Warning: This post contains light spoilers for Yellowjackets season 2, episode 3.Yellowjackets star Elijah Wood reveals more about his character’s relationship with Misty (Christina Ricci). Introduced during season 2, not much is known about Walter other than his shared interest in solving crime, and while his theories surrounding Adam Martin presented a challenge early on, Misty still accepts his help investigating Natalie’s (Juliette Lewis) abduction. Walter’s knowledge and apparent skill set make him similar to Misty in many ways, and as Yellowjackets continues, their potential bond will likely be further explored.
For now, Walter and Misty are teaming up and using their expertise as citizen detectives to learn more about what happened to Nat. It is unclear how much he actually knows about Misty though, and in a recent interview with Vanity Fair, Wood suggests that his character has a “fascination with her past.” However, the actor notes that Walter respects her intelligence, and does not consider her history to be what that drew him in. Read Wood’s comments regarding Walter and Misty’s relationship in Yellowjackets season 2 below:
“We get the idea that he’s been following her intellect and her approach to being a citizen detective for quite a while. I think he’s looked at her with great admiration. He’s fascinated by her and intrigued to learn more about her. It’s going to come up that she has the past that she has and that she thinks he’s only along for this ride because of the fact that she’s a Yellowjacket. There has to be an underlying fascination with her past. I don’t think it’s the primary motivation for him pairing up with her and going along with the ride, but I think it’s undeniable. These women are celebrities in this world, in terms of what happened to them.“
Walter & Misty’s Relationship In Yellowjackets Season 2 Explained
Walter first appeared on Yellowjackets as another internet sleuth who Misty interacted with due to his speculation over the Adam Martin case, believing there was a mystery woman involved. Since Misty needed to locate Nat, Walter mentioned he was looking into the motel she was staying at. During the most recent episode of Yellowjackets, the two finally met in person and worked together to interrogate Randy. Walter eventually revealed why he wanted to connect with her, comparing the two of them to Professor Moriarty and Sherlock Holmes.
Misty seems to be someone seeking close relationships, appearing upset in the beginning of Yellowjackets season 2 when she could not get Shauna (Melanie Lynskey), Taissa (Tawny Cypress), and Nat together again. Walter’s insertion into her life may be unexpected, but three episodes in, they already look compatible. It will be interesting to see how the interactions between Misty and Walter evolve over the course of the season and what happens if she realizes he is familiar with her past.
Wood’s comments about his character’s true feelings for Misty indicate that there may be more to Walter. Misty could be cautious about the potential relationship right now, but she seemed flattered after learning about his determination to meet her. Those eager to see how things play out between Walter and Misty can be sure to catch up on Yellowjackets season 2 as it continues.
Yellowjackets season 2 releases new episodes Fridays on Showtime Anytime and Paramount+, and Sundays on Showtime.
Source: Vanity Fair