Wynonna Earp: 11 Takeaways from Fan Expo 2018

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Whether fans are ready for it or not, Season 3 of Wynonna Earp is now a little over halfway from being over. There have been quite a few major changes in recent weeks (we’re looking right at you, Doc!) and there’s surely a lot more to come in the remaining five episodes. But before things could go any further, some members of the Wynonna Earp cast took part in a panel at Fan Expo Canada in Toronto on Sunday, September 2, 2018. Presented by Space Channel, the panel included cast members Melanie Scrofano, Tim Rozon, Dominique Provost-Chalkley and Varun Saranga.

Since not all Earpers could attend the convention, we’ve pulled out a few highlights of what all went down for you. Take a look at those below as the cast talks about the big happenings with their characters so far this season and previews what still lies ahead in Season 3, which airs Fridays at 9 p.m. ET on SYFY and Space Channel.

 

Doc’s surprise choice was ruined for Rozon

Rozon said that the surprise decision Doc made to become a vampire was actually ruined for him. “The first day that I arrived in Calgary somebody wrecked it for me, and I heard it before we started filming.” He wouldn’t name any names but said that “when I saw the vampires in the first episode I thought ‘shit.’”

Doc went for the power move

Rozon admitted that “Doc’s kind of useless,” and thus, that’s definitely part of why he went and became a vampire. Rozon said Alice was “the game changer” for Doc and that Doc “just thought about Alice and what could he do? At least with a vamp, there’s an aspect of power there, and unfortunately, he’s too weak as a man to just be a man. He needed that power, and unfortunately he made that choice, and now he’s stuck with it.”

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SYFY / Bell Media

Wynonna’s role in Doc’s decision

So that’s what Rozon said he first saw as the motivation for Doc’s choice, but said it’s fans’ reactions to it that brought another layer for him. “I love that people said Doc got rejected by Wynonna,” before adding that if he had written it, that Doc would’ve waited “a million years” for Wynonna. In fact, when he read the script he said his take was “wait for the girl!”

A new dynamic for Jeremy and Doc’s relationship

“Your heroes eventually turn into villains, right?” Saranga said when asked how Jeremy may respond to Doc’s decision to go vamp. He said that previously Jeremy held Doc as the heroic figure in his life, but “you’re going to see something change.” Saranga previewed that Jeremy and Doc’s relationship changes and is now “less about the crush anymore. Now they are very much like older brother/younger brother relationship.”

‘Jolene’ was very emotional to film

“Zoie Palmer is amazing,” enthused Provost-Chalkely when asked about filming the end scene of the ‘Jolene’ episode. She recalled that the emotional moment between Waverly and Palmer’s Jolene, where she’s trying to tell Waverly to kill herself, happened very early on in shooting the episode, right as Palmer and Provost-Chalkley were getting to know one another. “She was very wonderful but she kept herself to herself the entire time, waiting on the other side of the room until action was called,” recalls Provost-Chalkley. As for the scene itself, she said it was “quite hard to film and a lot of the crew actually found it really, really difficult to watch. There was an intense atmosphere throughout the whole of the scene because a lot of people can relate to the voices in your head. She did such a beautiful job of not giving me an option but to listen. We had a beautiful bit of correspondence after the episode. We had to reach new levels that you don’t always do in acting.”

Can they trust Mama again?

Despite just coming back into her daughters’ lives, Mama Earp (Megan Follows) recently took off again in search of long lost love Julian. “I think Waverly does everything in her power to give her excuses,” for leaving said Provost-Chalkley. Wynonna feels a bit different though and Scrofano says her character wonders if she’s following in her mother’s footsteps. This recent abandonment is just “another stab” for Wynonna. “The one thing Mama did do is let us know how proud she was of what we’ve created. We can’t count on her, but we can count on each other. That’s the takeaway,” for the Earp sisters said Scrofano.

Waverly and Jeremy are Purgatory BFFs

In Season 3, Wynonna Earp has been serving up a lot of Waverly and Jeremy related fun. “I think that’s absolutely something they saw and started writing for,” Saranga said of his real life friendship with Provost-Chalkley. She added that “both of us were like ‘we think Waverly and Jeremy should be best friends!’” Saranga cited the scene in the most recent episode, where Waverly and Jeremy are taping up the gnome wife, as proof of how well the two actors get on together. “I was laughing the whole time,” he says. “They couldn’t get a single take where I wasn’t laughing. When we act together it’s just ridiculous. Dom is very professional and I am not.”

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SYFY / Bell Media

Waverly’s dance had to be real

In the recent Christmas episode, Waverly performed a dance for her girlfriend Nicole that Provost-Chalkley had some thoughts on. “When I read it on the page, I was really adamant that I didn’t do it like the cheerleading dance where it was rehearsed, polished and perfect.” She said that she didn’t want fans thinking if they did a similar dance that it’d always work or get similar results. “I think it’s important to tell the truth in those situations,” she said before adding that “the truth is when you come out looking like that you feel like a bit of a knob.” Provost-Chalkely admitted to being incredibly nervous and that she “decided to use that and say this is how Waverly would feel. None of those lines were in it where I’m like ‘Oh my god, do you hate it?’ That was not what was written but we decided to play with that. Kat [Barrell] played along perfectly and then it became that scene.”

Wynonna is blowing off steam

“Wynonna just wants something easy and uncomplicated,” Scrofano replied when asked about her character’s new relationship with Charlie Fire Services (Sebastian Pigott). She went on to say that “that’s always, as we know, one of her valves that she releases pressure with. So she’s definitely blowing off some steam so to speak. It’s easy and he gives her that slice of normal that she’s craving because somebody else is a vampire and that’s complicated.”

Scrofano understand what Doc sees in Kate

“I love Chantel. As a person, I just think she’s so cool and has brought such a great energy,” Scrofano said of her new Season 3 costar Riley (Frankie Drake Mysteries). In addition to being a fan of Riley’s, Scrofano said she really likes the Kate character as well. “I wanted to hate her and was ready to hate her,” she admitted, before citing the Doc/Kate scene where Kate admitted to needing Doc. When she watched that Scrofano said she “was like ‘I get it. Yea OK, you can have him.’ She’s so good and has so much depth.”

Jeremy and Robin’s future is bright

“I think you’re going to see it blossom into something quite beautiful,” Saranga said of Jeremy’s new relationship with Robin (Justin Kelly). “Jeremy is such a socially awkward guy that I don’t think he knows how to function in a relationship,” noted Saranga. As for what’s ahead for this new couple, well “you’re going to see Robin and Jeremy navigate, in their own awkward way, what their relationship means to them.” He did then offer up that “it blossoms into something very nice.”

 

What do you think about what’s still to come in Season 3? Add your thoughts below!

Wynonna Earp airs Fridays at 9 p.m. ET on SYFY and Space Channel.

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