The Yellowjackets season finale on Jan. 16 had so much occurring. In a quick recap, 2021 Natalie (Juliette Lewis) is kidnapped from her resort room by 4 males simply as she was about to shoot herself. We later work out that Lottie (Courtney Eaton) within the 1996 woods is the Antler Queen and presumed cult chief of the group, she’s alive in 2021, and she or he’s chargeable for Natalie’s kidnapping. Among the many different twists and turns are 2021 Misty (Christina Ricci) killing Jessica (Rekha Sharma) and discovering that Jackie (Ella Purnell) froze to demise within the woods after a struggle with Shauna (Sophie Nèlisse). With all these twisting plotlines, what’s going to occur in season two?
Yellowjackets creators Ashley Lyle and Bart Nickerson and showrunner Jonathan Lisco mentioned the return of Lottie, Jessica’s demise, and the long run cult plot traces in current interviews. “We will likely be seeing grownup Lottie in season 2. Buckle up!” Lyle informed Entertainment Weekly. Lottie is a scary character, and she or he’s additionally depicted as being on psychiatric medication, however showrunner Lisco informed Vulture these “two issues aren’t conflated.” He continued, “What’s attention-grabbing about her being on meds is which you can create a rational clarification for what’s taking place — which means, it is one thing about her psychiatry and her make-up that’s inflicting her to behave in a sure means. And naturally, we’re not going to demonize it, we’ll sympathize with it, and attempt to unpack it and perceive it. After which you too can say, ‘No, no — she’s really, for no matter purpose, a conduit of an vitality, a darkish power, bigger than she is. And is definitely the sufferer of it.’ So we will definitely attempt to be delicate to that concern. However she did really feel like an amazing portal to the exploration of that.”
So far as the way forward for the cult, Lyle informed EW, “That’s completely one thing that we’ll be investigating by the use of this rising perception that has began to emerge amongst the ladies within the wilderness and what which may imply within the current day.”
Lyle additionally mentioned Misty’s stunning choice to kill Jessica. “For all of Misty’s foibles — her determined want to be cherished, her determined want to be seen, her starvation for connection — she will not be silly. . . By way of the way in which that she offers with Jessica, we needed to hammer that time residence for the viewers: Don’t ever make the error of underestimating Misty,” he stated of Misty’s choice.
Yellowjackets is now the second-most streamed collection on Showtime behind Dextor: New Blood. It additionally has probably the most viewership for a debut collection on Showtime since Billions in 2016, the network announced. We will solely wait to see how season two seems.