Welcome back to Wynonna Wednesday, Earpers! Last week, I delved into my most likely incorrect predictions for Wynonna Earp Season 4. This week, I want to break down the first six episode titles courtesy of Emily Andras‘ Twitter account. So, hold on to your butts. Grab some whiskey and doughnuts. Let’s get to Earping.
“On the Road Again” (S04E01)
“On the road again, I can’t wait to get on the road again…” I always dug that Wynonna Earp used country songs as episode titles. Well, I think it’s safe to assume that this episode will pick up right where we left off in Season 3. Wynonna (Melanie Scrofano) and Nedley (Greg Lawson) are tasked with saving Purgatory after the whole town disappeared. Doc (Tim Rozon) is stuck in the Garden on a mission to rescue Waverly (Dominique Provost-Chalkley). Nicole (Kat Barrell) and Jeremy (Varun Saranga) also vanished along with Purgatory’s residents.
So, what does this title bode for the season premiere? Seldom do my predictions come to fruition, especially when it comes to Wynonna Earp. “On the Road Again” seems like an homage to Earpers in a way. As if, “Yes, we’re back. And yes, the Purgatory world is still falling apart.” After nearly two years of being off the air, this title gives me a “comeback kid” vibe. Wynonna is back on the road again, sending demons to hell and saving an entire town along the way.
“Friends in Low Places” (S04E02)
Who doesn’t love Garth Brooks? “Friends in Low Places” could allude to a variety of things — we know Wynonna loves to party. This song is essentially a “party song.” Perhaps we’ll get another montage of Wynonna at Shorty’s getting plastered on whiskey? I could also see Wynonna having to strike a deal with someone who’s no stranger to the gutter. A low-life type. Perhaps saving a whole town is too much for just two people. Judging from the Season 4 trailer, it appears as though the Revenants were spared from the peculiar Purgatory rapture. What if Wynonna had to enlist their aid in tracking down the missing residents? If you’ll recall, last season Wynonna partnered up with the Revenants to take on Bulshar. I wouldn’t be surprised if the aforementioned tenuous alliance happens again.
Regardless, I’m sure we’ll be surprised to discover the real premise of this episode.
“Look at Them Beans” (S04E03)
Now, this episode is named after a song by Johnny Cash. It’s one I’m unfamiliar with. Obviously, it’s a strange title for a song. At face value, there’s a humorous slant to it. Or a jovial tone of sorts. My shot in the dark — maybe this is the episode where our core crew reunites at last. It’s a party! Look at them beans, y’all! This next theory is so far-fetched I feel foolish typing it out. If you’ll recall, Robin (Jeremy’s beau) was obsessed with a potato last season. Of course, that was an issue promptly resolved by the Black Badge crew. But maybe someone becomes obsessive over beans? Stranger things have happened on Wynonna Earp…like a dude obsessing over a potato.
I’m not a fan of this title. It doesn’t sit well with my soul. My theory? Someone is definitely in danger. What if Waverly is still trapped in the Garden? What if Doc is immediately expelled from the Garden because he’s a vampire and therefore considered a creature of hell? Waverly is part angel. In addition, she was chosen by the Garden to cross its threshold. Well, more like unceremoniously yanked across that threshold. Waverly wears her heart on her sleeve and has shown her fear quite a few times on this show. Of course, she incessantly forges ahead despite her fears, which is true courage. But, I could see a very Waverly-centric episode wherein she travels through the Garden alone and afraid. Again, purely speculating. Even if I’m wrong, I think this episode will be rife with terror and potentially season-altering moments.
“Holy War Part 1” (S04E05)
The first of a two-parter! Now, there are multiple songs that share this episode title. Apparently, “Holy War” is a popular song title. I believe this refers to some cataclysmic event that will take two episodes to fully cover. This is also the first part of the mid-season finale. So, you know sh*t is about to go down in our sh*tshow. Perhaps Wynonna and co. square off against the new threat pervading Purgatory? Remember, we were introduced to a new kind of demon in the trailer. What if these creatures start invading Purgatory and become an even bigger threat than Revenants? What if the fancy laser gun Wynonna had is specifically for whatever threat they’re facing in the mid-season finale? I think it’s going to be “all hands on deck” for this one.
“Holy War Part 2” (S04E06)
The second of a two-parter! We know this episode will end with a massive cliffhanger because Wynonna Earp. While nothing will compare to the multiple Season 3 cliffhangers left in the air for nearly two years, I think this episode will be a game changer. Thankfully, the wait between episodes shouldn’t be as long, global pandemic permitting. Every good mid-season finale sets up a secondary arc for the back half of the season. Perhaps “Holy War Part 2” ends with an introduction to a formidable villain. Maybe said villain is the real threat behind the new demons. I could picture another Bulshar-esque character, but I’d love to see a powerful female villain a la the Stone Witch. Also, I think Waverly will play a significant role in the mid-season finale. If we’re taking “Holy War” literally, then Waverly’s angelic nature could factor in.
What if we meet a slew of other angels who flee the Garden because it’s overwrought with something truly, despicably evil? What if the Garden is really hell and they’re entrapping angels left and right? I’d love to meet other celestial beings that teach Waverly how to really harness and hone her abilities. Let’s make it happen!
What do you think these episode titles mean? Sound off in the comments below! Be sure to join me next week for more Wynonna Earp shenanigans on Wynonna Wednesday. Until then — tacos are tasty.
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