After a premiere episode that really had us hooked, Wynonna Earp really hit the ground running in its second week with “Keep the Home Fires Burning.” Written by series’ showrunner Emily Andras and directed by Ron Murphy, the second episode really saw the main cast, especially lead actress Melanie Scrofano, really settle into their roles, relax and bring some really fun and hilarious moments. While the show did provide plenty of laughs in Week 2, things also got much darker with the introduction of Michael Eklund’s Bobo. Just exactly what he wants, coupled with questions that still exist about Doc Holliday’s (Tim Rozon) allegiance, already have us feeling eager and ready to come back next week.
So just as we did with the season premiere, we’re taking a look at those moments from Episode 2 of Wynonna Earp that we particularly enjoyed. From a deepening of the Earp sisters’ bond, almost making Agent Dolls (Shamier Anderson) laugh, to Eklund’s new Big Bad, check out our favorite moments, and be sure to add any that we may have missed!
Revenant: “Tell me where Peacemaker is and I’ll kill your sister fast.”
Wynonna: “It’s in my panty drawer, why don’t we go get it?”
The shooting range
Agent Dolls and Wynonna really start to get closer this episode and figure out just how their working relationship is going to go. He’s obviously the straight man to her wise-cracking, reckless side, but they really started to come into their own this week. While he seems exasperated at times, something tells me these two will get along just fine. The entire scene at the shooting range though was so great though because we got a ton of backstory about Wyatt’s kills, what happens if the townspeople find out about the revenants, and a hint at something upsetting that happened to Wynonna’s dad, all while making me laugh. Also, as great as Melanie Scrofano was in the pilot, she really comes into the role of Wynonna in this second episode and this scene is a prime example of that. She deftly mixes comedy (both delivering Andras’ quick witted lines and physically bulging her eyes at the site of the big machine gun) with an undercurrent that lets you know there’s something deeper going on with Wynonna underneath all the jokes. I can’t be alone at wanting to know what that is.
Hello Officer Haught
We don’t know about you all, but Officer Nicole Haught (Katherine Barrell) has us hooked and wanting to know more about the local Purgatory Police officer. If we had to guess, something tells us Waverly (Dominique Provost-Chalkley) feels the same way. Officer Haught (you can judge us, but that’s not going to stop being funny any time soon) seems to have her sights set on the youngest Earp sister, and we’ve got to say that we are a big fan of her direct approach. Here’s hoping Waverly, despite insisting that she’s currently in a relationship with “a boy/man,” takes her up on that offer for coffee soon!
Officer Haught: “When I see something I like I don’t want to wait.”
Showdown at the Homestead
Dolls, Wynonna and Waverly had to all work together to take down “Killer Miller,” who as it turned out, thanks to a mistake by Doc, was after Waverly and not Wynonna. The trio thought on their feet to take down the mysterious demon, and even worked in some snappy one-liners in the process. They also made the important discovery that Waverly, at the urging of her imaginary friend Bobo, buried a talisman that allowed revenants access to the Homestead. Thankfully she remembered in time to throw the intruder demon off their property, but not before Wynonna could issue a warning to those looking to come after them.
Wynonna: “Tell your boss, whoever he is, that I’m coming for him. I’m coming for all the revenants who attacked the Homestead and took Willa.”
Demon: “The Seven? That hunting party’s got three dead heirs under their belts. You’re just a girl.”
Wynonna: “I am THE girl with the big ass gun and one by one I’m going to blow you all to hell.”
Earp Sisterly bonding moments
What began earlier in the episode, as the sisters surveyed the Homestead and reminisced about memories they made there as children, continued later on the episode by the campfire. It wasn’t really surprising that Waverly would be made an official member of the Black Badge team, as a consultant, but we couldn’t help but smile as big as she was over the news. We also loved when they turned their attentions to Doc, as they gossiped over just who this mysterious stranger really is. While we agree that he’s “not a bad sight in Champ’s jeans,” we’re not so sure that Waverly is right that he’s only “just one of those crazy Wyatt fans.”
Wynonna: “Everything in my body tells me he’s one of the bad boys. My entire body.”
Bobo is revealed
While Wynonna may have wondered just how scary someone named Bobo could be, it turned out that he’s pretty freakin’ scary! The episode’s final reveal showed revenant leader Michael Eklund’s character to be Bobo, and in the process the show has presented viewers with a truly terrifying villain. Eklund proved to be quite the commanding presence as he stood before his legion and declared that he’s not worried about Wynonna and Peacemaker. He’ll let the Seven deal with her, he’s got bigger plans in mind, including giving up the woman responsible for changing Doc. Color us intrigued!
Other memorable quotes:
Wynonna: “I never blow jobs without a please first.” – C’mon Agent Dolls. You know you thought that joke was funny!
Agent Dolls: “The Black Badge was a top secret branch of the Marshalls founded in the 1900s by Roosevelt.”
Wynonna: “Eleanor?” – On a show all about woman power would we really expect her to guess any differently now?
Killer Miller: “Your hair smells like lilies, the flower of funerals.”
Wynonna: “Worst pickup line ever.”
Those were just a few of our favorite moments from this week of Wynonna Earp. Did we leave anything out? Make sure to let us know if we did!
Wynonna Earp airs Fridays at 10 p.m ET on SyFy in the US. In Canada, episodes air Mondays at 9 p.m. ET on CHCH. All episodes will also stream live on CHCH.com in conjunction with the SyFy and CHCH broadcast airings.
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.