[Warning: The below contains MAJOR spoilers for Yellowjackets Season 1 Episode 9 “Doomcoming.”]
The Yellowjackets maintain their model of a homecoming within the wilderness following their airplane crash — therefore the title for the penultimate episode. Issues get fairly wild and so they practically sacrifice Travis (Kevin Alves), resulting from their unintentional ingestion of shrooms (Misty’s doing), the present-day timeline features a homicide and the revelation of who’s blackmailing them as adults.
Choosing up proper the place the final episode left off, Shauna (Melanie Lynskey) storms into Adam’s (Peter Gadiot) condo, demanding to know who he’s. In any case, she discovered glitter just like the blackmailer was coated in in her closet the place she’d had him conceal from her husband, Jeff (Warren Kole). Adam thinks she’s simply introducing roleplaying to their relationship, however she searches by means of his issues as she goes on about falling for him and letting him into her life and having the protected code be the flight quantity (“so f**king dumb,” she says).
She doesn’t discover her journals from their time within the wilderness as she anticipated, however he has been researching the Yellowjackets. Sure, he Googled her, he admits, after they met. She grabs a knife, and as he tries to insist he’d by no means damage her, she has flashbacks to what occurred after the airplane crash — after which stabs him within the chest! (The perfect a part of this: seeing each teen and grownup Shauna standing there).
After Adam dies, Shauna goes house and asks Jeff if he is aware of the place the glitter within the closet got here from. “Glitter? What’s that?” the horrible liar mainly asks earlier than caving. Sure, he’s the one who was blackmailing them, however she was by no means speculated to get entangled, he insists. He was about to lose the shop and wanted the money. He took out a mortgage from “dangerous, scary guys,” but it surely’s throughout. There’s only one downside, she tells him.
“What do you imply you killed somebody?” Jeff asks. “Such as you murdered somebody?” Oh, Jeff. “I stabbed him, and now he’s useless,” Shauna confirms, explaining she thought Adam (“you stayed in contact with the man you rear-ended? That’s bizarre”) was blackmailing them. She reveals she had an affair, however argues he did too … till he reveals that Bianca is definitely one of many individuals he borrowed cash from and scares him. “I can’t imagine you thought I used to be going to ebook membership this complete time,” Shauna says, stunning Jeff. “What? There’s no ebook membership?!” Oh, Jeff. You candy, silly, naïve man.
Jeff then decides to show himself in with the declare that he came upon about his spouse’s affair and by accident killed her lover when he went to confront him, however she factors out that there’s a superb likelihood the cops will uncover what else he’d been as much as and folks will surprise why the Yellowjackets have been being blackmailed. So the brand new plan is to make the others assume Adam was the blackmailer, too. However first, Jeff reveals he learn Shauna’s journals years in the past and is aware of precisely what the Yellowjackets are retaining quiet about what actually occurred out within the wilderness. “You guys have been so younger. You have been traumatized,” he says earlier than assuring her, “in fact I nonetheless love you.” Her response? She’ll be house quickly.
And so Shauna has Taissa (Tawny Cypress) and Natalie (Juliette Lewis) meet her at Adam’s and presents him because the blackmailer. She claims that when he went out to get them espresso, she discovered the bag they’d used for the money in his closet. He got here again and noticed her with it and attacked her, so she had no alternative however to combat again. The burner telephone with their texts is there, too. And to clarify how he knew concerning the image, she says he stole her journals from her protected. Natalie’s offended as a result of they will’t query Adam and discover out if he killed Travis. However they’ve a extra urgent concern: eliminating the physique, contemplating Shauna’s DNA is in all places. Taissa is a lawyer, Shauna argues. “I follow land use, not homicide cleanup,” Taissa says. (Yellowjackets actually has among the finest strains on TV proper now.) However fortuitously, Natalie has an concept.
In the meantime, Misty (Christina Ricci) has discovered somebody to bond with (in her Misty method) within the kidnapped Jessica (Rekha Sharma), who makes use of the chance to control her into questioning simply how good of pals she actually is with the others. (Reply: By no means, as we all know.) She’ll make calls so she will be able to meet with the ghostwriter, Jessica claims. “So that you guys ate one another? I imply, that’s what occurred, proper?” she asks. “My level is, they’re not going in charge you. They’re going to really feel sorry for you. Similar to they did with these guys who crashed within the Andes. You have been simply making an attempt to outlive. who they’re going to sympathize with essentially the most? The primary individual to interrupt the 25-year silence.”
The manipulation works. “I simply couldn’t dwell with it a minute longer,” Misty says. “Nobody ought to must undergo what we went by means of. And we have been simply youngsters, innocents, and naturally after we got here again, we couldn’t get assist, we couldn’t betray the workforce. However it’s time to face the reality. Regardless of how a lot it hurts. So that everybody can start to heal.”
That’s when Natalie exhibits up at Misty’s and presents an apology earlier than attending to why she’s actually there: “We want you to do away with a physique.” And Misty, who all the time likes to be wanted, smiles.
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