Crazy Ex-Girlfriend: Josh Has No Idea Where I Am!
March 22, 2016 4:58 PM - Season 1, Episode 15 - Subscribe

Rebecca has an impromptu dream therapy session while flying to New York. Paula, Josh, Daryl and Greg realize Rebecca is planning to leave West Covina.

Rebecca and Dr. Akopian are stuck on a plan together but of course Rebecca would never talk openly about her problems so it's quickly revealed that she is having a dream therapy session. Dream Dr. Akopian helps Rebecca go through her memories.

Young Rebecca runs away to her father's place for vacation, but is turned away after one day. College Rebecca gets it on with a douchebag school play director.

Josh and Paula meet at Rebecca's house and Paula is quick to jump wildly to the correct conclusions with the barest of hints from Josh. Greg and Daryl join in at Rebecca's house and they all learn Rebecca plans to leave West Covina.

Rebecca gets some dream insight about the people who care about her and decides to return to West Covina.

Thoughts:

* I love the swerve away from boy relationships from Dr. Akopian. I'm glad the "overlooked nice guy vs. douchebag trope" was a complete misdirection.

* Are we supposed to believe the scenes in the dream where Rebecca was not present and therefore could not have remembered actually happened or were just Rebecca's worst thoughts? Although the "dream ghost" song hinted "hey, maybe this is all magic."

* "I imagine my life as a series of musical numbers." The musical numbers are all in Rebecca's head theory confirmed, although she's not present for every song so it doesn't make complete sense.

* "Do you know how hard it is to pass the Bechdel Test when you're a dream ghost."

* Broad City name drop. These writers know how to appeal to me.

* Crazy Ex-Girlfriend was renewed for season 2! It seems like anything can survive on CW, not that I’m complaining when they put out a couple of excellent shows like this one.
posted by john-a-dreams (4 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
 
Are we supposed to believe the scenes in the dream where Rebecca was not present and therefore could not have remembered actually happened or were just Rebecca's worst thoughts? Although the "dream ghost" song hinted "hey, maybe this is all magic."

I got the sense that she was just admitting to herself what she already knew -- her mom couldn't have shown up that quickly if her dad hadn't dimed her out, and he clearly didn't put up much of a fight; and Greg is patently into her and far more responsible and more likely to check with hospitals than Josh.

Was the horrible, horrible lip-synching in the dream ghost sequence intentional?
posted by Etrigan at 5:16 PM on March 22, 2016


Also, WRT the parts in her apartment she was seeing things that hadn't happened yet at that point (unless everybody had those conversations and then stood around her apartment awkwardly for the next seven hours while she booked a return flight, boarded said flight, got back to LA, collected her bags, waited for a cab, and got a ride to West Covina). Psychic dream ghosts!
posted by Holy Zarquon's Singing Fish at 10:58 AM on March 23, 2016 [1 favorite]


This was one of my least favorite episodes. The Dream Ghost stuff was great, all the performances were great as usual, but the "you have love, just not like, romantic love" is the classic bummer message for single women - I'm glad she pushed back on the "your mom loves you!" stuff.

I thought the flashbacks were sort of boring and the rest of the gang waiting around her apartment was boring.

Still better than most anything on television, just not my favorite thing.
posted by zutalors! at 11:52 AM on March 23, 2016


I actually loved this episode, partly because I get a kick out of Dr. Akopian, and also because it feels overdue for Rebecca to start confronting some of her issues (especially her occasionally very-shitty treatment of Paula and Darryl). And fair point, zulators, about the "you have love!" point being sort of a woh-woh for single women, but at the same time I think for a show that has been so patently focused on boy-girl love, it was refreshing to have them come out and say "Okay! We know what we're doing here, people." Also I feel like romance with Greg is so en route and I'm not even mad.

Yay Broad City, Bechdel test dream ghosts, and Moby Dick musical! Also the space play.
posted by Zephyrial at 9:33 PM on April 6, 2016 [2 favorites]


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