Wednesday, February 13, 2019

REVIEW: 'Schitt's Creek' - David Pushes Patrick to Go Out on a Date with Another Guy in 'Rock On'

Pop's Schitt's Creek - Episode 5.06 "Rock On"

Moira and the Jazzagals take Jocelyn out for a night at the casino, while Johnny tries to navigate an awkward conversation with Stevie about intimacy in the workplace.

In 2018, there were 495 scripted shows airing amongst the linear channels and streaming services. The way people are consuming content now is so different than it used to be. It happens according to one's own schedule. As such, there is less necessity to provide ample coverage of each specific episode in any given season from a show. Moreover, it is simply impossible to watch everything. As such, this site is making the move to shorter episodic reviews in order to cover as many shows as possible. With all of that being said, here are my thoughts on the next episode of Pop's Schitt's Creek.

"Rock On" was written by David West Read and directed by Laurie Lynd

David is the first man Patrick has ever dated and loved. His entire life started to click in a massive way as soon as he came to that realization. The two of them are so cute and strong as a couple. They keep taking steps forward that strength their bond as well. However, David now fears that Patrick may yearn for different experiences with other guys. He believes that Patrick will question what it's like out there and if David is really the best for him. All of these insecurities pop up because a cute guy flirts with Patrick in the store. David gives him the permission to go out on a date with him. He doesn't want his boyfriend to have any regrets later in life. However, all of this may be self-sabotage on David's part because he fears the future. Patrick is delighted by the idea that David pictures a happy and lasting future together as a couple. That explains why he doesn't ultimately go through with the date. He's too happy with David to think about anyone else. He doesn't see that changing any time soon. He appreciates the gesture. But he doesn't need to explore the possibilities elsewhere. Sure, he only comes to that clarity after David starts freaking out about the huge mistake he has just made. Alexis has so much fun in pointing out that no ground rules were established to ensure that this doesn't blossom into something more serious that could tear them apart. She even blows off her own plans with Ted to see all of this through to its conclusion. But again, the show presents absolutely no evidence that anyone should be worried about David and Patrick breaking up. They will remain strong for the foreseeable future. Elsewhere, Stevie and Emir continue to grow closer as well. Of course, that also leads to such an awkward situation at work. Johnny wants to ensure that all of his employees know what's acceptable workplace behavior. He doesn't want to create a hostile work environment where people feel threatened or harassed. However, he's the one who ultimately walks in on Stevie in a compromising position. She wants to take some revealing photos for Emir. Johnny is just used to walking wherever he wants at the motel because he has invested so much into the business. He's the man in charge. He just doesn't listen when Stevie says she'll be out in a moment. That should inform him that she can't see him at that point. He just feels free to walk in anyway. Later on, Roland has no problem showing Johnny the text message response that Stevie gets from Emir. Roland sees something he doesn't want to see because Stevie's phone is laying around. But he shares that with someone else who also doesn't wish to see it. It's all very awkward and embarrassing. However, Johnny still wants Stevie to be happy. Him making that gesture makes her feel comfortable enough to say that the guy is Emir. And finally, Jocelyn and the Jazzagals are enjoying a night out at the casino. Sure, it's a little weird how the show is saying Jocelyn needs this night away from the baby when the previous episode featured the exact same story. But this time it's more about Jocelyn and how she is coping with this sudden change to her life. Again, she is the one dealing with that stress while Roland is essentially the same. That doesn't seem to be a big plot point. But it also means Jocelyn thinks it's a rational idea to change up her hairstyle to something much more crazy and wild. She wants to relive her youth even though that's no longer a good look for her. Her friends still try to be there for her though.