Wynonna Earp Review: Whiskey Lullaby (Season 2 Episode 6)

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On Wynonna Earp Season 2 Episode 6, “Whiskey Lullaby,” Dolls and Doc uncover the truth about Black Badge — they aren’t gone gone, they are just abandoning Purgatory and the Ghost River Triangle.

This is definitely an unexpected twist. After going through all the trouble of blackmailing Wynonna, Doc, and Waverly to sign a blood contract, leaving abruptly does not make sense.

Okay, so the powers don’t think they can win the fight. What made them change their minds so quickly? It does not seem like that much time has passed between the signing of the contracts on Wynonna Earp Season 2 Episode 1 and now.

Unfortunately, it does not look like we are going to delve into this issue any further, but we can still hope for some more answers.

Wynonna: As far as I’m concerned, we hunt supernatural shit. We kill supernatural shit.

A big to-do was made about that contract for it to be dissolved this fast. It’s too quick of a fix.

Now, there’s no reason to keep Nicole out of the loop, the Wayhaught tension over the subject is resolved, no Black Badge watching over and dictating cases, and there’s no more Dolls manhunt.

Yes, all of those are good things, but they do not feel earned. What’s your take on Black Badge’s disappearing act?

WYNONNA EARP — “Whiskey Lullaby” Episode 206 — Photo by: Michelle Faye/Syfy/Wynonna Earp Season 2

The time jump, pregnancy-wise, is a great move.

Aside from no longer having to hide Melanie Scrofano’s baby bump, it also forces Wynonna to deal with the situation. Her previous plan of “nope-ing” it away is out the window, which means we do not have to spend weeks waiting for Wynonna to tell everyone.

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The secret’s out. Dynamics are going to change, and it’s going to be amazing and, if this hour is any indicator for what’s to come, emotional.

Wynonna: I’m going to need a bigger coat.

Between Doc finding out and his note and all the Wynonna and Waverly scenes, Wynonna Earp is here to make everyone bawl their eyes out.

Wynonna being pregnant does not change her one bit. She’s still a badass kicking down doors. She’s still a crazy chick with a demon killing gun. She’s still sarcastic and absolutely awesome.

Wynonna: Believe it or not, being pregnant doesn’t affect my ability to send evil shit tickets screaming back to hell.

The only thing that her pregnancy has done is broken down her walls. We’ve never really seen Wynonna completely vulnerable like she is when she’s telling Waverly that she’s not sure she can be a mother.

With Willa’s death and Doll’s disappearance and presumed death, Wynonna was able to “nope” her pain away and focus on killing demons. She would have a moment of vulnerability, but then it was back to business relatively quickly.

That’s not the case here, and it’s amazing to see Wynonna get to be so vulnerable. She can still be a badass and feel lost and scared at the same time. She does not have to be one or the other.

Waverly is Wynonna’s support system right now, and I wouldn’t have it any other way.

WYNONNA EARP — “Whiskey Lullaby” Episode 206 — Photo by: Michelle Faye/Syfy/Wynonna Earp Season 2

Wynonna mentions that being an Earp has robbed her of certain choices because of the curse. Essentially, she’s commenting that being an Earp has ruined her life.

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This is a reminder that Waverly’s potentially not being an Earp is still there, hovering in the background, except this time it’s not necessarily a bad thing.

Previously, Wynonna has referenced being an Earp as a badge of honor, almost, thus making Waverly (and our) heart sink at every mention.

Wynonna offers a glimpse into the downside of being an Earp, and while I’m sure Waverly isn’t thinking about herself while comforting Wynonna, it’s nice to know that maybe once Waverly is ready to find the truth and face it, she might not be devastated if she isn’t an Earp.

Wynonna might even be happy that her baby sister will not have her life ruined simply because of the blood coursing through her veins. We all know that Wynonna and Waverly are sisters, no matter who Waverly’s parents might be, so there was never a real concern that Waverly not being an Earp would destroy their relationship.

WYNONNA EARP — “Whiskey Lullaby” Episode 206 — Photo by: Michelle Faye/Syfy/Wynonna Earp Season 2

The concern is that it might destroy Waverly. She loves being an Earp, and she wanted (maybe still wants) to be the heir. She’s fascinated by Wyatt Earp’s legacy and the curse. We’ve known this since we met her.

I’m still a little worried as to how Waverly might take the news that she isn’t an Earp, but I do feel a little bit better now. How do you think Wynonna and Waverly will react if Waverly discovers that she isn’t an Earp?

Total side note but what’s the deal with Peacemaker? It shocks Wynonna awake. This is a totally new feature, and it raises some interesting questions about what all it’s able to do.

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Does it sense when demon trouble is afoot or when the heir is in danger, somehow? I’m not sure what’s going on, but I’m definitely curious! Do you have any peacemaker theories?

What did you think of this episode of Wynonna Earp? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below!

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Wynonna Earp airs Fridays at 10/9c on Syfy.

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Allison Nichols

Allison is in a love affair with television that doesn't seem to be letting up anytime soon. Slightly damaged fictional characters are her weakness. She loves to spend her free time curled up with a cat and a show to binge-watch on Netflix. Currently, she's obsessed with From Dusk Till Dawn, Wynonna Earp, and she'll never be over her Gilmore Girl's obsession. In addition to Tell-Tale TV, Allison also writes for TVFanatic. Follow her on Twitter: @AllisonBlairN

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