WARNING: If you don't want to know what happened in this episode, don't read this photo recap!
Well, this is interesting. Wynonna, under the spell of this Jolene character, has tied her mother to a ladder to keep her from intruding on their business. While being strangled, Michelle tells all: that demon Jolene has been stalking Waverly since she was a child, which is why she set fire to their barn, trying to exorcise it. Now the demon is back, and on the loose somewhere.
But there ARE sweets for Michelle, who becomes tractable after eating them. And still nobody puts two and two together that Jolene is the demon. Ah well. The plan is to get to the family barn, where Michelle can have the demon bind to her, and then...?
Before they leave, though, Jolene feeds Doc a piece of something good. It makes him so credulous, that he takes her at her word that it's best he stay behind and not go to the barn. We'll have what he's having!
In the barn, the Revenant security officer minus a tongue comes barrelling in, babbling nonsense and pointing. The Earp family can't understand a damn thing he's saying, and perceive him only as a threat... not a messenger. So Wynonna pops him with Peacemaker.
It was Jolene, the demon by any other name, beckoning her into an occult spell circle. She's ready to do Waverly in, when Waverly belts her across the face with the barrel of a gun. When Wynonna and Michelle hear the screams, they think Waverly is out of her mind, and succor Jolene instead. This is a strange reversal.
Doc uses his day off to go visit Bobo Del Rey down the well. He wants his help to retrieve Dolls from the afterlife; Bobo wants something in exchange: Waverly Earp. Easy there, pardner. Bobo does offer up some information freely: Bulshar needs his ring to complete his powers, and one of the Earps (or maybe Nicole) has it and didn't tell Doc.
The party attends a party at the saloon, and it's there that Jolene tells all the women that Doc has a wife: the Contessa. Wynonna doesn't take too kindly to this information, neither does mama Michelle, and Jolene uses it to drive a wedge between the group. And it's working.
And Nicole threatens to turn both Waverly and Michelle over to the higher authorities — harboring a fugitive is a felony. Also, maybe she's displacing some of her anger out on Waverly on this one. Also, could have something to do with the sweets she's eating. They kind of break up.
Jolene attends to Nicole's room while she's sulking about the things she said to Waverly. Seeing she's in a distraught state of mind, she starts to... hit on her? OK, Jolene. The two have a physical tussle, and during it, Waverly's ring, the ring of Bulshar, pops out of her desk. Jolene snags it.
Waverly returns to the family barn, and finds Jolene there — this woman is EVERYWHERE! Jolene really wants Waverly dead, but needs her to pull the trigger, or in this case bury the knife. So she attempts to make her feel so bad about her upbringing that she goes through with it. Here's the story: Waverly's father was a demon, and when Waverly was born, so was Jolene. Except one got blessed with good looks and humanity, while the other was born a demon. Tough break. Now Jolene wants her revenge.