|“||So I used to come on this hike a lot, when I first moved here, and I was uh, I was developing feelings for this guy I had just gotten into business with. And I didn't know what to do about it because I didn't know if that guy had the same feelings. Or if I'd ever be able to muster up the courage to let him know how I felt. And now, here he is. The love of my life, standing in front of me. And this just felt like the perfect place to ask you to marry me.||”|
|— Patrick Brewer's proposal to David Rose[src]|
"The Hike" is the thirteenth episode in the fifth season of Schitt's Creek. It is the sixty-fifth episode overall.
Moira is looking for people to do some grunt work in preparation for the show, but with David scheduled to go on a picnic with Patrick and Alexis meeting with Ted to plan for their move to the Galapagos Islands, most of the proverbial and literal heavy lifting falls on Johnny's shoulders. Johnny shows how aging those shoulders are as he suffers a tightness in his chest in the process, prompting those around him to take him to the emergency room. Standing vigil, Moira, Stevie, and Roland reflect on what is important in their lives with respect to Johnny. Meanwhile, David's vision of the Patrick planned picnic isn't quite the same as what Patrick had planned, as where Patrick had planned to hold the picnic requires a long hike, both needing to carry heavy backpacks for all that David wanted to eat. The issue of the hike is only the first "misstep" in the day for the two of them. And outwardly, Alexis is warming to the idea of the Galapagos, but her and Ted's encounter with Twyla may only be a convenient excuse for Alexis to express how she truly feels.
- Eugene Levy as Johnny Rose
- Catherine O'Hara as Moira Rose
- Dan Levy as David Rose
- Annie Murphy as Alexis Rose
- Emily Hampshire as Stevie Budd
- Dustin Milligan as Ted Mullens
- Noah Reid as Patrick Brewer
- Sarah Levy as Twyla Sands
- Chris Elliott as Roland Schitt