“Rebound” was the theme of this week’s episode of Schitt’s Creek, and after Alexis and Ted’s heartbreaking parting in the previous episode, we weren’t ready for her to move on. Even if she was trying to.
Alexis wasn’t the only one on the rebound in Schitt’s Creek, because Jocelyn was trying to bring her family’s finances back to order after their investment, and Moira was trying to recover from a PR gaffe.
Alexis on the Rebound
Okay, far be it from us to judge people’s relationship choices, but just like Johnny, we were not fans of Alexis someone twice her age so quickly while on the rebound from Ted.
Alexis, girl, we love you, but what are you doing? You can’t go from Ted to this guy. Okay, we get how she is just dating this sugar daddy so she doesn’t have to think about the break up. And we’ve all made questionable choices after a breakup, but this was kind of extreme. This felt like old Alexis, and we love new Alexis so much. The breakup between Ted and Alexis was sad, to be sure, but it was handled in a very mature and sweet way. This week’s rebound seemed like the opposite of that.
Thankfully, Johnny was also really uncomfortable with her new relationship and decided to make up for lost time in parenting and intervening. It’s very sweet how coming to Schitt’s Creek has brought the family closer together, and Johnny finally stepping into the father role he was never comfortable in before.
Her breakdown over needing a distraction from her pain after losing Ted had us in our feels, and the scene between him and Alexis where he held her while she cried was so sweet. Now we need someone to come hold all of us, because we will never be over the breakup with Ted. NEVER.
Rose Apothecary is the Hot Spot
Jocelyn got a job at Rose Apothecary and as predicted, hilarity ensued. Of course, she was a brilliant saleswoman. It actually made a lot of sense – who better to get the average housewife in Schitt’s Creek excited about the products there than the mayor’s wife? I’m surprised that David and Patrick didn’t bring in a ringer sooner.
David wants to have his store be a more upscale vibe than what Jocelyn is capable of, but he is doing business in a small town, so that’s not really a reasonable expectation. It was so cute when he was wrong and Patrick had to tease him about it.
Even though she seemed to be having a blast, it was hilarious when she said that it wasn’t the right fit for her. Honestly, though she is a perky person, having to be “on” for customer service reasons all day is indeed difficult.
Still, this entire situation continues to shine a light on the financial burden the Schitts have put themselves under to buy this new hotel. Last week, they mentioned renting out rooms in their house and Jocelyn desperately needs work. Here’s hoping the business is successful soon so the couple can recoup their investment and rebound from their debts.
Maybe David can learn from sales soaring while Jocelyn was there and maybe change his business plan a bit. But, we know David and that’s probably not going to happen without a lot of nagging from Patrick. Which to be honest, we love to watch.
Moria’s PR Crisis
Once again, Moira is in a bit of a public relations crisis and her PR person – Alexis – is distracted by being on the rebound after ending things with Ted. Seriously, we know it has been a tough week for Alexis and she’s probably repping her mom pro bono, but Moira needs help!
It came out in an interview that Moira would rather be anywhere than Schitt’s Creek, not a good look for someone on the town council. Sometimes celebrity interviews do get taken out of context, but Moira wanting her old life back is old news. Still, nothing is stronger in small town living than community pride.
Moira did do a great job rebounding by convincing them she meant otherwise, and her Schitt’s Creek tourism commercial was amazing. Maybe this is all foreshadowing to the end of the season when the Rose family finally comes to the conclusion that if they could be anywhere in the world, they would choose Schitt’s Creek. That would be a lovely end to the series.
And that commercial was just perfect, especially Stevie’s obvious desire to not be in it, and Moira shushing everyone who wants to talk.
With only five episodes left, gems like that Schitt’s Creek tourism video mean more to us than ever.
Schitt’s Creek airs Tuesdays at 9 p.m. on PopTV.