Make no mistake about it, Wynonna Earp is THE girl with the big ass gun and she’s locked and loaded for another round of demon hunting in Purgatory. Wynonna Earp is all set and ready to roar back onto our television screens on Friday, June 9 at 10 p.m. ET on Syfy and Space, and it has plenty of cliffhangers that need to be answered. In the Season 1 finale, Wynonna (Melanie Scrofano) was forced to kill her big sister Willa (Natalie Krill), but not before she could open the gates and allow a whole mess of demons into the Ghost River Triangle.
On top of that, Wynonna’s little sister Waverly (Dominique Provost-Chalkley) touched some mysterious black goo that seemingly allowed some force of evil to enter her body just as the credits rolled on her pointing a gun right at Wynonna and Doc (Tim Rozon). Wynonna’s boss Agent Dolls (Shamier Anderson) was also hauled off to parts unknown by the mysterious Black Badge Division. To say Wynonna will have her hands full in Season 2 is quite the understatement!
In order to get more clues on what we can expect out of the Earp heir this season The TV Junkies had an exclusive chat with Scrofano. The Ottawa-born actress discussed the challenges in going back to work for Season 2 and how Wynonna moves on from shooting her sister. Read on before checking out the premiere episode, “Steel Bars and Stone Walls,” in which the consequences of Waverly’s actions affect the whole team. Don’t forget to keep an eye out here because we’ll have more from Scrofano in part two of our interview after the premiere episode airs.
The TV Junkies: It had been awhile since you filmed Season 1, so what was it like getting back into Wynonna’s skin and back to Purgatory?
Melanie Scrofano: I’ll be honest, it took a couple episodes for me to feel like I was back. In Episodes 1 and 2 I felt like I was playing a caricature of her. It was just being off, and then having so much interaction with the fans, that I almost found myself as a fan playing her instead of being her again. Season 1 was so untainted by any outside opinion so it was tough and took a couple episodes.
TTVJ: Wynonna had a pretty traumatic finale. How is she faring after having to shoot her big sister?
MS: Season 2 starts off right after Season 1 and she just has to jump right in. She’s just gone through this horrible tragedy again, only this time she’s the cause of it, and now Dolls, her mentor/lover/question mark, has been taken. She’s got to navigate all of this on her own instincts which is really scary for her, but all she can do is forge ahead because if she stops even for a second, she’ll realize how in over her head she is and how much she’s lost. Season 2 has to be moving forward and fast for Wynonna to keep her sanity.
TTVJ: At the end of Season 1, both Dolls and Doc revealed that they have some pretty serious feelings for Wynonna. How does she deal with navigating that triangle this year?
MS: The tricky part about that is that Wynonna has bigger fish to fry than who she is going to kiss. It’s not that it’s not important to her, but she doesn’t try very hard to hide how she’s feeling from each party because there’s just no time. It was sort of funny playing her this season because I, Melanie, would be way more sensitive and try to hide it better, but each man knows how important the other one is to her and each one knows she’s not going to let either one go. It gets messy.
TTVJ: A lot of last year was about Wynonna unwillingly accepting this position as the Earp heir. But now she has realized that she wants it and is taking control. How does that shape things for her in Season 2 and her approach to her job?
MS: She definitely relies on the fact that she’s the heir to help push her through all these hardships that she’ll face. She has to start to trust her own instincts and that’s part of being the heir and saying ‘I guess I can do this.’ That’s all she’s got.
TTVJ: Are you going to be live tweeting again and have you learned how to use TweetDeck?
MS: No TweetDeck. Listen, I know how to use it. It’s just a horrible idea and goes sooooo fast! I’m going to F TweetDeck, but absolutely am going back on Twitter!
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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.