Wynonna Earp boss reveals why "passionate" sex scene was "worth fighting for"

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Wynonna Earp boss Emily Andras has revealed why the "passionate" sex scene between Nicole Haught and Waverly Earp in season 4 was "worth fighting for."

In the most recent episode of the supernatural show, titled 'Friends in Low Places', certain members of the gang came together after Waverly (Dominique Provost-Chalkley), Doc (Tim Rozon) and titular gunslinger Wynonna (Melanie Scrofano) escaped the Garden of Eden, and returned home to Purgatory.

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While Doc and Wynonna ended up in another part of town, Waverly found herself plonked in the snow outside the Homestead, which her girlfriend Nicole (Kat Barrell) had been guarding in the group's absence – which lasted for a surprising 18 months, three weeks and four days (!)

Making up for lost time, the pair – dubbed WayHaught by fans – shared a steamy reunion, which showrunner Andras felt was "so important" to include.

"I certainly think there were some incredible, brave shows and souls that paved the way, and I was lucky enough to be on Lost Girl, which had a bisexual lead and we did all sorts of things as far as sex scenes," the showrunner told TV Line.

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Photo credit: SyFy

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"But I am extraordinarily proud of that scene, and I feel like it's so earned four seasons in — for the characters, but also for the fandom.

"What a celebration! What a hungry, passionate, desperate, telling, sensual and romantic reunion for a queer couple, for a female-female couple," she continued. "It speaks to the trust that Dominique and Kat have with us.

"It was all very carefully choreographed and discussed, but it's so important to everyone involved to get it right. I do think it's something you see with heterosexual couples a little more often, to say the least."

Elsewhere in the interview, Andras joked that she was watching the lighting used during the sequence "like a hawk" on set, because she didn't want to be coy about what the characters were doing in the moment.

"A common, hilarious complaint of LGBTQ fans is, 'I think they kissed… or they were sharing a sandwich'," she laughed. "I just want the LGBTQ Earpers to be able to celebrate it and love it.

"I also want anyone who's straight and believes in love to see this beautiful love scene, between two people who are maybe destined to be together. Whatever your jam is, man. I feel like it speaks to the strides we've all made."

Wynonna Earp airs on SyFy in the US. Seasons 1 and 2 are available to stream on Netflix in the UK.

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