Wynonna Earp Recap — Heaven Is a Place on Earth

Hello, friends, and welcome to my recap of the season-four finale (and possible series finale) of Wynonna Earp. What a long, strange trip it’s been.

Deep breath.

I don’t think I’ll ever accurately be able to write what this show and the people associated with it have come to mean to me, although I’m sure I’ll make a bumbling attempt to do this very thing at the end of this recap, but I will say that this finale is possibly the most perfect thing to ever exist in the world of television. This was a shit year, and we all deserve a little bit of happiness. I think Emily Andras knew that and gave every single character — even the one that I thought couldn’t have a happily ever after — a satisfying, happy ending. It didn’t feel rushed or cheesy or quaint or silly; it just felt perfect. And also, what the fuck was Charlotte Sullivan doing?

But I digress.

So once more into the breach, my lads. Grab your Costco-sized box of tissues, get out your magnifying glass to try to see where I’ll put in a Willa reference, and make sure your tires don’t have any bullet holes in them, because here we go.

Previously on Wynonna Earp, Dark Waverly was in a crisis, Jeremy and Robin aren’t together on account of his non-functional memory, Doc is human and wants a fresh start, Nicole invited Waverly to buy her a cup of coffee with all of the swagger in the world, and if they ever go get that coffee, it better be local, because Nicole is the angel’s shield and can’t leave the Ghost River Triangle. Oh, and instead of coffee, they decide to get married instead.

We open on a wedding gone wrong in 1968 Purgatory. A trail of bloodied corpses lays behind a blood-stained bride in a dress with an inlaid blue heart, and said bride stumbles outside and axes herself in the throat after burying the blade in her groom’s head. The church bells ring as bodies lay on the ground. See? Avoid the church and maybe you would have been okay. That’s my takeaway. Sorry, Mom.

At the Homestead, Waverly’s wedding dress has arrived. She takes it out the box and holds it up, she and Wynonna squeal with joy because baby girl’s getting married! Oh, what’s that — the dress has an inlaid blue heart? Son of a — If I have to watch Waverly butcher her family with the Earp spoon, I’m going to need to speak with the manager.

Ooh, baby, do you know what that’s worth?
Ooh, Heaven is a place on Earth

Wynonna and Nicole are readying the Homestead for a wedding. Sister-zilla is freaking out because the cake is covered with a non-vegan buttercream, and Nicole suggests they just don’t tell Waverly. HaughtPants gets it — there’s no need to stress about having the perfect day, because none of them really have a perfect vibe going on anyway. They’re doing the best they can with a Homestead wedding; no need to panic. Waverly joins them, high on wedding bliss, and Wynonna pops her metaphorical balloon by telling her that her betrothed wanted to break her vegan vow by basically serving her a Big Mac. But Waverly, always the planner, made vegan cupcakes yesterday. CRISIS averted!

They say in Heaven, love comes first
We’ll make Heaven a place on Earth

Inside, Rachel and Nedley are planning a fishing trip, and this may be the most adorable thing I’ve ever seen. He’s just happy to be going with someone who’s likelier to catch something that isn’t mono (hashtag Sorry, Chrissy). Rachel just seems so excited to do something…normal. I love this for her. She deserves a boring, normal fishing trip with a pseudo dad.

Wynonna is carving something in the barn and she notices Waverly’s wedding dress blowing in the breeze. She says it’s beautiful and wonders what it would be like to wear it, and those of us who have seen Friends know where this is going.

Wynonna is running to Doc, leaving a trail of destruction in her wake. She’s covered up with a long coat, hiding what she’s wearing, and breaks the door, wilts the flowers, catches the arbor on fire, blows up the cake, and somehow ejects the wagon wheels from their axle. 

She knocks on Doc’s trailer door and shows him her predicament of the sticky dress. Well, if there’s one thing Doc’s always been good at, it’s getting her out of her clothes, and I’m sure the whiskey he pours them will help even more. She sees a pad of paper and asks if he’s having writer’s block for his speech, and he turns it over and explains that sometimes it’s hard to find what you want to say. 

Ooh, Heaven is a place on Earth

Doc gently spins Wynonna around, looking for an entry point in the dress. He offers to cut at the seam and then sew it right back up, explaining that some of his clothes are 150 years old so some seamstressing comes with his territory. But bad news — he can’t cut the seam, and they’re interrupted from a hypothetical Plan B by Waverly in her Jeep.

When the night falls down
I wait for you, and you come around

Wynonna hides as Waverly gifts Doc with a saddle — Wyatt Earp’s saddle, to be precise. She wanted to have the perfect present before she asked Doc to be her best man. Doc is surprised — he assumed Wynonna would be her witness, but Wynonna is choosing to fulfill her best-friend duties and be there for Nicole instead of standing up for her sister. Doc can’t believe that Waverly is asking him, but he doesn’t let that stand in the way of him saying yes. 

And the world’s alive
With the sound of kids on the street outside

As Waverly’s walking to her Jeep, Wynonna tells Doc to find out where she got the wedding dress, and it’s from a little shop down on Hogback road. She calls it quaint, but Wynonna doesn’t think too much of Cursey’s Vintage, at least from the outside. They walk past the sign, and it breaks, yet another thing destroyed in Wynonna’s path.

On the inside, it’s an…eclectic shop, with lots of wedding dresses on mannequins and all the mirrors covered up, which I would think would be detrimental for a clothing shop but what do I know? Wynonna leans on one of the mannequins and said mannequin responds by shouting “boop,” shocking Wynonna and delighting the audience, because that weird-ass mannequin is actually named Brigitte and is played by none other than the boss’ favorite, Charlotte Sullivan.

When you walk into the room
You pull me close, and we start to move

She is a breathy-voiced, olden-timey flapper-type, interrogating Wynonna and Doc about what their story is. Before they can get too much info out, she tells Doc that nobody cares but calls Wynonna “the perfect mark,” which does not go over well. Wynonna threatens to have Doc shoot the cashier, but it doesn’t matter if she’s dead or not; cursed dresses gonna cursed dress. Wynonna asks for just the facts, and Brigitte starts to sing. By the time the wedding bells chime (not literally), everyone will be dead by the dress wearer’s hand. Wynonna threatens with Peacemaker, and Brigitte-train says that only a silkworm can undo its own thread. So WynDoc are off to find a Bombyx mori. 

And we’re spinnin’ with the stars above
And you lift me up in a wave of love

At the Homestead, Jeremy’s sampling a mouthful of icing when Waverly finds him and Nicole and tells them about the destruction. They try to figure out what happened, and Jeremy thinks he knows — the caterer, a handsome man named Damon, which seems a little too on the demon horn. He tries to shake Damon down for info but ends up just seeming super homophobic and threatening to out him as gay. 

What? What?

In the barn, HeatWave finds the destruction and the missing dress and immediately realizes the dress (that Waverly didn’t even like) is haunted. 

Doc and Wynonna have found themselves a swimmin’ hole and he belly-flops in, looking for silkworms. There are none, obviously, because this is a shitty mudhole in Purgatory. The only thing he could possibly catch is syphilis.

Doc came up empty-handed, but not Wynonna — she finds a letter in his pocket that he’d written to her, a letter saying goodbye. She can’t believe he was just going to take off and leave her with nothing but an absent child and a note, but the note was just a starting point for a discussion. He was never going to just leave, but it is time for him to go. The curse is broken, Amon and the fog are gone, and he’s human again. It’s time for him to see the world and make the most of his 183rd chance. But he doesn’t want to go alone — he wants Wynonna to leave the Ghost River Triangle and come with him and finally admit that she loves him. But that’s too real for Wynonna to deal with, and she insists she needs to paint some worms so they can deal with the singing boutique owner. 

Ooh, baby, do you know what that’s worth?
Ooh, Heaven is a place on Earth

Wynonna and Nicole have worked up a murderboard real quick, and there are a lot of weddings that end in bloodshed in Purgatory. It’s just that when most things end in bloodshed in your town, well, it’s hard to connect the dots on specifics sometimes. The bride kills the family, the groom, and then herself, all with the axe…and they’re all getting hitched in the same dress that Waverly got at her quaint little boutique. Lather, rinse, repeat.

They say in Heaven, love comes first
We’ll make Heaven a place on Earth

An old wedding announcement lists the gown as being from the same shop and person who sold Waverly the dress, Brigitte Hogback from Cursey’s Boutique. Seems that Brigitte was left at the altar and killed all of her guests. Nicole kinda gets it, though — if Waverly left her, she may even kill Nedley, which sounds very sweet to Waverly, and she walks over to her bride and they’re about to get absolutely exhausted in that barn. Grab some coconut oil, ladies.

Ooh, Heaven is a place on Earth

They’re interrupted again, of course, because there aren’t even any doors to lock this time, but at least Jeremy has better timing than Willa and walks in on them after they’ve finished. He tries to tell them about the demon caterer, Damon, but he definitely added two and two and got “demon” when he should have gotten “haunted wedding dress.” Now Jeremy is kicking himself and Waverly’s going to kick some ass, shotgun in hand. I do love our baby girl with a gun. 

When I feel alone
I reach for you, and you bring me home

Wynonna tries to pass off some nailpolish-painted worms as silkworks, but Brigitte knows her Bombycidae and calls out the fakes immediately. Doc tries to explain that, yes, they tried to cheat her, but that cup is representative of the kind of hero Wynonna is; the kind of person who would do anything to keep her family safe. It may be a cup of love, but love isn’t enough to stop Wynonna from killing everyone. Wynonna tells Brigitte that she will paint every worm she can find if it means Waverly has a blessed wedding, and she’s confused because isn’t the one wearing the dress the one who’s getting married?

When I’m lost at sea
I hear your voice, and it carries me

Speak of the angel — here comes Waverly, silk banner streaming behind her, and she wraps Brigitte up in it. Some silk, a reversal spell, and bingo, the haunted dress slips right off. Wynonna wants to shoot the demon, but Waverly stops her. After quickly explaining who’s getting married to whom and glossing over why the one in the dress isn’t one of the brides, she explains that Brigitte was left at the altar, heartbroken, and the killing just sort of happened. Waverly apologizes to her, because everyone deserves love. 

In this world, we’re just beginnin’
To understand the miracle of livin’

Back at the barn, Wynonna has rustled up Mama Earp’s dress, and Waverly thinks it’s perfect — or will be after a few modifications. Waverly can tell something’s on her sister’s mind, but Wynonna just insists it’s about the wedding.

Baby, I was afraid before
But I’m not afraid anymore

Nedley knocks on the door at the Homestead, and Nicole greets him in a lovely burgundy suit, looking absolutely gorgeous. He says he never knew a woman could look so good in a suit, and Nedley, I’m going to tag you in a few pictures later, because I have notes. Nicole nervously talks about barn sex, of course, and then gets to the one last thing she needed from him. She asks him to walk her down the aisle and stand by him, like he has been doing her entire life, and let me tell you, friends, this — this is where I lose it every single time.

Ooh, baby, do you know what that’s worth?
Ooh, Heaven is a place on Earth

Much like myself, Nicole is a strong woman who doesn’t need help down an aisle and who definitely doesn’t need the patriarchal bullshit archetype of being given away by a man. But also like me, she does like the symbolism of one last time, having that guy who’s been there your whole life standing by your side on your most important day. But unlike me, Nicole got to have her dad at her wedding; that’s the only thing I wish that I could change about my day. So, yeah, I never won’t cry at this scene.

Nedley walks Nicole down the aisle towards Jeremy, who’s waiting to marry the two lovebirds under the arbor Doc built. He kisses Nicole on the forehead and steps back, and Doc approaches the front as Waverly’s best man and shakes Nicole’s hand. She takes a deep breath and sees the most beautiful thing she’s ever seen in her life — Waverly Earp, smiling at her from the makeshift aisle, being escorted by her favorite sister.

They say in Heaven, love comes first
We’ll make Heaven a place on Earth

The look on her face is one of awe, as if she can’t believe this beautiful, perfect angel is about to marry her. Wynonna touches foreheads with her sister and tells her (accurately) that she’s the best of us, and then stands next to her best friend, Nicole. 

Ooh, Heaven is a place on Earth

Jeremy tells the crowd to be seated and Rachel and Nedley sit down, since they’re the only non-wedding parties there. And then we have a queer wedding performed by a gay man celebrating the love of two women who are going to spend the rest of their lives together. If you would have told me that this was in my television future, even just a few years ago, I would have laughed right in your face. Representation matters.

Heaven, Heaven, Heaven

Jeremy talks about how sometimes two elements, minding their own business, run into each other and become more than they were as individuals. I could probably write a thousand words on their vows alone, so in the interest of time, I’ll just say they pledge their love to one another for the rest of their lives, and it’s absolutely perfect. Wynonna can’t help but watch them and wonder if this is a happiness that she could have. Something normal and beautiful and solid. And it seems like Doc is thinking the same thing — he knows that’s what he wants, but he doesn’t know if Wynonna is brave enough to believe she deserves it.

In this world we’re just beginnin’
To understand the miracle of livin’

The camera pants to the chairs in the crowd — spaces saved for everyone they’ve loved over the years. Mama Earp, Mercedes, Julian, Robin, Chrissy, Perry, Dolls, and Gus — all gone, at least today, but never forgotten. 

And just like that, two become one.

Baby, I was afraid before
But I’m not afraid anymore

Wynonna pours champagne for everyone — juice for Rachel and Billy, of course — but before she can toast the brides, Rachel beats her to it. She tells her new found family that she had barely done anything in her life before she met them, but now? Now she feels like she can do anything. She didn’t know what to get the couple as a gift, so she serenades them with “Wildwood,” which you may remember from 1×09 and a couch. It’s beautiful and lovely and the best argument I’ve ever seen for having a band rather than a wedding DJ.

Heaven

Everyone just looks so happy.

Ooh, baby, do you know what that’s worth?
Ooh, Heaven is a place on Earth

Wynonna decides it’s time to make her best-woman toast for Nicole, her ginger-bitch best friend. “I’m so glad you finally found someone worthy of you,” she says, and neither of them look like they can believe she’s saying it.

They say in Heaven, love comes first
We’ll make Heaven a place on Earth

Rachel asks Nedley if Billy can come on their fishing trip, and just like that, Nedley has gone from retired sheriff to being the quasi-adoptive father of two wayward youths, not just one. Billy can come along, as long as he doesn’t pitch any tents in his pants. 

Doc hugs everyone goodbye; everyone but Wynonna. He looks back over his shoulder at Wynonna, dainty and delicate in blue, as Rachel sings the chorus of “I’ll never get over you.” She looks devastated but just watches him speed off in Charlene as the others look on.

Jeremy tries to make it unawkward with Damon the non-demon and is mediocrely successful? He helps Damon clean up and tries to explain that not only was he not trying to out him; he’s just as out in the outness as Damon is. Damon stops Jeremy’s stumbling and asks him out on a date, and Jeremy enthusiastically accepts, then has to take a call. It’s a sexy, siren-voiced Black Badge agent who’s offering Jeremy a job as the deputy director of BBD. He says yes, because who could say no to that voice, and agrees to start on Tuesday after his date.

Doc is loading up Charlene with his prized possessions — first up, Wyatt’s saddle — and Wynonna finds him and says she’s finally convinced that maybe he’s not bluffing. He just can’t stay where he is anymore, and besides, he wants to see the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. He finally admits to one lie he told Wynonna — he originally told her it was the thought of vengeance that kept him going at the bottom of the well, but while that may have kept him alive, it was actually the thought of love that kept him from being scared. 

Ooh, Heaven is a place on Earth

You see, life is short. But it is long. And it is lonely. So if you manage to find a group of souls who will tolerate you and elevate you…oh, and one… and one who will especially love you. Well, that is all it’s about. That is what the fight is really for.

Wynonna insists that she can’t leave Waverly, and Doc gets it — for Wynonna, the person who she especially loves more than anything, it’s Waverly. He tells her that she’s the best Earp he has ever known and kisses her goodbye as she sobs. She apologizes for hurting him, and he says “we only ever hurt ourselves, Wynonna. I wouldn’t have changed a note.” He drives off in Charlene, and Wynonna watches him go.

Ooh, Heaven is a place on Earth

Wynonna sits on the stoop of Homestead, and Jeremy, Nicole, Rachel, and Billy can’t believe she didn’t go with him. Nicole points out that he — and they — could be toxic at times, at least before he changed. Nedley stumbles up and just tells Wynonna to go catch up with Doc, and then can’t believe it when Nicole tells him Wynonna said no to the stache. Wynonna points out that as the Earp heir, she needs to protect the GRT with Peacemaker and she can’t even think about leaving. “UH, THE FUCK YOU CAN’T,” Waverly says, mildly disagreeing. She expresses her disgust with everyone but Nicole (“FUCK YOU! FUCK YOU!”) for letting Wynonna give up her chance at happiness AGAIN for them and ear-marches her to the barn.

Ooh, Heaven is a place on Earth

Waverly grabs the first plastic bag Dom has touched in years and starts packing up Wynonna’s stuff, such as it is. She’ll probably have to stop for underwear on the road, is all I’m saying. Wynonna insists she’s not going, and Waverly asks her the most important question she’s heard the entire run of the series — does she want to go? Because for the first time in her life, she has the choice, and Waverly wants her to see there is a choice to be had. She’s not tied to a sister or the GRT or any of them — they’ll call, they’ll write, and Wynonna will be back. It won’t be like the last time she left. Wynonna may be the only one who can wield Peacemaker, but the others can still protect themselves. She doesn’t need to stay for Waverly; Waverly is Waverly and she can protect herself. And if not, she has her own shield that she just married. She needs to stop thinking she’s alone, and she needs to stop punishing herself. For everything. She deserves to be happy, and she deserves to choose herself this time and choose happiness. Waverly tells her sister that even though she and Doc don’t always work together, he’s changed and become a better man. He’s allowed himself to break free, and she needs to choose to leave her burdens behind, too. She can leave, but Waverly isn’t afraid anymore, because she knows she’ll always be back. It’s her home. It says so right on the mailbox. 

And finally, Wynonna lets herself believe Waverly and chooses to be free.

Wynonna runs out to the truck (in the same shirt she entered town in) and tries to start it, but even if Wynonna’s leaving, Gus’ truck is staying. Jeremy tracks Doc and sees that he’s almost at the border, and Nicole brings Wynonna her trusty leather jacket. Wynonna realizes the only way she’ll catch up is if she takes the back roads…and her motorcycle. Passing a “leaving Purgatory; you’ll be back!” sign, she almost catches up to Doc as they cross the border. She decides the best way to get Doc’s attention is to shoot out his wheel, and Charlene skids to the side of the road. They each walk about ten paces in a reverse duel and meet between their two vehicles. Yes, she shot Charlene, but good news — she loves him, and not just in a friend way. In a “bottom of a deep, dark well” way. She loves everything about him, including his butt because that’s where love lives, and how he loves her sister and her. She refuses to go to Cleveland in Charlene, but good news, there’s another form of transportation waiting for them. She climbs on her motorcycle, and he climbs behind her, embracing her and his status as the best damn sidekick in the business. “It’s been a long time since I traveled light,” she says, finally shaking off the weight of her responsibilities, her guilt, and the limitations of her hometown behind her. No sunset yet, but they do ride off into the gorgeousness of Alberta. It’s what they both deserve.

Ooh, Heaven is a place on Earth

The couple stops off for a beverage as Wynonna looks at Doc’s itinerary. It’s pretty full and she wonders if they have time for a pit stop in Miracles, Montana, to visit their own little miracle. He wonders if Alice will recognize them, and Wynonna will take that bet; in fact, she’s all in.

And now, they ride off into the sunset.

At the Homestead, Nicole and Waverly finally enjoy some peace and quiet. Nicole assures her bride that Wynonna will be back, and Waverly knows she’s right. Waves wonders if Nicole is jealous of Doc and Wynonna’s adventure — does she wish they were the ones going on a road-trip honeymoon. But Nicole is a simple gal — she has everything she’s ever wanted and is where she always wanted to be — “home with my wife.”

“Home,” Waverly repeats back in possibly the last words ever spoken on Wynonna Earp.

Ooh, Heaven is a place on Earth

The camera moves to the Earp mailbox, with a few additions from Wynonna, Nicole, and Waverly to Doc’s original mailbox, but the most important one reminding us that on this Homestead, in this town, on this show, everyone is welcome. 

Ooh, Heaven is a place on Earth

Let me first start by saying, Charlotte Sullivan is a goddamn delight. I had only seen her in a few things before this, but just her handful of minutes in this episode was enough to make me start watching Rookie Blue the next day. Brigitte may be my favorite monster-of-the-week, and not just because her portrayal was hilarious and delightfully unhinged (and you could see Melanie trying not to break). The character lost everything and was just reacting, and Waverly understood that. I think this is the first sign that things are going to be different in Purgatory. Wynonna didn’t automatically shoot just because she was a demon…or at least she let her sister stop her. Sometimes bad things happen to good people, and they just react. I loved the portrayal, I loved the demon, and I loved the non-murdery resolution. It sucks that it’s taken this long to get Charlotte to Earp, but I can safely say it was worth the wait. This was a perfect role for her, and her performance was like nothing we’ve ever seen before. 

This was one of the most beautiful wedding scenes I have ever seen on any screen ever, and it’s not just because it’s two of my favorite characters on my favorite show doing a thing that I myself loved doing in my own life. It’s all the little things, sure — the costuming, the way it’s shot on a beautifully sunny Alberta day, the perfect vows, and all the rest of it — but also, it’s because the wedding was there to exist as a wedding; nothing more, nothing less. It wasn’t inserted as a filler, and it wasn’t used as a vehicle for a dramatic interruption or runaway-bride situation or the setting for a crime. It wasn’t a ratings stunt, and it was a focal point of the episode without it feeling exploitative. It existed because Emily Andras wanted to give Earpers the feeling that they got to see their favorites get married. There were empty chairs, sure, but it felt like the real guests who mattered the most weren’t in that field, or even just a name on a chair. They were the ones grabbing for tissues as they hit the volume buttons on their TV remotes so as to not miss a single word. It was a wedding because, more than Nicole and Waverly deserved to be married and be happy, we deserved to watch it happen. 

Waverly Earp has had such a journey on this show — from Champ Hardy to marrying a skull to walking away from the Garden of Eden to marrying her one true love. She’s slowly gotten out from underneath trying to be that perfect girl that everyone wants her to be and has fully embraced following her heart. And now she gets to spend the rest of her life doing what she wants most in the world.

I think with Wynonna Earp, like Jeremy said about WayHaught, the right amount of magic was involved. And boom — because of the people I met from this show, we are stronger than we were before. And we became love. There are different kinds of love, and what was created from this show is a different kind of powerful than what you get in a regular friendship. It’s a love born of and shared by people who feel like their souls and brains understand each other, and who have been looking for a really long time for people like them.

I sometimes feel like I’ve found the missing pieces of my family that I never knew I was missing. I will forever be grateful to this show for putting us all in the same box so we could fit ourselves snugly against each other. 

During a con, I had the pleasure of attending a writing class that Emily Andras held. It was the second time I went, and though I do like to fancy myself a writer, I am definitely not a fiction writer, much less a TV script writer. I didn’t know how much I’d actually get out of it, but I had friends going and I love hearing Emily talk, so I figured why not, right? Not to give too much away, but during the class, she mentioned a particular moment during Days of Our Lives that was pivotal for her in terms of storytelling. Picture it — Salem, 1984. Hope Brady is scheduled to marry local crime boss Larry Welch, when tough-guy Bo Brady kidnaps her from the nuptials and whisks her away off the back of his motorcycle. Imagine my surprise and delight when I realized that not only did Emily adapt this for her own needs, but she made Wynonna Bo Brady, with Doc Holliday the metaphorical bride on the back of the motorcycle. Proof that Emily Andras is a genius who possibly lives inside my brain, and who also knows that inspiration can come from anywhere.

Monica’s Random Points of Randomness:

  • Good thing Waverly didn’t wait till the last minute to ask Doc to stand up for her.
  • The smile that lights up Wynonna’s face when Waverly says she and Nicole are best friends will never not make me smile. 
  • The look on Wynonna’s face at Brigitte is maybe the best facing she’s done of the entire series.
  • Exactly how many guns do they have laying around the Homestead?
  • Wynonna’s reasoning for trying on the dress — that she just wanted to feel like a normal bride in a normal relationship — was relatable and believable and heartbreaking. 
  • “I think Mama’s banging her way through Turkey”; convenient, since one of the last times we saw her, she was elbow-deep in a turkey.
  • The “where you go, I go” banner was a lovely touch.
  • Waverly says she’s thankful for the bullet-proof vest? I’m calling that a Willa reference. 
  • I love that Jeremy caught the bouquet.
  • Doc, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame is on a hellmouth, so just…use caution. 
  • No writer trusts their actors more with fewer words than Emily Andras.

Monica’s favorite lines:

  • This isn’t a secret wife, Nicole. This is the matrimonial icing.
  • Both of Waverly’s dads died here.
  • You are a good person. Not perfect, but trying, every day to be better. And that makes you the best man I have ever known. And so…I’d like you to be mine. Today. My best man.
  • It would be my joy to stand by your side and watch you marry that formidable woman.
  • “I am a gunslinger.” “Okay, nobody cares.”
  • Well, I guess we’ve got to find some bugs and save a wedding. 
  • Baby, if you left me at the altar, I would fuck shit up.
  • A coward would stay…instead of admitting it is high time to let go of the past and get to living.
  • I’ll make sand out of that witch.
  • Then why was the aggressive one in your wedding dress?
  • Was he not wearing his hat?
  • That cowboy became a cow man for you.
  • Fashion first, bitch.

I started writing recaps right here at this very blog in season two, and then in seasons three and four, I was lucky enough to have them featured at The TV Junkies. Because of some technical issues, they ended up back here, and I don’t hate the full-circle-ness of it all. I wrote them to make my friends laugh and because my brain was screaming for a creative outlet, unsure if anyone else would ever read them, but not really caring. I feel so lucky to have met the people that I did, in part because of the opportunities it gave me for my writing. I’ll never be able to thank my boss, Bridget Liszewski, enough for seeing a rando nerd writing way too many words about an episode and saying, “Hey, why don’t you do it here? No changes to anything except could you please make your pictures a different size?” I’ve been lucky enough to have pieces published about other shows and even interviewing someone from one of my favorite shows, and none of that would have been possible without Bridget and without you. 

It has truly been my honor and delight to write about Wynonna Earp all of these years, and I am so grateful to all of you for the support and encouragement (well, most of you; the season-four comments section has been disabled for a reason). Thank you for reading what I have to say and thank you for the opportunity to make you laugh. You let me be me, and nothing has made me happier. 

Obviously, I hope this is not the end. This show deserves six seasons and a movie, minimum, because these characters and the writers deserve it. That being said, if this is the end, wow — what a perfect ending. Emily Andras managed to do the impossible. She tied up the majority of the loose ends of the season (I know, I know, Eve, blah blah — look up “majority”), gave us a beautiful wlw wedding that made me cry and laugh in all the right places, and gave our titular heroine the happy ending she deserved. She gave us happiness and light during what has really been a time of darkness and despair. It’s easy, in a way, to write monster-of-the-week episodes, or even just completely fuck shit up and put everyone in danger, especially on a genre show. It’s a tried-and-true formula of getting in a pickle, being in the pickle, then consuming the pickle and being mostly okay, but dealing with pickle consequences. It’s more difficult to let everyone be happy and make it seem genuine and heartfelt and like it could actually happen, especially with characters as broken as the ones on this show are.

It’s harder to make the love interesting without the drama, I think. Not every show can do it, and no other writer could have done this, in my opinion. Wynonna wouldn’t be Wynonna without Emily, and she gave us one last gift — this perfect finale and a fitting send-off if this really is the end.

Wynonna Earp may have saved me, but Emily Andras, you are my hero.

Wynonna Earp airs every day at any time you want in your heart, because it will never truly leave us.

#EarperView with Lena Luthor

I mean, honestly, did you expect someone else?

We’re ending the week on a high note with an EarperView with my favorite CEO and media mogul, Lena Luthor. Obviously Lena loves her some Earp — strong women standing up to the forces of evil, quipping all the way? That’s my Lena’s jam. Take a look and see why she started watching, how she feels about Evelyn Andrews, and maybe why we Earpers should all be thanking her.

Tell us a little bit about your non-Earper alter ego.

I am the CEO of a multi-billion-dollar company that I recently rebranded to focus on the good I am doing, as opposed to being a front for my homicidal brother to take down his nemesis. I’m also the editor of Catco Worldwide magazine but am actually not that interested in whether or not you wear high-waisted shorts. I spend a lot of time in the lab trying to change the world for the better, and one of my biggest turnoffs is dishonesty, especially regarding the fundamental truths of who you are as a person, and especially when every person I love is dishonest about that fundamental truth. Other than Wynonna, I’m a huge fan of everything Phoebe Waller-Bridge creates. Oh, and One Tree Hill.

How did you find Wynonna Earp and the fandom?

My best friend former best friend introduced me to the show. I used to think she was a big fan of the Earp Sisters, but now I’m starting to wonder if it was the draw of everyone having secret wives, since she has been keeping a pretty big secret of her own.

Um…she likes pineapple on her pizza, and she never told me. That’s the secret.

Is this your first fandom?

When I was in middle school, I used to write Saved by the Bell fanfic. I had to hide it from my mother, who thought I should be creating the great American novel as a pre-teen. But I just really shipped Kelly and Jessie.

What is your favorite fandom memory?

When season four was announced…for the second time. 

What is your favorite con memory?

I met a lovely Earper who taught me how to make origami swans.

What is your favorite Wynonna Earp/Earper activity?

I really have such an appreciation for the fan art. My guest room in one of my homes — well, my — er…a friend calls it “The Wynonna Room.” There are just pictures of Wynonna everywhere. This fandom is so talented.

What has Wynonna Earp come to mean to you?

People you can trust. When your brother turns out to be a homicidal maniac, your step-mother is quite possibly a sociopath, and the girl you love turns out to have been lying to you from the moment you met her, Earpers will always be there for you. #EarperSupport 

*the girl you love in a friend way

Are there any pictures you’d like to share of your Wynonna Earp experience?

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People who say that you should never meet your idols have never met Emily Andras.

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Buying a publishing company means you get to go and visit the set. This first picture just screams “chemistry!”

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Just clowning around with Natalie on set. Also, I channeled my inner Waverly as to what was weather appropriate that day.

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An alternate take of the machine-gun barn scene. We really are three badass bitches.

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I’ll always treasure that time I went to the PCAs with the group. I’m a natural fit, don’t you think?

What is your favorite use for coconut oil?

I like to synthesize it into Harun-el; it makes it absorb into the bloodstream faster. It’s also a great moisturizer to show off my arms when I wear my Lakehawks jersey, and it helps me get my hair in the tightest of buns. The only messy buns here are at Noonan’s.

On a scale of 1 to 10, how much do you Fandras?

10. Like me, Emily Andras is the best.

Describe why Fandras is a thing in 7 words or less.

She could stay the night, if she wants.

I know that’s 8 words. Luthors don’t play by the rules.

What is your favorite Earp sisters moment?

I’ve been poisoned, attacked by a drone, thrown off of a building, shot at, had my helicopter sabotaged, drugged and placed in a chemical-stuffed plane whose engine stopped working, and marched through a Kryptonian forest through astral projection…and this question is the worst attack I’ve ever experienced.

How have you Earped your life?

I commissioned a custom mural of the most complex and misunderstood character on the show for my dining room.

 

What’s the Earpiest thing you’ve ever done?

My…Kara came to me and explained about the Fight for Wynonna. We were both fans of the show, of course (StacherForLife!), but it was especially important to Kara. And what matters to Kara mattered to me. So I had my assistant do a little digging, and I ended up buying IDW Entertainment. They dug their heels in a bit and caused a delay because they thought they could play hardball with me, but obviously they’ve never negotiated with Lena Luthor. Before they knew what hit them, Wynonna and Waverly and Nicole and Doc and Jeremy and Willa were mine. I am going through a bit of a rough patch with Kara right now, and we aren’t exactly seeing eye to eye, but no matter what, we’ll always have Wynonna. Hopefully things will be better by the time season four premieres next year.

Friends, thank you for taking this EarperView journey with me this week! I hope you had as much fun reading them as I did writing them. If I made you chuckle this week, consider supporting me and buying me a coffee or two.

Until next time, my friends.

#EarperView with Haught’s Top Button

Sometimes the fandom goddess smiles upon me, and I get to interview elusive, seldom-seen members of the Wynonna Earp community.

Tell us a little bit about your non-Earper alter ego.

Well, my very existence is dependent on Wynonna Earp, so there’s not a lot of non-Earping going on, even though no one has actually seen me. I do occasionally make an appearance on laundry day when Nicole air-dries me over the radiator.

How did you find Wynonna Earp and the fandom?

I mean, I guess it’s more accurate to say they found me…or at least saw where I wasn’t, if that makes sense.

Is this your first fandom?

It is, and what a lovely one. All everyone wants to do is make sure I feel included, while simultaneously wishing that I never appear onscreen. It’s nice, though. I guess.

What is your favorite fandom memory?

When I popped out and spent some time in Nedley’s Office. But Nicole found me soon after and sewed me back on, even though she never uses me.

What is your favorite con memory?

The Best Photo Op™ in existence. Please see below.

What is your favorite Wynonna Earp/Earper activity?

I really am partial to the cosplayers.

What has Wynonna Earp come to mean to you?

Even if sometimes I feel invisible, I know that people always appreciate me. I may feel like I am floating along aimlessly in life with no real purpose, but Earpers help me feel seen.

Are there any pictures you’d like to share of your Wynonna Earp experience?

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The only picture of me in existence.

What is your favorite use for coconut oil?

If I have trouble slipping into the hole, I just use a tiny bit to slide right on in. That’s big top-button energy.

On a scale of 1 to 10, how much do you Fandras? 

12/10. She just fits.

Describe why Fandras is a thing in 7 words or less.

Made a star out of a button.

What is your favorite Earp sisters moment?

“Everyone hates you.” “I’m aware.” It’s a tiny little throwaway line, but it says so much about both characters and how they feel about the town they’re in.

How have you Earped your life?

For Halloween, I cosplayed Doc Holliday. I drew a tiny mustache between my thread holes.

What’s the Earpiest thing you’ve ever done?

Listen, I always wanted the spotlight. I did. But I realized that with this show, it’s not about me. It’s more important that I step aside and let someone else be seen. If that’s not being Earpy, I don’t know what is.

 

Thanks for reading, friends! I hope you enjoyed yourself and this silly little thing I wrote. Special thanks to Jill and Megan for allowing me to use their photo op! I’ll see you back here tomorrow for this week’s final EarperView. If this (and I in general) made you laugh, consider buying me a coffee!

 

#EarperView with Willow Rosenberg

Hello, friends, and happy Wednesday! Today’s subject is our favorite wicca who loves yellow crayons, Willow Rosenberg! Take a gander to see why Willow is all in on Earp and how she feels about who I’m assuming was her namesake.

Tell us a little bit about your non-Earper alter ego.

Well, I’m a badass wicca with a serious love for the Earp sisters. I help my friend out with her…vocation, and I have saved the world. A lot. I’m usually the smartest person in the room, but nowadays I also try to be the nicest. I live with my wife, Tara, in what some could describe as an AU situation, but we’re very happy together. She had a health scare a few years ago with a stray bullet, but thanks to physics, it didn’t actually come anywhere near her, and we were able to avert the apocalypse together one more time. We live with our cat, Miss Kitty Fantastico, and own our local magic shop, a business we purchased from my former librarian/current father figure, Giles. We are happy and in love and everything you’d ever want people named Willow and Tara to be, okay?

How did you find Wynonna Earp and the fandom?

I was a big Lost Girl fan, especially because of the way they handled sexuality. Like, they didn’t feel the need to label anyone; it just was. I found it refreshing and honest, and I appreciated the representation. I saw Wynonna Earp advertised during its final season, and I checked it out. I was immediately hooked by Waverly — I feel seen when I see her — but Jeremy has actually come to be my favorite character. He and Robin have a love that’s pure. But I’ll never stop loving Waverly. When she cries, I cry.

Is this your first fandom?

I used to write Star Trek: TNG fanfic. What? It’s not illegal.

What is your favorite fandom memory?

I really try to use my magic for good, but sometimes I enter a grey area, like when I found some of the trolls that have been harassing the good folks of the Earper family and deleted their accounts. That is my best fandom memory.

What is your favorite con memory?

Getting trapped in an elevator with some of my favorite Earpers. You know who you are.

What is your favorite Wynonna Earp/Earper activity?

I really like when a group of Earpers gets together and drink the blood of our enemies so that we can absorb their power. Kidding! I mean axe throwing. Definitely axe throwing. 

What has Wynonna Earp come to mean to you?

Family. My biological family isn’t much to brag about, and in Sunnydale, I found people who basically took me into their family. The people who share my family tree aren’t the ones who value me the most, and that’s the same for Wynonna (except for Waverly, of course). I just feel so happy to have found the Robin to my Jeremy, the Nicole to my Waverly, and the Bobo to my Willa. Tara is my family, just like Fish was Levi’s.

Are there any pictures you’d like to share of your Wynonna Earp experience?

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What is your favorite use for coconut oil?

Tara and I like to use it for the same thing I wanted to use the cooking oil for in the video game Chaos Bleeds. Too obscure? Let’s just say we use it for EVERYTHING at our commune. Like, everything.

On a scale of 1 to 10, how much do you Fandras?

A googol.

Describe why Fandras is a thing in 7 words or less.

She fights for all of us.

Oh, sorry, I have seven words? 

She fights for all of us…bitch.

What is your favorite Earp sisters moment?

I absolutely love the badass walk of the sisters after they’ve fought the spiders and are covered in goo. There are more emotional moments, sure, but it’s just a cute, funny moment, and very indicative of the show’s vibe.

How have you Earped your life?

I told Tara that we’re naming our next cat Optimug Prime.

What’s the Earpiest thing you’ve ever done?

I wrote an essay on why Willa Earp was created, not born, and why her alcoholic, abusive father was mostly to blame for her attitude towards Waverly. She had bad tendencies, sure, but when you took Ward’s upbringing and combined it with the treehouse and then the cult, well, that’s how villains are made. Sometimes nature takes a tiny bit of nurture and turns it into a garbage fire. *cough* Rack *cough* This essay, entitled “My Heart Willa Go On,” was written purely for my own entertainment. And if the subject matter wasn’t Earpy enough, creating something just because it gave you joy? That feels pretty Earpy to me.

 

Thanks for reading, friends, and I hope you enjoyed reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it. Love my take on Willow as an Earper? Buy me a coffee!

#EarperView with a PSL

Hello, friends, and happy second day of EarperViews! What better way to welcome the second week of September than with my wife’s favorite drink? I sat down with the salted caramel mocha’s competition to see what makes it Earp.

Tell us a little bit about your non-Earper alter ego.

When I’m not Earping, I’m spreading my warm fall goodness in all of the mouths that want it.

How did you find Wynonna Earp and the fandom?

Someone was sipping me on the Game of Thrones set (maybe you heard about me), and I heard some of the props people talking about this show featuring a kickass lady and some sweet, sweet representation. I thought, “That is this latte’s jam!”

Is this your first fandom?

I am embarrassed to admit that I used to be a huge Friends fan. I mean, one of their hangouts was a coffee shop. Too bad about how problematic it is. Oof. That show has not aged well.

What is your favorite fandom memory?

I really like when people Earp their coffees.

What is your favorite con memory?

Meghan Heffern always seeks out an independent coffee shop when she’s at a con, and I appreciate that about her. Makes me feel seen. She’s a good blend, that one.

What is your favorite Wynonna Earp/Earper activity?

Cosplay. One time, I dressed as soothing sunshine herbal tea. Another time, I dressed as Optimug Prime. I tried to get them to hire me as myself, but apparently the ol’ PSL isn’t “Canadian enough.”

What has Wynonna Earp come to mean to you?

Be the person who you know you can be, even if it seems like everyone hates you or finds some reason to pick apart who you are. You can’t change who you are or what your flavor is (which was never supposed to contain pumpkin, but instead be used in conjunction with pumpkin), but what you can change is your pride about your existence. I am a goddamn perfect blend of spices blended with a steamed milk and espresso, and I’ve got work to do.

Are there any pictures you’d like to share of your Wynonna Earp experience?

Well, I tried to get on the show, but there was always an excuse as to why I “wasn’t right for the role,” though I think I would have been amazing.

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I would have been great in this scene, but they went with something older, as you can see.

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“Jeremy would never drink a PSL in Optimug Prime.” Okay, Andras, I think I know what people would drink, but life your life.soothing

“She can’t drink a PSL. She’s pregnant.”

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“We need to use whiskey for historical accuracy.”

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“Dolls is allergic to nutmeg.”

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And here’s a shot with my cousin, the chestnut latte. It was down to the two of us, and they thought chestnut “fit more with the theme of Kiersten’s sweater.”

What is your favorite use for coconut oil?

If you put it in me, you get a coconut PSL, and you can use that for all of your drink needs at the commune.

On a scale of 1 to 10, how much do you Fandras?

Motherfucking 392.

Describe why Fandras is a thing in 7 words or less.

She spices up our life perfectly.

What is your favorite Earp sisters moment?

“I’m not saying it’s gonna be okay. I’m just saying I’m here.” 

How have you Earped your life?

Sometimes I pretend like I’m in the well with that tall drink of coffee, Doc Holliday.

What’s the Earpiest thing you’ve ever done?

Well, some people think I shouldn’t be around yet since it isn’t even fall, so I guess you could say that, like Wynonna, I’m pretty good at interrupting. Also, I follow around the wife of the EarperView creator basically wherever she goes, which seems pretty Earpy to me. That Chris loves herself a PSL.

 

Thanks for reading, friends! See you back here tomorrow! Did this make you chuckle, chortle, or snicker? Consider buying me a coffee!

#EarperView with Widow Beth

Hello, friends, and welcome to a full week of EarperViews! Today we are joined by the lovely Widow Beth, who you all know from season two of our dear show Wynonna Earp. Villain? Or just misunderstood? Take a gander at this Earper’s info below and you decide.

Tell us a little bit about your non-Earper alter ego.

Well, I spend a lot of time trying to raise my dead husband, who you may know as Bulshar or Sheriff Clootie, depending on how close you are to him. I like to spend time with my sister wives, Constance and “Mercedes.” But, you know, less time with Constance since she locked all of the rest of us up for over a hundred years. That bitch. She was always jealous of my bustle.

How did you find Wynonna Earp and the fandom?

They were just right there waiting for me when I escaped that box. I know those Earpers say they’re here for the heir or the queer rep, but I’m pretty sure they just love themselves some Widow Beth. 

Is this your first fandom?

I actually used to run a fansite for Big Love

What is your favorite fandom memory?

I loved the the Earpers’ reaction to when Gooverly ate the spider. 

What is your favorite con memory?

I attended a really great meet & greet at a recent con, but then I accidentally ate all of the attendees because someone played the wrong Taylor Swift song.

What is your favorite Wynonna Earp/Earper activity?

Exacting revenge on my enemies.

What has Wynonna Earp come to mean to you?

Sisterhood. And stripper buses.

Are there any pictures you’d like to share of your Wynonna Earp experience?

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Just taking a rest on a random Earper at a con while some do-good nerd holds my bag.

What is your favorite use for coconut oil?

I love to use it to please my husband.

He likes it when I use it to make muffins. What did you think I meant?

On a scale of 1 to 10, how much do you Fandras?

I mean, 10. Like, I’m totally an evil demon from hundreds of years ago who is just in Purgatory to wreak havoc, but I do love me some Evelyn Andrews.

Describe why Fandras is a thing in 7 words or less.

My character? Still sympathetic. Genius writing, that.

What is your favorite Earp sisters moment?

When Waverly betrayed Wynonna and sold out Doc’s ring to save Nicole. Good times.

How have you Earped your life?

Oh, I totally ship Jetri. #UnkillableGaySquad And I asked Michelle Earp for her stuffing recipe. It’s delicious!

What’s the Earpiest thing you’ve ever done?

Don’t tell my sister, but one time I cosplayed as Wynonna and stole her truck.

 

Thanks for reading, everyone! If you liked this and like my writing in general, consider buying me a Ko-fi!

#EarperView with @DBenitez95

Today’s final EarperView is with Diana Benitez, graphic designer for EH Con Canada and who is also featured in artists’ alley.

Tell us a little bit about your non-Earper alter ego.

Not much to tell, but I spend most of my time either drawing, watching TV, or playing video games. I do also attend a church regularly, and work at a coffee shop. I have a dog named Boe, and a lot of family that I see very often. 

How did you find Wynonna Earp and the fandom?

I found Wynonna Earp after reading a preview of the comic that was included with one of my copies of Orphan Black Helsinki. I had forgotten about it for a while, but saw a gifset of Nicole Haught on tumblr and decided to officially check out the show! I later became involved in the fandom mostly through Twitter and Instagram after posting my first WayHaught fanart. 

Is this your first fandom?

Nope! I was heavily involved in The 100 fandom — mostly just for Clexa — and I was also very involved in the SuperCorp fandom for a while. There’s a lot of fandoms I’ve been a part of, but Clexa and Wynonna Earp have been my favorites. 

What is your favorite fandom memory?

Probably the 100 horse sized ducks vs. 100 duck sized horses discussion. Though I may be biased since it happened at EHCon.

What is your favorite con memory?

Personally, my favorite con memory was at EHCon 2018 when I finally got to meet Tim Rozon. It was very surreal, and it was a childhood dream come true. I also really enjoyed being able to moderate and organize the Fans of Colour panel, which Varun and Chantel were a part of. 

What is your favorite Wynonna Earp/Earper activity?

I like the cons. Although I’ve only been to one, it’s such an amazing feeling being in a place where everyone shares the same interests. I also enjoy the Earp it Forward initiative; I think it’s a great way to show that fandom can be so much more than just people watching a show. 

What has Wynonna Earp come to mean to you?

To me, Wynonna Earp means growth and understanding. It’s amazing how well the fandom — or at least most of the fandom — has learned to listen and take to heart the concerns of others. It’s not often that a fandom is able to have differing opinions on a topic, and still have a civil and safe discussion about it. This fandom is special in ways that I can’t explain.

Are there any pictures you’d like to share of your Wynonna Earp experience?

One of my favorite moments: meeting Tim, and being photo-bombed by Melanie (who hung around my table afterwards and chatted with me about my art)

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Sweet potato or Yukon Gold potato?

Sweet potato.

On a scale of 1 to 10, how much do you Fandras?

I would say 10.

Describe why Fandras is a thing in 7 words or less.

Everything Emily makes is gold.

What is your favorite Earp sisters moment?

Season one finale when Wynonna was immediately willing to trade Peacemaker for Nicole’s life once she realized Waverly loved her. 

How have you Earped your life?

Everything I do is Earp. I’ve gotten my siblings to watch the show, have brought them to every Earp event I can, and have even been able to bring my brother to meet Varun, whom he adores. 

What’s the Earpiest thing you’ve ever done?

I went to a Blue Jays game with 150-ish other earpers (one of whom was Andrea Higgins).

Who of the regular characters on Wynonna Earp do you think is the best artist?

I don’t know if she counts as regular, but I think Rosita is secretly an art connoisseur. 

Many thanks to Diana and all of the lovely people affiliated with EH Con Canada who agreed to participate in EarperViews this week. Special thanks to Bonnie for helping me put this together. If you want more info about EH Con Canada, head over to their website to check it out!

 

#EarperView with @zum_hingst

Happy Thursday, Earpers! Today’s EarperView is with Patricia, one of the artists featured in the EH Con Canada artists’ alley.

Tell us a little bit about your non-Earper alter ego.

When I’m not Earping I run a machine shop that makes high precision parts for the aerospace, medical and printing industries.  I’m a big sci-fi/fantasy fan.  I love reading sci-fi novels including books by William Gibson and Tad Williams. I enjoy team sports and I have played competitively as an ice hockey goalie. I’m into sports cars and enjoy building and racing them.

How did you find Wynonna Earp and the fandom?

I was cruising the internet and came across a Wayhaught clip/GIF, (the Nedley’s office/first kiss scene).  I thought “oooh this is interesting” so I started watching Wynonna Earp and was immediately hooked.

Is this your first fandom?

I’m totally into sci-fi/supernatural shows, but there are only a select few that I’m really passionate about and probably will be for life. I’ve been to multiple Star Wars and Star Trek cons, meeting the actors and fans.   I’m also a huge fan of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and now Wynonna Earp.

What is your favorite fandom memory?

Clexacon in 2017 was my favorite fandom memory.  It was the first time I met other Earpers. My flight to Vegas was delayed by 7 hours so I missed the Earper meetup, and I barely made it to the Wayhaught panel. which was amazing.   I met Bonnie and Kevin, who I recognized from the podcast, and also got to know some Earpers from my hometown, Vancouver. There was a WayHaught duo autograph session and the line-up was less than 10 minutes’ wait time!! Imagine that! Hahaha  

It was a great introduction into how awesome the Earper fandom can be!

What is your favorite con memory?

There are so many great memories from the cons I’ve been to, but the best memory was the episode watch with the cast and writers at EhCon 2018.

What is your favorite Wynonna Earp/Earper activity?

Watching and re-watching Wynonna Earp, of course!  I enjoy meeting up with the local Earper fan group and reading WE fanfiction.

What has Wynonna Earp come to mean to you?

Wynnona Earp has been my muse!  It’s a creative experience where I get to do my everyday work but create something that means a lot to me personally.  I love designing an object I think is cool and is meaningful to me – and then sharing it with other Earpers and the cast. It’s a dream.

Are there any pictures you’d like to share of your Wynonna Earp experience?

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A pic of Kim and I with the cast of Wynonna Earp at EhCon2018.

Sweet potato or Yukon Gold potato?

Yukon Gold!

On a scale of 1 to 10, how much do you Fandras?

I think I’m a solid 9.

Describe why Fandras is a thing in 7 words or less.


Wynonna Earp is your job now.”

What is your favorite Earp sisters moment?

In the first season, the conversation they have when they are drinking the bubble gum sake.

How have you Earped your life?

I dress Earper. Think Earper. Talk Earper. Chat with Earpers and Fight for Wynnona.

What’s the Earpiest thing you’ve ever done?

Put on my plaid Earper shirt and blasted the centre out of a target with a rifle at the local shooting range on Friday night with my wife and her sister. Wynonna made me do it!  I wouldn’t have done that pre-Wynonna.

If you could make a custom metal piece for four characters, what would they be and why?  

I would machine these custom metal pieces for the four 4 main characters:

  • Wynonna – Buntline replica gun
  • Waverly – Angel Wings
  • Nicole – Sheriff’s Badge
  • Doc – Playing cards and poker chips 

Thanks so much for playing along, Patricia, and I’ll see the rest of you gentle readers back tomorrow for the last EarperView in the EH Con Canada series.

#EarperView with @QueerComicsLvr

Today’s EarperView is with Fabi, the Secretary for the EH Con Canada Board of Directors.

Tell us a little bit about your non-Earper alter ego.

My name is Fabi and I live in Northern Canada; Whitehorse, Yukon. Love the outdoors, sports, TV, and traveling.

How did you find Wynonna Earp and the fandom?

I read an article during the first season and decided to check it out; loved the show and joined Twitter because of it and that’s how I discovered this amazing fandom.

Is this your first fandom?

It was, yes.

What is your favorite fandom memory?

First time I saw on social media fans Earping it Forward. It just shows how kind and amazing Earpers are.

What is your favorite con memory?

All of EH Con Canada 2018. 😉

What is your favorite Wynonna Earp/Earper activity?

Having tacos and vegan donuts.

What has Wynonna Earp come to mean to you?

It means strong women and positive LGBTQ characters.

Sweet potato or Yukon Gold potato?

YUKON for sure.

On a scale of 1 to 10, how much do you Fandras?

11

Describe why Fandras is a thing in 7 words or less.

Positive LGBTQ2SA+ representation.

What is your favorite Earp sisters moment?

All of them. I can’t pick one.

How have you Earped your life?

Joined EHCon Canada planning committee.

What’s the Earpiest thing you’ve ever done?

Named my Pokemon go trainer after Nicole Haught 😉 There are quite a few of us Earpers pogo players o.o

The gang gets invited to a Halloween party and decides to go as the Spice Girls. Who dresses up as who?

  • Wynonna as Ginger Spice
  • Doc as Scary Spice
  • Waverly as Baby Spice
  • Nicole as Sporty Spice
  • Jeremy as Posh Spice

Thanks, Fabi, for playing along, and I’ll see you all back tomorrow for another EarperView!

#EarperView with @peakearp

For today’s EarperView, we have Michelle, Graphic and Web Designer for EH Con Canada.

Tell us a little bit about your non-Earper alter ego.

When I’m not Peak Earping-it-up, I’m Michelle – a freelance graphic designer in Vancouver, BC. Mine is a sweet little life filled with the emotional ups and downs of freelancing, the blissful privilege and community of playing in a bunch of queer sports leagues, and the soft and steady delight of being partner to my partner (her name is Nat – or Haught_Collar but more on that below).

How did you find Wynonna Earp and the fandom?

Like many individuals – closeted (like me at the time) or out and proud (like me now) – I found myself in a YouTube rabbit hole that took me to a certain Wayhaught meet-cute scene…my curiosity was piqued (I promise I’ll only make that pun once). I discovered this was from a show filming in and around my home province of Alberta, and after I gobbled up the aired episodes online, I tuned in live for the last few episodes of Season 1. I fired up a long-inactive personal Twitter account to discover that the cast and showrunner were super active online, and I’m not too proud to admit that having both Tim and Dom personally welcome me into the fandom (HOW CANADIAN) was a huge part of that initial pull to engage more online with the group of people I was learning had just recently christened themselves as “The Earpers”. My desire to play with some aspect of anonymity lead me to create the Peak Earp twitter account and… I was on my way! 

I want to say that Bonnie (@WynonnaFans) impressed me again and again in those early months after the finale aired as we petitioned for a second season. She was the leader we all rallied around, and I have no doubt in my mind that the show would have quietly faded into the Canadian back-40 if not for her efforts to point us eager fans and our #nochill all in the right direction.

Is this your first fandom?

It is! I am surprised and delighted and maybe a little bemused to find that an online fandom has literally changed my life. How 21st century of me, I think. I still find it a little funny to tell new people the story of how Nat and I met (“well we both had these Twitter fan accounts for a Canadian sci-fi western TV show…. you know how it is”) but almost without exception I find that people find our story charming and a little magical. I certainly do.

 

What is your favourite fandom memory?

The day that Nicole’s blog “Road to Purgatory” was released and the fandom had to figure out the password was absolutely EPIC in my mind. Everyone was so good at not spoiling the fun, and you had to DM someone if you really couldn’t figure it out on your own. Once we had all consumed the content we then obsessed over what Waverly’s emoji sign-off “cat-eggplant-flower-plane” might signify.  I love that stuff.

What is your favourite con memory?

My only con was last year’s EH Con Canada (I find cons wildly overwhelming, which begs the question why I choose to be so involved with organizing one, lol, but Acts of Service is my love language, okay?). So in no particular order: watching that episode live with 500 Earpers AND the Wynonna Writers; our FOC panel; watching my pal Allie absolutely charm her way along as moderator of the Digital Howard panel; watching Nat run an auction seemingly effortlessly (has she done this before?) before the final cast panel. 

What is your favourite Wynonna Earp/Earper activity?

Live tweeting. The thrill of all that new content competing with the mad rush to get the joke or hot-take out there first (always a futile endeavour), followed by the eventual resignation to simply enjoy the episode and read out the funniest tweets during the commercial breaks.

What has Wynonna Earp come to mean to you?

It is overwhelming when I think of it. My partner is because of this show. My closest pals in Vancouver are because of this show, and they brought Nat and I into so many queer communities within the city, so by extension almost my entire community is because of this show. I also tapped into some weird and wacky patriotism I never really knew I possessed because of this show (IT IS A 10 OUT OF 10 PRODUCTION DID YOU KNOW). What kind of magical TV show IS this?

Are there any pictures you’d like to share of your Wynonna Earp experience?

Before the Vancouver Earper group became what it is today (gloriously large) our little group was just myself, Nat, Rebecca, Franzi, and Sweet Baby Rae. This is my #VanEarpFam and I love them all. The second picture was when Nat and I first met Bonnie and I totally fangirled because I AM HUMAN and also see above re: highly respecting Bonnie’s efforts in this fandom. 

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Sweet potato or Yukon Gold potato?

Yukon Gold, because this potato was developed in Guelph, Ontario, by a coupla canucks (seriously can someone explain my weird Canadian pride to me?).

On a scale of 1 to 10, how much do you Fandras?

If I were to proclaim this nationally I would say “Ten out of ten; dix sur dix.”

Describe why Fandras is a thing in 7 words or less.

She gives a damn. Isn’t that exceptional?

What is your favorite Earp sisters moment?

I mean, I am not known as the Kevin in my little Earper group or anything, so I humbly suggest the entire scene of Wynonna giving birth and Waverly with Peacemaker as my contribution to whoever is the current Webmaster of the-earp-sisters-are-very-important-to-me-dot-tumblr-dot-com.

How have you Earped your life?

My partner Nat and I met 3 years ago because we both had fan accounts on Twitter for this show, and even though we were 4000 km apart, we flirted so voraciously on Twitter via ridiculous things like #Rhymetime and mashing up Wynonna and Hamilton quotes/lyrics that Nat moved across the country after 6 months.

What’s the Earpiest thing you’ve ever done?

Being a part of the EH Con Canada planning team two years and counting! This is a whole other part-time job for much of the year, but I do it because I am so weirdly proud of this group of Canadian talent and want to celebrate them. 

If you could change anything about Wynonna Earp to make it more Canadian, what would you change?

Monica. I love you for this question. Because even though IT IS A 10 OUT OF 10 PRODUCTION, even though the Alberta skies light up our screens scene after scene, even though the Canadian winter is this lurking, subtly present force both for the cast/crew and for the characters… I contend it could be more Canadian. Namely, I am sooooo irritated that they have made the creative decision to be vague about where Purgatory is. It is clearly in Alberta, JUST SAY IT ALREADY. 

Thanks, Michelle, for playing along, and I’ll see you all tomorrow for another EarperView!