Warning: If you haven’t seen Season 2, Episode 10 of Wynonna Earp, "I See a Darkness" -- and you don’t want to be spoiled -- I strongly suggest turning back now. This is a TV recap, so it’s just chock full spoilers, and I cannot be held accountable for what I say after this disclaimer.
These Earp sisters are going to be the death of me, I swear to God. Between Waverly panicking over Nicole, and threatening to make me cry every five minutes with her face and her words and her face, and Wynonna turning on Rosita the second she finds out she’s a Revenant, and then all the betrayal and sadness, I don’t know if I’m gonna live to see the end of this season, let alone whatever treasures await us in Season 3.
Waverly has just been put through the wringer this year. She spent a chunk of the season possessed, forced to eat weird things and steal stuff. Then she found out she might not be human, might be part demon, and definitely isn’t actually related to the family she grew up with. Now her girlfriend is attacked by creepy face-stealing demon witch things and is lying in a hospital bed dying of some kind of crazy venom. This girl really needs to catch a break and get some happy times back. Of course, with everything that’s still to come, I don’t think we’ll be getting strictly happy Waverly for some time to come.
So what’s a girl to do when the love of her life is lying in a hospital bed dying of a terrible poison that’s basically eating her from the inside out? Anything and everything she can, of course. I have to give a lot of credit to Dolls this week for stepping in and offering to shield Waverly from the wrath of Wynonna, should she decide to turn over the third seal to the Widows. Sure, he’s doing it for (at least partly) tactical reasons. In his words, they have far better odds fighting the demon Clootie with Nicole than without her, but there’s still a part of that that’s coming from some actual protective feelings he has for Waverly. He doesn’t want to see her hurt any more than the rest of us. Plus, it shows that Dolls has some serious respect for Nicole’s fighting abilities if he thinks she’s worth bringing on the apocalypse to save.
Permission from Dolls aside, fear will make you do some pretty terrible things. Things you wouldn’t normally ever consider doing, like betraying your sister, making a deal with an Iron Witch, and turning over a seal that could bring about apocalypse-level demonic badness to the very person who wants to bring that about as soon as demonically possible. Yes, Waverly makes a bad call, but I gotta say, it’s hard to blame her. Wynonna is pissed, but you have to think she would have done the exact same thing if it were Waverly in that bed instead of Nicole.
Sidenote: Does no one in this town text? You’d think if someone was on their deathbed and you had told your sister to give you enough time to find a cure, you might text some updates. Just a “We’ve got a lead on the Widows, hold tight!” Or maybe “Venom on the way!” You know, something so that she’s not panicking thinking you’ve made no progress and her girlfriend is going to die a slow agonizing death unless she makes a very difficult decision and betrays your incredibly important relationship in the process.
Speaking of Wynonna’s bad decisions this week, and the things fear will make you do, how about turning on Rosita the first chance she gets? That was pretty uncool. I know, she has months (years even) of history telling her that Revenants are bad, that they are not at all on the side of good, and have no real capacity for selflessness, but for all Rosita has done for them so far, she really should have given the girl the benefit of the doubt. Rosita is one of the admittedly very few Revenants that has no desire to destroy the Earp family or take over Purgatory. She’s spent her eternity going to college, for crying out loud!
And finally, Nedley, you beautiful bastard. He was pretty much the MVP of this episode, which makes me think two things: 1) Nedley is way cooler than we’ve ever given him credit for, and 2) he is not long for this world.
The only thing I didn't 100% buy in this week's episode was Nicole's wife. Don't get me wrong, I totally think Nicole is the type of person who might have a really good weekend in Vegas and get married, but I don't really understand why they're still married, or why we exactly needed that character in this episode. I'll give the show credit for not making her horrible, and instead allowing her to reaffirm the WayHaught relationship, but if she wasn't there to cause drama ... why was she there?
Doc immediately jumping into action upon learning Nicole is dying is all the reasons why I love him.
Looks like we might be heading toward an “everyone wants the baby” situation later this season. Those never go very well.
What did Wynonna figure out about the plate?!?!?! It’s killing me. So many things are killing me this week. Are we sure I’m not dead?
Anyone else suddenly want Dominique Provost-Chalkley to play Batgirl?