WYNONNA EARP – Season 1 Episode 7 – SPOILERS
This is the second straight episode the title of which refers to a country song that is not included in the soundtrack. Episode six was “Constant Cravings” and that (if the final s is removed) is a kd lang song the lyrics to which are vaguely appropriate to the story. This one is named after the Patsy Cline tune “Walking After Midnight“, which is just what Constance Clootie does at the witching hour, searching for the scattered remains of her lost son.
Doc Holliday sings (briefly) in this episode. Officer Haught hangs out with Wynonna and drinks on duty. The Stone Witch (Rayisa Kondracki) recites her incantations in Hungarian. (A previous post erroneously identified the language as Romanian. Sorry about that.) Waverly dances as she decorates the house for her friend’s engagement party. The song she dances to is Boomerang (as yet unreleased) by Toronto’s Emma-Lee. Waverly asserts that she is “a happily single Virgo with hair for days”, placing her birthday between 24 August and 22 September.
Dolls is recalled to Black Badge HQ to face a recently promoted and skeptical Agent Lucado (Kate Drummond) who gives off a definite Maggie Walsh vibe and threatens Dolls with reassignment (“You do speak Swedish, don’t you?”) But the most peculiar thing about Dolls this episode is his behaviour before his recall. He offers to buy Wynonna dinner and suggest that since they have to work late, they should make it fun. Wynonna and the rest of us are instantly skeptical.
The mysterious last surviving member of the hunting party sent by the revenants to kill Earps is surgically removing vital organs from people, then putting them back. While Wynonna and Nicole (Katherine Barrell) are examining the body of the latest such victim, they are distracted by an apparent intruder. When they return, the corpse’s eyes are wide open and a playing card (the Jack of Spades) is stuffed in her mouth. Previous analysis of the photo provided to Wynonna by Ambrose Fish showed that the unidentified hunter carried a walking stick with a spade carved in the handle.
Joyce Arbour, the corpse in question, has very blue eyes and is played by Nicole Chartrand. The eye colour is worth mentioning, because the witch’s eyes turn bright blue when she is casting a spell, and those she turns into zombies have bright blue eyes as well. One wonders who Purgatory’s coronor might be. The autopsy report, which Haught called “nearly unintelligible” listed the cause of death as multiple lacerations (it was not), and misspelled the word “breasts”.
DOC: “The witch is all I want in this world. Thinking of her at the end of a gun is the only thing that kept me alive in that well. Kept me sane.”
WAVERLY: “I’m starting to think sanity’s overrated.”
DOC: “See, whereas I underestimated…I mean, I forgot about the other stuff. The living stuff. I understand if you hate me.”
WAVERLY: “I don’t hate you, Doc. You’re the scorpion; I’m the frog.”
DOC: “I’m not sure I follow.”
WAVERLY: “Just google it.”
DOC: “I suppose this bears repeating to Wynonna.”
WAVERLY: “At least be man enough to tell her yourself. You do love her, after all.”
DOC: “Love? Well, that’s a bit rich.”
WAVERLY: “There. You wanted to know what your tell at poker is? Simple. You’re always, always lying.”
Siobhan Williams (Steph) will be Karen Bell in THE NIGHT POND, a feel-good Christmas movie in which a magical, perfectly groomed hockey rink appears in the middle of an icy lake, but only in the presence of Bobby (Kristian Jackson), but a local construction company is threatening to destroy it. “Christmas is just bad for [Bobby],” Producer Jason Therrien told Jeremy Simes of Metro News Calgary . “Things go wrong; he lost his father and lost his best friend. So every time someone says, ‘Merry Christmas’, it really rubs Bobby the wrong way.” A trailer is available on Vimeo.
Kate Drummond (Agent Lucado) will be Fun Fanny in FRAT PACK, a comedy about a shy British dude whose mother is preparing to marry into a prominent American family. The step-brothers he will soon acquire drag him on “a wild road trip to a raging fraternity party”. Drummond is also Nikki in the Flower Shop Mystery series on The Hallmark Channel, the next installment of which is DEARLY DEPOTTED, due to air 26 June at 9pm.
Tee Public has four varieties of WYNONNA EARP t-shirts available in a wide range of colours and sizes for $14. RedBubble has all sorts of Earp Merchandise, including t-shirts, iPhone cases, travel mugs, tote bags, laptop skins, throw pillows, and a lot of other stuff.
Christelle Schoeman, for years the source of excellent LOST GIRL artwork, has begun to draw WYNONNA EARP characters. Her drawings are for sale, and ship worldwide (she lives in Pretoria, South Africa). Shoeman has a DeviantArt page, but her Wynonna Earp drawings are posted on her Twitter account. (She also draws characters from ORPHAN BLACK, THE 100, and BONES).