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TV Review: Wynonna Earp S1E8 Two-Face Jack

wynonnaearp1-075f2Henry and Dolls put aside their differences to infiltrate a Revenant hive; at the same time, Wynonna refuses to be a serial killer’s next victim.

Wynonna Earp for some reasons splits the episode and gives us a much weaker episode than if it was focused on one story.

Wynonna is captured by the serial killer Jack and does what she cans to escape. I’m guessing he’s supposed to be Jack the Ripper, and never quite comes through as anything interesting enough to really care, though there’s some really gross (if not silly) special fx in the beginning.

If the episode just focused on Wynonna, it’d be so much better. Treat the episode like Saw or some other horror movie and you’d have something that’s full of tension and actual dread. Instead the episode attempts some humor, some cheesy twists and dialogue. In other words, it attempts to do too much.

Part of that too much is Henry and Dolls who have to fight each other in a match to get information. That gets things muddled and acts as a distraction we don’t need. It’s just idiotic overall and dilutes what could be a good episode.

And I think that sums up the show a lot. If it focused on just some simple things, it’d be excellent. But instead it attempts to do too much and very little of it well.

Overall Rating: 6.05

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