Monday, April 17, 2023

What I’m Watching: Yellowjackets

Yellowjackets: Season 2, Episode 3 “Digestif” (B+)

That was quite the chilling opening, with Taissa horrified and asking who did this to Jackie, only to be told by Van that she’s the one who ate her face. Following her during her latest possessed sleepwalk was intense, and Van’s curiosity seems very dangerous, even if she’s trying to get answers about what Taissa somehow knows that she can’t remember when she wakes up (and hasn’t been able to shake in the present given that frightening mirror scene). That was one hell of a baby shower, an unusual event in these miserable circumstances, and we also got freaky moments with Natalie and Lottie both in the past and the present. Natalie is slowly getting to see the operation that Lottie has going and how that involves the same earthiness and camaraderie that hasn’t been her methodology in the past, and I appreciate the work that Nicole Maines from “Supergirl” is doing as Lisa, who chose to hug Natalie rather than use the weapon she was given to hurt Natalie back after what she did to her. Shauna was a typical MVP of the episode as she took her hijacker’s gun and pointed it at him and then tracked him down to get her car back, much to Jeff’s chagrin. I loved the collaboration between Misty and Walter, who was not on board with much of what Misty was feeding him through his earpiece, like them being in international waters. Elijah Wood has a perfect vibe to work with Christina Ricci and it’s a lot of fun to see them on screen together. He did push back about all that Adam stuff but he appeared to buy the lie she fed him, revealing how he bent the truth himself with his evicted friend who posed as his mother.

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