Warning: Reveal below for episodes one through four of “Yellowjackets” season two (and of course season one).
Ù, ooh, ooh! As of Friday, we have four episodes of season two of “Yellowjackets” and some of the burning questions answered, such as the first meal in the wilderness (“Jackie-fruit,” yikes) and origin of Misty (Samantha Hanratty) fan of Andrew Lloyd Webber. However, true to the show created by Ashley Lyle and Bart Nickerson, more intriguing mysteries have emerged. Mature Lottie (Simone Kessell) and her “purple people”, as Misty (Christina Ricci) today refer to her followers? (And is the honey good?) Where has Van (Lauren Ambrose) been all this time?
Well, Citizen Detective, as we learned from costume designer Marie Schley in season one, the clue lies in the fashion we see on screen. Amy Parris (who designed seasons three through five of “Stranger Things”) joins the team for round two “Yellowjackets,” and before that, she discusses how a sweater connects Misty to Skunk Cannibal, the true meaning of the heliotrope and why Callie (Sarah Desjardins) is haunting her mother Shauna (Melanie Lynskey) through her clothes.
Back in the wilds of the ’90s, crash survivors settled into a daily routine to harness their skill sets. Sniper Natalie (Sophie Thatcher) and Travis (Kevin Alves) are hunters, for the rations of the bear Lottie (Courtney Eaton) killed (or perhaps, the blessing the fickle nature gods bestowed donated to the team) is running out.
The duo wore found and collected layers, to be honest, they looked “Mad Max” – very cool – especially Nat, who looked as craggy as ever in her moto jacket under a fur vest.
“Natalie roughly skinned it,” she said, explaining that, in reality, “it was a faux deerskin rug bought from a homeware store, but we treated it with rubber to give it the look of muscle tissue, because it’s not something they’re used to, so it looks unprofessional, like a piece of leather.”
Nat and Travis efficiently carry their pistols and supplies with harness packs made from disassembled aircraft parts. “I imagine they’re going to get on the plane at some point – maybe multiple flights – looking for stuff or fastening their seat belts,” Parris said.