Is Gooverly no more? It sure seems like that may be the case after last week’s episode of Wynonna Earp that saw the demon previously possessing Waverly (Dominique Provost-Chalkley), jump ship and enter Wynonna (Melanie Scrofano) instead. There have been many challenges for Provost-Chalkley in Season 2 of the Syfy and Space supernatural drama series, but playing a woman being possessed by a dark demon is at the very top of the list. What will it mean for Waverly now that it’s left her body?
While the ending of last week’s episode was certainly shocking and unexpected, the rest of it was pretty exciting and action-packed as well. Waverly went undercover at a club, where we also got to see Provost-Chalkley show off some of her beautiful singing skills, and for a good long minute it seemed like Waverly had actually lost a hand. Thankfully, she still had the demon possessing her at that point and it grew back. Will that stop Waverly from wanting to participate in Black Badge Division missions in the future?
In order to get a closer look at that shocking episode, The TV Junkies spoke about it exclusively with Provost-Chalkley, who recently wrapped filming on the Carmilla movie. She discussed facing her fears and singing on camera, what the demon being in Wynonna may mean, Waverly’s next steps with Black Badge and what she thought about that shocking moment involving Waverly’s hand.
The TV Junkies: So not only did Emily [Andras] write in your dancing skills, but then we see you singing. What did you think when you heard that you’d get an opportunity to sing and are you hoping for more chances to do so in the future?
Dominique Provost-Chalkley: I don’t think I would have chosen to put it in, simply because it scares me tremendously, but in reality it was a nice push and a fun challenge. I’m really nervous to see how it turned out! Even when I went in to do ADR I had them skip over that part because I didn’t want to see it.
I do really love singing, but usually just for me, in my bedroom, and that’s about it. It’s been a very long time since I sang in public. I just hope people like it!
TTVJ: The ending of Episode 204 is pretty shocking. I may have screamed at my television. I know you’re not going to spoil anything, but what can you say about what’s to come now that the evil has entered Wynonna?
DPC: You will see Melanie Scrofano as a Goononna, and who doesn’t want to see that? It was fun because we both got to play around with how the demon affects each of our characters, and what I will say is it manifests itself in different ways.
TTVJ: The entire episode had me screaming at my TV, really, and one of the big moments was when we thought Waverly’s hand was cut off. I imagine that was one of the longest commercial breaks ever for fans. Were you worried when you got the script that your next trick for the season was going to be playing one-handed piano?
DPC: Luckily, I didn’t have a commercial break to wait on, but I was just as shocked when I read the script. Absolutely, I mean, cheerleading, singing and then losing limbs! On what other show do you get that? I love that she grows it back though, how awesome! I really did hit the jackpot this year, thank God I touched the goo!
TTVJ: In this episode Waverly revealed she’s been looking into spy school. Does that mean we’re going to continue to see her participate on more missions?
DPC: Side note, that’s Varun’s [Saranga] favourite Waverly line, ‘so I’ve been looking into spy schools.’ Though I’m not quite sure if he was laughing with me or at me to be totally honest. Anyway, yes, bless her! Aw, my heart goes out to Waverly. She wants to help so much, she’ll risk her life, lose a hand, just to be a part of the action. It’s quite adorable really! She wants so much to be respected by her team, to prove to them that she has what it takes, but I think after her not so successful mission with Lucado she learns her lesson a little bit.
That said, Waverly isn’t at home or in the office doing research this year, she definitely gets stuck in throughout the season, and boy does she love it!
TTVJ: You’re not staying idle in your hiatus from Wynonna. Can you share anything yet about the Carmilla movie and how that came about and who you’re playing?
DPC: Unfortunately, I will get eaten by the Anglerfish if I divulge in any of the juicy details. It was a great experience though. I met some beautiful people, and I think it’ll be a lot of fun! It was nice to see how much of a crossover fan base we have, and I’m happy to now also be part of the Creampuffs. They are both wonderful families.
What did you think of that Wynonna Earp episode? Add your thoughts about what’s next for Waverly below.
Wynonna Earp airs Fridays at 10 p.m. ET on Syfy and Space.
Editor in Chief Bridget Liszewski comes from a long line of TV Junkies who fostered her love of television from a very young age. She's channeled that passion into covering both US and Canadian television shows, and is thankful everyday for the invention of the DVR. A graduate of the University of Notre Dame, she loves college football and is a fan of sports in general. Bridget is always up for talking TV and you can follow her on twitter at @BridgetOnTV.