Hmm, inchresting article...https://www.forbes.com/sites/paultassi/2023/05/16/why-yellowjackets-season-2-isnt-working/
^ Forbes has nailed it
The mystery was so much stronger in the first season, this season has watered it all down and I also honestly don't understand the structure this season at all.
It doesn't help that they seem to be struggling (this season at least) to have all the girls in one setting together in a way that still makes sense. So now we have Misty and Taissa completely abandoning their jobs and lives so they can fit in whatever narrative the writers want. Misty I could somehow get behind... just because... Misty thingz... but Taissa is a bit mind-boggling. Even if we somehow forget for a second that she is basically a senator and we excuse her absence from her work duties with the fact that she was involved in a car accident, let's all (and by that I mean the writers) please remember that this car accident also involved Taissa's dear wife (who is in a literal coma now - which, yknow...I feel like is worrying) and she has also basically left her actual children to, I assume, relatives, but who knows. And I know people have expressed some fatigue regarding her sleepwalking storyline, but it also can't be dropped conveniently as they see fit. And to think this season basically ends with Taissa sending Lottie off to be instituted.............Girl.... Is the head of your dog still in your basement or nawt.....
I think my biggest disappointment this season is honestly... present!Van? Was I the only one a little...underwhelmed with the way she was portrayed in the present timeline? I don't know she just doesn't have... the bite that Liv Hewson seems to bring to the character. In fact, from the flashbacks, I personally got the vibes that Van instigated a lot of "shit", for a lack of better word, in the wild and the second a decision is made by anyone in power, she seems very assertive, agressive, brash and honestly a little savage/feral at times ddd (now obviously I know some of the circumstances explain that...) to make sure it's followed and upheld, but to see that part of her missing almost entirely from her portrayal in the present timeline, and to also see that none of the main girls seem to hold any sort of grudge or ressentment at all against her for what she has done (and could potentially do in future scenes of the past timeline).... just doesn't get me excited at all about what she could bring to the future seasons moving forward.
The writers have talked about how they've always had a five-seasons plan for this show, but sometimes I do wonder how much of this has actually been planned out for real...
I have a friend who’s close with two of the younger cast members, and it isn’t my place to expand tew much but Juliette definitely wanted off and it was common knowledge amongst cast/crew for quite a long time.
The Queen Of Hearts has her eyes scratched out on the playing card, well it was Natalie telling Shauna to look her in the eye when killing her that basically saved her life.
Also instead of outright killing each other to feed, why not just chop arms/legs off cauterize the wounds and eat those?
… nearly every comment about the finale (and the season as a whole) has been pretty negative. So I think you are watching the exact same show as everyone else dddd.I don’t know if I’m watching a different show than everyone else because that finale was Pretty Little Liars-level of trite. Just awful. I’m not surprised Juliette wanted out.