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That Text Was Not Meant for Josh!
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Director: Daisy Meyer — Writer: Elisabeth Kiernan AverickAired: February 8, 2016 — Season: One — Episode: {{{number}}}
Summary: Rebecca accidentally sends a text meant for Paula concerning Josh to Josh himself.


PlotEdit

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Just saw Josh, he looked so 🔥 that I almost 😵. I ❤️ him so much and I think he ❤️ me too. God, I can't wait until we're finally together and I can stop lying and tell him I love him and moved here for him
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— Rebecca's text message


Paula and Scott Proctor are at Our Lady of West Covina inside the church office of Father Brah seeking guidance over their marital problems. Paula insists she wants to forget about claims she made to Scott that she was unhappy. Father Brah tells her negativity in any relationship needs to be resolved not suppressed. He suggests they have a romantic dinner date together so they can reconnect. Meanwhile, Rebecca is getting ready for work at her apartment when Greg unexpectedly drops by. He's there to pick up a computer hard drive she is lending to his girlfriend and her neighbor Heather. Things are awkward between them due to recent events. Rebecca heads to Cup of boba to grab a drink and review notes for a meeting she has at the law firm.

As she's going over the case Josh surprises her much to her delight. At the meeting in the conference room, Rebecca texts Paula while the opposing counsel presents her case. She then discovers she sent the message, which detailed her love for Josh, to Josh himself. When Paula finds this out she calls an end to the meeting and explains the situation to everyone. As they are all good friends of Paula they volunteer to help including Judge Harry Spencer (♫ Textmergency ♫). Remembering that Josh mentioned he left his phone at home Rebecca decides to go to his place and delete the message. Paula tells her she can't go because of her dinner date with her husband and Rebecca races off in her car alone with a police escort provided by the Judge.

She sneaks into Josh and Valencia's apartment complex and enters thier place with a spare key they hid. Rebecca deletes the cell phone message but is caught inside the apartment by Josh who arrives home. Rebecca quickly spins an elaborate lie about coming to his place since hers had just been broken into. While he gets changed to help her sort out the situation Rebecca calls Paula. She asks her to throw a rock through her patio door to authenticate her story. Paula is about to leave but is stopped by Scott. He demands an explanation for her recent strange behavior involving frequent phone calls and sneaking off at odd hours. She refuses to explain but in order to quell his suspicions invites him to go with her.

As Rebecca stalls in order to give them more time, the Proctors make it to her place. At Paula's urging Scott throws a rock through the patio door. Rebecca and Josh arrive to find the mess and she uses it as an opportunity to have some alone time with him. Thier conversation is interrupted by a cop who was answering a call Josh put into the police department. Rebecca comes up with another elaborate lie which both confuses and convinces the officer to leave without filing a report. At the same time the Proctors are celebrating a job well done and the two confess to each other affairs they nearly had. Paula also comes clean about helping Rebecca with her love life and tells Scott the whole story (♫ Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Theme Song ♫).

Back at Rebecca's apartment she and Josh are cleaning up the broken glass when he discovers the rock Scott threw. It turns out it was a decorative stone from a set of three which was on Rebecca's coffee table. Josh slowly put the pieces together realizing that Rebecca had lied to him the entire time. He refuses to listen to another one of her convoluted explanations and can barely look at her. After he leaves the Fondu delivery man arrives with a dinner order Rebecca placed for them. Rebecca is devastated believing she ruined her chances with Josh (♫ You Stupid Bitch ♫). As she is lost in thought, Greg passes by her backyard having just left Heather's place. He notices the mess and rushes with concern to Rebecca who asks him to keep her company.

Greg is happy to until he notices the Fondu order has Josh's name on it. Realizing he is in the aftermath of another scheme of Rebecca's he angrilly departs. Meanwhile the Proctors unexpectedly bond over the drama in Rebecca's love life which rekindles a spark of romance in thier own relationship. The next day Paula finds Rebecca despondent at Cup of boba. She is unwilling to elaborate on what happened except to say she ruins everything. Paula rejects her assertion since she played a huge part in saving her marriage. She tells her that whatever seems insurmountable now is only a minor setback in the grand scheme of things. Paula also promises she'll always be there to help her through those rough times.

TagEdit

Judge Spencer gets chewed out by his superior for giving Rebecca a police escort to erase a text. When asked if he was okay he admits he left his wife for a prostitute.



Judge Spenser gets chewed out
Judge Spencer gets chewed out.

Recurring themesEdit

SongsEdit

Episode songs
Textmergency

"Textmergency"
Performed by: Connie Cavanagh, Judge Harry, Connie's client, Rebecca's client
Writers: Rachel Bloom, Adam Schlesinger
Rebecca imagines a 1980's hair band cheering her in to delete a text she sent Josh.

Where is the Rock?

"Where Is The Rock?"
Performed by: Connie Cavanagh, Judge Harry, Connie's client, Rebecca's client
Writers: Rachel Bloom, Adam Schlesinger
Rebecca imagines a 1980's hair band warning her that Josh is about to figure out she lied to him.

You Stupid Bitch main photo

"You Stupid Bitch"
Performed by: Rebecca Bunch
Writers: Rachel Bloom, Adam Schlesinger
Rebecca berates herself for having possibly ruined any chances she had with Josh.

ContinuityEdit

Continuity lists
Narrative
Recurring or debuting story arcs
  • Previously:
  • Rebecca's backstory is recapped twice within the episode by Paula; the first time at the meeting at the law firm and the second time to her husband Scott (see "Meta references")
  • Josh mentions attending camp with Rebecca in the previous episode "I'm Back at Camp with Josh!"
  • Scott Proctor mentions Paula some time ago was dressed up fancy and told him she was unhappy with her marriage. Paula brings this up again later admitting she almost had an affair with a wealthy client of the law firm. Both are references to the previous episode "I'm So Happy That Josh Is So Happy!".
People
Returning or debuting characters
Places
Recurring or debuting places.
Things
Recurring ir debuting things

Running jokesEdit

  • No: Rebecca says the word in a long drawn out manner after realizing she sent Josh a loaded text regarding her feelings for him.
  • I left my wife for a prostitute: The judge admits he helped Rebecca in her Textmergency because he sympathized with her situation as he made a poor choice himself of leaving his wife for a prostitute.

Pop culture referencesEdit

Meta referencesEdit

  • Towards the end of the episode Scott and Paula Proctor are having a conversation about Rebecca which is actually the lyrics to the show's theme song. When they are done the title card appears.

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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