dirty: The last time we left the Wisyakok Yellowjackets, they were going through some shit in two different time frames, and things escalated even further in Season 2. A harsh winter in the wilderness where they are stranded, with little food brewing and fragile conflicts brewing.
Lottie (Courtney Eaton), who is running low on antipsychotic medication, has been seeing visions. What’s more, they came true, prompting many of the group to start seeing her as a prophet. Shauna (Sophie Nelis) reeling from the frozen death of her ex-girlfriend Jackie (Ella Purnell); Taissa’s (Jasmine Savoy Brown) sleepwalking has been getting worse, and growing concerns about food and the cold are propelling the group into darker, more inhuman places – akin to the teased-skin-wearing cannibals of the pilot’s early minutes.
It’s not much better for present-day survivors, either: adult Shauna (Melanie Lynskey) struggles to keep a secret about her murder of her lover Adam last season, even as she locks her despondent husband Jeff (Warren Cole) in the cover.
Meanwhile, Misty (Christina Ricci) works to weed other citizen detectives off Shauna’s scent of Adam’s death, even as he puts her in the orbit of another amateur detective named Walter (Elijah Wood). Adult sleepwalking Taissa (Tawny Cypress) puts her in trouble again, especially as the stress of her recent election to the Senate begins to build.
And Natalie (Juliette Lewis) finds herself kidnapped by a lavender-clad adult Lottie (Simon Kessel), committed to solving the mystery of fellow survivor Travis’ suicide from Season 1—and to see if Lottie’s seemingly supernatural vision means destiny back in the wild. Whether then or now, more heads will turn, and more blood will be spilled before we learn the truth (and ultimate fate) of these traumatized women’s stories.
No return, no reason: Showtimes Yellow jackets It became one of TV’s surprises of 2021 last season, and it’s easy to see why. It’s a combination of a few things, of course: adult millennials yearning for the ’90s and the stars we grew up watching (Lenskey, Richie, Lewis), a pandemic-era acceptance of our horrific times and a desire to find meaning in the ways COVID lives have changed us.