DIY stands for DISASTER it yourself, Valencia goes through growing pains, Josh is oblivious, Tanisha Long has perfect hair, Maya is a true hero, Paula yells at Naomi & Seth Green is in a duet!
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Rebecca spends the entire episode desperately trying to plan a “normal” wedding like a “normal” person who is “happy.” Like, her wedding is 11 days away, but she tells Josh that she doesn’t need his help and she tells Paula that only a few little things are left (understandable because Paula has finals and those are very hard and important). She basically has no idea what she’s doing and even the Google search results for “how to plan a normal wedding please help” don’t give her an easy way out.
Becca’s mom is also not helping but that is to be expected. Naomi is still upset that Rebecca was living rent free in her womb and giving her heartburn during her wedding.
It’s always great to see Tovah Feldshuh, even briefly, especially when she’s getting botox and scaring the plastic surgeon.
On a break from secretly trying to get people to volunteer to help her, Becks goes to HomeBase where Heather teaches her about DIY weddings. I can’t believe that she didn’t know what DIY was or didn’t think to go to Pinterest as her first stop for inspo!
Upon Googling DIY Wedding, she finds this obnoxious Canadian blogger’s wedding board, complete with step by step instructions. Thanks to Dustin & Sasha, Rebecca finally has a wedding she can copy.
Let’s talk about Josh now, he’s still super involved with Church Basketball, totally oblivious to why this wedding was moved up, why it’s a terrible idea, and how deeply Rebecca is struggling.
So he’s not at all helping with the wedding (he does try, but his ideas are meh), but he is flirting with the hot girl who coaches youth basketball alongside him and Father Bra, played by my new queen with perfect hair, Tanisha Long. She’s “super chill,” listens to Josh, & is uncomplicated. That’s exactly how he described Rebecca before ultimately using her for sex for a while.
When the wedding falls apart, this relationship is a definite possibility.
While we’re on the topic of problematic men (lol) let’s talk about Nathaniel. He is still having daydreams and sexy flashbacks of Rebecca, so he goes on a green juice cleanse to rid his body of toxins and lose the half pound he gained in his wrists.
I don’t know why he thought work was a good place to begin this diet, but he does, and unwashed kale does not sit well with him. It starts out with a little flatulence but eventually the boss full on poops his pants in his office!
It shouldn’t be this funny, but it truly was! There’s just something about seeing a hot AF dude embarrassing himself and being more human that just elevates the sexy factor.
Darryl insists that Nathaniel go home to rest or at least take a nap on his couch. When Plimpton Jr. laughs this off and calls naps childish, he forces Whitefeather & 2 of his associates to explain that naps are super fucking manly through a Rock-of-Ages style musical number
Nate finally agrees to take a nap but his father shows up, sees him napping and berates him in front of everyone. His father is about as trash as Rebecca’s was AND THIS IS SOMETHING THEY HAVE IN COMMON THAT WILL COME BACK IN JUST A MINUTE.
Onto the queens; at some point, Heather is so tired of wedding stuff that she shows up at Valencia’s house to drink wineS. While she’s there, V opens up about how she’s truly over Josh, but now she doesn’t know what to do with her life. For 15 years she’d planned this whole future around Josh, their house, their kids, their couples costumes. Now she feels aimless, doesn’t even love teaching Yoga anymore, and barely has any use for her Valencia scented candles…
After mulitple bottles of wine (I’m assuming), they both head over to the house of the disaster wedding to check out what Rebecca is working on. They find her asleep on the couch and truly struggling to make anything work.
Valencia, in an incredible show of character growth, gives Rebecca her wedding book and even offers to plan the whole thing for her. In Beck’s ultimate quest for normality, this is a win.
Before we talk about Paula, we gotta talk about Patrick!
Rebecca’s mailman knows everything about her, because she starts out the episode ordering (soooo many) wedding dresses and sharing her stories with him. After he witnesses her complete breakdown (tell me I’m okay, Patrick) he calls up Paula and tells her what’s really been happening with this wedding.
P had no idea Rebecca was struggling this much so she calls Naomi, yells at her for five minutes, and gets her to send Rebecca a beautiful wedding dress. Another win for team “I’m totally normal” because what’s more “normal” than your mom helping you pick out the perfect dress!?
NATHANIEL DOES A NICE THING
Throughout the episode, Rebecca keeps talking about her worthless POS father. At first, he doesn’t even RSVP to her wedding, prompting her to admit that he never shows up for anything, “I just invited him to feel bad about myself.”
Later, he RSVP’s “No” and cites some BS excuse about flights being hard to find *EYEROLL*
When Beck’s tells Nathaniel all this, they have a bonding moment about their trash fathers. Because he knows how important that validation from him must be for her, he sends his private jet to pick up Rebecca’s father and bring him to West Covina!!!
Like, he’s still trash, but at least now he’s trash who showed up. One more point for team normal.
The episode almost ends with Valencia showing JoshBecca their wedding website and them being happy BUT THEN we cut to TRENT!
He’s looking at the same wedding website, and in a dark, deep voice says “over my dead body”
I should have known he had been perfecting his million point plan in West Covina this whole time, but the show dangled Nathaniel in front of me and like a bird who sees a shiny thing, I got distracted!
- Man Nap: Dudes sing a rock song to convince other dude that naps are for real men – Pete Gardner is perfect, as always
- (Tell Me I’m Okay) Patrick: Rebecca is legit spiralling and begs her mailman to validate her and tell her she’s okay in the style of Sondheim/Bacharach
- Period Sex: Not actually in the episode but wonderful and deserving of a shout-out!
Final shoutout to Paula who steps up for her friend when she needs her most and yells at her terrifying mother!
The SEASON FINALE of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend airs tonight at 9/8c on The CW and it’s going to be the wedding of the century! Livetweet along with us using #CrazyExGirlfriend (imagine Paula is yelling this at you to motivate yourself to do it!!!)