‘Yellowjackets’ episode 7: What does the morse code in Misty’s dream sequence mean?
In amongst the weird drawings, the perfect needle drops, and everyone’s favourite new odd couple, Yellowjackets Season 2 also comes with strange visions aplenty.
A few weeks back, we had Lottie’s (Courtney Eaton’s) bizarre mall hallucination, and now we have a David Lynch-esque waking daydream from the citizen detective herself, Misty (Christina Ricci).
But what exactly happens in her vision, and what does that little bit of morse code translate to?
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What is Misty’s vision?
Misty’s vision takes place after she finally gives in to one of Lottie’s (Simone Kessell) therapies and climbs into a sensory deprivation tank. The lights go out, she sees flashes of fish underwater followed by images of her new friend Walter (Elijah Wood). Then, the music starts and we’re in full Twin Peaks mode.
As a human version of Misty’s parrot Caligula (an incredible cameo by John Cameron Mitchell) dance, we see Misty’s face in the background superimposed over a red curtain, watching as Walter parades across the screen in a top hat. Meanwhile, cartoon sketches of a needle, an axe, and the Yellowjackets’ plane’s black box float around her head (remember, Misty destroyed that thing at the beginning of Season 1, right after the plane crash). After the show, she goes to a dressing room and has a conversation with Caligula, who calmly reassures her she’s not a murderer but a closer.
After this pep talk, Misty answers a red phone onstage, a call from Walter, who begins, “I just want to say…” before typing out a morse code message on the keypad.
The dream team.
What does the morse code mean?
If we bring up a morse code table(opens in a new tab), the message isn’t too hard to decipher:
I LOVE YOU
Given that the dots and dashes twirl around Misty’s head in a heart shape, and given the fact she and Walter clearly share a whole heap of feelings for each other, the message itself isn’t too much of a surprise.
But after previously being a little cagey with Walter and leaving him at the gate of Lottie’s compound, this seems to be the moment Misty finally admits her own feelings to herself.
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What does the rest of the dream mean?
The whole sequence essentially seems to be Misty’s subconscious giving her a pep talk. She asks Caligula if everyone just sees her as a murderer, and someone who is desperate for love, and his response is to tell her exactly what she wants to hear.
In her own daydream, Misty is very much the star — and Walter, for better or (more likely) worse, is now a clear target for her affections.
Yellowjackets Season 2 is now streaming on Showtime.(opens in a new tab)