The fact that Paula quietly went through an abortion in this episode but doesn't reveal her tough decision with her closest pal is especially telling. Crazy Ex-Girlfriend est une série télévisée américaine créée par Rachel Bloom et Aline Brosh McKenna et diffusée entre le 12 octobre 2015 [1] et le 5 avril 2019 sur le réseau The CW et au Canada sur Showcase [2] puis le réseau Global.. En Suisse et au Luxembourg, la première saison est disponible en français sur Netflix depuis le 15 décembre 2016 et en Belgique depuis 2017. I mean, who knows where she is going to end up? During Friday's episode, "Josh's Ex-Girlfriend Is Crazy," Rebecca Bunch (Rachel Bloom) officially hit rock bottom when she had sex with Greg's (Santino Fontana) dad. This isn’t for me! So complicated! Meet the newest viral TikTok dance … but don’t hurt yourself. Episode 10 Oh Nathaniel, It’s On! It really stuck to who Greg is, and we all stuck to who Greg was, and I was able to help tell that story, which is ultimately my job. He is all of those things. It was officially released as track 37 on the Crazy Ex-Girlfriend: Original Television Soundtrack (Season 3). So, Is Apple Building a Netflix for Podcasts? The casting director was like, “Okay, great, but can you add in that he hates himself?” I thought, Yeah, great, that’s fun! Pete Wentz’s parents met while working for Biden in the Senate in the 1970s. In the episode titled "When Will Josh and His Friend Leave Me Alone?" He is the voice of reason. It's a fitting exit for Greg, though one we didn't fully see coming, even if we should have. Following her double breakup (and her ex Greg’s literal, brilliant “s**t show”), Rebecca (Rachel Bloom) has a lot to figure out -- and fast. Well, “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” rejects this whole premise: She picks no man. The casting director, who’s a friend here in New York, reached out to me personally and was like, “Please come in. "It's a place where everybody there is stuck in some way. He was fine with it and he embraced it, and he got a lot of great songs going out the door -- and a big tap number!". ", WATCH: 'Crazy Ex-Girlfriend' Star Rachel Bloom Proves She's the Absolute Best With Hilarious Golden Globes Speech, "She found a job, she's a spokesperson, she's the face of this national campaign," Brosh McKenna says of Heather. will perform “America the Beautiful.”. If anything, Greg’s departure is an important move for Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, because it proves it that the show can play with rom-com tropes, not live or die by them, and (hopefully) let Rebecca realize her own potential and evolve. The last time I spoke to Aline, she already had ideas of how we’d be able to check back in with Greg, although I don’t know if that can or will happen now. “Chromatica II” into “911” in the peaceful transfer of power. Just four episodes into their second season, Crazy Ex-Girlfriendhas completely upended our expectations for the characters -- and yet we still feel right at home in West Covina. After All This, Donald Trump Could Lose His SAG Card, Too, Watch Fall Out Boy’s Decades-in-the-Making Performance for Biden Inauguration. One of the most telling lines of the song was at the very end, when Greg admits, "And when you say that I should say, that's exactly when I should split," before riding away on an escalator. And yeah, there’s a lot of mess in there, which of course is human. First of all, it’s really fun to play, and it also feels incredibly human. They all check in down the line, and probably within a week they’re emailing each other and figuring out who they’re going to become. With two breakups and one massive makeover behind her, she's moving in with Heather (Vella Lovell), who's been named the new face of "Miss Douche. He is the sane one for a while, until Rebecca comes to town and then he loses it a little, too. I had a great teacher who always told me, “You have to allow an audience their experience, and not tell them what to feel, but stay true to how you view humanity and how you see people, and people will see themselves in it and they’ll pull out different things.” I think it’s a big testament to the writing, and for them allowing me to put my spin on who the guy is. It’s a fresh take you don’t see on television too often.Totally, and the fact that she’s a feminist but is also clearly going after a guy. This was the last scene for me. It’s not normal in a comedy. "She and Rebecca are such a funny pair because one of them is rather cool and the other one is all over the place, so they spend a lot more time together. Greg was smitten but at the time her attention was focused only on getting back together with her ex-boyfriend Josh Chan. I always liken them to sixth grade girls who became friends because one of them had a crush on a boy, and what happens when that ends, then what kind of relationship do you have? He was a disappointed optimist. After being left at the altar by Josh, Rebecca plotted her revenge. So we'd always talked about doing that, and we knew it was going to happen this season," Brosh McKenna says. That connects to a core of who that guy is. Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’s Santino Fontana on Leaving the Show, Greg’s Farewell, and the Show’s Moral Relativism By Devon Ivie Spoilers ahead for Friday night’s episode of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. "They have to address these kind of inequities in their relationship. Vice President-elect Kamala Harris introduced her. Following her double breakup (and her ex Greg’s literal, brilliant “s**t show”), Rebecca (Rachel Bloom) has a lot to figure out -- and fast. All rights reserved. I was like, Great! … “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” said goodbye to a major character in Friday’s episode, and showrunner Aline Brosh McKenna has confirmed that he’s not coming back. Greg Serrano (Santino Fontana) had to say goodbye to Rebecca (Rachel Bloom) to pursue his dreams in the previous episode of "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend" season 2. It’s true, and the show does a really wonderful job of deconstructing so many stereotypes, like mental illness, anxiety, and depression, even with Greg’s alcoholism. It’s not as clear-cut. "One of the funny things about the show is West Covina is a type of purgatory," Brosh McKenna explains. With the lovable Greg officially out of our lives, where do we go from here? In terms of my experiences onstage, I was on a Broadway show with Donna Lynne Champlin and you spend weeks and weeks perfecting a musical number in a musical. And I hope he continues. © 2021 Vox Media, LLC. I think what [showrunner and co-creator] Aline [Brosh McKenna] did in terms of how Greg finally gets to go after what really makes him truly happy is fantastic. Crazy Ex-Girlfriend may be coming to an end but that doesn’t mean that there still isn’t excitement in Rebecca’s life. The producer made countless contributions to music, but his ego overshadowed them all. I gotta find a new way here.” No, I don’t think it’s impossible, but you never know. We all know people like Greg; I certainly do. S4, Ep17 5 Apr. But that was what the initial draw was — it’s not very often you’re asked to play somebody who’s sitting on a deep self-hatred for the nation to watch. [Laughs.] I think that’s possible and still possible in the future. "Those relationships between Valencia, Paula, and Heather become increasingly important [for Rebecca], and then figuring out where she stands with Josh and what kind of relationship they can have going forward ultimately becomes important. "She and Valencia have bills to pay," the showrunner reveals. What’s the deal with the. It’s a tricky thing, but I feel really blessed and lucky that I was able to have the best of both worlds. The show is tricky because, in a great way, it’s playing with a moral relativism. I view it as Greg’s story taken off where it’s taken off to, and him coming back is really up to the writers and fans. "Greg is gone," she reveals after a screening of the episode. And the fact that there would be musical numbers. It’s not often when you go in for a TV show that they ask you to play characters who hate themselves; it’s very unusual. And then they asked me to improvise on the scene, which was very fun. You don’t see that often, which is great. "The search for identity, the search for happiness, the search for friendship, the search for love, the search for success, redefining success, that continues," Brosh McKenna says. The biggest revelation from … Eddie Huang Debuts Pop Smoke, the Actor, in. The other ones were as well, but they just weren’t as exciting, understandably. So any song that had an overarching, high-concept idea, like “We Tapped That Ass,” “I Could If I Wanted To,” and “Settle for Me,” were all really fun and really exciting. ", EXCLUSIVE: Rachel Bloom, 'Crazy Ex-Girlfriend's' Triple Threat, on Taking on the Emmys, “Their relationship is a huge part of the show going forward," she continues. "She wants to tell her, she tries to tell her, but she sees her face and she sees that she's doing well now and moving on, and she doesn't want to burden her. The MUA took on Olivia Rodrigo’s hit song. WATCH: 'Crazy Ex-Girlfriend' Star Rachel Bloom Reveals the Most Embarrassing Thing She's Done for Love, By signing up, you agree to our James Charles Covers ‘Drivers License,’ Reminds You That He Sings. I didn’t feel like it made the most sense. Crazy Ex-Girlfriend has played with perspective often throughout its four seasons. I was shooting a movie in New Mexico and I was able to come back and do the tap number. There is this tricky moral relativism to the show that I think is fascinating. On tonight’s episode of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, shippers of “Grebecca” received a devastating piece of news involving the dysfunctional couple — Greg (Santino Fontana) is packing up and leaving West Covina to finally fulfill his dream of attending Emory University, but not before declaring his love for Rebecca (Rachel Bloom) in the middle of an airport terminal. It's a different phase in her life post-breakups, and she has to figure out how to move forward and how to heal from these things.". That is not an admirable feat. And the worst got to him with his alcoholism and he realized, “Oh, okay. In that interim I had some opportunities both with films and theater and writing that presented themselves, and I had no idea what was going to happen. Non-Cannibal Actor Josh Duhamel May Replace Armie Hammer in, North Dakota’s finest will star opposite Jennifer Lopez, considering, you know, *waves hand in Armie Hammer’s general direction. So when we did get picked up, I was in a really tricky spot because I had a bunch of things that I already committed to and I couldn’t in good conscience back out of them. After Greg, Nathaniel and Josh all declared their feelings for Rebecca, she's going to go on dates with each of them to help clarify which guy is truly for her. "We have a very deep bench of relationships on the show that she needs to explore, including Paula.". Frankly, I really don’t think anyone on the show should really be with anybody right now with the exception of maybe Darryl. And in rehearsals, you’re there sometimes six weeks perfecting how to make a scene work. Also keep in mind, I didn’t know my future with the show regardless, and I didn’t know if the show would be coming back. Crazy Ex-Girlfriend is sadly coming to an end this year after its fourth and final season airs on the The CW.. Crazy Ex-Girlfriend is about to get even crazier in its final season: Rebecca Bunch’s former flame Greg, played by Santino Fontana in the CW rom … And it requires a lot of trust on Paula's part to really have a more mutual friendship with her, so it's a struggle for both of them.”. Already a subscriber? A lot of time. Crazy Ex-Girlfriend is an American musical comedy-drama television series, created by Rachel Bloom and Aline Brosh McKenna, that premiered on The CW on October 12, 2015. (Although he could be, if he wanted to.) Vulture caught up with Fontana to discuss Greg’s thoughtful farewell episode, his legacy, and if we can ever expect him back in West Covina. Odd Couple Jazmine Sullivan and Eric Church to Sing Super Bowl National Anthem, H.E.R. The across-the-pond offshoot returns with some familiar challenges, a promising new set of queens, and an array of regional accents. “Paula's not very good at asking for help and asking for support, and she knows what Rebecca's been through with both guys and going through the crazy makeover process," Brosh Mckenna says. One thing's clear: Rebecca's life is still a mess, it's just a new kind of mess. And that, again, connects to a guy who doesn’t go to college because he wants to make sure his father’s okay. It speaks to the power of the protagonist and how we’re able to forgive things because we’re following someone’s story. A chance reunion was enough to convince Rebecca to abandon her life in New York and move to his hometown of West Covina, California to chase after him. Can I watch it if I don’t have TV? 2019 I’m sure there will be setbacks, but he’s figured out a way to take care of the people he cares about and realize that he also has to take care of himself. How do you prefer to characterize him?I love the way you described it. Remember, when we met this guy, he could’ve taken advantage of a girl who was a mess in a bedroom, and he didn’t. It’s not about him. "The show's about the pursuit of happiness, and ultimately [Greg's] happiness would be elsewhere from [Rebecca]. In your opinion, do you think the two could’ve worked out their differences and become a functional couple if Greg didn’t move?I don’t know. Their friendship has always veered towards maternal, as Rebecca is "very self-absorbed, in kind of a lovable way." They are part of a close knit crew that grew up together which includes Valencia, Josh Wilson and Hector. I don’t view it as though I’m leaving. You have to give an audience their experience, and I think what we know is he’s really been able to pull a lot of his life together, and he knows and he believes that his father is going to be okay. Is this indeed your last appearance? By episode’s end, an apparent adversary had become a friend and a confidante, stepping into her world and way of thinking by bursting into song. That’s what’s really at the core of Greg — he wants people to be happy, but he also wants them to face reality, and he can see that in other people more than he can see that in himself. Crazy Ex-Girlfriend is so blithely untethered from reality that it kicked off with its protagonist floating into the air on a giant pretzel. Rebecca and Greg first met each other at Home Base not long after she moved to West Covina, California. The series stars Bloom as Rebecca Bunch, a depressed young woman who decides to follow her ex-boyfriend from New York City to West Covina, California in hopes of finding real happiness. So in order to keep her still the person that we want to like and follow, even though she does terrible things, is for everyone else to be as complicated as her. It’s tricky. Greg has that role of a caretaker, and he takes care of them in their good-byes. And when we look at other characters in the show and we complain about them or see them in a negative light, it’s also … there’s a huge projection going on that’s trying to avoid the cracks in her own character of the terrible things that she does. I see nothing but good stuff ahead for Greg. 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We can’t unscrew each other’s friends, we’re Jerry Springer, not Casablanca.” Sadly, despite Greg appearing later in the episode as a “memory spirit” in Rebecca’s apartment, he has indeed been written off the show as he makes his cross-country, life-changing move. I was able to also go back and play with my Crazy Ex family in a smaller capacity and that’s all great. It’s been a long road with a lot of changes to the show. Greg finally told Rebecca that he loves her. ® & © 2021 CBS Studios Inc. © 2021 CBS Television Distribution and CBS Interactive Inc. All Rights Reserved. Greg is such an interestingly calibrated character — I’ve had friends describe him as the voice of reason, an asshole, troubled, sarcastic, a good guy, you name it. Additional reporting by Malcolm Venable (Full Disclosure: TVGuide.com is owned by CBS, one of The CW's parent companies.) So I don’t look at it as leaving the show. 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