Yellowjackets season 2 designer teases 'depraved' final episode

Yellowjackets spoilers follow.

Yellowjackets costume designer Amy Parris has teased that the final episode of season two will see the characters become "depraved" and "desperate".

The Showtime series centres on a girls' soccer team whose plane crashes over the Canadian wilderness in 1996, leaving the teenage survivors (and Coach Ben) to fend for themselves in the woods for 19 months.

Viewers have already seen the lengths the girls are willing to go to to stay alive, including cannibalism, as seen in the second episode of season two.

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But by the time we get to episode nine, the last in the second season, things are apparently going to get worse for the girls — and Parris has designed her costumes to reflect this.

"When I first watched season one, I thought, well they definitely wanted to give season two somewhere to go you know, and to get even dirtier," Parris told Digital Spy exclusively.

"Up until I think [episodes] seven and eight, the characters are still looking relatively clean-ish. I mean they're dirty, but you'll really see in [episode] nine, they just get like roughed up and they really are depraved and sad and desperate."

Parris continued: "So it really starts kind of mellow and minor and goes a little crazy by the end, just so you could see the progression of how dirty and messy and gross and smelly they'd be at this point."

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Along with showing the girls back in 1996, Yellowjackets also depicts the adult versions of the survivors: Shauna, Natalie, Misty and new additions Van and Lottie.

Melanie Lynskey, who plays adult Shauna, recently told Digital Spy that the final episode of season two will be "emotional".

"I was very, very emotional," the actress said of her first reaction reading the script.

"It's a really good episode. It's just… It's sad. [...] But crazy. I just remembered a thing that happens in the younger storyline, and it's crazy," she added.

Yellowjackets season 2 airs on Showtime in the US and Paramount+ in the UK.

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