Turns out, your humble recapper has one thing more in neatly-liked with Rebecca Bunch, the dauntless heroine of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend: I ALSO despise the musical Cats! There’s no such thing as a space! It must beget appropriate been a dance revue!
At final, the universe has answered my Andrew Lloyd Webber-resenting pleas with an epic episode of Crazy Ex that brings experimentally dancing humans in cat-costumes to their natural conclusion: being a metaphor for vaginas. Over the route of “I Need Some Steadiness” (it’s just a few vagina! Gain it?), Rebecca meets a hungry cat, an itchy cat, a chilly (smelling) cat, an ecstatic cat, and naturally, a cat who sings mournfully of feeling nostalgia, all performed by an all-star spread of customer stars collectively with Fred Armisen and Megan Amram.
Horny, lonely, and bored with circling abet by the same three guys repeatedly, Rebecca is set to indirectly sleep with Jason-no longer-a-murderer, nonetheless her plans are repeatedly thwarted by her misbehaving girl-parts. First, there’s the yeast an infection, brought about by carrying cheap polyester leggings to repeated race classes, and then there’s the odor from a messed up PH, thanks to Rebecca’s strive and creep scorched earth on beforehand talked about yeast an infection. These little date misadventures earn working commentary from Valencia, on this episode in the rom-com most productive friend plan.
The B-plots are equally low-stakes: Nathaniel, repeatedly declaring that he’s now a nice person, befriends Contemporary Greg (or as he shall henceforth be identified: Greg), at the gymnasium, fully unaware that they’re each and each Rebecca’s exes. Darryl feels threatened and upstaged at work by the unique boss and falls into the trap of a divorced dad or mum attempting to understand affection from his work-family. Josh resides at Rebecca’s quiet and has a penchant for carrying nothing nonetheless his underclothes, all the larger for showing off his match, sizzling-man physique. All of it culminates in a mini-war of phrases start air Rebecca’s home the set aside none of the boys train what they came to train, and once all over again, Rebecca fails to earn laid.
It’s a testament to how innovative and experimental all the series of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend has been that an episode care for this—uncommon, practically sit-com care for in its low stakes and minor space—no longer easiest suits in a show that also tackles suicide, betrayal, and heartbreak nonetheless prospers. It’s form of a miracle that the space of this episode will be a Ross storyline on Pals (obviously minus the vagina troubles and Cats interstitials, nonetheless attempting and failing to earn laid thanks to a series of amusing misadventures is a Ross mainstay—peep: leather-basically based pants, tooth whitening). Rebecca’s vagina might well perchance also very nicely be on the fritz, nonetheless her psychological health has by no contrivance been larger. Right here’s an episode the set aside she didn’t imprint something else inferior! There turned into once no stalking or self-sabotage, appropriate attempting to seal the deal, failing, and then chatting about it over a glass of wine with her friend. Rebecca’s fight to take Josh consistently felt urgent and horrible, as if Rebecca’s complete existence hinged on that one fine Filipino man, which it form of did. Now, three years later, it’s perfect how far she’s come. She might well perchance pause up with Josh, or Greg, or Nathaniel, (or Marco, as Amram’s cat would beget it), or she might well perchance pause up with no one and it might perchance perchance be… okay!
In most cases on a hike, you don’t stamp how excessive you’ve walked till you discover about abet and down. This episode is that discover about, a reminder appropriate how diversified Rebecca is than who she historic to be. Somebody cue up a tubby Spotify version of “Nostalgia,” stat.