Schitt’s Creek 1×07 ‘Turkey Shoot’: ‘Is this a tweed or a camo situaton?’

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What’s another week in Schitt’s Creek without some mani-pedis, garbage collecting and wildlife hunting?

First things first, I loved all the interaction between David and Stevie this week. As the episodes progress, I find that they temper each other so nicely: Stevie is still sarcastic and cynical, but she is so amused by David’s quirks that it brings out her playful side, in a way I wouldn’t expect. For instance, I never would have pegged Stevie as the hunting type, but when she explains to David that the annual turkey shoot is fun because it involves people getting drunk and doing stupid things, I can actually fathom why Stevie stays in town, when it would be easy to have her yearn for bigger and better things.

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Likewise, David easily agreeing to go with her to the hunt was surprising, yet indicates just how quickly he’s adapted to the town, for better or for worse, and how he’s come to rely upon Stevie. David doesn’t seem like he’s merely putting up with her because she’s the only person who’ll talk to him in town; I really feel like his affection for her is deepening each week, and he genuinely enjoys spending time with her. Obviously, agreeing to go on the turkey shoot was partially motivated by boredom, but it appears David is begrudgingly accepting that he’s in town for the long haul, so he might as well make the best of it. I definitely didn’t think I’d see him eager to don camo unironically and kill wildlife with the locals.

Who isn’t adapting so well to her surroundings? Moira. Catherine O’Hara is doing such a good job, because while Moira is definitely more than a little high-maintenance and delusional about their circumstances (e.g. freaking out over the motel’s towels), scenes like the end with Jocelyn show how much insecurity lies beneath the surface, and that’s no small feat in a sitcom. (Not unlike David’s admission of loneliness last week.)

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Being strong-armed into going to Jocelyn’s hairdresser for a girl’s day out was predictable, as was her coming out with the same haircut as her new friend, so I wasn’t overly impressed initially at the jokes over the small-town style. Yet, I loved the conversation it led to later on — where Jocelyn confesses she knows Moira hates the look — because she was on the nose. Sure, it might look goofy, but one day, she might need help from the local hairdresser or store, and forming a relationship with them is smart, and neighborly. (Jocelyn is savvier than anyone gives her credit for on this show.) Meanwhile, Moira confessing that she admires Jocelyn because at least she knows who she is, while Moira doesn’t know who she is ‘from one moment to the next,’ reveals just how lost she is, which again is a welcome bit of continuity from the commercial-shoot meltdown last episode. I’m definitely curious if they’re going to delve into this thread this season.

This is how I do yard work too. / Source: Pop TV

This is how I do yard work too. / Source: Pop TV

Along the same line, I found it interesting that Mutt pegged Alexis’ new boyfriend as the type of guy she wants to marry — because he’s rich. It’s a subtle dig at whatever shared history there is between the men, and I’m intrigued that Alexis was cocky, rather than indignant, at the insinuation. (Didn’t miss how it propelled her into picking the vet, after all, though.)

I could definitely watch the David and Stevie Show every week. How about you?

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I feel like this summarizes the show. / Source: Pop TV

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