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[S1E10] What Have You Done REPACK


Helge arrives back home to see someone sitting by his porch. It is the older Helge who tells him that he has to stop. The younger Helge pretends not to know what he means. The old man continues that everything Noah says is a lie. When his younger self attempts to act again, Helge removes his beanie to reveal his disfigured ear, signifying his true identity. He affirms that Noah's words are false and that he's evil, much to his younger self's shock. He hugs the distressed man, pleading with him not to make the same mistakes he made, but Helge abruptly pushes him and runs back to his car. The elderly Helge yells his warnings as his younger self drives off. After a moment of thought, he concludes, "I have to stop."




[S1E10] What Have You Done



The young Charlotte sketches dead birds in the forest until Jonas goes up to her and asks for the date. After answering, Charlotte asks him what he is doing here. He replies that he is bringing someone back from the dead. She then asks if he can get the dead birds back to life, and he says that you'd have to find them when they were younger. She states that they wouldn't be dead yet, but Jonas says that it doesn't change the fact that they're going to die. She calls him crazy, and Jonas admits he might be.


Upon their arrival at Fort Caspar, Elsa, Shea, and James are surprised to be greeted by two teenagers instead of soldiers, evidence that the fort is no longer an army post. After Elsa collapses due to her injuries, a doctor, Major Hemphill, examines her. He is both rude and unhelpful, explaining that Fort Caspar, where she might have gotten help, has been abandoned. Dejected, the group leaves, but not before Shea finds out that the Wyoming Stockgrowers Association, the group responsible for the slaughter of the Lakota women and children, has taken over Fort Caspar.


It should go without saying at this point, but: the entire point of this post is to tell you what happened on the finale, so if you're still waiting to watch it, turn back! And we should add, too: to "know" anything about Yellowjackets is to know it with an asterisk. There are things we have been told, but if one or more of them turned out not to be true, would I be shocked? I would not. Let's dig in.


Not directly. The promise of cannibalism has been to this season of Yellowjackets what the "hey, people eat rats" was to early seasons of Survivor: It looms larger in the minds of people who don't watch the show but have heard about it than to people who have actually seen it. We're getting to it at some point, clearly (a flash-forward being a particularly committed version of what we might call here Chekhov's slurp), but that seems to still be a ways off.


It's possible that Taissa was always going to have visions and such, and that Shauna would always be violent, and that Lottie would always be a mystic or whatever she is becoming. But the trauma they suffered manifested in these different ways for these different girls. Misty became a highly organized death obsessive, for instance, because that was within her and the isolation experience brought it to the surface.


Khal Drogo is a Soulless Shell. "You paid for life," Mirri Maz Duur tells Daenerys. "[S]ee what life is worth when all the rest is gone." Without his leadership, the khalasar has dissolved, and Daenerys is alone with only Ser Jorah, the remaining speaking parts and a handful of extras. Mirri Maz Duur is unapologetic. Her town was raped by Drogo's khalasar, and herself as well; Dany saved her only from the fourth rider, and many others were beyond her help before she even arrived. And her son would have been worse: "He would have been the Stallion who Mounts the World. Now he will burn no cities. Now he will trample no nations into dust." When Daenerys angrily rages that she saved Mirri's life, the maegi just says that life is meaningless when you've lost everything that makes it worth living.


It is at this point that the divergence in the time line becomes abundantly clear. Pike, in his defense is simply doing what he would do. The writers have really put the time and effort in to ensure every potential plot hole or outcome is covered. Pike shares with Spock what is going on and to prove it, he suggests a mind meld. Brilliant. So now armed with the knowledge that at some point a decision will be made with disastrous consequences, they conclude he cannot second-guess himself and must proceed as normal. It is, in essence, Pike's more reasonable approach (as influenced by TV show writing in the year 2022) versus Kirk's more aggressive approach (as influenced by TV show writing in 1966). The nuances of this will no doubt be discussed for years to come on the convention circuit. Makes you wonder though: How many times did Pike take the Kobayashi Maru test?


This episode aired on October 24 1992. I somewhat remember watching this episode, I think it would have been better to show it in March around St. Patrick day, but I cannot remember if AYAOTD was being shown in March or if it was hiatus. 041b061a72


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