Still in shock over the end of last week’s Wynonna Earpepisode? Well, you certainly aren’t alone. Not many viewers saw that demon transfer from Waverly (Dominique Provost-Chalkley) to Wynonna (Melanie Scrofano) happening, and it’s anybody’s guess as to what showrunner Emily Andras and her team have up their sleeve next. Prior to making the jump from Waverly into Wynonna because it said that she seemed more fun and that the younger Earp was fighting it too hard.
Will the demon be right? Will it have more control to do what it wants now that it’s in Wynonna? Upon first glance it sure seems that “Goononna” could be a lot more dangerous than Gooverly. To get some more insight into just how the goo may affect Wynonna, The TV Junkies spoke exclusively with Scrofano. She shares how we can expect to see a side of Wynonna we’ve never seen before and whether or not the demon will be right over having control of the gunslinger. Viewers can tune in Friday at 10 p.m. ET on Syfy and Space to see for themselves what kind of trouble Goononna gets up to.
The TV Junkies: I know what my reaction was, and it may have included some expletives, but what did you think when you heard Gooverly was going to be transferring the demon into Wynonna?
Melanie Scrofano: I was like ‘It’s about time!’ I probably should’ve seen it coming, but I didn’t. I was excited because I thought ‘Oh this is going to be so much fun,’ but then I was also nervous because I didn’t know if I had to play it the same way Dom played it, or if I could change it at all. I was really excited to play with it though.
TTVJ: One reason I was excited is because this is a side we’ve never seen to Wynonna.
MS: Here’s the thing, in figuring out how to play it I talked to Emily about it. She had this great way of putting it, which is that the demon getting into Wynonna is tragic in a way because you get to see what she’d be like if she were completely free. This whole time up until now she’s been dealing with a lot, but when she’s completely free she’d be so fun, she’d smile and laugh, flirt and just have this lightness about her. Weirdly, with this darkness comes this great light in Wynonna, and it’s really fun to play. In my mind we just see this side of Wynonna that is free in a weird way and very beautiful.
TTVJ: The demon said it wasn’t having any fun in Waverly because she was fighting it so hard. Why does it perceive Wynonna as weaker and easier to manipulate?
MS: I definitely don’t think it’s weaker, but I see how you’d say that. To me, it struck me as the demon having more in common with Wynonna. Wynonna has done a lot in her life that she’s not proud of, and each new body is like a car, and each new car drives differently. Waverly’s car is like a four door sedan, the safe option and Wynonna is the Ferrari. Wynonna is freer and less inhibited to begin with, so when the demon gets in there that’s an element, but then also Wynonna has a darker side.
Wynonna wants to give in a bit and let someone take over her body, her life, because in a weird way she could feel free when the demon is in there. Again it’s not a weakness, it’s just that thing we all feel when we say ‘I don’t want to do life today. It’s too hard, someone else do it for me.’ I think that’s why she may have a harder time fighting the demon.
TTVJ: Poor Dom, she’s done all this cheerleading and singing and then you call her a four door sedan.
MS: [laughs] But in the best way! She’s the one we can rely on and trust, and then you have this fast, dangerous car you can’t predict. That’s not really a good thing in this case.
TTVJ: Do you have any thoughts on fans referring to her as Goononna? Do you have any other preferences?
MS: I’ve tried so hard to think of a new name. The more I see Goononna, the more I think it sort of works. Gooverly is the best name, I’m not even going to try to beat it. Goononna, it is what it is.
TTVJ: Outside of the goo, we just found out that Dolls is a dragon! Despite that new trick, can we expect our team to sort of go back to normal now that he’s back to lead again?
MS: No. [laughs] What is discovered when the demon is in Wynonna, there’s no turning back after that.
TTVJ: This season, even more so than in Season 1, we’ve seen Wynonna feeling a wide array of emotions in a very small span of time, lots of time within the same moment in a scene. How do you accomplish having her break our hearts one second, and then zipping off a one-liner the next without giving us total whiplash?
MS: It never occurred to me that I was doing a bunch of emotions to be honest. They are all stemming from the same thing. There’s consistency in all of it and the situation is so complicated that it brings up a lot within the same scene. The one liners come hand in hand with the heartbreak because that’s how she deals with the emotions. In that sense it’s very consistent and a lot easier than it might seem.
What do you think will happen now that the goo is in Wynonna? Add your theories to the comments below!
Wynonna Earp airs Fridays at 10 p.m. ET on Syfy and Space.
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