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Paula Needs to Get Over Josh!
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Director: Aline Brosh McKennaWriter: Rene GubeAired: April 18, 2016 — Season: {{{season}}} — Episode: {{{number}}}
Summary: Relationships are forever changed at Jayma Chan's wedding.


PlotEdit

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I love this. A chain hotel with French decor and Italian food served tapas-style while a Filipino girl marries a Jewish guy in a lightly Arabian Nights-style wedding. It is so romantic!
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— Darryl Whitefeather

Back in 1995, a six year old Rebecca Bunch was obsessed with having a movie inspired romance; in 2016 she is in a hospital being treated for a UTI. Her significant other Greg is with her and admits he left a date he was on as soon as he learned about her condition. He leaves when Paula asks to speak to Rebecca alone and runs into Josh after purchasing a balloon. Greg tells Josh he is in a relationship with Rebecca now and warns his friend to back off. Josh does so but reminds Greg that he and Rebecca have a history and a special connection. Meanwhile, Paula is furious at Rebecca for lying and ruining all of her work (♫ After Everything I've Done For You (That You Didn't Ask For) ♫). Paula tells Rebecca she's fooling herself if she thinks she's over Josh and storms off.

Afterwards, Greg accompanies Rebecca back to her apartment after she checks out of the hospital but doesn't stay long as his insecurities about Josh make him leave. At home he discusses this with his father but Greg ignores his dad's advice convincing himself to be aloof around Rebecca. Over at Josh and Valencia's apartment, they discuss their future. He is now looking for a ring and asks that she let him plan this in his own way. At Rebecca's apartment, she talks to Heather about Greg feeling that a special moment needs to happen to solidify their love. Heather tells her to ignore such cliché romantic fantasies and just be honest about her feelings. She also stresses that Rebecca do this in a chill manner so as not to freak Greg out.

Rebecca visits Greg at his home as they both awkwardly pretend to be something they aren't. She finds his invitation to Jayma Chan's wedding and convinces Greg they should go together. Using Paula's tracking device on Lourdes Chan, Rebecca finds her at Cup of boba with Josh's aunt Tita Myrna. She gets re-invited to the wedding after presenting an expensive wedding gift for Jayma. Later at the law firm, Darryl sadly watches on as Paula refuses to accept Rebecca's apology or even talk to her. Rebecca goes to a jewelry store to get ear rings for the wedding and bumps into Josh. The jeweler reveals he is looking at engagement rings for Valencia creating a gloomy tension between him and Rebecca. She congratulates Josh and awkwardly exits the store.

The day of the wedding, Rebecca puts on a fancy dress hoping for romance while Greg wears casual clothing to emphasize his new blasé attitude. After the ceremony was over everyone went to the wedding reception ballroom. It's there that Josh fixates on Rebecca who was entering the room with Greg. Rebecca is enchanted by the festivities as are Darryl and White Josh who are attending wearing matching tuxedos. Greg grabs drinks at the bar and on his way back sees Josh and Rebecca talking. Josh worries that Greg will hurt her but Rebecca assures him she knows what she's doing. When Greg returns Rebecca asks him for a slow dance but instead he makes a goofy spectacle. She pleads with him to be serious but before he can comply the floor is cleared so the bride and groom can have their first dance.

When Rebecca expresses frustration over Greg's attitude he decides to drop the facade and try to enjoy the event. However, they are interrupted again when the floor was cleared once more due to a performance from Josh and the other groomsmen. Greg notices a look between Rebecca and Josh which makes him start drinking heavily. Afterwards, Darryl sees Rebecca looking forlorn while White Josh confronts a drunk Greg. At the Proctor residence, Darryl arrives and convinces Paula that Rebecca needs her. Meanwhile, Tita Myrna gives Josh his grandmothers ring. Josh is appreciative of the gesture until a look from Myrna to Valencia makes him realize he's being manipulated. When Daryl returns with Paula, she and Rebecca run too each other and simultaneously apologize for what happened.

Afterwards Rebecca talks to Paula about Greg and wanting to have the perfect romantic moment with him. Paula advises her not to wait and immediately tell him how she feels. Meanwhile, Josh confronts Valencia in private about her and Myrna's scheme feeling it was another example of her not trusting him. Valencia tells him she lost her patience and knew he wouldn't propose. Josh argues that she never listens to him but she refuses to hear any excuses. Valencia tells him she's done waiting and that they are through. At the same time Rebecca goes to the bar where she finds Greg wasted. Despite this, she tells Greg how she feels about him and asks him for a response. Before he could say anything Greg catches a glimpse of Josh Chan and recalls the courthouse kiss he had with Rebecca.

Instead of being honest Greg reacts indifferently to Rebecca's confession before he passes out. Rebecca is heartbroken as White Josh apologizes on Greg's behalf and promises he'll see to it that his friend gets home. Jayma announces to everyone that Myrna is going to sing and a disappointed Rebecca stays to watch (♫ One Indescribable Instant ♫). In the middle of the performance Josh texts her to meet up with him. They take the wedding Cadillac to a secluded hill top where Josh tells her he and Valencia are over. Josh says he can't stop thinking about Rebecca and reveals he still has the love letter she wrote him years ago. Having gotten the romantic moment she was waiting for she and Josh sleep together. Across town at the Serrano residence a hung over Greg admits to himself that he loves Rebecca.

TagEdit

At the hilltop, Josh and Rebecca are snuggling in the backseat of the Cadillac. Rebecca suddenly decides to confess that she moved to West Covina specifically for Josh. He is unsettled by the news which goes unnoticed by Rebecca who is still basking in the afterglow.



Josh is worried
Josh is worried

Recurring themesEdit

SongsEdit

Episode songs
After Everything I've Done For You (That You Didn't Ask For)

"After Everything I've Done For You (That You Didn't Ask For)"
Performed by: Paula Proctor
Writers: Rachel Bloom, Adam Schlesinger
Paula confronts Rebecca about how she messed up her plans.

One Indescribable Instant

"One Indescribable Instant"
Performed by: Tita Myrna
Writers: Rachel Bloom, Adam Schlesinger
Tita Myrna sings the love song from the movie "Slumbered" .

ContinuityEdit

Continuity lists
Narrative
Continuing or debuting plot points:
  • Rebecca and Greg's secret relationship is now known to everyone and reaches a turning point by the end of the episode.
  • Carrying over from the last episode, Paula is furious at Rebecca after finding out about her and Greg.
  • Carrying over from the last episode, Josh is jealous about Rebecca and Greg.
  • Jayma's wedding takes place in this episode. It was first mentioned in the previous episode "Josh's Sister is Getting Married!".
People
Recurring characters introduced or making another appearance in this episode
Places
Recurring places introduced or making another appearance in this episode
Things
Recurring things introduced or making another appearance in this episode

Running jokesEdit

ProductionEdit

NotesEdit

In a Podcast for Vulture.com, co-creators Rachel Bloom and Aline Brosh McKenna discussed that this episode originally came in at 55 minutes and they had to trim it down to forty. This included cutting an imaginary dance sequence between Greg and Rebecca.
Filming of a deleted scene from the "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend " episode "Paula Needs to get Over Josh"00:24

Filming of a deleted scene from the "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend " episode "Paula Needs to get Over Josh"

Filming of a deleted scene.

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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