Buffy the Vampire Slayer is gone from Netflix, but fear not: You can still get your campy, supernatural, feminist action kicks with Wynonna Earp, which is now available to stream. The first season just went up on Netflix, and a second season is coming to Syfy on June 9. In the meantime, take this opportunity to grab some whiskey and donuts and binge on Season 1 of Wynonna Earp in preparation for the show’s return
Wynonna Earp, based on Beau Smith’s IDW comic book series, has been praised as “a goddamn delight” and “unapologetically and uncompromisingly feminist.” It stars Melanie Scrofano as the eponymous protagonist, along with Dominique Provost-Chalkley as Wynonna’s brainy sister Waverly. These great-granddaughters of real-life U.S. Marshal Wyatt Earp team up to fight the Revenants, the demons of Wyatt’s past kills come back from Hell. The immortal Doc Holliday (Tim Rozon) and the mysterious Agent Xavier Dolls (Shamier Anderson) come along for the ride, too.
Wynonna, armed with Wyatt’s demon-killing six-shooter, “Peacemaker,” is just as quick with her wit as she is with her gun. Before she returns for Season 2, let’s take stock of Season 1. (Season 1 spoilers ahead)
Season 1 of Wynonna Earp Was Gay, and Season 2 Will Be “Gayer”
Fans have praised Wynonna Earp for featuring a queer hero who’s not closeted, confused, or timid. Officer Nicole Haught (Katherine Barrell), Wynonna’s coworker and Waverly’s romantic interest, carries herself with strength and confidence. This character was a refreshing change for viewers who have seen shows start out strong with queer characters, only to dial them back. After the show was nominated for a GLAAD Media Award, showrunner Emily Andras promised this disappointing trend will not be the case with Wynonna Earp Season 2.
The Villains in Wynonna Earp Are Awesome
Sure, nobody wants the villains to win. But the show has truly badass antagonists like the Stone Witch Constance Clootie and the Revenants’ leader Bobo Del Rey. Even though they both get defeated by our heroes, they put up a hell of a fight in the process. Fans can’t help but be grateful that the protagonists have some decent competition. Season 2 is sure to offer great new antagonists, as well as some familiar ones.
Wynonna’s in a Love Triangle With Agent Dolls and Doc Holliday
Agent Xavier Dolls is a U.S. Marshal in the Black Badge Division charged with confronting supernatural phenomena. As such, he’s a vital part of the Earp Crew. He and Doc Holliday both vie for Wynonna’s attention in Season 1. And even though Doc and Wynonna end up sleeping together, that doesn’t mean the door is closed on something happening with Dolls. Hell, it doesn’t even mean she has to choose, according to Tim Rozon. Wynonna might be content to juggle Dolls and Doc in Season 2, which could be even more fun than choosing anyway.
Waverly is Possessed … or Something
One of the biggest cliffhangers at the end of Season 1 is Waverly’s status. She appears to become possessed after coming into contact with a strange black goo at the end of Season 1. Some fans suspect that it wasn’t something coming in but rather something already inside of her coming out. As an added kicker, we also find out that apparently she’s not an Earp. Hopefully these matters will be resolved early on in Season 2.
We Still Don’t Know What’s Up With Agent Dolls
In Season 1, we found out that Dolls has to regularly take some kind of serum. Many fans suspect that he’s not human and that the drug keeps him from turning into whatever he really is. His character is a mystery throughout Season 1, and Season 2 promises to offer some more clarity about his backstory.
Season 2 of Wynonna Earp airs at 10 p.m. Eastern on Friday, June 9 on Syfy. Season 1 is now available to stream on Netflix.