This episode is a lot about Willa and I’m kind of torn about the whole introduction of this character. Mainly because we have virtually no episodes left and therefore no time to develop her or what she means or the implications.
I think part of that means we don’t really get to explore all of the development of her or her relationship with Wynonna and Waverley. The speed we’ve been introduced to her also means we don’t really get a lot of time to go through her emotional transition, her memories, going from cult member to now out in the world, being reintroduced to her family, being reintroduced to revenants and being the heir et al – that’s a lot of things to process
In doing that we have a lot that feels almost random – we get brief insights to Willa and Waverley not being that close as children. We get more hints about the deal Bobo and their father made. We get Willa going from hating Dolls and any authority and being a one-track Revenant killing machine and then a party loving woman the next. We can explain all of this because humans are complex and what she’s gone through has just added to that complexity – but we’ve gone so quickly that it all feels a little random and rushed.
Far better is Nicole and Waverley’s relationship which is still going strong with kissing, making out and Willa finding out that Waverley is “a gay” which prompts so examination between the sisters. And a lot more genuine affection between Nicole and Waverley this whole episode which I really really like. It’s not a one off or barely mentioned part of their lives – it’s present and it’s important.
Also interesting is Wynonna faced with the fact she’s not the heir, especially since peacemaker is shorting out on her… the real heir is back and she’s losing her heir-y powers. Which adds further questions to what exactly happened to Willa