Dani Kind (Mercedes Gardner) will be Lucille in TWO DEATHS OF HENRY BAKER, a modern-day western that stars Gil Bellows as Henry Baker, a famous outlaw who is released from prison after 25 years. Old friends and old ememies, including a bearded vagrant with an old bullet scar, a drunken deputy with half an ear missing, and a burned out street hustler with a vendetta, trail Henry to the Belair Bar and Hotel in (fictional) Grey County somewhere in the US. Once there, Baker plans to reunite with his son who has been protecting the gold he stashed away before being jailed. Among others in the cast are Jess Salgueiro (Jackie in I’LL TAKE YOUR DEAD) and Tony Curran (Datak Tarr on DEFIANCE).
Katherine Barrell (Nicole Haught) stars as Mary in MY EX-EX, a romcom coming to AMC Theatres in the US on 9 December. (in the following cities – Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Orlando, Detroit, Denver, Phoenix, Miami and Atlanta). Mary, a successful attorney, is expecting a proposal of marriage from her boyfriend (Ted) but is dumped instead. Her friends take her to see a psychic (played by Luba Goy), who casts a spell to reconnect Mary with her ex-boyfriend. But Mary isn’t specific enough. Instead of being reconnected with Ted, she bumps into her college boyfriend Patrick, and begins to fall for him again. Then Ted realizes his mistake and wants Mary back. The film can be purchased on iTunes Canada. A trailer is available on YouTube
Kat Barrell with the cast of WORKIN’ MOMS
Barrell is also Alicia Rutherford in the comedy WORKIN’ MOMS, a TV series that tests the modern ideal that women really can have it all. The show follows the lives of four friends (played by Catherine Reitman, Dani Kind, Juno Rinaldi, and Jessalyn Wanlim) as they try to balance love, careers, and parenthood. WORKIN’ MOMS will premiere on CBC Tuesday 10 January 2017 at 9:30pm, immediately following SCHITT’S CREEK.
Holly Raczynski, who was Melanie Scrofano‘s Season One stunt double, also doubled for Kelly Overton in VAN HELSING’s first season. WYNONNA EARP Season Two will begin filming in Alberta on 12 December, and VAN HELSING starts production in Vancouver sometime in January. It seems unlikely that Raczynski will be able to double for both actors in 2017.
Judge Cryderman (David LeReaney)
Joris Jarsky (Whiskey Jim Byers) will be Ward Anderson in the mystery/thriller ORDINARY DAYS, a film in three chapters, which tells the story of the disappearance of a young college woman from three different perspectives. Chapter One is titled Marie, and is directed by Jordan Canning. Chapter Two is BrightBill, directed by Kris Booth. Chapter 3 is Cara, and is directed by Renuka Jeyapalan. The screenplay is by Ramona Barkert, who also wrote the WYNONNA EARP episode “Landslide“. ORDINARY DAYS was filmed in Toronto and Janetville, Ontario, and is expected to be released next year.
Shaun Johnston as Reverend Rickman in the crime thriller IN PLAINVIEW
David LeReaney (Judge Cryderman) will be Korolyuk in the crime thriller IN PLAINVIEW, a film about a dirty ex-cop who, when sprung from prison, seeks vengeance on his former partner (who sold him out). Director Matt Watterworth told Jessi Gowan of Rocky View Weekly that the film is a “dark comedy with a mix of action elements, funny moments, and some violence and bloodshed“. Shaun Johnston (WYNONNA EARP’s Juan Carlos) is also in the cast. (He plays a preacher.) Filming wrapped in November in Cochrane, Alberta (just west of Calgary).
WYNONNA EARP can be streamed on Netflix in the following countries: Bangladesh, Denmark, Finland, France, Hong Kong, India, Israel, New Zealand, Norway, Pakistan, The Philippines, Portugal, Singapore, Sweden, Taiwan, and Thailand.
While searching through her childhood possessions, Willa (Natalie Krill) is surprised to find a switchblade.
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in the Ghost River Triangle. Juan Carlos (Shaun Johnston), the fellow who stopped to assist Doc and his overheated 1978 Lincoln, warns that the solstice is four days away. He further warns that if a certain portal opens on the solstice, Wynonna Earp will lose (presumably her battle with the revenants), even with Doc’s help. Doc is given a choice between the badge he discarded several episodes ago, and a new fan belt for the Lincoln.
Bobo (Michael Eklund) examines one of the green crystals brought to him by Clyderman
Meanwhile, back at the homestead, the Earps are coming to grips with Willa’s return. (Dolls has run a DNA test and the woman formerly known as Eve is the spit and image of Willa.) Then another bit of Wynonna’s past is revealed:
WYNONNA:“We shouldn’t have given up, Gus.” GUS:“Oh, we didn’t think we had. After six months of searching, we found part of Willa’s nightgown coated in dried blood.” WYNONNA:“Oh, Jesus.” GUS:“Well, it was a Thursday. I remember, cause you’d just been released from St. Victoria’s. Tried to burn down your classroom.” WYNONNA:“Miss Hanson called my diorama an aberration. I stayed up all night hand crafting those little papier-mâché demons.”
Karissa and Katie Strain as flesh eating demon twins.
Judge Cryderman (David LeReaney) delivers several large, perfectly formed green crystals (they look like quartz) to Bobo, who tells him he will need more, and instructs the judge to “lock down” law enforcement during the poker spectacular. (This is probably why we don’t see Neadley or Haught in this episode. The Judge is keeping them busy.) Cryderman gets overly enthusiastic in his attempts to please Bobo and sends a team of ex-military types to assassinate Dolls. They attack the Earp homestead with automatic weapons. Waverly is wounded slightly, and Willa is saved from certain death by Bobo who just happens to be wandering about in the vicinity. (One wonders about this because later, Bobo calls the Judge on the carpet for the attack on Dolls and the Earps. Clearly he did not know it was going to happen.) Willa prevents Wynonna from shooting Bobo, which makes sense after his saving her and all.
Doc, partially obscured by the steam from his overheated Lincoln, and shortly before getting conked on the head by an unknown assailant.
Cora (Karissa Strain) and Jolene (Katie Strain), the flesh eating twins who were locked in storage for a year with an old CPR steam locomotive are a bit of a mystery. There are easier and less messy ways to kill people, so they must serve some other purpose. Perhaps they excrete (or secrete?) the green crystals. Their eyes glow pink when mesmerizing their victims.
Someone, possibly Juan Carlos, whacks Doc over the head at the end of the episode, and drags him off to parts unknown. (Doc’s car has broken down again further down the road, and one must assume he chose the fan belt over the badge.) The song playing on Doc’s car radio when he is knocked out is an unreleased track called Forever, by Swedish rockabilly band The Go-Getters. Doc has no known living enemies, other than Bobo and (possibly) Dolls, both of whom should be happy to have him leave town, and Constance Clootie, who is buried up to her neck in salt somewhere.
Willa remembers her childhood, but nothing about her time with Lou’s cult in the woods. She learns to drink very quickly for someone who has drunk nothing but dandelion tea for most of her adult life. She attempts to bond with Wynonna, but does nothing of the sort with Waverly.
Shaun Johnston (Juan Carlos) is Tom in the webseries DELMER & MARTA, about a couple hosting a local morning news show. (Tom is their unlucky-in-love next-door neighbour.) Johnston is also Jack Bartlett in the CBC series HEARTLAND, which is now in its ninth season.
The song playing during Wynonna and Willa’s bar fight is Run Amuck, track nine from the 2015 album Faded Gloryville by Toronto singer/songwriter Lindi Ortega. Ortega’s next live appearance will be 17 June at Eddie’s Attic in Decatur, GA.
That locomotive the twins were imprisoned with (CP Rail engine number 2024) is part of Railway Days at Heritage Park, an annual weekend of railway related activities that will next occur in Calgary on 26 and 27 September.