There’s no better way to say ‘I love you’ than some space, right? Well, that’s the case for Josh Chan at least. When we last left our [crazy] protagonist, Rebecca had found a middle-ground with Josh (or so we thought), seducing him right when he had one foot out the door. Guilt-ridden from keeping their relations a secret from Greg, poor Josh must figure out how to tell his best friend he’s sleeping with his ex-girlfriend (a month after they broke up).
Things appear to be going swimmingly when Josh enters Rebecca’s apartment after a martial arts session, grabs her by the waist and gives her a big kiss (suspiciously boyfriend-like, I know). They make small talk, and Rebecca presents a homemade Jewish noodle dish that she prepared just for Josh. Josh declines, as he’s already eaten and Rebecca says that’s okay.
Josh then expresses his “love” for how Rebecca didn’t take it personally and how they can basically be “together” when they want and it’s not a big deal when they are not. Rebecca agrees that it’s ideal (but not really) and asks when Josh is free. His answer? Never, as he’s busy doing “bro stuff”. As we know, Rebecca loves “bro stuff” (not really) and says that she was a ping pong champion when she was a kid (never happened) and asks to tag along on his bro outing. Now, she must learn to be a ping pong champion in a matter of days.
In other news, Greg is doing great in his sobriety, attending meetings regularly and is ready to come out to his friends about his problem (but are they ready for him?)
Paula shares the news that she wants to go to law school with Rebecca, and they do a confusing chant. Paula, thinking highly of Rebecca and their friendship, asks Rebecca to write her letter of recommendation and get it back to her before Friday. Rebecca says “of course” however, in between time, she will be learning how to become a sexy pro ping pong player. Her teacher? A child, of course. I’m not sure that I’ve ever looked at anyone playing ping pong and swooned over their sex appeal, but there’s a first time for everything right?
While Rebecca’s learning how to fake the sexy funk, Josh comes out to his friends as an alcoholic, though they aren’t surprised. Josh is distraught upon hearing this, as it would be downright wrong to tell Greg about him and Rebecca now, right? Josh consults his friend and priest, Father Brah, who agrees now would not be the right time, as it might send Greg chasing down a bottle. While consulting Father Brah, Josh notices Greg at a nearby table. He goes over to be friendly and practice keeping his mouth shut. A concerned friend, Greg says that he’s sorry to hear about Josh and Valencia but inquires about Josh’s living situation. Josh attempts a horribly elaborate lie, fails and confesses everything (that, not only is he living with Greg’s ex, but has been sleeping with her since they broke up). Immediately, Josh says he feels so much better….good for you, Josh. Good for you. Unexpectedly, Greg keeps his cool and says he understands and hopes they are happy together. When Greg gets alone he takes it out on an unsuspecting plaster wall, punching a hole right through it.
It becomes painfully obvious at the Ping Pong place that Rebecca is not a Ping Pong champion, and she is completely failing at looking sexy (while definitely succeeding at looking crazy). The Chans and Hector watch from sidebar in confusion. More confusion, where’s Greg? He was supposed to show up but hadn’t yet. Josh confesses to the group that he told Greg about him and Rebecca, and they all become concerned that Greg has fallen off the wagon. Josh also confesses to Rebecca what he’s done and they all form a search party.
Remembering who she always goes to in times of need, she remembers that Paula previously tracked down Greg’s whereabouts during his disappearance, and they only consisted of a few places. How nice to have a friend like Paula to count on, though unfortunately for Paula she has a friend like Rebecca who hasn’t even started her letter of recommendation, due tomorrow. Rebecca tracks Greg down, sitting in a park by a duck pond. She sincerely apologizes for sleeping with his best friend, but Greg says he’s actually okay. He didn’t fall off the wagon after all – he ditched AA, hurt the hell out of his hand by punching a wall, but didn’t subdue his feelings with alcohol. You go Greg!
He admits to Rebecca that the night they attended the wedding, he wasn’t open with her and he actually received a DUI driving to her house the next morning to tell her that he loved her. Though this news obviously strikes a cord with Rebecca, she says she’s happy with Josh and now everything worked out fine. “Fine” as in, she went from having a potential boyfriend in Greg to a friend with benefits with Josh.
Conflicted, Rebecca arrives home to Josh, chilling and playing video games. He asks her if she wants to play, and she admits that she previously lied and doesn’t even like video games. Josh laughs and connects it to her Ping Pong lie, expressing he doesn’t know why she would do something so silly. She admits that it’s to spend time with him and proclaims she deserves to be with someone who will treat her better….(whoa man, Josh was just chillin’, this is way too heavy)…
Rebecca goes upstairs and stares at Greg’s old Emory sweatshirt. I have a feeling Rebecca’s going to become a Pro in love Ping Pong very soon. Watch with us next Friday at 9pm to find out.
P.S. In case you were wondering, Rebecca does apologize to Paula for being a terrible friend and gives her the letter too late.
P.P.S. I’m warming up to the new theme song *eye roll*