Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Recap

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Finale Recap: Did Rebecca End Up With the Right Guy?

Monday’s Crazy Ex-Girlfriend season finale united Rebecca Bunch with her prince at an Arabian Nights-style wedding full of flying carpets, love ballads and cheeky sidekicks. Heck, the only thing missing was Princess Jasmine. (No, wait, she actually was there.)

Broadway superstar Lea Salonga (aka the singing voice of Aladdin‘s beloved) guest-starred as Josh’s Aunt Myrna, whose determination to sing at her niece’s wedding was matched only by her determination to see an engagement ring on Valencia’s finger. But when Josh realized that Valencia was pulling Myrna’s strings — keep in mind, he still has no idea the strings Rebecca and Co. pulled this season, including the Armenian tracking device Paula stuck onto Mrs. Chan’s car — things went downhill fast.

“You never listen to me,” Josh told his angry girlfriend, who practically demanded a proposal on the spot. “You pretend to, but you never do.”

“You know, for the last few months, I thought Rebecca Bunch was our problem, but it’s not,” she replied. “It’s you. I’m done, Josh. We’re over for good.”

And just when you thoughts things couldn’t get any better — seriously, that breakup was a long time coming — Josh confessed his true feelings for Rebecca, then made sweet love to her atop a flying carpet the hood of a car. Not even Rebecca’s foolish reveal that she moved to West Covina to be with him (girl, why?!) could sour the big moment, although I don’t think I’ve ever seen Josh look more puzzled. And that’s saying a lot.

And they all lived happily ever after… well, except for Greg. His big confession of love for Rebecca was spoken into a puke bucket in his living room, where he collapsed after making a damn drunken fool of himself at the wedding. (Better luck in Season 2, buddy!)

Elsewhere in the final hour of the season…

* Arguably more important than Rebecca’s Disney-style romp with Josh was her reunion with her mom best friend Paula, who spent most of the hour giving Bex the cold shoulder. It killed me to see those two at odds, but I’ll be honest, it was worth it for Paula’s big Gypsy-inspired showstopper. (More of Paula singing in Season 2, please!)

* Speaking of things I want to see more of in Season 2, Darryl and White Josh — easily the fanciest couple at the wedding — held hands during Salonga’s episode-ending love ballad, hinting at a hopeful future for the series’ fan-favorite odd couple.

Your take on the Crazy finale? Hopes for next season? Grade the episode below, then drop a comment with your thoughts.

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42 Comments
  1. DreamRose311 says:

    Greg oh Greg oh Greg, why’d you have to be such a doof!

    I guess in a way it’s good that they found a way to sustain the love triangle a little longer, I think Josh is completely not going to be ok with Rebecca having lied to him about moving there for him, and maybe even thinks that that is too much… But I hope by the end (or even middle) of next year they figure out how to move past Josh vs Greg. (I vote Greg, but really it’s ok either way)

    I think we should brainstorm things that Rebecca and Paula can scheme about together. I love this show, it’s going to be a looooong wait for season 2 <3<3<3

  2. Sheila says:

    First off, oh my god, Donna Lynne Champlin’s VOICE! Her number was fantastic!

    Now, COME ON WHY DID GREG DO THAT DON’T THEY KNOW HOW MUCH I WANT GREG AND REBECCA TOGETHER??????

    Jeez, when I become such a shipper?

  3. big cheddar says:

    Good lord! I joked once before that i thought Paula was actually the Crazy Ex-Girlfriend of the show, but I had no idea how out of control she was!

  4. Milagrosnvogel says:

    hmmmm

  5. Why????? Rebecca and greg belong together… common people.. he does his stupid things sometimes but he is perfect for her.. josh is nice but not the right one. Sorry for ,my english.

  6. Coconuts says:

    This show does a nice job of creating neutral shippers because I’m literally ok with Greg or Josh. I was leaning more Greg and then Josh had that hot sex scene with Rebecca and now I’m caught in the middle again. Am I the only one who bust out laughing at Josh’s facial expression when she told him the truth at the end? Lol

  7. Trenda Bristow says:

    No no no! I love Greg! And cried my pregnant eyes out when she ran off with Josh. I don’t think he really wants her, but he doesn’t want to see her with anyone else. I’m so mad! However I do think Greg will forgive her. He’s the one that pushed her away.

    • Audrey C. says:

      So true ! Trenda Bristow. I don’t think Josh loves her, he is just jalous.

      The only mistake Greg made is to not tell her how he feels, but… He do love her, he said it to his bucket lol

      And Josh… I mean, sleeping with his ‘best’friend girlfriend… The nice guy isn’t one after all. Since the way he looks after she tells him how she moved in for him, i guess he didn’t did that to his friend for love !!

      So i hope Greg will forgive Rebecca, because… If at any point I liked Josh, it ended tonight when he betrayed is friend he knows since he is five years old.

  8. CK says:

    I love Josh, but I’m Team Greg all the way.

    And I took the way Josh was looking at the end to mean he wasn’t comfortable at all with Rebecca leaving NYC just for him.

    So I have Greg hope!

  9. Matthew says:

    Thanks a lot CW for your stupid scheduling. They pushed it back for a baseball game and although I set the DVR to go late, they actually started it EARLY! Missed the first 25 minutes.

    • LT says:

      Catch it on cwtv.com.

    • Marci says:

      There was no baseball game on in my area–it’s a local thing, just as are the Giants games when they’re on the Bay Area’s NBC affiliate. The network has no control over the scheduling when their programming is pre-empted for a local event. It’s annoying as hell, I agree.

  10. Jorge says:

    This show just broke my heart! #Grebecca

  11. laura says:

    Im so happy we’re getting a second season, hoping for greg and rebecca to fix things between them

  12. Elle says:

    Though Josh and Greg are supposed to be best friends, you don’t really see them hang out with each other in a way to show they’re loyal to each other. Josh is pretty bratty, and even though Greg ruined it with Rebecca that was nice of him to step away for his friend (even though that decision was made while he was drunk. Though I think one courtroom kiss is not trumped by many days of copulation…it will be interesting to see Josh and Rebecca as a couple. They both needed “outs” in their life (e.g. job stress/girlfriend stress) so while they make each other better, i don’t think it’s in a romantic way. Can’t wait for season 2! Glad we get to find out what Josh really thinks of her moving to CA for him, and hopefully we get more WhiteJarryl and Trent.

  13. Kris says:

    Loved the episode!!! I was waiting for Lea to sing the whole time. And she ended up singing in the last few minutes. :))) But no to Josh and Rebecca! I like Greg better.

  14. gracegunawan says:

    Nooooo it shouldn’t ended that wayyy!! It feels like there’s a development on Rebecca’s character and here again she’s reverting to her oldself! I hope in season 2 after finally getting what she want from the start she will realize that it is just to fulfill her fantasy and the reason that she desire that because she is as afraid as Greg for a real thing. Sure every girl wants a fairytale love story but just be real it won’t happen like that in real life! Hope that she will get over Josh seriously in season 2 and obsessed about Greg since he might be angry after what Rebecca did with Josh when they’re technically still in a relationship (they didn’t officially break up at the finale though)

  15. Adnen says:

    Am I the only one who’s rooting for Rebecca to be with Josh ?? It’s love at first sight. She settled for Greg when she heard Josh answering No god no when Valencia asked Josh if he loved Rebecca. Since the first episode Rebecca is in love with Josh. Greg is a second choice and the minute Josh was available she jumped on him. Paula said it Rebecca and Josh are meant to be together “If you think you’re over Josh you’re just fooling yourself”. Even Greg knows he’s second choice he said so to his father and said to Revecca that she wanted to breakup with him when she said she had something to tell him.

    • K says:

      You’re not the only one! I don’t get why so many people like Greg. He’s kind of a gross jerk. Josh isn’t perfect, but at least he’s sweet and he actually makes Rebecca happy.

      • Kermit says:

        I think a lot of people find Greg to be the most relatable (somehow) – and that’s why we root for him.

      • Josh is not on Rebecca’s intellectual level. They would not have a thing to talk about once the infatuation is over. I took Josh’s look after Rebecca’s confession about moving to WC for him to be one of betrayal or at least being manipulated by a stalking psycho, which is still funny. To accuse Greg of being commitment-phobic and not factor in Josh’s fifteen years with Valencia without a proposal is silly. And Donna is the craziest and saddest character on the show, and why this doesn’t repel Rebecca is unbelievable. But I love this show, and will be doing You Tube injections until Season 2 begins.

  16. Et al. says:

    This show has developed a strong enough group of characters that they can move beyond the love triangle premise. I’m fine with whoever she ends up with. I’m not going to complain, it’s a miracle we’re getting season 2.

  17. Leo says:

    I’m bummed that Rachel Bloom didn’t have any numbers (Rebecca’s real voice is hilariously out-of-tune.) but all’s good in the end, watching Lea Salonga belted out a Disney-ish song, all is right in the world.

  18. Alisong says:

    Performer of the Week..Donna Lynne Champlin!!!!!!!!!

  19. Rudy says:

    I may not be the target demographic here (30 yr old married male with kids), but this show is a delight. Every episode cracks me up, and now i’m vested in the characters. I’m glad Rebecca and Paula made up, they can’t live without each other. As for the love triangle, and as much as I like Greg as a character, he is not romantic enough for Rebecca. Even if she is asking a bit much as far as the magical moments are concerned, Greg could do more than sizzle bacon dance and dip her into a neck injury. Josh has finally confronted his true feelings, and I felt for him. 15 years is a long time, and throwing that away isn’t easy, no matter how much Valencia tried to control him. Josh said it several times throughout the season, Becca was the one person who consistently believed in him and trusted him to handle his own business. She also finally confronted the fact that she was in the wrong for most of the season, but also still feels strongly for Josh. And even though she outed herself there at the end, I feel if Josh can accept that she moved there for him, then she is golden (so he probably won’t). Great season, so glad that there will be a season 2. Great job CW.

  20. Grace says:

    I really, really, really like Greg, but he blew it big time here and let his insecurities get in the way. I think Rebecca’s feelings for him are genuine, but of course she’s going to be excited by the prospect of finally getting together with Josh. I bet the fantasy doesn’t live up to the reality though. I am Team Rebecca all the way! I hope she finds her happiness. Great finale–can’t wait for season two!

  21. Bgw says:

    I love how they made Greg the anti- Prince Charming when Santino literally played Prince Charming on Broadway’s Cinderella.

  22. Denise says:

    I thought the “Crazy Ex Girlfriend” animated tag (the one that’s usually in the opening credits song) at the very end of the episode was perfection!! It was just so snarky! Just when we all started to think Rebecca had really grown as a person and was in a healthy place psychologically, she tells Josh she’s essentially a stalker and you see that look on his face. Yup, she’s still crazy.

  23. Ivy says:

    I love Greg and Rebecca pair, i wish rebecca woukd choose greg in tge season 2 finale😄

  24. Ivy says:

    I love Greg and Rebecca pair, i wish rebecca would choose greg in the season 2 finale😄

  25. sarah says:

    I think rebecca should be with someone who understand her more than herself, which is Greg Serano. We can see that rebecca is already over josh. I hope in season 2, all characters will be growing up to know that love is not about fantasy or jelousy, but it’s about being with someone who will accept your good and bad without having you to pretend it.

  26. Anna says:

    It was very good. But i have some problems with the storyline. How WhiJosh returns Greg home and then comeback at time to stay with Darryl? How Darryl could convice Paula so fast (she was very pissed to Rebecca) and then brings her to the party at time? It doesnt makes sense. Anyway… I Love how they showed Greg in those last eps., esecially in this. At first he seemed to be the sarcastic good guy “Mr. Right” to became more and more bitter and ressent and now an addicted on alchool, flawed and probably depressed too. My God, how amazing it was his reaction to Rebecca love declaration! He coulnd’t handle the reality, he was to mess and to afraid to make it right, but at the end, he loves her. Rebecca tries to be best, but at the end, comeback to old patterns, and now Josh knows it all (i think he is the last to know).
    Rachel says we are only at the prologue of this story, i can’t wait to we start, there’s so many stories to be told!

  27. uduakm says:

    love this show so much lyk I stayed awake all night watching it! definitely rooting for Rebecca and Greg, such a perfect pair. can’t wait for season 2

  28. Melanie says:

    I did a full on 3 day watch-fest of this show and loved every minute of it… although totally feel nauseous and a bit of a glutton that I did it in such a short amount of time (I work 7 hours a day and have 4 kids… so it was really something!).

    Having watched it all and rewatched a few scenes, Rebecca and Greg are meant for each other (minus the religious differences). ;) He is intellectually her equal, actually has a plan to make something with his life (going back to business school), IS able to care for others (he gave up his life savings to save his father’s life), and come on… their sex is intense. When Rebecca and Josh kissed in the court room, my stomach wasn’t filled with butterflies. But when Rebecca ran to the bar and told Greg he wasn’t her second choice, I was so excited (I didn’t know until that point how much I thought Greg and Rebecca were right for each other until that point – stomach FULL of butterflies for them).

    Josh is an unrealistic fantasy. An unhealthy choice. But you see that while Rebecca has certainly evolved over the season, she reverts back to her slight insanity in the finale. Josh and Rebecca just shouldn’t have had sex. He and Valinsia JUST broke up and she and Greg were, well, I guess not mutually exclusive… but it all makes me so sad. MAKE IT WORK IN SEASON TWO, PEOPLE!!! @Racheldoesstuff

  29. Rachel Villalovoz says:

    my biggest problem w/the season 1 finale is how Rebecca so easily gave up on Greg. Just 1 episode prior, she was imagining a life with Greg, she was really beginning to fall in love for real (not just some dumb fantasy love that she has for Josh) and yet, she so quickly ran off with Josh at the first sign of rejection from Greg. I really hope her decision was made out of hurt feelings, anger, frustration over Greg b/c I have been team Grebecca from day 1

  30. Rebecva (actual name) says:

    Oh my goodness I can not believe she ended up with Josh! What a awful twist I was and still am firmly in Gregs corner but it is NOT FAIR *cries*

  31. Mi.cha.el says:

    Wandering by months after the fact (the show’s now running on Netflixs) and am aghast at all the Greg shippers here. I think I understand now why all the bitter alcoholics that I’ve know have been married. Do you women actually prefer verbally abusive drunkards for mating partners? In the premiere Greg only became interested in Rebecca after he found out she knew Josh. Then suddenly it was “Pick me! Pick me!” All his life Greg’s been the lower status Beta male in the ‘crew’. Rebecca is nothing but a status prize to be fought over. Bedding Bunch meant he (temporarily) was the Alpha male. Except he wasn’t He’s just as cowardly and insecure as when he was in kindergarden with Josh. Greg purposefully sabotaged things because he has a chronic fear of trying his best an still failing.Better to not try at all.

  32. rubyfrempong says:

    Rebecca and Josh were just meat How so cute togeter . Can not want unile they move in ,