WYNONNA EARP – Season 3 Episode 9 – SPOILERS
In the opening scene, Waverly and Nicole seem to be having sex, but then the camera retreats and we see that they’re really just trying to get what they think is Bulshar’s ring off of Waverly’s finger. They do not succeed, and Waverly sends Nicole to the barn to get Wynonna’s B&E kit, but Wynonna and Doc are in the barn imagining that they’re having sex. (They are really engaging in wishful thinking while under the influence of hallucinogenic spores blown at them by Bulshar at the end of Episode 3.8. Kate left town at the end that episode, and it seems that Wynonna was more upset at Doc for sleeping with Kate, than for becoming a vampire.)
That onyx ring that has been following Nicole around for a few episodes gives Waverly powers. When Waverly wants to give up and leave it on her finger, Nicole tells her why that might not be a good idea: “Uh, you Wonder Woman punched a zombie witch across a room,” she points out. “That ring came off a withered chopped-off demon arm. It turned a face-ripping witch into the Mother of Dragons; it burned Doc’s finger, and turned up in my biscuits.”
Bulshar (Jean Marchand) and his minions (who wear equipment that brings to mind the blacksmith’s protective gear in “Constant Cravings“) take the enthralled Wynonna and Doc into the woods. What Jeremy calls “a weird, overgrown mound of tree roots” forms around each of them. Meanwhile Nicole and Waverly consult Derek the Jeweler about ring removal. He can’t get it off either. His saw doesn’t even put a dent in it, so it must be made of something very durable. Then Nicole gets a call about a disturbance at the old abandoned Gardner house on Concession Road 10.
Mercedes (Dani Kind) has returned, and is trying to break into her own strongbox, because her late brother changed the combination. Her face has been partially restored but is still scarred, and she is headed for Venezuela for another attempt at reconstruction (hence her need for the money in the strongbox). She wonders aloud about the sex toys and bloody sheets on her bed, but isn’t upset about it. “Squatters gotta squat,” she says. (Mercedes is a real estate agent and is probably used to such things.) The jeweler (who is a demon) turns up at the Gardner house and says he needs that ring and must pay fealty to Bulshar. He threatens to kill “Ginger One and Ginger Two” which makes Waverly angry, and she uses the power of the ring to melt his face. (She seems to exercise the ring’s power unconsciously.) Then Waverly comforts Mercedes, tells her she’s still beautiful, and touches her face with the ring hand. At the end of the episode, Mercedes face is completely healed. It seems that the ring does whatever Waverly’s emotions suggest it should do.
Bobo Del Rey (Michael Eklund) is also captured by Bulshar. He becomes part of Wynonna’s nightmare in which he kills her and she kills him over and over until Wynonna breaks the cycle (by leaving Peacemaker behind) and they manage to have a conversation. Wynonna comes to an important realization (after repeatedly trying and failing to save Doc from being buried alive, and repeatedly killing Bobo and being killed by Bobo). “This is what it must be like for the revenants,” she says.
Finally, Bulshar presents Wynonna with four graves. That there are only four graves might be significant. (@nedleysoffice tweeted: “I can’t decide if seeing Waverly’s, Doc’s, Doll’s, and Jeremy’s graves but not Nicole’s is a reflection of Wynonna’s feelings about Nicole or Bulshar’s relationship with Nicole, or just not enough space in the shot for Nicole’s. Nor do I know which I’d prefer.” When Bulshar offers to let the others go free if Wynonna surrenders Peacemaker to him willingly, she agrees. At this point, Nicole, Waverly, and Jeremy free Wynonna and Doc from the trees that have partially enveloped them. (They had freed Bobo first, and he pointed them in the right direction to rescue Doc and Wynonna.)
Bobo described the ring Waverly is wearing as “her father’s ring“, not Bulshar’s. (Bobo is quite cleverly made to look more like Robert Svane than his usual revenant self once he is rescued.)
It’s difficult to pick a best scene, but Bobo and Wynonna having a heart-to-heart while lying together wounded in the barn is quite beautiful.
Bulshar needs Peacemaker to get into the garden (whatever that might be). Did he curse Wyatt Earp and his descendants, not for revenge, but to create the tool that he needed?
April Mullen (who directed this episode) will direct LEGENDS OF TOMORROW again. (Last year, she directed episode 3.15 of that series, titled “Necromancing the Stone“.) Mullen posted a photo on Instagram along with the caption: “Back with DC Legends Family! Full Steam ahead on ep. 407 @cw_legendsoftomorrow #aprilmullen #legendsoftomorrow #caitylotz #jesmacallan #shethority #mattryan #adamtsekhman.” The first three seasons of LEGENDS can be streamed on Netflix (US). Season Four will premiere on the CW (CTV in Canada) on 22 October and Episode 4.7 should air on 2 December (barring holiday pre-emptions).
Sarah Troyer (Kiersten in “Purgatory“) will be Krista in HOMETOWN HOLIDAY, a film based on the romance novel “The Maverick’s Holiday Masquerade” by Caro Carson. The novel centers on Krista and a cowboy named Ryan (Bradley Hamilton). Krista met Ryan at a wedding, and he left town soon after. Now Ryan has returned and most people in the town believe that the two will be engaged by Christmas. However, the cowboy is harbouring a secret about his true identity that threatens the budding romance between the two. Filmed in Toronto, The film will be dubbed into French for M6 in France and Quebec.
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Siobhán Williams (Steph in “Walking After Midnight“) is Anastasia in ADVENTURES IN PUBLIC SCHOOL, the story of Liam (Daniel Doheney), who wants to be an astronomer, and has test scores that should ensure his admittance to Cambridge, but he has been home-schooled by his somewhat over-protective mother Claire (Judy Greer), and needs to pass a high-school equivalency exam administered at the local school. There, he is distracted by the lovely Anastasia, and deliberately fails the test because he wants to be Anastasia’s classmate for a year. A trailer is available on YouTube. ADVENTURES IN PUBLIC SCHOOL can be streamed on Netflix.