What Happened to Wynonna Earp Season 4?

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.  

WYNONNA EARP — “Look At Them beans” Episode 403 — Pictured: Melanie Scrofano as Wynonna Earp — (Photo by: Michelle Faye/Wynonna Earp Productions, Inc./SYFY)

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.

WYNONNA EARP — “Look At Them beans” Episode 403 — Pictured: Melanie Scrofano as Wynonna Earp — (Photo by: Michelle Faye/Wynonna Earp Productions, Inc./SYFY)

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.

Author on the Porch!

Next Saturday, July 17th!

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If you’re in Lake George next week, I’m looking forward to my book talk on the porch at the Book Cabin Bookstore from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm. I’ll be reading from and signing copies of Remote and Apocalipstick.

Stop in, I’d love to see you!

You can check out their website at: Book Cabin

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And their Facebook page: Book Cabin

The week after, July 24th, I’ll be at RomantiConn at the Trumbull Marriot from 11:00 am to 4 pm. You can check out their website at: RomantiConn.

Interview with the Author

Tell us about your newest book, Apocalipatick.

The elevator pitch: It’s Twilight meets The Walking Dead

Jenna’s dreams pre-pandemic included a high school graduation party before attending college and marrying an attractive future lawyer. Instead, she’s praying for a long, sharp knife and a big gun to survive the undead.

Jenna Martin lives in a world gone insane after a mysterious pandemic kills much of the population. Being alive after an apocalypse is bad, but it is made worse when the multitudes killed by the disease return ravenous for human flesh. 

Luckily, Jenna stumbles onto a group of survivors, including the mysterious and off-putting Caleb. The group travels to the relative safety of an isolated inn where Jenna falls hard and fast for Caleb, which causes more problems than she ever expected in the fledgling society. Although he withstood the virus, he has not come out unscathed. He and some others now labeled the New Race have changed into what many would call zombie kin—vampires.

Writing isn’t easy. What was the most difficult thing you dealt with when writing your newest book?

Editing! This book took extensive edits. It was originally released in 2013 and completely revamped for its 2021 debut. Not that I’m complaining because the editing process helped the characters come alive, but it was exhausting. Coffee and wine made the process possible.

Tell us a little bit about your writing career. 

I had no idea what I wanted to do when I grew up. I worked at an aquarium. I worked for the National Audubon Society.  I edited other people’s writing for a while. Finally, I settled on teaching. Throughout all my jobs I wrote, whether articles for the local newspaper, blogs, or working on my own dissertation. I slowly transitioned into fiction. Now, I publish in a variety of genres and teach at the high school and college level. I write for enjoyment and fun though it feels like hard work sometimes. 

They say Hindsight is 20/20. If you could give advice to the writer you were the first time you sat down to write, what would it be?

Don’t rush to publication. I wanted to be published so bad that I didn’t realize how much my writing needed an editor. Take your time. You want to put your best book out there. 

What was your most difficult scene to write?

I am horrible at writing romance/sex scenes, and yet my romance book under the pen name Dakota Star seems to sell the best (go figure)!

Are themes a big part of your stories, or not so much?

Yes, I like to consider the universal connections. In Apocalipstick, I thought about how humans can be more monstrous than the monsters. I also looked at the power of love and how it offers hope and redemption.

What are you working on now?

Book two of the Hell in a Handbag series called A Blush of Death. Look for it soon.

Is there a release date planned?

Summer 2021

Who is your favorite character from your own stories, and why?

I wrote a short story about a woman named Karny Valle who ran a carnival that punished evil men. She was just so wicked. I didn’t know I had her in me.

Most writers were readers as children. What was your favorite book in grade school?

I wasn’t a reader until I found Judy Blume and then I wanted to read all of her books at once. Her books and memorable characters made me into a reader.

What are your plans for future projects?

I’ve been writing a lot of short stories lately, everything from science fiction to romance. I hope to pen a few more over the summer. 

Is there anything you would like to add before we finish?

Support your indie author. They put out some amazing reads.   

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