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Wynonna Earp

Season 1

Wynonna Earp Wynonna Earp [Season 1, Episode 1] Purgatory
Shown 01 Apr 16

A pair of siblings in the Midwest USA use a magical Colt revolver to fight demons. If this sounds familiar, it is because this show basically takes the premise for Supernatural (2005) and gender-swaps it so the protagonists are sisters instead of brothers. It is all set in a single town, instead of a different setting each week, which may be a symptom of a much lower budget. Certainly the opening credits sequence seems quite basic and low-budget compared to other shows. That said, this is based on a comic so at least the viewers should expect a plot arc and decent backstory.

The story is simple. The protagonists are descended from Wyatt Earp, and have inherited his demon-killing revolver. They also have an ally in the form of a US Marshal, part of a demon-hunting department of the US Justice system that Wyatt set up.

Bobo (Michael Eklund - The Divide ) and the demons mostly keep to their trailer park, far outside the town. They only come at Wynonna a few at a time, so it seems like a fair fight. Also there is a mysterious stranger who acts and dresses like someone from the old West.

Wynonna Earp Wynonna Earp [Season 1, Episode 2] Keep the Home Fires Burning
Shown 08 Apr 16

Wynonna ( Melanie Scrofano ) goes on her first mission as an official US Marshal. The real Marshal is the Token Black Guy, so the rules of US TV dictate he will not be a love interest.

The town has a new Deputy, Nicole Haught ( Katherine Barrell ). She does not seem to know what happened to her predecessor, who was britally slaughtered by a demon. Even if she did know she would probably not care, because she is too preoccupied with Wynonna's younger, hotter sister Waverly ( Dominique Provost-Chalkley ).

This week the demons' plan is to send a Reaper after her. It is a big shadowy CGI creature with a black cloak and glowing red eyes, the kind of thing we have seen many times before.

Wynonna Earp Wynonna Earp [Season 1, Episode 3] Leavin' on Your Mind
Shown 15 Apr 16

The demons take some humans hostage. They have a plan to escape from the deadly triangle. It turns out that they have someone on the outside - a powerful witch. Is this the woman that Doc Holliday is obsessed with finding?

Wynonna Earp Wynonna Earp [Season 1, Episode 4] The Blade
Shown 22 Apr 16

A ghostly serial-killer is on the loose. This one only appears in mirrors, and targets people who have done something unforgivable. Naturally, one of the regular characters becomes his main target because nobody cares if a one-off character is put in jeopardy.

Wynonna Earp Wynonna Earp [Season 1, Episode 5] Diggin' Up Bones
Shown 29 Apr 16

The Marshals decide to arrest Bobo (Michael Eklund - The Divide ), head of the Revenants. They play everything by the book, and we get some exposition as to why this must be the case.

Bobo's lawyer is Ce-Ce Stone. It turns out that she is lawyer by day, witch by night. Yes, she is the Stone Witch that Doc Holliday has been searching for. However, despite her making herself easy for him to find she is certainly not easy to defeat.

Wynonna Earp Wynonna Earp [Season 1, Episode 6] Constant Cravings
Shown 06 May 16

Wynonna ( Melanie Scrofano ) and her boss go looking for two more of the Revenants who killed her dad. They uncover a Donner Party style family that eats its victims.

Wynonna's sister Waverly ( Dominique Provost-Chalkley ) sorts out their uncle's will. It turns out that Waverly has a destiny of her own. Uncle paid for her online courses in supernatural history, and now she is keeper of the bones. This may have something to do with Bobo's plan, which is to recover parts of specific a human skeleton for trade with the Stone Witch.

We discover that the Marshall boss has a secret of his own. Well, why not? After all, everyone else's secret has been exposed (half-way through the Season) so he will need one of his own in order to draw out the rest of the Season.

Wynonna Earp Wynonna Earp [Season 1, Episode 7] Walkin' After Midnight
Shown 13 May 16

Wynonna ( Melanie Scrofano ) and the lesbian Deputy, Nicole Haught ( Katherine Barrell ), start to bond. Their bosses are away, so they get drunk together and try to solve a series of mysterious murders.

Wynonna's little sister Waverly ( Dominique Provost-Chalkley ) dumped her loser boyfriend last week, so it looks like the Deputy might have a chance. However, this week little sister is hosting a batchelorette party for her friends. She only has two friends left, it seems - it is a small town, and the local death rate has had a serious spike since Wynonna returned. Luckily, Doc Holliday has nothing better to do than hang around and brighten things up.

The Stone Witch is back. She has a couple of thugs, and leaves a trail of bodies in her wake. It seems she is after the skull that little sister was made guardian of last week. Wow, what a convenient plot device and lack of subtle build-up or foreshadowing.

Wynonna Earp Wynonna Earp [Season 1, Episode 8] Two-Faced Jack
Shown 20 May 16

Doc discovers Wynonna ( Melanie Scrofano ) has gone missing in mysterious circumstances. He goes to the Police, and helps them identify a suspect. Apparently there is a serial killer at work, known as the Jack of Knives. Yes, the old Jack the Ripper cliches are all in force.

Wynonna wakes up, and very quickly discovers who the killer is. After all, we cannot have an element of mystery in the show. We have to be told at the start who the bad guy is, rather than be excited at the prospect of working it out for ourselves. No, no surprises here. Move along, now.

Wynonna is trapped in a cross between Torture Porn and Kill Bill . Meanwhile, Doc and Marshall Dolls follow up a lead at Fight Club .

The Alpha from Bitten makes a guest appearance. Not as a werewolf, of course.

Wynonna Earp Wynonna Earp [Season 1, Episode 9] Bury Me With My Guns On
Shown 27 May 16

Wynonna ( Melanie Scrofano ) is suffering from PTSD after the events of the previous episode. She gets suspended from duty as a Black Badge US Marshal.

Doc Holliday's arch-enemy, the Stone Witch, is at her weakest. She has had a falling out with Bobo (Michael Eklund - The Divide ), and without allies she is at a severe disadvantage. Luckily she has an uzi and can take out twenty opponents with only thirty bullets, so even on full automatic she must make a deadly shot at least two times out of three!

It turns out that in this universe, just like in Supernatural (2005) , if you burn a demon's bones you also destroy their soul. Yet another point of similarity between the two shows.

Wynonna Earp Wynonna Earp [Season 1, Episode 10] She Wouldn't Be Gone
Shown 03 Jun 16

Bobo's arch-rival is in town. Wynonna ( Melanie Scrofano ) goes looking for him, to try and make a deal. Unfortunately he is now an insane Cult leader, with a shape-shifter as muscle.

Wynonna Earp Wynonna Earp [Season 1, Episode 11] Landslide
Shown 10 Jun 16

Bobo (Michael Eklund - The Divide ) has a couple of new helpers. They are twins in dominatrix-style corsets, with a vampiric bloodlust and powers of seduction. However, it only works on men.

Wynonna ( Melanie Scrofano ) has a helper of her own. Her elder sister, the original heir to Wyatt Earp's demon-killing legacy, is back.

With his arch-enemy no longer a threat, Doc Holliday takes her car and leaves town. However, he ends up with a broken fan-belt at a remote location. Can he rely on a mysterious stranger to help him out?

Someone hires a gang of gun-toting thugs to assassinate Marshal Dolls, Wynonna's boss.

Wynonna Earp Wynonna Earp [Season 1, Episode 12] House of Memories
Shown 17 Jun 16

Bobo (Michael Eklund - The Divide ) has what he wants, so he holds a big party for everyone in town to attend. The Earps turn up in evening attire in the hope of foiling his mysterious plan.

Doc Holliday is tied up ... in a torturer's basement.

Wynonna Earp Wynonna Earp [Season 1, Episode 13] I Walk the Line
Shown 24 Jun 16

Wynonna ( Melanie Scrofano ) and Waverly ( Dominique Provost-Chalkley ) try to stop Bobo (Michael Eklund - The Divide ) and his accomplice from escaping. But first they have to evade the entire town's population.

Doc and Special Agent Dolls team up to take on the Revenants. It turns out that, as the Stone Witch showed a few episodes ago, you do not need a supernatural Colt peacemaker to kill them. Yes, regular bullets seem to work just fine.

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Wynonna Earp Wynonna Earp [Season 2, Episode 1 ]
Shown th October 2017 [Wednesday]

Reviewed in our special supplement Wynonna Earp

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    Wynonna Earp Wynonna Earp [Season 2, Episode 1] Steel Bars and Stone Walls
    Shown 09 Jun 17

    Wynonna ( Melanie Scrofano ) and Waverly ( Dominique Provost-Chalkley ) try to bust their former ally out of Black Badge Prison. They have a new ally - his mysterious lover ( Rachel Skarsten ).

    The heroes work well as a team. Waverly pretends to be a Scotland Yard detective, which allows the actress to use her real British accent for a change. However, she is exhibiting strange signs of demonic influence.

    Wynonna Earp Wynonna Earp [Season 2, Episode 2] Shed Your Skin
    Shown 16 Jun 17

    Wynonna's frenemy from High School is back in town. After the events of Season One, local real estate prices plummeted so she invested a lot of money in bargain basement property.

    A spider-like demon has infested a local property that is currently undergoing renovation. It cocoons its victims in the attic.

    Wynonna Earp Wynonna Earp [Season 2, Episode 3] Gonna Getcha Good
    Shown 23 Jun 17

    Waverly ( Dominique Provost-Chalkley ) starts the episode with a sexy cheerleader dance for her lesbian lover. It seems like little sister will have a lot more to do this Season. As well as her active sex life and her job doing research for Wynonna, she also has mysterious blackouts ... as if she was secretly possessed by a demon.

    Deputy Nicole Haught ( Katherine Barrell ) arrests a young man whom she accuses of taking upskirt photos. Of course, the Deputy is only over-protective because her lover, Waverly, does not wear underwear. The Sheriff refuses to charge the suspect, not because he would also have to charge Waverly with being a Flasher. The suspect is the younger brother of Wynona's frenemy.

    The main storyline of the week concerns the former High School sports team. They made a deal with the equivalent of a Crossroads Demon from Supernatural , and now it wants its pound of flesh. This is not unlike something that would have happened in Buffy The Vampire Slayer , only it has been up-aged so it takes place at the Ten Year Reunion rather than at an actual football game.

    Wynonna Earp Wynonna Earp [Season 2, Episode 4] She Ain't Right
    Shown 30 Jun 17

    A couple of demons steal a secure briefcase from a Black Badge Agent. Dolls' replacement insists the team recover it. Unfortunately because the previous screw-ups were on her watch, she has been black-balled by the Agency and cannot get backup. As a result, the Agency has rendered itself incapable of properly functioning. Waverly ( Dominique Provost-Chalkley ) volunteers to go undercover in the villain's bar, as the entertainment.

    Wynonna ( Melanie Scrofano ) discovers what happened to Dolls. She leaves him with Doc Holliday and the new barmaid.

    The Gardiner boy from the previous episode realises that his sisters are acting strangely. He reports this to Deputy Nicole Haught ( Katherine Barrell ). While he is at it, he tells her that he has also seen Waverly act strangely.

    Wynonna Earp Wynonna Earp [Season 2, Episode 5] Let's Pretend We're Strangers
    Shown 07 Jul 17

    Wynonna ( Melanie Scrofano ) is possessed by the demon that formerly inhabited Waverly ( Dominique Provost-Chalkley ). She tags along with Doc Holliday as he heads off to work.

    The town fire-fighters are actually a secret society of demon-hunters. Their leader is Ewan (Brendan Fehr - Roswell ). They have got everything planned out - the fire station is built on the site of an old church, and is still consecrated ground. Well, it would have been useful if they had made an appearance in Season One. Worse, now they are here they want to take out the demonically possessed Earp sister.

    The Asian nerd heads back to HQ. Hopefully he will find out why they have not been answering the boss lady's calls. She assumed they were ignoring her, but the truth might be far worse.

    Wynonna Earp Wynonna Earp [Season 2, Episode 6] Whiskey Lullaby
    Shown 14 Jul 17

    Holliday and Dolls get some exposition regarding the revelation at the end of the previous episode. Apparently the Black Badge Division is still operational, but it has completely abandoned the Ghost River team. In other words, the good guys are on their own and can expect no backup.

    The Season villains are after the magical Seal. Apparently Bobo the previous Season's villain had two. He moved the spare one, and it is somewhere within the triangle. However, it must be on holy ground. The bad news is that there are lots of different holy sites within the triangle.

    The villainous witches force the Sandman to cast a sleeping spell over the Triangle. Everyone in it falls asleep, although our heroes are immune.

    Wynonna Earp Wynonna Earp [Season 2, Episode 7] Everybody Knows
    Shown 21 Jul 17

    A couple of cowboy spirits are in town. They want to get even with Doc Holliday for his mis-deeds in the wild west, well over a century ago. It turns out that the posse's leader is Bass Reeves, a real-life African-American lawman also mentioned in Timeless .

    Wynonna takes lesbian Deputy Nicole Haught ( Katherine Barrell ) on a field trip. She needs backup on a mission to get the DNA of a one-night stand who may the her baby's daddy. It turns out that he is a barman in a strip club, and that is not the worst thing about him.

    Wynonna Earp Wynonna Earp [Season 2, Episode 8] No Future in the Past
    Shown 28 Jul 17

    Wynona gets send back in time to the wild west. She sees a few familiar faces - after all, Doc Holliday and the preacher are immortals. Bobo (Michael Eklund - The Divide ) is there, and has not yet been cursed to become a revenant.

    It turns out that the Stone Witch ( Jessica Sipos ) is to blame for everything. She imprisoned her husband, a demon named Clutie, and now her demonic sister-wives want to free him.

    Wynonna Earp Wynonna Earp [Season 2, Episode 9] Forever Mine Nevermind
    Shown 04 Aug 17

    Wynonna ( Melanie Scrofano ) is heavily pregnant. However, that does not stop her from sparring with Waverly ( Dominique Provost-Chalkley ). Afterwards, she has a not-a-date with Doc Holliday. Unfortunately the demons have a plan to turn them against each other.

    Waverly and the barmaid have both been mis-treated by their lovers. They go to a spa together, and hang out in the hot-tub.

    Black Badge investigates a body that was found. It seems that someone incinerated Tucker Gardener. This is the second recurring character to be killed off-screen. Presumably the Widows did it in revenge for him decapitating the Stone Witch. Predictably, Dolls goes on a mission with only the nerd for backup.

    It turns out that a number of assumptions actually lead to twists.

    Wynonna Earp Wynonna Earp [Season 2, Episode 10] I See a Darkness
    Shown 11 Aug 17

    Deputy Nicole Haught ( Katherine Barrell ) gets bitten by one of the Widows. Her lesbian lover, Waverly ( Dominique Provost-Chalkley ), gets the chance to team up with the other Widow in exchange for the cure.

    Wynonna Earp Wynonna Earp [Season 2, Episode 11] Gone as a Girl Can Get
    Shown 18 Aug 17

    Wynonna Earp Wynonna Earp [Season 2, Episode 12] I Hope You Dance
    Shown 25 Aug 17