Schitt’s Creek 1×13 ‘Town For Sale’: So long, farewell…

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The day the Roses have all been waiting for finally arrives: there’s a buyer for Schitt’s Creek, which means they can move back to the big city! But when push comes to shove, are they really ready to leave the town behind? (More to the point: will they ever learn not to put all their eggs in one basket?)

It seemed almost inevitable that the first season would end with Johnny trying to sell his stake in Schitt’s Creek, or that something would go horribly wrong in the process. (After all, the show is coming back for season two.) Yet, I was surprised that Roland was so against the move that he might have resorted to poisoning the buyer in an effort to stall the sale. I’m definitely curious about his motivation: is it because he’s still a little obsessed with Johnny, or wants the Roses to stay, or is it more that he’d rather keep Johnny around than deal with an unknown quantity like the next guy? I’m sure there’ll be plenty to talk about on that front next year.

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As usual lately, David and Stevie had my favorite scenes this week. I loved how he emphatically insisted that Stevie move to New York with him, and I genuinely do believe he wants her to expand her horizons beyond the confines of Schitt’s Creek. I know that he claimed it’s because he’s lonely, or needs the money for rent, but Daniel Levy’s delivery, particularly as David  drives out of town, suggests to me that David cares deeply for her. On the other hand, Emily Hampshire broke my heart a little bit, too: from Stevie’s total elation when David first invites her to leave with him, assuming he wants to take their relationship to the next level, to her crushing rejection when she realizes he means it only as “friends,” she really let Stevie’s emotions run wild. Her confession to David about “liking” him, which is why she couldn’t go with him, was touching, and I think the two actors really fed off each other. I can’t believe how much I’m cheering for them now (which is completely against my type), but I want these two crazy kids to figure it out, soon!

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On the other hand, Alexis had a few too many offers. Her flighty response to Ted when he proposed to her was wholly in-character — though even I have to admit I’d like to try the “if I were staying, then I’d say yes, but I’m not, so no” tactic sometime. We all knew that something had to happen with Mutt eventually, and I was surprised at how bold Alexis was at confronting him about why he kept working with her when his own community service hours were up. I thought both Annie Murphy and Tim Rozon pulled off the desperation they both felt, and I admit that their kiss was pretty hot, in a “let’s make out instead of actually discussing where we stand” kind of way. While I don’t condone cheating on shows I watch, I did chuckle at Alexis’ sudden realization, once Moira and Johnny tell her they aren’t moving after all, that she’s a) now technically engaged to Ted and b) just cheated on him with Mutt. I hope that triangle is resolved quickly next season, because I feel like Ted is just a one-dimensional plot device at this point, but we’ll see where this goes.

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How did you enjoy the first season of Schitt’s Creek? Are you pulling up stakes, or are you here to stay for next year? It’s been such a fun ride for me, and I can’t wait to see what happens next!

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