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‘Yellowjackets’ left many open questions. Will season 2 provide answers?


This article contains spoilers for “Yellowjackets” season 1.

adolescent theater. kidnappings. Supernatural events. Cannibalism.

“Yellowjackets,” the Emmy-nominated Showtime series that is equal parts coming of age, survival and horror, returns for a second season. The show centers on a high school girls’ soccer team that is stranded in the desert after surviving a plane crash, and alternates between flashbacks and the present, showing how the survivors deal with the trauma of the event. Supernatural elements add twists to the story, blurring the line between illusion and reality.

In the later episodes of Season 1, several plot points emerge. The current Shauna (Melanie Lynskey) kills her lover, Adam (Peter Gadiot), and cleans up the mess with the help of some of the Yellowjackets and her husband, Jeff (Warren Cole). The ending also has big reveals: we learn how Jackie dies in the desert; Taissa wins her race for the New Jersey State Senate and her wife finds a hideous altar in the basement of her house; and the adult Natalie is dragged away by a mysterious group of people dressed in purple.

Viewers were left with several cliffhangers and unresolved issues, so here we reflect on six questions we hope will be answered in Season 2.

Natalie (Juliette Lewis) is taken away by a group of intruders in the season 1 finale.

(Kailey Schwerman/Showtime)

Where is Natalie and who kidnapped her?

The last time we saw Natalie (Juliette Lewis), the messiest alumnus on the soccer team, she was sitting alone on the edge of her bed, ready to squeeze the trigger of the shotgun under her chin. Then boom! The door to her motel room is kicked open by a gang of intruders, who kidnap her, adding another mystery to the “Yellow Jackets” pile. The dramatic kidnapping of Nat, which closed season 1, can be traced back to the creepy fishhook-like symbols the teens found randomly carved into trees while stranded in the wild in 1996. The emblem also appears on a medallion worn around the neck. of Nat’s current kidnappers, and under the lifeless body of his ex, Travis (Andres Soto), whom he found dead in the middle of a ritual scene. The mastermind behind it all can’t be Jackie (Ella Purnell) because she’s heading into season 2 as a frozen corpse. The natural conclusion is Lottie (Courtney Eaton), who seems to have supernatural powers that can make bears lay her life down before her. Could she be communicating with Caligula, Misty’s (Christina Ricci) bird, ordering him to kidnap and kill? — Lorraine Ali

Is someone responsible for Adam’s death?

Adam Martin was introduced in a seemingly random accident, but later raised suspicions in the whirlwind of mystery surrounding the current survivors. After a minor car accident leads Shauna to exchange information with the artist and the owner of the body shop, the pair finally begin an affair. But it isn’t long before questions about who he really is begin to surface. And after a date at her house causes Adam to hide in the closet to avoid discovery by Jeff, Shauna notices sparkles on the floor and notices her journals are missing, leading her to believe he’s the one. he has been blackmailing her and the other Yellow Jackets. Distraught over the perceived threat she poses, Shauna kills him. It leads to one of the most jaw-dropping moments of the season: Natalie, Misty and Taissa (Tawny Cypress) help hack him to pieces in a bathtub, chainsaw at the ready; something, Shauna points out, that they’ve done before. And when Adam’s disappearance makes the TV news, Shauna’s daughter Callie (Sarah Desjardins), who was aware of her mother’s affair with him, goes on the alert. Adam’s backstory has spawned a number of questions and theories, and it’s likely that his true identity and the ramifications of his death will come back to haunt women in Season 2. The story has certainly been a reminder. of what No What to do after a car accident. —Yvonne Villarreal

What happened to Shauna’s baby?

One of the most disturbing questions hanging over “Yellowjackets” season 2 is what happens to the baby Shauna is carrying in the 1996 timeline. At the moment there have been no clear indications about the fate of the baby. At the end of season 1, we know that it’s been about four or five months since the plane crash, which means that Shauna is about halfway through her pregnancy.

Assuming she can even carry the pregnancy to term, hardly a given for someone whose prenatal care consists of occasional furtive conversations with Taissa, Shauna is likely to give birth in the dead of winter. The prospects for the survival of this baby are not good. But even bleaker, in a show about teens who dabble in cannibalism and the occult while surviving 19 months in the wild, is the thought of what might happen to the baby if she dies. —Meredith Blake

A teenage girl in the desert in a torn white dress

Has teen Lottie (Courtney Eaton) turned into adult Lottie? That remains to be seen.

(Kailey Schwerman/SHOWTIME)

We’ve only seen Lottie as a teenager. Will we see her today?

So far, these are the people we know to have survived their time in the desert: Shauna, Natalie, Taissa, Misty, and Travis. The teenager Lottie, however, plays a major role throughout season 1. She has visions of her, she is possessed by the spirit of a French-speaking man and is seen wearing a crown made of deer antlers. However, we have not seen her as an adult. There are hints that she is still alive, namely from Natalie’s former Narcotics Anonymous sponsor, a banker she blackmails into finding out who emptied Travis’s bank account after her death. He leaves Natalie a voicemail asking, “Who is Lottie Matthews?” We would all like to know that, and where she is. — Maira Garcia

The series opens with someone being chased down a spiky pit of death. Who was?

Season 1 opened with a terrified girl being chased like prey through the snow, her feet bleeding as she ran from her offscreen perpetrators. Frantic and panting, she was led toward a camouflaged pit in the ground, where she fell and was impaled by spikes. After she was hung upside down and drained of her blood, the Horned Queen and her masked followers gathered around a campfire and ate freshly roasted meat. The identity of the victim (or should we call her the main course?) remains a mystery heading into season 2, but we do know that she was wearing a necklace that once belonged to Jackie (Ella Purnell) and later Shauna (Sophie Nélisse). ). Was it Van (Liv Hewson)? Mari (Alexa Barajas)? Or does it even matter at this point? With so many unanswered questions, the pit girl’s identity feels like an unsolved case right now. But if we can solve the mystery, perhaps it will unravel other unknowns, like who is the man in Jackie’s vision, is he related to the eyeless man seen by Taissa, now a state senator from New Jersey, and is he why she still it is hidden go out to eat dirt? — Lorraine Ali

A nurse smiles at a patient in a nursing home.

Christina Ricci as Misty in “Yellowjackets.” Misty is fiercely protective of her fellow survivors.

(Paul Sarkis/Showtime)

Is Misty good crazy or bad crazy?

Misty, Misty, Misty. A mystery wrapped in an enigma topped by a frizzy blonde perm and librarian glasses, Misty is one of the most intriguing and inscrutable characters on “Yellowjackets.” Is she a clumsy but mostly harmless eccentric, a manipulative psychopath, or something in between? Let’s consider the evidence. It’s clear that the football team manager-turned-nurse (played by Ricci in the present day and Samantha Hanratty in the 1996 timeline) has done some unforgivable things, most notably destroying the plane’s black box after the crash. because, as a social outcast, she enjoyed feeling needed by her teammates for once. She also has a bird named Caligula, after the famous debauched Roman emperor, and an all too keen interest in real crime.

But it’s also obvious that she’s fiercely protective of her fellow crash survivors and the secrets they carry with them from their time in the wild. When a “reporter” (who is actually a private detective hired by Taissa) begins digging into the Yellowjackets’ past, Misty does what any true friend would do: feed her drugged chocolates and hold her hostage. The jury is still officially out on Misty, but I’m a fan. —Meredith Blake

Merry C. Vega is a highly respected and accomplished news author. She began her career as a journalist, covering local news for a small-town newspaper. She quickly gained a reputation for her thorough reporting and ability to uncover the truth.

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