'Yellow Jackets' Season 2, Episode 4: Misty and Walter are an odd ball for the ages

Season 2 of Yellow jackets He has given us many gifts including Perfect needle drops and a Damn cannibal barbecue. Now, he offers us another: the interesting dynamic between citizen detectives Misty Quigley (Christina Ritchie) And Walter Tattersall (Elijah Wood).

Misty and Walter make the perfect pair if you’re on the lookout for a good TV duo, or just desperately wish there was a romance between them (if so, hello, kindred spirits). They are not the only ones who share interests A real crime And MusiciansBut when it comes to solving an issue, both are indifferent. Their willingness to do anything to find the truth leads them to lie, sneak, steal, and even manipulate those around them. In short, they’re wild cards with a similar weirdness to them – so they’re clearly meant for each other. Of course, Walter is investigating the death of the man he killed. It helped to cover the fogBut the course of true love is never good!

In the first three parts Yellow jackets In Season 2, Misty and Walter stalk citizen detective message boards, lock eyes in a retirement home lobby, and conduct a bogus FBI investigation together. Walter even tells Misty that he wants to be Sherlock Holmes Moriarty to her. You can take that as an opposite statement, but it connects the idea that they complement each other. After all, Moriarty is completely obsessed with Sherlock, and vice versa. The same could be said of Misty and Walter. (And then I’m obsessed with both.)

However, it isn’t until episode 4 “Old Wounds” that Misty and Walter’s potential as Sicho’s soulmates becomes clear. Their road trip to find Nat (Juliet Lewis) gives them time to bond — and reminds viewers just how similar these two are.

Misty and Walter’s road trip soundtrack begins an epic adventure.

A woman greets a man standing on a boat.

Christina Ricci and Elijah Wood in “Yellow Jackets”.
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We’ve always known that Misty is a theater nerd. Who can forget Jessica (Rekha Sharman) singing “Phantom of the Opera”? But episode 4 reveals one key piece of information about Walter – he’s also a musical theater lover.

On their road trip, he lets Misty choose the soundtrack for their trip, giving her a case full of soundtrack cassettes. At first she thinks he’s just a lowjacket fanatic doing his research on her. But no, he just loves musicals. And that was one of the reasons he wanted to meet Misty. “I wanted you from a civilian detective because I wanted to work with the excellent Agent African Gray,” he tells her. “And since you dropped a Sweeney Todd Reference in one of your posts.

Walter knows how to push Misty’s musical buttons, threatening to play the soundtrack to the fire. Starlight Express – “History Cinderella“Except for every train,” Misty says – so Misty admits she cares about musical careers. In the end, she chooses to play. Evita. It puts a small smile on Walter’s face, and that only fuels the flames of my shipfire.

Pay attention to the pseudonyms Misty and Walter give at the bed and breakfast.

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Christina Ricci and Elijah Wood in “Yellow Jackets”.
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When this terrible two people checked into the bed and breakfast – something Walter Conveniently They guessed it would happen on this trip – they both give the concierge fake names. It is the way of the citizen detective. But their pseudonyms are revealed to be their choice in the first place. Walter leads with “John Lange”, while Misty chooses the more obvious “Lady Mallowan”.

Each name is a reference to a famous writer. Lady Mallow is another way of referring to Agatha Christie, the famous detective author who created the famous case crackers. Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple. She received the title “Lady Mallowan” from her second husband, archaeologist Max Mallowan. Meanwhile, John Lang was a pseudonym. Jurassic Park Author Michael Crichton used it while writing thrillers in medical school. Both author choices Misty and Walter love mysteries and intrigue. Great minds think alike, as they say.

The split screen sequence is prime Misty and Walter shipping fodder.

A man and a woman are arguing in a room.

Elijah Wood and Christina Ricci in “Yellow Jackets”.
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Yellow jackets is not so true Misty and Walter at “Just one bed.”(Opens in a new tab) trope yet, as the two get separate rooms at the bed and breakfast. However, that doesn’t stop the show from offering a sequence that proves just how right they are for each other.

In a split-screen montage, we see both Misty and Walter exploring their hotel rooms and doing similar nighttime tasks. They both seal the TV remote control in a plastic bag, check the room for bugs, apply the same gold collagen skin care products, and then play. Soothing animal sounds to sleep. (Walter chooses a Hannibal-style full-face mask while Misty uses eye patches; she chooses to snooze “Birds of the Tropics,” while Walter chooses “Sleep Kitty.” – a screenshot of the two sitting next to each other, emphasizing how well they complement each other.

Adding to the shipping potential is the song choice: “Angst in My Pants” by Sparks. The title suggests sexual frustration, but the song evokes a more melancholy feeling: You may think you have it all, but you may still find your life lacking. Similarly, Misty and Walter both have a system of their own, but something is missing. Could that be something…mutual? Based on this episode, all signs point to yes.

Yellow jackets Season 2 is airing on Showtime, with new episodes airing every Friday(Opens in a new tab). Episodes also air every Sunday on Showtime at 9 pm ET.

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