Welcome back to Wynonna Wednesday, Earpers! Last week, we discussed the twisted fifth episode (complete with a Rosita resurgence) of Wynonna Earp. This week, I want to delve into episode six, “Holy War Part Two.” The midseason finale! Our posse of dipsh*ts dealt with Frog Nicole, Ghost Nicole, and some Wynonna/Rosita goodness. There’s a ton to unpack in this episode. So, hold on to your butts. Grab some whiskey and doughnuts. Let’s get to Earping.
While Kat Barrell has been a force of nature this season, I want to recognize our fearless Earp extraordinaire Melanie Scrofano and our favorite gunslinger Tim Rozon for their work in “Holy War Part Two.” Talk about a punch to the gut. They’ve always had electrifying chemistry. Whether they’re about to do the horizontal tango or they’re enmeshed in a high-stakes scene, these two have a connection that can’t be denied. The scene between them right before WayHaught’s proposal tore my heart asunder. It was quite clear that Doc was undergoing an evolution of sorts and truly longed for peace. Of course Wynonna killing Holt wouldn’t sit well with him. It’s an interesting dynamic that both actors played so well — Doc progressing while Wynonna remained stagnant.
Barrell and Dominique Provost-Chalkley made me believe that love truly exists. Tamara Duarte never ceases to inject some flair into Wynonna Earp with her Rosita Bustillos. Her scenes with Scrofano were a stark reminder of just how much she’s missed on our sh*tshow. Additionally, Greg Lawson‘s Nedley has become one of my favorite characters, and not solely for comedic relief (although he is a damn fine comedic actor). Nedley is brimming with heart. He’s the father we all need right now.
We said “Bye Felicia!” to Mam Clanton (Paula Boudreau) in this episode courtesy of Waverly’s angelic abilities. I’ve been hoping for her powers to make a resurgence and I was not disappointed. Ty Olsson‘s Holt also bit the dust courtesy of Peacemaker. This particular death is difficult to justify, in my humble opinion. Doc made sure to mention that it’s always cowardly to shoot a man when his back is turned. While some of Doc’s beliefs are antiquated, I believe there’s some truth in the aforementioned. Additionally, Holt was on the brink of declaring peace between the Earps and Clantons. He seemed to have a stronger moral compass than Mam and Cleo. Side note: I really wanted Doc to have an “old timey” western pal. Unfortunately, Holt died before that dream could come to fruition.
Oh yeah — remember when Nicole had Jeremy (Varun Saranga) and Nedley drown her so she could be free of that blasted hex? Then, she went all Ghost and saved our Waves from Reaper Billy? Then Waverly proceeded to kiss a slew of frogs in the hopes that Nicole would revert back to her human state? I dug the fairy tale angle in those scenes. Now, someone needs to write up an LGBTQIA+ fairy tale with frogs and such. I would buy multiple copies of that book. And that wedding proposal! Of course, we always knew WayHaught would be endgame, but that proposal still shook me to my core. That, and my heart grew three whole sizes while watching it. What a tenderhearted, beautiful moment for Earpers. It was a celebration of love and family. How fitting that everyone was present for it at the Homestead.
Martina Ortiz-Luis is a great addition to the cast as Rachel. While her story with Billy petered out, I think we’ll get to see more of her badassery in the back half of Season Four. My question is this: now that Cleo is the only Clanton left, will she seek vengeance on the Earps? Where the fork is Eve in all this? What if Eve possesses Cleo and becomes this damn near unstoppable force for our protagonists? So many questions with plenty of time to mull them over…
Rosita and Wynonna going all Fight Club at the nunnery was like Christmas Day. Give me more scenes with them, please!
Ah, the Rosita of it all. What a treat it was getting to see her again. Rosita’s story always broke my heart, especially after her scenes with Wynonna in “Holy War Part Two.” She was merely collateral damage when Wyatt shot her. As for kidnapping Alice, Rosita was in survival mode. Now, handing Alice over to Mam Clanton wasn’t exactly the best idea, but I can see why she did what she did. I’m glad Wynonna and Rosita made amends. While “The Scorned Woman” bit was sort of a ruse from Medea, Rosita really did fit that bill. Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned. Thankfully, Wynonna and Rosita eventually teamed up and took down a demonic nun. You know, girl stuff!
I also dug Rosita’s potential sendoff. Finding her happy ending with demon nuns in a safe place where she definitely won’t go “poof” was a nice touch. I sincerely hope we see her again.
What did you think of “Holy War Part Two?” Sound off in the comments below! Now, I bid you farewell, as this will be the last Wynonna Wednesday for a bit. But not to worry. I’ll be back for more Wynonna Earp shenanigans when Season Four returns. Until then — tacos are tasty.
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