This story contains spoilers for the first three episodes of Schitt’s Creek Season 6.
Even without the Kardashian-esque budget he’d been accustomed to before his family’s bankruptcy, Schitt’s Creek’s David Rose (played by Dan Levy) loves to throw a good soiree. Toward the end of the sitcom’s fifth season last year, a minor calamity ensued when David planned a surprise birthday party for his boyfriend, Patrick (Noah Reid), with whom he also manages the store Rose Apothecary. When Patrick’s parents arrived for the festivities, they were shocked to discover that David was more than a business partner. The show deftly navigated Patrick’s coming-out conversation, and the pair ended the season with something else to celebrate: an engagement.
Like the rest of the Roses, David is in a much better place than he was when the series debuted, and his family was just beginning to rebuild their lives in the titular town. At the start of Schitt’s Creek’s sixth and final season, which began this month, the once-detached David throws himself into the pomp and circumstance of organizing a wedding. “Can we just get married already?” he asks upon seeing Patrick outfitted in a tuxedo, before adding: “Just kidding—I want pageantry that takes months and months to plan!” But for all the comedy of David’s patrician tendencies, everything about his engagement mirrors the heartfelt change in how he and his sister, Alexis (Annie Murphy), view their relationship to Schitt’s Creek itself. With sentimentality and wry humor, Season 6 further homes in on how the siblings’ affection for their unlikely home of three years runs parallel to the romances they’ve found there.