Yellowjackets will be airing its penultimate episode on January 9. Titled “Doomcoming,” the teaser portrays the girls having to resort to cannibalism to survive the winter.
On both sides of the timeline, tensions are running high for the Yellowjacket girls.
As the promo clip shows, in the 1996 timeline, winter is soon approaching for the girls stranded in the wilderness. As they adorn animal skins (quite reminiscent of Lord of the Flies) to protect themselves from the cold, there are other feral instincts that take them over too.
The group’s oracle Lottie teases their descent into madness and cannibalism with the line, “We won’t be hungry much longer.” Watch the clip now:
In Episode 8, Laura supposedly dies while trying to rework an abandoned plane, killing all their hopes of being rescued in the process. Van, too, barely makes it alive after being attacked by a pack of wolves.
The girls seem to be celebrating in the wilderness, but from the outside, their actions look delirious and dangerous. A fan theory that studied all the characters’ names suggests that it will be Jackie who encourages the rest of the group to go cannibalistic.
On the other side of the time, that is, in the present 2021, the girls are continuing to face threats of all kinds. Taissa’s sleepwalking takes a turn for the worst, while it has been revealed that Misty has a prisoner in her basement.
Hopefully, Episode 9 will answer three of the show’s most important questions: One, what is Adam’s real identity? (My money is on him being Travis’ brother Javi). Two, who is blackmailing the adult Yellowjackets? And three, what really happened to the younger Yellowjackets in the wilderness?
Since Yellowjackets has been renewed for Season 2, I feel like a few of these questions will be carried forward. Till then, let’s enjoy the enticing horror that is Yellowjackets Episode 9, premiering on January 9!
Yellowjackets is an American television drama series created by Ashley Lyle and Bart Nickerson.
In 1996, a team of New Jersey high school soccer players travel to Seattle for a national tournament. While flying over Canada, their plane crashes deep in the wilderness, and the remaining team members are left to survive for nineteen months. The series chronicles their survival attempts while also tracking their current lives in 2021.
It stars Melanie Lynskey, Tawny Cypress, Juliette Lewis, Christina Ricci, Lauren Ambrose, Simone Kessell, and more. The second season is premiering now