Thursday, September 16, 2021

Recap: Basically Everything’s Happening in ‘Wynonna Earp’ Season 4, Episode 10 “Life Turned Her That Way”

Remember when last week I said, “Really? Another Monster of the Week?” Well, showrunner Emily Andras must have heard me because oh boy this week packs a punch. We’ve got BBD, mystical fog, and even an old foe, so strap in because there is a LOT to cover and I’m gonna type fast.

Spoilers ahead for Season 4, Episode 10 of Wynonna Earp. You have been warned.

Wynonna has settled into a less-than-healthy routine: wake up, shoot something, drink something, pass out, rinse, and repeat. However, one day when she wakes up, Peacemaker is gone. She goes into the house to recruit Waverly and Nicole to find it, but trick’s on Wynonna — they’re the ones who took it. And she quickly realizes what’s going on: it’s an intervention.

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Waverly and Nicole launch into standard intervention stuff — we love you, we’re worried about you, you seem isolated, you’re passing out, etc. Unsurprisingly, this pisses off Wynonna, who storms out of the house despite leaving Peacemaker behind. Waverly follows her out and they have a pretty volatile argument. It ends with Waverly saying, “You know, I thought we’d have a few more years before your transition from fun drunk to mean alcoholic,” referencing their father. To which Wynonna responds, “Have fun planning your wedding, you sanctimonious asshole,” before walking away to her barn. A sad Waverly goes back into the house, where she quickly dries her tears and makes a mysterious phone call, telling someone to meet her at “our place” and to bring “the thing.”

WYNONNA EARP — “Life Turned Her That Way” Episode 410 — Pictured: (l-r) Tim Rozon as Doc Holliday, Dominique Provost-Chalkley as Waverly Earp — (Photo by: Michelle Faye/Wynonna Earp Productions, Inc./SYFY)

Out of the Frying Pan and Into the Fog

Turns out the person is Doc, “our place” is the stairs to the Garden, and “the thing” is the book Waverly was offered while she was there. It’s supposedly a book of her life, but it remains blank, much to Waverly’s bewilderment. They discuss what to do about Wynonna before two demons show up named Remy and Dallas. Waverly tries to shoot Peacemaker at them (something she conveniently brought along) but it jams, because that gun does what it wants. And so Waverly runs … straight into the mystical fog. Upon seeing the fog, the demons retreat back to where Doc is at the stairs. Doc offers them anything they want at the Glory Hole in exchange for letting him go and helping Waverly, but before they can argue further, all three are shot with tranquilizing darts by none other than BBD.

Meanwhile in the fog, Waverly is holding her breath so as not to succumb to its mind-breaking powers. She stumbles into a cabin and who could be in that very cabin but Jolene. As in, kinda evil twin, Waverly’s demon counterpart, the one who’s supposed to be dead, Jolene. Apparently she was freed when Wynonna killed Bulshar, and now she’s here to use Waverly to get revenge on Wynonna. She knocks Waverly out and ties her up. When she comes to, Jolene monologues about how demons are really just fallen angels and therefore, they’re the same, and that Waverly is everything she’s been trying to run from her whole life. Waverly tries to tell her she’s out of her mind, and that she refuses to give in to whatever supernatural energy is inside her, but she remains tied up, waiting for rescue.

Problem is, no one knows where she is. Wynonna is working out her anger on a punching bag when Rachel comes in and interrupts. She asks Wynonna to train her, Obi-Wan Wynonni style, as Wynonna puts it. Wynonna is snarky and reluctant, but eventually agrees. As they walk through the woods, discussing weapons and techniques, they come across a very injured Remy, who fills them in on the situation: Doc and Dallas are in BBD custody, and Waverly is somewhere in the fog. Wynonna immediately recruit Nicole and Casey, as he knows how to navigate the fog better than anyone. Both Wynonna and Nicole insist on going in to save Waverly, but finally Nicole puts her foot down, saying after the Garden it’s her turn. Wynonna agrees, and they get harnessed into a rope so that Wynonna and Rachel can pull them back if need be.

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The next scene the audience only experiences through Wynonna’s radio. Casey and Nicole find the cabin, and find Waverly inside. However, Jolene quickly kills Casey, there’s fighting, and then silence. Wynonna and Rachel feel three tugs on the rope so they reel it in, only to recover Casey’s unfortunately lifeless body. Nicole is on the radio, saying she’s okay but the fog spit her out elsewhere and far away, and Waverly is still very much trapped. Wynonna notices something in Casey’s hand that looks like blonde hair, and tells Nicole she’s resorting to Plan B. She goes off while Rachel stays with Casey’s body, decorating it with flowers. Back inside the fog, Waverly manages to break the ropes on her hands, but when she goes to pick up Peacemaker to kill Jolene, but it burns in her hand, same as it does with demons. Jolene decides she’s had it and tackles Waverly to the floor, saying if Waverly won’t give in, she’ll make her demon-ness come out. She stabs Waverly in the back – literally – or rather her shoulder blade, and pulls out a feather … so that’s new.

WYNONNA EARP — “Life Turned Her That Way” Episode 410 — Pictured: Melanie Scrofano as Wynonna Earp — (Photo by: Michelle Faye/Wynonna Earp Productions, Inc./SYFY)

Back at BBD…

Doc and Dallas are being held in a cell when they’re approached by a BBD officer and agents with guns. The officer says they “already have one of him,” and points to Dallas, at which point on of the agents shoots him with a flamethrower, burning him alive. Doc, enraged, bares his vampire teeth as his eyes glow. This intrigues the officer, who opens the cell and leads him towards … I guess another cell? He tells Doc he will be put on “The Ark,” which is not at all ominous. He passes by another cell and finds, of all people, Jeremy! Doc incapacitates the agent guarding him and shoots the cell’s electronic lock before Jeremy can tell him not to, which causes the place to go into lockdown and agents to swarm. Doc is surrounded and put into the “feeding pen,” along with Jeremy and others.

Elsewhere at BBD, Wynonna is pounding on a door, demanding someone take her to Jeremy. The same officer as before opens the door, and introduces himself as Officer Graham, the “upper-est” of management. Wynonna, in true form, points a gun at him and demands the release of her friends so they can “stop the fog.” General Graham laughs, saying the fog will consume the Ghost River Triangle and can’t be stopped. She persists, and Graham walks her down to the cells. He says she can take one of her friends, which is already terrible. At first she says Jeremy, but then she looks further into the cell and makes a different choice – Cleo. Clanton. Jeremy and Doc are outraged, and rightfully so, but Cleo is delighted.

(Oh yeah, we saw Cleo earlier at an official-looking office trying to get the paperwork to get out of the Ghost River Triangle, Billy in tow. It’s unknown how she got from this office to the jail cell, but she’s pretty thrilled to be free. And so is Wynonna, because she has a plan.)

Doc and Jeremy are mystified, but before long another possible hero comes to the rescue — Mercedes! She has a key card and everything, which would be useful if Doc hadn’t blasted the lock. As she holds a mirror so Jeremy can try to hotwire it, Officer Graham makes an unfortunate return. He explains that there is no saving Purgatory, but unlike previous special ops, they’re saving the demons this time, and humans will just be a casualty. And with that, he shoots Mercedes in the gut. As for Jeremy and Doc’s fates, that will have to wait for next week. (And Mercedes’ fate because let’s be real, no one’s dead until we see a body.)

WYNONNA EARP — “Life Turned Her That Way” Episode 410 — Pictured: Savannah Basely as Cleo Clanton — (Photo by: Michelle Faye/Wynonna Earp Productions, Inc./SYFY)

Operation: Rescue Waverly 2.0 is a Go

As Head of the Clantons, Cleo can control Billy who, as a reaper, must go directly towards his target and can lead Wynonna through the fog. After meeting back up with Rachel, Wynonna give’s Cleo Casey’s very useful tuft of Jolene’s hair. As Waverly screams in pain and Jolene holds her in some twisted way, Cleo casts the spell that makes Jolene Billy’s new target, and with leash in hand, off Wynonna goes into the fog.

They quickly find the cabin and burst in. Billy goes for Jolene while Wynonna tries to help Waverly, who is in so much pain she can’t even stand. Jolene quickly kills Billy, and then turns towards Wynonna and sends her flying out the door and into the fog using her demon magic. This finally breaks Waverly. She screams Wynonna’s name and turns back to Jolene — her eyes fully white with dark circles around them. The back of her dress is soaked in blood from her shoulder blades. Jolene encourages this, calling Waverly “her little demon.” But it doesn’t take long for Waverly to turn on her. As she closes her fist, Jolene’s bones start to break. Waverly throws her head back and screams, her face becoming more pale and ghoulish by the second. As Jolene dies, she also shows a sense of awe, and tells Waverly, “Now you’re gonna destroy the whole world.” To which Waverly responds, “Yes. But you will not bear witness.” And with a final twist of the hand, Jolene collapses, dead.

Out in the fog, Wynonna writhes on the ground, trying her best to hold her breath. And then, miraculously, the fog retreats. Wynonna gasps and tries to catch her breath before sitting up to see where the fog has gone. And in front of her, coming out of the fog, is Waverly. Her hair is slicked back, and she’s almost in black and white. Her eyes are clouded with black markings all around them – this definitely isn’t Waverly anymore. Wynonna calls out to her, and Waverly responds in a booming, god-like voice: “Your journey is over, Wynonna Earp, and mine has just begun.” She raises her arms slightly, and out come two very large, very dark wings, as Wynonna looks on in shock and terror. So … that should be fun!

With an Angelic (but maybe Demonic?) Waverly and BBD on the brink of making Purgatory a crater, there is no shortage of action to be packed into the final two episodes. Will there be a #WayHaught wedding? Will Wynonna be able to save Purgatory? I can’t wait to see how it all comes to an end.

Season 4, Episode 11 of Wynonna Earp, “Better Dig Two,” airs on Friday, April 2 at 10/9c on Syfy.

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Emily
Emily is a a graduate of Simmons University with a Bachelor's Public Relations and Journalism and former Disney World Cast Member. An avid fangirl and media connoisseur, when Emily is not thinking of her next article topic, she is planning for her next convention, chatting about the latest book she has read or binge-watching her favorite nerdy shows on Netflix. Find Emily on Instagram and Twitter at @emilycoleyeah

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