Saturday, December 25, 2021

What I’m Watching: Yellowjackets

Yellowjackets: Season 1, Episode 5 “Blood Hive” (B)

I find the events of the present much more intriguing than what we’re seeing in the past, and I’m not sure that’s a good thing since a huge part of this show is the massive secret of what transpired in the aftermath of the crash. I’m not a fan of horror, and whatever’s going on with Taissa’s family in the present and that séance in the past were not very appealing at all. It’s also hard to know whether any of this is meant to be supernatural or if it’s more about the potential for evil that humans have without any undead influence. I am very intrigued that Shauna keeps seeing Jackie everywhere, and that she chased after her at the club and ended up following her own daughter. They had a good bonding moment after that where she asked if Shauna was cheating on her father, but Callie tried to turn the tables on her and blackmail her the next morning. As usual, Melanie Lynskey was absolutely fantastic as she talked to her about mutually assured destruction and all the ways in which she would suffer from the consequences of her actions before daring Callie to tell her father. Taissa was never going to drop out of the race, and now she’s actively going to be vengeful in her campaign even though her family doesn’t want her to be involved. I’m glad that the four main characters are getting back together in the present, though it doesn’t seem to be a happy reunion, especially for Misty, whose smile disappeared when she heard what someone really thought about her.

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