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This very special episode is brought you by the #FightForWynonna. The Chirpers gather on the red couch once again to discuss why Wynonna Earp is such an important show. And we shout out all Earpers, who have created the best fandom in the whole damn world.
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Christmas is over, but we have a Boxing Day treat for you all — it’s our long-awaited live show! Back in September, the Chirpers were lucky enough to be in the same room with some fabulous Earpers at Edmonton Expo.
The panel was a spoiler-light celebration of the action, the drama, the fandom, and yes, the gore of Wynonna Earp from our local Albertan perspective. Many thanks to all the Earpers who attended, and extra thanks to those who got on mic with us to chat about our beloved show! Special thanks to our Crackjack Producer (CJP) Steven, who made sure we sounded good.
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It’s a week before Earpmas so it is time for the Chirpers to record a festive commentary for Wynonna Earp’s episode: “If We Make it Through December” (S3:E6). It’s a rollercoaster of emotions because amidst adorable canoodling couples and mistletoe, some things are heading off the rails in the Ghost River Triangle. Join us and pass the nog! Put in some extra cheer!
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We called the last episode “How Nedley got his groove back” for a reason. We already loved Sheriff Nedley/Greg Lawson so hearing the cast and crew singing his praises only makes us love him more. We’re ALL IN for the Wynonna & Nedley show next year. F*#k yeah.
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This season finale changes everything for the Chirpers. Things come full circle, and everyone is almost relieved. Then it all tips off kilter and seeds are planted for next season. Most importantly, Nedley is back in fighting form. Bring on Season 4!
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F#*!ing Doc! And Julian with proper wings? Annette argues that her “kill list” was right even if she wasn’t completely accurate. The Chirpers are loving that Wynonna is taking care of business and raising a madcap army for the final confrontation with Bulshar. Next episode better have more Jer-Bear though.
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Kirsten and Annette are seriously distracted by all the Bobo this week. Erika is disturbed by their love of Bobo. Fauxnicole is so. much. fun. What is up with Jer-bear? And why Doc?!?! Annette is very sad that she was right about Charlie. With only two episodes left, the Chirpers are getting ready for season finale.
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Wynonna and Doc are trapped in a Bulshar loop of hellish proportions, and Waverly is trapped in a ring. The Chirpers are all in for the return of Bobo and Mercedes. Things are heating up even while all the real Alberta snow is falling. But the real question is WHY won’t anyone go up those stairs?
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It’s another episode of crazy mismatched pairings, and it. is. working. The Chirpers are finally processing all their feelings from the last few episodes, and the threads of the season are starting to come together. They got the potato scene (finally!) and it was Erika’s perfect potato scene. The major question is when are we actually going to get a BGD? And Kirsten coins the term “bescruffled”.
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Are the Chirpers surprised that none of the plot points are wrapped up yet? Yes. They want answers and they want them now. In the meantime, they enjoyed the mis-matched pairings throughout the episode from Doc & Mama, WynHaught, and Waverly & Jer-bear. Bring on the quips and the Canadian pop references.
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The Chirpers may not recover from this episode. Stop kissing the wrong people! Stop being woo’d by vampires! Stop releasing revenants from wells! Required ASAP: Earp family dinner with Christmas crackers and rum and eggnog (hold the eggnog).
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The Chirpers are recording long-distance this episode, and there is so much to digest! Jolene is the dark voice inside our heads trying to pull the team apart, but the Earp women are in fine fighting form, proving that love does outweigh the darkness — even when it comes in the form of sweet, sweet Canadian baked goods.
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Our favourite shit show is back in high gear! The Chirpers are falling in love with old favourites and new friends. There are so many new threads and enemies and ideas that this conversation is all over the map of the Ghost River Triangle. The only thing the Chirpers know for sure is we are holding our breath until the next episode!
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The Chirpers, recording in the midst of a sea of spent Kleenexes, are no longer in denial. Episode 303 is a slower-paced tribute to everyone’s favorite Black Badge Agent while giving some plot teasers about what is to come. Join us in raising a glass of Banana Liqueur. Or Whiskey.
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Inside Wynonna Earp for season 3, episode 2, “When You Call My Name”
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This was a big episode. Mama Earp, at least how Wynonna sees her, is beloved, and everyone wants to see more. There’s a lot of demon-ey action, angst, and too much foreshadowing that some shit was going to happen. The Chirpers are going through the stages of grief, stopping (for now) on denial. We love you Dolls.
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SEASON 4, BITCHES!
(Oh yeah, and we’re in Calgary and just watched the “All Over the World” bonus feature on iTunes.)
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Season 3, Earpers! It’s finally here, and it does not disappoint. The Chirpers are glamoured by the fast opening scene, the sexy fog, those vampires!? And then Wynonna goes full Buffy with Dolls to save Purgatory. Throw in some Anne of Green Gables gone Orange is the New Black and what wasn’t to love in this new beginning? (If only we’d thought to make all those clever references on the podcast itself!)
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Tears. Laughter. Guns. Labour. All the feels and action that the Chirpers want from a Wynonna Earp season finale. Doc and Wynonna are the heart of the episode as they make the hard choices to protect Alice. Just enough threads are wrapped up to be satisfactory while leaving us anxious for Season 3.
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It’s an alternate world without Wynonna Earp, and the Chirpers don’t like it — though the Doc and Dolls relationship is warming the cockles of their hearts. They return to Doylist and Watsonian theory to discuss this Wynonna-light episode that is stressing everyone out.
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So many feels throughout this episode! Sometimes there are no good choices, and sometimes people make all the wrong ones. Wynonna and Doc show off some stellar moves, and Nedley proves he is as loyal as we know he is—to humans and to cats. The Chirpers hold on through this intense episode as they race towards the end of season 2.
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Oh, fudgenuggets! So much awkwardness in this episode in all the character pairings — reaching its peak in the always-dreadful Tucker. Doc and Wynonna have an epic argument with a horrific doll skulking in the background, while Jeremy wins all the hearts — except Dolls’. And the Chirpers debate how to eat KD (mac ‘n’ cheese) Alberta-style and discuss local brewery tours.
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Annette is in her happy place again — not only with the return of the Bobo, but with the added complexity of his character. This trip to the past reveals a lot of backstory and many complicated feelings from all the Chirpers. Erika confesses she did not move to Alberta to fight demons, but the rest of the Chirpers are doubtful.
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We interrupt the Wynonna Earp season 2 reviews to bring you a special bonus (timey-wimey) mini-ep!
The Chirpers watched several season 3 teaser trailers and are Very Very Excited. So many great moments are coming, and the Chirpers need to share how excited (and baffled) they are.
They also discuss the Canadian cultural significance of Anne of Green Gables and Jann Arden.
This mini-ep is slightly out of recording-order. Never fear, Kirsten is all caught up on S2 (or we never would have let her watch the S3 trailers)!
We then return you to our regularly scheduled season 2 episodes.
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It’s a girls’/guys’ day out in this humour-laden episode where the main cast bonds together—some more literally than others. Jeremy is wizarding his way into the boys’ club and the Chirpers’ hearts. And drunk-Nicole only becomes more charming. The Chirpers appreciate the return of the revenants even if this means Wynonna may be carrying half-demon spawn.
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The Chirpers are loving this jam-packed episode where so much is happening even though time has stopped. What is up with Doc and Dolls who are toying with Wynonna’s (and the Chirpers’) emotions? At least the sisterly relationship is solid as Wynonna deals with the fallout of an accelerated pregnancy. And Jer’ doesn’t disappoint, even if he’s not a straight shooter.
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The Chirpers debate the pros and cons of fun-lovin’, demon-infested Wynonna in this episode, which is awash in blood and gore. They blow the lid off “ratgate” and wonder when the Alberta Rat Task Force will be introduced to replace Black Badge. And what episode is complete without wondering about housekeeping? Whatever you do folks: Don’t Touch the Goo!
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Waverly and Mercedes may not be right in this episode, but Dragon-Dolls is definitely right. The Chirpers cheer when FINALLY Doc finds a new hat! The season arc seems to be hitting its stride as Waverly’s darker side is coming to the fore in in her first field assignment. Erika and Annette keep sneaking in Doctor Who references. And yes. Tacos ARE tasty.
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Yep. That IS everybody’s thing, Waverly. And cheerleading is followed up by some honest to goodness hockey… or a haunted hockey trophy anyways. The Chirpers hate on Tucker and his embodiment of the worst of men while admiring Wynonna’s friend Perry. The ghostly black spirits take on a more corporeal form, and trouble is most definitely coming.
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For a moment the Chirpers thought season 2 might be less gross than season 1, but this episode is awash in So. Much. Goo. Kirsten reveals her greatest fear for you all to take advantage of, and the Chirpers discuss the advantages of winter livin’. They lament another Doc and Wynonna fake-out and speculate about what moonshine Doc is cooking up in the basement of Shorty’s.
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The season 2 premiere is jammed packed with new characters and non-stop action as our heroes attempt to rescue Dolls. As always, shipping is in abundance and there are plenty o’ fashion discussions. The Chirpers speculate, analyze, and have lots of questions for the new season. Most importantly, is Doc, Doc without his hat?
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The Chirpers pull back the curtain and watch all the Wynonna Earp Season 1 VAM that is available with your season pass to the show. Squee with them about Dominique Provost-Chalkey’s accent, Shamier Anderson’s hats, and the general love from the cast and crew for Wynonna Earp.
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Season finale! The Chirpers morn the loss of Bobo just as they are seeing additional depth from their favourite villain. Annette literally drops the mic on Doll’s shirtlessness. The heroes stop the revenant’s evil plan to destroy the town and escape the triangle, but new questions arise: Can they rescue Dolls? What is up with Waverly? Will Doc win Wynonna’s heart? Or is everyone snookered?
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Everyone is looking HAUGHT in their tuxes and gowns, even if Bobo can’t leave off the fur. Kirsten sees straight through Willa and predicts an ultimate betrayal. Smooth knife throwing skills save Doc …and yes… he rescues his hat. The Chirpers must work through their complicated feelings about the birth of a love triangle, which means Annette wants to drink all the champagne even if it’s a bad idea.
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Dolls uses his influence to get the world’s fastest DNA results to confirm Eve is indeed the missing Willa. The Chirpers puzzle over the mysterious “dude” who helps the stranded Doc and the sad lack of poker in the Poker Spectacular. Things are coming together, but so many questions remain. Most importantly… what is going to happen to Doc’s hat?
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The Chirpers celebrate masculine pink cars, strong arms, and the growing professional (…and personal?…) chemistry between Wynonna and Dolls as they get lost in the deep dark woods. Kirsten is blindsided by a major plot reveal about cult member Eve, and the Chirpers speculate what this means to Wynonna, Waverly, and even Bobo…
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Bobo’s back! And so is the Stone Witch — in a glorious hat. The Seven may be dead, but the plot does not slow down in Purgatory. While Wynonna searches for renewed purpose, the Chirpers celebrate all the lovers coming together this episode. Finally!
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Doc and Dolls are having their own personal fight club while they unite to find Wynonna, and no one is complaining. The Chirpers debate which is worse: living disembowelment or being eaten by a cannibalistic revenant. And Kirsten actually gives Dolls props, even if reluctantly.
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This episode keeps the Chirpers on the edge of their seats. What will Waverly do with those scissors? Will Dolls ever get to eat a meal with Wynonna? Who is leaving those playing cards? Will Doc get his revenge? If all the tense plot threads aren’t enough, this episode leaves viewers with a super creepy cliff-hanger: Wynonna!
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There is more talk about PPE and OH&S in this episode than one might expect. That doesn’t protect anyone from flesh-eating revenants though. The Chirpers are enjoying the fight training; however, they are ultimately craving more Doc. Why, Wynonna? Why?
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Yeah! They did it! Erika, Annette, and Kirsten celebrate love and shoes and crazy Stone Witches. The heat is up in Purgatory with so much double entendre and flirtation. Dolls isn’t the only one getting sweaty.
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What is going on with Dolls? Will he ever blink? Kirsten is swayed slightly by his softening charms. The Doc Holliday shipping continues as Erika, Annette, and Kirsten wander everywhere trying to capture the creepy, the gross, and the good in this episode.
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The gross visuals do not stop in episode 3, and Erika and Annette admit they will probably continue. The co-hosts dissect characters and pick their favourites. Listeners will learn not to trust writers trying to convert kilometres to miles, plus where to travel in the Alberta Badlands! (Yes, we have Badlands.)
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Wynonna goes on her first mission as a Black Badge Agent with Dolls. Annette reveals her pro-Bobo stance. Kirsten is being pulled into the Ghost River Triangle and trying to untangle all the emerging threads while Erika and Annette support her guesses with a lot of mmm hmms. How much will she get right?
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Welcome to the most Albertan podcast on The Incomparable Podcast Network! Three Edmontonian friends (Erika, Annette, and Kirsten) kick off our swift, couch-based voyage through seasons 1 and 2 of the Alberta-based show, Wynonna Earp. Just in time for the premiere of season 3!
Kirsten has never seen the show before, and Erika and Annette are anxious to see if she’ll like it enough to continue with the podcast.
Does she? Listen and find out!