|“||"The Rosebud Motel is a must-stay for any road-tripper, or weary traveler. This charming, lovingly restored, roadside motel is a welcome pit-stop for anyone looking for a clean room, and first-rate hospitality. In fact, Johnny Rose and his Guest Services manager, will go almost too far out of their way to ensure a pleasant stay."||”|
|— Alexis Rose reading Emir Kaplan's review of the Rosebud Motel[src]|
"The Plant" is the third episode in the fifth season of Schitt's Creek. It is the fifty-fifth episode overall.
Alexis is able to secure a reservation at the motel for Emir Kaplan, an influential travel blogger specializing in writing about places and things off the beaten path. Beyond giving him extra special treatment, Alexis, Johnny, Stevie, and Roland decide as a team to "hire" a plant to act as a fellow motel guest to talk up the greatness of the motel to Kaplan. With no money actually to hire someone to do this, they decide Stevie would be the best person in this role. Although nervous about doing it, Stevie ends up being good in the job, perhaps a little too good. Meanwhile, one too many interruptions by Ray leads to Patrick deciding that it's time for him and David to look for an apartment together. Alexis is able to convince David, despite not being totally convinced that they're ready, to take this step in moving in with Patrick. David has to balance his feelings about the first apartment they view, which Patrick loves but David hates, against not making it seem like he doesn't want to take this step with Patrick. And Jocelyn is feeling overwhelmed in meeting her commitments outside of the home, especially in preparing for an important Jazzagals performance, against her first priority: the baby. The actions of her fellow choir members may make Jocelyn feel like the one left out.
- Eugene Levy as Johnny Rose
- Catherine O'Hara as Moira Rose
- Dan Levy as David Rose
- Annie Murphy as Alexis Rose
- Jennifer Robertson as Jocelyn Schitt
- Emily Hampshire as Stevie Budd
- Noah Reid as Patrick Brewer
- Sarah Levy as Twyla Sands
- Chris Elliott as Roland Schitt