HAPPILY EVER AFTER – a film by Joan Carr-Wiggin – SPOILERS
Peter Firth as Heather’s dad, and Alex Kingston as Sarah Ann’s mom. Ria, the name of Alex Kingston’s character, means “estuary” in Spanish. An estuary is the tidal mouth of a river. Kingston is best known for the role of River Song on Dr. Who.
In this wonderful and surprising mirror-universe version of a greeting card movie, the protagonist returns home after a long absence, full of sarcasm and anxious to get back to her real life, and then reconnects with her high school bestie. But instead of discovering that home is where the heart is, and rekindling romance with her high school sweetheart, she takes advantage of events to infect the town with her own realism.
Heather (Janet Montgomery) reluctantly returns home (at the urging of her father’s doctor) expecting to find her alcoholic father near death. Like so many things in this film, that is kind of true but not really. Her high school best friend (whom she hasn’t seen in many years) is the about-to-be-married Sarah Ann (Sara Paxton), and she is (almost but not quite) happy for the reunion. She hires Heather to film her wedding. Continue reading →
WYNONNA EARP – Season 2 Episode 12 – SPOILERS
Bulshar’s ring makes Widow Mercedes (Dani Kind) into a healthy platinum blonde.
Both Rosita (Tamara Duarte) and Bobo decide (independently of one another) that revenants are never going to get a fair shake from Wynonna and the gang. Bobo tries to make a deal with the newly awakened Bulshar (the demon formerly known as Sheriff Clootie) to avoid spending the afterlife in hell, and Rosita, instead of assisting Wynonna in the birthing process, attacks Waverly and tries to steal the baby. The attempted baby-napping fails, and Rosita suffers no immediate consequences. (Perhaps the Earps feel a bit guilty about using Rosita as a guinea pig to create an antidote for widow poison.) Bobo (Michael Eklund) is impaled by Doc on something wooden. (Bobo’s telekenetic abilities only enable him to move metal objects.) He was then deposited at the bottom of the well where Doc had been imprisoned for a century. Holliday puts a wooden cover on the well to keep Bobo in, but what’s to prevent some of Bobo’s revenant friends from removing the cover and fishing him out of there? Continue reading →
WYNONNA EARP – Season 2 Episode 11 – SPOILERS
WAVERLY: “So you think this world is under a spell? What, like Narnia, or Mar-a-Lago?”
Wynonna Earp disappeared at the end of the previous episode, the result of a spell cast by the Iron Witch (Rachel Ancheril). In this episode, the witch tells Waverly that what was cast is a “cheap glamour spell”. (A glamour spell is a sort of mass hypnosis that causes people to react to things in a specific way. There is no physical alteration of appearances.) If what the witch says is true, people in Purgatory who are under the influence of the spell are seeing the same things they usually see; they’re just interpreting what they see differently. Doc and Dolls never actually got shot, and that barn never exploded.
Bobo, the Widows, and Sheriff Clootie (those touched by the demonic, as the Iron Witch puts it) were unaffected by the spell, so the things they do actually happen. (Demons and revenants don’t accomplish much in this episode beyond breaking the third seal and waking up the long-entombed Clootie.) Continue reading →