The Ladies of the Flies.

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In 1996, a girls high school soccer team crash-lands in the Canadian wilderness while flying from New Jersey to a national tournament in Seattle. Yellowjackets follows the survivors across two timelines, documenting their attempts to stay alive in the woods for 19 months and exploring what their lives are like in the present-day. But, don’t think that you know how this story ends just because the latter timeline reveals they made it… or some of them, at least.

Yellowjackets, a breakout hit for Showtime, stars Melanie Lynskey, Tawny Cypress, Juliette Lewis, Christina Ricci, Lauren Ambrose, and Simone Kessell as the adult members of the team, with Sophie Nélisse, Jasmin Savoy Brown, Sophie Thatcher, Sammi Hanratty, Liv Hewson, and Courtney Eaton playing the teen versions.

  1. Episode 10 Sic Transit Gloria Mundi
    Yellowjackets Season-Finale Recap: Searching for Answers That Don’t Exist A delightfully shocking season finale unlocks more questions than it answers.
  2. Episode 9 Doomcoming
    Yellowjackets Recap: Time to Pull Out All the Stops Molding berry wine, a Trapper Keeper full of ’shrooms, and a full moon are the necessary ingredients for a wild homecoming dance.
  3. Episode 8 Flight of the Bumblebee
  4. Episode 7 No Compass
    Yellowjackets Recap: Red River Lottie is already planning her antler-queen outfit.
  5. Episode 6 Saints
    Yellowjackets Recap: The Woman in the Tree It sure seems like we haven’t seen the full extent of the Yellowjackets’ hidden trauma yet.
  6. Episode 5 Blood Hive
    Yellowjackets Recap: Welcome to Club Flow Jackie is not long for this world.
  7. Episode 4 Bear Down
    Yellowjackets Recap: Do You Like Being This Way? Each of the women who survived the crash is frayed and sparking in the present day, threatening to snap at the slightest provocation.
  8. Episode 3 The Dollhouse
  9. Episode 2 F Sharp
    Yellowjackets Recap: Red Cross Babysitter Training The Yellowjackets may be stranded airplane survivors in the Ontario wilderness, but Misty is thriving.
  10. Episode 1 Pilot
  1. Episode 9 Storytelling
    Yellowjackets Season-Finale Recap: Long Live the Queen The wilderness story line is on fire, while the present day makes a misstep the show may never recover from.
  2. Episode 8 It Chooses
    Yellowjackets Recap: We’re All Mad Here It turns out starving to death will make you do wild things.
  3. Episode 7 Burial
    Yellowjackets Recap: Lightning Crashes It’s exciting to finally see all the surviving Yellowjackets (???) back together, but we know it’s going to end in tragedy, right?
  4. Episode 6 Qui
    Yellowjackets Recap: While You Were Sleeping This traumatic episode doubles as a PSA to pay attention during health class.
  5. Episode 5 Two Truths and a Lie
    Yellowjackets Recap: The Darkness Van and Tai finally reunite … as do Van and the “other” Tai.
  6. Episode 4 Old Wounds
    Yellowjackets Recap: Good Game Something seems to be pulling the Yellowjacket survivors back together, making for a thrilling reunion.
  7. Episode 3 Digestif
    Yellowjackets Recap: Vicious Little Monsters Misty finally has someone equally obsessive and weird to bounce off of.
  8. Episode 2 Edible Complex
    Yellowjackets Recap: Bite Me The series delivers on a promise made way back in the premiere.
  9. Episode 1 Friends, Romans, Countrymen
    Yellowjackets Season-Premiere Recap: Cornflake Girls Get ready to wander back into the wilderness of cannibalism, unresolved trauma, and teen angst.

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  2. party report
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  5. vulture lists
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    Yellowjackets’ Warren Kole Is Activating Super Jeff“I had never heard Papa Roach.”
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  9. buzz! buzz!
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  12. queen bee
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  13. tv review
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  14. fancasts
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  15. buzz buzz
    How to Support the Yellowjackets and the Suit Jackets at the Same TimeSuccession and Yellowjackets airing at the same time doesn’t have to ruin your life.
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    Get a First Glimpse at Elijah Wood in Yellowjackets, Arms AkimboSpying on the newest citizen detective on the case.
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  18. in conversation
    Melanie Lynskey Felt Like a Hollywood MisfitAfter debuting at 17, the actress was lost in the industry. “I kept getting reminded I was not the things you needed to be.”
  19. last night on late night
    Christina Ricci Is Just As Obsessed With Yellowjackets Fan Theories As You AreShe knows about as much as we do.
  20. making it official
    Paramount+ and Showtime Will Unite Their Houses, KindaSay good-bye to toggling between apps.
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