Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Season 3 Episode 12: Trent?! Recap

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Creepy stalker Adorable male ingenue Trent Maddock returns for a one episode blackmail plot love story this week. He forces Rebecca to blackmail Paula into helping her escape him reinvigorates Rebecca and Paula’s friendship. Josh’s one night stand with his karaoke machine back before the time jump has inspired him to turn it into a long term relationship. He wants to turn that into a business foursome with Beth and Valencia, but Valencia is going through the townie inferiority complex that she would have gone through when she was ten years younger if she was a real, live person. Nathaniel finally makes some decisions about his love life. Heather is still pregnant. WhiJo still has a dog and scraggly facial hair, causing me to fear for his overall health.

Rebecca meets with the girls at the Sugar Shack, where she crochets an afghan and decides to get a “buttload” of cats, now that she doesn’t have a boyfriend. Because in Rebecca’s world, if you go more than 3 days without thinking someone is the love of your life, then you must not be capable of loving another human being and are doomed to be alone forever.

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Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Season 3 Episode 6: Josh Is Irrelevant Recap

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Fasten your seatbelts, ladies and gentlemen! Rebecca was given a “definitive” “diagnosis” in this episode. If you know anything about the diagnosis, and if you’ve read anything written by me before, you might be able to guess how I feel about borderline personality disorder.

Let’s get on with the recap, while I try to hold Metamaiden back from turning this post into one long rant about the horrors of the borderline personality disorder diagnosis and the ways it’s overdiagnosed in women, and used to control us, especially when you disagree with your elderly psychiatrist, who probably shouldn’t even be practicing anymore, as evidenced by the fact that he prescribes one medication after another that’s contraindicated for your serious chronic illness and gets defensive when you refuse to take those medications**; or your middle-aged male psychologist who decides that your near death experiences due to your illness aren’t trauma, they’re just white girl problems, while being completely sympathetic to your brother’s trauma from watching you suffer; or your middle-aged female counselor who tries to diagnose you when you’re a teenager despite that being expressly excluded in the definitions of the diagnosis.

There was a very good reason why Rebecca didn’t like what she found on the internet when she looked up her diagnosis. It’s the “my doctor doesn’t like me and thinks I’m difficult to work with because I’m a woman who questions them” diagnosis.*

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Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Season 2 Episode 4: When Will Josh and His Friend Leave Me Alone? Recap

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Sadly, Rebecca,  Josh’s friend is about to leave you alone for a long time, possibly forever. This is Santino Fontana’s last episode, since he only wanted a one year contract. While this is great news for Greg the character, it’s sad news for fans who enjoyed watching him every week. I’m going to believe that Greg, and Santino, will be back eventually. He’s too close to too many people in West Covina to leave forever, as Greg himself said. My shipper heart will keep hoping that Greg and Rebecca will get their happily ever after, even though I will try to stay open to other possibilities. But, if Glee can bring Jon Groff back for its last two episodes to give Jesse St James and Rachel Berry their HAE, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend can do the same for this pair, once they’ve both worked out all of their issues separately.

On to the actual recap…

We pick up where we left off last week, as Rebecca catches up with Greg at the airport. He’s about to fly off to start college at Emory. She begs him to stay, but he can’t. They’re terrible for each other, a shit show, in fact. He didn’t say goodbye to her because he loves her, and he wouldn’t have been able to bring himself to leave if he’d seen her. He walks off into the sunset gets on the escalator to go catch his flight. There goes the man of my dreams (in addition to my husband and my other 10 TV boyfriends and girlfriends, of course).

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Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Season 2 Episode 5: Why Is Josh’s Ex-Girlfriend Eating Carbs? Recap

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It’s a New Era.

Oops, that’s another $5 for Heather’s Josh swear jar.

Sob, it’s the beginning of a new Gregless era. But Valencia’s back, and she was perfect even in the caveman days. This is my first stab at a recap/review type post. I’m just going to post some stream of consciousness comments about the episode, then a few more ideas I’ve thought out more at the end. We’ll see how it goes.

-Rebecca’s book is called Blood and Lice, a follow up and probable inspiration for the blood coven a few weeks ago.

-Josh is now a toxic male! And Bex owes Heather $300+ for the toxic Josh swear jar. That’s some major progress right there, practically Josh-aholics Anonymous.

-Heather doesn’t need a real job; de-Josh-toxing Rebecca is enough of a job.

-Brittany Snow in the credits!!!!!!

-Paula gets mommed a little when Rebecca drops her off for the first day of school, but then Bex blows it by taking the extra juice box.

-Sunil actually wins the episode with the “mom farm upstate, where moms run around all day.” Bonus points if he sticks to it until his kids are adults.

Roxanne Gay. We get it, Rachel, you want us to read her. On it already.

-Valencia looks great to me. She no longer looks like she’s using her appearance as armor to keep people at a distance.

-Hector and his mom started a dating advice podcast. Miss Douche has a real Twitter account. Could we please, please get a few of those podcasts?

-Josh likes organizing and sorting. An actual strength of his that he could use for a career that they’ve never shown us before.

-Josh thinks in thought bubbles and is worried he won’t measure up to expectations. Where is Father Brah when we need him?

-Bex is still focused on everything outside herself, rather than what’s inside (Waitress reference!): mmm, babaganouj, Josh has narcissistic personality disorder (really Bex, looked in a mirror?)

-Love the spaceship notes app. Why am I not surprised Paula has caper clothes in multiple colors and patterns? That’s right, skulk for YOU, and no one else!

-(Rebecca probably has caper clothes in colors and patterns that match Paula’s. 😥  All will be right again when they wear their outfits together on a caper that doesn’t involve Josh.)

-Valencia’s ballet is romantic and traditional. She’s idealized Josh and their relationship. Rebecca’s is childlike, raw, and visceral (like raw meat). Bex is projecting all of her anger onto Josh, even though she blames herself, since she casts herself as the dinosaur and Josh as a handsome prince. First she made Daddy leave, then she made Greg leave, and now she made Josh leave.

-Feminist bikini area 😏

-Of course Val loses the weight in one weekend, without trying, as soon as she feels good about herself again. Her weight was just a little situational depression weight gain, not about her genetics, build, or slow metabolism. Bex and I will totally outlast her during the next famine.

-Brittany Snow! Is Josh’s break from girls already over? She’s a good reason to give up celibacy, but he also needs the personal growth. Tough call for a viewer!

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