Monday, November 20, 2017

What I’m Watching: Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend: Season 3, Episode 6 “Josh Is Irrelevant.” (B+)

After last week’s very dramatic and intense finish, I think this was an important episode that shows how all of the people closer to Rebecca showed up when she needed them most, even if they were a bit too present and ready to chop down a door with an axe because she had headphones in and didn’t hear their knock. I like that she’s developed a relationship with her three female friends, led by the overprotective Paula, with the self-involved Valencia and generally apathetic Heather there for support. Most crucially, she got a diagnosis from the hot doctor played by Jay Hayden from “The Catch.” I’m going to go ahead and say that “A Diagnosis” is one of the best songs this show has produced yet, seeming and sounding a lot like a Broadway anthem and actually serving an incredibly purpose of driving the story forward by explaining the many things Rebecca could be suffering from and the joy she’ll feel from finally knowing what it is that makes her who she is. The borderline personality disorder diagnosis didn’t provide her much closure and instead made her much, much more anxious. Fortunately, she seemed to have come to a much better place by the end of the hour, and things look bright ahead. Josh is likely to experience some soul-searching after hearing that it's not about him straight from Rebecca following Hector telling him the same thing. And this was the most we saw of Valencia in a while, highlighted by a far less sophisticated song that was pretty much about a bowel movement.