Schitt’s Creek 1×10 ‘Honeymoon’: Red red wine

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After the big shocker last week, we pick up right where we left off. David and Stevie reconsider their feelings towards one another, Alexis throws an ill-advised dinner party, and Johnny and Moira decide to mingle with the locals.

First at bat: David and Stevie in all their mirrored-ceiling glory! As I said last week, I didn’t see this hookup coming at all. I’ll admit that I was in the same boat as Stevie: I’d assumed David was gay, so I thought any feelings were unrequited on Stevie’s part. (I guess I now know I’m the “ass” in the equation.) However, I think the show handled David’s sexuality really adeptly, while not turning it into an after-school special. The wine analogy was surprisingly to-the-point about David’s take on being pansexual.

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Moreover, I’m surprised at how much I actually enjoyed Stevie and David post-consummation. I am usually wary, but for some reason, I actually think it works here, and I even saw some sparks flying between them at the end when they conspired to get out of Alexis’ party, so they could “practice” their new pastime for proficiency’s sake. It’s nice to see them both smile so genuinely, while maintaining the edge that made them friends in the first place. I’m not nearly as apprehensive as I was last week, and I’m curious about how this develops.

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Likewise, I loved how the rest of the family handled the subject, too, particularly Johnny. Moira and Alexis just wanted the gossip about the hookup, whoever it was with, while Johnny was a little more skeptical, if only because he considered it a “phase.” I enjoyed that Johnny’s discomfort wasn’t about David’s sexual orientation, so much as he wanted his life to be easier by way of picking one gender and sticking with it. It’s misguided, but it’s one of the few times I felt a real depth of emotion coming from Johnny towards his kids; he just didn’t want David to suffer more than necessary. His eventual complete acceptance (thanks to some herbal aids) was a pleasant way to cap off the discussion. I found the whole execution rather refreshing, especially for a sitcom whose humor is typically very broad.

Nothing says delinquent like baby boomers and pot! / Source: Pop TV

Nothing says delinquent like baby boomers and pot! / Source: Pop TV

Speaking of which: who hasn’t wanted to become inebriated at a luau? I thought Moira wanting to attend Roland and Jocelyn’s party was sweet; sure, she was bored, but it really does seem like she’s becoming part of the town’s fabric. Johnny’s reluctance was to be expected, but there’s nothing like a joint to bring out the social butterfly in a man. Besides, their lack of inhibitions let us learn more about their backstories: Moira is from a small town just like Schitt’s Creek, which explains a lot about why she’s so insistent on leaving. (I loved that she was a “hand model” — like George Costanza!) Even Jocelyn is ex-military, which is an intriguing factoid I’d love to hear more about.

Me too, Alexis. Me too. / Source: Pop TV

Me too, Alexis. Me too. / Source: Pop TV

As usual, Alexis’ story was the least interesting to me, mainly because I still don’t see any personality in Ted. However, I’m beginning to think that’s the point — hence his ordering showrooms to furnish his home. I disliked how she seemed to use the dinner specifically to make Twyla feel bad, but I dislike Mutt even more for not standing up for his supposed girlfriend. That being said, the deliberate awkwardness did make me laugh, particularly since it gave Stevie and David such a strong platform to play off each other.

What did you think of ‘Honeymoon’? Should David and Stevie open a vineyard or what?

 

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