Wynonna Earp‘s “Gonna Getcha Good” had liver stealing monsters, the continued expansion of Nicole Haught’s character, and the return OF DOLLLSSS! (Sorry. Did I scream that? Why, yes. Yes, I did.) It’s like a weight has been lifted off my Dolls loving heart only to be replaced by worries for Waverly. But until the next episode, I’m going to live in a safe and happy place where Wynonna Earp continues defying my expectations, taking risks, and developing characters.
P.S. I’m impressed that every episode so far has had a slow-mo-walking-away-like-a-badass scene. I humbly request one for every episode. Please and thank you.
Monsters, Trophies, and Kicking Ass, Oh My!
Introducing a new element or steering away from a core mainstay of your show is always a risk. It breaths new life into your work and allows it to flourish, but when it fails…it fails big time and no one forgets it. Fortunately Wynonna Earp isn’t one of those shows. It hasn’t failed. This show has only gotten better and more interesting with the introduction of monsters and more Black Badge.
Wynonna is still the badass from season one. She’s going through some major changes and problems inside because of killing her sister, losing Dolls, and having to become a leader all of a sudden. But she’s always the Wynonna who’s living the dream in the above gif, walking away from her old school, The Breakfast Club style, while holding a haunted trophy.
What we love most about this show hasn’t changed and it makes me love it even more.
So far, every monster introduced in Wynonna Earp fits the aesthetic and the world they’ve created. Nothing feels out of place and you can’t help but want to know more about where they came from, how many of them are there, and what’s Black Badges interest in them.
Expanding Nicole Haught’s Story
Focusing on Nicole and giving her her own storylines, isn’t a waste of time. It’s a sound investment that makes her a better and far more interesting character. It also makes it so she isn’t just Waverly’s hot girlfriend. No, she’s so much more.
Nicole is a brave officer who wants to protect this pile of garbage town full of supernatural beings. Nicole is a woman who has fallen in love with someone and started to realize that something is off about them. Nicole is a person trying to advance her career in a place she feels doesn’t want her or cares for her opinion because she’s a woman.
It’s always more interesting when you flesh out the love interests and not use them as a ploy to get the story moving along or to have a hot scene with two women making out to please the audience. The direction that they’re taking Nicole in, let’s me know that Wynonna Earp isn’t just going to drag this relationship through the mud or bring Nicole in when they need her to make a 2 minute appearance.
Nicole Haught, and by extension the relationship that she has with Waverly, are important to Wynonna Earp writers, producers, director, etc. And if they can put this much investment into Nicole and the journey she’s on, I can too.
Dolls is in Purgatory!
Part of me feels like I shouldn’t dedicate a whole part of this review to Dolls since he was there for like 2.5 seconds. The more rational part of me is like, “Screw that! It’s Dolls.” We’re definitely listening to the latter.
His appearance and the fact that he saw Waverly being possessed by the goo means that this storyline is probably going to move a little faster than expected and focus more on those creepy ghosts with the amazing hand jewellery. His appearance also means that he never went far in the first place and that Black Badge underestimated how much he cared for Wynonna & Co.
Hell, I underestimated him.
I was sure that Dolls had gone far in hopes of keeping one step ahead of Black Badge. And maybe he did, but I didn’t expect him to be back at all this season. Or at least at the very end. But he’s there, waiting, and depending on his friends to help him with something that he can’t control and was done to him.
Talking about depending on his friends, I wanna slip in something about Doc and his comment to Wynonna about why he’s trying to help Dolls. It definitely has something to do with her. But that can’t be everything. I still believe that Doc cares for this rag tag group enough to help them and if his chances were completely shot with Wynonna, he would still help Dolls.
All these gals and guys live in a messed up world where people you can trust are far and few in between. The bond they have goes deeper than romantic rivalries, jealousies, or old grievances. They’re family. And who doesn’t love a good story about found families?
Favorite Moment from Gonna Getcha Good:
THERE. ARE. NO. WORDS. JUST. HEART. EYES.
Check out the trailer of next week’s Wynonna Earp:
Wynonna Earp airs Fridays at 10/11c on Syfy.