I was so excited when Wynonna Earp, Season 4 landed on Netflix. Unfortunately, my favorite characters have gone from bad ass to asinine.
Take Wynonna. She is a modern-day gunslinger, but in Season 4 lacks her gun, Peacemaker. It seems like the writers have added random challenges and lackluster plot devices to keep Wynonna battling something. Wynonna has become a caricature of her former self as she stamps around town and clobbers everything from zombies to Nedley monsters, to witches with bats, boards, and Doc Holiday’s help.
Wynonna still lacks a gun in episode 6 where she has to find a woman in a painting for a random clan of nuns. The woman in the painting happens to be Rosita (a character from past seasons) and the nuns are actually revenants. During Wynonna rescue attempt, she and Rosita are magically transported to the nunnery, and the nuns demand a fight to the death in exchange for their help finding her gun. What? This plot line was so random and nonsensical. But after zombies in the basement that lead to a doorway to the Garden of Eden, who am I to question.
I feel worse for the character of Nicole. She went from being a sheriff in town to being naked. It seems like the writer’s of the show want little more than to put her in her birthday suit. She is naked in the Garden of Eden and in some other scenes. If not naked, she is usually making stupid stupid choices or pining for Waverly. Not only does she fail to figure out Nedley is the monster plaguing her (something everyone else quickly deduces in episode 3) but also makes one of the most stupid deals with the devil so to speak. This all diminishes her once strong character.
The changes in the characters mirror the perplexing plots and the crazy speed in which storylines are created and then abandoned. Why was there a machine governing the Garden of Eden? At first I thought it was to protect the world from this revenant that was there, but Doc Holiday kicks the evil through a door in two seconds. Doesn’t seem too much of a threat. And why did the door open so easily then, but not for the Wynonna and company when they want to return home?
I still have some episodes to watch. Maybe all my questions will be answered, but I doubt it.