Wynonna Earp‘s “Hell Raisin’ Good Time” is proof that this show is as weird as they come and we love it to bits because of it. Seriously, who would’ve thought about a dapper looking pumpkin of a murderer and a fog on the edge of town that makes people lose their memories? The creative team behind Wynonna Earp is one of the best out there and they continue to deliver quality TV that surprises, delights, and makes you take pause because you can’t stop awing over the brilliance of it all.
Having Wynonna and Waverly switch places, so to speak, was hilarious and just what we needed to get a little perspective on the sisters. Waverly, who thought she was Wynonna, let the fire inside of her lose and connected with the harsh and skeptical side of her. Usually it’s countered by her bright nature, but the memory loss mixed things up and left us with a Waverly that is right beneath the surface. And it’s kind of grounding to know that Waverly isn’t as perfect as everyone thinks her out to be.
Wynonna, who thought that she was Waverly, was a ray of sunshine in “Hell Raisin’ Good Time.” Everything that has been weighing her down, legit concerns if we’re being honest, floated away and left her worrying for nothing but a good time full of laughs, hope, and joy over thinking that she has a sister in the stranger who doesn’t remember who she is either. This is the Wynonna that is unburdened by her past and it’s woes. And it’s kind of sad, kind of flooring, to know what could’ve been and what is hiding within Wynonna herself.
We’d be remiss if we didn’t talk about the bond between these two women. They love each other. That’s always been a certainty that hasn’t been up for discussion. Things are changing now that will pull the sisters in different directions. That’s life and Waverly’s concern over leaving her sister for a life with Nicole, after they’ve found their way back to each other, is grounded in real fear of things changing. But that’s an inevitability. Things change all the time. We either resist it or go with it, knowing that our loved ones have our backs no matter what.
Then there’s Doc Holliday. He’s still in love with Wynonna Earp. He tried to play it off as him loving both the Earp women in “Hell Raisin’ Good Time,” which is true, but he only feels a sibling bond of love with Waverly. Not Wynonna, she’s a whole different story. She is the love of his life. And yes, they might be going through a really really rough patch right about now. But they’ll find their way back to each other. I have to have faith in that. Everything happening right now is testing the home they found in each other. That doesn’t just disappear. I refuse to believe it.
And finally, sweet and super strong Jeremy. He’s been suffering, all on his lonesome, because of what happened to Robin. And telling Wynonna is the first of many steps to letting others in on his pain as a way of him receiving the support that he needs. Because no matter what Black Badge nonsense Jeremy is involved in, he’s family. And every single member of the Earp family would go to bat for him, his heart, and those he loves to the moon and back. It sucks that he hid what was hurting him for so long, but it’s understandable.
Grief and pain manifest in very different ways. And every character on this show is working through their own woes as a means of making it through the day. Seeing them fight for a life worth living on Wynonna Earp is the kind of message we need in 2021 and one of the main reasons why we need more of this show. So, here’s hoping that someone sees the value in this weird little show and the passionate fanbase that come along with it. Trust us, it’ll be worth it. You just have to give Wynonna Earp a chance and she’ll shine.
Wynonna Earp airs Fridays at 10/9c on Syfy.