Review: Yellowjackets, “Storytelling” | Season 2, Episode 9
A wobbly finale has its moments but doesn’t stick the landing
It’s no secret that the second season of Yellowjackets has struggled compared to the first, for a lot of reasons. And yet while this season won’t crack my top ten at the end of 2023, I still have a strong attachment to the show as a whole. I still care deeply about (most of) these characters, which makes it even more frustrating when the writers fail to keep them consistent over time. So while the wait for season three might not be as difficult to handle as the wait for season two was, I still look forward to its return, and I’m curious about how the next few seasons will shake out, on both a plot and character level.
That said, my experience of watching “Storytelling” didn’t differ much from my experience watching most of this season. There are parts of this finale that work—the same parts that have always worked, really—and there are parts that don’t, especially in retrospect.