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When Will Josh and His Friend Leave Me Alone?
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Director: Paul Brigantine — Writer: Erin Ehrlich — Aired: 11/11/2016 — Season: Two — Episode: {{{number}}}
Summary: Rebbeca tries to reinvent herself.



PlotEdit

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So you want everyone to see you as a douche?
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— Heather

Rebecca catches up with Greg at the airport and asks where he is going. Greg tells her he's finally moving to Atlanta so he can attend Emory University. Greg confesses he loves her but their relationship was a mess and he needs to move on. Even so he has no regrets about what happened and let's her know he'll never forget her (♫ It Was a S*** Show ♫). After he departs Rebecca goes back to her apartment depressed not only about Greg leaving but Josh's rejection as well. Paula shows up to offer support as Rebecca tries to figure out what to do next. Later at the Proctor residence, Paula also considers her options regarding her unexpected pregnancy. Her husband Scott suggests she talk to Rebecca but Paula doesn't want to burden her with her problems.

Meanwhile, Rebecca's imagines Greg and Josh taunting her about the apartment having too many reminders of her time with both men (♫ We Tapped That Ass ♫). To get over her heartbreak Rebecca tries setting fire to items she has related to Josh and Greg. When the flames get out of control she calls for emergency assistance. Unable to stay at her fire damaged place, Rebecca went next door to Heather's where she was reintroduced to her friend's parents Mr. and Mrs. Davis. She sleeps in their home for the night and Mrs. Davis lends Rebecca clothes to use for work the next day. It was there Rebecca learned her embarrassing 911 call was uploaded on YouTube and became viral. In it she rambled on about her recent romantic troubles and also having accidentally defecated on herself.

Despite her humiliation, Rebecca attends a business meeting with an executive named Trina from the feminine product company "Miss Douche". Rebecca is inspired by their plans to rebrand the company and have an online contest to find a new face to put on thier product. She asks Paula to take over the work she was to do for the company as it would be a conflict of interest since Rebeca wants to enter the contest. That night at the Proctor residence, Scott tries unsuccessfully to show Paula they can share the household responsibilities. At the Davis home, Rebecca got Heathers parents to help her prepare for the contest. Rebecca brought in clothing, spray tanning and hairstylist experts to give her a make over (♫ Makey Makeover ♫).

Rebecca shows up to work with her new look shocking Paula and her co-workers. She paid bots to like her Instagram posts ensuring that she'd be entered into the "Miss Douche" contest. Rebecca ignores Paula's warning about her true motivations for her latest scheme and later runs into Josh away from work. He barely recognizes her and reveals he hadn't seen Rebecca's YouTube video. Josh takes pity on her and tells Rebecca whatever she's going through it'll get better. His reaction causes Rebecca to sink into a depression. Heather has to force Rebecca out of her funk to get her ready for the contest. Later, the Davis family is in the audience cheering Rebecca on as she Trina and a panel of judges interviews the participants.

When it's Rebecca's turn, she is stumped when Trina asks her who she is only to finally answer that she's still trying to figure that out. She confesses she's not fit to be "Miss Douche" citing her infamous YouTube video as proof. Rebecca quits the competition and suggests they choose someone like Heather who is far more chill and laid back. Meanwhile, Paula's presentation to the City Planning manager goes well until he questions her credentials. Paula admits she is not a lawyer but is praised by the manager for her excellent work on the case and gets her petition approved. At the "Miss Douche" contest Rebecca is consoled by Heather's parents.

Heather interrupts them and announces she won the competition along with $10,000 dollars. She then lets her mom and dad know she is moving out believing their slack parenting is holding her back. Heather also tells Rebecca they are going to move in together as she needs her credit score to co-sign and her friend needs someone to give her good advice. At the Proctor residence, Paula is recovering from having an abortion. Rebecca visits and asks if anything is the matter but Paula decides not to tell her about what she just went through. Later, Rebecca returns to her apartment and says goodbye to it and Greg. Afterwards, Rebecca and Heather are at Sugar Face looking for a a place online when they unexpectedly run into a disheveled Valencia Perez.

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Recurring themesEdit

SongsEdit

Episode songs
Sh*tshow

"It Was a S*** Show"
Performed by: Greg Serrano
Writers: Rachel Bloom, Adam Schlesinger
Greg explains to Rebecca why he's leaving.

We tapped that ass

"We Tapped That Ass"
Performed by: Greg Serrano, Josh Chan
Writers: Rachel Bloom, Adam Schlesinger
Rebecca imagines Josh and Greg taunting her.

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"Makey Makeover"
Performed by: Rebecca Bunch
Writers: Rachel Bloom, Adam Schlesinger
Rebecca undergoes a make over.

ContinuityEdit

Continuity lists
Narrative
Recurring or debuting plot points in this episode:

Plot points:

  • Greg's story arc is completed in this episode as his character says goodbye to West Covina and Rebecca. This is actor Santino Fontana's last regular appearance as Greg on the show.

Backstory:

  • Its revealed Rebecca met Heather's parents before but doesn't remember. Mrs. Davis usually got Rebecca's mail by accident and Mr. Davis has a reserved parking spot at the apartment right next to Rebecca.

Foreshadowing:

  • Rebecca burns items from both Greg and Josh which they left at her apartment. This is revealed in the Season finale "Can Josh Take A Leap Of Faith?" to be related to a partular incident in her past.
People
Returning or debuting characters in this episode.
Places
Returning or debuting places in this episode.
Things
Recurring or debuting things in this episode.

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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