Crazy Ex-Girlfriend S2 E6: "Who Needs Josh When You Have A Girl Group?"

This episode continues the last one's themes of bonding and feminism with Rebecca, Valencia, and Heather forming a girl group, immortalized in the amazing song "Friendtopia." Apart from a few lines, I absolutely love it. The conceit about literally taking over the world through the power of their girl group gets taken to a logical extreme when they start dividing up precisely what they would do when they rule the world. (Heather would slip poison in the water.) Even though her plans are horribly misguided, I do appreciate Rebecca's attempt to get Paula into the group. It's a good way to bring everyone together. I hope they can make up in the future. At least Paula gets to continue her awesome friendship with Sunil from the previous episode.

Trent, a recurring character from two previous episodes, has unexpectedly returned, and he's gotten even creepier. He's gone into full-on stalker mode. The cold opening, in a rare departure from the typical format, is completely devoted to his new plan to woo Rebecca by infiltrating Josh's group of friends and somehow managing to hang out with her. Later in the episode, he even gets his own solo number, "Trent Is Getting Ready Song, " which is actually a self-referential parody to season one's "Sexy Getting Ready Song."

He's meant to be Rebecca's male counterpart, but he's even creepier than she was before her character development. This is partially because he don't know his backstory or motivations for doing what he does other than an obsession with Rebecca and partially because he just seems so disturbing. I still remember when he broke into her house in order to fake being a couple in front of Josh back in the first season. In terms of other fairly minor characters, I'm happy that Maya is finally getting some development. Ever since her introduction, she's been used as an object of mockery by the usually-friendly Daryl. We finally find out why and, hopefully, it won't happen again.

Finally, Heather's "Stuck In The Bathroom" song was also wonderful. I feel like the style of the song was a reference to something, but I'm not sure what.

Zachary Krishef is an evil genius. Do not question his knowledge of Saturday Night Live trivia or Harry Potter books.