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Who's the Cool Girl Josh Is Dating?

Who's the Cool Girl Josh Is Dating?
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Director: Jude Weng — Writer: Michael HitchcockAired: 12/9/2016 — Season: {{{season}}} — Episode: {{{number}}}
Summary: Rebecca and Valencia team up to investigate Josh's new girlfriend.


PlotEdit

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I knew that bitch weighed herself.
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— Valencia

At Whitefeather & Associates, Paula is at her desk redecorating it to better reflect her new law school obsession. After their recent argument Rebecca at first ignores Paula, then tells her she refuses to apologize and finally pleads for them to make up. Paula is reluctant as she's unsure the issues between them can be easily resolved. Later at the Proctor residence, Scott is preparing for an upcoming performance with his barbershop quartet. He's nervous as it's for an office party at his workplace but Paula doesn't notice as she's distracted by her studies. When he learns his wife and Rebecca are still fighting Scott encourages Paula to fix things with her. Over in Los Angeles, Josh meets with new girlfriend Anna at a trendy coffee shop.

After ordering coffee, Josh gives Anna a gift for her pet cat Gravy and they take selfies together which they post on Instagram. Back at West Covina in Rebecca and Heather's house, the Gurl Group are hanging out together. While on their respective laptops, both Valencia and Rebecca notice Josh's activity on Instagram. They find out he's in a relationship and Heather warns them not to research Josh's new girlfriend as it'll turn into an obsession. The two ignore her advice and start stalking Anna on social media for three days straight (♫ Research Me Obsessively ♫). They are incredulous someone who's a successful beauty mogul hip is interested in Josh. Rebecca and Valencia decide to team up to figure out her true motivations.

At Scott's workplace, his co-worker Tanya tells him she's looking forward to his barbershop quartets performance at the office party. Over in Silver Lake, Rebecca and Valencia find Anna's Eyebrow salon and hide when she walks outside. They eavesdrop as Anna talks to a client on the phone about a shipment. They then observe a customer exiting the salon with a pouch of white powder. The duo return to Rebecca's car and jump to the conclusion that Anna's a drug dealer. They decide to tell Josh but when Rebecca starts driving she hits Anna's pet cat Gravy. When Anna runs out and asks the pair who did this they lie and say it was a hit and run. Much to Valencias dismay Rebecca offers to drive Anna and Gravy to the Veterinarian clinic.

Once there, Rebecca and Valencia hide their identities by calling themselves "Madge and Allegra". They interrogate Anna by pretending to ask her questions from a clinic form but are interrupted when the doctor tells them Gravy is okay. When Anna mentions the collar Josh gave her cat Rebecca seizes the opportunity to ask about him. Anna reveals they haven't been dating long but he's already helping her business out by transporting a particular product across the border from Mexico for her. She also mentions he had two exes; one hounded him to propose for years and the other was so crazy she moved across country to stalk him and once begged him for sex while she was on her period (♫ Period Sex ♫). Anna mentions she'll find out who hit Gravy as her salon has outside surveillance cameras.

That night Rebecca and Valencia sneak into the salon thanks to "Allegra" having stolen Anna's keys. Over at Scott's workplace he waits for Paula's arrival as he and his barbershop quartet are about to sing. Meanwhile, Paula is still at home having lost track of time studying Law with her classmate Sunil Odhav. She suddenly remembers Scott's performance but by the time she gets there the West Brovinas are finishing their encore (♫ Let Me Call You Sweetheart ♫). Afterwards Paula apologizes but Scott is upset that she's been so distracted lately. Back at the beauty salon Rebecca successfully erases the video of her hitting the cat. She and Valencia then watch footage of Anna giving the white powdery substance to a client which they learn is used for stimulating eyebrow growth.

They come across another video where Josh told Anna he has feelings for her that he never had with anyone else. At the Proctor residence, Scott is still upset about what happened and tells Paula he's going out to drink with his friend Hank. Meanwhile after returning to West Covina, Rebecca and Valencia arrive at Home Base to commiserate. Although appreciative of Rebecca's friendship Valencia decides not to wallow anymore and opts to take a random guy home with her. Across town, Paula starts to think about Rebecca at the same time her friend has thoughts about her as well. However, despite the fact that they miss each other they are both unwilling to apologize until the other one does so first (♫ You Go First ♫).

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Recurring themesEdit

SongsEdit

Episode songs

Debut

Research Me Obsessively

"Research Me Obsessively"
Performed by: Anna Hicks
Writers: Rachel Bloon and Adam Schlesinger
Rebecca and Valencia investigate Josh's new girlfriend Anna online.

Let Me Call You Sweetheart

"Let Me Call You Sweetheart"
Performed by: West Brovinas
Writers: Beth Slater Whitson
Performance by the West Brovinas.

You Go First

"You Go First"
Performed by: Rebecca and Paula
Writers: Rachel Bloom and Adam Schlesinger
Rebecca and Paula want to make up but refuse to apologize first.

Reprise

Period Sex

"Period Sex"
Performed by: NA
Writers: Rachel Bloom, Adam Schlesinger
When Rebecca and Valencia are at the veterinarian clinic with Anna Rebecca sings the chorus of the song.

Leitmotif

Good at Yoga main photo

"I'm So Good At Yoga"
Performed by: Valencia Perez
Writers: Rachel Bloom, Adam Schlesinger
The theme plays when Rebecca and Valencia see a customer of Anna's beauty salon with a white powdery substance.

ContinuityEdit

Continuity lists
Narrative
Continuing or debuting story elements in this episode
  • Previously:
    • The Gurl Group Rebecca started with Heather and Valencia is still together.
    • Rebecca and Paula are still on bad terms after their falling out in the previous episode.
    • Josh's is still seeing Anna Hicks.
  • Relationship developments:
    • The Gurl Group of Rebecca, Valencia and Heather have settled into a more laid back dynamic.
    • After a few dates Josh Chan and Anna Hicks officially become a couple.
    • Paula ends up hurting her husband Scott's feelings after failing to show up to his barbershop quartets performance on time. The fallout continues in "Who Is Josh's Soup Fairy?".
People
Returning or debuting characters
Places
Returning or debuting places
Things
Returning or debuting things

Pop culture referencesEdit

  • Entertainment:
    • Scott Proctor mentions the opening act at his workplace party is his co-workers kids doing the first act of the musical "Hamilton "
    • Rebecca says she and Valencia are going to team up like "Thelma and Louise ".
  • Famous people:

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: 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 Erlich

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    "Nathaniel Gets the Message!" 01/12/18
Directed by: - Written by:

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