her new boyfriend Trent could damage the progress she made in earning back his trust.
    • Greg and Valencia form an unexpected partnership to expose Rebecca's true intentions.
People
Returning or debuting characters
  • Hector returns and brings along Josh's friends to act as a buffer for his dinner with Rebecca.
  • White Josh returns and helps Darryl figure out his orientation.
  • Beans makes his first official appearance in this episode having first been mentioned in the pilot episode as the owner of the house Greg took Rebecca to.
  • Ken is introduced in this episode as another honorary member of the crew.
  • Conspiracy theorist and former Greater City Water employee Bert is introduced in this episode.
  • Rebecca's "boyfriend" Trent Maddock debuts at the end of the episode.
Places
Returning or debuting locations
Things
Returning up debuting things in this episode
  • Jalapeño Jacks coupon

Running jokesEdit

  • I left my wife for a prostitute: One of the Window Washers Club members talks about a prostitute in the area who is breaking up marriages.

QuotesEdit

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.

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.

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: TBA - Written by: TBA

Rebecca is looking to make Josh pay for leaving her at the altar.

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