Moira: "You know what's funny, just this morning, Twyla asked me if I was running for council."
Jocelyn: "That is funny. I mean, unless you're thinking of running."
Moira: "Mm, no. No, no. Can you imagine?"
Jocelyn: "No! I mean, just because you've spent all your time trying to sell the town and get outta here, so."
Moira Rose and Jocelyn Schitt[src]

"The Candidate" is the seventh episode in the second season of Schitt's Creek. It is the twentieth episode overall.

Plot Summary

With news of what was Moira's triumphant appearance in front of town council, localized rumors abound that she is running for the council seat made vacant by Ray's resignation, which she has no intention to do, especially in a backwater town like Schitt's Creek. Those rumors make Johnny think of running instead, he who has campaign war room experience. Moira learning of someone else who is running changes the complexion of the ballot. Now that Alexis and Mutt have broken up and Alexis has moved back to the motel, Alexis wants to hang with anyone - primarily who most closely resembles her peers in town, such as Twyla and Stevie - just because she doesn't know how to be by herself. Alexis decides to see if she can really enjoy her own company and not go nuts. And David learns that Stevie is going to a bar in order to get laid. Much to Stevie's chagrin, David invites himself along so that they can be each other's wing person.



Guest Starring:


  • Marilyn Bellfontaine as Gwen Currie
  • Lili Connor as Grace
  • Shakura S'Aida as Lena
  • Mary Kelly as Jazzagal #1
  • Ma-Anne Dionisio as Jazzagal #2
  • Jennifer Foster as Jazzagal #3
Schitt's Creek
Season One
Our Cup Runneth OverThe DripDon't Worry, It's His SisterBad ParentsThe CabinWine and RosesTurkey ShootAllez-VousCarl's FuneralHoneymoonLittle SisterSurprise PartyTown for Sale
Season Two
Finding DavidFamily DinnerJazzagalsEstate SaleBob's BagelsMoira vs. Town CouncilThe CandidateMilk MoneyMoira's NudesRonnie's PartyThe Motel GuestLawn SignsHappy Anniversary
Season Three
Opening NightThe ThroupleNew CarDriving TestRooms by the HourMurder MysteryGeneral StoreMotel ReviewThe AffairSebastien RaineStop Saying Lice!Friends & FamilyGrad Night
Season Four
Dead Guy in Room 4Pregnancy TestAsbestos FestGirls' NightRIP Moira RoseOpen MicThe BarbequeThe JazzaguyThe Olive BranchBaby SprinkleThe RolloutSingles WeekMerry Christmas, Johnny Rose
Season Five
The CroweningLove LettersThe PlantThe DressHousewarmingRock On!A Whisper of DesireThe HospiesThe M.V.P.RoadkillMeet the ParentsThe RoastThe HikeLife is a Cabaret
Season Six
Smoke SignalsThe IncidentThe Job InterviewMaid of HonourThe PremiereThe WingmanMoira RoséThe Presidential SuiteReboundSunrise, SunsetThe Bachelor PartyThe PitchStart Spreading the NewsHappy Ending
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