Schitt's Creek: The Presidential Suite
February 25, 2020 7:44 PM - Season 6, Episode 8 - Subscribe

Johnny and Moira spend a night at the Presidential Suite in the new hotel, while Alexis receives a surprise visitor.
posted by oh yeah! (9 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
Nooooooooo! I want happy endings for everyone, dammit. sigh.
posted by oh yeah! at 7:46 PM on February 25, 2020 [5 favorites]

Well, that was kind of devastating, and I didn't see it coming. But in retrospect I guess it's not too surprising the show went there. It has covered a lot of the realities of love & relationships, and circumstances getting in the way is certainly one of those realities. I love the respect and love that Alexis and Ted expressed toward one another. It was (as much of Schitt's Creek is) rose-tinted, but still lovely to watch. 

There isn't time left on the show for this possibility to be explored, but I have wondered about a match between Ted and Stevie. It would get Stevie out of town for a while, doing something different; and she is not afraid of hard work, dressing messy, or BUGS! And her darkness could be a nice foil for Ted's constant sunniness. On the other hand, Stevie would not be able to tolerate Ted's puns for one fleeting second, so... that idea's probably dead in the water.

I have to admit the idea first crossed my mind during "Cabaret" last season, when the shots of the audience showed Ted looking genuinely spellbound during all of Stevie's "Maybe This Time" performance. Still a little curious about that acting choice on his part, but I guess everybody was a bit blown away by Stevie in that scene.
posted by torticat at 9:59 AM on February 26, 2020 [1 favorite]

Nooooooooooooo. That was so bittersweet; I loved it (thematically and for Alexis's character arc) and hated it (for the feels).

My favorite moment of the episode that didn't stomp all over my heart was Moira's "what am I, an alchemist?" response to misusing the sink water taps.

Ew, David. Don't make anyone get a spray tan.
posted by the primroses were over at 3:38 PM on February 26, 2020 [6 favorites]

Yeah, the breakup makes sense characterization-wise, so I didn't hate it in the way that I hate shock-value angsty writing. But I feel like it's going to cast a pall over the Alexis/Ted scenes on rewatches now. What's it going to feel like the next time I watch the 'Singles Week' kiss?
posted by oh yeah! at 4:22 PM on February 26, 2020

The breakup made me sad, for sure, but I have faith that it's in Alexis's best interest -- her whole character development arc has focused a lot on how to receive love and let it be the catalyst for positive change. Ted loved her so well that she learned how to love herself. There are like five episodes left... I'm curious to see what unfolds for her next, especially given the plot blurbs on Google for the next two episodes. Maybe a Sunrise Bay reboot is in the works and she's got a big hand in the PR work, which really kicks her career into motion?
posted by palomar at 10:17 AM on February 27, 2020

The music at the end, all the way into the credits, was The Mamas & the Papas' "Dedicated to the One I Love", and I sat up straight because another Canadian series, "Every Frame A Painting", used it kind of the same way.
posted by brainwane at 7:46 AM on July 17, 2020

The break up scene in the cafe was unexpectedly moving since I was never as invested in the Alexis/Ted storyline as I was in the other characters. The whole Galapagos thing just came out of nowhere so at first I assumed that the actor had gotten another gig and had limited availability. It was such an obvious dead end to that relationship.

The writers will really need to justify this as something more than maturity through heartbreak because “Galapagos” is just so random. Why not have David and Patrick split up because Patrick got a record deal/concert tour? That’s just as feasible and at least we’ve heard Patrick sing. Ted could’ve stayed a small town vet and Alexis would still develop her local PR business. This makes me think the writers plan to have her leave town at the end for some big-time PR job as her character arc payoff. She could’ve gone off with Stevie but now Stevie has circled back to the motel business.
posted by TWinbrook8 at 4:20 AM on September 18, 2020

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