Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Round Two: Yellowjackets

Yellowjackets: Season 1, Episode 2 “F Sharp” (B)

Part of the appeal of this show, I understand, is to slowly discover the horrors that occurred on that island as the characters come to grips with them in the present, which can make for a mildly frustrating viewing experience since there’s so much information and so many details currently missing. The scene where everyone confessed secrets that they believe could have crashed the plane was probably the most engaging, but we do know that there’s plenty more to the story and that things got a lot worse before they got better. Misty sprang into action when she needed to violently amputate the coach’s smashed leg, apparently due to her successful completion of the Red Cross babysitter class twice, and she exacted the same quick thinking and vicious destruction on the black box when she found it, seemingly because she’s respected as highly capable in this new and dark environment. Her adult demeanor is certainly interesting, and she didn’t even flinch when Natalie was waiting in her home with a gun ready to shoot her. I’m intrigued to see where their road trip takes them and which one of the survivors is sending the postcards. Shauna and Jeff’s efforts to spice up their marriage are not going well thanks to the painful specificity of their assigned role play, and they’re both more invested in their potential extramarital affairs. Shauna killing that rabbit was an intense and unexpected moment, indicative of all the pent-up rage she has that’s about to boil over and make this show even more interesting.

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