Tuesday, February 18, 2020

REVIEW: 'Schitt's Creek' - Johnny and Patrick Share a Meaningful Conversation Over a Baseball Game in 'Moira Rosé'

Pop's Schitt's Creek - Episode 6.07 "Moira Rosé"

Moira and David sample wine at Herb Ertlinger's vineyard and accidentally get a bit tipsy. Meanwhile, Johnny attempts to have "the talk" with Patrick, but it's proving to be difficult when Patrick is so invested in a baseball game. Alexis brings Stevie, Twyla, Ronnie and Jocelyn to a bizarre fitness class.

In 2019, the television industry aired 532 scripted shows across numerous outlets. The way people consume content now is different than it used to be. It happens according to one's own schedule. As such, it's less necessary to provide ample coverage of each episode in any given season from a show. Moreover, it is simply impossible to watch everything. As such, this site provides 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.

"Moira Rosé" was written by David West Read and directed by Jordan Canning

Because of Roland, Johnny believes it's necessary to have a talk with Patrick to ensure that David will be respected and that Patrick knows he is a part of the Rose family now. It's a conversation that Johnny doesn't entirely know how to have with Patrick. It can readily occur as well because Patrick is spending the day and night at the motel. He is literally living in the same space as the rest of the Rose family. It's sweet when he manages to get the words out before Johnny can even bring up the subject. That guarantees that everything the Rose family feels towards Patrick is genuine and authentic. They can love and support him as one of their own. There is no need to worry about David any more. He is a successful businessman who has found love. Patrick loves him deeply. Moreover, Patrick can get in on the fun that the Rose family frequently gets into as well. Again, the final moment of this episode does more to clarify that Patrick is part of the Rose family than the need to express it formally through a conversation. In that moment, the family is getting ready for bed and everyone just feels the freedom to go back-and-forth between the two rooms. They tease one another and they awkwardly cross boundaries. It's hilarious to watch everyone make jokes at Alexis' expense. She thought a cult was just a new kind of exercise class. She realizes what's going on before anything happens to the girls she recruits for the class. It's actually funny that Twyla knew all along that it was a cult that wanted the members of this exercise class to ascend through the Gateway. That's how supportive a friend she actually is. She will knowingly attend a new exercise program managed by a cult just because it's something Alexis is excited about. And yes, Alexis has every right to be upset because she is expanding her publicity portfolio. Of course, she should be a bit more careful and selective with the clients she chooses to take on. She sees the personal advantages of bringing in as many people as she can for this class. There are plenty of red flags that showcase that something isn't right in this environment. She looks past them because this is the latest expansion of her career. It's something she eagerly wishes to pursue and make a success. It's only later on when she presses for more clarity that she comes to the realization that this is a business she doesn't want to endorse or promote in the slightest. And again, she is there to save the day and ensure the girls are taken care of no matter what. It just means a little ridicule when she comes home for the night. Everyone in the family loves her. But they will also crack numerous jokes because of how her latest antics turned out. That is the overall tone of this world. These characters continually believe that they are making progress. After six seasons, they are still living out of the motel. That can be demoralizing. And yet, Moira is riding the wave of acclaim and publicity that came from the Crows release. A wine is even going to be named after her. It's just unfortunate that she and David can't narrow the flavor down. Every option is increasingly terrible. But that too showcases how this family supports each other. Johnny and Patrick can easily pick them up and ensure that they are taken care of. That's Moira's barometer for a healthy marriage. After forty years, she knows that she has Johnny's support no matter what. She sees that same love and connection between David and Patrick. She sees it as a success even though it has taken precious mother-son time away from her. She wants that and is always eager to get it. The feeling may not always be mutual. But again, this is a family that thrives when together even though the intention has always been to get them out of Schitt's Creek at some point. Right now, that would be absolutely devastating because of how fulfilling their lives currently are. The audience can still get a far amount of enjoyment from seeing these characters together as a family and the pleasant charm always on display no matter what happens in their lives.