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Recap / Schitts Creek S 58 The Hospies

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  • Daddy's Girl: Johnny paid for the supremely untalented Alexis's singing lessons and even has a favorite track ("Hamptons Hoes") from her terrible album.
  • Damned by Faint Praise: Alexis refers to her reality show as "critically reviewed."
  • Did Not Get the Girl: The Stevie and Emir relationship seems like it will follow a standard Rom-Com arc, and it is jarring that it ends so abruptly. Yet, this leads to Character Development for Stevie and eventually sends the message that happiness isn't predicated on romantic love.
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  • Footsie Under the Table: A platonic example occurs as Moira and Jocelyn feign politeness as Alexis auditions but play footsie to signal to each other just how bad it is.
  • Harpo Does Something Funny: Annie Murphy, along with some musician friends of hers, wrote "A Little Bit Alexis" and Murphy choreographed Alexis's dance moves.
  • Parental Substitute: Johnny is very fatherly to Stevie in this episode, giving up his chance to schmooze at the Hopsies to take care of Stevie. Additionally, Moira consoles Stevie at the end as is downright maternal toward her, at least for Moira.
  • Running Gag: Ronnie demands an upgrade on the gift basket from Rose Apothecary, without paying for it.
  • Sitcom Arch-Nemesis: Patrick makes an enemy of Ronnie in this episode.
  • She Cleans Up Nicely: Stevie wears a lovely dress to the Hopsies.
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  • Stylistic Suck: Alexis's reality show and its title song are deliberately and hilariously awful.
  • Twist Ending: Two storylines merge at the end, as Moira casts a despondent Stevie as Sally Bowels.

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