Yellowjackets S2E7 Recap: “Burial” — More of a Celebration, Really
The following recap contains spoilers for Yellowjackets S2E7, “Burial” (written by Rich Monahan & Liz Phang and directed by Anya Adams) Structurally speaking, the Shauna/Adam Martin storyline forms the main plot of Yellowjackets, so it’s no surprise that S2E7 returns to it to close out the hour. Jeff (Warren Kole) calls the compound’s landline to […] More
Yellowjackets S2E6 Recap: “Qui” — On the Interpretation of Dreams
The following recap contains spoilers for Yellowjackets S2E6, “Qui” (written by Ameni Rozsa & Karen Joseph Adcock and directed by Liz Garbus) While I think it’s fair to refer to the ending of Yellowjackets S2E6 as a twist, what occurs is fully legible if you pay close attention. That’s not a criticism, to be clear—if […] More
Yellowjackets S2E5 Recap: “Two Truths and a Lie” — What Should We Be Asking About the Moon Landing?
The following recap contains spoilers for Yellowjackets S2E5, “Two Truths and a Lie” (written by Sarah L. Thompson & Katherine Kearns and directed by Ben Semanoff) Yellowjackets S2E5 opens with a vignette of the life Van (Lauren Ambrose) has made for herself, and the use of “What’s Up?” by 4 Non Blondes is so perfect […] More
Yellowjackets S2E4 Recap: “Old Wounds” — He Wants Blood
The following recap contains spoilers for Yellowjackets S2E4, “Old Wounds” (written by Liz Phang & Julia Bicknell and directed by Scott Winant) Maybe it’s just me, but something about Yellowjackets S2E4 feels… off, like there’s been some shift in the show’s tones or rhythms. Or perhaps it’s like the song is being played in a […] More
Yellowjackets S2E3 Recap: “Digestif” — Can’t Stop What’s Coming
The following recap contains spoilers for Yellowjackets S2E3, “Digestif” (written by Sarah L. Thompson & Ameni Rozsa and directed by Jeffrey W. Byrd) My understanding is that the face is the most delicious part of a roasted human being (more like long guanciale, amirite?). Anyway, I have to admit that I was wrong in asserting […] More
Yellowjackets S2E2 Recap: “Edible Complex” — De Gustibus Non Est Disputandum
The following recap contains spoilers for Yellowjackets S2E2, “Edible Complex” (written by Jonathan Lisco and directed by Ben Semanoff) That’s “Climbing Up the Walls” by Radiohead playing as Yellowjackets S2E2 reaches its climax. The song was released in 1997 on OK Computer, and while it was written in 1996 (and while it may also be […] More
Here’s What’s Different About the Yellowjackets Season 2 Opening Credits
Yellowjackets Season 2 has answered my prayers to the ancient gods of the dirt and the sky with some changes to the opening title sequence. This should come as no surprise, as the credits to Season 1 contained a number of snippets from that season. I’m inferring it’s the same deal here, with a lot […] More
Yellowjackets S2E1 Recap: “Friends, Romans, Countrymen” Lend Me Your… Oh, I Get It Now
The following recap contains spoilers for Yellowjackets S2E1, “Friends, Romans, Countrymen” (written by Rich Monahan and directed by Daisy von Scherler Mayer) Yellowjackets S2E1 picks up two months after the events of the Season 1 finale in 1996, but it’s clearly been less time than that in the 2021 timeline, as it feels more like […] More
Showtime Releases Yellowjackets Promo in the Style of MTV News — With Kurt Loder!
Hey, look, it’s Kurt Loder! Showtime has released a promo for Yellowjackets in the style of an MTV News brief, and I have to say the whole thing is perfect. You may be thinking that it’s kind of weird to ask the public for information about what happened to a group that was clearly in […] More
Favorite Uses of Music in Yellowjackets Season 1
I love everything about Yellowjackets: the mysteries that resonate across temporal distance, the characters, the cannibalism… And, of course, the music. Season 1 brought us so many solid uses of music I could hardly list them all (though here’s a site that does). Also, to be clear here, I’m not saying I like all of […] More
Let’s Overanalyze the Yellowjackets Season 2 Trailer!
I wrote a Yellowjackets Season 1 recap before I’d watched the trailer that was recently released, so if you’d prefer to read something free from any spoilers this footage may provide, you might want to head over there and stop reading now. I would understand completely, as part of me doesn’t like the amount of […] More
Yellowjackets Season 1 Recap: Questions and Mysteries Heading into Season 2
With Yellowjackets Season 2 on the horizon, it’s as good a time as any to look back at Season 1. I’ve set out to provide a recap, but it’s largely structured around lingering questions and the broader mysteries that shape the show. I’ll take them one at a time, in an order I think makes […] More