The Killers once sang, "It was only a kiss. How did it end up like this?" on their hit song "Mr. Brightside." Much the same can be said at the end of Friday night's Crazy Ex-Girlfriend episode, "Josh Is The Man Of My Dreams, Right?" when Nathaniel and Rebecca shared a steamy moment in the broken-down elevator. But wait, how did it actually end up like this? Because last I checked, Rebecca was engaged.
The Santa Annas blew in hard and fast into West Covina, leaving a whole lot of mixed up, swirly, sexy feelings roiling within Rebecca. She spent an entire work day worrying that her Santa Anna sex dream about Nathaniel was just a sign that she had true feelings for him. She consulted Paula, who proceeded to tell her that just because she was thinking about Nathaniel in a sexy kind of way doesn't mean anything. Her love for Josh would remain intact and perhaps even come out stronger than ever.
Rebecca seemed comforted until Paula warned her that Rebecca could not, under any circumstances, be left alone with Nathaniel. Then, and only then, would the feelings risk becoming real in some sort of opposites-attracting-in-rom-com-trope fashion. Yeah, I know. It's intense.
But, wouldn't you know it, try as she may Rebecca did actually end up alone with Nathaniel. Stuck in an elevator, in fact. The Santa Annas messed around with the electricity and — boom — broken elevator. Classic. When it became clear that they weren't getting out of there anytime soon, Nathaniel made a sexy proposition in the form of the song "Let's Have Intercourse." Sure, he made it sound a bit clinical, and only beneficial because it would let him get on with his work, but you gotta admit: he was actually pretty persuasive. And worse, I now like him all the more for it.
But the best moment was yet to come. After the two, resigned to their fate, sat and gabbed about Harry Potter (she's a Ravenclaw, he's a Slytherin, obviously), the two locked eyes. The conversation died down. The elevator sputtered into action again. Rebecca slammed on the emergency brake. The cheesy rom-com cliché tension was getting thick you could have cut it with a knife. And then...they kissed. Hot dog, they kissed. Good, and hard, and yes, it happened.
Naturally, it was only then that Rebecca shook herself awake and realized what she had done. She bolted so quickly out of the elevator she left a trail of Santa Anna dust in her wake. It was obvious the guilt was setting in. The personification of the Santa Anna winds even chided her for going and messing everything up with Josh. Again.
When will Rebecca actually straighten out her life? Will this new Crazy Ex-Girlfriend rom-com remix pan out in Rebecca and Nathaniel's favor? Or will Rebecca stay with fiancé Josh, who she feels may actually not be the right match? Stay tuned, guys. This is gonna be a doozy.