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David and Patrick from Schitt’s Creek are what timeless ships are made of. They are a queer pair who shows that LGBTQ+ representation can be well written and genre shifting without sticking to dated tropes. And with the final season upon us, I thought it was due time for us to look back at our favorite David and Patrick moments from Schitt’s Creek!
1. The first time they said “I love you”
Why We Love It: First of all, thank you to the person who edited this video to include both “I love you’s.” It’s going to be included as a moment just for that and because it’s a game changing moment for both that sets the stage for their life as partners. Their relationship isn’t something frivolous or something that’s going to expire soon. It’s timeless, magical, and just beginning!
2. Patrick sings “Simply the Best” to David
Why We Love It: Let’s be for real, if someone sang this to us we would be heart eyed and done for any other man. Patrick singing to David helped bring down David’s walls and realize that this man is with him til the end of the line or whatever comes next in the life, the store, that they share together. This song is only made better by our next favorite moment below!
3. David dances to “Simply the Best”
Why We Love It: David was doing something completely out of his comfort zone when he danced and lip synched to “Simply the Best.” It was his way of showing Patrick that he could also be vulnerable like Patrick was up on that stage. David loves this man and there are no lengths he wouldn’t go through, even embarrassing himself, that will stop him from loving someone as wonderful as Patrick!
4. Patrick proposes to David
Why We Love It: This proposal ranks up there with Leslie & Bens on Parks and Rec or any other great proposal. It was them; sweet, full of arguing and baiting each other just minutes before, with a splash of honesty and them just being…well…them. David’s face about to break out into tears gave us all the feels and left us in a spot where we were witnessing something truly magical! David's face about to break out into tears gave us all the feels and left us in a spot where we were witnessing something truly magical! Click To Tweet
5. David gives Patrick a hickey
Why We Love It: I don’t think either men, especially Patrick, have ever been in such an open, loving, and honest relationship. Giving Patrick a hickey was them living out a piece of their teen years, where everyone did idiotic things, in the present. Yes, it was a bit juvenile. But it’s nothing that a little bit of makeup won’t fix. Plus it was fun to watch David and Patrick fumble in front of Stevie.
6. David and Patrick Compromise…
Why We Love It: Look, we all love David. Maybe not as much as Patrick does but definitely as much as Stevie does. And we’ve come to know and love David for all his…quirks; one of them being David getting his own way. He’s not great at compromise and watching him try to prove that he is, is hilarious. But at least David is trying, right? That’s how growth happens, no matter how small!
7. David having Patrick’s back when he’s about to come out
Why We Love It: Coming out is a special and almost sacred moment for someone in the LGBTQ+ community. It’s declaring to the world or just to those close to you, that your love is different, yet valid, like everyone else on this planet. Watching David have Patrick’s back right before he tells his parents he’s dating a man gave us all the feels while making us immensely proud of the strong, honest, and kind men these two are.
Schitt’s Creek airs Tuesdays at 9/8c on PopTV.
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