'Schitt's Creek' Season 6 Episode 14 Review: 'Happy Endings' is a subtle, satisfying end to a beautiful show
Spoilers for 'Schitt's Creek' Season 6 Episode 14 'Happy Endings'
It's not a TV wedding unless something goes horribly wrong. With David Rose (Daniel Levy) and Patrick Brewer (Noah Reid) so deeply in love and so accepting of each other, however, it seems very unlikely one is going to leave the other at the altar — so it falls to the heavens themselves to open up and rain down misfortune upon the grooms to be. And, well, actual rain. When David hoped his wedding day would take the people of Schitt's Creek by storm, this is probably not what he meant.
Fortunately for David, his family is right there beside him, ready to do whatever it takes for David's special day. Even Patrick whose, let's not forget, wedding day it is too, is standing by, ready to calm David down. He is unfazed, and has a plan to relax David — one that goes perhaps a little TOO well, as the masseuse that Patrick hires is a little more hands-on than Patrick would like, much to David's pleasant surprise. David and Patrick have discussed the idea of opening the boundaries of their relationship before, so this "happy ending" is hardly a dealbreaker, but, as David says, it's one hell of a story to tell the grandkids.
For someone so prone to blowing up at the slightest provocation, all the last-minute obstacles that are thrown David's way do nothing to actually ruin the day. As is the way of 'Schitt's Creek,' David's growth is marked in a quiet, subtle way. He's come to accept that nothing is ever going to be perfect in Schitt's Creek, and that it doesn't matter, just so long as those he loves are around him. The Roses rally the town to produce a truly wonderful wedding that highlights the show at its best — a family, and a community coming together, with outrageous character quirks managing to be funny without being distracting.
Moira Rose (Catherine O'Hara) was certainly saving her best, and most flamboyant wig for last, a blond wig that ties into a large papal hat, as she marries her son off to his new husband. It's a touching ceremony, with little fanfare but a lot of heart. In the end, that's how the series came to a close, as well. Quiet, heartfelt goodbyes were shared, humor was had, and a sleepy group says goodbye at 6 AM as Johnny Rose (Eugene Levy) and Moira catch their flight.
Like a wedding day for the groom, a series finale can put a lot of pressure on a show. Fans need it to be just right, one perfect moment to remember forever and always.
'Schitt's Creek,' in its final moments, dispensed with the fanfare, with the large, over-the-top moments or game-changing events, and just celebrated the love that it spent six faithful seasons bringing up. There may never have been a series finale quite as comfortable with saying goodbye the way 'Schitt's Creek' has been. Johnny's last words as he and Moira finally leave the town are simple — "I'm ready." The show most certainly was, as well.
This was the final episode of 'Schitt's Creek.'