Warning: This story contains spoilers for the plot of Yellowjackets season 2.
The twists keep coming. After introducing some major hurdles into the past and present timelines, yellow jackets ended season 2 with a shocking death.
In the 1996 timeline, Lottie (Courtney Eaton) resigns as leader of the group and hands over the reins to Natalie (sophie thatcher) because she believes the desert chose her for a reason. After the celebration, and a Javi-flavored meal, the girls wake up to a fire started by Coach Ben (steven kruger) who burns down his cabin.
However, during the current timeline, things take a dark turn when Lottie (Simone Kessel) suggested that the party needs to sacrifice one of them to the darkness. Shauna (melanie lynskey) is chosen after choosing the cards and is chased before her daughter intervenes and shoots Lottie. The cult leader tells the group that one of them must give up his life after all the deaths they have caused since they left the forest. smooth (nicole maines), for his part, listens and tries to defend Lottie from the others. As a result, Natalia (juliet lewis) steps in to save Lisa when Misty (Cristina Ricci) tries to stop her and Natalie ends up dead.
Thatcher, 22, who plays teenager Natalie, has addressed Lewis’ departure from the series after two seasons.
“It’s so heartbreaking, but it also creates more levels for young Natalie, because viewers will have that in mind,” she said. Variety on Friday May 26. “I think there is another layer to seeing young Natalie now and in the future. But Juliette was my mentor and she’s so amazing. Losing her on the show was really like losing a part of yourself. It was sad, but I think it will be interesting to see how it develops from here on out.”
Meanwhile, Ricci, 43, revealed that the cast was largely kept in the dark about the decision to kill off Natalie.
“I didn’t know until very shortly before filming the episode. We all love Juliette. I love Juliet. We’ve all been through a lot on the show and we’ve gotten really close and fought and made up and we love each other, and we’re like sisters,” she said. Wednesday remembered the star. “I think we were all very upset and sad that Natalie was dying. And it was difficult to shoot. It was very emotional. We shot a lot more than I ended up in the episode where I was holding Juliette while she was dying and stuff. Those were really harsh scenes and really disturbing. I ran into Juliette the next day at the airport and we both started crying again.”
The actress noted that Misty will fight to be the reason Natalie accidentally died, adding, “It was a complete mistake. She made an impulsive choice, another characteristically immature, impulsive and selfish choice in which she was going to kill the person who was going to hurt her friend. Not wanting her friends to be taken from her, she is all about keeping what she wants. It was a disastrous decision.”
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