Wynonna Earp: Bury Me With My Guns On (Review)

 Wynonna Earp - Season 1

Wynonna has a short Earp celebration at Shorty’s bar.  Too much to drink and too many memories make our hero an unhappy young lady. In “Bury Me With My Guns” stress levels are high, but not insurmountable.  The Stone Witch (Rayisa Kondracki) resurrects only one of her ” boys” and Wynonna shows up at work the morning after in skin-tight trousers and a great attitude. Doll’s spoils it with the announcement that Head Office have mandated that Earp take a psychological test. 

Wynonna takes the test with no assistance from Dolls (Shamier Anderson). With an expression that would rot cabbage, the analyst asks questions that range from “Do you feel like a murderer” to “When did you last have sexual intercourse” and Earp is beyond annoyed. Not just with the nature of the questions but because of Dolls’ lack of support.

(Quick sidenote here: This does feel a little too “Buffy” here chaps.  While not too overly similar it does have shades of the Summers/Giles fallout in the Joss Whedon series.)

Wynonna fails the test and is suspended.

Clootie brings one skeleton to life, since Waverly destroyed the other skull only one of her sons can be resurrected, and attempts to leave the triangle her boy.  Bobo Del Rey (Michael Eklund) lays in wait for the witch and her offspring with a group of revenants that Clootie shot at the start of the episode. 

Sheriff Neadley (Greg Lawson) attempts to bond with Dolls, Waverly makes up her mind to go after Officer Haught and Wynonna has sex with Doc again. Neadley offers to share information with Dolls and the black badge official warily agrees.

Gus sells Shorty’s Bar and Waverly (Dominique Provost-Chalkley) is not pleased.  She gets into an argument with Haught when the two talk because each one is referring to something different than the other. Waverly wants to talk relationships and Nicole (Katherine Barrell) is talking about her experience with Jack the Ripper. 

At the outskirts of the triangle, Bobo has the bones of the witch’s other son set on fire and the resurrected son dies burning from the inside out. Like Constance and Doc, the “live” son and the bones of his brother were obviously connected.  In the middle of Doc and Wynonna’s sexual tryst, he can feel Clootie’s pain and the two go to collect the witch.

There is a brief stand-off between Bobo and his followers and Wynonna and Doc.  After some heated words and threats, Earp starts to shoot Bobo and Doc points his gun at Wynonna. He tells his lover that he will shoot the Buntline out of her “lily-white hand.”  Finally Bobo hands Constance over to Holliday.

Doc still plans to kill the witch but Wynonna has a better idea.  They take Clootie out in the middle of salt flats and bury the witch up to her neck. The salt stops the woman’s magic and will leave her trapped there; forever. Earp spends most of the episode furious with Dolls who tells her later that she passed the test second time up.

Gus has sold Shorty’s to Bobo who takes over the bar.

Waverly and Nicole finally connect, in Neadley’s office, and Wynonna learns about the origin of the curse and how the Stone Witch turned Wyatt against Doc.

Earlier in the episode Wynonna pulled the peacemaker on the real estate agent speaking to Gus about selling the bar. She spots a skull tattoo on his forearm and assumes he is a revenant.  Following him into the restroom, Earp points the gun at the man’s head and asks to see his brand. The terrified realtor pees himself and Wynonna learns she made a mistake.

In reality Earp was on the right track. The man might not have been a demon but he was working for one; Bobo. Del Rey is jubilant in his victory and he leads his little band of revenants in an impromptu celebration after getting the bar. Earlier he proved  that he has a number of powers to his disposal.

Firs the stops Clootie’s Cadillac by magic and later,  when the stand-off at the bridge gets tense, he senses that Doc and Wynonna had sex and he tells his men to put down their guns.

Gus is oblivious to Waverly’s annoyance at the selling of Shorty’s and Dolls brings Wynonna a gift, a revenant that Bobo sent to the bar with a message for Earp.

Wynonna Earp - Season 1

By the end of the episode, Wynonna gets her deputy status back, the witch is helpless and alone and Bobo has the bar.  Waverly and Nicole are also an item.

“Wynonna Earp” airs Fridays on SyFy.  Time in and watch this one. Things are beginning to heat up in this science fiction ode to Earp…


Author: Mike's Film Talk

Former Actor, Former Writer, Former Journalist, USAF Veteran, http://MikesFilmTalk.com Former Member Nevada Film Critics Society

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