A lot happens this episode, we have some major changes and a whole lot of shifting.
Wynonna processes some emotional turmoil from last week. While some of it touches on her ongoing trauma from the death of her father to say nothing of her recent kidnapping at the hands of a serial killer. Yet they also cling to that whole idea of Revenge being so very unsatisfying.
She parties as her own form of therapy but she also has her review with Doll’s unit. Which is less a therapeutic review and more a brutal, invasive interrogation (really, they’re either not a therapist or the worst therapist ever). Wynonna is pissed – and she’s pissed at Dolls who watched this (he watched her therapy session?) and didn’t intervene.
As she points out dealing with this, she doesn’t want Dolls to ride to the rescue. She wants to know Dolls has her back and I think that’s an excellent point to make. Many shows get this wrong and either have the independent woman as a complete island because any kind of help is weakness OR they have the most powerful women completely damselled. She makes a clear point:
“You left me alone with a bureaucratic sadist and I was alone and scared”
He redeems himself with her by faking a second psych eval to get her reinstated
In the meantime, Wynonna spends some fraught time with Doc. He recognises she’s vulnerable and fragile and this is not a good time to have sex with her – but does it anyway. Recognising it and going ahead earns no points. Seriously this habit of saying “hey this is problematic” and then deciding to go ahead is an annoying habit to try and have their cake and eat it. You can’t say “oh hey, this is kind of dodgy” and then do it anyway. You just show you KNOW you’re doing it wrong.
More conflict follows since Constance has resurrected, briefly, one of her evil demon children (wiping out her magic for a time in the process) using a melange of bones from both her kids. The finished result doesn’t look really healthy with it – but they make a run to leave the area and deal with it later
Bobo is not amused with this. Bobo wants what Constance promised – the key to getting them out of Purgatory. Only she can’t deliver (she’s also not a fan of Bobo not delivering both of her sons intact either) and he responds by killing her son. Constance is not happy – and even less when Doc shows up, sensing her pain. He demands Bobo deliver on his bargain – he wants Constance. Bobo doesn’t want to give her up but Doc points out that Bobo has made some pretty big promises to his minions – promises he hasn’t delivered on. Bobo could do without a reputation for breaking his promises