Monday, January 21, 2019

What I’m Watching: Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend: Season 4, Episode 10 “I Can Work with You” (B)

This episode mostly worked okay, even if some of the setup elements were a bit clunky and forced. The fact that Darryl’s baby is named Hebecca makes her entire existence hard to take seriously, and Rebecca revealed in her word vomit response to him why she had been avoiding acknowledging her for so long, which in turn should have made the far too trusting Darryl question the notion of leaving his child with her. Whenever someone in a movie or television show announces that a baby never cries, you know that you can expect them to do exactly the opposite, but, somehow, things worked out well here as Rebecca and Greg got to have their sweet – and then less appropriate – bonding moment in the context of trying to help calm this baby. Paula’s secret graduation party was a fun opportunity to do one of my favorite things in television, which is when characters who rarely interact get a chance to share screen time. Nathaniel insisting he was nice to Josh didn’t work, but then the discovery that they share a love for sports got them to be the perfect partners. While Heather and Beth were very happy to be paired up, Valencia and Hector didn’t feel the same way, and watching Hector pass on each card because he was so terrified was entertaining. Though he didn’t have the same romantic feelings for Valencia as Father Brah did, he did want to be her friend, and now it seems like everyone is in a good place. Everyone, that is, except for Nathaniel, whose reaction to Rebecca’s rekindled relationship with Greg is not going to be a good one.

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