Following a promising season 1 premiere that saw the return of Jackie (Ella Purnell) and Shauna (Sophie Nélisse) eating her deceased best friend’s ear, the second episode of Yellowjackets season 2 went even further by fulfilling a promise made in the first episode.
Tai (Tawny Cypress) is currently having communication issues with her estranged wife Simone (Rukiya Bernard), Nat (Juliette Lewis) is investigating Lottie’s (Simone Kessell) cult, and Misty (Christina Ricci) is receiving messages from fellow PI Walter (Elijah Wood).
While Nat (Sophie Thatcher) and Travis (Kevin Alves) struggle to find any animals or real signs of Javi (Luciano Leroux), the group learns about Shauna’s “chats” with Jackie’s dead body, and Van (Liv Hewson) struggles to help Tai (Jasmin Savoy Brown) with her sleepwalking.
Furthermore, the precarious situation of the young survivors is exacerbated by the changing seasons. ‘Winter is definitely Taissa’s biggest threat and bully,’ Brown tells ET. It, for example, seriously hampers efforts to evacuate everyone to safety and generally dampens things.
As Hewson puts it, the situation is becoming a “pressure cooker.” “Like, not only are we all trapped here, but there are literally no animals for us to hunt, and we can’t go outside because it’s too snowy. Instead of being reduced to ashes, Jackie’s funeral pyre is now a snow-covered outdoor oven.
After the body is cooked, the rest of the football team, minus Ben. He decides to eat it together, and the scene alternates between the team eating human flesh and their ‘Doomcoming’ personas enjoying a lavish meal.
Krueger claims that his character’s fear is not so much of doing something practical to stay alive as it is of reacting to the “trance” they’ve entered. To survive, Ben “realises that they are so far gone and he has lost control of this situation. Also, he has no choice but to start backing away from the rest of the group and just figure out how to shift gears into his own survival mode,” according to the actor.
According to Alves, the two days of filming for “Jackie Feast” produced “two very different vibes” on the set. We’re clean on this show for once, and it was so nice and it was just such a great day, he says of the day they all dress up and go out into the woods together.
They reveal that “there was some emotional weirdness that crept up for a lot of us. There was also dry heaving. There was some, like, going away standing in a corner,” and Brown confirms that there was some “real vomiting” on set.
“A couple of people actually needed a bucket,” Brown says, demonstrating the mannequin’s realism. Because “we have an amazing props department, an amazing effects [team],” the body “looked, smelled, and tasted so real.”
Despite the fact that they were eating jackfruit, some of them had digestive problems. Sammi Hanratty was one of the cast members who went insane on set (Misty). “There are moments where you’re like, ‘Yeah, this is all pretend…’ And then you’re like, ‘Oh my god. Like, it’s Ella,” she admits. “I did throw up on set twice.”
End of Cannibalism
The show’s co-creators previously informed that the cannibalism would end after this season. “Winter is the culmination of everything we’ve seen leading up to,” Ashley Lyle said at the time. Cannibalism is on the way, but we want to make sure we do it correctly. So I want to reassure all of our viewers that we will not drag it out for five seasons.
The next question is what to do now that they’ve arrived. The consequences are unavoidable. “Some of the audience may think it’s a slippery slope to where things go,” Jonathan Lisco says”. But if you wake up after having done that, there’s also another way to go.”
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