Some girls just don’t wanna sit home on a Saturday night. Some girls wanna go walkin’ after midnight. That’s really not a good idea in Purgatory, right now, not even if you’re The Stone Witch, Constance Clootic.
Wynonna’s really comfortable with her role as demon-destroyer now. She barely batted an eyelid at saving Doc’s life and sending “Johnny-come-twicely” back to hell. Her total Revenant count, by the end of this episode, is 13 down, 64 to go.
Wynonna’s also extremely good at hiding her feelings, and not letting hurts cut too deep. She smiles ruefully as she tells Waverly “I’m pretty sure [Doc] hates me, so that’s really nice.”
It seems that Doc recognised the last of the 7 in the photo, but is more afraid of him, or of the repercussions of naming him. It makes sense that Doc should be cautious, but perhaps Wynonna should have thought of offering him protection, like Waverly did. Especially as she’s just witnessed his precarious living situation. I’m guessing that she felt the rejection and thought he wanted her to stay away, so didn’t think past that.
Waverly and Doc have both touched the skull. CC could tell when The Blacksmith touched it, but she didn’t know about Waverly. How does that work? Maybe the binding spell “hides” the Keeper of the Bones. If Waverly “is one” with the skull, CC can’t detect her touching the skull? Waverly does seem rather attached to it: she had it in the bar, she had it on the mantlepiece…I even thought she was going to leave it there,as part of the decorations! After it had been kept hidden so well for all those years, she seems remarkably casual with it! Uncle Curtis really should have left more information for Waverly, so that she understood the importance of keeping the skull. Thankfully Doc told her to hide it, with a rare exchange of honest information. Waverly’s assessmentof the situation is usually spot on, eg. Doc, and Black Badge…and not inviting Wynonna to the engagement party.
Wynonna and Nicole bonding and commiserating was just perfect. How adorable is that friendship?! Nicole can compliment Wynonna on her “top shelf” ass like a best friend, without being sleazy in the slightest. Wynonna saying that Waverly should be hanging with Nicole was insightful and sweet. Then arriving as the Cavalry together, and going to get pancakes…what a team! Showing promise for working cases together in the future. It’s nice when the family all gets along 🙂
Another of Wynonna’s superpowers manifested while she was with Nicole. Her nose bleed seemed to accompany some kind of sense kicking in, telling her that she needed to see that girl’s body. The 7th of ‘The Seven’, with his ‘spade’ ring seems to be the culprit. He also seems to have some powers of his own – knowing they were with the body, drawing them into the other room, and ‘decorating’ the body with a calling card! He obviously WANTS to draw attention to himself! Is he taunting Wynonna? Is he hoping to kill her before she kills him? He was part of the group that killed 3 Earp Heirs before Wynonna.
There’s also the matter of the girl (who looked like Wynonna) having been surgically dissected while she was still alive. Seems like some kind of sick serial killer with medical skills. I thought the 7th ‘Heir Killer’ in the photo was going to be the Judge. He did have a copy of the photo on his wall with his other hunting trophies. But now I’m thinking that it’s probably a Doctor or maybe even the Coroner. The autopsy report for that girl was illegible. Doctors are known for bad handwriting, but normally the point of a report is for it to convey information. More things to be revealed, hopefully soon!
The Blacksmith had bound Curtis to the skull, as well as Waverly. She must be a bit older than she looks. She looked pretty young to me, but CC offered to make her young again! Maybe she only LOOKS young because she’s used some magic on herself, and maybe CC knew that it runs out or isn’t as good as ‘the real thing’. (CC looks pretty good for nearly 200!) The Blacksmith even refused to be healed from breast cancer. That must have been tempting. She was foolish, and brave, and determined. If naming the skull brought the Witch, perhaps she should just not have named the skull! Neverthless, she then withstood quite a bit from the Witch, and gave some in return – maybe she’s a witch too, just with less experience. Then, while she was dying, she got to Waverly’s before the Witch, and told Doc as much as she could: after the witching hour, soak the gallows silk with CC’s blood, hair etc. She even explained the skeletons: If “what was scattered” (the bones of The Stone Witch’s sons) is united, then all the Revenants will be free to move outside the Ghost River Triangle. I wonder why Bobo calls this his “lead’? Because he will have a head-start on other Revenants? RIP Blacksmith, you died nobly.
Even more of a pity then, that Doc swore to get Waverly out of there, but then reneged. Just as he seemed to be really on Waverly’s side at the party, and more trustworthy. He did have a valid point: Waverly (and everyone else) would be safer if The Stone Witch was dead. But he forgot the lack of certainty in killing her, and that there were people who could get hurt.
It’s rather fortunate, really, that the girl who was killed was so obnoxious beforehand. The Blacksmith’s death was sad enough: she seemed like a good and knowledgeable person and might have been lots of help in the future. It would have been even more devastating if we’d cared about the self-centred, rude blonde.
The Stone Witch turned her bodyguards, Waverly’s friend and the Blacksmith into Revenants with a spell. Is that how the 77 were made? Maybe she raised all of “Wyatt’s kills” as vengeance for his killing her sons. We know that shooting Revenants can knock them down, but they get up again. Presumably scissors in the ear is the same thing. (Now I have this song in my head: ‘I get knocked down, but I get up again, you’re never gonna keep me down’ by Chumbawamba, which could be the Revenants’ unofficial theme song. And Wynonna’s.)
There is an evil in this world… far greater than your Revenants.” The Stone Witch knows something. It might be important. It seems that she needs her boys to protect her from it.
The Stone Witch seems very proud of her boys, as well as emotionally attached to them:
Revenants are human. My boys are more.”
That explains the double layer of teeth, then: Her sons were fathered by a shark. Doc could tell that it wasn’t human.
When Waverly destroyed the skull, did that also hurt her, since she and “the Stone Witch’s son” are “one”. She didn’t seem to be affected, at the time. I hope that someone gathered the fragments afterwards. If Bobo can piece the other bones together, I’m sure he’d reassemble the skull too. Burning them to ash seems like a good idea. I wonder why that hasn’t been done before?
It wasn’t until Doc collected CC’s blood that he realised that her wound became his, when it started bleeding. (He felt something in his shoulder the night before, but he didn’t investigate it.) Presumably, this means that Doc will die when he kills CC. Will this change his mind? Will he decide not to kill her, in order to stay alive, and do some living? Or, will he decide that he’s had a bonus 130 years (albeit mostly wasted in solitary confinement) and it’s worth dying to kill CC. Maybe the choice will be taken from him. If someone else kills The Stone Witch, will Doc die with her, or not?
Someone* pointed out on Twitter, during the live Tweeting, that the first shot we see of Dolls this episode is a close-up of his eye. Nice mirroring with the end of last episode! Dolls is considerably healthier, and happier and even tells Wynonna they’re going to make the night “fun”. It’s a pity he didn’t get to deliver the Chinese: he got to the door but couldn’t go in! Maybe we should all remember “Pomegranate” as the “help”word – I don’t think I could come up with one on the spot! Wynonna continues to be quick-witted! (*I tried to find the Tweet to give them credit. If you find it, send me a screenshot!)
I think Dolls is going to give Doc to The Black Badge, in order to save Wynonna and Waverly. I think he’s even a bit conflicted about it – even though Dolls calls Doc “the enemy”, and seems to be vying for Wynonna’s affections himself, I think he can tell that Doc is not all bad. Doc is certainly unique among the Revenants.
But the question remains: why is ‘The Black Badge’ so doubtful that Dolls is battling real Revenants? If The Black Badge was co-founded by Wyatt Earp, surely there is already a file on the Earp curse in Purgatory, and the need for the Heir to kill off all 77 Revenants. They should value Wynonna’s abilities and Waverly’s research as assets, not want to kill them off to prevent gossip. The Earp family has (mostly) contained the gossip for 130 years! Has Black Badge been infiltrated by demonic forces? I’m immediately thinking of ‘Falling Skies’, where the army was court-martialling and killing their own people because they were being led by a person under the control of the enemy. Is this the same, or something totally different? Maybe it’s just modern bureaucracy. Maybe Black Badge is run by Vogons.
Of course, the biggest event for this episode might be the one we didn’t see! What happened to Wynonna and Nicole? They went to get pancakes, but the car is empty, rolling along with the doors open, and a bloody hand print on Nicole’s door-jamb. My theories about what happened include:
- They stopped the car for someone hurt &/ or friendly, and were ripped out of it by super fast and strong Revenants.
- They were teleported/transported by The Stone Witch’s magic, so that she can interrogate/ torture them.
- The Black Badge took them, and Nicole pretended to be Waverly, so that Waverly would be safe.
- It’s a trap set to catch Doc – either set by the Revenants, wanting revenge or by Black Badge, wanting a specimen.
- Some other thing.
Next week’s episode will hopefully show us which one of these it is. (How many are betting on 5?!)
Despite Doc’s selfishness and claim to no longer be helping the Heir, I think we can count on him to mount a rescue of Wynonna. Waverly will be right there with him. I wonder if Sherriff Neadley’s daughter is now onside? She might be useful somehow? After all, Neadley should be concerned about his missing Policewoman. I’m hoping that Dolls can help too, it’s always handy to have a ‘man on the inside’.
More than usual, I’m waiting with bated breath for next week’s episode of Wynonna Earp.
On Syfy in the USA , Friday10pm/9c.
On CHCHTV in Canada, Monday 9pm.
Remember to have Twitter open at the same time, to live tweet with members of the cast, writers and showrunner. (Specifics of who will be tweeting are usually announced on Twitter beforehand.) #WynonnaEarp was trending nationally, in the top 5 for a while, for this episode. There are 6 episodes left until the end of the season!
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