Wynonna has sex with Hottie McFireman, accidentally breaks a ceramic garden gnome (as well as a mirror), and semi-officially breaks up with Johnny Hank. (That’s what Michelle calls Doc.) Nicole, who is campaigning for sheriff after Nedley’s retirement announcement, finds she must somehow get the support of Bunny Loblaw (Jann Arden). Besides being xenophobic and homophobic, Bunny, who is Purgatory’s political boss, is allergic to cats, so Haught is not the favourite to win the job. Bunny thinks she wants Wynonna for sheriff because the Earps are one of the town’s original families, and because Wynonna is a “straight shooter”, who won’t lie to her about the more interesting happenings in the town.
Doc and Kate sleeping soundly. On the floor beside them is a paddle, a leash, and a whip
The garden gnome and mirror come from Nedley’s secret closetfull of items infused with supernatural powers. Nedley kept his miniature Warehouse 13 secret from Dolls because he didn’t trust Black Badge. When broken, the ceramic gnome causes its mate (stored in a shed some distance from town) to come alive in human form. (He’s called “mountain man” in the credits.) The mountain man, dressed in a greatcoat and toque, chases Wynonna and Nicole into town demanding that one of them become his new wife. When the female gnome is re-assembled (by Waverly and Jeremy), the male gnome is appeased. He picks up his ceramic wife and leaves peacefully. There is no indication that he returns to a ceramic state, or that his wife takes a form similar to his, though presumably one or the other of those things must happen. Continue reading →
Delle Seyah names her son Ozzman Kin Rit combining the name of her grandfather with Aneela’s family name. After an unsuccessful attempt at teaching him etiquette, she hands him a small metal object on a chain and says: “This is in case you are ever in trouble, and need my help. Emergencies only. And it has to be our little secret.” Then she makes use of an untraceable ship provided by D’Avin to get her back to Qresh, but, as she is leaving, she says that’s not where she’s going. In episode 4.1, the story Khlyen told Dutch began in a spaceport, (see previous post) and in the background a PA announcer said “Last call for boarding for the Q Cluster.” As Delle Seyah walks toward her ship, another PA announcer says exactly the same thing. Where is she going? Continue reading →
Aleks Paunovic (Julius) will be Detective Osgard in HARD POWDER, an English-language adaptation of the 2014 Norwegian black comedy “In Order of Disappearance” (aka Kraftidioten). In the US version, Nels (Liam Neeson), a Colorado snowplow operator, takes the law into his own hands after his son is murdered by a drug cartel. Nels sets out to find those responsible and inadvertently ignites a gang war. Directed by Hans Petter Moland, and filmed in British Columbia and Alberta, HARD POWDER will be released in Australia and New Zealand on 14 February. Kraftidioten can be streamed on Netflix.
Paunovic is also Bojan Boscovic, “a large, fearsome looking man with frostbite scars and stumped ears”, in the TV version of the 2013 movie SNOWPIERCER, which was set in a future where a failed climate-change experiment has killed everyone on the planet except for a fortunate few who managed to board a train that continually circles the globe, powered by a perpetual motion engine. In the TV series, Bojan is a Breachworker, performing one of the most dangerous jobs on the train. He’s used to the cold and hazards of the job, and comfortable enough to joke about the risk. The show will star Jennifer Connolly and Daveed Diggs. Graeme Manson (co-creator of ORPHAN BLACK) has replaced Josh Friedmann as showrunner. The pilot will be reshot (the new version just had its first readthrough), and will now be directed by James Hawes. The ten-episode series will air on TNT sometime next year. Outside the US, SNOWPIERCER will be available on Netflix. Continue reading →