Rosita Bustillos is a recurring character in Season 2 and Season 4 of Wynonna Earp.

Biography

Rosita was born in the 1800s, and at some point, was killed by Wyatt Earp which turned her into a revenant. She has since resurrected over the years presuming she was killed by one of the former Earp heirs. Over the years, Rosita has acquired a Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Engineering as well as an online certification in Astrology.

Season 2

Rosita works as a bartender at Shorty's and collaborated with Doc Holliday and Jeremy Chetri to help create a serum for Xavier Dolls. At some point, Rosita and Doc develop a sexual relationship (first seen in Whiskey Lullaby) and continue the relationship even though Doc might have gotten Wynonna Earp pregnant. Doc encourages Rosita to bond with the Earp sisters, so she decides to throw a baby shower with Waverly Earp for Wynonna.

In Forever Mine Nevermind, Waverly learns that Rosita's actually a revenant and helps keep Rosie's secret from Wynonna. Doc is aware of her secret but doesn't mind and let it affect their physical relationship.

In I See a Darkness, Waverly reveals to Wynonna that Rosita is a revenant, leading Wynonna to threaten Rosita with Peacemaker, telling her that if she tests a serum to cure Nicole, Wynonna will "shoot her last".

In I Hope You Dance, Rosita reveals that she was planning to steal and sell Wynonna and Doc's baby for safe passage out of Purgatory. She tries to steal the baby while Wynonna is labor but Waverly is able to use Peacemaker to fire off a warning shot and Rosita runs away. Her relationship with Doc is thus, dissolved.

Season 4

In Holy War Part One, Wynonna and Doc are at the Ghost River Triangle Museum when they see a photo of Rosita in her Old West days. Wynonna angrily notes that if Revenants were still a thing and she has Peacemaker, Rosita would be her first kill for what she tried to do to Alice. The duo then ventures to Steve Gulch to find the woman scorned for the Sanctuary of the Scorned Woman. She is hoping to trade the woman for Peacemaker. When they arrive at the Gulch they see a woman in a red coat, believing her to be the Scorned Woman, Wynonna calls to her but is shocked alongside Doc to see that the woman is Rosita.

In "Holy War Part Two", Wynonna is mad that Rosita is alive and Rosita thinks they’ve come to kill her last as Wynonna promised. Wynonna is down for that but Doc stops her as they need her alive. Rosita explains that can’t leave. After the Earthquake Phil, the revenant with all the boils, rounded up a posse to hunt her down. She slept with Phil’s wife. She ran to the outcropping where she would be safe since stepping on the rock is dangerous to revenants. She’s strong so she thought she could handle it. When the rumbling escalated all the revenants went poof one-by-one and suddenly, they couldn’t feel the pain anymore. Phil got handsy so she kicked him off the rock and he went poof. If he poofed so will Rosita. She can’t leave the island. Wynonna points out the ammolite rock that the island is made of, and since before the curse broke it hurt them it must protect them now. If they can get more rocks they can get Rosita off the island. Much to Wynonna’s disliking.

Doc and Wynonna make a path of ammolite that will keep Rosita safe, but Doc will have to move the back stone to the front and so on until they get to the sanctuary. Rosita is cautious about leaving the island so Wynnona has to tell her that the earthquake was Bulshar breaking the curse. She looks to Doc saying that it was his baby too. He knows she did what she did to survive and forgives her. Rosita makes Wynonna and Doc pinky-swear not to hurt her then leaves the island onto the path of rocks. Bells chime in the distance and a Celtic sisters knot appears again. Wynonna asks if Doc’s coming but he doubts he’ll be welcome there. The women jump through the portal just as Doc receives a call from Sheriff Clayborn.

Wynonna delivers Rosita to the nuns and Rosita is hurt that she’s being traded. Wynonna asks for her gun but Rosita presses the issue that survival always involves women betraying women. The nun, Medea, is glad something is between them. The derision, the disdain, it’d be a shame to waste it. Medea agrees to let Wynonna have Peacemaker - if she can live. She rings a bell and tells them to fight to the death. Rosita pounces on Wynonna’s back.

The women exchange blows and flip with Wynonna saying that she’s trying not to hurt her as she promised. Wynonna decides to fight to get to Peacemaker. The women charge and exchange kicks and punches. Medea is adamant that they have to fight to the death. Wynonna gets Rosita in a hold so they agree to work together. Wynonna distracts the demon nuns long enough for them to run off to find Peacemaker.

Wynonna and Rosita hide in the armory and call a truce. Wynonna remarks the Clinton’s are on her enough. The nuns hit the door. They are empty-handed as they hear the nuns singing. Wynonna concedes that they could have been friends if Rosita hadn’t tried to steal her baby. Rosita asks why she still needs Peacemaker, triggering Wynonna to admit her work isn’t done as the nuns hit the door. Wynonna yells at Peacemaker for hiding like a little bitch but their enemies aren’t going to stop so they have to keep kicking Evil’s ass. She proclaims she’s a hero that also makes her a killer. The nuns burst through the door and the nun states that if they don’t fight they’ll both die. Wynonna hears Peacemaker and sees the sword in the barrel and extends her hand and it flies to her. It turns back into a gun and she greets it. The nun is Medea, granddaughter of Helios, and warns her not to trifle with a woman scorned. The gun roars to life as Wynonna shoots Medea and kills her. The rest of the nuns advance with Rosita nervous about not thinking it through. The nuns lay down their spears saying they are at her service.

The nun is eternally grateful for breaking Medea’s hold over them. She wants Wynonna to help them become cleansed but Wynonna can’t. The nuns can’t leave without the pain. Rosita recognizes them as victims of Wyatt Earp who Wynonna calls a dick. Rosita explains they were collateral damage - merely in the wrong place at the wrong time. They were cursed once but protected at the sanctuary. Wynonna promises to get them free but Rosita counters that this place in an upgrade compared to a rock, eying the nun who Wynonna talked to you. Wynonna tells them all to “do you” as Rosita thanks her for saving her ass. As Wynonna is leaving, Rosita alls her back to tell her why she tried to steal Alice. She had a buyer for Alice. It was Margo-Jean Clanton. She thought Wynonna should know. Wynonna is angry and leaves while Rosita watches her leave.

Appearances

Season Two appearances: 8/12
Steel Bars and Stone Walls:
Absent
Shed Your Skin:
Appears
Gonna Getcha Good:
Appears
She Ain't Right:
Appears
Let's Pretend We're Strangers:
Absent
Whiskey Lullaby:
Absent
Everybody Knows:
Absent
No Future in the Past:
Appears
Forever Mine Nevermind:
Appears
I See a Darkness:
Appears
Gone as a Girl Can Get:
Appears
I Hope You Dance:
Appears
Season Four appearances: 2/12
On the Road Again:
Absent
Friends in Low Places:
Absent
Look at Them Beans:
Absent
Afraid:
Absent
Holy War Part One:
Appears
Holy War Part Two:
Appears
4x07:
Not Aired
4x08:
Not Aired
4x09:
Not Aired
4x10:
Not Aired
4x11:
Not Aired
4x12:
Not Aired

Trivia

  • Revealed to Waverly she is a revenant in Forever Mine Nevermind.
  • Once gave a guy space to then take off with his best friend who happened to be on Wyatt Earp's ‘shit list’ after a terrible second date.
  • Planned on using Alice as currency for a guaranteed safe passage out of Purgatory.
  • Agreed to help out Doc in exchange for his offered protection.
  • Emily Andras has admitted, that she wrote the character of Rosita with Tamara Duarte in mind. Tamara herself didn't know this until partway through filming.
  • Tamara Duarte has stated that Rosita identifies as bisexual.
  • When the revenants disappeared in War Paint it was assumed they all died, however, with the return of Rosita it is unknown what happened to the other revenants.
  • She is the second known revenant to have an affair with an Earp having kissed Waverly. Jonas previously had sex with Wynonna.

References

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