Schitt’s Creek 1×12 ‘Surprise Party’: No funds in this fundraiser

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It’s Moira’s birthday, and her family tries to make it a special one despite their circumstances. If they can’t go back their old lives, then the least they can do is bring back a little of that glamor on her special day. But planning a surprise party in town is no easy feat.

I was wondering how long it would take before the show would have the Roses try to incorporate some of their high-class living into Schitt’s Creek, and Moira’s birthday was a fitting excuse. I thought it was sweet that Johnny wanted to do something special for her, especially in light of their situation, but there’s only so much they can do when they’re used to VIP rooms. It was a little predictable that the kids would be reluctant to participate at first, but obviously David is his mother’s son, and I liked that he took his party-planning duties very seriously once he committed to overseeing the event. (Hosting it in Mutt’s barn because of its “aesthetics”? So perfectly hipster of him.)

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When David suggested they tell Moira they would be attending a “fundraiser” on the night of her birthday as a reason to get dressed up and leave the house, I thought the episode would end in them having to plan a fundraiser for real just to keep up the ruse. As it was, Moira deciding to take over planning duties due to her vast philanthropic experience was an obvious ploy. Yet, I was surprised (no pun intended) that David gave up the charade so quickly, just to placate his mother. I loved that she went along with it anyway, even though she grossly overplayed her hand when they did ultimately show up to the party. However, I also found it interesting that Moira actually seemed quite adept at the fundraising thing, as little as we got to see her. She seemed to have a great handle on how large-scale charities operate from an organizational and business perspective, and I think it hints that Moira was more than just a pretty face in their former lives. It’d be so easy to have her be the vapid housewife more intent on the publicity and social connections (like perhaps Alexis would be), and I’m curious about what other experience she has under her belt.

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I’m also taken aback by how much I’m enjoying the fallout of the David-Stevie hookup. Even though they decided to just be friends last week, I think Emily Hampshire played out the awkwardness very realistically, given that Stevie genuinely does like David (and he likes her). I bought that she was building up a wall to protect herself, but that ultimately she decided she’d rather maintain a little of the awkwardness if it meant having her friend back. I was charmed by David asking her to dance, and really can’t wait to see where this goes, whether it’s romantic or not. Them as a pseudo-couple didn’t seem to be much different from their behavior as just friends, so I could see it working.

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Alexis, as usual, is caught between two guys. Ted seems nice enough, but doesn’t really seem to know her, given that he planned their weekend getaway around his tastes. (To be fair, he was the one paying…) Alexis made the first overt gesture to Mutt at the party (proving yet again she isn’t all that keen on Ted as she claims), but Ted’s sudden interruption nixed that; I’m sure they’re heading for a breakup, but the question is when? (And does anyone really care?)

Is this a surprise party you want to attend, or is it strictly invite-only for you now?

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