Tuesday, October 31, 2017

What I’m Watching: Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend: Season 3, Episode 3 “Josh is a Liar” (B)

This is definitely the simplest title an episode of this show has ever featured. This is also the closest Rebecca has ever been to having all of her dirty secrets aired in public, and the episode’s ending, featuring Paula, Valencia, Heather, and Darryl all showing up to confront Rebecca after Father Brah called Paula to reveal the contents of Trent’s dossier. I was almost sure that it was going to be full of nothing since Trent didn’t actually want to ruin Rebecca’s life but rather just scare Josh away, and I can’t imagine that what’s happening now is what he desired. Rebecca pushed the “Josh is a liar” angle pretty hard and managed to get a scathing article discrediting him published very quickly, and even if some of the things in there were untrue, his friends seemed angry enough at the insinuation of motivations behind behaviors with which they were all too familiar. I’m not too fond of Rebecca hallucinating the younger version of herself and speaking out loud to her, and so I’m hopeful that device will be dropped quickly. Things are going to change going forward since her friends are now aware of her past, which is almost more problematic than everything that happened with Josh, and so I have no idea what will come next. I like that George is back as a regular player, advising a very overeager Nathaniel on how to power through rejection. He’s doing his best to sweep Rebecca off her feet, and I feel like he’s going to run if he finds out what she’s been through (or he’ll find it oddly attractive). His “I go to the zoo” song was weird but fun. I also liked Heather’s sudden focus on not being a student anymore, something that should hopefully allow her to pursue new plotlines since she really isn’t featured all that much.

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