Monday, July 27, 2020

Emmy Catch-Up: Schitt’s Creek

Every year, I watch the six submitted episodes of every series I don’t regularly watch that’s up for one of the Emmy series prizes. This year, I’m getting a jump start to check out the entire season of some of most high-profile shows I didn’t watch when they originally aired.

Schitt’s Creek: Season 6, Episode 9 “Rebound” (B)

I guess Ted really is out of the picture, and Alexis just needs to be with someone as much as possible. I recognized the actor playing Artie, Henry Czerny, from past TV roles of his including “Falling Skies” and “Supergirl,” and he seemed harmless enough even though, as David put it, there were plenty of red flags. I like that Johnny tried to get involved and to ask him what he did for work, not comforted by his complete evasion of the question and his assurances that he did have a place to live. Alexis wasn’t pleased to learn that her father had spoken to Artie after he accidentally revealed details he couldn’t otherwise have known, but I think her father is probably the member of her family she can most relate to, though that’s not saying much. I like that Patrick didn’t let David off the hook for noting his lack of progress when it was specifically because he hadn’t yet done what he had needed to, and that he framed hiring Jocelyn as a potential way to give him more time to do the wedding-related tasks he had agreed to do. David was a helicopter boss to his new trainee, and even if she had arranged for her friends to come in and buy stuff, that still counts as a new source of revenue and expanded clientele base. Deciding after an insanely profitable day that it just wasn’t for her had them both floored, and I appreciated Patrick’s surprise most since David was never going to be convinced of her fitness. Moira had her car-egging coming given how she thought that saying that she never wanted to end up living in her town wouldn’t have offended its residents, but that kind of self-involved behavior is typical for the dramatic actress.

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