WYNONNA EARP – Season 3 Episode 6 – SPOILERS
Wynonna meets Charlie (Sebastian Pigott), who is with the Purgatory Volunteer Fire Department, which once was run by a bunch of demon hunting monks entrusted with protecting the seals that imprisoned Bulshar. The monks were incinerated by Dolls in “I Hope You Dance“.
Charlie never gives his last name, knows stuff about trees, and helps Wynonna rescue members of the founding families of Purgatory from the clutches of Bulshar. After establishing to her satisfaction that he is neither a revenant nor a demon, Wynonna has sex with Charlie in the firetruck.
It’s Christmas Eve and almost everybody has a wish come true. Jeremy is reunited with Robin (they will have dinner together on Boxing Day); Wynonna hooks up with Charlie; Nicole, at least temporarily, becomes Sheriff; Michelle and Waverly get to spend Christmas together; Kate makes Doc immortal again with a bite; and Bobo escapes the well.
We find out interesting stuff about Kate. She did not (as was suggested in a previous post) become a vampire so that she could see Doc again. She always was a vampire. Doc was just too drunk or high on opium to notice. A friend named Sally posed for all Kate’s photos because vampires don’t show up on film, and Kate was nicknamed Big Nose after her “specialty in the boudoir”. (Kate worked in a Dodge City brothel run by Wyatt Earp’s brother James in the mid-1860s.)
Doc (Tim Rozon) brings a freshly cut Christmas tree (symbolic wood?) to the Earp homestead, but he and his tree are rebuffed by Michelle, who expresses concern about mites (which could have been a dig at Doc’s wife Kate, who is a vampire). Doc takes his tree to the sheriff’s office where Jeremy and his allergies also reject it. (By this time the needles have mostly fallen off, so it might not have been a freshly cut tree after all.)
Doc is not the only one having difficulties. Nedley (Greg Lawson) seems lost when confronted with a kidnapping on Christmas Eve. He talks to Nicole about what he believes to be the pointlessness of it all: “I was right there, and I couldn’t save him. I froze. I never freeze…A couple weeks ago, I saw vampires bite Lonnie’s head off.” (This is an exaggeration. The vampires simply drained Lonnie’s blood.) “And the next night I binge-watched an entire season of ‘Pretty Little Liars’ like nothing ever happened.” Later in the episode, Nedley tells Nicole he is retiring.
Michelle (Megan Follows) helped Bobo del Rey (Michael Eklund) out of the well hoping to find out what happened to Waverly’s dad. Michelle calls Bobo a sonofabitch twice, and the way she says it indicates that she probably knew him pretty well and was not entirely hostile to him. Bobo’s description of Julian as an “angel” perhaps should be taken with a grain of salt. In “No Future In The Past“, Wynonna went on a spirit quest that took her to the late 19th century. She was invisible to the locals, but Bobo (then Robert Svane) could see her because he was dying. His eyesight was blurry, and Svane came to the conclusion that Wynonna (whom he could not otherwise explain) was his guardian angel. Wynonna let him believe it.
WYNONNA: “We’ll meet again.”
SVANE: “If you’re an angel, we’re gonna be on different sides. I promise I will never hurt you, no matter what form I take. I swear it. All right? I swear I will never hurt you. What’s my angel’s name?”
In “Blood Red and Going Down“, Bulshar (Jean Marchand) fed Lord Bondicus (Kevin Davey) some sort of seed. In this episode, he fed at least one of his captives another of those seeds and made him wash it down with a green liquid that did not look like a kale smoothie.
QUESTIONS: What happens if a vampire bites a revenant? Will Nedley be content in retirement, or will he run for city council, or mayor, or something? Kate says she was always a vampire, and refers to her “undead family” in Europe. Does that mean vampires can give birth? Will Jeremy regrow his moustache? If Nicole takes over for Nedley, and gets to be Santa next Christmas, who will be next year’s elf? What is Wynonna driving since her truck was totaled in Episode 4.2? And why does Charlie refuse to say his last name?
Caitlin D. Fryers (who wrote “When You Call My Name“) also wrote the screenplay for NO ONE WOULD TELL, a Lifetime movie starring Shannen Doherty as a single mother whose daughter Sarah (Matreya Scarrwener) finds herself in an abusive relationship with the charismatic Rob Tennison (Callan Potter). Laura lives in a state of denial about her daughter’s relationship until Sarah goes missing. Mira Sorvino and Trezzo Mahoro are also in the cast. (The film is an updated version of the 1996 movie that stared Michelle Phillips, Candace Cameron, and Fred Savage.) Directed by Gail Harvey, NO ONE WOULD TELL will premiere on Lifetime on 16 September at 8/7c..
DESTROYER, a film by Karyn Kusama starring Nicole Kidman with Shamier Anderson as Antonio will have its world premiere at the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival Monday 10 September at 9:30pm at the Winter Garden Theatre in Toronto.
Scott Olynek (Skip in “Gonna Getcha Good“) is Tim Hoyle in DISTORTED, a film about a 32-year-old woman (Christina Ricci) suffering from bipolar disorder who begins to experience disturbing and inexplicable things. She and her husband rent a “smart apartment”, and she comes to suspect that her landlord is using the building’s residents as unwitting guinea pigs in a brainwashing plot with possible global ramifications. It is not until she enlists investigative journalist Vernon Sarsfield (John Cusack) that her suspicions are confirmed. A trailer is available on YouTube. DISTORTED is available on Amazon Video, on iTunes, and on Google Play.