Alright, we’re nearing the end.
No, this is not pandemic related. I was referring to the end of Schitt’s Creek.
I realize that might have been a little melodramatic and misleading, but after the week we’ve had it’s time to take a break and talk about something else just for a little while. Besides the obvious tragedies, the fact that this pandemic has overshadowed every shred of the end of this legendary series is hard to get over so we better cherish every bit of it while we can.
Settling into the third last episode of the entire series and the expectations are high for both the viewers and the Roses. It’s the day of Johnny’s big meeting in New York with his old assistant turned venture capitalist, Mike, to sell him on investing in the Rosebud Motel Group. As we know, if the meeting goes well this means a franchise is in the works and the Roses presumably will be back in the upper wealth bracket they fell from and have never stopped craving. It’s clear that the pressure is on, and while Johnny is ready to swagger back into his old playing field, his partners Stevie and Roland are panicked by the stakes and can barely keep it together after the private flight.
Meanwhile, the other Roses have decided to proceed as if the deal has gone through and start making their plans to be out of Schitt’s Creek. Moira is already saying goodbye to her Jazzagals, and Alexis is looking for an apartment since Interflix has invited her to New York as well to further their professional relationship. Only she’ll be looking for a two-bedroom.
Yes, it seems that after all these years of sharing her space with David Alexis is not ready to let him go just yet. Instead, she expects David and Patrick to pick up and leave for New York with them, and while David is so onboard he’s already picking out shows on Broadway, Patrick is decidedly less so.
Afterall, Schitt’s Creek has been their life. It’s where they met, where they fell in love, where they built a business together and where they will be married, and even if David’s ready to move on, he senses Patrick’s hesitation and tones down his enthusiasm like the supportive and considerate partner he is.
Which just might be the best course of action here for all the Roses because the meeting in New York is not going well. Besides Stevie and Roland’s crippling fear of presenting, Mike did not actually show up to the meeting and the Wall Street goons he’s put in his place are more focused on belittling Johnny’s struggle than they are actually listening to his pitch. Fed up, Johnny takes matters into his own hands but in a firm subtle way. While one lackey is bragging about his private vacation he asks him if he’s ever stayed at a motel, and of course, he hasn’t. He has the same idea about motels most people do, but Johnny is here to change that. After all, he tells them, his family has lived in a motel for three years and he wouldn’t trade that time with them for anything. That’s why he’s here to rebuild the entire narrative around motels from rundown last resorts to charming family hideaways. The only thing he needs is their capital. It’s a rousing and truly engaging speech that even gets Stevie and Roland hopeful.
Unfortunately, finance people can really live up to that reputation of theirs, because afterward when Roland ducks back into the boardroom to retrieve his briefcase he catches them mocking Johnny and his whole pitch, clearly uninterested in anything he had to say. At which point Roland feels the need to stick up for Johnny and all he’s been through and shames them for their insensitivity in a speech even classier than Johnny’s. But sadly it looks like the deal they came all this way for is lost anyways.
Or at least it would be, but this is Schitt’s Creek and even at the end of this series the “last-minute-save” trope is still alive and well.
One financier who was in the boardroom, Ruth, catches them right before they can leave. She just happens to be ready to branch out and start her own venture capital firm with a couple of her coworkers and was so impressed by the pitch she would like to invest in the Rosebud Motel Group. It’s not the exact deal they came for but it’s just as good, meaning that the little team can head back to the motel as winners, much to the relief of their anxious family members.
The celebrations begin as one would predict, and even if Patrick is not fully on board with moving to New York yet even he’s joining in, and all is right in Schitt’s Creek.
This is it guys, we’re almost at the end. When we started the Roses had fallen from grace and landed on some rough times and six seasons later their ready to build a new empire, pursue new careers, and build new relationships only this time we know that with all the time they’ve spent in Schitt’s Creek together that they will be doing it all side by side and with their new best friends and business partners they gained from this town. With only two episodes left it’s fair to say the majority of the hard work needed to wrap up the series has been done, all that’s really left is the wedding and the town, and while we might be able to guess what David and Patrick’s wedding might look like the send-off for the town that has given them so much could really be anything. The only thing we can be sure of is that the Roses won’t forget Schitt’s Creek anytime soon, and however they will say goodbye it will probably bring us to tears.