'Schitt's Creek' Season 6 Episode 9: Alexis will not crumble after the breakup thanks to her support system

A ruthless breakup for a comedy series, Alexis and Ted may have parted ways for the good, but the journey is not easy


                            'Schitt's Creek' Season 6 Episode 9: Alexis will not crumble after the breakup thanks to her support system
Annie Murphy as Alexis Rose and Eugene Levy as Johnny Rose (Pop TV)
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Spoiler alert for 'Schitt's Creek' Season 6 Episode 9 'Rebound'

When Alexis Rose (Annie Murphy) and Ted Mullens (Dustin Milligan) broke up, it had us feeling absolutely terrible — no two ways about it. If there was anything else on the Pop TV series that we were rooting for apart from David Rose (Dan Levy) romance with Patrick Brewer (Noah Reid), it was Alexis' relationship with Ted. 

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Over the course of that relationship, we see Alexis evolve into a completely different person. Had life not brought her to Schitt's Creek, she would never have grown mature enough to let Ted and her love for him go.

They met early on in the series and while both of them were involved with other people at some point in the series, their connection to each other drew them back together. 

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And even though they tried — really hard — to keep their relationship alive and going despite the horrors of long-distance relationships, life had other plans in mind. After Ted was offered a permanent job at the Galapagos Islands, their break up was imminent and overwhelming.

Their relationship was all kinds of perfect in its own way and it taught Alexis some big lessons about love and life — lessons that she would not have learned outside of Schitt's Creek. 

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Following the breakup, Alexis feels like she is in control of things as she jumps on a rebound with an old grandfather named Artie. However, a concerned David also gets Johnny Rose (Eugene Levy) worried about Alexis' new friend.

This leads to a quick chat with Artie, where Johnny mentions how and why Alexis is with him. 

The conversation compels Artie to breakup with Alexis. Wounded at the second breakup (albeit just a rebound) in one week, Alexis rushes home dumbfounded and angry. And when she realizes that Johnny spoke to Artie leading to him dumping her, she exclaims that she was in complete control of the situation, but was she? 

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Johnny (Eugene Levy) consoles a heartbroken Alexis (Annie Murphy) (Pop TV)

In the past, Johnny couldn't help Alexis through the bad times simply because of how much he was away. Now that the family has been brought closer in the quaint confines of Schitt's Creek, Johnny says he wants to help Alexis through her breakup and be there for her in whatever capacity that he can.

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And with a support system like this, we are assured that she will be just fine. 

'Schitt's Creek' airs on Tuesdays at 9/ 8c on Pop TV.