This publication contains spoilers for the “Yellowjackets” season 2 finale.
After a season of bloodshed, drama, and excellent black humor, the second season of “Yellowjackets” came to a close last night with an extremely bittersweet twist. In the present day, the survivors of the crash gathered at Lottie’s (Simone Kessell) compound for a night that began as a quasi-intervention and quickly turned into ritual violence. In the end, Shauna (Melanie Lynskey) drew the queen’s letter marking her as the prey of women, but it was Natalie (Juliette Lewis) who died when she jumped in front of Lisa (Nicole Maines) to save her from Misty (Christina Ricci). . ) syringe.
Nat’s fate is heartbreaking, compounded by the show’s existentially terrifying vision of an afterlife where she sits on a nearly empty plane next to the boy she couldn’t save and the girl she once was. At the same time, however, we learn that before Nat lost everything, she actually did she has an important moment of belonging and recognition in her life, when she was chosen as the new leader instead of Lottie. As unnerving as the girls’ nature-borne blood rituals are, there was an undeniable sweetness to the scene as each girl pledged her allegiance to Nat (Sophie Thatcher) as her eyes filled with tears of gratitude
‘I think the group is going to react terribly’
However, according to Thatcher herself, the new harmony seems unlikely to last. The Hollywood Reporter spoke to the actor after last night’s bloody end, and Thatcher revealed that there is one Yellowjacket in particular that she believes could become a threat to Natalie’s throne. “I think it’s going to mess up the group dynamic no matter what,” Thatcher says of Nat’s coronation. “And no matter what, it’s going to be exciting.” The actor notes that just because “there’s a sense of accomplishment and that she feels seen, for once, for all that she’s done,” doesn’t necessarily mean that Nat will accept the role or fully assume the lead.
This makes sense especially in the context of the episode’s grand finale; the girls end up stranded in the cold night, watching their cabin burn after Coach Ben (Steven Krueger) apparently sets it on fire. Not exactly the situation any new leader would want to inherit. While it’s worth noting that the WGA writers’ strike put a hiatus on the Season 3 scripts just as they began, Thatcher still has some personal speculation about what the next chapter might contain. “I think she’s going to try to hold on to that and not completely write it off or throw it away right away,” she says of Nat’s newfound power, “but I think the group is going to react terribly.”
Did Lottie pick the right successor?
In particular, Thatcher points to Shauna (Sophie Nelisse), who we see expressing her feelings about the moment in her diary in the episode, as a possible fly in the ointment. “I think there’s going to be tension between her and Shauna, because Shauna has obviously been through a lot and she felt like she was the natural person to take on that role,” Thatcher tells THR. “I think it’s just going to start more conflict.” Besides, she says, Natalie doesn’t have the same allure that she has, self-assured and otherworldly Lottie. “It’s not that things were good, but they had a leader that people agreed with and now it’s all wrong,” Thatcher explains, adding: “People don’t even like Natalie that much.”
This is true, but Nat has some qualities of a great leader: she’s more grounded than the rest of the superstitious group, and she’s a capable hunter. She has also clearly learned who she doesn’t want to be after Javi’s death. Still, the tensions between the group make sense, especially if you go by the popular fan theory that the show will crown four different queens of antlers when the team is bailed out, according to the four different queens in a deck of cards. Regardless of whether or not that foreshadowing works out, the “Yellowjackets” writers have a five-season arc planned, and the girls have many more months to endure in the wilderness. Thatcher is right: Nat’s reign will surely not be a peaceful one.
Seasons 1 and 2 of “Yellowjackets” are now available on the Showtime streaming site.
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