Wynonna Earp ‘Let’s Pretend We’re Strangers’ Review

One demon looks to rip the Earp sisters apart or bring them together in a life, death and purgatory situation. 

As we saw last episode  the Earp heir Wynonna has been possessed by the demon thats been possessing Waverly all season long. 

Melanie Scrofano is really enjoyable this episode as she plays both the demon, the demon pretending to be Wynonna and Wynonna the saviour. She’s dryly sarcastic and vulnerable in a way that feels earnt throughout. 

Dolls’ appearance at the Homestead after Waverly is tied up gives us a look inside just how far their friendship has come from the farm. The reintroduction to the group has been sort of lovely, as he’s relaxed into the group and the chemistry in everything is enjoyable.

Wynonna (well demon Wynonna) and Doc start investigating the seal and come across a very peculiar fire station which pissed off demon Wynonna. 

And in a move I didn’t see coming, Doc recognises there is something wrong with Wynonna as she walstes about the town in a Wynonna on acid sort of thing. She’s mean to Haught and the perfectly lovely diner waitress but what really sets him off is that Wynonna doesn’t have peacemaker on her…oh and her coffee preference.

The introduction of The Order is a welcome surprise as Purgatory has always been blissfully ignorant of the demons. As a continuing presence, they are vaguely reminiscent of the Initative from Buffy as a bunch of burly army dudes try to encroach on her turf and it looks like they’re staying for a while. 

As demon Wynonna is caught and back at the station they start studying the demon goo and Lucando’s head fucking explodes. Halfway through the episode, one of the main character dies. It was definitely a jarring moment in the episode and tbh I respect it, in a demon Western anything can happen.

The episode culminates with a demon stand off as Waverly actively seeks the demons possession to save Wynonna. The two face-off and all in all this “monster of the week ” double bill was a fantastic threat for the Scooby gang and I’m excited to see The Order take up the place of black badge.

But the episode isn’t done as we end on the plot twist that Wynonna is pregnant. I’m excited to see what happens with a new Earp heir but there are questions on whom the baby daddy is and if Wynonna is ready to be a mommy. 

“You’ve made a friend this Friday.”

“It’s Tuesday.”

“Good to know.”

 

Wynonna Earp ‘ Gonna Getcha Good’ Review

Haught gets the spotlight for this episode which provides a nice divergence from the Black Badge crew. Every group needs to proverbial human to counterbalance the crazy going on. It’s nice to see Haught work out how she fits into the new dynamic and how she deals with her day to day job. Haught feels more human and insecure which is sort of lovely in a show like this.

The episode primarily centres around a homecoming hockey game and the 2007 winners that all went off to be mysteriously successfully into they wind up dead with their guts pulled out.

 

Three episodes in and the demon-motif of Wynonna Earp’s is wholly successful at keeping interest on an episodic level and whatever is going on with Waverly allows and intriguing season arc.

What can I say, this show is good. Its real strength is in it’s writing, ┬áit’s a refreshingly modern drama wrapped up in supernatural action with a smattering of Whedon esque one liners.

In fact, if you’re looking the spiritual successor to Buffy the Vampire Slayer then you’ve found it, Wynonna Earp, I have high hopes for the second season and I don’t think I’m going to be disappointed.

Wynonna Earp ‘Steel Bars and Stone Walls’ Review

Wynonna Earp returns for its second season in a hail of bullets and demons.

The story of the great-granddaughter of gunslinger Wyatt Earp and the Peacemaker gun as they rid their town from the revenants that killed Wyatt all those years ago.

Wynonna Earp became a surprise hit in 2016 mixing its supernatural elements in a Western setting and an ultimately modern twist. It’s a hilarious, sarcastic and well-engineered show that embraces diversity in a healthier way than a more ‘prestigious’ drama. More than anything it’s ridiculously fun.

Picking up from where it ended in season one the Purgatory gang are hatching a plan to release Agent Dolls from the Black Badge prison he’s being kept in.

Only to add another ring of craziness, Willa Earp unleashed a demonic threat onto the town of Purgatory with slug headed demons running around the woods it still looks like Wynonna has her work cut out for her. The demonic element to this season feels like the natural next step to a show like this and it allows them to play around with expectations of the supernatural that make me excited for episodes to come.

The introduction of black badge agent Eliza is a nice juxtaposition against Wynonna’s messier style of combat. She also adds a new side to Doll’s who has been something of a yellow-eyed question mark throughout the first season.

But maybe we should get to the demon in the room….

wtf is going on with Waverly!?!?!

At the end of season one, we saw Waverly be taken over by a demon and point a gun at Wynonna. Throughout the episode we see her get clouded over with demon eyes, we see her and Haught get way closer and a scene in a certain demon zoo we’re still left reeling as to exactly what’s going on.

Season 2 are always tricky, especially if you’re coming to it with expectations. If they’d drawn out the revenants storyline or romantic drama then things could have grown stale rather quickly. Wynonna Earp continues to be weird, mysterious and funny this show could jump into cult status.