Crazy Ex-Girlfriend - The Final Season

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  1. Seven of Five

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    That was probably my favourite episode of the season so far.

    Skyler Austin looked quite hot doing his solo. I think this may have been the first time he felt like old Greg, being such a dick about everything. :D

    It was sad to see Rebecca spiral again, even though it's at those times when she's at her most vulnerable, if also memorable and funny. I don't think it's s coincidence we were back up to three songs this week knowing the trouble she was having.

    The second song was very funny - she gets drunk and snorts co-codamol? :wtf: :lol: And then on her to way to her big night out she stops to steal a taco and talk about Lilo and Stitch!

    The Darkness was a beautiful, more emotional song, whilst also being funny in parts.

    Paula having a heart attack also nearly did me in. I loved how her and Rebecca's stories were thematically linked anyway, but then at the end, they just beautifully joined up. Rebecca telling Paula to take better care of herself obviously inspired her to do the same at the end.
     
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  2. Guy Gardener

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    My ball and chain, and I were arguing about whether Paula was pregnant or menopausal. Once the water cooler talk (on the show) diagnosed menopause, then it was clear that it wasn't either, because shows like this thrive on misdirection.

    Female heart attacks present different from male heart attacks, and television has barely done much to educate us on how understated and enduring a woman's heart attack is until things become terrible.

    (There was a "a very special" episode of Grey's Anatomy where one of the series leads spent most of the episode slowly having a heart attack, a year ago.)
     
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  3. Seven of Five

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    Apparently after the final episode (Friday 5th April), they're showing a concert of various members of the cast will be singing songs from the show! I hope Netflix are able to screen that in the UK.
     
  4. Janeway’s Girl

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    I’m very happy Paula is okay! That was scary. Kudos to Nathaniel and Josh for recognizing Rebecca’s spiraling and not giving in to her. I’m happy she’s finally taking care of herself.
     
  5. Guy Gardener

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    Ethically, the opposite happened on Friends, near the end.

    Drunk Rachel asked sober Ross to boink her and he said no because it seemed wrong and disrespectful, to go there while she was out of it.

    The next morning Rachel was furious, that he didn't know that Drunk Rachel has the right to demand and get as much sex as sober Rachel can wake up to.

    "Sigh"
     
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  6. Janeway’s Girl

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    I really liked the beginning song

    It really seems like Rebecca is going to be single at the series end, and that’s a good thing.

    Josh referenced Greg’s drinking song. :)
     
  7. Seven of Five

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    Yeah I loved that little callback!

    The opening song was so good I stopped and played it again before I carried on. It was so funny and full of life. The End of the Movie reprise gave me chills when she started singing that, though I miss Josh Grooooooooooobaaaaaaaaaaan.

    The kung fu song was also funny but probably the least favourite this week. And yes, three songs again.

    It was a good episode. It didn't quite haunt me for the day like last week's emotional rollercoaster, but there were a lot of great moments. I liked Rebecca finally realising her dreams of theatre. I wonder if the show will go full meta and have her writing the Crazy Ex Girlfriend story as a way to deal and move on with her Darkness? I'm probably getting a bit carried away there.
     
  8. Janeway’s Girl

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    I’m surprised it took her so long to realize that musical theatre was her thing. She was in musical theatre camp as a teenager and there was a flashback to her university days when she wanted to change her major to theatre from law.

    I also think it’s weird that Paula didn’t get caught and in trouble for leaving the hospital.
     
  9. Seven of Five

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    Yeah she has always loved musical theatre. Though the odd times when we've caught her singing outside of her bubble, she's always been terrible. :D

    In the first episode of this season, we saw her very involved in trying to do the whole Chicago thing. At first I was thinking she was going to make a career out of visiting prisoners to put on shows with. Then she started giving them free legal aid instead.
     
  10. Tosk

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    Yeah, it'll be interesting to see what happens if she really tries to make a go of it. Rebecca is a terrible singer.
     
  11. UssGlenn

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    She'll end up running a theatre camp, maybe even the same one she met Josh at.
     
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