In the 1996 “Yellowjackets” season 2 storyline, winter is here. That means the stranded survivors are stuck in the cabin they found last season. With them trapped inside, they have no choice but to enjoy each other’s company. Still, after the mushroom incident, the other Yellowjackets weren’t willing to trust Misty, except for Crystal (Nuha Jes Izman). Crystal, the theater’s resident girl, annoys her teammates by humming and singing to herself. Since they are both unpopular, she and Misty start to get along in episode 3, “Digestif”. Crystal offers to be Misty’s acting coach before the latter does a “Steel Magnolias” monologue for Shauna’s (Sophie Nélisse) baby shower. Her friendship continues to grow until “Two Truths and a Lie”, when Misty shows her true colors.
As the cabin’s toilet bucket is flushed over a nearby cliff, the two new “best friends” begin to share secrets. Crystal’s secret is that her real name is Kristen: everyone misheard her name on the first day of practice and she didn’t bother to correct them. She got a new nickname, “Crystal the Pistol,” and was worried that people would like her less. Misty, who is used to not being liked by people, sympathizes with Crystal. Impulse control has never been Misty’s strong suit, and sure enough, that empathy leads her to make a terrible decision.