[This story contains spoilers for Yellowjackets Season 2, Episode 5, “Two Truths and a Lie.” ]
A delightful addition to season two Yellowjackets is Elijah The arrival of Walter (Elijah Wood). The eccentric citizen sleuth is the perfect foil for Christina Ricci’s Misty in the modern timeline of the Showtime series, as “two Truth and a Lie” game, for example, which he insists Misty play while the two are on a road trip together, hoping to save her friend Natalie (Juliette Lewis), who they believe has been led by plane crash survivors. The cult kidnapped Lottie (Simone Kessell) .
While playing the game, Walter breaks the rules and lists three truths. “Now you know more about me,” he said, after sharing that he owns an artisanal goat cheese business with a goat named Billy, whose name is Barry Manilow. The biological father’s “possibility is not zero”, and he has $ 175, Worth Taco Bell stock, despite never having been to the restaurant chain. When Misty reluctantly takes her turn, she says she doesn’t like monkeys, thinks she’s been asked the wrong question about going to the moon – and will never name her third choice, because they finally got Lottie The home location they’ve been looking for for the past few episodes.
If Misty had given her a third option, she could have said she murdered her best friend – and she probably wasn’t telling anyone the lie.
Titled “Two Truths and a Lie,” episode five reveals Misty’s past (by Samantha Hanratty) killed her first real friend Crystal (Nuha Jes Izman). Crystal is a new character for season 2, he’s the only member of the Yellowjackets allied with Misty as they fight through the winter and try to survive their . While walking in an oncoming snowstorm, Misty and Crystal decide to share a secret. Combined moments escalate as Misty admits to her deepest and darkest moment: Not long after their plane crashes, she finds and quickly destroys the flight’s emergency transmitter because she finally feels useful.
“You” Is that why we were never rescued? Crystal asked. When Misty realized that Crystal was rightfully terrified, she threatened to keep her a secret. “I’ll fucking kill you,” Misty yelled, and Crystal backed away in terror, falling off the edge of the cliff. Go down.
Samantha Hanratty as Misty and best friend Crystal (Nuha Jes Izman, left) at 0894 “Two Truths and a Lie Timeline in “ Kelly · Schwarman/SHOWTIME
In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Hanratty said she recently watched the scene with Izman, sharing that the co-stars have become close friends. “We just hold each other’s hands,” she said. “I’m about to cry, I can’t even talk about it. It’s exciting because Nuha and I have become very close friends, she’s become one of my favorite people, and she’s coming to the wedding [Hanratty is engaged to boyfriend Christian DeAnda]. She is so invested in my life.
While filming the scene, Hanratty said she was surprised when she started playing Misty. “I had to care about Misty to play her, so I liked her so much . When Crystal really turned on her, my heart broke for her,” she said. “Every time we shoot that scene, I don’t even consider myself a Method actor, but every time she rejects me, Hearts literally drop and I feel like I’m a kid again. Scrambling to take back what I just did.
She then quotes Misty’s CPR mantra “Live, Live” which Misty sings as she tries to save Crystal’s life, adding, “I Can watch it now, and be able to almost laugh, like, of course this happened to Misty! But during the filming process, it was so sad and sad, which made Xiaoxia a mess. This is the first person who really loved her, and the one she really loved, but she took it away. But soon enough, if someone told her, ‘Cheer up,’ she could pick herself up. ”
For Ricci who portrayed Misty’s trauma Years later in today’s storyline, the actress could draw a line between what happened between Misty and Crystal and what happened between Misty and Warren. Although the entire season Both are brewing bro-comedy vibes between the two, but when they arrive at Lottie’s compound, Misty dumps him as he catches her lying about Adam (Peter Gadiot), Shauna (Melanie Lynskey) was killed – a crime Misty, Taissa ( Cork ), Natalie (Juliette Lewis) Even Shauna’s husband Jeff (Warren Kole) helped cover up the pp. Season One Ends .
“It was probably one of the things that told her hesitant to actually get involved with Walt,” Ricci told THR Crystal unveiling. “I think there should be a level of hesitation – and of course how he reveals that he knows who she is – and I think it’s scary for her Yes, because the last person who knows who she is is Krystal, if you take those two kind of parallel storylines. I like that because I’m excited to play with Walter. “
Still, reading more about Misty in the past only reinforces what Ricci said she already knew about the character.” She is not inherently a trustworthy person because her needs, desires, and impulses can negatively affect other people. She’s like Lenny, she’ll crush puppies to death. But at the same time, when I read it, I realize that it also puts any new relationship with someone new at risk. Because approaching someone might reveal her identity, in which case it would end tragically. ”
Wood’s role in Yellowjackets marks an on-screen reunion with Ricci, as the pair starred together in of Ice Storm . Since the actor was booked A season long arc, “Two Truths and a Lie” won’t be Walter’s last. But Misty quickly puts up a side The wall’s abilities are sure to be a hindrance for this couple, even if viewers have been rooting for their possible romance to blossom.
As Ricci says, her character is capable of subtly suppressing Any kind of introspection and moving on. The episode ends with teen Misty lying about Crystal’s whereabouts when Shauna gave birth, and now Misty is focused on her next mission at the compound.
“She was kind of like just moving forward and not even necessarily feeling guilty about anything that happened,” she said. “I think she thought most things were necessary. She took the most pragmatic action at the time. New episodes are released every Friday, and Sundays air on Showtime at 9 p.m. Catch up 1235370393THR‘s Yellowjackets Season 2 coverage and interview.