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Yellowjackets S2 E7: Yes, Walter's Morse Code Message Is Exactly What You Thought

Contains spoilers for "Yellowjackets" Season 2, Episode 7 — "Burial"

The course of true love never does run smooth on "Yellowjackets." Look at Shauna Shipman (Melanie Lynskey) and her husband, Jeff Sadecki (Warren Kole). Or Taissa Turner (Tawny Cypress) and her wife, Simone Abara (Rukiya Bernard). Let's just say that most of the show's relationships are rather fraught.

Misty Quigley (Christina Ricci) has been no exception to the rule. Typically a loner, her recent connection with Walter Tattersall (Elijah Wood) has shaken up Misty's mental state to the extreme. That's why her experience in the sensory deprivation tank in "Burial" is such an usual step forward for her. Heedlessly romantic in its own weird way, Misty's musical fantasy includes Walter expressing his affection for her in both dance and Morse code (../.-.. — ...- ./-.– — ..-). If you run that through a Morse code-to-English translator the phrase he's sent along is "I love you."

No wonder she's so moved. The fantasy causes Misty to rise refreshed and happy in spite of her memories of Coach Ben's (Steven Krueger) distress, and it appears that she might be getting more confident in her building feelings for Walter, even though she's been quite reluctant to show them so far.

Misty and Walter's relationship has not progressed smoothly

Misty and Walter have definitely begun to get closer. She has, however, pushed him away — at least in part due to her fear that he will react as Crystal (Nuha Jes Izman) did upon learning of her true nature. The show's actors and producers are well aware of the characters' oddball natures, however, and they believe that it's what makes them well worth rooting for.

Per co-showrunner Jonathan Lisco in an interview with Entertainment Weekly, "They're basically trying to out-weird each other, and yet, you root for them. You really want them to find each other and be together, because where else in the world [is] each of them going to find a counterpart who gets them."

But naturally, all isn't romantically rosy, with Elijah Wood warning Vulture readers that Walter is not 100% trustworthy and Christina Ricci explaining why Misty has pushed Walter away. It will take time to see if Walter is bad, good, or some combination of both.