10 Best Episodes of Yellowjackets

If you're a fan of intense dramas and thrilling survival stories, you need to check out Yellowjackets. This show has quickly become a fan favorite since its debut on Showtime in November of 2021. Yellowjackets follows a group of high school girls soccer players who survive a plane crash in the northern wilderness, and their journey from a thriving team to savage clans. The show is equal parts survival epic, psychological horror story, and coming-of-age drama, making for a captivating viewing experience.

With two seasons under its belt, Yellowjackets has already amassed quite the following. Fans have been raving about the show's gripping storyline, complex characters, and stunning cinematography. One of the most exciting aspects of any TV show is the best episodes, and Yellowjackets has plenty to choose from. Viewers have ranked their favorite episodes, and we're here to share the top picks. Whether you're a die-hard Yellowjackets fan or a newcomer to the series, these episodes are sure to leave you on the edge of your seat.

Without further ado, let's dive into the best episodes of Yellowjackets, ranked by viewers. From heart-pumping moments to emotional twists, these episodes are the cream of the crop when it comes to this thrilling series. So grab some popcorn and settle in, because you won't want to miss a single moment of Yellowjackets.

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#1 - Sic Transit Gloria Mundi (Season 1 - Episode 10)

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.

The episode was rated 7.82 from 1240 votes.

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#2 - Doomcoming (Season 1 - Episode 9)


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.

The episode was rated 7.70 from 1219 votes.

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#3 - Qui (Season 2 - Episode 6)

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.

The episode was rated 7.68 from 573 votes.

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#4 - Flight of the Bumblebee (Season 1 - Episode 8)


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.

The episode was rated 7.65 from 1211 votes.

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#5 - It Chooses (Season 2 - Episode 8)

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!

The episode was rated 7.63 from 520 votes.

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#6 - Edible Complex (Season 2 - Episode 2)


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?

The episode was rated 7.63 from 720 votes.

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#7 - Storytelling (Season 2 - Episode 9)

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…

The episode was rated 7.54 from 508 votes.

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#8 - F Sharp (Season 1 - Episode 2)


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.

The episode was rated 7.53 from 1512 votes.

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#9 - Two Truths and a Lie (Season 2 - Episode 5)

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.

The episode was rated 7.53 from 607 votes.

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#10 - Saints (Season 1 - Episode 6)


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.

The episode was rated 7.53 from 1226 votes.

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#11 - No Compass (Season 1 - Episode 7)

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.

The episode was rated 7.52 from 1244 votes.

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#12 - Old Wounds (Season 2 - Episode 4)


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”.

The episode was rated 7.51 from 629 votes.

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#13 - Blood Hive (Season 1 - Episode 5)

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.

The episode was rated 7.51 from 1283 votes.

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#14 - Bear Down (Season 1 - Episode 4)


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.

The episode was rated 7.48 from 1332 votes.

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#15 - Friends, Romans, Countrymen (Season 2 - Episode 1)

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.

The episode was rated 7.47 from 845 votes.

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#16 - Burial (Season 2 - Episode 7)


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.

The episode was rated 7.44 from 555 votes.

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#17 - The Dollhouse (Season 1 - Episode 3)

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.

The episode was rated 7.42 from 1447 votes.

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#18 - Digestif (Season 2 - Episode 3)


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.

The episode was rated 7.42 from 661 votes.

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#19 - Pilot (Season 1 - Episode 1)

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.

The episode was rated 7.39 from 1787 votes.


Last updated: jun 14, 2023

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