WYNONNA EARP – Season 1 Episode 12 – SPOILERS
This episode’s title, House of Memories, is also the title of a song by Panic! at the Disco. The song, which talks about memories and daydreams, seem appropriate to the story.
Dolls and Wynonna kiss. (They are interrupted almost immediately by Doc.) Nicole and Waverly kiss, which distracts Waverly allowing Willa to go and meet Bobo. Bobo and Willa don’t kiss, but clearly want to. They walk away, hand in hand, into a misty Purgatory night. The scene of all this kissing, both potential and real, is a party which takes place 24 hours before the winter solstice, and to which Bobo has invited the whole town. Wynonna (Melanie Scrofano) arrived late and through a window because no guns are allowed and she’s smuggling in Peacemaker.
Doc Holliday (Tim Rozon) arrived even later, having been held captive by Big Bubba (Josh Bertwistle) (brother of the late Vinne the Vulture), from whom he learned some details of Bobo’s plan. Not only did Doc need to escape his bonds and dispatch Bubba, he needed to find a suit to wear to the party. (Most probably Doc waylaid someone about his size who was on his way the the festivities and stole his clothes.)
Wynonna was also late because she started remembering things, like overhearing a conversation between her father and Bobo, and another exchange between herself and Willa about hiding a letter from Wyatt Earp (which led her to remember where the letter had been concealed). The letter explained how Wyatt came to be cursed (he killed Clootie’s demon husband). One suspects the letter might contain some way of thwarting Bobo’s planned exit from the Triangle.
Back in 2000, Ward Earp (Patrick MacEachern) agreed to walk Bobo out of the Triangle on the winter solstice, which would end the curse, and the September attack on the Earp homestead was staged to cover Ward’s actions. Bobo wasn’t supposed to, but likely took Willa as insurance against a double-cross. Wynonna was not supposed to shoot Ward, but she did. Why Bobo attacked in September when he could not make his exit until the end of December is a mystery.
Earlier in the episode, Bobo paid a visit to the Earp fenceline and gave Willa (Natalie Krill) an origami swan before Waverly chased him away. This meant nothing to Willa, but made Waverly remember a bird sanctuary not far away. She and Willa go there and find the treehouse where Willa had been imprisoned after her abduction. This triggers even more memories, and Willa recalls being rescued (or stolen) from Bobo by Constance Clootie (Rayisa Kondracki), who also wiped Willa’s memories, and presumably delivered her to Lou and his cult.
Robert Svane, to whom Wyatt’s letter was written, might be Bobo, because Willa calls him Robert at episode’s end before the two of them walk away into the night. Robert was a “close confidant” of Wyatt Earp at one time. For him to have become a revenant, Wyatt must have shot him for some reason or other. A low tolerance for mistakes by his friends would kind of fit with what we have seen of Wyatt’s reaction to Doc’s dealings with the Stone Witch. But Bobo could be another Robert entirely.
STRAY THOUGHTS:: Willa was not wrong. Coconut oil does work as a topical anti-bacterial and anti-fungal agent. — Neadley called for backup, probably to the Provincial Police. It seems likely that Black Badge will assert jurisdiction. — Poisoning an unopened bottle of champagne is very hard to do. Most likely the poison was in the glasses. — Dolls still hasn’t explained to Wynonna about the blue liquid he needs to inject himself with from time to time. — Willa has Peacemaker.
Stacie Harrison (face-peeling woman) will be Sheila in THE GREAT FEAR, a science fiction film about a farmer named Victor (Gerrick Winston) who has his cattle taken away by a giant agricultural conglomerate. Left with little income, he decides to rent out one of his homes. He and the tenant (Alana Hawley) begin to hit it off, and then the townspeople begin to fall ill. Director Iain Laird says the film tells a story with parallels to the panic at the beginning of the French Revolution. Laird told Therese Schultz of Beatroute Magazine: “When I create something I try to shed some light on something that interests me or that upsets me, or something that I find beautiful, and I try to wrap that all into the structure of what I write. With TGF, I don’t want to consider it as much of a protest piece as much as it is showing the effects and the possible effects of what we are going through today in our agribusiness-dominated society. I do know that the core of my story is about connection between people.” The film is set in Montana, but was filmed in Canada and Japan. A trailer is available on Vimeo.
Katherine Barrell (Nicole) will be Violet Walker in GOLIATH, which is about a mystery that develops when Robin Walker (sister of Violet, played by Jessica Sipos) returns from her father’s funeral. An estranged relative turns up causing an old secret to resurface. Writer and Director Luke Villemaire described the story: “This film is about forgiveness. Not just forgiving others but forgiving yourself. The only way to get anywhere in life is to look forward. Forget about the things you did wrong. You’ve learned from them. Now take those lessons and power on.” GOLIATH is expected to be released in September, 2017.
The music playing when Bobo and Willa get together at episode’s end is The Storm, an unreleased track by Lindsey Lee Taylor. Written by Stephen R. Phillips, Tim P., and Lindsey Lee, The Storm was also recently featured on the CW’s REIGN (Season 3 Episode 12).