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S04.E13: Christmas

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Christmas special!

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Johnny is hoping to ring in the holidays with a traditional Rose Christmas party like they used to. However, getting everyone to participate will be easier said than done.

Original air date: 12/19/18

 

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I've been waiting ages for the season finale episode to air and it seems it's been stalled. Like, what happened to it? I also checked Wikipedia and it's not even on there, for some reason.

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6 hours ago, Philip said:

I've been waiting ages for the season finale episode to air and it seems it's been stalled. Like, what happened to it? I also checked Wikipedia and it's not even on there, for some reason.

If I’m not mistaken, it’s going to be a December holiday-time episode.  Anyone else know for sure?  Making us wait too long!!

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6 hours ago, MerBearHou said:

If I’m not mistaken. it’s going to be a December holiday-time episode.  Anyone else know for sure?  Making us wait too long!!

That rings a bell,  IMDb lists the date for episode 04.13 as 17 April 2018, but there is no episode summary. And I'm quite certain it never turned up on my DVR.

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21 hours ago, The Crazed Spruce said:

Episode 13 is being delayed 'til December, because it's a holiday-themed episode.

Damn. Hope that Christmas episode will be worth the wait.

 

I just checked the CBC TV App on my Android and there was no info about it, either. 

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Schitt's Creek did a viewing of the Christmas episode and then they did a 30 minute talk about it. I'm only a few minutes into it but there aren't any specific spoilers about the episode yet.

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What a nice surprise this is on tonight. But without spoilers, I have no recollection of Alexis ending up where she is currently at. 

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10 hours ago, cleo said:

What a nice surprise this is on tonight. But without spoilers, I have no recollection of Alexis ending up where she is currently at. 

Do you mean dating Ted again? That happened at the end of the previous episode.

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Thanks, I have a terrible memory and I had zero recollection of that happening. I still don't lol. I guess on the upside I can rewatch like it's new all over again! :D 

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I thought that the episode was a nice mixture of silly/funny and very sweet, which are the perfect ingredients for a holiday show. I liked that Johnny is making a conscious effort to move forward and create new memories instead of just thinking about the way things used to be. They have all come a really long way.

Heh, but it was hilarious to hear that old S1 attitude about being in Schitt’s Creek again when Johnny said he was worried earlier that the menorah would end up burning down the motel and then Moira made that snarky comment under her breath. As we discussed at the end of last season, the other three seem to have settled into the town and come to accept living there more than Moira has (which is understandable since there aren’t a lot of movie/soap opera jobs for her there).

Stevie’s cold heart melted a little! Awwww! 

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That is so weird GSManiac, as something got into my eye at the EXACT same moment!  Something in the air?  I have been looking to this episode for months and was not disappointed.  I loved seeing the natural progression of all of the relationships from the "Singles Week" episode (including Roland with little Roland Moira).  I also loved Johnny's perspective that while rich they really didn't have anything, but now they have family, friends, and community.  

I am so ready for the new season!

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Episode 12 was so fantastic that this episode had a very high bar to clear. The Scrooge in me feels kind of cheated that this was more of a one-off episode instead of moving the main story lines along. I'm usually a Grinch when it comes to flashbacks. However, I really did like the flashbacks that highlighted the differences between the Roses then and now because it added to the overall story. This show continues to be one of my favorite shows on TV. The writing is smart and thoughtful at the same time.

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Wow, am I a dope! I've seen "Pop" as a channel on my Roku - but never made the connection to PopTV that airs this show! I've always waited for Netflix to get each season! I was just so anxious to see this episode that I did some googling and found out exactly what a dope I am! But I'm so glad I didn't have to wait!

Anyway, this was an absolute delight! Eugene Levy was the heart and soul of the episode. Unlike Stevie, I have no problem admitting I cried - I started when Johnny saw the motel room and was overcome with emotion. Again, Eugene Levy was just wonderful. His longing for family connection on Christmas was heartbreaking.

My biggest laugh was Moira's way of saying "CAPri" - I may love it as much as "aahnchiladas."

I want to know more about David burning his bridges with Nate Burkus in Ibiza.

A perfect little Christmas morsel. Will definitely watch a few more times!

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10 hours ago, Nordly Beaumont said:

My biggest laugh was Moira's way of saying "CAPri"

The Italian pronunciation is much closer to the way Moira said it than the way Americans pronounce "ca-PREE pants."

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So nobody else thought Johnny was a jerk? He wakes up on Christmas Eve and decides that everyone needs to drop everything and have a party. Especially since they haven’t been celebrating for several years. Fuck the old people waiting. Fuck the cookie party. I found it more aggravating than heartwarming, but maybe I am a grinch. 

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9 hours ago, ElectricBoogaloo said:

The Italian pronunciation is much closer to the way Moira said it than the way Americans pronounce "ca-PREE pants."

Glad I don't speak Italian, then - Moira's pronunciations give me such joy!

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On 12/22/2018 at 4:42 PM, AnnieBeez said:

So nobody else thought Johnny was a jerk? He wakes up on Christmas Eve and decides that everyone needs to drop everything and have a party. Especially since they haven’t been celebrating for several years. Fuck the old people waiting. Fuck the cookie party. I found it more aggravating than heartwarming, but maybe I am a grinch. 

He was. I feel like had he led with the reason why he wanted to have a Rose family Christmas, he might have had the kids be more invested in the party. Instead he was just repeating over and over and over again. We need a Rose family Christmas. We need a Rose family Christmas. We need a Rose family Christmas. We need a Rose family Christmas. Ugh, but the actual sentiment was both sweet and powerful. He should have started with that.

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Well, if people acted reasonable 100% of the time, we wouldn't have sitcom plots. I just took it that Johnny felt like he was the only one that needed that family togetherness - the others seemed fine going their separate ways - and he didn't want the others to literally throw him a pity party and just show up because he begged; he wanted them to want family togetherness on their own.  And it frustrated him that they didn't seem to want that at all even after the events and lessons of the last few years.

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Sorry. I originally made this post in the general discussion for the season. I didn't see there was a separate thread for the Xmas episode. In that thread,  @Cleo posted:

So I like this show but I have a bunch of unpopular opinions.  Or two. I really dislike stevie. It is just too much sarcasm and no other expression. It's tedious and irritating. And this is coming from someone that is very sarcastic, but I am open and straightforward when needed. I known that sarcasm is not always the best response/approach.

And the new guy with David just seems boring. He is like the actual bland guy they tried to make the vet out to be.

The townspeople are the best.

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I then replied with the following:

I think the problem with Stevie lies in the writing. I think they just don't know how to write her. The actress has appeared in other shows and she seems like a completely different character there.

But you are definitely correct about there being a problem with her character. She is kind of like a dead fish that someone drops onto your dinner table. She just lies there with dead eyes. I'm talking about the character and not the actor.

I thought Season 4 was the best ever for many reasons. I really enjoyed it.

But I was very disappointed in the Christmas Special. For a few years now, I've been growing to appreciate the physical beauty of the actress who plays the daughter - Annie Murphy.

I saw a picture that looked like a publicity still for the Xmas Special and Annie Murphy appeared in it and looked like one of the most beautiful women I had ever seen. She displayed these long, long legs that left me open mouthed and drooling.

But there was none of that in the Xmas Special. The story was weak - close to non-existant. The entire thing seemed to be like a lead balloon. It just crashed to earth. As a single episode, it may have been the most boring of all the episodes ever produced for this show. I was so very disappointed in the Xmas Special. IMHO, it stank like last week's garbage.

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On 12/22/2018 at 2:42 PM, AnnieBeez said:

So nobody else thought Johnny was a jerk? He wakes up on Christmas Eve and decides that everyone needs to drop everything and have a party. Especially since they haven’t been celebrating for several years. Fuck the old people waiting. Fuck the cookie party. I found it more aggravating than heartwarming, but maybe I am a grinch. 

I agree completely. He was being demanding and selfish. I can see why he wanted to have the party and a new family tradition and all that, but give them all a couple weeks' notice. That way they could invite people and arrange things and get together some decorations and food and drink without the degree of difficulty. I'd be peeved, too, if I woke up on Christmas Eve to find myself ordered to throw a party that very evening, in a small town with very few businesses that are probably mostly closing early for the holiday. Does Schitt's Creek even have a grocery store anymore? Do they have to go to Elmdale for anything food-wise the cafe or the apothecary don't sell? Not to mention expecting everyone to drop the plans they already had for Christmas Eve. 

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I'm not able to watch to watch this one. Netflix doesn't have it and neither does On Demand on Playstation Vu even though they have every other episode. I don't understand.

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3 hours ago, festivus said:

I'm not able to watch to watch this one. Netflix doesn't have it and neither does On Demand on Playstation Vu even though they have every other episode. I don't understand.

I’m pretty sure I watched it on the pop tv website, but I can’t remember if I needed my cable account credentials. I’ve been watching the current season that way as well. 

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Okay, now I've seen it and it was kind of an adventure. 😉

Oh look, we have emoticons now. I'll be sure to overuse those. Anyway, I liked this one. EL just killed that scene in the diner, that's when I got my tear in the eye. Moira was awesome, loved her wig and the gigantic bow in the flashbacks. Good to see that Johnny still gives the worst presents.

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