In Wynonna Earp Season 2 Episode 5 “Let’s Pretend We’re Strangers” the Wardens dispatching of Ronnie was very well done by all involved. In keeping with our environmentally sensitive company policy we re-used and recycled too. Ronnie (Joel Cochrane) had his head cast at Bleeding Art many years ago for a theatre production. Using the original mold we cast a new head and dressed it to match present day Joel. What you didn’t see was the gout of blood that poured out of the neck through a custom designed tube and pump system. Our on-set technician Keifer Dallison worked hard to create it and made sure it functioned effectively when the cameras rolled. Click here to read Keifer’s first hand detailed account of the on-set realities of the decapitation scene: Wynonna Earp Season 2 Episode 5 SPFX Behind the Scenes on a Demon Decapitation
The bloody ratty blender scene was, for some of us, gorier to watch than the Ronnie decap. The rat was lovingly crafted by Alyssa,sculpted in oil based clay and then cast in silicone. He wasn’t sacrificed in the scene. Ratty lives happily in our shop, on display and occasionally taken out to play. He’s so life-like in his furry squidginess you can’t resist poking his tummy like Wynonna did.
But the real piece de resistance in this episode was Demon Lucado’s exploding head. Here’s a close up shot of the Lucado
dummy post explosion; the clean up on that one was epic! Again we reused a head/neck mold from a previous casting and created the exploded head which was then attached to a dummy with lifelike hands. Alyssa was the hands model, which were made of silicone with matching nail polish. She also volunteered her pinky as a model for Wynonna’s cut off finger which was not actually seen on screen.
The end of the episode cliffhanger – the positive pregnancy test – was the most surprising plot turn yet – can’t wait to see where this goes!
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*This post is an edited version of what was first posted for Episode 5