How many shows have honest to goodness sibling heart to hearts over cocoon egg dissection, d’you think? The alcohol consumption at said ritual, however, leads to a hard conversation between Wynonna and Doc, both of whom are dealing with a lot more than they’re able to discuss with each other. It’s cute, though. Can you imagine her disappointment? How about you? I mean, sure they touched the goo and, as Agent Lucado so helpfully reminds us they should “never touch the goo” (AHEM, Waverly), but it’s still naked in the shower. But that means we need results and results is demon killing. There had to be more creatures and goo and webs and smashing. I know. Watching Wynonna and Waverly talk through their concerns in the middle of the eggtopsy was sweet. Like, say, Waverly taking a bite out of that spider. Take the win. Also unable to smile, Agent Lucado is getting Team Earp settled back in at the station. I know! You know it’s bad when Waverly can’t even get a smile out of her. Goo in a port-a-potty plus a disappearance and the hunt for demons sends Wynonna to check out the job site and we meet Mercedes Gardner. No matter how wounded he is, he’ll always find his way back to that smooth, sexy, serene gunslinger when someone tries to play him and Lucado learns that message the hard way. Maybe it’ll give them both a little peace. That said, I’m pretty sure we all knew spiders were involved from the webbing and the cocoon, so I’m honestly confused by the surprise. Because you knew we weren’t done. See you next week? I know what you’re thinking right now. But I guess when you’re trying to kill demons to get out of a blood oath, you can get a little distracted. Random Thoughts:
Best line of the episode: “You wore suede? nice. He’s got himself a new … Thoughts? Ah, Jeremy, you’re a delight but falling in love with Doc Holliday is always more complicated than one might believe. How weird is it to meet someone from your past who has things like “sleeping with half the school” in common with you, but is also nothing like you? Rosita, and he’s the subject Jeremy’s massive mancrush. I’ll bet that’s pretty weird. You knew it wasn’t the creature, right? Meanwhile, Doc is now the proud owner of Shorty’s.
*Thank you to Emily Andras for renewing my irrational fear of using those things because I’m worried about monsters in the goo. What we do learn is that Mercedes is back to buy up and regentrify Purgatory. One final thought:
We still don’t know what’s inside Waverly. Any episode that starts with Wynonna and Doc naked in the show already has my attention. **No actual Hipsters were harmed in the writing of this recap. Mercedes’ brother and sister sound … Spoiler Warning: If you haven’t seen Wynonna Earp Season 2 Episode 2: “Shed Your Skin” or don’t want to know what happened, turn away now. Feeeeeeelings. I think I’m gonna barf. Speaking of goo, tip a hat for Jesus aka the poor guy who had a very bad day in the port-a-potty* and became BBD’s newest case –– one that Nicole has to hand off due to no longer being deputized BBD agent, which makes her none too happy. So, what’s inside the demon crack to Hell. Or, y’know, go watch and come back so we can talk about it. I’m thrilled and they’re wonderful and it was handled perfectly and yay representation and love and see why I didn’t talk about it much? But whatever it is, it’s not good. There she is throwing all that seduction and Doc’s like “Yeah, no.”
Oh, and the spider they found? But it feels too…special…to talk about much. Hipsters** who think the town’s name is ironic? Together. Regentrify for who, exactly? Why are you talking about all this other crap when WayHaught went all the way?!? One thing Wynonna never lacks is a variety of things going in unexpected directions. Like, at all. Suffice it to say, there’s a lot going on and there’s a lot to come. I also love Doc’s casual acceptance of Wynonna and Waverly’s nighttime bonfire. And Lucado has a specimen. Whether it really is Willa haunting Wynonna or not, letting go of her museum of a room and a fire purification ritual can’t hurt. Wynonna doesn’t want to be a leader and Doc doesn’t want to be a sucker and both of them have feelings for each other, but they both have a relationship with Dolls that makes things more than a tad complicated. For all the orders she’s barking, she’s just as ready to get out of there as we are to see her go. One thing we know about Doc, though. Wynonna’s convinced Willa’s haunting her and Waverly’s dealing with a) the possibility that she’s not an Earp and b) learning that Willa hated her. What is it, your first day?”
Rosita is definitely more than she seems.