Yellowjackets - S02E02 – Edible Complex

If all your friends jumped off a bridge and then committed cannibalism, would you do it too?! Now that the cannibalistic dam has broken, when will the rest of the team take the plunge? When you’re in the wilderness, survival is dubious. Which means Javi might be gone for good. It also means there’s no Internet to look up makeup tutorials.

Growth Decay Transformation - S01E02 – “So There’s That”

Ever decide something with a coin flip? Walt and Jesse did. And that brings us to question the role of fate in the lives of these characters: Was Walt always Heisenberg? Or did he have to become Heisenberg? Looking back, there’s a lot bubbling under the surface of these characters. Now, go watch No Country for Old Men if you haven’t seen it yet.

The Last of Us - S01E02 – Infected

Only two episodes in and the show is capturing the soul of the game in the action, the frightening zombies, and the tense emotional moments that build the characters. Joel, Ellie, and Tess pick their way through Boston, not a creme doughnut in sight, and face off against some savage clickers. Sacrifices must be made in order to survive.

The Lorehounds: The Last of Us - The White Lotus – S02E02- Italian Dream

David and John rent a Vespa and embark on an Italian Dream podcast. They discuss the career of White Lotus Showrunner Mike White and bring in more Greek mythology before recapping the misadventures of each set of guests. Is Albie really a nice guy? Does Ethan understand boundaries? And who is Greg on the phone with? Finally, David and John check in with the deadpool and answer listener feedback.

The Rings of Power - S01E02 – Adrift

The depth of Tolkien’s colorful world continues to glow on the screen. We hear fully developed languages, get hints at the evil lurking in the shadows, and see the shining glory of Khazad-dum pre-Balrog rampage. The Bezos Bucks are paying off as sets, costumes, and effects dazzle. It seemed that HOTD and TROP would inevitably go head to head, and so far each is holding their ground.