Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Midseason Premiere Recap: Life's a Beach

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Rebecca Tells Truth Recap

A life lesson, courtesy of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend‘s midseason premiere: Never invite your boss on your party bus, no matter how delicious his bean dip. #Themoreyouknow

Because if Rebecca hadn’t pulled over the ridiculous party bus she rented to shuttle Josh and his friends to the beach and picked up her lanky, lonely boss, she’d still be able to keep up her cover about moving to California for a job.

But the comedy’s first episode back from the winter break was all about laying Rebecca bare, so Darryl was there when Josh’s crew — with Valencia leading the charge — started poking holes in Ms. Bloom’s West Covina origin story. Remember how she constantly reminds everyone that a great job opportunity drew her to the West Coast? Yeah, that was news to Darryl.

When he said as much in front of Josh, Valencia, White Josh, Greg and Heather, Rebecca was forced to admit that she’s been lying as long as she’s been in town. (And the fact that this moment, and not her wholly inappropriate pole dance earlier in the episode, was the most cringeworthy in the hour gives you a sense for how bleak things get for our anti-heroine.)

Valencia — stunning and vicious in equal measures — struts around in a bikini and demands that Josh denounce Rebecca and her deceit once and for all. But when the camp loves are alone, he admits that he completely understands why she relocated: New York is a tough place to live, and he’s 100 percent on board with her decision… though she should keep their conversation on the downlow as far as everyone else is concerned. (I’m sure that bit about him being jealous of her hooking up with Greg was an aberration… just as sure as I am that Darryl doesn’t have a shrine to White Josh somewhere at his apartment.)

So Rebecca ends the episode without the friends she so desperately thirsted after at the beginning, but with her constant pal Paula — aka the most patient/doormat-esque woman in the universe — waiting to pick her up and bring her home.

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