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Director: Erin Erlich — Writer: Sono PatelAired: 11/18/16 — Season: Two — Episode: {{{number}}}
Summary: Rebecca tries to make amends with Valencia.


Was it compli-mon-icated? Are you gonna cry now? Are you gonna squirt a few tears?
— Valencia

At the Sugar Face doughnut cafe, Rebecca discusses with Heather a feminist tome called "Blood and Lice". It's about about bonding on a primal level which Rebecca feels she and Valencia need to do to get over their break ups with Josh Chan. Heather is skeptical about the idea since Valencia hates Rebecca. The next day at Paula's Law school, Rebecca shows up to class to support her friend. After she leaves Paula bonds with a classmate named Sunil Odhav, the father of two and a recent widower whose wife committed suicide. Meanwhile Rebecca goes to Valencia's apartment and barges in adamant that they should bond. She finds the place is in dissary and Valencia overeating. Rebecca tries to give her the Blood and Lice book insisting they reconnect due to their mutual romantic troubles.

Valencia refuses explaining the difference regarding Josh is that she chose to end things while Rebecca was a rebound. When Rebecca points out Valencia's obvious depression she is kicked out. Over at the Aloha Tech Center, Josh came in early to organize the backroom. His boss Alex suggests it's a distraction because Josh is a "girlfriend guy" who has trouble being alone. However, Josh is in denial and gets lost in his own thoughts (♫ Thought Bubbles ♫). Elsewhere, Rebecca is at the break room at work when WhiJo shows up. Her boss Darryl Whitefeather and his boyfriend are going to the annual San Gabriel Valley version of Burning Man known as Electric Mesa. Rebecca is inspired by a brochure of the event Darryl and goes back to Valencia.

She tricks Valencia into thinking they are going to Dairy Queen but in reality Rebecca drives her to Electric Mesa. Valencia reluctantly agrees to stay worn down by Rebecca's pestering and because she has nothing else better to do. Meanwhile, Darryl and White Josh are there as well setting up camp when they run into an old friend of Wilson's named Carl. At the law school, a classmate is rude to Paula and Sunil after they ask what kind of note taking app he is using. Back at the festival, Rebecca and Valencia are partaking in a group sesnsory meditation session. Rebecca can't focus and instead annoys her companion with questions about Josh prompting Valencia to complain to Sherpa Allen. Also at the session is Darryl who is upset when he learns WhiJo and Carl used to date.

When the speaker system shorts out the Aloha Tech Center is contacted and Alex sends Josh out for a service call. At the Law school, Sunil and Paula plan a caper to get their classmate's note taking app. Meanwhile, when Valencia tries to leave Electric Mesa Rebecca convinces her to stay and have drink which turns out to be laced with the drug "Triceratops". A hallucinogenic experiences follows which involves Josh (♫ Triceratops Ballet ♫). Coming down from their high Rebecca is angry that he took advantage of her and Valencia admits she and Josh were done before she dumped him. They are shocked when they see Josh arrive to fix the festivals sound system. Elsewhere, Darryl is upset to find out his boyfriend dated several guys at the festival and that he is specifically attracted to older men.

At the same time Rebecca and Valencia watch as Josh soaks in the adulation of the crowd after repairing the sound system. Rebecca drags Valencia to the electronics tent and convinces her to pee on Josh's equipment to get back at him. Over at the Law school, Sunil and Paula break into thier classmates dorm room and download the note taking app from his laptop. At Electric Mesa, Josh catches his exes in the act but they are unaplogetic and verbally lambast him for how poorly he treated them. As Rebecca and Valencia start to compliment each other Josh sneaks out. Later, Rebecca runs into Darryl and suggests he just talk honestly with WhiJo. Darryl finds WhiJo and admits his insecurities about not being as interesting as the other men he dated.

Wilson reveals his own worries that he's a fling to Darryl and questions why he hasn't met his boyfriend's daughter Madison yet. Darryl assures him he takes WhiJo seriously but didn't want to pressure him. They both confess they want to take the relationship to the next level. Elsewhere, Josh loads his equipment onto his van with Sherpa Allen's help. Although his encounter with his exes made him swear off women he is approached by an attractive female who thanks him for saving the festival. After returning home Darryl sets up a meeting between Madison and Wilson at Cup of boba that goes well. Over at Sugar Face, Rebecca re-introduces Valencia to Heather and runs into Paula who is with Sunil. At the Aloha Tech Center, Josh contemplates contacting the woman he met (♫ Thought Bubbles (reprise) ♫).


Recurring themesEdit


Episode songs
Thought Bubbles

"Thought Bubbles"
Performed by: Josh Chan
Writers: Rachel Bloom, Adam Schlesinger
Josh considers being alone and not rushing into another relationship.

Triceratops Ballet(Medley)

"Triceratops Ballet"
Performed by: Josh, Valencia, Rebecca
Writers: Rachel Bloom, Adam Schlesinger
Rebecca and Valencia experience a Josh drug induced hallucination.

Thought Bubbles (reprise)

"Thought Bubbles (reprise)"
Performed by: Josh Chan and Anna Hicks
Writers: Rachel Bloom, Adam Schlesinger
Josh considers calling Anna.


Continuity lists
Recurring or debuting story arcs:
  • Valencia returns in this episode.
  • Paula begins law school and meets a new friend.
  • Josh meets someone special at the festival.
  • Darryl and WhiJo reach a turning point in their relationship.
Recurring or debuting characters
Recurring or debuting locations.
Recurring or debuting things

Running jokesEdit

  • Throughout the episode Valencia references an old classmate of hers named Suzie Reynolds.
    • When Rebecca mentions lice, Valencia first mentions Suzie Reynolds as having suffered from that as a child from getting her clothes out of a dumpster.
    • Valencia points out she always knew Rebecca was trying to steal Josh just like Suzie Reynolds always stole her half eaten Lunchables from the trash. When Rebecca asks if Suzie is okay Valencia replies that she's a state senator now.
    • Valencia compares Electric Mesa to a tent city Susie grew up in. She then says her friend just passed a homeless reform bill.
  • Poopsgiving:
    • Valencia states that the only shared trauma she and Rebecca are going to bond over at Electric Mesa are using the port-a-potties. Rebecca states she has no problem using public facilities as her motto is "Leave it and forget it".
    • Rebecca and Valencia pee all over Josh's tools and equipment from Aloha Tech Center.


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.

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.

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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