Mercedes Gardner is a recurring character in Season 2, Season 3 and Season 4 of Wynonna Earp. She is the sister of the late Beth and Tucker Gardner.

Biography

Mercedes has two younger siblings, Tucker and Beth. Mercedes was apparently promiscuous in high school, she jokingly claims she slept with half of the student body. She was been gone from Purgatory for 12 years, which if she left right after high school graduation, that would make her 30 years old. She has since become a real estate developer. The reason she comes back to Purgatory is because her parents died, leaving her and her siblings all their money.

Season 2

In Shed Your Skin, Mercedes comes back to Purgatory after a 12-year absence. She is overseeing the construction for a historic church being turned into condos. She runs into her old friend Wynonna Earp when one of the construction workers goes missing. Wynonna later saves Mercedes from a Krakinos who is very grateful and in awe of how her friend changed over the years.

In Gonna Getcha Good, Mercedes tries to set up Wynonna with Perry Crofte to thank her for saving her life. Mercedes later reveals at the homecoming game that her deceased parents left a considerable amount of money to Purgatory with which are using to build a community center. At the end of the episode, The Widows attack her.

By Forever Mine Nevermind, her face has been stolen and is being kept captive at the Gardner Mansion. In Forever Mine Nevermind, Xavier Dolls finds and saves Mercedes from the Widows. In the next episode I See a Darkness, Mercedes is recovering at the hospital where she is visited by Wynonna.

Season 3

Mercedes disappeared from the hospital and Purgatory after recovering from her wounds, reappears in Undo It. She has traveled the world looking for surgeons to reconstruct her face and is very unsatisfied. The reason she returns is to acquire money that her brother Tucker locked away since she has already pawned all her jewelry away and needs more. Waverly Earp and Nicole Haught accidentally barge in and end up helping Mercedes open the safe. Not long after, the women are attacked by the Revenant Derek. Waverly is able to subdue Derek and inadvertently heals Mercedes' face back to normal.

In The Other Woman, Wynonna and Waverly are being chased by One Armed Clint and decide to flee to the Gardner mansion since it is closer than going all the way back to town. While there, they find Mercedes and are surprised by her newly healed face. They are quickly interrupted by Clint, who after a scuffle, is killed by Waverly. Kevin appears and confirms that Waverly is indeed the one who healed Mercedes' face. Later, Mercedes is expecting a date but ends up being kidnapped by an unseen person.

Season 4

In On the Road Again, Mercedes is in the Earp homestead when she hears someone coming. She throws a knife at the intruder who is none other then Wynonna. Mercedes exclaims that she's never thrown a knife before. She is also officially free of Clootie possession and "wife" duties. Wynonna Googles “Valdez” as Mercedes recaps the events that led her away from Kate. Nedley reminds Wynonna that he still has all of Dolls's files at his office — maybe they could be of help. Wynonna, Mercedes, and Nedley find the files in Nedley's couch at the sheriff station. Wynonna shifts through the records until she finds the last name “Valdez”. She opens it to find Dr. Gloria Valdez, who was killed and her face scratched out on the image.

Nedley wonders if the facility has an extra entry into the garden. Wynonna can't take Nedley with her due to his injuries and doesn't trust Mercedes enough to bring her either. Nedley collapses to the ground his injuries more severe then they thought. He assures Wynona that he'll be fine with Mercedes chiming in that she can help - she dressed as a slutty nurse once. Wynonna is nervous to go alone but Nedley reminds her that nobody fucks with their family, handing her his gun and she runs off. Nedley collapses into a chair with wheels that Mercedes uses to push him to the clinic.

In Look at Them Beans, Doc searches for Mercedes at the Glory Hole in the hopes the woman will return to Purgatory with him to attest that Wynonna didn't murder Randy Nedley. He witnesses her perform on stage under the name "Portia-control", a seeming dominatrix vampire that the demons in the bar adore. When she finishes performing she hurries over to Doc who is standing alone now and greets him happily. They take a seat and he asks if Kate turned her, but Mercedes dismisses this claim. She isn't a real demon but lets them think she is as it's safer that way. He explains that Wynonna is in jail for Nedley's murder, something Mercedes was worried might happen. Mercedes elaborates that she tried her best to nurse Nedley back to health but he ran away from her and into the woods where the monsters are. Doc wants her to come and attest to that but she refuses and offers to tell him where the People Eater is instead. He thanks her and leaves.

Appearances

Season Two appearances: 4/12
Steel Bars and Stone Walls:
Absent
Shed Your Skin:
Appears
Gonna Getcha Good:
Appears
She Ain't Right:
Absent
Let's Pretend We're Strangers:
Absent
Whiskey Lullaby:
Absent
Everybody Knows:
Absent
No Future in the Past:
Absent
Forever Mine Nevermind:
Appears
I See a Darkness:
Appears
Gone as a Girl Can Get:
Absent
I Hope You Dance:
Absent
Season Three appearances: 4/12
Blood Red and Going Down:
Absent
When You Call My Name:
Absent
Colder Weather:
Absent
No Cure For Crazy:
Absent
Jolene:
Absent
If We Make It Through December:
Absent
I Fall To Pieces:
Absent
Waiting Forever For You:
Absent
Undo It:
Appears
The Other Woman:
Appears
Daddy Lessons:
Appears
War Paint:
Appears
Season Four appearances: 2/12
On the Road Again:
Appears
Friends in Low Places:
Absent
Look at Them Beans:
Appears
Afraid:
Absent
Holy War Part One:
Not Aired
Holy War Part Two:
Not Aired
4x07:
Not Aired
4x08:
Not Aired
4x09:
Not Aired
4x10:
Not Aired
4x11:
Not Aired
4x12:
Not Aired

Relationships

Wynonna Earp

Relationship: Friends The two girls apparently bonded in high school, being the two most hated women in Purgatory, possibly because both slept with a lot of their classmates.

Trivia

  • The actress who plays Mercedes, Dani Kind, stars on the show Workin' Moms with fellow Wynonna Earp actress Katherine Barrell.
  • Mercedes was close friends with Willa Earp when they were younger, up until Willa's disappearance when they were 12–13 years old.
  • In the Wynonna Earp Yarn Texts stories, it was revealed in a conversation between Wynonna and Nicole Haught that Mercedes is still alive and had left Purgatory after checking herself out of the hospital, leaving her family's house abandoned. Her current location was unknown but she is now back in Purgatory, living at her own home.

References

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