Heading into the Schitt’s Creek series finale, series star and co-creator, Daniel Levy, described the last episode of the hit Canadian comedy as a “warm hug.” It’s safe to say that fans are feeling all warm inside after watching the show’s farewell half-hour, which saw David and Patrick (Levy and Noah Reid) finally tying the knot to become husband and husband. And the joy (and tears) carried over into the final scene, as the Rose family went their separate ways after three years of close-quarters motel living.
Parents Johnny and Moira (Eugene Levy and Catherine O’Hara) decamped for California, where the crow-tastic actress was poised to return to television in a major way. David’s sister Alexis (Annie Murphy), meanwhile, had plans to take New York by storm as a new public relations superstar. Meanwhile, her brother and his new hubby were staying put in Schitt’s Creek, where they could run their artisanal store and keep their friend Stevie (Emily Hampshire) company. Before parting, the Roses gave each other lingering embraces meant to tide them over until the next time they (and hopefully we) see each other again.
Levy wrote and co-directed the episode and his choice to make a sweetly straightforward finale proved the right call with fans, who teared up throughout the episode and posted the evidence on Twitter.
Just laugh-cried my way through the Schitt's Creek finale and my heart is bursting and empty and I tried to limit my tissue usage and I'm a weepy mess. Oh my heart.
— Emily Ladau (@emily_ladau) April 8, 2020
watching the Schitt’s Creek finale a series pic.twitter.com/AJjCctRKgQ
— Megan Thee Fox (@ketaminewater) April 8, 2020
So glad I finally watched Schitt’s Creek this year. The kindness, empathy and growth is what our world needs and it just makes me want to build a better one. #SchittsFinale
— Jennifer Hoegg (@jennhoegg) April 8, 2020
Me as the credits roll on the Schitt’s Creek finale pic.twitter.com/Fg7JzDiyJv
— Lord Hokage (@finch_linds) April 8, 2020
— reed SC SPOILERSSS (@stevieaIexis) April 8, 2020
Before leaving town, the ever-fashionable Moira gifted us with one more legendary look for the road. Taking over as David and Patrick’s officiant after their original choice bailed, Mrs. Rose showed off big pope energy in an ensemble that recalled another classic wedding sequence from The Princess Bride. Luckily, David and Patrick are a much better match than Buttercup and Humperdinck.
moira rose's pope outfit on the schitt's creek finale........ my crops are flourishing, my skin is clearing, my taxes have been paid, my anxiety and depression cured pic.twitter.com/SWxdHMG93f
— m. h. murray (@yarrumhm) April 8, 2020
— Kate Simpson #wearamask (@kateredleaf) April 8, 2020
the only pope i respect is moira rose pic.twitter.com/7Db79AR2tj
— hannah (@vanghostkid) April 8, 2020
— SimplyBooks (@yours_bookishly) April 8, 2020
moira rose dressed as the pope almost converted me pic.twitter.com/Gwofm3E12i
— ilana kaplan (@lanikaps) April 8, 2020
One familiar face that fans hoped to see at the wedding was Mutt Schitt, who was Alexis’s love interest in the show’s early years. But the character remained off-screen, even though the actor who played him — Wynonna Earp’s Tim Rozon — gave the series a shoutout.
Best wishes, warmest regards. Farewell & congratulations @SchittsCreek @danjlevy @SchittsCreekPop Thank you for six incredible seasons of television. Thank you for letting be your Mutt. Thank you to the incredible cast and crew for being so awesome 💜#SchittsCreek pic.twitter.com/7cVtbcbjKS
— Tim Rozon (@realtimrozon) April 7, 2020
Missing you Mutt!☹️☹️
— felix (@feelmylick) April 7, 2020
Mutt ❤️. I wish you had been in more seasons 😢
— Tina Faye 🦄 (@LetDownYourHair) April 8, 2020
In the end, though, nothing and no one could steal the spotlight from David and Patrick’s vows, which featured an assist from Schitt’s Creek super-fan, Mariah Carey.
— kianna (@kendalIsroy) April 8, 2020
— Catherine🌹 (@BellaFarella) April 8, 2020
— Corey (@onlyvipallowed) April 8, 2020
I didn’t realize having my husband sing Mariah Carey to me at the altar is something I should be looking for. Thanks, Schitt’s Creek.
— J. (@j_emanual) April 8, 2020
— Catherine🌹 (@BellaFarella) April 8, 2020
Schitt’s Creek may be over, but it’ll be part of us indefinitely.
The first five seasons of Schitt’s Creek are currently streaming on Netflix.
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