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The Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Season Finale Goes Super Dark

And no, I’m not talking about the amazing Slipknot-inspired song, “What a Rush to Be a Bride,” where Rebecca and Paula headbang to heavy metal while discussing what she’s going to say in her vows and how “EVIL” is actually an anagram for “VEIL.”

No, I’m talking about the revelations this episode brought up about Rebecca and how this isn’t the first time she’s become obsessed with a guy. The previous time it was with her Harvard college professor, Robert, a man who was not only older than her, but also married. And when things didn’t work out...


Well, okay, you know that fun scene in Season 1 where Paula and her husband basically say the entire theme song out loud? It’s the same in this instance, except it’s Rebecca’s mother trying to get her out of an arson charge (“She’s just a girl in love. She can’t be held responsible for her actions”) and Rebecca saying how she doesn’t need to go to a mental health facility (“I have no underlying issues to address”). And then to see her at the mental hospital, medicated like she had been at the start of the show (“She sings to herself, nobody knows why”).

And then there’s “Rebecca’s Reprise”:

All the lyrics are upbeat and cheerful, even though viewers of the show can recognize the actual songs she’s reprising: “You Stupid Bitch,” “I’m the Villain in My Own Story,” “I Love My Daughter (But Not in a Creepy Way),” and “We’ll Never Have Problems Again.”

And then there’s the ending: after Josh leaves her (to be a priest), Rebecca stands on the edge of that cliff and, after contemplating suicide, decides that no, it’s not her fault. It’s the fault of the men. As she tells off her father, he says, “You’re crazy.”


“Little bit,” she says. (A “Fuck yeah” moment if there ever was one.) And then Paula says that they can tee-pee Josh’s house, but no, that’s not enough for Rebecca.

“Josh Chan must be destroyed,” she says, as if these first two seasons were merely the prequel to Gone Girl. And perhaps they were. Because now Rebecca is well and truly a crazy ex-girlfriend.


And I can’t wait to see what happens next.

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