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SPOILER ALERT: This article contains details about tonight’s series finale of Schitt’s Creek.
In the penultimate episode of Schitt’s Creek, we hit one of many emotional mile markers on its journey to Tuesday night’s final hurrah with the Rose family. The scene in question shows David Dan Levy and Stevie Emily Hampshire sitting on a car in front of a house that David’s soon-to-be-husband Patrick Noah Reid wants to buy for them. It is here, where David shares one of the most touching scenes of the series with Stevie, where she tearfully asks him not to leave to New York. David cries and in turn, we all cry…and then we laugh when David asks Stevie if she was wearing deodorant. Even so, this was not the last tear shed as there were buckets more in the finale.Dan Levy, Catherine O’Hara and Noah Reid Courtesy of Pop TV
“You know, a lot of the tears were real and some were from the character,” show co-creator and star Dan Levy told Deadline in regards to shooting the series finale. “Knowing that it was the last day we were shooting on our sets, that played a part in just how special the day was. I think getting to watch our entire cast all dressed up was really emotional for all of us as well.”
Levy says that if you look in the background during one scene, Rizwan Manji who plays real estate agent Ray, is legitimately crying while videotaping David and Patrick’s wedding.
“It’s moments like that where you just realize we had a really great team and we had a collection of actors who loved each other so much and loved what they were doing and cared so deeply for the work — and you don’t get that often. Shooting that wedding scene was just so special for all of us.”Noah Reid and Emily Hampshire Courtesy of Pop TV
David and Patrick’s wedding was the perfect way to cap six seasons of the Pop TV series that Levy created with his father Eugene Levy, who plays his father Johnny — but the episode does not kick off perfectly.
On the morning of David’s big day that he has been meticulously planning with painstaking aplomb, we find out that his outdoor festival of matrimony has been rained out. Obviously, David is freaking out while his father, mother Moira Catherine O’Hara and Alexis Annie Murphy attempt to do some damage control.
Moira agrees to be the officiant after David’s “haiku-ist” is unable to attend. Meanwhile, Johnny tries to find an alternate venue — but naturally, David is still in full panic mode. Luckily, Patrick has been prepared for this. He is one step ahead of the game and has scheduled a relaxing massage for David because he had a feeling something like this would happen.
Creator Sam Esmail's computer hacker thriller concludes with a revelation that redefines the entire series. Here's how it played out.
[The following story contains major spoilers for the series finale of USA Network's Mr. Robot.]
Written and directed by creator Sam Esmail, the Mr. Robot series finale ends with an answer to the penultimate installment's final question: 'Who are you?' True to the USA Network thriller's form, the answer is a complicated one — but in one of the final scenes of the finale, Rami Malek's troubled computer hacker does his best to articulate the answer: 'I'm not Elliot. I'm only a part of him.'
In one final twist of the series as well as a twist of the knife, the central character and the audience alike learn the truth: Elliot Alderson is not who he believes he is — at least, not the Elliot viewers have watched over the course of four seasons of tense technological exploits. The two-part series finale dives deeper into Elliot's psyche than ever before, as it becomes clear the 'alternate universe' posited in the penultimate episode was nothing more than an illusory world, designed to keep 'the real Elliot' safe from harm. Much like the titular Mr. Robot Christian Slater himself, the Elliot we have known all this time turns out to be yet another personality created by Elliot: a hooded vigilante raging against the powers that be, fighting for a better future out of love for himself. Put another way: the Elliot we know is 'the other one.'
Heading into the final act of the finale, an illusory form of Elliot's therapist Krista Gordon Gloria Reuben sits down with her patient, to let him in on the truth of his many personalities —including the one who has been at the forefront of the entire series.
'In order for you to fully hear the truth, first we need to discuss Elliot's dissociative identity disorder,' she says. 'The first personality was created the day Elliot jumped out the window — the protector personality, the one Elliot created to replace his father, to protect him from intolerable situations: Mr. Robot. Later in life, Elliot created the mother personality, the persecutor, blaming Elliot for the abuse, insisting that he needed to pay for it. Not long after her came Elliot's younger self, who he merged to handle the abuse he couldn't tolerate. With that, he created his own family of sorts.'
'I guess she doesn't know about you,' Elliot then says via inner monologue, looking directly into the camera at the viewer — us, his 'friend.' Krista then stares right into the camera and acknowledges 'our' presence, labeling us as 'the voyeurs who think they aren't a part of this, despite being here for all of it.'
'For a while, we thought we had identified all of Elliot's personalities, but there's another one who came about not too long ago,' she continues, addressing Malek's hooded vigilante directly. 'I know why you did it. Your heart...