Interview: Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’s Aline Brosh McKenna on the finale and Rebecca’s new resolve

This post contains discussions of major plot points in the season finale of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. You have been warned.

The dream of Josh Chan (Vincent Rodriguez III) is done for Rebecca Bunch (Rachel Bloom). Well, that’s understating matters a bit. Friday’s finale of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend indicates that Rebecca is not only finished pinning her hopes on the man for whom she moved to West Covina, she’s turned her love into vicious animosity after learning that her fiancé abandoned their wedding to become a priest.

The episode’s dramatic finish is the culmination of a revealing hour that gives its audience another window into the mind of the heroine. It delves into the extent of her father’s blithe cruelty, and the circumstances surrounding an event that shaped her romantic perspective: When Rebecca was in college she had an affair with one of her professors. After he rebuffed …

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