Most of this week’s action takes place at the hospital where Paula is recovering from her heart attack. Rebecca is there to support Paula, and is also on prescribed medication herself after last week’s events. She’s somewhat ambivalent about that, but is reassured by Dr Akopian, in a full-on ‘La La Land’ song-and-dance number featuring some actual cast members from that movie, that everyone’s on antidepressants, so no big. (This show is making quite the contribution to breaking down the stigma around mental illness, incidentally.) Josh, Nathaniel, and “Greg” all turn up at the hospital as well, intending to see Rebecca. But they come into contact with an infection which requires them to be quarantined, meaning that their bickering about who deserves Rebecca more can turn into fully-fledged violence. Or whatever you call it when it’s a fight between Josh and “Greg”. And Darryl, in the waiting room, meets April, in what looks like it might be a fledgling romance until they find out that their daughters know each other and don’t get on.
Paula needs to get out of the hospital in order to sit the bar exam, but she isn’t discharged in time, and if she signs herself out there might be problems with her health insurance. So Rebecca, Valencia, and Heather resolve to break Paula out. It means so much to Paula to be an attorney, realises Rebecca; what do I really want to do? Not Rebetzels, that’s for sure. I assumed that, like every show written by a writer, which is of course all of them, Rebecca’s dream would be to be a writer. It isn’t, although it isn’t a million miles away.
By the end, Rebecca’s confessed to “Greg” about what happened last week, so they’ve decided to take some out. And Josh has been firmly friendzoned. Which means that, all of a sudden, Nathaniel can see a path back into Rebecca’s life. As I’ve said before, if I have to pick among them I’m Team Nathaniel, so fill your boots, dude. An episode long on charm, as might be expected, but I didn’t think there was quite enough substance to it.