Review: Yellowjackets, “Burial” | Season 2, Episode 7
Hunger wreaks havoc in a satisfying transitional episode
What does starvation feel like? It’s a difficult sensation to convey on screen: the gnawing in the stomach, the emptiness longing to be filled, the inability to stop thinking about it at all hours of the day, even when you’re asleep. Yellowjackets has dramatized this before, especially throughout this season; hunger has changed these young women on a subconscious level, opening them up to ideas that would’ve been unthinkable even months ago. Eating a human being doesn’t seem so ridiculous when everything in your body is telling you to find nourishment wherever you can possibly get it.
But as we near the conclusion of this season, it feels like we’re reaching a breaking point. There’s a sense of exhaustion here, a weariness combined with lightheadedness that makes everything else feel secondary. That even includes grief; for the past few months especially, Shauna’s baby became a source of hope that everyone needed, not just Shauna, and yet for most of the survivors t…