Yellowjackets Episode 4: What musical does Misty sing?

Lucy-Jo Finnighan
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Misty sings a certain musical song with some friends in Episode 4 of Yellowjackets, but where is it from, and what does it mean?

2021’s first season of Yellowjackets became a smash hit, with multiple Emmy nominations in 2022, and a greenlight for Season 2. Fans had been waiting eagerly for said second season, which continues the story of a soccer team that was stranded in the wild for a year after a plane crash, and the ensuing trauma that lives on into their adulthood.

Episode 4 of this recent season sees Misty driving with Walter as they attempt to rescue Natalie, and he suggests they put on some music. Because of this, a certain song plays, which Misty has an emotional reaction to.

But where is the song from, and what does it mean? We’ll explain, but beware of mild Yellowjacket spoilers!

What song does Misty sing in Yellowjackets Season 2 Episode 4?

Misty both listens to and sings the song “Rainbow Tour” from the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical Evita.

Evita is based on the true story of María Eva Duarte de Perón, in which: “A poor Argentinian girl who becomes the wife of the Argentine president, revered by her people. The young woman aspires to a career as an actress, to fame and fortune. Eva quickly learns that her feminine tricks are the key to gaining power in a male-ruled culture and political system.

“Once in Buenos Aires, Eva finally seduces the emerging political figure, Juan Perón, who becomes president of Argentina. As the first lady, she aligns herself with the poor to gain, and to gain the president, popularity among Argentines. Eva becomes a heroine for the poor and the working class – and an enemy for the rich. Che, a young and unknown revolutionary, chronicles the rise and fall of the beloved matriarch of the Argentine people.”

The song “Rainbow Tour” covers a part of the show where Eva tours Europe in 1946, in which she gets different reactions, with some loving her, but some snubbing her, and some likening her husband to Mussolini. Because of this, Eva affirms her disdain for the upper class.

What does this musical mean for Misty?

Evita is a very potent musical, meaning that this particular choice of song for Misty could have implications for what will happen to her character later in the season.

Evita overall, according to Stage Whispers, explores: “The themes of duality, politics and female power.” Naturally, this show has all of those things. There’s the duality of the girls being seen in both their teen and adult lives, there’s the politics between the girls when they’re stranded in the Wilderness, and female power is explored both positively and negatively throughout the series.

“Rainbow Tour” in particular matches Misty as she tries desperately to win people over, but will always be an outcast to those who deem themselves better than her. She’s also currently travelling the country for those she cares about, just like Eva.

Ultimately, this song choice manages to represent the themes of Yellowjackets as a whole, while also hinting at what’s the come.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=krFohHX8WeU

UPDATE: As we now know that, just like in Evita, Yellowjackets Season 2 ends with a death and an struggle for leadership (which we won’t fully spoil here), this song definitely foreshadowed many things. Plus, considering that Eva’s body goes missing for 16 years at the end of the musical, and a certain body – who sung the song with Misty – has also not been found, this seems like a very big coincidence.

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Lucy-Jo is a Movies and TV Writer at Dexerto, and has previously written for Screen Rant and Girls on Tops. After earning a Master's Degree in Film and Literature, Lucy-Jo now loves covering films, TV shows, and anime, especially if it's something by Mike Flanagan, or anything drenched in camp. You can contact her at lucyjo.finnighan@dexerto.com