For being an incredibly funny episode, Wynonna Earp’s “Love’s All Over” tore my heart out, made me watch it stop beating, and then dropped it like a hot potato. That’s why we need to talk about Wynonna, what she’s running from, and the pain that radiates through every fiber of her being. Later we can break down all the funny moments of the episode. But her pain needs a time to be explored for what it is: grief.
Maybe I’ve been obsessing over Wandavision too much but all I saw when I looked at Wynonna was grief. Grief that she lost her child and probably won’t see her for God knows how long. Grief that she lost the love of her life in Doc Holliday. And grief over the happiness that Waverly is experiencing and how that will pull her away from Wynonna. The last one isn’t really fair but change is hard and it manifests itself in strange ways.
Wynonna is feeling all these emotions at once. And it’s tearing her apart. That’s why she’s been so attentive when it comes to the monsters in her hometown and why she’s been a drunk mess. When in doubt, bring the whiskey out. And oh has she brought it out, by the barrel full. And honestly, she needs to stop. She needs Alcoholics Anonymous or some sort of program to give her the tools to face her problems head on without liquid courage.
Our heroine is running on fumes and trying to disguise her pain. But we saw it clear as day when she was dancing with Doc and the spell was broken. She didn’t want to move. She wanted to stay in his arms, safe and loved. She wanted to forget about what she’d done that had torn them apart. She wanted another chance to fix what was broken. But that’s not how things work, no matter how much we’d like them to, and Doc pulled away from her, their past, and their future.
*dabs eyes with tissues*
Now that we’ve covered the painnnnnn, let’s talk about the lighter side of things. The lighter, more embarrassing side of things with a bit of, “Omg, did that really just happen?” Because seriously, we don’t know how Emily Andras and the rest of the crew did it, but we couldn’t stop having second embarrassment during everything glitter related that happened in “Love’s All Over.” It was good, don’t get us wrong. But the embarrassment we felt had our faces aflame.
We get why Cupid did it. He was having a hard time with love and just wanted to give the power away. But you can’t just give up your destiny or what you’re meant to be because things got hard. You have to be like Waverly Earp. Get your shit together, step by step, and show the world that just because you’ve been knocked down doesn’t mean you won’t get back up. Sure, it won’t be easy and there will be ups and downs. But it’ll be worth it. Promise.
Special kudos have to be given to the cast and crew during the scenes where everything slowed down, the wind started blowing, and a light lit up our character’s face. It was hilarious and so well put together that we couldn’t help but shout and laugh in joy that we were getting to experience this alongside our favorite Earp’s. Hell, it was a joy just thinking about how fun this must’ve been to film in the first place.
And that brings us back to the sadness and pain of it all. Wynonna Earp is going to end in a couple of episodes and we’re not ready for that. We don’t think we’ll ever be ready, honestly. But if this episode is any indication, this show will go out swinging. And that’s what we love about Wynonna Earp and why it’s going to stick with us for years to come.
Wynonna Earp airs Fridays at 10/9c on Syfy.