'Yellowjackets' Episode 2 Review: Intriguing chapter continues to dish out ghastly gore

Much of the plotlines are yet to be tied up and 'F sharp' is just one of the episodes putting the pieces together


                            'Yellowjackets' Episode 2 Review: Intriguing chapter continues to dish out ghastly gore
Melanie Lynskey as Shauna in 'Yellowjackets' (Showtime)
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Spoilers for 'Yellowjackets' Episode 2 'F Sharp'

The gore and the gut-twisting scenes shouldn't come as a surprise anymore. 'Yellowjackets' returns with a second episode to shed light on the teen versions of the characters while also delving into the psyche of someone who's clamored for attention all their lives, and the lengths they would go to get more of it.

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The second episode, 'F Sharp' directed by Jamie Travis talks more of the plane crash and the tragic aftermath, while also focusing on two characters — Shauna (Melanie Lynskey) and Misty (Christina Ricci). Whether Shauna becomes a cannibal at some stage is yet to be ascertained, but she has no qualms in shearing a rabbit and making chili out of it to serve the family. Beneath the meek persona is a dangerous killer and the Travis provides early glimpses of that in the 'F Sharp'. Her marriage with Jeff Sadecki (Warren Kole) is not a happy one and the couple struggle with intimacy issues. Even a fantasy goes horribly wrong when they fail to understand each other's needs, although Shauna makes up for it with some sultry sex later.

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With Shauna now married to Jeff, the question is if the girl teen who died in the opening episode was Jackie (Ella Purnell) and that led to their marriage later on. It was revealed in episode 1 that Shauna and Jeff were both cheating on Jackie and she was oblivious to the fact. Next up is Misty (Samantha Hanratty/Ricci) who has suffered from not receiving enough attention and constant bullying.

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The wounded survivors marvel at her as he goes about treating them with clinical and cold precision even if it means severing off her coach Ben Scott's (Steven Kruger) leg after he suffers major damage. Perhaps the girls didn't have to wait 19 months to be rescued. But Misty destroys the flight recorder that is shown to be working.

In the present, there are major developments as the main characters receive a postcard with a symbol drawn at the back which Natalie (Juliette Lewis) figures out as someone talking about the events of the past. Shauna discovers that Jeff might have an affair with an unshown Bianca, while Misty, embarks on a road trip with Natalie.

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Much of the plotlines are yet to be tied up and 'F sharp' is just one of the episodes putting the pieces together and helping in building the treacherous world. 'Yellowjackets' will eventually build an audience primarily due to the gripping suspense factor and its earnest attempt in adding layers to the main cast. Only time will tell if it succeeds and not get lost in the details.

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'Yellowjackets' airs Sundays at 10 pm ET on Showtime.