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This equal parts survival epic, psychological horror story and coming-of-age drama tells the saga of a team of wildly talented high school girls soccer players who become the (un)lucky survivors of a plane crash deep in the remote northern wilderness. The series chronicles their descent from a complicated but thriving team to savage clans, while also tracking the lives they’ve attempted to piece back together nearly 25 years later.

Genres:DramaMystery
Network:Showtime

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The best episode of "Yellowjackets" is "Sic Transit Gloria Mundi", rated 8.2/10 from 2493 user votes. It was directed by N/A and written by N/A. "Sic Transit Gloria Mundi" aired on 1/16/2022 and is rated 0.1 point(s) higher than the second highest rated, "Doomcoming".

  • Sic Transit Gloria Mundi
    8.2/10 2,493 votes

    #1 - Sic Transit Gloria Mundi

    Season 1 Episode 10 - Aired 2022-01-16

    On the night of their 25-year class reunion, the Yellowjackets navigate damning evidence, false alibis and a dubious attempt to “heal.” In the wilderness, the Doomcoming fallout finds everything firmly off the rails as simmering resentments come to a head. Season finale.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Doomcoming
    8.1/10 2,283 votes

    #2 - Doomcoming

    Season 1 Episode 9 - Aired 2022-01-09

    You are cordially invited to The Doomcoming. On the brink of death, the Yellowjackets opt to throw one last rager before careening into oblivion. An increasingly paranoid Shauna struggles between keeping her cool and being Shauna.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • F Sharp
    7.9/10 2,782 votes

    #3 - F Sharp

    Season 1 Episode 2 - Aired 2021-11-21

    As the teens get their bearings among the wreckage, Misty finds hell on earth quite becoming. In the present: revenge, sex homework and the policeman formerly known as Goth.

    Director: Jamie Travis

    Writer: Ashley Lyle, Bart Nickerson, Jonathan Lisco

  • Flight of the Bumblebee
    7.9/10 2,167 votes

    #4 - Flight of the Bumblebee

    Season 1 Episode 8 - Aired 2022-01-02

    What is madness and what is divine? While in triage after a vicious attack, the Yellowjackets are left to suss out the best of their worst ideas. Shauna dabbles in some light cyberstalking.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Edible Complex
    7.9/10 1,792 votes

    #5 - Edible Complex

    Season 2 Episode 2 - Aired 2023-04-02

    The Yellowjackets barely made it through summer in the woods, but now as winter begins to bite, we’ll see if hunger and desperation turn into full-on psychosis. While there may or may not be a dark and powerful force inhabiting the wilderness, their survival could depend upon what they choose to believe. Meanwhile, twenty-five years later, each survivor must ask themselves – Is the darkness coming for them, or is it coming from them?

    Director: Benjamin Semanoff

    Writer: Jonathan Lisco

  • Qui
    7.9/10 1,501 votes

    #6 - Qui

    Season 2 Episode 6 - Aired 2023-05-07

    Trapped inside on a snow day, the Yellowjackets revisit the highlights, humiliations and traumas of “Health Class.” Tai and Van help each other kindly rewind, Misty explores joining a classic Cosmic American tribute band, Lisa helps Natalie carp the day, and Shauna gets a pop-quiz on her cookie-reading assignment.

    Director: Liz Garbus

    Writer: Ameni Rozsa, Karen Joseph Adcock

  • It Chooses
    7.9/10 1,418 votes

    #7 - It Chooses

    Season 2 Episode 8 - Aired 2023-05-21

    Shhh, it’s only going to get worse from here. Despite the whole “winter never’s gonna end” thing, the 1996 New Jersey state girls soccer champions decide to start their spring training early with an impromptu cardio session. Callie encounters an old flame, Van proves goalies never say die, most of the adults intentionally commune in the sharing shack, and, Lottie, baby, I hear the blues are calling for tossed salad and scrambled eggs. Mercy!

    Director: Daisy von Scherler Mayer

    Writer: Sarah L. Thompson, Liz Phang

  • Pilot
    7.8/10 3,500 votes

    #8 - Pilot

    Season 1 Episode 1 - Aired 2021-11-14

    On the eve of a fateful flight, a championship high school girls soccer squad celebrates being a team by betraying one another. 25 years later, the survivors do their best imitations of well-adjusted people.

    Director: Karyn Kusama

    Writer: Ashley Lyle, Bart Nickerson

  • No Compass
    7.8/10 2,145 votes

    #9 - No Compass

    Season 1 Episode 7 - Aired 2021-12-26

    As starvation looms, Taissa leads a last-ditch effort and/or suicide mission. Amid felony schemes and all-night stakeouts, the Yellowjackets are forced to commit small talk.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Two Truths and a Lie
    7.8/10 1,469 votes

    #10 - Two Truths and a Lie

    Season 2 Episode 5 - Aired 2023-04-23

    Okay, Fellowjackets, rise and shine and don’t forget your booties because it’s coooold out there. Misty makes a leap of faith for her bestie, Natalie and Lottie play a game of surrender, Shauna finds herself unexpectedly randy, and Tai seeks out a movie recommendation.

    Director: Benjamin Semanoff

    Writer: Sarah L. Thompson, Katherine Kearns

  • Blood Hive
    7.7/10 2,277 votes

    #11 - Blood Hive

    Season 1 Episode 5 - Aired 2021-12-12

    Out in the wilderness, the girls ride the crimson wave and plan a dark arts slumber party. Natalie and Misty tame a stallion. On Halloween night, Shauna parties like it’s 1996.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • The Dollhouse
    7.6/10 2,501 votes

    #12 - The Dollhouse

    Season 1 Episode 3 - Aired 2021-11-28

    The Yellowjackets debate the merits of probably dying while staying put or probably dying while looking for shelter. Taissa navigates a dirty attack ad and the other C-word. Shauna sees about a boy.

    Director: Eva Sørhaug

    Writer: Sarah L. Thompson

  • Bear Down
    7.5/10 2,382 votes

    #13 - Bear Down

    Season 1 Episode 4 - Aired 2021-12-05

    The girls play with guns to determine who is the most responsible. Natalie untangles a lifetime of piecing together broken men. Taissa greets the rich.

    Director: Deepa Mehta

    Writer: Liz Phang

  • Saints
    7.5/10 2,199 votes

    #14 - Saints

    Season 1 Episode 6 - Aired 2021-12-19

    The Yellowjackets tangle with the birds & the bees, navigating love, lust and DIY surgery. In the present : blackmail, bunnies and an icy reunion. Misty prepares for a surprise(d) houseguest.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Old Wounds
    7.5/10 1,429 votes

    #15 - Old Wounds

    Season 2 Episode 4 - Aired 2023-04-16

    Relive your youth by hitting the road! Take a roadtrip with your child! Go on vacation with a new friend! Hitchhike, if you must! Just make sure you pack a good playlist for the ride. Some recommendations from us: “Anything You Can Do,” “You Get What You Give,” “Instinct,” a famous composition by Frank Comstock, but absolutely not anything from “Starlight Express”.

    Director: Scott Winant

    Writer: Liz Phang, Julia Bicknell

  • Friends, Romans, Countrymen
    7.4/10 1,931 votes

    #16 - Friends, Romans, Countrymen

    Season 2 Episode 1 - Aired 2023-03-26

    Two months into winter the survivors cope with falling rations, low morale and their latest disastrous attempt to freeze a teammate out of the game. Shauna explores the secondary market for Yellowjackets memorabilia, while Taissa, Misty and Natalie all seek out best friends, both old and new. For those of you keeping the stat book: Lottie Matthews comes in off the bench.

    Director: Daisy von Scherler Mayer

    Writer: Ashley Lyle, Bart Nickerson

  • Digestif
    7.3/10 1,508 votes

    #17 - Digestif

    Season 2 Episode 3 - Aired 2023-04-09

    The girls experience an unusual hangover. Shauna learns the thrill of peer-to-peer car rentals. Natalie audits Lottie’s class in emotional apiology. Tai reflects, Misty hits the high seas, and you’ve never attended a baby shower like the one the Yellowjackets throw here.

    Director: Jeffrey W. Byrd

    Writer: Sarah L. Thompson, Ameni Rozsa

  • Burial
    7.3/10 1,423 votes

    #18 - Burial

    Season 2 Episode 7 - Aired 2023-05-14

    Sometimes the best therapy is cranking the hits to eleven, so today we’re exploring the hardcore kid-care revival movement, 11 o’clock theatrical birdcore numbers, some late hits of the renovationwave era (call us about a spinoff!), flower duets, and a classic live record. Out in the wilderness, Coach Scott does a great Karl Havoc impression for an unimpressed Misty.

    Director: Anya Adams

    Writer: Liz Phang, Rich Monahan

  • Storytelling
    7.1/10 1,598 votes

    #19 - Storytelling

    Season 2 Episode 9 - Aired 2023-05-28

    Heavy is the head that wears the antler crown is a lesson you don’t learn until much later in life… if you ever even learn it at all. Everything’s about to get really wild(erness), and we’re so excited (so excited!) and so, so scared to find out who paid attention to what lessons and when. So, on the count of three, you may pick up your pencil, open your testing booklet, and start this finale exam. One… Two…

    Director: Karyn Kusama

    Writer: Ameni Rozsa